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
A $215 million class action settlement agreement between the University of Southern California and several law firms representing dozens of women who allege they were sexually abused by Dr. George Tyndall was filed in federal court Tuesday. USC had been under fire for doing nothing despite Read More
There is little else as important as the safety, health, and wellbeing of our children. In an effort to protect our children, every state in the country has a statute that outlines who is required to make a report when they suspect or become aware that child abuse or neglect has taken place—they Read More
The parents of a Penn State student who died after "writhing and deteriorating" in front of fraternity members who had forced him to consume massive amounts of booze have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, naming 28 frat members who hazed their son. Tim Piazza, 19, whose death in February of Read More
A Lancaster woman was awarded $41 million, including $25 million in punitive damages, by a Philadelphia jury for injuries she suffered from a vaginal mesh device designed and marketed by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, her attorney announced Thursday. The verdict was the sixth multi-million Read More
Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants. Attorneys general of 46 U.S. states announced the settlement agreement in statements on Tuesday. They Read More
Cynthia Brown had been taking the drug valsartan for about two years when she learned last August that it had been recalled over fears of potential carcinogen contamination. Brown, a writer and patient advocate living near Cincinnati, had been prescribed valsartan to control shortness of breath Read More

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