Daily Archives: May 15, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
$78.5 Million for Woman with Baby that ‘Came Back to Life’

A Pennsylvania woman was awarded $78.5 million after a doctor waited over an hour to deliver a baby in critical danger, resulting in brain damage and severe cerebral palsy that will demand medical assistance for the rest of the child’s life. Doctor thought the baby was dead Hospital equipment was faulty and poorly maintained Jury found hospital 100 percent responsible   “It Came Back to Life” Thirty-six weeks pregnant in August 2008, disaster struck when Victoria Upsey suffered a placental …

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Posted 5 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Kristin Conner  
VIDEO: Pedestrian Accidents Injure or Kill 50,000 a Year

This year 50,000 pedestrians will be involved in traffic accidents, and of those, 4,000 could die, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are hit by a commercial vehicle, both the company and the driver can be liable. The most dangerous city for pedestrians is Orlando, FL, according to a report by the Transportation for America showed. We talked to attorney William Umansky about what your legal options if you’re injured when you are on foot …

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Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC-Inspired Bills Could Bar Defective Drug Lawsuits

Every year, thousands of Americans are sickened or killed by bad prescription drugs, but a battle is brewing in several states that could take away the ability of consumers to sue drug makers based on model bills by the controversial organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.) In the case of some popular drugs like Vioxx or Phen-Fen, tens of thousands of consumers have sued en masse for bad side effects or risks that drug makers failed to warn about. Another …

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