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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Smoker with COPD Wins $12.5M Against Tobacco Companies

A former chronic smoker who developed the lung condition COPD was awarded $12.5 million by a Florida jury in his lawsuit against Philip Morris and Liggett Group. John Rizzuto, 66, began smoking when he was 13 years old. He smoked for forty years, until he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD, which can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis, blocks air flow and makes it difficult to breathe. COPD can, but does not necessarily, lead to more …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury Video by Amber Statler-Matthews  
How the Law Can Help if a Child Drowns [Video]

  Pools Pose Hazards for Children Usher Raymond IV, the singer, songwriter and actor known as Usher, is used to being in the nation’s spotlight. But recently he made headlines for a tragic event that happened to his son Usher V. The 5-year-old nearly lost his life when his arm got stuck underwater in a pool drain. Reports indicate he has made a full recovery. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year about 700 children under 15 aren’t …

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Do You Know Your Child’s Legal Rights in the Classroom?

This interview with Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was originally published Aug. 31 on Motherhood Moment. It’s back-to-school season again! As parents send their kids back to class it’s important that they are aware of their students’ legal rights — especially in regards to personal safety. Lawyers.com — the largest legal website for consumers — has straightforward advice for common legal concerns parents could face this new school year. I had a chance to interview Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief, Larry Bodine, Esq. about …

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Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson a Drug Addict, AEG Claims in Trial

Renowned performer Michael Jackson was a drug addict, a medical expert testifying for concert promotion company AEG Live claimed during his wrongful death trial last week. “Michael Jackson’s addiction was quite extensive and I have very little doubt that his pleasure-reward pathways had been hijacked and he suffered from addiction,” Dr. Petros Levounis said during last week’s action in the trial’s 18th week. Levounis based his assertion on Jackson’s affinity for opioid painkillers, which he reportedly began using regularly after …

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