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Boston Scientific Settles 3,000 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits for $119 million

Boston Scientific, announced a major settlement covering 3,000 women injured by its vaginal mesh and bladder sling products. The settlement includes $119 million to settle claims from nearly 3,000 women who say they were injured by the company’s vaginal mesh products for urinary incontinence and Read More

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Indiana woman awarded $14.4 million after botched obesity surgery

Kathryn Parker, 52, of Michigan City, has been awarded $14.4 million because of malpractice in obseity surgery.She is joined by attorney Kenneth J. Allen during a press conference Thursday. A Michigan City, Indiana, woman was awarded more than $14 million by a federal jury, which ruled that two Read More

Georgia Jury Awards $4.3M in Death of Premature Baby

A jury in Macon, Georgia, awarded $4.3 million for the death of a baby born 23 weeks into his mother's pregnancy. The parents alleged their doctors failed to take steps to stop the early delivery. The April 21 verdict found two obstetricians, Dr. Henry Davis and Dr. Kerry Holliman, each 50 percent Read More

Black & Decker to Pay $1.6M for Lawnmower Defects

BALTIMORE -- Black & Decker has agreed to pay almost $1.6 million to settle allegations that it failed to report safety problems with cordless electric lawnmowers. The Department of Justice and Consumer Product Safety Commission claimed that the company violated reporting requirements of the Read More

Family of Missouri man killed in train crash awarded $19 million

A Stoddard County, Missouri jury has awarded $19 million to the family of a Steel, Mo. man who was killed in a train crash. Scott Spence, 53, a well-known Bootheel area businessman, died after his Chevrolet Silverado pickup was hit by a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train at an Read More

Baltimore Jury awards $9.3 million in lead-paint poisoning case

A Baltimore jury has awarded $9.3 million to a man who says he was poisoned by lead-based paint at his former rowhouse. Terrance Smith Jr., 22, lived in a home in Baltimore from birth until he was six years old. In tests between 1993 and 1995, his blood-lead level was 10, twice the CDC's Read More

Colgate-Palmolive Hit with $13 Million Mesothelioma Verdict in California

LOS ANGELES -- A 73-year-old woman who contracted mesothelioma after using asbestos-containing talcum powder has recovered a $13 million jury verdict against New York-based Colgate-Palmolive Company. The verdict was handed down April 28 by a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court following only two Read More

Palm Springs pays $700K in chokehold death lawsuit

The City of Palm Springs will pay a $700,000 settlement to the family of a drug-frenzied man who died after being roughly apprehended by city police two and a half years ago. Joshua Sznaider, 27, died on Oct. 8, 2012, six days after he was tackled, tased, pinned, choked and handcuffed as he fought Read More

Woman Ejected from Seat on O'Hare Airport Express Van Recovers $1.3M Settlement

A South Carolina woman who fell during a shuttle van ride from O’Hare International Airport to a downtown Chicago hotel settled her personal injury lawsuit last week for $1.3 million in Cook County Circuit Court. Eloise Witherspoon, 63, boarded a Go Airport Express shuttle van along with three co- Read More

$3.5 Verdict Upheld Against School District for Driver’s Ed. Crash

The family of a 15-year old central Idaho boy who died in a car crash during his driver’s education class in the Blaine County School District has received a $3.5 million damages verdict, which was recently upheld by the Idaho Supreme Court. Blaine County School District had appealed the family’s Read More

Georgia jury awards $4.3 million to parents after baby’s death

A Bibb County, Georgia, jury has awarded a couple more than $4 million in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the woman’s baby. In 2009, Katherine B. Dean and her husband, Lester Harold Dean IV, filed a lawsuit contending that defendants in the case had failed to provide proper and timely medical Read More

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