A product liability plaintiff produced sufficient evidence linking her husband’s mesothelioma to particular asbestos products to proceed with her claims against certain manufacturers, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.
A retired railroad worker could not show that the osteoarthritis in his knees was caused by a work-specific condition for the purpose of recovering damages under the Federal Employers Liability Act, the 5th Circuit has ruled in reversing a $606,000 jury verdict.
A product liability plaintiff could not show that the alleged failure of pharmaceutical companies to warn about the dangers of their hormone therapy drugs was the proximate cause of her breast cancer, a U.S. District Court in South Carolina has ruled in granting summary judgment.
A trial court properly instructed the jury on the preclusive findings in the Engle litigation and submitted the remaining elements of each legal theory to the jury for its determination, the Florida Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a $1.2 million verdict.
Merck is not liable for the death of 71-year-old man who suffered heart failure shortly after he started taking the pain-killer Vioxx, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.
Litigation over the drug Actos is gaining momentum as a mass tort.
A nurse was not qualified to render an expert opinion that improper cleaning and disinfection techniques caused an outbreak of Hepatitis C at an endoscopy clinic, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.
A trial judge could direct a verdict on the permanency of a plaintiff’s injuries – even though such issues generally must be decided by the jury, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a $1 million personal injury award.
A product liability plaintiff could not introduce test results that purportedly demonstrated the scientific principles underlying his expert’s theory on how a propane gas grill caused a house fire, the 8th Circuit has ruled in affirming summary judgment.
A California jury has awarded $11.7 million to a 42-year-old elevator mechanic who became disabled a couple of months after striking his head on worksite scaffolding that did not meet state safety requirements.