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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on personal injury and negligence involving bodily harm, including medical malpractice issues. Coverage includes major litigation over medical negligence, patron safety, and accidents involving catastrophic injuries and death, as well as legislative and regulatory developments.



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Latest News in Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • April 22, 2019

    DuPont, Chemours To Face Trimmed Cape Fear Dumping Suit

    DuPont Co. and Chemours Co. will have to face a trimmed version of a proposed class action alleging that the companies failed to stop toxic chemicals from a North Carolina factory from polluting the Cape Fear River, according to a filing in North Carolina federal court.

  • April 22, 2019

    Ill. Court Revives $4M Award In Police Chase Death Suit

    An Illinois appeals court has reinstated a $4.13 million wrongful-death verdict against a police officer over a woman's death during a high-speed car chase, saying the jury's conclusion on the officer's fault was reasonable.

  • April 22, 2019

    5th Circ. Upholds $2.9M Injury Award For Rig Worker

    The Fifth Circuit on Monday affirmed a $2.9 million award to an offshore drilling technician who was injured in a fall, saying ENI US Operating Co. should not be granted a retrial after a lower court said the worker’s prescription drug use could be kept from a jury.

  • April 22, 2019

    Sanctions Upheld For 'Pervasive' BNSF Discovery Misconduct

    A Minnesota appeals court on Monday affirmed a jury's decision to award $15.3 million to a BNSF worker who was injured after inhaling toxic gas, saying the trial judge did not err in finding the railroad automatically liable due to "pervasive" discovery misconduct.

  • April 22, 2019

    5th Circ. Won't Rethink Insurer's Loss In H-2A Worker Row

    The Fifth Circuit refused Monday to revisit its decision that a Louisiana insurance company must pay $2.5 million to two foreign laborers who were hurt while working at a sugar cane farm.

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