The Biggest Injury Verdict Reductions Of 2020 By Y. Peter Kang Originally appeared in Law360 Law360 (December 16, 2020, 3:48 PM EST) — While tort reform advocates point to so-called runaway jury verdicts to justify damages caps, the experience of the past year shows even the biggest awards are vulnerable to being second-guessed and either ..."
Morelli Law Firm has been quoted in recent news coverage of a young woman that was hit in the head by a lounge chair in New York City: NBC New York CBS2 News Fox61 More Articles: Read more about this case in the following publications: Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8770065/Woman-sues-76ers-owner-injured-chair-fell-balcony.html The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12763412/woman-skull-caved-lounge-chair-penthouse-smashed-head/ The Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/womans-horror-injuries-after-skull-22739668 KYR New: https://kyrnews.com/us-news/30659/woman-hit-by-chair-falling-off-nyc-roof-sues-76ers-co-owner/ ..."
Today, Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, the Senate held a hearing, opening the floor up to discuss the pressing issue of nursing home abuse across the country, and necessary steps to take to ensure the safety of nursing home residents. To learn more, check out CNN’s feature, Senate Hearing Examines ‘Devastating’ Nursing Home Abuse."
At least 103 people have been injured following the derailment of a Long Island Rail Road train at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. According to reports, the train derailed when it struck and went over an emergency bumper in the terminal, causing the wheels of the first car and one other axle to lift off the tracks and tip the cabin to the side."
According to reports from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Roughly 600 veterans who received dental care at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin may have been exposed to infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C."
A Missouri jury slammed Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its talc supplier with yet another substantial verdict in a lawsuit filed by a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-base baby powder on her genitals. The verdict, worth a whopping $70 million, comes as the third massive verdict in the state’s talc litigation and is among the highest awarded in cases against J&J."
The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) had its annual inaugural conference in Nashville Tennessee from September 28th to September 30th. Each year, the symposium brings together some of the very best truck accident lawyers and paralegals in the entire country. This year’s event was topped off with a keynote speech from New York Injury Attorney Benedict Morelli of Morelli Law Firm."
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a tour bus loaded with dozens of passengers collided with a big rig near Palm Springs, California, killing 13 and injuring 31. Investigators are now tasked with the difficult job of determining exactly what caused the collision."
Investigators have only recently reached the scene of a catastrophic commuter train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. The railcar slammed into the transit hub of the Hoboken Terminal building a little before 9:00 AM EST at a high speed, skidding over safety and stop blocks. There has been at least one fatality reported and upwards of 100 injuries, several of them serious; Jersey City Medical Center has reportedly accepted 10 people with severe injuries so far."
Attorneys Benedict Morelli, Adam Deutsch, David Sirotkin, and Perry Fallick of Morelli Law Firm have all been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers®! Super Lawyers® is a highly respected attorney ratings organization that specializes in identifying top legal professionals from more than 70 different practice areas for their unmatched commitment, skills, and client satisfaction."
An Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday morning in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just southwest of Philadelphia. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and data collected from the onboard event recorder – a device similar to an airplane’s black box recorder – the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour when it collided with an industrial backhoe on the tracks, resulting in the death of the backhoe operator and a nearby administrator who was on foot."
With thousands of lawsuits being filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for their seemingly defective-by-design DePuy Hip Implant, five plaintiffs in Texas have recently received a positive conclusion to their cases."
An Amtrak passenger train left Los Angeles in mid-March 2016, bound for Chicago, and derailed catastrophically in the predawn hours of Monday the 14 th by the time it reached rural Kansas. Reports say that five passenger carsof the train’s nine in total derailed, rolling them dangerously onto their sides and off the tracks."
In May 2015, a New York-bound Amtrak commuter train derailed and crashed along the northbound corridor of Frankford Junction curve in Philadelphia, PA. 8 people were killed and over 200 were injured in one of the deadliest train crashes ever."
On May 12, a northbound Amtrak train from Washington, D.C. derailed and crashed in Philadelphia, PA at the Frankford Junction curve. 8 people were killed and over 200 were injured in what was the deadliest crash on the Northeast Corridor since 1987, and the second derailment to occur on that section of tracks."
Morelli Law Firm has become one of the first firms in the country to launch a class action lawsuit on behalf of customers who purchased the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight on May 2, 2015 through pay-per-view television."
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes Friday to its often-critiqued five-star rating system for nursing home quality — changes that are likely to negatively affect the ratings for thousands of facilities, according to an article published by the Center for Public Integrity."
In what is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict for a single plaintiff in the history of the Queens County Supreme Court, Benedict P. Morelli and his team obtained a verdict of $62,060,086.27 on behalf of their client, 26 year old Chinese immigrant Zeng Guang Lin."
On Wednesday, an investigation was released by the Center for Public Integrity, which independently calculated staffing levels by analyzing annual financial reports submitted by thousands of nursing homes across the country"
In a combined meeting with two advisory committees, the FDA will be spending today and tomorrow assessing the associated health risks, determining who is being prescribed such medication, and considering an application for a new oral Low T medication, as opposed to current drugs which are administered as gels, injections or implants."
Despite winning its first two pelvic mesh bellwether trials in Massachusetts,Boston Scientific has been slapped by a Texas state jury with the largest pelvic mesh verdict in history – a staggering $73.4 million."
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. ("Ethicon") has been hit with a $3.27 million verdict after last Friday's bellwether pelvic mesh trial found the company's transvaginal sling was defectively designed and that users were not warned for its potential risks."
In a long-awaited decision, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier yesterday ruled that the biggest oil spill in U.S. history was the result of BP's gross negligence and wilful misconduct. The oil giant was apportioned 67 per cent of the blame for the 2010 incident, with drilling partners Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co. being apportioned 30 and 3 per cent respectively."
A New Orleans federal judge this week upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the first decision to buck what had become a unanimous trend of federal courts striking down such bans since the Supreme Court ruled on the matter last year."
Morelli Law Firm has filed suit on behalf of the widow of renowned composer Marvin Hamlisch, claiming that the 68-year-old's untimely death was a result of the medical malpractice of Defendants New York Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. David Cohen."
A Plaintiff represented by Morelli Law Firm, LLP received a positive result today when the Supreme Court, New York County, rejected the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss multiple causes of action his Complaint."
MIAMI, FL – Alters Law Firm, P.A. today announced the firm has filed a class action complaint, in the Northern District of Florida Federal Court, against BP P.L.C., BP Products North America, Inc., BP America, Inc., Transocean, LTD., Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., Transocean Deepwater, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., and Cameron International Corporation."