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
According to the New York Injury Cases Blog, on July 30, 2011 Anita Castro was seated on a patio having lunch after golfing at a club in Saratoga when a busboy decided to move another table and in the process of lifting it a table leg struck her in the head and face. Dazed and in pain, Ms. Castro, Read More
TRAVERSE CITY — Gary Leonard doesn’t remember the explosion after he struck a lighter inside a food truck parked at a Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food & Music Festival. Flames engulfed Leonard and burned about 47 percent of his body on June 8, 2013. His injuries required a weeks-long medically- Read More
Lansing – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is demanding more answers and information from McLaren Flint, expressing concern the hospital or a consultant may have destroyed internal water system testing samples related to an initial regional outbreak of deadly Legionnaires’ Read More
A few years ago, I sat in on some bi-partisan focus groups run by a well-known polling firm. The topic had to do with people’s views about litigation. One exchange really stuck in my head. The moderator asked the group if they thought limiting people’s ability to sue corporations that harm or cheat Read More
(NEWSER) – As a special education class splashed in a swimming pool at a high school in Chicago, the lifeguard who was supposed to be on duty was using a computer in a nearby office, according to a lawsuit. That's just one reason Yolanda Juarez believes her 14-year-old son drowned. In a wrongful Read More
WASHINGTON – When hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch begin later this month, questions will likely center on hot-button issues like women’s reproductive rights, travel bans, immigrant deportations and state voter identification laws. But one of the most strongly expressed opinions Read More

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