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
Airbus Helicopters and Colorado-based Air Methods will pay a record-breaking $100 million to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of a man critically injured during a fiery Flight for Life helicopter crash in 2015. The amount of the settlement, bound to generate a massive amount of attention within Read More
CROZET, Va. — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it’s too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger. Drivers who regularly Read More
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The federal government has withdrawn its appeal and agreed to pay $42 million to the parents of a young Pennsylvania boy left disabled from brain injuries apparently caused by the use of forceps during his birth, the parents' lawyers and the government announced Thursday. " Read More
In October 2003, Billy Wayne Woods and his family packed into a luxury $181,000 motorhome for a fun getaway to Florida. Call it a textbook American vacation: their destination was Disney World, and with his wife, Shirley, his son and daughter-in law and two grandchildren in tow, the trip would Read More
The verdict in the lawsuit by Robert Nolte was the third to date in federal court in litigation over AndroGel, a drug approved for men whose bodies produce low or no testosterone that has become the subject of lawsuits by thousands of people. “Our trial team did an excellent job with a very Read More
A bicycle advocacy group contends Boston police should not have cleared the truck driver involved in the fatal accident of a cyclist in the Back Bay in 2015, a death that intensified the debate about bicycle safety in the city and led to the creation of a protected bikeway. The statewide coalition Read More

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