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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February 13, 2015

Six People Injured in Siskiyou County Car Accident

A 1997 Honda Accord with six people in it crashed on State Route 96 near Happy Camp on Sunday, February 8, 2015, the Siskiyou Daily news reported. According to a news report, the vehicle was traveling westbound near the China Point River when the 19-year-old driver, a Happy Camp resident, allowed the vehicle to...
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February 5, 2015

Judge Rejects Pfizer’s Motion to Throw Out Lipitor Lawsuits

In February 2014, more than a thousand cases alleging Lipitor caused Type 2 diabetes were consolidated in the US district Court for the District of South Carolina. As of last month, according to court documents, there are more than 1,600 pending cases. Recently, Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor, attempted to  to throw out 10...
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February 5, 2015

Jury Awards $11 Million in Toyota Camry Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

A jury in Minneapolis has awarded $11.4 million to the plaintiffs of a lawsuit involved in a 2006 crash involving “unintended acceleration”, the phenomenon when a gas pedal gets stuck and causes the vehicle to suddenly accelerate. The crash involved a 1996 Toyota Camry that rear-ended an Oldsmobile after exiting a highway. The driver...
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February 3, 2015

Propecia Bellwether Trials Set for October 2016

While the pattern baldness drug Propecia has generated about $400 a year for Merck, a growing number of men have suffered serious side effects, including genital shrinkage and sexual dysfunction that continued after treatment stopped. According to the latest multidistrict litigation statistics report published in November 2014, 742 Propecia lawsuits have been consolidated before...
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January 29, 2015

Understanding Auto Product Liability Litigation

Automotive defects are more common than most people realize. With more and more auto manufacturers recalling their vehicles because of defective parts, the skilled and knowledgeable auto product liability attorneys at Estey Bomberger are here for you, should the unimaginable happen. It is the responsibility of all auto manufacturers, designers and retailers to provide...
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January 29, 2015

Androgel Litigation Update: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Plaintiffs Growing In Number

January 2015 Update: More than 620 men have filed testosterone lawsuits against the makers of Androgel, Axiron, and other testosterone gels. The lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of Illinois (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2545 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
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January 26, 2015

New Mexico Jury Awards $165 Million to Fedex Crash Victims' Family

A Santa Fe, New Mexico Jury awarded a record $165 Million verdict on Friday to the family of  a woman who was struck by a FedEx big-rig truck.  Mariali Venegas, 22, of  El Paso, Texas woman was tragically killed on June 22, 2011. Venegas' 4-year-old daughter also was killed, along with FedEx driver Elizabeth...
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January 22, 2015

Brain Injuries In the Spotlight Again as Former WWE Wrestlers File Lawsuit

Yesterday, CNN reported that Evan Singleton and Vito LoGrasso, two former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers, have filed a lawsuit against their former employer, asserting the organization knowingly subjected them to the dangers of potential brain damage from concussions and repeated blows to the head.  The suit was filed January 16th, and seeks damages to...
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