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A San Diego court recently awarded $7.5 million in punitive damages to a woman who suffered frostbite to her knee from use of a cold-therapy medical device. The lawsuit was based on product defects associated with the medical...more
An August 7, 2012 decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned three judgments totaling almost $12 million in damages previously awarded against New Jersey drug manufacturer Hoffman–La Roche, Inc. for injuries...more
Katerina Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, Inc., et al.
Court of Appeal, Second District (May 18, 2012)
In Wylson v. Rittl (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 361, the court held that a non-party medical doctor cannot be found...more
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that Georgia's modified comparative fault scheme is to be applied even in cases in which the plaintiff bears no fault....more
The Arkansas Supreme Court put the state’s legislature in its place with its decision in a recent medical malpractice case. On Jan 19, the state’s highest court struck down provisions of the controversial 2003 Civil Justice...more
This is part two of a three-part series. The first part appeared yesterday on the Lawyers.com Blog.
Washington, D.C., may seem far away, but a tort reform bill under consideration by Congress will affect you if you are...more
Part one of a three-part series.
There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups that...more
These news items are straight from the courtroom.
• Motrin drug makers hit with $48.2 million verdict for bad labeling. California jurors delivered a $48.2 million verdict against the makers of Motrin, an...more
The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing earlier this week on "Can We Sue Our Way to Prosperity?: Litigation's Effect on America's Global Competitiveness." Speakers included a public...more
Peter J. Gregory has joined McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C. as an associate attorney in the litigation group where he represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters including personal injury law,...more
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