$15.57 Million Verdict Against Driver and Broker in Trucking Accident Case

A Philadelphia jury awarded $15.57 million to a pedestrian who was struck by a drunken commercial truck driver, who had a history of drunk and reckless driving that the company failed to discover. Following a three-week trial, attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann and Edward … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $45 Million in Truck Crash that Killed Medical Student

After a four-week trial, a Broward County, Florida, jury returned a $45 million verdict against a construction company whose truck driver caused a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a 29-year-old medical student. Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. had a contract with the … Continue reading

First Xarelto Trial Underway in Philadelphia Mass Tort Program

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A trial over the blood thinner Xarelto, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer Pharma AG, is underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where more than 1,500 Xarelto bleeding claims have been centralized in a mass tort program. Lynn Hartman … Continue reading

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