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
On Tuesday, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal district court in San Francisco against Uber for misrepresenting its $1.00 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX rides as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders. The class action suit comes after the Read More
A Listeria outbreak linked to the consumption of tainted caramel apples has caused sickness and death in at least nine states. The family of Shirlee Frey filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California against the Happy Apple Company. This article includes more detailed information about the caramel Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal grand jury decided the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will have to pay out nearly $2 million to a teacher it fired for violating the morals clause of her contract, by using artificial means to get pregnant. The jury found the diocese violated the Civil Rights Act as a Read More
The Federal Highway Administration opened an Internet portal this week allowing the public to report accidents tied to a guardrail system, which has been linked by lawsuits to at least eight deaths.  The manufacturer, Trinity Industries Inc., already admitted to changing the ET-Plus in 2005 and not Read More
A Cleveland, Ohio, jury awarded more than $42 total million in damages to Joshua Rojas and Kiara Torres, who each suffered extensive brain trauma following a car 2010 accident. Rojas received $34.6 million in damages and Ms. Torres was awarded $7.8 million. The jury award is believed to be one of Read More
State officials are alerting Minnesotans to the recall of certain dog treats for potential health risk to pets and humans. Barkworthies of Richmond, Virginia, is recalling select lots of its Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they may be contaminated ...   Read the source article at Read More

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