An apartment complex in Kansas has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a fire that killed three people. The settlement will cover the people who died and six others who were injured. Jesse Fray & Chad Lawhorn, Lawrence Journal-World 05/18/2009
A jury in Florida awarded $4 million against the hospital where the baby was born in a medical malpractice case. The baby suffered cerebral palsy after the hospital delayed the birth of the girl. Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 03/26/2009
The defendants in a traumatic brain injury case have agreed to pay $20 million to settle the claims. A young boy suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from playground equipment at a Burger King restaurant. It was alleged there were design flaws and other problems with the equipment. Desert Sun Wire Service, The Desert Sun 03/26/2009
Roche Holding AG will withdraw the drug Raptiva, used to treat psoriasis, because the drug has been link to a brain disease that is often fatal. At least three patients have suffered a brain infection due to the drug. Marilyn Chase, Bloomberg 04/09/2009
A new study has shown that higher doses of dopamine agonists can lead to compulsive actions for those people who take these drugs. The drugs are often used to treat Parkinson's disease, Restless Leg Syndrome and other similar conditions. Researchers have stressed that doctors need to make loved ones aware of the possible side effects, especially considering that reducing the dosage may help control the problem. Kennedy Hodges has handled Mirapex cases in the past and continues to take similar cases. The firm is currently investigating the drug Requip, also known as Ropinirole, which has been prescribed for movement disorders. Chantix, manufactured by Pfizer, is another drug that affects dopamine levels in the brain. It is prescribed to help people stop smoking and/or end nicotine dependence. If you are looking for a dopamine agonist attorney, please contact us .
A jury awarded a family $14 million for the drowning of a four year old boy who drowned at an athletic club swimming pool. The jury found that the owners were negligent and could award punitive damages. Chris Meagher, Santa Barbara Independent 04/27/2009
The FDA has warned people to stop taking Hydroxycut because of the risk of liver damage. The recall covers 14 Hydroxycut products sold at various health food stores. Natasha Singer, The New York Times 05/01/2009
A jury has returned a verdict against a shipping company for $1.8 million to a crewmember injured on the job. The award included almost one million dollars in future lost earnings. Mark Stodghill, Duluth News Tribune 05/12/2009