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Wrongful Death

Ikea Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $46 Million

January 9, 2020

The family of a child killed after an Ikea dresser fell on him will receive a $46 million settlement from the furniture giant. The lawyers representing the boy’s parents said this is likely the largest settlement in a child wrongful death case in U.S. history. In May of 2017, a Malm dresser sold by Ikea…

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Wrongful Death Case Against Michigan State Police Settles for $12 Million

January 6, 2020

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Michigan State Police after a boy was killed in an ATV accident has settled for $12 million. In August of 2017, a Detroit teen was riding his ATV down the street when he passed two state troopers in their patrol vehicle. During the trial, one of the troopers testified that…

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FIU Bridge Collapse Victims Set to Get Share of Nearly $103 Million Settlement

December 19, 2019

Over a year and a half after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU), victims are set to receive their share of a nearly $103 million settlement. The decision came after Judge A. Jay Cristol, approved Magnum Construction Management’s (MCM), formerly Munilla Construction Management, bankruptcy reorganization plan. Barring any appeals, the…

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Opioid Manufacturers Probed in Criminal Investigation

December 3, 2019

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on the opioid epidemic by pinpointing the parties that may have caused or contributed to the crisis, which has claimed over 400,000 lives since 1997. To begin their investigation, authorities have served the following companies with subpoenas: Teva Pharmaceuticals McKesson Corp Mallinckrodt AmerisourceBergen Johnson & Johnson Amneal Pharmaceuticals These 6 criminal…

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Johnson & Johnson Pays $572 Million for Igniting Opioid Epidemic

August 29, 2019

Some patients enter a medical institution to be treated for pain and/or other ailments and leave with a debilitating addiction. Opioids are extremely addictive painkillers, to which patients can develop a dependency within five days of prescription use. A landmark decision against Johnson & Johnson has revealed that the corporate giant knew about these risks and sold the drug…

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Doctors Ordered to Pay $24.5 Million for Death of Florida Mother After Childbirth

April 26, 2019

After two hours of deliberation, a jury in Florida’s 17th Circuit Court ruled that a team of doctors must pay $24.5 million to the family of a Florida resident Lilia Torres who passed away hours after giving birth in July 2015. The woman’s husband received $3.675 million, $4.9 million was awarded to three of her children,…

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Manufacturers of Roundup Facing Lawsuits Based on Claims the Weed Killer Causes Cancer

April 5, 2019

Bayer, the pharmaceutical enterprise known most famously for its aspirin products, bought agrochemical company Monsanto in 2018. Currently, Bayer is facing a number of lawsuits related to one of the products acquired in the Monsanto merger: Roundup. The corporation has paid millions of dollars and is expected to pay millions more based on plaintiffs’ claims…

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Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S. Reach the Highest Numbers Since the ‘90s

March 8, 2019

In 2018, the number of pedestrians killed in accidents was the highest it’s been in 28 years. According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the increase in pedestrian deaths is likely due to distracted drivers and walkers, alcohol and drug impairment, and an increasing amount of SUVs on the road. Data from…

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