January 2014 | Frenkel & Frenkel
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Jan 10
2014
A family reached a settlement with the ski resort involved where a teenager almost lost his leg in a snow groomer accident, says Frenkel & Frenkel .

A lawsuit filed by the family of a Canadian boy who almost lost his leg after being run over and dragged by a snow groomer has been settled before going to trial. The incident, which occurred in 2008, severely injured the leg of Austin Miles, who is now 18. Incident Details Miles, who was 12 at the time, was on a school trip with about 120 people on January 30, 2008, at Mount Brighton Ski Resort in Southeast Michigan. Miles had...

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Settlements
Jan 10
2014
The mother of a child born with a cleft palate and lip she said was caused by her use of Topamax was awarded nearly $11 million, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The mother of a now 5-year old boy who was born with a cleft palate and lip that she claims was caused by her use of the anti-seizure drug Topamax was awarded $11 million by a Philadelphia jury. The South Carolina woman filed suit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in November 2011, claiming that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn patients of the risk of birth defects when the drug Topamax was taken...

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Settlements
Jan 02
2014
A tentative settlement was reached regarding thousands of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and its all-metal hip replacements, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

An agreement has been reached with Johnson & Johnson in an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits against the company regarding its all-metal hip replacements , yet some experts are concerned that the settlement would not be enough to satisfy all the claims made against the company. The $5.5 billion settlement would be one of the largest product liability claims for a medical device if it receives court approval. Hip...

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Settlements