Injury Law News

  • Patient awarded $140,000 when plastic surgeon posts video of her on Facebook
    SMITH COUNTY - A Smith County jury found a Tyler plastic surgeon negligent in a Facebook posting case and awarded a patient $140,000. Dr. James R. Motlagh was found to have posted a video to Facebook showing his patient in the operating room under general anesthesia prior to surgery. According to
  • Plaintiff in Salvation Army Case Awarded Record $95.6M in Arbitration
    More than three months after the Salvation Army building collapse civil case settled for a record $227 million, an arbitrator has allocated $95.6 million of that amount to plaintiff Mariya Plekan, a Ukrainian immigrant who had been shopping when the building collapsed. According to a press release
  • One dead, three injured in Anadarko oil tank explosion
    One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld County. Workers were doing maintenance on an Anadarko oil tank battery when the fire sparked at about 3:15 p.m. on a site near Colorado 66 and Colorado Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s office. Black smoke streamed into
  • Talcum powder lawsuits find a home in St. Louis — for now
    ST. LOUIS • Four verdicts totaling more than $300 million against consumer giant Johnson & Johnson in the last 15 months over claims its baby powder causes ovarian cancer have come from St. Louis juries. The largest yet was May 4 when jurors awarded $110.5 million to a 62-year-old ovarian
For decades in the N.F.L., the operative term for the situation was that someone “got dinged.” It was a cute, almost harmless-sounding description of what was often a concussion or a worrying subconcussive blow to the head. But with the N.F.L. agreeing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to Read More
A federal jury in California has awarded plaintiff James L. Compton $890,100 in an excessive force case against defendants County of Riverside Sheriff's Deptartment and Deputy Sheriff Leonardo Perez.  As prevailing party, Compton will seek to recover fees and costs in an amount well over $500,000 Read More
The Dallas hospital that treated the only Ebola patient who died in the US will pay an undisclosed sum to  his relatives, the family's attorney said Wednesday. The agreement heads off a lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Read More
Consumer Watchdog, a California consumer advocacy organization, has joined the plaintiffs in Hughes v. Pham in asking that the California Supreme Court review the constitutionality of the state's arbitrary 39-year-old damages cap of $250,000 in medical malpractice cases. Even though a jury awarded Read More
A federal court has temporarily shut down two massive telemarketing operations that conned tens of thousands of consumers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services. At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, the Read More
A Florida federal jury returned a $26.7 million verdict on Nov. 13 to four women who say they were injured by a defective pelvic mesh implant made by Boston Scientific Corp. It ruled that the company was negligent in manufacturing the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit in a way that was unreasonably Read More

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