Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
December 28, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ More Plane Crash Lawsuits and Settlements Announced ]
Dubuque, IA: A settlement has been announced in a lawsuit filed by two student passengers against their flight instructor after a 2004 plane crash. The plaintiffs alleged the pilot knowingly flew in icy conditions. The plane crashed after the pilot tried to land to remove ice on the plane.
December 27, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Ormond Beach, FL: When Kelly R. went to her local Dollar Tree to purchase a candleholder she had no idea what was in store for her. All she wanted was a candleholder to disperse scented oil around her house. Unfortunately, she wound up with first-, second-, and third-degree burn injuries on the left side of her face.Read [ Burn Injury: "It Was Excruciating Pain" ]
December 21, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Burn Injuries Involve Many Legal Rights ]
Phoenix, AZ When people think of burn injuries, they typically think of the traditional injuries that occur during house or building fires. However, there are many different ways that burns can occur. And while the laws concerning burn injuries might seem straightforward—whoever caused the burn injury is responsible for the damages—the laws can actually be quite complex and involve many different rights.
December 16, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Yamaha Rhino Rollover Accident: Leg Seriously Injured ]
Montgomery, AL People who have been injured in Yamaha Rhino ATV rollovers can tell you that they have experienced extreme pain after the accidents. Many have required multiple surgeries to fix the damage done to their bodies and some have even had limbs amputated because the injuries were so severe.
December 10, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Truck Accident Victim's Widow Sues for Safer Roads ]
New Portland, ME The trouble with car truck accidents is that when a semi tangles with a car or a van, you know which is going to lose. Jerome F. Daly's widow lost her husband just a little over two years ago, in November of 2005, after a tractor-trailer loaded with lime flipped over onto its side and slammed into the van driven by the 45-year-old Kingfield resident.
December 2, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ $27 Million Awarded after Burn Injury ]
Fresno, CA A man who was burned over 65 percent of his body was awarded more than $27 million by an eight-person jury. The plaintiff suffered burn injuries during an industrial accident at a biomass power plant. As a result, he had to go through 27 surgeries and spent more than eight months in the hospital.
November 26, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Burn Injury Victims Can File Lawsuits ]
Buffalo, NY A burn injury is an incredibly painful, usually accidental injury that can dramatically alter a person's life. In many cases, the event which caused the burn injury was the result of actions on the part of someone other than the victim. If those actions were negligent or otherwise unlawful, the injured person can file a lawsuit. If the injured party died as a result of his burn injuries, then the family of the deceased can file their own lawsuit.
November 26, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Stand 'n Seal: Trust No One, But Yourself ]
Denville, NJ: It's too bad when a civilized population, peace-loving and living within the confines of the law, can no longer depend on government statutes and entities designed to shield them from harm and adopt almost militant tactics in an effort to protect their health and well-being from someone else's greed. But that's what happened in the Stand 'n Seal grout sealer case, when a seemingly innocuous aerosol can wreaked havoc on the lives of dozens of people.
November 7, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Plane Crashes: Good News and Bad News ]
San Antonio, TX: Although airplanes are considered one of the safest methods of transportation, especially for long-distance travel, there are still risks associated with the air travel. The good news is that planes are checked and double-checked for safety before they are cleared for take-off and there are many rules that regulate air travel, helping to keep it safe. Unfortunately, accidents still happen. Sometimes they are caused by mechanical failure, other times they are the result of human error. No matter what the cause, the consequences of a plane crash are devastating.
November 7, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ When Asbestos is Disturbed, so are Human Lives ]
Auburn, NY A group of 16 workers from Cayuga County filed suit against their employer over allegations of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. The suit alleges that day-to-day operations were allowed to continue in the Board of Elections Building while a boiler was being replaced in the basement, in February of last year.
- Plane Crashes: Reasons for Increase By Jane Mundy (Nov-1-07)
- Mesothelioma from Asbestos: The Cost in Human Terms By Gordon Gibb (Oct-25-07)
- Laser Printers linked to Respiratory and Heart Problems By Jane Mundy (Oct-25-07)
- Stand 'n Seal: Hazardous Chemicals Used Haphazardly By Jane Mundy (Oct-23-07)
- Asbestos Exposure only Known Link to Pleural Mesothelioma By Gordon Gibb (Oct-23-07)
- Plane Crash Lawsuits Require Many Complex Decisions By Heidi Turner (Oct-14-07)
- Lawsuits Filed After Plane Crashes By Heidi Turner (Oct-8-07)
- Plane Crash: It Could Happen to You By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-07)
- Plane Crash: Incidents Rising, Passengers should know their Rights By Gordon Gibb (Oct-5-07)
- Recently Resolved Mesothelioma Cases By Tony G (Sep-22-07)
- Diseases Associated with Asbestos By Tony G (Sep-12-07)
- Snus: Big Tobacco's "Smokeless" Drug is Linked to Mouth Cancer By Anne Borden (Aug-22-07)
- Mattel Sued to Require Lead Testing for all Children Exposed to Recalled Chinese-Made Toys (Aug-20-07)
- Studies Link Obesity and Birth Defects: Connection to Diet Pills Explored By Anne Borden (Aug-15-07)
- Kirtland & Packard LLP Partner Michael L. Kelly Named Among Top 500 Plaintiffs' Attorneys in America by Lawdragon (Aug-7-07)
- Malignant Mesothelioma: Asbestos Exposure the only Known Cause to Deadly Disease By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-07)
- People Exposed to Asbestos at Risk for Mesothelioma By Heidi Turner (Jul-12-07)
- Largest Verdict for Fraud ever rendered for Deception related to E-Z-GO Golf Cars (Jul-5-07)
- Intergel Scandal: A "Dangerous Precedent" at FDA? By Anne Borden (Jun-24-07)
- "A Walking Time Bomb": One Victim's Story By Anne Borden (Jun-23-07)
- AMO Recall Not Soon Enough By Jane Mundy (Jun-22-07)
- New Congressional Hearings on "Deadly, Devastating" Effects of Asbestos By Anne Borden (Jun-15-07)
- Truck Accidents: It's Bound to Get Worse By Gordon Gibb (Jun-12-07)
- Remembering a Hero: Asbestos Activist Les Skramstad By Anne Borden (Jun-12-07)
- Fire Accidents Can Happen to You By Gordon Gibb (Jun-10-07)
- Worker's Compensation: Benefits Vary by State By Gordon Gibb (Jun-8-07)
- Panacryl Sutures: My Worst Nightmare By Jane Mundy (Jun-6-07)
- Asbestos Video highlights plight of U.S. Capitol Tunnel Workers By Anne Borden (Jun-5-07)
- AMO Lens Solution Recall: Stock Drops, Outbreak Still a Mystery By Gordon Gibb (May-30-07)
- Asbestos Found in 21 University Buildings at Cal State By Anne Borden (May-23-07)
- Increased Risks for Motorcyclists: Are Auto Drivers to Blame? By Anne Borden (May-22-07)
- Slip-and-fall case: Negligence costs store owners more than $12.2 million By Brenda Frohloff (May-17-07)
- Medical Malpractice: Fear has its Price By Gordon Gibb (May-14-07)
- Railroad Injuries: What to Do When Life Goes Off the Rails By Gordon Gibb (May-14-07)
- Asbestos Lawsuits keep Rolling On By Nate Hendley (May-14-07)
- World Health Organization wants Benzene Out By Heidi Turner (May-6-07)
- Asbestos: It may be Lurking inside of You By Gordon Gibb (May-2-07)
- Appeals Court Vindicates Victims' Choice -- Decides Southwest Airlines Chicago Midway Crash Should Be Heard in State Court (May-1-07)
- American Airlines Demands Gynecological Records of Victim's Teenage Daughter (May-1-07)
- Judge Approves Final Terms of Improved National Pediatric Paxil Class Action Settlement - Consumers Get a Better Deal (Apr-27-07)