Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
July 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: A Georgia woman who suffered a heart attack and a debilitating brain injury mere days following the birth of her child was awarded, earlier this year nearly $46 million in damages. The Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit named two doctors and an Atlanta health care facility as defendants, whom a jury in Georgia state court in February found negligent.Read [ Georgia Woman Stricken Following Childbirth Awarded Nearly $46 Million ]
July 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A June 2017 Supreme Court ruling may hurt Missouri lawsuit claims alleging that Johnson & Johnson's talcum products caused ovarian cancer in women who used Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for personal hygiene.Read [ Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims ]
July 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Paris, FR: While Essure lawsuits are being filed in France, Canada and the US on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the permanent birth control device (and at least one death in France), gynecologists say a “small minority of women” are requesting removal. But what constitutes a small minority?Read [ Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal ]
July 12, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Yet another Takata air bag recall is in the works. Announced this week, the recall involves 2.7 million air bag inflators made between 2005 and 2012 and installed in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles sold in the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) website, as of January 19, 2017, some 42,000,000 vehicles are affected by Takata airbag recalls.Read [ Takata Recalls Another 2.7M Air Bag Inflators ]
July 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: On the day that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is holding a status update and discussion on the Risperdal lawsuit file, (July 11, 2017) it’s instructive to look rearwards a year and a week to July 1, 2016 when a $70 million verdict was delivered by a Pennsylvania state court jury favoring the plaintiff in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit.Read [ One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000 ]
July 10, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A mesothelioma victim who alleges her asbestos disease was caused by exposure to her late husband’s work clothes has seen her asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit revived after it was originally lost to a summary judgement ruling in favor of the defendant.Read [ Mesothelioma Lawsuit Revived in California ]
July 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
:Washington, DC: Dr. Amy Reed, a physician and mother of six had surgery for uterine fibroids with a power morcelletor one year before the FDA first warned about the risk of power morcellators spreading cancer. Dr. Reed died from cancer in May—she was 44 years old.Read [ Power Morcellation Cancer Warning One Year Too Late for Doctor ]
July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: Monsanto has been trying very hard to keep the primary ingredient in Monsanto Roundup off a list of cancer-causing chemicals maintained by the state of California. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate, the key ingredient to its popular weed killer, is perfectly safe and does not cause cancer, a fact disputed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. However, Monsanto Roundup causes cancer will indeed, migrate to a list maintained by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment after the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling.Read [ Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List ]
July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleedout in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant. While this may prove disappointing to litigants alleging the anticoagulant is unsafe, there are still two more bellwether trials to roll out later this year, with some 15,000 cases in the federal multidistrict litigation pipeline housed in New Orleans. Additional cases are percolating at the state level in Philadelphia.Read [ Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third ]
July 7, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A new study suggests that some popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are associated with a higher risk of death.Read [ New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death ]