$502 million J&J hip replacement lawsuit verdict

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Federal jury finds Johnson & Johnson liable for negligence, fraud A Texas federal jury recently awarded $502 million to five plaintiffs with Johnson & Johnson’s defective DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant. After hearing 37-days of testimony, jurors found J&J liable for gross negligence, fraud, and failure to warn doctors and patients about… Read more »

Congress, put aside politics and give the President’s Supreme Court nominee a hearing and vote

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With 11 months still left in his term, the President is fully within his authority to nominate Supreme Court Justices Since 1875, every Supreme Court nominee received a vote or at least a hearing in the Senate. Unfortunately, the political gridlock in Washington may lead to the unprecedented event of President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland,… Read more »

Fear of electrical fires shuts down Metro

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Metro chairman calls safety top priority Beginning at midnight tonight, Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail system will shut down for 24 hours amid concerns an electrical fire could break out, potentially endangering the lives of thousands of passengers. One such event occurred during the early morning commute on Monday, causing delays along three separate metro lines. A… Read more »

Pedestrian fatalities in Washington, D.C. up 40 percent in 2015

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Governors Highway Safety Association study estimates 10 percent rise in fatalities nationwide A recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates a 10 percent rise in pedestrians killed in auto accident in 2015 over the previous year. In Washington, D.C. alone, the GHSA estimates pedestrian deaths soared 40 percent in 2015 over 2014…. Read more »

10 hospitalized in Fairfax, Virginia Greyhound bus crash

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One victim battling life-threatening injuries A Greyhound bus crash in Lorton, Virginia sent 10 people to the hospital this morning. The accident occurred on the northbound lane of Route 123/Ox Road and Hooes Road in Fairfax County. Reports indicate the Greyhound passenger bus and a truck collided sometime after the morning rush hour. 10 people… Read more »