The wife of a naval officer treated at Jacksonville Naval Hospital was awarded $2 million earlier this month after a federal judge ruled that her ovaries and uterus were unnecessarily removed by doctors.
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Pacific Gas and Electric agreed to pay $295 million to settle groundwater contamination claims with more than 1,000 residents in several Mojave Desert towns.
A New York woman, claiming she suffered permanent health problems after moving into her apartment in 2000, has filed a suit against the housing authority. The apartment tested positive for toxic mold last February.
A New York City firefighter is suing a transport workers union for creating conditions he claims caused him to suffer severe injuries when he was hit by a charter bus while bicycling to work.
A $12 million lawsuit was filed last week by relatives of a Maryland grandmother and two of her grandchildren who were killed when their car was struck by a shuttle van.
A lawsuit by an Iowa man whose teenaged son died in a 2003 car crash has been settled out of court. Two other teens were injured in the crash and have filed suits.
A lawsuit, which asserts that children's bicycles with inadequate warnings resulted in hundreds of injuries, is expected to come to a close this week.
An Illinois man has filed a wrongful death suit in which he claims his wife and son were killed last October as a result of two men racing on a public street.
After finding a link between Adderall and increased heart attack risk, an FDA advisory committee will be taking a closer look at the safety and efficacy of such medications when given to children with ADHD.
A Waupun, Wis. resident was awarded more than $8 million this week in the largest medical malpractice verdict handed down in Wisconsin since the State Supreme Court overruled the noneconomic damages cap last summer.
During a routine demonstration at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany, Ind., a sixth-grade girl was bit in the face while petting a police dog.
The father of a 10-year-old boy who died in a five-vehicle crash on a Kentucky highway last April is suing the driver and owner of a tractor-trailer he blames for his son's death.
Two Fox News employees have filed suit, alleging that toxic molds and pesticides present in a Fox building caused them to become sick.
Accused of prescribing large quantities of Oxycontin and causing the deaths of five patients in the last three years, Dr. Thomas G. Merrill of Apalachiola, Fla. was found guilty on nearly all counts against him.
A Denver man who was struck in the head by a golf club that came apart while his son was in mid-swing, has been awarded $2 million for his injuries.
Dan Biechele, the former tour manager of Great White, has plead guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a plea bargain deal, which limits his jail time to a maximum of 10 years.
A Kentucky jury awarded two children who lost their mother in a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer $5.4 million last week. Their father received $1.475 million for the loss of his son in the crash.
A woman in New Hampshire was sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison after killing an elderly woman in a drunk-driving accident.
The widow of a man killed in an Ohio motorcycle crash has settled her lawsuit against a driver involved and filed a new suit against the owners of two businesses located where the accident occurred.
Alabama residents, Heath and Tara Carey have been awarded a $17.2 settlement for the wrongful death of their two children in a 2002 gas explosion at their apartment complex.
A Long Island woman who allegedly contracted a virus from a cadaver bone implanted in her back plans to join a long list of potential plaintiffs across the country caught up in a large-scale scandal involving the illegal collection and sale of body parts from the dead.
The wife of a Huntington, NY man who died from cardiac arrest in 2003 has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her husband's longtime physician, alleging the doctor failed to perform an adequate physical examination.
Moises Perez Carreon was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the deaths of Maria and Sergio Valenzuela, who were killed in 2003 when Carreon, who was driving drunk, collided with their pickup truck.
Gwinnett County, Georgia authorities have confirmed that a trained police dog jumped over a six-foot fence to attack a 9-year-old girl who was playing on a trampoline next door.
Trasylol (aprotinin), a medication designed to reduce bleeding during heart surgery, has been linked in studies to an increase in serious health problems and death.
The mother of an Alabama firefighter killed when the fire truck he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer is suing the owner of the commercial truck, its driver, and the driver of another truck.
Rio Grande City, TX -- The attorneys representing the family of Leonel Garza opened their case Wednesday, contending that the man's death was due to a heart attack caused by Merck's popular painkiller Vioxx.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- The father of a 12-year-old girl who was one of two people killed in a crash in Virginia in 2004 was awarded $312,815 by a jury in the Chesapeake Circuit Court.
Guidant announced more pacemaker defects Monday, the company's latest in a string of extensive recalls spanning more than seven months.
The Dorothy Sullivan Memorial Bill, named after an 82-year-old woman who was attacked and killed by three pit bulls, aims to place harsher penalties on dog owners whose pets injure or kill others.
Rio Grande, Texas -- The nation's fourth Vioxx trial, pitting the family of Leonel Garza against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., is set to commence this week.
An Illinois judge last week denied a motion by the defense to dismiss the negligence portion of a lawsuit filed by a reporter seriously injured while riding in a sheriff's patrol car.
Man was sentenced to life in prison after murdering a 19-year-old drug dealer.
OLATHE, Kan. -- A Missouri city has agreed to pay $2.98 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a Kansas teenager injured when a police car struck the vehicle in which she was a passenger.
A Belmont, Massachusetts man was awarded $280,000 last Thursday after a jury found two doctors negligent for leaving a foot long surgical instrument in his abdomen.
The New York State Appeals Court affirmed the first-ever jury finding that asbestos-containing welding rods, which were sold in the early 1980s, had caused lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Both the Elidel cream and the Protopic ointment will receive the strong cautionary labeling after reports of nearly 80 cases of cancer, including lymphoma and skin cancer, in patients taking the drugs.
Available via the Internet and marketed under such names as Emagrece Sim and the Brazilian Diet Pill, the pills contain habit-forming ingredients similar to those in Prozac and Librium.
The family of a man who lapsed into a coma and died after being held in a Franklin County, Illinois jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against jail officials and a jailhouse physician.
A group of current and former Marlboro smokers filed a class-action suit against Philip Morris USA, asking the cigarette manufacturer to pay for screenings that may detect the early stages of lung cancer.
Former San Jose State University cheerleader, Rechelle Sneath, 20, is planning to file a lawsuit against SJSU and its former cheerleading coach for the catastrophic injury that has left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Kenneth Marsh, of San Diego, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for the death of toddler, Phillip Buell, has received $756,900 in compensation for his prison time and is seeking an additional $50 million.
The family of a man killed at a Virginia historic site when a truck backed over him has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the operators of the site and a truck leasing company.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week against Greyhound Lines, Inc., and one of its drivers by relatives of a pregnant California woman killed in a bus accident Nov. 27.
An Indiana liquor store chain has been accused of negligence in a lawsuit filed by the families of two teenagers killed in a car crash after buying liquor at one of the company's stores.
The family of a New Mexico woman killed in a 2004 collision with a city bus will receive a $925,000 settlement from the city of Santa Fe, according to a family attorney.
Researchers in Belgium have discovered a direct correlation between industrial emissions of cadmium in the environment and lung cancer.
Representatives of the National Institute of Health have agreed to pay $10 million to the family of a Massachusetts nurse who died while participating in an NIH clinical drug study.
The family of an Indiana woman who died after suffering a severe head injury has filed suit against the emergency room physician who treated and released her without proper after care instructions.
The family of 34 year-old Jerry Colaitis of Mineola, NY, is suing Benihana restaurants, alleging Mr. Colaitis' death was caused by neck injuries sustained while attempting to avoid a shrimp that was tossed into the air.
The families of two Oregon residents killed at Salem railroad crossings have filed separate wrongful death suits, one against Amtrak for $1.2 million and one against Union Pacific Railroad for $1.3 million.
Spurred on by FDA concerns about the safety of such ADHD drugs as Adderall, an advisory committee will examine the risk of heart problems caused by the medications.
Patients with bleeding disorders who are taking WinRho SDF have been cautioned about the risk of loss of red blood cells.
An insurance company has agreed to a $2,085,000 settlement with the family of a Pennsylvania woman killed by a policyholder accused of drunk driving.
A woman charged last month for endangering her infant daughter faces new charges including driving under the influence after hitting a police officer at a DWI checkpoint on New Year's Day.
A study conducted at a hospital in Connecticut shows a connection between hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and use of antipsychotic drugs.
A woman who fell from a ladder New Year's Eve while decorating for an event at the Salisbury YMCA in 2002 has filed suit against the event, Rowan Museum Inc., Rowan County and fellow volunteers.
The family of a Virginia high school student injured when the school driver education car she was driving was hit by a van has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the driver of the van.
Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. is recalling two different products due to defects that have been linked to one death and one serious injury.
The widow of an Arizona man killed when his motorcycle struck a cow is suing Santa Cruz County for not maintaining a fence her suit says could have kept the cow off the highway.
An Alameda County jury awarded $172 million to thousands of current and former Wal-Mart employees who were allegedly denied lunch breaks by the giant retailer.
A woman who claimed that a botched abortion performed at a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi forced her to undergo a hysterectomy was awarded $500,000 by a Hinds County judge this past week.
Attorneys reached a $10 million dollar out-of-court settlement in the case of a woman who underwent the amputation of her arms and legs after a doctor failed to diagnose her with strep throat.
A family is suing their native city of Omaha, Nebraska after one of their daughters suffered serious injuries from a sledding accident at a local park.
Washington, D.C. -- Senator Bill Frist is attempting to insert a provision - which would shield flu vaccine manufacturers from liability claims - into a major defense bill in order to get it passed before congress adjourns for 2005.
A Michigan state appeals court recently overturned a $25,000 verdict made in favor of a woman who was injured after she slipped and fell on ice outside of a public library.
Harvey Harris, a 62-year-old Philadelphia man suffering from life-threatening mesothelioma from years of working with asbestos, is beating the odds with gene therapy.
Shortly before being approved by the Food and Drug Administration, proposed diabetes drug Pargluva has been linked to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and death.
A Rhode Island police officer has filed a lawsuit against two women who are suing him and local officials following a collision involving his patrol car and the SUV in which they were traveling.
Atlantic City, New Jersey -- The defense attorneys representing Merck & Co. rested their case Thursday after presenting a final expert witness.
An elderly woman in Alsip, Illinois who suffered kidney damage after being administered medication for too long was awarded $3.2 million in a malpractice lawsuit.
Researchers have discovered that Californians who live near naturally occurring sources of asbestos are at a higher risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.
Illiana, Illinois -- A woman permanently injured when an object propelled by a lawnmower hit her in the head has settled with the Town Council of Munster for $50,000.
A jury in Hidalgo County, Texas, awarded $28.3 million to a couple whose child suffered paralysis after being delivered at a local hospital.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The family of a man killed after being shocked with a stun gun has dropped its lawsuit against Taser International.