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 $5 million settlement has been reached in the death of a man who surveillance video and records show was repeatedly denied medical care after becoming violently ill inside a county jail, according to court records obtained by The Associated Press. The settlement marks at least the seventh multi- Read More
On February 6, 2011, Dorothy Jones tripped and fell in the vestibule of the Harkness Pavilion at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. As a result, Ms. Jones, then 84 years old, was in extreme pain, could not move her right (dominant) arm and had to be lifted up off the floor by ambulance Read More
(MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA) Plaintiffs have asked U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade, Northern District of Texas, who’s hearing thousands of hip implant lawsuits in the DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip MDL 2244, to remand their cases to the original court of filing for individual trial dates. Read More
Airbus Helicopters and Colorado-based Air Methods will pay a record-breaking $100 million to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of a man critically injured during a fiery Flight for Life helicopter crash in 2015. The amount of the settlement, bound to generate a massive amount of attention within Read More
CROZET, Va. — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it’s too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger. Drivers who regularly Read More
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The federal government has withdrawn its appeal and agreed to pay $42 million to the parents of a young Pennsylvania boy left disabled from brain injuries apparently caused by the use of forceps during his birth, the parents' lawyers and the government announced Thursday. " Read More

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