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N.Y. Jury Awards $66 Million To Injured Physical Therapist
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - (AP) A jury has awarded $66 million to a western New York woman who was left paralyzed when a weight machine at the physical therapy office where she worked fell on top of her. The Buffalo News reports that a jury in Buffalo reached the... Read More

$2M N.J. Accutane Verdict Reversed, 2 Defense Verdicts Affirmed On Appeal
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. — (Mealey’s) A New Jersey appeals panel on Aug. 4 vacated a $2,125,617 Accutane bowel injury verdict and affirmed defense verdicts in two other cases tried at the same time ( Gillian Gaghan v. Hoffman-La Roche Inc., et al. ,... Read More

MDL Jury Awards $3.27 Million In 2nd Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia federal jury on Sept. 5 returned a $3.27 million verdict in the second Ethicon Inc. multidistrict litigation pelvic mesh bellwether trial (Jo Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., No. 2:12... Read More

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms $10M Children’s Motrin TEN Injury Verdict
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania appeals court panel on July 22 affirmed a $10 million Children’s Motrin verdict for a girl who suffered toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after being given the over-the-counter pain/fever reducer... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $8.5 Million To Woman’s Estate For Leg Amputation (Watch The Closing Argument Videos)
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Maureen McGuire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A state court jury Feb. 10 found that a physician and the concierge medical care plan with which he was associated are liable to the estate of a plan member who alleged that a blood clot in her leg went undiagnosed... Read More

4th Circuit Affirms $2 Million Award In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial, Says 510(k) Not Probative
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. — (Mealey’s) In an expedited appeal, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan.14 affirmed a $2 million verdict in the first pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation case to go to trial and affirmed the trial court’s... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In Purported 1st Zoloft Birth Defect Trial
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) A Missouri state court jury on April 17 returned a defense verdict in a Zoloft birth defect trial said by the parties to be the first trial of its kind in the nation ( Kristyn Pesante, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. , No. 122... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Rap Lyrics Can’t Be Used To Prove Artist’s Intent To Commit Crime
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

“Yo, look in my eyes. You can see death comin' quick. Look in my palms, you can see what I'm gunnin' with.” These were among the words read to a New Jersey jury during Vonte Skinner’s criminal trial stemming from a drug deal... Read More

$5.5 Million Compensatory Verdict Returned In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial In Pennsylvania
Posted on 22 Dec 2015 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania state court jury on Dec. 21 returned a $5.5 million verdict in the first pelvic mesh case from the state’s complex litigation docket to go to trial, according to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys... Read More

Arizona Jury Awards $2.5 Million To Estate Of Nursing Home Resident (Watch The Video Excerpts Of Opening, Closing Statements)
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Maureen McGuire

PHOENIX — (Mealey’s) An Arizona state court jury on May 22 awarded $2.5 million to the estate of a woman who contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) after developing a bedsore while in a nursing home ( The Estate of Doris... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $11 Million To Former Smoker With COPD (Watch The Opening And Closing Statements Video Excerpts)
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Maureen McGuire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury on Aug. 3 awarded $3.2 million in punitive damages to a woman who alleged that her years of smoking caused her to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that resulted... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $21 Million To Widow Of Smoker With Lung Cancer (Watch Closing Arguments Video Excerpts)
Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Maureen McGuire

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) A jury in Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit Court returned a $21 million verdict Nov. 18 for the widow of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking for 45 years ( Diane Schleider, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... Read More

Florida Jury Says Smoker Not Addicted, Returns Defense Verdict (Watch Video Excerpts Of The Closing Statements)
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Maureen McGuire

PENSACOLA, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury returned a defense verdict May 21 in a suit alleging that the death of a former smoker from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular... Read More

N.J. Risperdal Jury Finds Diabetes Warning Lacking, But Drug Didn't Cause Disease
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by Tom Moylan

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Risperdal personal injury trial ended Feb. 16 in a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a New Jersey state court jury found that Janssen failed to warn about the... Read More

$80 Million Verdict Halts Industry's Streak In Engle Progeny Trials
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

BRONSON, Fla. - (Mealey's) The tobacco industry's eight-verdict winning streak in Engle progeny cases came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 15 in a Florida state court with an $80 million verdict on behalf of the daughter of a smoker who died from lung... Read More