Injury Law News

  • 76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic
    America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S.
  • Bayer Called ‘Reprehensible’ on Roundup as Judge Cuts Award 69 Percent
    Even as Bayer AG got a jury verdict slashed to $25.3 million from $80.3 million in a California case alleging exposure to its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, the judge who made the cut found the company’s behavior “reprehensible.” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Monday
  • J&J vows to defend itself in talc, opioid lawsuits
    Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging that the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. The iconic health-care company faces more than 14,000 lawsuits over its talc-based baby powder, as
  • Dangerous Drug Lawsuit: Truvada
    Truvada, marketed by the manufacturer Gilead, is the most popular and oft-prescribed TDF drug designed to treat and prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). A combination of the chemicals emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF),
Nashville mother Megan Fox didn’t know her hoverboard might explode, but Amazon did. Now, a federal appellate court says the nation’s largest online retailer may well have to shell out damages for a fire that trapped Fox’s children, forced them to leap from a second-story window and destroyed the Read More
A tragic accident and a faulty rhinestone dog collar are at the center of a court drama that could have far-reaching effects on how products are sold online. In 2015, Heather Oberdorf took her dog for a walk outside her Pennsylvania home, attaching a retractable leash to a collar she bought from Read More
The judge in the nation’s first federal trial of a lawsuit by a cancer victim who used Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer said Tuesday he intends to reduce the jury’s $80 million damage award, but would not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the company’s “reprehensible” conduct. Read More
A New York jury granted nearly $60 million in civil damages to a high school student who was severely burned in a 2014 class chemistry experiment. The award is the culmination of a years-long lawsuit by the family of Alonzo Yanes, who was a student at New York's Beacon High School at the time of Read More
Fox, meet henhouse. Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that he had ordered the NYPD to crackdown on reckless drivers and cars parked in bike lanes is being ridiculed for one key reason: NYPD officers routinely drive recklessly in their personal cars and often park in bike lanes. A Streetsblog Read More
A judge backed a push by U.S. cities and counties suing opioid makers such as Purdue Pharma LP and Johnson & Johnson to negotiate a settlement as a group but put off until August a final decision on the request. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, overseeing more than 1,900 lawsuits by U.S. Read More

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