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
Big pharma is facing a major test in a small courthouse 20 miles south of here: the first trial at which a jury could decide whether drug companies bear responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis. Thousands of cities, counties, Native American tribes and others have filed lawsuits up and down Read More
Due to quickly dwindling federal money for victims of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the special master overseeing the government fund to compensate victims of the attacks announced last week that future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50% because the fund is Read More
A Texas jury has awarded $37.6 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn, 27, brought a case against the automaker over its seat belt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda Odyssey she was riding in was struck broadside by a Read More
Gary Suydam was struck by two cars and paralyzed on Jan. 27, 2017, as he rode his bike home from work. This month, a jury awarded him more than $52 million in a judgment against a driver and the temp-work company that employed her. The verdict is the largest personal injury judgment in a decades- Read More
(CNN)After a year without any significant gun legislation passed by Congress since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, Democrats introduced a bill banning high-capacity gun magazines Tuesday, as the one-year anniversary of the massacre nears. The Democratic legislation, Read More
CHICAGO — For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of at least 40,000 roadway deaths, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday by the National Safety Council. In response to the NSC’s preliminary figures, Securing America’s Future Read More

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