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
A Gwinnett County jury delivered a post-apportionment award of nearly $1.9 million to the family of a woman killed when a tire failed, sending the SUV she was in tumbling on I-85. After prodding by the judge to bring a holdout juror around, the panel found tire-maker Goodyear 65 percent liable for Read More
NEW YORK –– A New York jury has awarded $4.6 million at the conclusion of an asbestos trial against valve manufacturer Jenkins Bros., sources told HarrisMartin. The New York Supreme Court for New York County reached the verdict recently after a trial over which Judge Martin Shulman presided. Read More
UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said. Rail spokeswoman Heather Redfern said none of the 42 people hurt in the crash Read More
Johnson & Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury’s verdict in favor of Read More
Critics charge the Trump Administration is asleep at the switch when it comes to railroad and highway safety. A pair of federal agencies, as part of the President’s campaign to slash regulations, scuttled a plan to require sleep apnea testing for truck drivers and train engineers. “It’s very hard Read More
A Bucks County woman contends that she bit into a Chick-fil-A sandwich last year and discovered something baked into the bun that she hadn’t ordered: a dead mouse. In a lawsuit filed in county court, Ellen Manfalouti said she found the tiny rodent baked into the chicken sandwich her coworker at Read More