Injury Law News

  • J&J loses one baby powder cancer case and wins another
    Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay at least $25 million to a woman who said she contracted a rare asbestos-related cancer through decades of daily use of its baby powder or its other talc product, Shower to Shower. The New York verdict for plaintiff Donna Olson, 66, and her husband against
  • Pelvic Mesh Plaintiff Secures $80M Verdict Against J&J
    A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $80 million to a woman who claimed a pelvic mesh device developed by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary eroded and caused injury. The verdict, which came down Friday afternoon in front of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Anders, totaled $80.
  • Alabama jury awarded $30 Million to murder victim forced to wait hours in emergency room
    A Tuscaloosa County jury has awarded what could be a record $30 million verdict to the family of a murder victim who waited hours to see a surgeon at DCH Regional Medical Center. The family of homicide victim Johnny Sledge won the medical malpractice suit against DCH Healthcare Authority and other
  • Kansas Supreme Court: Bars Can’t Be Sued by Drunken Driving Victims
    Kansas is one of just a handful of states that doesn’t allow a person injured by a drunk driver to sue the retailer who furnished the alcohol. On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld that 34-year-old rule, saying it was up to the Legislature to change it. On March 10, 2015, Jeff Kudlacik was
More than 50 women have filed suit against Salesforce, an online customer management relationship provider, alleging that the company’s data tools helped facilitate sex trafficking on the now-defunct website Backpage. The women, known only as Jane Does, are accusing the company of facilitating sex Read More
A federal jury in San Francisco has awarded more than $80 million to a 70-year-old California man after determining last week that his exposure to Monsanto's widely-used weed killer Roundup was a significant factor in the development of his cancer. The verdict announced Wednesday concludes the Read More
A Cook County jury has awarded nearly $5.1 million to the family of an African-American man fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer nearly five years ago on the West Side. The lawsuit largely hinged on whether Gary Smith, 37, was carrying a gun when he was shot by Officer Arkadiusz Pachnik, Read More
Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay $270 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general, who accused the OxyContin maker of aggressively marketing the opioid painkiller and fueling a drug epidemic that left thousands dead in the state, sources familiar with the case tell Read More
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits over their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday showed. The amount will be shared equally between the two companies that jointly developed the drug. Bayer and J Read More
A San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on Tuesday that Roundup caused a man's cancer — a potentially massive blow to the company that produces the glyphosate-based herbicide currently facing hundreds of similar lawsuits. After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer Read More

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