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 court ruling Monday in Massachusetts will expose details about one of America's richest families and their connection to the nation's opioid crisis. The Sacklers and members of their company Purdue Pharma have been named in a lawsuit that accuses them of profiting from the opioid crisis by Read More
Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, looked at county-specific federal data and found that the more opioid- Read More
The number of pedestrians killed by cars spiked last year in the city of San Diego. Thirty four people died in 2018 after being hit by a vehicle, up from 17 victims the previous year, according to statistics provided by the San Diego Police Department. The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor Read More
The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family’s garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of 17- Read More
Butte County filed suit against PG&E on Tuesday, alleging that the company's failure to respond to extreme weather conditions in the hours before November's Camp Fire played a central role in sparking the catastrophe. The Nov. 8 fire killed 86 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes in and Read More
The mandatory arbitration agreement is one tactic large companies use to limit their liability and control an employee or customer’s access to the court system. A mandatory arbitration agreement requires the signing parties – which can be a consumer or an employee, though this post will focus on Read More

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