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Personal Injury

4 injured N.J. vapers sue e-cigarette retailers for selling exploding devices

PLAINSBORO -- Four New Jersey residents -- including two teenagers -- who suffered third-degree burns when their e-cigarette batteries ignited "like a rocket" are suing the shops that sold the "defective" devices, their attorneys announced Thursday. The manufacturers of the lithium ion batteries that power the vaping devices are also the targets of the litigation, although the attorneys acknowledged it…
Personal Injury

Bicyclist severely injured in crash with parking valet is awarded $38M

Attorneys for the bicyclist argued that Standard Parking’s valets routinely took an illegal shortcut across two traffic lanes of Eighth Avenue. In the crash, Thyce Colyn suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries that limit his mobility, according to his lawyer. A jury awarded $38 million Thursday to a bicyclist severely injured four years ago when he was hit…
Personal Injury

Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward

St Louis, MOA Missouri federal judge at the beginning of December ruled against Bayer’s motion to dismiss its Essure lawsuit and ruled in favor of 32 women who allege serious and permanent injuries from the permanent birth control device. The Essure lawsuit has been remanded to St. Louis Circuit Court. Judge Henry E. Autrey of the US District for the…
Workers' Compensation

AAOS Board Approves Treatment Criteria for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Knee Osteoarthritis

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the knee. The AUCs provide specific diagnostic criteria, complementing and building upon the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) “Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and “Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of…
Personal Injury

Birth Injury Lawsuit Sees Record Recovery for Brain Injured Child

A Chicago family has been awarded an unprecedented settlement in the amount of $53 million twelve years after negligent healthcare resulted in birth injuries to an infant showing symptoms of fetal distress. The lawsuit alleged that medical staff employed by the University of Chicago ignored the child’s mother for hours even though she was in desperate need of an emergency…
Workers' Compensation

Leaders urge ‘concerted effort’ to save firefighters’ lives

Fire service leaders and fire safety advocates across the country are calling for an intensified effort to prevent firefighter deaths and serious injuries in response to a special report on firefighter safety by The Kansas City Star. The consensus of those who contacted The Star or posted comments on websites and social media was that many of the nation’s 30,000…
Personal Injury

Lewiston police chief sues Home Depot

Lewiston police chief says metal shelf collapsed while he was using it as a ladder. A $200,000 personal injury lawsuit filed by a top city of Lewiston official against a national big-box store was moved from Lewiston's 2nd District Court to Idaho's U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny filed the lawsuit in…
Personal Injury

Who is Responsible for Waterpark Injuries?

The fun of summer is in full swing, and as the temps heat up, everybody just wants to get in the water! We don’t blame you for wanting to cool off in the pool, but we do want to offer a few suggestions if you plan to make a trip to a nearby waterpark this season. There’s Something in the…
Ed Lawhead
July 31, 2015
Workers' Compensation

Affordable Care Act: How It Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs and Provide Better Outcomes for Injured Workers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the unpredictability on its future effect on workers’ compensation systems across the country continue to be a hot topic among workers’ compensation scholars. Last month, the William Mitchell Law Review published an entire issue dedicated to Workers’ Compensation trends in Minnesota, Wisconsin and across the United States. Some of the articles…
Ed Lawhead
July 13, 2015

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