$46.5M Record Verdict: Infant Brain Injury After Failure to Treat JaundiceFebruary 20, 2018

Attorneys needed to demonstrate to jurors that doctors ignored obvious red flags of jaundice that they should have easily recognized. But in order to help jurors understand why these flags were so obvious, they also needed to simplify some enormously complex medical issues most jurors might not understand, such as “What is jaundice and how can it cause …

NJ Firefighters Raise Money for Burn Center

Jersey City firefighters placed first in annual ski and snowboard races this month to raise funds for the Burn Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. In all, 37 teams of professional and volunteer firefighters came out on Friday, Feb. 9, to the 31st annual event, which is now held at Mountain Creek Ski …

Fatal Car Accident Results in $5.4 Million SettlementFebruary 19, 2018

The widow of a former White & Case chairman reached a more than $5 million settlement in her wrongful death lawsuit last month. James Hurlock, who oversaw global expansion at White & Case during the last two decades of the 20th century, died in April 2016, roughly two months after he sustained injuries in a car accident. His wife, …

Medical Malpractice Results in $20M settlementFebruary 18, 2018

A former attorney who experiences severe memory loss after suffering a stroke at work has settled his lawsuit for $20 million. The agreement came about three weeks into a medical-malpractice trial against Cadence Health — which has since merged with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Christopher Zinski and his wife Patricia filed the suit in 2013, alleging …

Ford Recalls Older Pickup TrucksFebruary 17, 2018

Ford Motor on Monday warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective Takata air bag inflators can be repaired. In January, Ford told 2,900 owners of model-year 2006 Ford Ranger trucks to stop driving immediately after a second death was linked to inflators built on the …

Potholes Causing DamageFebruary 16, 2018

With temperatures freezing, then thawing and heavy rain– potholes are a focus for Department of Transportation crews and drivers. Several drivers were stuck on the side of I-40 Sunday after their tires blew when they hit one of the potholes. “For some reason, we didn’t even see it coming up and that could be the danger of it. …

$7.5 million verdict in motorcycle accident

  A jury decided Monday that Spokane County must pay $7.5 million to a woman left paralyzed in a motorcycle accident at an intersection she said was dangerous. Madelynn Tapken also has memory problems and other issues after sustaining a severe head injury in the crash. She was 20 years old at the time of …

10 Important Road Safety Tips

Road accidents have been a serious cause for concern in recent years, as the death toll of citizens through road carnage have risen in terrifying numbers. The devastation of losing someone dear to your heart through an accident is a painful experience and many have wondered whether there was any way such sad occurrences could …

$9 Million Verdict in Construction Vehicle Accident

Sued for damages in connection to a 2014 Hampton Beach car accident, the state and a construction company are challenging a verdict directing them to pay 70 percent of a $9 million payout to one of the victims in the crash. Lawyers representing the state and R.S. Audley Inc. are arguing the Jan. 19 verdict …