Personal Injury News Roundup
- As the death toll from the Costa Concordia accident rises to 16, cruise Ship owners blame human error. Meanwhile, a key House committee said Wednesday that it would hold a hearing to look into the safety of the cruise ship industry.
- Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $158 million to settle Texas officials’ claims that the drugmaker fraudulently marketed its Risperdal anti-psychotic drug, ending a trial over the allegations. A witness had told jurors that the antipsychotic drug Risperdal was marketed for children and adolescents by J&J’s Janssen unit since the drug’s introduction in 1994 even after warnings by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration not to do so.
- A Pinellas County jury handed down a record-breaking $200 million verdict this week against a nursing home company accused of not doing enough to prevent a 92-year-old woman’s fatal fall at a local nursing home.
- A San Diego law firm claims dozens have been injured by Skecher’s special workout shoes. In commercials, Skechers claims its “Shape-up” shoes are themselves a workout.
- A Miramar teen who lost all four limbs as a result of a vaccination error 13 years ago won a $12.6 million medical malpractice award Friday against the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.