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
Rejecting arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that the amount was “excessive,” a state appeals court Friday upheld a jury's award of $12.36 million in punitive damages in a smoking-related death. A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Cindy Evers, whose late Read More
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. A jury on Friday awarded the man, Richard Washart, $650,000 for pain and suffering and $100,000 for Read More
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday to a man who was seriously injured after riding his bike into a pothole. In 2015, Peter Godefroy lost control of his bike after he hit the pothole and allegedly suffered "severe traumatic brain injury and Read More
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

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