Rick Springfield’s Butt Exonerated in Personal Injury Case

Rick Springfield Exonerated in Unusual Personal Injury Case Involving His Butt In mid-January, the New York Supreme Court exonerated Rick Springfield in an unusual personal injury case, in which a fan alleged that contact with the performer’s butt caused her to suffer “serious, disabling, and permanent injuries.” Plaintiff Vicki Calcagno alleged that, while at a concert at the New York State Fair in 2004, struck her head with his buttocks from stage, and the impact was so serious that she passed out. She filed a personal injury lawsuit … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death Claims Up to 49

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Fund Raises Death Toll to 49 Due to the high volume of personal injury and wrongful death claims against General Motors in 2014, related to a sudden, large vehicle recall for older model vehicles that had defective ignition switches, the automotive manufacturer decided to extend applications for the compensation fund, which was created to help victims of car accidents caused by the ignition switch problem. Through Friday, January 16th, the GM compensation fund received 311 wrongful death … [Read more...]

Excessive Force Video Illustrates Columbia’s Need for Body Cameras

Latest Cell Phone Video of Excessive Force in Columbia Shows Need for Officers to Wear Body Cameras A 15-second cell phone video was released on the internet, showing a Columbia police officer brutally beating a suspect laying on the ground. The excessive force is just the latest example, according to both police officers and safety advocates, of the need for police in South Carolina and around the country to wear body cameras. “If you don’t have the whole sequence, you don’t know what caused the officer to do that,” said John O’Leary, a … [Read more...]

Tanning Beds Can Lead to Personal Injury

Use of Tanning Beds Leads to Personal Injury like Burns and Loss of Consciousness US Health Officials have stated that indoor tanning beds can lead to serious personal injury and emergency room visits because of burns, eye injuries, and loss of consciousness. “It’s important for people to understand both the long-term and the short-term risks of indoor tanning,” said Gery P. Guy Jr. of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. “For example, burns increase the risk of skin cancer later in life, while eye injuries … [Read more...]

Honda Expands Safety Recall for Takata Airbags

US Scrutiny Leads Honda to Expand Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a federal safety recall for Takata airbags in all vehicles that might have them, Honda Motor Corp has announced its own expanded safety recall to prevent more personal injuries and wrongful deaths from exploding Takata airbags. On Thursday, November 6th, the Japanese automotive manufacturer announced that it would expand the safety recall involving Takata airbags by hundreds of thousands of … [Read more...]

Home Health Nurse Cannot Sue for Personal Injury

Home Health Nurse Cannot Sue Alzheimer’s Patient and Family for Personal Injury On Monday, August 4th, the California Supreme Court ruled that home health nurses cannot sue their patients for personal injury, when the injury is incurred due to the condition the nurse is there to assist with. “Those hired to manage a hazardous condition may not sue their clients for injuries caused by the very risks they were retained to confront,” Justice Carole A. Corrigan wrote for the court. The original personal injury case was brought forth by Carolyn … [Read more...]

Six Ford Vehicle Recalls Issued, Covers 101,000 Cars

Ford Vehicle Recalls Issued Covering 101,000 Cars Six separate Ford vehicle recalls issued on Tuesday, July 8th, covering a total of 101,000 cars. Most of the Ford Motors Co. cars fall under one vehicle recall, which covers 92,000 Taurus, Flex, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT models from 2013 and 2014, as well as Ford Edges from 2012-2014, and model year 2014 Lincoln MKX’s. The vehicles have a faulty assembly that can cause a “loss of drive function,” which means the cars have a higher roll-away risk when placed in “park” … [Read more...]

Wegmans Ice Under Product Recall for Metal

Wegmans Issues Product Recall for Bagged Ice Due to Metal Fragments Wegmans Food Markets, Inc, has issued a voluntary product recall for its bagged ice after learning that the product could contain pieces of metal from a part of the machine that produces the ice after it broke. The metal pieces could be a choking hazard, according to the company. The bags of ice were sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. The ice under product recall was sold at Wegmans’ stores located in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and … [Read more...]

Alexion Pharma Issues Drug Recall for Soliris

Alexion Drug Recall for Soliris Intravenous Drug for Visible Particles Alexion Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary drug recall for certain lots of Soliris, a brand-name drug used to treat clotting disorders. The company said that the drug recall was related to a problem in the manufacturing process, which spurred a similar drug recall in November 2013.  Defective products and tainted drugs can be deadly. The nine lots that fall within the drug recall were reportedly shipped between June and October 2013, and have visible particulate … [Read more...]

GM Vehicle Recall leads to Personal Injury Lawsuits

GM Faces $10 Billion in Lawsuits Related to Delayed Vehicle Recall General Motors Co., which has issued numerous vehicle recalls in 2014 alone, now faces 79 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, which could cost the company $10 billion. The GM ignition recall covers 2.6 million older-model cars from years 2004 and 2005. While in US bankruptcy court, the automotive manufacturer told government officials that an additional 20 lawsuits have been filed April 30th. Several of the personal injury lawsuits allege that the “Old GM” – the … [Read more...]