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Plaintiff Given 2nd Chance at $12M Award After Insurer Ignores $10K Settlement Offer

A Florida accident victim gets a second chance to compel an auto insurer to pay a $12.7 million judgment as a consequence of failing to respond to a $10,000 settlement offer, under a decision Tuesday by a federal appellate court. …

Jury Awards $26M in Malpractice Lawsuit, a Nebraska Record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures …

Reforms Are Bitter Pill For Some Whose Kids Had Brain Injury

MIAMI (AP) — Leanne Lewis was sleeping late on her 26th birthday when she was awakened by the piercing sound of her mother-in-law’s screams: “Brady! Brady! Brady!” Lewis’ 4-year-old son, BradyJ Lee Yarbrough, who had been stricken with catastrophic brain …

New York Opens Probe Into Toxic Metals In Baby Food

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general said on Thursday she has opened a probe into whether baby food contains arsenic and other toxic metals, and asked four manufacturers to provide information on whether their infant rice cereal products are …

No Surrender For Lawyers Pursuing Lead Paint Claims Despite Unfavorable Rulings

Peter Earle has been representing child victims of lead paint poisoning for more than 20 years and he and his fellow lawyers for the cause are not about to let another legal setback affecting three cases bring an end to …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wrestlers’ Brain Damage Cases

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeals of several former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries that led to long-term …

Family Struggles as $60 Million Judgment After Crash Remains Unpaid

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Joan Antonuccio begged God not to take her daughter as she rushed to Naples Community Hospital from her home in Golden Gate Estates. Antonuccio found herself screaming that she would do whatever it took for her …

Doctors on Coronavirus Frontline Seek Protection from Malpractice Suits

U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties. State chapters of the powerful American Medical Association …

California Man Files Suit, Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage

A software designer is suing a California company, claiming its medical device used to treat aneurysms malfunctioned and caused him to suffer brain damage. The Penumbra Coil 400 was used to treat an aneurysm Dennis Montgomery suffered in 2013, according …

Baltimore Women Awarded $3.8M in Lead Paint Suit

A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore, Md., women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint as babies. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury reached that verdict after two hours of deliberations …