Thursday, June 5, 2014

Personal Injury News

The news this week contained two interesting cases involving personal injury claims. 

General Motors released a report with the conclusions of an investigation into faulty ignition switches that have caused injuries and deaths.  The report prompted calls for action from members of Congress and consumer advocates and conspiracy theorists.  The auto company fired 15 employees while disputing a claim that the defective ignitions have caused 74 deaths.  GM has now recalled 12.8 million vehicles. 

750 professional football players have sued NFL teams alleging that NFL doctors prescribed painkillers and sleep-aids on game days to mask the pain and the drive the players to perform at a higher level.  Prescriptions for Percodan, Percocet, Toradol and Ambien were among those listed in the lawsuit.  The plaintiff's in the lawsuit are seeking class-action status and have alleged that they have suffered serious long-term health effects such as kidney failure, nerve damage and chronic muscle problems.