pain and suffering News

California Lawmakers Raise Awards for Malpractice Lawsuits

The California Legislature has agreed to increase how much money people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits, resolving one of the thorniest disputes in state politics by raising a cap on damages for the first time in 47 years. California …

California Increasing Awards in Medical Malpractice Cases

People who get hurt because of a doctor’s negligence in California could soon get a lot more money in malpractice lawsuits under an agreement reached Wednesday that – if approved by the state Legislature – would avoid a costly fight …

Oregon High Court Rules State’s Pain And Suffering Cap Unconstitutional

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled a law limiting noneconomic damages in personal injury cases to $500,000 is unconstitutional because it violates the legal remedy clause of the Oregon constitution. Capping noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, deprives individuals of …

$10M Award to Man Hit By Garbage Truck Reinstated by Oregon Court

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …

$2M Award by California Jury to Young Relative of Trinity Network Founders

A Southern California jury awarded $2 million to the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Jan and Paul Crouch, finding that her grandmother acted outrageously in refusing to report the girl’s sexual assault by an employee. Carra Crouch, now 24, …

Comcast Sued By Oregon Cyclist Clotheslined By Cable

An Oregon cyclist who was clotheslined by a cable cord suspended across a road is suing Comcast and Portland Disposal. Portland attorney, Mark Ginsberg told the Oregonian that his 64-year-old client Michael A. Horner was bicycling to work at Shriners …

Germanwings Offers Emotional Damage Payments to Crash Victims’ Families

Germanwings is offering €25,000 ($27,833) compensation payments to close relatives of those killed in the March 24 plane crash for their pain and suffering, it said on Tuesday. Evidence shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit …

California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending

Two recent studies say a proposition on California’s November ballot to raise the pain and suffering cap for medical malpractice lawsuits will increase medical costs and malpractice premiums. The studies and heavy advertising by the opposition to Proposition 46, the …

$280K Sought by Woman Who Slipped At Oregon Safeway Deli

A woman who says she hurt her back after slipping on a greasy spot at a Safeway store in Sandy, Ore. has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Tammy Hadley seeks at least $30,000 …

Falling Mirror Prompts Woman to Sue Oregon Yoga Studio

A Portland, Ore. woman is suing her yoga studio and a glass company after she suffered serious injuries when a mirror fell on her during class. Lindsey Eltinge said she had her eyes closed when the mirror fell in January, …