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
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and an Imerys SA unit must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products, a New Jersey state court jury said on Wednesday. The decision brings the total Read More
Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ride-hailing company is asking a San Francisco state judge to throw the case out on the grounds it should Read More
When a Tesla Inc. Model X slammed into a concrete highway barrier in California last month, the vehicle’s computers contained a wealth of information about the moments leading to the fatal accident. The problem for U.S. accident investigators is that the information wasn’t easily accessible. The Read More
A Phoenix, Arizona jury today found that C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of IVC blood filters should pay $3.6 million to plaintiff Sherri Booker who was 37 years old when a Bard G2 blood filter was implanted. Her blood filter which was intended to prevent blood clots broke apart and metal fragments had Read More
Uber Technologies has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed earlier this month in Tempe, Ariz., after one of the company's self-driving test vehicles struck her as she was crossing a street. Member station KJZZ in Tempe reports that an attorney for the victim's family, Christina Read More
With the 2018 growing season gearing up, eyes on wide swaths of the nation's farmland are sure to look out for continued damage from dicamba – divisive weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of soybeans and other plants over the last couple years. But much attention will also be on a Read More