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
Mass Tort Nexus reports: One month before the start its first bellwether trial in Testosterone MDL 2545, in an Illinois courtroom, related to drug side effects, Eli Lilly& Co., announced it has reached a global settlement in all cases filed against it in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Read More
His patients called him Dr. Akoda. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Prince George’s Hospital Center, women trusted him to care for them in some of their most vulnerable moments. He gave them their annual checkups, treated their ailments and delivered their babies. But their faith in the doctor Read More
Representatives of sex abuse victims and their survivors are suing a bankrupt Roman Catholic diocese in Montana in an effort to ensure more than $70 million in assets are available for those abused by church officials. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings entered bankruptcy protection in March as Read More
This post is reprinted from John Hochfelder's New York Injury Cases Blog. On February 21, 2011, Juan Quijano was crossing 32nd Street at Sixth Avenue in Manhattan when he was struck and knocked to the ground by a taxi whose driver was making a left turn. In the ensuing lawsuit, a Kings County jury Read More
A jury has awarded $2.9 million to a moped driver who was badly injured when he struck a low-hanging telecommunications wire in Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports a Washtenaw County jury last week reached the verdict saying Kevin Michaels and his wife, Debra, should get the money. AT&T was Read More
When an Amtrak train derailed yesterday near Tacoma, Washington, killing at least three and injuring dozens, none other than Donald Trump jumped right in with a tweet about his long-rumored infrastructure plan. It was ironic, to say the least, considering the GOP tax bill is expected to punish Read More

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