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
A Texas jury awarded $43.5 million to a Lytle woman injured in 2015 after her vehicle was rear-ended by an SUV driven by an employee of an oil field services company using a hands free cellphone immediately before the accident. Tuesday’s jury verdict against JC Fodale Energy Services, a now-defunct Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
A few years ago, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was worried about a friend’s son who served two tours in Iraq. After being injured overseas, he became dependent on prescription painkillers and eventually developed a heroin addiction.  But then, his friend's son got into law school and showed Read More

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