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
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. gunmaker Remington Arms Co. and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits formalized a settlement agreement this week under which the company will replace the triggers on millions of guns, including its most popular bolt-action rifles. CLICK HERE to see if your rifle Read More
  Wendy Starland has been awarded more than $7.3 million by a federal court for her role in discovering the artist who would turn into Lady Gaga. "Fusari asked me to find an artist under the age of 25 who could be the female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes," Starland recalls. "I had Read More
The family of a young boy - Tamir Rice - who was shot and killed last month at a rec center by Cleveland Police has filed a lawsuit against the department.  The 12 year-old boy was shot within two seconds of the police arriving on the scene.  Apparently, the police were advised that he may have Read More
  As the public increasingly scrutinizes deadly police shootings of black men and the alleged abuse of force, the family of a man fatally shot by deputies in Compton this summer is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.   Antoine Hunter, a 24-year-old black man, was shot and killed by deputies from the L Read More
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer are fighting calls to consolidate lawsuits over Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug that has been blamed in the bleeding deaths of 65 patients. Bayer produces the drug. J&J, which has major operations in the Philadelphia region, owns U.S. rights to the blood thinner. Read More
  A Sacramento Superior Court jury awarded a $5.6 million verdict Friday to a former Amtrak railroad engineer who sustained a beating when he was attacked on the job by a West Sacramento street gang. Amtrak lawyers said his decision to confront the gang members made him the “sole cause” of his Read More