Injury Law Blog

  • What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?
    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a convenient and responsible means of disposing of unused prescription drugs in a safe environment. The event provides an opportunity for Americans to participate in the prevention of drug addiction and overdose. RX Take Back Day is a coordinated effort
  • Weed-Control Alternatives: Could Electricity Be The New Weed Killer?
    Pests have long plagued those who work in agriculture. From the locust in The Bible to the weeds of today building up a resistance to Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, unchecked agricultural pests have long been a threat to our food supply. There have been several incarnations of the best
  • The 411 on Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer A hernia is a painful medical condition can be debilitating, and while some people may suffer with a hernia for weeks, months, or years others must have surgery right away to correct their hernia—especially if it’s a large hernia. According to WebMD, a hernia occurs “
  • 3M's Defective Earplugs Changed The Lives of Central Texas Veterans
    Central Texas veterans Sergeant Gilberto Figueroa and Staff Sergeant Charles Partain have joined thousands of veterans nationwide in suing Minnesota-based tech company 3M. Both Figueroa and Partain say that the company’s defective earplugs are responsible for hearing damage they endured while
  • In Indiana, some motorcycle owners are angry they have been singled out to pay an extra $10 registration fee to help fund new efforts to research spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. This fee is estimated to generate approximately $1.6 million Read More
  • The re-trial of a wrongful death suit against Ford Motor Company has been delayed for more than five months after the judge who threw out the original $15 million verdict removed herself from the case. U.S. Chief District Judge Claire Eagen granted Read More
  • A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has ruled that a federal law giving the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the exclusive right to determine if a drug’s label or package insert has adequate health risk information does not bar state lawsuits Read More
  • Memory loss is one of the most common cognitive side effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even in mild TBI, memory loss is still very common. The more severe the victim’s memory loss after the TBI, the more significant the brain damage will be Read More
  • The mother and grandmother of a 15-year-old boy who intentionally flew a stolen plane into a Bank of America building in Tampa four months after the 9/11 attacks have dropped their $70 million lawsuit against the drug manufacturer Hoffmann-LaRoche, Read More
  • With the United States still reeling from the tainted pet food recall in March 2007 due to contaminated food imported from China, another product made there is causing serious injuries and deaths: defective tires. Almost 500,000 (possibly many more Read More
  • A Boston man, who lost the use of his arms and legs after being hit by a car while he was crossing a street two years ago, has been awarded over $16 million. The verdict was one of the largest awards by a jury for a personal injury case in Read More
  • A jury has awarded $3.7 million to a woman permanently injured in a brutal dog attack finding that the Delray Beach, Florida city officials were not only at fault but were more culpable than the dog’s owner. The jury assigned 60% of the blame to the Read More
  • Though fireworks are exciting and fun to watch, they can also be very dangerous, especially in the hands of untrained users or children. In 2005, approximately 10,800 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries, and 60% of Read More
  • An Indiana bar has been ordered to pay a settlement of $704,649 to a motorcyclist who is totally disabled as a result of a crash caused by a drunk driver who had been a patron at the establishment the night of the wreck. The bar ordered to pay is Read More
  • Thousands of Cincinnati residents are eligible to receive a settlement check if they were evacuated or harmed by the styrene leak on the east side in 2005. Styrene, also known as vinyl benzene, is an organic compound that evaporates easily and has a Read More
  • In mid-June 2007, a Florida woman who lost a child in an accidental shooting in 2000 was one of three people who won a settlement against a gun manufacturer. Linda Bullard’s 15-year-old son, Billy, died in their Macon, Florida home in 2000. Mrs. Read More
  • Three trials and over ten years later, a California man who suffered severe brain injuries when his seatbelt failed in a car accident, was awarded an astonishing $32.5 million; Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Corporation were found negligent for Read More
  • More lawsuits have recently been filed against the Canadian company B.C. Ferries over the March 22, 2006 sinking of the Queen of the North. The ship ran aground and then sank off the northern coast of British Columbia last year, and two passengers, Read More
  • Robert Taylor, who lost his right leg in a firearm accident four years ago, was awarded $600,000 in damages against gun manufacturer Freedom Arms Inc. following a three-week jury trial. The jury unanimously found that there was a defect in the Read More