Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
June 21, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Twenty-seven-year-old Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, died this week in an accident involving his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to the coroner’s report, Yelchin's death resulted from blunt force asphyxia after his Jeep rolled backwards, pinning him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence in his driveway.Read [ Anton Yelchin Killed by Jeep Grand Cherokee Under Recall ]
June 21, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Bristol, VA: Patsy contracted a MRSA infection after knee replacement surgery and has undergone a number of revision surgeries since. She blames the Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming blanket for causing the infection.Read [ Knee Replacement Patient with Infection Blames Bair Hugger ]
June 19, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: With the process that will eventually see IVC filter bellwether trials rolling out either late 2017 or 2018, it is instructive to look back at a three-year-old report published in JAMA that sheds a revealing light on the IVC filter controversy.Read [ Retrievable IVC Filters Not Meant to Be Permanent ]
June 14, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Frisco, TX: Although there are a number of lawyers who have had suicide as a wrongful death suit, there is no one who focuses their entire practice on wrongful death by suicide like veteran Texas attorney, Skip Simpson.Read [ Suicide as a Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice Suit ]
June 12, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Salt Lake City, UT: In what could be baffling to many people, a US Senate Committee has issued a report indicating that there are still vehicles being sold on the market with Takata airbags that are subject to a massive recall. As carmakers recall certain vehicles due to reportedly defective airbags, some cars are coming out with the recalled safety devices, potentially putting more consumers at risk of serious airbag injuries.Read [ Are More People at Risk for Airbag Injuries? ]
June 11, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
An Ohio man who was wrongfully arrested, beaten by cops, and locked in a closet for four days was recently awarded $22 million by a jury for his ordeal.Read [ Ohio Man Who Was Beaten by Drunk Cop and Locked in Closet Recovers $22M ]
June 10, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
El litigante veterano Howard Nations y su firma basada en Houston, Texas, están a la vanguardia de los litigios contra los fabricantes de un dispositivo médico conocido como filtro de vena cava inferior o filtro VCI. Destinado a prevenir los accidentes cerebrovasculares o edemas pulmonares en pacientes con riesgo de trombosis venosa profunda. Estos dispositivos recuperables se han hecho conocidos por fallar y provocar lesiones o incluso la muerte.Read [ Filtros de Vena Cava Inferior: Objetos de Litigio ]
June 9, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: While most Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can control their condition with medication, those with more serious and debilitating forms of diabetes require constant monitoring, together with regular infusions of insulin to not only keep their blood glucose at appropriate levels, but to also keep them alive. Such functions, in recent years, have increasingly fallen within the purview of medical devices designed to monitor and infuse as needed, silently and automatically. However, the presence of a Medtronic lawsuit - two, in fact - suggests underlying problems that allegedly are costing people their lives.Read [ Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump: “MaxiRisk” ]
June 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It remains somewhat of a curiosity that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a containment device for powered equipment used in Laparoscopic Uterine surgery, equipment that the FDA has previously warned against using amidst the possibility that undetected cancerous cells could be spread throughout the abdomen.Read [ FDA Solidly on the Fence over Laparoscopic Uterine Surgery ]
June 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The curious about-face by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its position on an allegedly flawed endoscope cleaning machine has roots in a back-and-forth relationship between the federal regulator and Custom Ultrasonics Inc. (Custom) dating back to 1991. The history between the two parties, together with recent links to hospital infections, is of interest to anyone bringing an Endoscope lawsuit.Read [ The Curious FDA Reversal over Allegedly Flawed Endoscope Washers ]