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
Chicagoans who have winced at the flash of red light cameras while driving through intersections or spit invective upon finding familiar Revenue Department envelopes in their mailboxes might be in line for a bit of payback from the much-loathed automated camera ticket program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Read More
LOS ANGELES, CA — A jury Friday ordered Nissan North America to collectively pay more than $24 million to three people stemming from the deaths of a mother and two of her children in a Hollywood traffic crash in 2012. The Los Angeles Superior Court panel concluded the deaths were caused by Read More
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator. Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Banking Committee writing legislation to Read More
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Representative Robert Latta, a Read More
The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed during filming of a movie in Georgia in 2014, won a significant legal victory Monday when a court awarded the family $11.2 million in damages. Jones, 27, was fatally struck by a train that crashed into a crew filming a scene on a Read More
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said in his prepared remarks for a speech to Read More

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