June 3, 2015

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how long it will take to see results. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we have years of experience bringing personal injury lawsuits to trial. But we also work hard to achieve settlements that fairly compensate our clients for their injuries. This...
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May 4, 2015

Understanding Natural Gas Explosion Liability

Natural gas is an extremely important fuel source, but also highly flammable, because it is composed mostly of methane and other flammable hydrocarbons. Natural gas explosions are deadly events that can destroy homes and forever change lives and families. At Estey Bomberger, our personal injury attorneys have advocated the unique needs of gas explosion...
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April 16, 2015

Motorcyclist Killed in I-80 Crash in Richmond

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – The Richmond Standard reported motorcyclist was very tragically killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by at least one vehicle in a multi-vehicle collision involving a SUV and a big-rig. The collision was reported at 2:55 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Richmond east of Central Avenue. The...
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April 14, 2015

Virginia Beach Family Files $50 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Home Health Agency

The family of a 35-year-old man who died in a mobile home fire has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the home health care agency they hired to care for him, alleging they could have prevented his death. The victim, Josh Smith, has had cerebral palsy since birth, and required 24/7 care in order...
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April 13, 2015

Propecia Hair Loss Drug Linked to Depression and Suicide

Last month, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co in California federal court, alleging the hair loss drug Propecia was responsible for the 2013 suicide of John Pfaff, a 40-year-old Encinitas man. According to the suit, Merck knew about the risks of depression and suicide associated with Propecia since...
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April 7, 2015

Jury Awards $40 Million to Injured Airport Worker

SEATTLE – A jury in King County, WA, has awarded $40 million to Brandon Afoa of Puyallup, who was paralyzed in 2007 when his spine was crushed in an industrial accident. Afoa lost the use of his legs and right arm when the brakes and steering failed on the industrial tug he was operating...
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April 6, 2015

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Proposes $2.2 Billion Settlement for Actos Diabetes Lawsuits

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan’s largest drugmaker, has offered more than $2.2 billion to settle more than 8,000 pending lawsuits involving its diabetes drug Actos, which has been linked to thousands of cases of bladder cancer. It would be one of the largest U.S. settlements of lawsuits targeting drugs or medical devices, according to Bloomberg....
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April 2, 2015

Walmart Reaches $10 Million Settlement With Family of New Jersey Turnpike Crash Victim

Walmart has agreed to pay out a $10 million settlement to the children of James McNair, the comedian who died in the June 2014 New Jersey Turnpike crash that also seriously injured Tracy Morgan and two other people. McNair and Morgan were returning from a comedy show in Delaware when they were struck by...
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March 10, 2015

Kern County Jury Awards $5.7 Million Vaginal Mesh Verdict

A jury in Bakersfield, CA returned a $5.7 million verdict last week in favor of a Tehachapi women who sued Johnson & Johnson, and subsidiary Ethicon, Inc., after the TVT Abbrevo mesh device she had surgically implanted in her body began to erode. Reuters reported the jury reached the verdict for plaintiff Coleen Perry...
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February 24, 2015

Jury Awards $3 Million to College Student Injured in New Jersey Trucking Accident

A jury in New Jersey has awarded a college student $3 million for injuries she sustained in a multi-vehicle car accident in January 2011. According to a news report on NJ.com, Chanttel Ortiz was 19-years-old in 2011 when she was one of three people in a vehicle that collided with two tractor-trailers on Routes...
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