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
This post first appeared in AccidentAttorneys.org. When it comes to car crashes, Memorial Day weekend is the deadliest weekend of the year, according to ValuePenguine, averaging 312 fatal accidents per year. That means that the number of injury accidents are much higher. If you are injured in an Read More
BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota (the automakers) today announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States. The programs offered in these agreements are intended to increase recall remedy completion rates for Takata airbag inflators, Read More
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration required Johnson & Johnson to add new warnings to its diabetes drug, Invokana, about the risk of foot and leg amputations. Final results from two clinical trials showed leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients with type 2 Read More
Orlando, FL —  A Florida State Court jury awarded $1.8 million to the widow of a Florida smoker, Valton Sheffield, who died after multiple bouts of lung cancer. Jurors also imposed a $5 million punitive verdict Frday afternoon against R.J. Reynolds for the role the tobacco company played in Mr. Read More
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on Monday that the home could enforce contracts signed by relatives of the residents that subjected all disputes Read More
Almost a third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration pose safety risks that are identified only after their approval, according to a study published Tuesday. The researchers said the study, which appeared in JAMA, shows the need for ongoing monitoring of new treatments years after Read More

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