Category Archives: Personal Injury

Personal injury blogs from Gillis and Bikofsky.

Product Warning: Transvaginal Surgical Mesh

A recent federal court judgment in West Virginia is holding medical manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc., responsible for $250,000.00 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages for manufacturing and promoting a transvaginal surgical mesh which it knew or should have known would cause ...

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Carpools, Play Dates and Insurance

  As a parent, you can sometimes find yourself responsible for other people's children. Car pools, play dates, sporting events and birthday parties seem completely harmless, but you may be legally or financially liable if a child is injured on your property, in your car, ...

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Texting and Driving

As if you didn’t have enough reasons not to text while driving, here is another one: punitive damages. A man injured was hurt in Los Angeles accident that he blamed on a texting driver. He is now asking the California appeals court for permission to seek punitive damages. ...

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Patient Safety

According to the Journal of Patient Safety study, Evidence-based Estimate of patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care, preventable adverse events (PAE’s) contributing to deaths from care in hospitals cause one-sixth of all deaths that occur in the United States each year, more than 400,000 deaths ...

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