A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island awarded a North Carolina couple, Christopher and Laure Thorpe, $1.5 million dollars for severe injuries that Thorpe suffered due to complications from the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia patch manufactured by Cranston-based company Davol, Inc.
A Rhode Island jury found defendants Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. liable for injuries suffered by plaintiffs Christopher and Laure Thorpe as a result of the negligent design of the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia repair patch and the failure to warn of the dangers associated with the patch.
August 20th is the one year anniversary of the return to Libya of convicted terrorist and mass murderer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi who was released by Scotland for supposed "compassionate" reasons - he supposedly has prostate cancer.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion on Monday, August 9, 2010, affirming the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida's denial of Germany's motion to dismiss the Complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in the case of <i>World Holdings, LLC v. The Federal Republic of Germany</i>.
On August 10, 2010, the U.S Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") issued a Transfer Order which effectively transfers all federal lawsuits arising out of the enormous BP Oil Spill to the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, which is located in New Orleans.
Hundreds of military service members and contractor employees have reported serious illnesses, including cancer and severe breathing problems, following service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Motley Rice aviation attorney Mary Schiavo speaks with MSNBC about the controversy surrounding 3D Body Scanners and how the saving of images collected from these scanners affects passenger rights.
Dr. Robert Miller, associate professor of allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has diagnosed multiple patients with constrictive bronchiolitis who have also been exposed to burn pits.
Motley Rice attorney Kevin Dean is representing Obie F. Carlisle in a lawsuit against BP that some say could initiate similar cases against the oil giant. Carlisle alleges that while flounder gigging in Mobile Bay, AL, he was exposed to oil and toxins in the waters that may have caused the "painful rashes, nosebleeds, nasal blockages, shortness of breath, as well as…emotional distress" that he experienced shortly thereafter.