Injury Law News

  • New Mexico cap on medical malpractice claims unconstitutional
    A state court has struck down a New Mexico law that limits the amount of money a plaintiff can receive in a civil medical malpractice lawsuit to $600,000 in damages. Judge Victor Lopez of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Albuquerque ruled that the Legislature exceeded its constitutional authority
  • Trial Begins in David Copperfield Slip and Fall Case
    The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court Friday, the first day of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims he slipped, fell and was injured after he was randomly selected from the audience to
  • Officials: Exploded Southwest Jet Engine Had Metal Weakness Signs
    Southwest Airlines Co. is stepping up inspections on its jet fleet after investigators said they discovered evidence of metal fatigue on an engine that exploded Tuesday, sending shrapnel into the plane and killing a passenger seated near a window. The woman was partly sucked out of the plane
  • Colorado Work Zone Fatalities Skyrocket in 2017
    A recent report says work zone fatalities in Colorado have skyrocketed. The Gazette reports a study by the Colorado Department of Transportation says the 2017 death toll in work zones was 15, compared with seven in 2016 and 2015 and eight in 2014. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation
A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching a deal. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland Read More
Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury ( Read More
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury has awarded a Washington Township man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 55-year-old Anthony Degliomini was among 811 bicyclists who Read More
Yet another article that shows America isn’t making progress on pedestrian safety, with people on foot accounting for a steadily rising share of overall traffic fatalities. In 2017, for the second year running, nearly 6,000 people were struck and killed while walking in the U.S., according to a new Read More
A jury awarded $53.7 million to two Southland brothers who were severely injured following a head-on collision with a big-rig on state route 14 in 2014. The Los Angeles Superior Court panel returned the verdict Wednesday on behalf of Matthew and Michael Lennig and against Hector Contreras, a driver Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A judge awarded nearly $15 million in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a one-time mortuary worker who was threatened with being cremated alive for revealing fraud, his attorneys said Thursday. The judgment in favor of Barry Taul, made under a federal law that rewards people who Read More

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