Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
January 7, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA:With three federal bellwether cases having gone to the defendant and a fourth in state court favoring the plaintiff, the judge heading up the 18,500 consolidated cases in federal court has signaled he is looking for guidance from the various parties involved, with oral arguments on the docket for the end of the month following a status report. The Xarelto Lawsuit MDL is under the guidance and management of US District Judge Eldon Fallon in US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.Read [ Xarelto Bellwether Score is 3-1 for the Defendants: MDL to Map out Strategy ]
January 6, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Trenton, NJ: Four years and eight months after 20-year-old Toniquea Rivers collapsed at her parents’ home, a landmark verdict in a Trenton, New Jersey lawsuit found emergency medical technicians (EMTs) failed to ensure the new mother was properly intubated while she was being moved to a waiting ambulance and transported to a local hospital.Read [ Multi-Million Landmark Verdict Holds EMTs to Account ]
January 4, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Jefferson City, MO:A St. Louis Circuit Judge in 2016 ruled that an Essure lawsuit filed by 92 women against Bayer could proceed in Missouri, but now that may not be the case. All the plaintiffs claimed they suffered injuries after having the permanent birth control device implanted, and they contended that Bayer is subject to jurisdiction in this state because it does business, generates revenue and conducts marketing for Essure in Missouri.Read [ Court Rules in Favor of Essure Contraceptive Device Maker ]
January 2, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Detroit, MI Ford and Mazda have announced that they will recall hundreds of thousands of 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks made by Ford. The second round of airbag recalls affects vehicles that were previously recalled in 2015 and 2016 for a temporary replacement of faulty airbag inflator mechanism. Takata airbags have been linked to 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries. In 2017 years of lawsuits forced Takata into bankruptcy.Read [ Second Airbag Recall for Ford and Mazda Trucks ]
January 1, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH:Across the U.S., city and county newspapers looking back on 2017 say the top news story was the opioid crisis. And opioid litigation already looks like it will dominate legal news in 2018.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018 ]
December 31, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: Once the procedural wrangling is over, the argument that patients were hurt because drug manufacturers, AstraZeneca and Bristol-Meyers Squibb, failed to warn them of the dangers of Onglyza side effects will be at the heart of the Onglyza lawsuits.Read [ ‘Failure to Warn’ at Heart of Onglyza Lawsuits ]
December 30, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON. Nickey followed her doctor’s orders, and the Mirena manufacturer’s orders: five years after the IUD was implanted, she made an appointment to have it removed. But it wasn’t that easy. Next month will be the fourth, and she hopes final, attempt to have all of the birth control device removed from her uterus.Read [ “I want this Mirena IUD out, over and done with.” ]
December 29, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL: The pain started right after Sandra had a Smith & Nephew knee replacement. “It never functioned properly and I never did get back a full range of motion like I was told,” says Sandra. “I had this metal-on-metal knee implant because my knee was bone-on-bone. This knee implant was supposed to make me better, not worse.”Read [ Knee Replacement Recipient is “Done with Surgeries” ]
December 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Muscogee County, GA: In what is believed to be one of the largest awards to a patient for a Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit in the State, a brain-damaged plaintiff goes home with a total of $26 million after a Superior Court jury found St. Francis Hospital Inc. (St. Francis) 100 percent liable for the post-surgery injuries sustained by patient Sandra Williams.Read [ $26 Million Georgia Medical Malpractice Award One of the Largest in the State ]
December 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Alameda County, CA: An asbestos lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died from asbestos mesothelioma concluded last week on December 11 with a decision worth a combined $22.17 million favoring the plaintiff. The award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages against co-defendants Imerys Talc America Inc. and Vanderbilt Minerals LLC.Read [ Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict for the Plaintiff worth $22.17 Million ]
- Alaskan Health Insurer Sues Abbott / St. Jude over Defective ICD Batteries By Gordon Gibb (Dec-24-17)
- DePuy Hip’s Million Dollar Surgeons “Taking Share of Business” By Jane Mundy (Dec-24-17)
- Invokana Amputation Lawsuits Cite Consumer Advertising By Anne Wallace (Dec-22-17)
- $27.8 Million Xarelto Plaintiff Verdict Could be Tossed Out By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-17)
- Some Heart Patients with St. Jude Battery are Ticked Off By Jane Mundy (Dec-19-17)
- Two Arguments to Watch in Physiomesh Bellwether Trials By Anne Wallace (Dec-18-17)
- Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs By Jane Mundy (Dec-18-17)
- Cook Celect Filters Approved Through FDA Shortcut Protocol By Gordon Gibb (Dec-16-17)
- The Sad Pathway to Airbag Injury By Gordon Gibb (Dec-15-17)
- Not Too Late for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-14-17)
- The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year By Brenda Craig (Dec-12-17)
- Monsanto v. Scientists over Glyphosate as a Probable Carcinogen By Gordon Gibb (Dec-11-17)
- City of Philadelphia Moves to Settle Hundreds of Police Misconduct Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Dec-9-17)
- LTD Denial: Understanding "Own Occupation" vs "Any Occupation" By Gordon Gibb (Dec-6-17)
- Exploding Airbags Cause Chemical Burns By Anne Wallace (Dec-6-17)
- “Physicians tell us they are working on how best to remove Essure,” says member of Essure Support Group By Jane Mundy (Dec-5-17)
- $28M Xarelto Verdict Against J&J and Bayer By Lucy Campbell (Dec-5-17)
- Handy Guidance for Colorado Workers’ Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Dec-1-17)
- Are PPIs Especially Dangerous for Women? By Anne Wallace (Dec-1-17)
- Asbestos Mesothelioma Victim Was a Sitting Judge in Texas By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-17)
- Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial By Anne Wallace (Nov-28-17)
- Takata Given Room to Breathe Over Defective Airbags for Now By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-17)
- Risperdal Defense Verdict Overturned Due to “Erroneous Evidentiary Rulings” By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-17)
- Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’ By Gordon Gibb (Nov-26-17)
- The Odds Are Stacking Up Against Burn Pit Victims By Gordon Gibb (Nov-26-17)
- More Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits after Slow-Developing Infections By Jane Mundy (Nov-26-17)
- Florida Premises Liability Case Comes Down to Rule of Law By Gordon Gibb (Nov-25-17)
- Study Suggests IVC Filter Use is on the Decline, But Problems Remain By Gordon Gibb (Nov-25-17)
- Consumer Advocate Blames both Manufacturer and FDA for Dragging their Heels By Gordon Gibb (Nov-23-17)
- Toddler Loses Leg and all her Fingers in Pressure Cooker Explosion By Anne Wallace (Nov-22-17)
- Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup By Gordon Gibb (Nov-21-17)
- Men Allege Propecia Sexual Dysfunction, but what About Women and Propecia Side Effects? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-21-17)
- DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Can Result in Physical, Emotional and Financial Pain By Jane Mundy (Nov-21-17)
- Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in New Jersey By Anne Wallace (Nov-20-17)
- Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged By Gordon Gibb (Nov-20-17)
- Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures By Brenda Craig (Nov-19-17)
- Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned By Gordon Gibb (Nov-18-17)
- Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-18-17)
- Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway By Gordon Gibb (Nov-17-17)
- Georgia Widow Sues Hospital for Bedsores By Brenda Craig (Nov-17-17)