Published: July 25, 2013
A Maryland jury has awarded $513,129 to a woman whose undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy led to the loss of a Fallopian tube.
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $55,000 settlement with a Philadelphia man who claimed state troopers stopped him three times in two months because he is black and then pursued trumped-up charges that cost him 20 days in jail after he filed a Public Information Act request for details of the traffic stops.
WASHINGTON – Following two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that shut the door on state-law failure-to-warn and design-defect claims over generic drugs, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps that could ultimately open a window for plaintiffs.
Asbestos companies cannot be held liable for the illnesses suffered by family members of people who brought the carcinogenic fibers home with them before federal safety regulations were issued in 1972, Maryland’s highest court has ruled.
In a ruling that is being hailed by the plaintiffs’ bar, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the state statute that mandates 12 percent interest on medical-malpractice verdicts, while also shedding new light on whether a judge can inject the issue of insurance liability into a med-mal case.
An employer could not enforce a mandatory arbitration provision included in its handbook to block a lawsuit by an employee who claimed she suffered retaliation after requesting maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a U.S. District Court judge has decided.
A plaintiff must get an independent medical examination in a third-party no-fault case even though she already had the same exam in the prior lawsuit against her own insurance company, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision.
Long before the Civil War, the high court of Maryland instituted the doctrine of contributory negligence. On Tuesday, the current high court of Maryland said that if anyone is going to change that rule – which bars any chance of recovering damages in a lawsuit if the victim in any way, to any degree, contributed to his or her own injury – the decision must come from the legislature.
A Virginia jury has awarded $14 million to a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury blamed on alleged safety lapses in his Hyundai car.
The parents of a boy born in 2010 with cerebral palsy and other serious disabilities will urge Maryland’s top court to reinstate a $28.3 million medical malpractice verdict against the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the family’s lawyer said.