Feds to pay $42M to parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The federal government has withdrawn its appeal and agreed to pay $42 million to the parents of a young Pennsylvania boy left disabled from brain injuries apparently caused by the use of forceps during his birth, the parents' lawyers and the government announced Thursday. "The government recognized that their issues on [...]

By | 2018-03-07T23:18:24+00:00 March 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

$100 million settlement for man critically injured in fiery Frisco, Colo., helicopter crash

Airbus Helicopters and Colorado-based Air Methods will pay a record-breaking $100 million to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of a man critically injured during a fiery Flight for Life helicopter crash in 2015. The amount of the settlement, bound to generate a massive amount of attention within the nation’s aviation community, was announced Thursday, [...]

By | 2018-03-07T23:17:14+00:00 March 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Drowsy Driving: Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2018) – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash [...]

By | 2018-03-07T00:57:07+00:00 March 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Weight Loss Gimmicks

Gimmicks, FTC warns By Teresa McUsic, Special to the Star-Telegram THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVES Last July, the Federal Trade Commission announced three enforcement actions against direct marketers of weight-loss products with false advertising claims. January is the month for dieting, but don't be tempted to try one of those get-thin-quick solutions. The Federal Trade Commission [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00 July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Big Awards Distorted View

Coverage of Big Awards for Plaintiffs Helps Distort View of Legal System In most such cases, the verdicts are either later rejected or the amounts are severely lowered. By Myron Levin, Times Staff Writer When a jury sticks it to a huge corporation, it's always big news. A crushing verdict of $4.9 billion against General [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00 July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

$3.6 Million Jury Verdict

Jury awards $3.6M to woman hurt on ride THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAVENNA - A jury has awarded $3.6 million to a Wisconsin woman who was hurt while riding a roller coaster at a northeast Ohio amusement park. Terry Wang, 44, of the Milwaukee area got a fractured skull and broken nose in July 2000 when [...]

By | 2016-07-27T15:52:55+00:00 July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

$4.85 Million Verdict

Jury holds former apartment owners liable in sexual assault case By CAREN M. PENLANDSPECIAL TO THE STAR-TELEGRAM ARLINGTON -- A Tarrant County jury has sent a strong message to North Texas apartment owners: Hiring criminals who may endanger residents will cost them. The jury hit the former owners of the L'Atrium on the Creek apartments [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00 July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

$4 Million Settlement

Professor's estate gets $4m in settlement Construction piece had killed bicyclist By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff | February 7, 2006 The estate of a mathematics professor who was struck and killed by a piece of construction equipment while riding her bicycle on Huntington Avenue in 2000 will receive more than $4 million as a result [...]

By | 2016-07-27T16:04:26+00:00 February 7th, 2006|News|0 Comments

Please Wear Your Helmet

Deaths up after helmet law repeals, studies say By Ken Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Motorcycle fatalities have risen sharply in Florida since the state repealed its mandatory helmet law. Breaking News Alerts States that repeal such laws run the risk of increased deaths and mounting healthcare costs for injured bikers, according to two studies [...]

By | 2016-07-27T16:04:39+00:00 August 9th, 2005|News|0 Comments