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Dozens of Retreat Goers Injured in California Bus Crash

Twenty bus passengers returning home from a women’s mountain retreat were injured Sunday afternoon when their shuttle bus overturned Sunday on a highway in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains. The bus was one of several small tour buses shuttling about 200 women down State Route 330 from a yearly mountain retreat to their church in Downey, Calif., just south of Los Angeles. Officials said that six of the injured passengers are in serious condition and 14 others are being treated for minor injuries. Two passengers were uninjured. An image taken by The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin shows the crashed 2000 ... Read More

Lightning Strike On S.C. Airport Tarmac Leads To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Connecticut family is suing American Airlines, South Carolina’s Columbia Metropolitan Airport, and others for negligence in making passengers disembark an airplane onto the tarmac during a severe thunderstorm last June, leading to the lightning-strike death of a family member. Sonya Dockett, 52, was struck by lightning as she was walking with her husband and two children across the tarmac at Columbia Metropolitan Airport on June 27, 2015. Her flight from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport to Charlotte, N.C., had been diverted to Columbia due to severe weather. The lighnting strike “caused Ms. Dockett severe injuries, including electrocution, which caused her ... Read More

Kentucky Nursing Home Facing Three Negligence Lawsuits

A Stanford, Ky., nursing home faces three separate lawsuits alleging negligence, personal injury, and in one case, wrongful death. The latest complaint against Golden Living Center in the central Kentucky town was filed by Evan Tucker in Lincoln County Circuit Court Feb. 1. Mr. Tucker, who has power of attorney for Wanda Tucker, a former resident of the nursing home, alleges Ms. Tucker suffered multiple injuries in the nearly three weeks she lived in Golden Living Center, including a head injury from a falling television, dehydration, overdoses of medication, and tears in her skin. These injuries, the complaint asserts, were ... Read More

Reported transvaginal mesh injuries lead to creation of non-profit support group

On October 20, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a public health notification concerning the serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh in repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The FDA’s notification informed the public of the possible health risks associated with the treatment, recommended steps for physicians, and how to report an issue that has occurred because of surgical mesh. Despite the warnings released in 2008, the FDA reported in 2010 that around 300,000 women underwent surgeries to repair POP using the controversial product. Around 80 percent of 260,000 surgeries ... Read More

Another transvaginal mesh trial is underway in West Virginia

Another trial is underway in Charleston, W.Va., alleging defectively designed transvaginal mesh products caused serious injuries. The federal lawsuit was filed by Jo Huskey and her husband Allen against Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Transvaginal mesh, also referred to as vaginal mesh or bladder sling, is a type of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It is inserted through the vagina to hold up organs that have prolapsed out of place, putting pressure in the pelvic cavity and causing symptoms such as pain, discomfort and incontinence. The mesh has ... Read More

Six Flags roller coaster derailment injures four in Southern California

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California turned into a terrifying ordeal Monday evening when a car on the ride partially derailed from the track after hitting a tree limb. Four of the amusement’s riders received non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Associated Press, 22 riders on the Ninja coaster were left dangling from cars suspended from the tracks 20 to 30 feet in the air as Los Angeles County Fire Department responders staged a rescue. One rider who was injured on the ride told KCAL-TV that he heard a loud noise ... Read More

Lawsuit filed against Bayer alleging injuries from Mirena IUD

Two and a half months after Tiffany Steele received a Mirena IUD, she learned that the contraceptive device had migrated from her cervix to her abdominal cavity, and she needed surgery to have it removed. Now Tiffany and her husband Robert want justice to be served. They have filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, makers of the Mirena IUD, alleging defective manufacturing, defective design, failure to warn, negligence, strict liability, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment. Tiffany is not the only woman to suffer injuries from Bayer’s intrauterine device. ... Read More

Toyota entering settlement talks to resolve pending sudden-acceleration lawsuits

All federal and state litigation involving sudden, unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles has been stayed after the automaker agreed to enter into an intensive settlement process that could resolve hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases it faces. Toyota has spent about $2 billion in legal costs since 2009 disputing hundreds of claims that its cars and trucks sped out of control unexpectedly, causing numerous crashes, injuries, and deaths. It has also spend millions more in efforts to restore its image and reputation as a high-quality, safety-oriented auto manufacturer as sudden-acceleration complaints continued to mount against it. But despite ... Read More

Jury awards $4 million to plaintiff in Topamax birth defects case

The risk of birth defects with the epilepsy drug Topamax was far greater than the drug’s manufacturer led physicians and health care providers to believe, and it was the drug maker’s negligence that caused April Czimmer’s son to be born with a cleft palate, a Pennsylvania jury found. Johnson & Johnson’s unit Janssen was ordered to pay Czimmer $4 million in damages. Czimmer alleged in a complaint filed in 2011 that she took the anti-seizure drug for six months before the birth of her son. The boy was born with a cleft palate that required several surgeries to correct. Czimmer ... Read More

California teen struck by school bus sues for brain injury, other damages

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. – A man who received serious injuries, including “permanent traumatic brain injury” when his car was struck by a school bus is suing the Lake Elsinore School District and the bus driver for negligence. Ryan Geiger, who filed the lawsuit, was an 18-year-old student at Temescal High School when the crash occurred April 11. California Highway Patrol (CHP) records show that Mr. Geiger was driving a Honda Prelude when a Lake Elsinore Unified School District bus pulled in front of him around 7:15 in the morning. According to the Press-Enterprise, firefighters responding to the crash had to ... Read More