Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric
More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.
A fourth death after Lap-Band surgery in Southern California
Friday, February 11, 2011 � by jg
Los Angeles Times: The widower of the victim has filed suit after her liver was lacerated three times during the procedure.
The Daily Journal on Toyota’s efforts to avoid punitive damages
Friday, October 1, 2010 � by eric
The Daily Journal’s Gabe Friedman had a very nice piece on the looming legal tug-of-war over punitive damages in cases against Toyota alleging sudden unintended acceleration that results in death or injuries.
Metrolink crash should spark reform of damages cap
Thursday, August 26, 2010 � by scott
Under the federal Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997, the most Metrolink and Connex Railroad, which had been contracted to operate Metrolink’s trains, can be liable for in damages is $200 million — which, in fact, the two entities told a judge Wednesday they are willing to pay to settle the outstanding claims from the deadly crash.
Federal government, Boeing face suit after fatal Marine jet crash
Friday, July 30, 2010 � by jg
San Diego Union-Tribune: A man whose wife, two daughters and mother-in-law were killed when a Marine jet crashed into their house has filed a federal suit.
On John Stossel, and lawyers as ‘parasites’
Friday, July 9, 2010 � by scott
Only the naive believe corporations operate with the public good in mind. And it’s lawyers with access to the courts that keep them (somewhat) honest.
Two wrongful death cases involve diabetic reactions while driving company vehicles
Thursday, July 8, 2010 � by jg
Both cases resulted in multi-million-dollar payments to family members, and the mother of one of the victims wants to change state law to help prevent similar tragedies.