Injury Law News

  • School district settles claim for boy’s death for $475,000
    Parlier Unified School District has reached a civil settlement in the death of a 9-year-old student that will make it safer for students headed to school on foggy days, a lawyer said Friday. Fresno attorney Nicholas “Butch” Wagner said Parlier Unified has agreed to pay $475,000 to the family of
  • Adoption Agency Hit With $11M Verdict in Child Abuse Lawsuit
    An adoption agency that sent a 5-year-old girl to live with a couple who subjected her to sexual and physical abuse in their foster home has been hit with an $11 million verdict by a Philadelphia jury. The award was handed down in favor of S.S., now 22 years old, who sued Bethanna Inc. and foster
  • Court Orders J&J to Pay $247 Million in Defective Hip Implant Case
    ohnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $247 million to half a dozen patients who claimed the company hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips, its third big-dollar loss over the products. Officials of the company’s DePuy unit, which makes the hips, knew the devices were defective but failed to
  • Plaintiffs Lawyers Questioning Tactics of J&J's Counsel
    Plaintiffs lawyers representing plaintiffs in three separate cases against Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries have alleged over the past six weeks that attorneys for the health care products company have engaged in improper contact with witnesses in the cases. The most high-profile accusation was
The National Transportation Safety Board finished its investigation into Tesla's fatal Autopilot crash, and it says the company deserves at least part of the blame.  In May 2016, a semitrailer turned in front of a Tesla car that had its autonomous capability engaged. The car ran into the bottom of Read More
A Philadelphia jury on Thursday ordered a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to pay $57.1 million in damages to a Pennsylvania woman who was left chronically incontinent and in constant pain after receiving defective pelvic mesh implants. Ella Ebaugh, 51, of York County, received two implants of Read More
The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody in 2015, the agency confirmed Tuesday. The department issued a statement Tuesday evening that after “an Read More
The last dinner Wendy Dolin had with her husband, Stewart, he was so agitated that he was jiggling his leg under the table and could barely sit still. He had recently started a new antidepressant but still felt very anxious. “I don’t get it, Wen,” he said. The next day, Mr. Dolin, a 57-year-old Read More
A federal judge in Baltimore has allowed a $1 billion lawsuit to move forward against the Johns Hopkins University and others involved in a 1940s government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis and other venereal diseases. The lawsuit, filed on behalf on 842 victims and Read More
A fatal accident this week involving a Jeep SUV has revived criticism from safety advocates that a federally sanctioned recall plan to keep the vehicle’s fuel tank from igniting in rear-end crashes didn’t go far enough to protect motorists. Vicki Hill, 58, of Elyria, Ohio, died early Monday morning Read More

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