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June 2016 Archives

Economic and non-economic losses

When entering a medical malpractice suit in New York, it's crucial to know that you can sue for both economic and non-economic losses. The economic losses are a bit more straightforward, but you can also be compensated for things you were forced to endure that don't necessarily have a financial impact on your live.

Cancer survivor receives $55 million in talc powder verdict

A woman who claimed that Johnson & Johnson's talc powder caused her to suffer from ovarian cancer received a $55 million award in a recent Missouri lawsuit. The U.S. jury's decision was released in early June. The cancer survivor received $5 million in compensatory damages and another $50 million in punitive damages.

Unavoidably unsafe pharmaceutical drug cases

Drug manufacturers do everything they can to advertise and sell their pharmaceutical products. In doing so, they try to convince us that pharmaceuticals are the answer to all of our health problems and will help us live a happy and healthful life. While pharmaceutical drugs do help millions of Americans lead healthier lives, sometimes they make us less healthy and -- in the severest of instances -- they can even kill us.

The important difference between a car crash and a car accident

Deaths from car accidents are on the rise at rates we haven't experienced in 50 years. In fact, the problem is so bad that safety advocates across the country are asking Americans to reconsider the idea that car "accidents" happen as the result of human error. Safety advocates are saying that most car-related fatalities are not accidents at all; they are car "crashes" and they're happening because of drivers who act in a negligent, reckless or unlawful manner.