Injury Law News

  • Nursing Home Bankruptcy - Too many lawsuits or negligent care?
    A trail of blood and brains led nursing home staff in Houston to a room where a mentally ill resident had beaten his two roommates to death. A 45-year-old man who had been missing for hours at his Kentucky nursing home was found dead in a stairwell, his wheelchair on top of his chest. And residents
  • Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police
    A jury returned a verdict Friday of more than $37 million against Baltimore County, Maryland, in a civil lawsuit brought by the family and estate of a woman killed in an armed standoff with county police, according to the attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines. Gaines, 23, was shot and killed in
  • Illinois Court Slashes Jury Award by $15M in Medical Malpractice Case
    An Illinois jury’s medical malpractice award has been slashed by $15 million because the injured woman died the day before the 2015 trial verdict. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports Illinois’ 1st District Appellate Court reduced the award from $22 million to $7 million. Among the reasons cited
  • Jury Awards Paralyzed Kansas Accident Victim $38.5M
    A woman paralyzed from the chest down in a 2014 southeast Kansas crash has won a $38.5 million verdict. The Joplin Globe reports that Cherokee County jurors returned the verdict after a five-day trial. Kara Hansen was just 16 and behind the wheel of a 1966 Ford Mustang when she was struck from
MONTREAL -- Victims of the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que., have reached a major financial settlement with the railway that was at the heart of the deadly tragedy. A train derailed on July 9, 2013 causing explosions of railway cars carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.Victims of the Read More
A unanimous Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict of more than $12 million against former Tennessee Titans football player Adam “Pacman” Jones for a melee in a Las Vegas strip club in 2007 that led to the shootings of two security officers. The court also upheld a lower court decision Read More
Eighteen months into a recall of Jeeps with exploding gas tanks, drivers of the affected models are still dying and more than 1 million of the vehicles remain unfixed. A top safety regulator has called the slow pace of repairs “woeful” and demanded that executives do more to reach owners of the Read More
The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a decision that Hyundai Motor America award a Pulaski County family $14 million after a teenager was injured in a 2010 wreck. Zachary “Gage” Duncan was in a coma for a week after he wrecked his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon on Belspring Road in Pulaski County. Duncan Read More
In another controversial case where a black man was killed, allegedly as a result of a choke-hold by police, the suspect’s family has been awarded $8 million.  A Long Beach, CA, civil jury awarded the money to the family of Darren Burley, a 29 year-old man whom Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Read More
A New Jersey appeals has upheld a jury’s award of $2.4 million to a man who was injured in a 2010 accident when his parked car was struck by a city-owned truck. A three-judge appeals court panel threw out the city’s request for a new trial on the grounds that the award was 'grossly excessive.'  Read More

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