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
BETHLEHEM — Medical device maker B. Braun Medical Inc. faces a new lawsuit alleging it sold a defective implantable blood clot filter that failed and caused a North Carolina man's death. The suit filed Friday in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., claims B. Braun and subsidiary Aesculap Implant Read More
The New York Cases Injury Blog reported: On July 1, 2013, the car Theresa Lamphron-Read was driving on Chili Avenue in Rochester was struck head on by a car whose driver had lost control and crossed into her lane. police reportIn Ms. Lamphron-Read’s ensuing lawsuit against the other driver and Read More
A Dallas jury awarded $8.8 million to the family of a former Bell Helicopter employee who died from mesothelioma tied to workplace asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson was routinely exposed to asbestos during his 38 years as a mechanical engineer at Bell’s plant in Hurst, according to the suit. Dickson Read More
For Peggy Dickie, the end came when she tried to cross a street during rush hour in Northwest Washington. For Betty Lou Vest, it was just before 8 p.m. near an intersection in Clarksburg, Md. For Irma Taracena, it was on a poorly lit road around 9:40 in Falls Church, Va. All three pedestrians were Read More
verdicts in the U.S. over product defect claims. This year may be no better. The company is facing at least 17 trials in state and federal courts in the U.S. over hip implants, talcum powder, pelvic mesh, an anti-psychotic drug and a blood thinner. And beyond these trials, there are tens of Read More
March 27 (UPI) -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found paid medical malpractice claims for physicians in the United States declined during the past two decades. The study analyzed trends using the National Practitioner Data Bank, or NPDB, a centralized database of paid malpractice Read More

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