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Manhattan Jury Awards Record-Setting Verdict to Former Cornell Student Nearly Killed in Car Wreck

October19
Manhattan Jury Awards Record-Setting Verdict to Former Cornell Student Nearly Killed in Car Wreck

A Manhattan jury awarded a record-setting $71 million verdict last Thursday, September 28 to a former Cornell University student who suffered life-altering injuries in a wreck caused by a fatigued driver. According to court documents, the wreck occurred in August...

Largest Pelvic Mesh Verdict to Date Awarded Against Johnson & Johnson

September29
Largest Pelvic Mesh Verdict to Date Awarded Against Johnson & Johnson

Last week, a jury in Philadelphia, PA awarded a 51-year-old woman $57.1 million in damages for complications, pain, and suffering related to pelvic mesh implants that failed to work as intended due to inherent defects with the product. The verdict...

PA Med Mal Verdict Hit 15-Year Low

June6
PA Med Mal Verdicts Hit 15-Year Low

Medical malpractice jury verdicts have hit a 15-year low in the state of Pennsylvania since the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts began reporting figures in 2000. Last year, there were 101 medical malpractice cases tried in state courts, reflecting a...

Insurers Seek Millions of Dollars from Victim of Dodger Stadium Beating

April21

The term “subrogation” refers to the legal right that allows insurance companies to recover funds paid on behalf of an injured person. This might seem like an abstract legal concept, but it’s a tangible problem for accident victims insured under...

Medicare Gives D.C. Hospitals Mid-to-Low Ratings

April19
Medicare Gives D.C. Hospitals Mid-to-Low Ratings

After Medicare released its star rating system for hospitals, most facilities in the Washington D.C. area received mediocre scores. In fact, patient-quality ratings across the nation were low, with only 251 hospitals in the United States getting five out of...

NY Birth Injury Cases Reveal Possible Trend of Preventing Common Brachial Plexus Defense

January22
Birth_Injuries

An article recently published in the New York Law Journal – Precluding Med Mal ‘Maternal Forces’ Defense – is shedding light on an emerging trend in birth injury cases. According to the article, several recent birth injury cases involving brachial...

$50 Million Verdict Awarded in Wrongful Birth Lawsuit

December17
Wilson

Earlier this month, a jury in King County, Washington award $50 million to a couple whose son was born with severe mental and physical disabilities – an unprecedented jury verdict for this type of case. The case itself was also...

Los Angeles Man Awarded $58 Million After Being Severely Beaten

July12

A 43-year-old house painter from Los Angeles was recently awarded nearly $58 million dollars in compensation after a beating from a security guard left him severely brain damaged and deformed. In April 2010, Antonio Lopez Chaj was involved in an...

Changes to Maryland’s Personal Injury Law Slow to Come

July11

In a pivotal ruling in Maryland on Tuesday, the Court of Appeals ruled that the issue of contributory negligence should be addressed by the General Assembly, rather than the court that created the doctrine. The decision came during Coleman v....

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