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$3 million settlement over suicide of man on antidepressants
Friday, September 15th, 2017

In 2010, Stewart Dolin began taking the antidepressant paroxetine, the generic form of Paxil. Five days after he started the prescription, the 57-year-old Chicago lawyer threw himself in front of a train and committed suicide. His wife, Wendy Dolin, believes that her husband suffered from akathisia, a state of acute psychological and physical agitation, which […]

County settles crash caused by speeding sheriff’s deputy for nearly $3 million
Friday, August 4th, 2017

Niagara County, New York settled the case of Glenn Annalora who died when his vehicle was struck by a speeding deputy sheriff for nearly $3 million. This settlement required the approval of the Niagara County Legislature, which voted unanimously this week to settle the case with the man’s widow. The county was liable because the […]

Wrongful death lawsuit for Duke Energy employee settled
Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The family of Keith Jester received a nearly $28 million verdict in the lawsuit they filed over Jester’s death while he was climbing a utility pole that collapsed. Jester was a senior lineman and trainer for Duke Energy Ohio. In 2014, Keith Jester climbed a utility pole with another employee to replace a utility line […]

Lawsuit filed against drunk driver
Friday, June 16th, 2017

  The husband of a woman killed in a drunk driving incident is now filing a civil case against the defendant following the closing of the criminal case. Rachel Townsend was driving in Coventry Township, Ohio, when Brandon Pheneger went around a curve at full speed. Pheneger hit the median, causing his truck to become […]

Texting while driving may have caused deadly bus crash
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

A mini-bus filled with choir members from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas was fatally struck when a distracted pickup truck-driver collided with them. The choir was returning from a three-day retreat. Jack Dillon Young, the driver of the pickup truck, admitted to texting while driving on the scene of the accident. The […]

Widow of man crushed by shipping container files lawsuit
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

On August 15, 2016, Jorge Gomez, an employee of H&M International Transportation, was operating a lifting machine at his work site when a cargo container fell on the vehicle he was operating in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gomez’s body was crushed and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His widow Carmen Rosa Gomez has […]

Frivolous Lawsuits in the News
Friday, June 17th, 2011

A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee.  It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on […]

Cardiac Stent Manufacturers Provide Majority of Funding to Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

In the latest in a series of articles about disquieting financial ties between the medical community and the drug & medical device industry, ProPublica exposes that The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions received the majority of its funding from medical device makers who produce cardiac stents, like Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic. What makes this […]