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4 injured N.J. vapers sue e-cigarette retailers for selling exploding devices

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PLAINSBORO — Four New Jersey residents — including two teenagers — who suffered third-degree burns when their e-cigarette batteries ignited “like a rocket” are suing the shops that sold the “defective” devices, their attorneys announced Thursday. The manufacturers of the lithium ion batteries that power the vaping devices are also the targets of the litigation, although the attorneys acknowledged it…

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Bicyclist severely injured in crash with parking valet is awarded $38M

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Attorneys for the bicyclist argued that Standard Parking’s valets routinely took an illegal shortcut across two traffic lanes of Eighth Avenue. In the crash, Thyce Colyn suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries that limit his mobility, according to his lawyer. A jury awarded $38 million Thursday to a bicyclist severely injured four years ago when he was hit…

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Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward

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St Louis, MOA Missouri federal judge at the beginning of December ruled against Bayer’s motion to dismiss its Essure lawsuit and ruled in favor of 32 women who allege serious and permanent injuries from the permanent birth control device. The Essure lawsuit has been remanded to St. Louis Circuit Court. Judge Henry E. Autrey of the US District for the…

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Sees Record Recovery for Brain Injured Child

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A Chicago family has been awarded an unprecedented settlement in the amount of $53 million twelve years after negligent healthcare resulted in birth injuries to an infant showing symptoms of fetal distress. The lawsuit alleged that medical staff employed by the University of Chicago ignored the child’s mother for hours even though she was in desperate need of an emergency…

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Lewiston police chief sues Home Depot

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Lewiston police chief says metal shelf collapsed while he was using it as a ladder. A $200,000 personal injury lawsuit filed by a top city of Lewiston official against a national big-box store was moved from Lewiston’s 2nd District Court to Idaho’s U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny filed the lawsuit in…

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Reducing Drunk Driving Accidents: The Simple Technological Solution

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A study released by the University of Michigan in March 2015 claims that utilizing advancements in technology could prevent 59,000 fatalities caused by drunk driving over the next 15 years. The study indicates that if innovative devices are installed on every U.S. vehicle, the technology could prevent drunk drivers from starting and operating cars and trucks. Saving Lives and Money…

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