The state of Washington is looking at changes in laws regarding who may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Proposed legislation would permit the parents of adult children to sue if their son or daughter’s death can be attributed to negligence. To understand the proposed change, let’s take a step back and examine the standards for a wrongful death lawsuit. The conditions for … [Read more...] about Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? One State Seeks Change
In November, an Oklahoma jury awarded the Cunningham family $25.6 million in damages in their civil suit against Aetna. The results of the case—and the pending appeal—raise important questions about how punitive damages are awarded. Fifty-four-year-old Oranna Cunningham was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in the spring of 2014. Doctors recommended an experimental proton … [Read more...] about Inside The $25 Million Award in The Aetna-Cunningham Case
Heartburn is a problem faced by countless Americans, and pharmaceutical companies have taken note. There is a glut of heartburn drugs in the market for both prescription and over-the-counter use. One such drug, Nexium, may be on the proverbial chopping block when it comes to class-action lawsuits. It is part of a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) … [Read more...] about Is Nexium The Next Drug Heading For Class Action?
Imagining life without one body part is hard. Unfortunately, due to medical negligence, Wisconsinite Ascaris Mayo now lives without all four of her limbs. On top of that, the state of Wisconsin only wants to pay her $750,000 for pain and suffering. Medical Negligence Case Dismissed and Discharged Ascaris was incorrectly diagnosed and discharged from Columbia St. Mary’s … [Read more...] about Putting a Price On Your Limbs: Should There Be a Cap on Medical Negligence Settlements?
Did you know that the death rate for motorcyclists is 27 times the rate of death for drivers or passengers of standard vehicles? In 2015, there were 4,700 fatal motorcycle accidents. Most of these were because the driver wasn’t wearing a helmet or proper protective clothing. Head injuries are the number one cause of motorcyle deaths. Driving a motorcycle can be an awesome … [Read more...] about How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents and How Much Do They Cost