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In early December of 2017, a Philadelphia jury found that the pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for a woman’s injuries after taking Xarelto, a blood-thinning medication. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay nearly $28 million in damages. This is the first time a jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Xarelto trial. […]
Later this month the Supreme Court will hear an appeal in the biggest employment discrimination case in U.S. history. The lawsuit, officially titled Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc., contends Wal-Mart discriminated against more than a million female employees by limiting pay and restricting promotions. As the New York Times reported in December, the Supreme Court […]
Vaccine makers are celebrating a ruling last month by the Supreme Court that affirms their protection from state court lawsuits. The case centered on Hannah Bruesewitz, who as an infant in 1993 suffered seizures and permanent brain damage after receiving a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine, made by Wyeth. The Supreme Court was tasked with deciding whether […]
Summarizes facts behind $2.17 million verdict in wrongful death lawsuit
Ronald Miller, Esq. at the Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog recently posted data comparing the average dollar value of verdicts in personal injury cases across multiple jurisdictions. As Miller notes, the data can be somewhat misleading since different jurisdictions have different rules about when a jury trial is required or allowed in a personal injury case. […]