Defense Verdict in First Mass Tort Trial Over IVC Filters

This is an update of our article “First Trial Underway in Cook IVC Filter Mass Tort Case” published on October 26, 2017. A federal jury in Evansville returned a defense verdict in favor of Cook Medical, the Bloomington-based maker of medical devices, … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $15.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Amputation Case

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A Broward County, FL, jury awarded $15.9 million in damages to Miami resident Stephanie Hollingsworth in a medical malpractice case against rheumatologist Dr. Yvonne Sherrer. Hollingsworth was age 26 when she was forced to undergo amputations of parts of her … Continue reading

$26 Million Verdict for Childbirth Injuries Caused by Hospital Negligence

A New York jury awarded more than $26 million in a medical malpractice case to a 7-year-old girl who was born deaf and with vocal cord paralysis because a hospital resident failed to prescribe hormones that could have suppressed premature … Continue reading

A Case of Insurance Misconduct Shows the Importance of Bad Faith Law

By Theodore C. Levy  The rights of every American citizen depend on the regulation of the conduct of insurance companies. The relationship between an insurer and an insured is asymmetric, in that the insurer is the powerful one, and the … Continue reading

NTL Member Brant Stogner Named To Texas Super Lawyers List For 2017

Firm Partner Brant Stogner from the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston, has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2017. This marks Mr. Stogner’s fifth consecutive year of selection to this … Continue reading

Arizona Jury Awards $12 Million in Wrong Drug Malpractice Case

A 46-year-old Tucson, Arizona, woman recovered $12 million against Banner UMC Hospital for medical malpractice committed by a new resident who prescribed a blood clotting medicine, causing her to have a heart attack that put her into a permanent vegetative state. … Continue reading

Class Action Bill Will Harm Consumers and Benefit Large Corporations

By Joseph Rainsbury, an appellate attorney in Roanoke, VA Congressman Bob Goodlatte is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Earlier this year, he introduced a bill (H.R. 985) that, if passed, will deprive consumers of a valuable tool for combating … Continue reading

MDL Panel to Decide on Mass Torts Docket Nov. 30 for Equifax Litigation

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will decide on Nov. 30 whether to create a new MDL docket for the dozens of class action lawsuits filed against Equifax for allowing a massive data breach September 7, 2017. Equifax joined plaintiffs in … Continue reading

Podcast: Bharara reads Mueller’s tea leaves

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Former US Attorney Preet Bharara knows a thing or two when it comes to deciphering plea deals and indictments, and he tells Politico that he sees much more coming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign. “Hard … Continue reading

Trial Judge Reverses $417 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Citing jury misconduct and a lack of evidence, a California trial judge reversed a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a case where a woman charged she got ovarian cancer from the company’s talcum powder. Judge Maren Nelson … Continue reading