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March 22, 2017

Court Affirms $10.3 Million Jury Verdict in Case of Malfunctioning Elevator

A New Jersey court has affirmed a $10.3 million jury verdict in the case of a man injured when the elevator he was in malfunctioned and fell two stories. Richard Tufaro was working as a master carpenter at Morristown, NJ’s Headquarters Plaza when the elevator malfunctioned. As a result of falling two stories in the

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March 22, 2017

Lawsuits Filed Against Manufacturer of Hypertension Drug

Patients have continued filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of a blood pressure medication after suffering sprue-like enteropathy and other serious side effects. Benicar, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), is known generically as olmesartan and is manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. Patients suffering from sprue-like enteropathy allegedly caused by the medication have experienced chronic diarrhea, weight

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March 22, 2017

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Construction Site Accident

A lawsuit has been filed after a 2015 accident that left three construction workers in North Carolina dead after the collapse of a scaffolding unit. The wrongful death lawsuit names a number of defendants, including Associated Scaffolding Company Inc., Choate Construction Company, and several others, some of which have already been fined by the North

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March 22, 2017

More Xarelto Lawsuits Filed in New Year

Since the start of the new year, more than 400 additional lawsuits relating to the medication Xarelto have been filed. The lawsuits allege that patients weren’t warned of the increased risk of bleeding associated with the medication. Next generation anticoagulants like Xarelto have been marketed as easier to use than traditional anticoagulants because, unlike the

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March 22, 2017

Complaints Filed Against Manufacturer of Men’s Hair Product Due to Severe Reactions

Since 2012, more than 400 complaints have been filed with Consumer Affairs against the manufacturer of “Just For Men”, the popular hair and beard dye product that helps men eliminate grey hair. The complaints allege that an ingredient in the product called p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) caused severe skin burns and other allergic reactions in users. In

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March 22, 2017

$830 Million Settlement Reached in Vioxx Marketing Suit

In litigation brought against pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck, the company has been ordered to pay $830 million to investors for securities fraud violations relating to the illegal marketing of the painkiller Vioxx. Although the company denies wrongdoing, investors claimed that Merck tried to hide the increased risk of cardiovascular issues faced by patients taking the drug,

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March 22, 2017

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Johnson & Johnson Verdict

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturer Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a judgment ruled against the company ordering it to pay $140 million after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that its Children’s Motrin product caused a deadly skin condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis. Johnson & Johnson claimed

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March 22, 2017

Jury Awards $24 Million in Wrongful Death of Newlywed Couple

The jury has reached a verdict in the 2012 wrongful death of a newlywed couple killed while honeymooning at Fort Lauderdale, FL’s Riverside Hotel. The jury awarded more than $24 million after finding the Riverside 15 percent responsible for the couple’s death. Michael and Alanna DeMella, who were expecting a child, were struck when a

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March 22, 2017

Fifth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Ruling Favoring Asbestos Victim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier ruling from an Administrative Law Judge to award payment for medical expenses for a Louisiana man diagnosed with asbestosis. Ferdinand Fabre worked for Ramsay Scarlett for 22 years changing the brakes and clutches on machinery and claimed he was exposed to asbestos during this time. Asbestos

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March 22, 2017

West Virginia Shooting Results In Wrongful Death Suit

The estate of a woman who was shot to death by a Monongalia County sheriff’s deputy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed this week in the Monongalia County Circuit Court by Gregory S. Farmerie, the estate administrator, against the sheriff’s office and several others. The deceased, Christie Cathers, was shot last

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March 22, 2017

Restaurant Sued For Wrongful Death

California restaurant Redd is being sued for the wrongful death of a San Diego man. Larry Sacknoff, ate scallops at Redd in July 2013 with a few friends. Both Larry and his friends suffered from diarrhea, which they attributed to the scallops. Although his two friends eventually felt better, Larry did not. He died in

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March 22, 2017

Ikea Named In Toddler Death Lawsuit

The parents of 2-year old Camden Ellis have filed a wrongful death suit against Ikea after their toddler was killed by a falling dresser. The lawsuit alleges that Ikea sold the dresser despite knowing that it was unstable. It also accuses Ikea of designing and selling dressers that fail to meet the furniture industry’s minimum

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