Injury Law News

  • Pedestrians killed by cars in San Diego surge in 2018
    The number of pedestrians killed by cars spiked last year in the city of San Diego. Thirty four people died in 2018 after being hit by a vehicle, up from 17 victims the previous year, according to statistics provided by the San Diego Police Department. The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor
  • Kansas Mother Settles Wrongful Death Police Shooting Suit for $2.3M
    The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family’s garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of 17-
  • California county sues PG&E for Camp Fire damage
    Butte County filed suit against PG&E on Tuesday, alleging that the company's failure to respond to extreme weather conditions in the hours before November's Camp Fire played a central role in sparking the catastrophe. The Nov. 8 fire killed 86 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes in and
  • Kentucky Supreme Court: Employers Can’t Condition Employment on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
    The mandatory arbitration agreement is one tactic large companies use to limit their liability and control an employee or customer’s access to the court system. A mandatory arbitration agreement requires the signing parties – which can be a consumer or an employee, though this post will focus on
ST. LOUIS — Dozens of people are recovering from brain injuries, fractured skulls and broken bones and it's not the result of a deadly attack. We're talking about scooter injuries programs rolled out in St. Louis. Three Washington University professors and one associate professor sent a letter to Read More
So far, there have been at least six recalls of model 106 generators used to power Cyberonics vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) therapy systems. The VNS therapy systems are implanted devices used to treat seizures and epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 10,000 Read More
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury on Wednesday delivered a $4.5 million verdict against the Defender Association of Philadelphia, a foster-care agency, and two foster parents in Lancaster County for abuse suffered by a twin brother and sister from Philadelphia. The siblings, now 8 years old, Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The sign says it all. It reads, "A 57-year-old person walking died after getting hit here." Here is the corner of Ellis and Jones Street. Similar signs have been going up all week around San Francisco. "We are putting up signs around the city to honor people killed in 2018," Read More
LOS ANGELES — Victims of the Camp fire in Northern California filed a class action lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric Company alleging the utility is responsible for sparking the deadly blaze that killed at least 77 people and destroyed more than 11,000 homes. The lawsuit, filed Friday in a Read More
A Hartford jury has awarded $1.851 million to a painter who suffered severe lead-paint poisoning after working on a house he was told was lead-free. To date, with interest, the award is about $2.2 million. The Nov. 8 jury award in Hartford Superior Court followed a contentious seven-day trial, Read More