Injury Law News

  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Taking antidepressants during pregnancy can increase the risk of psychiatric disorders in children, according to a study put out by the National Center for Register-based Research at Aarhus University in Denmark. The study included 905,383 children born between 1998 and 2012, all of which were
  • Five deaths reported due to gastric balloon devices
    The FDA has warned health care providers about deaths related to intragastric balloon systems developed by both Apollo Endo-Surgery and ReShape Medical. The devices - used to treat obesity – are inserted into the stomach through the mouth and are then filled with saline until they expand, leaving
  • Don’t Trust Media Blaming Pedestrians for Getting Struck
    When a driver struck a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk outside her Philadelphia-area high school last week, the local media pounced. Headlines highlighted police accounts that said the victim, Kelly Williams, was using FaceTime on her phone at the time of the crash. Here’s how the local CBS
  • Bayer to end non-US sales of Essure
    The pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday that it would end non-US sales of Essure, a sterilisation implant that in news reports has been linked to major side effects. "This decision is being taken for commercial reasons," the German group said. The withdrawal extended a decision taken in May
The family of a Missouri teen, Donald Tipton Jr., who was killed when he was struck by a speeding car while standing in front of his home, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car and three other men. The complaint alleges that the four defendants were intoxicated and Read More
Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci denied post-trial motions effectively upholding the jury's combined verdict totaling $124.6 million including $100 million in punitive damages for wrongful death.  The case involved the killing of Ellen Gregory Robb.  Rafael Robb, admitted killing his wife as she sat at Read More
Five people are dead and 28 people have been sickened in a multi-state outbreak of Listeriosis that the CDC has traced back to prepackaged carmel apples.  The CDC recommends that American consumers do not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as Read More
NEW YORK - A federal court jury found Charles H. Greenthal Management and 800 Grand Concourse Owners, Inc. in violation of state and federal law. Defendants discriminated against Richard A. Fields due to his disability and retaliated against him when he engaged in protected conduct. Fields Read More
Many a kid (and parent) who has seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a lightsaber thinks lasers are cool.   What they may not know is this: When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye Read More
A construction worker who was injured on the job has been awarded $62 million — the largest lawsuit verdict for a single plaintiff in New York state history. The Queens Supreme Court jury unanimously ruled to dole out the money — $20 million for past pain and suffering, $42 million for future pain Read More

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