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New York Court Discusses Reduction of Liability Based on Proportion of Fault in Multi-Defendant Malpractice Case

When a patient is provided the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a properly prescribed medication it may result in significant harm and in some cases, death. Often times multiple care providers will be responsible for administering the wrong … Continue reading

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Michigan Supreme Court Discusses Amending Complaints to Add Nonparty at Fault

photo credit: Shutterstock.com/Nirat.pix In a recent Michigan slip-and-fall case, a state appellate court considered whether a plaintiff’s amended complaint adding a nonparty at fault relates back to the original filing. Ultimately, the court concluded that the plaintiff’s amended complaint did … Continue reading

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RJR Cleared, PM Assigned a Fraction of Fault for Smoker's Cancer & COPD, Likely Slashing $1.6M Verdict

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL— A Florida state court jury Thursday handed down a $1.6 million-plus verdict for the respiratory disease and cancer it found a Florida woman suffered because of Philip Morris-brand cigarettes. However, the verdict apportioned the lion’s … Continue reading

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RJR Accused of Fault for "Greatest Generation" Smoker's COPD Death, as Trial Opens

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Jurors Award $400K in Cancer Claim Against RJR, Find Smoker 75% at Fault

Stock image.  Quincy, FL— A Florida jury Thursday handed down a $400,000 verdict against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a smoker’s lung cancer death, but apportioned the lion’s share of responsibility to the smoker himself, which will likely slash … Continue reading

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