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Delivery Truck Accidents: Understanding the Rush and the Risk

Accidents involving delivery trucks – including United Parcel Service (UPS) trucks, FedEx trucks and other delivery service vehicles – frequently result in catastrophic injury or death to innocent motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. These accidents may be caused by driver negligence, lack of training, negligent maintenance of a truck, and a number of
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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