By Christine Hsu | Oct 22, 2012 02:53 PM EDT
The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, claiming that doctors falsely pronounced their son dead and kept him off his ventilator for hours even though relatives insisted that the boy's eyes and body were still moving.
By Tim McLaughlin & Bill Berkrot | Oct 20, 2012 10:20 AM EDT
Executives at the Boston-area pharmacy whose steroid shots have been linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak have been sued in a bid to freeze their personal assets.
By Amber Moore | Oct 13, 2012 10:54 AM EDT
Soda makers along with other trade organizations have filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the New York soda ban that is about to be implemented in the city.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 12, 2012 12:28 PM EDT
A Missouri obstetrician is accused of severing a baby's head from his body during delivery and then trying to hide it by shoving the newborn back into the mother's birth canal, according to a lawsuit.
By Makini Brice | Oct 12, 2012 11:40 AM EDT
In the first of probably many legal challenges to come, one Minnesota woman has filed a lawsuit against the compounding pharmacy that is at the center of the meningitis outbreak ravaging the United States.
By David Bailey | Oct 12, 2012 09:09 AM EDT
One of the nearly 14,000 patients given potentially tainted injections of pain medicine sued the maker of the treatment in what may be the first of a wave of lawsuits over a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 09, 2012 03:35 PM EDT
An 11-year-old girl lost part of her thumb when her hand got stuck in a wall vent of one of America's largest indoor water amusement parks.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 05, 2012 03:30 PM EDT
A man claims that a dancer at a strip club fell on him with so much force that she tore open his bladder during his bachelor party, according to a lawsuit.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 26, 2012 12:31 PM EDT
New York hospitals are routinely "harvesting" body parts from patients before they're even dead, a lawsuit is claiming.
By Makini Brice | Sep 24, 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Court documents from last year say that the man had a sexual fetish that involved getting his diaper changed.
By Makini Brice | Sep 24, 2012 12:05 PM EDT
The inmates argue that the lack of access to floss is causing them to lose their teeth.
By Robert Boczkiewicz | Sep 20, 2012 09:25 AM EDT
A federal court jury on Wednesday awarded a Colorado man $7.2 million in damages for developing a chronic condition known as popcorn lung from a chemical used in flavoring microwave popcorn.
By Deena Beasley | Sep 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT
The group representing Los Angeles doctors has joined with two patients to sue Health Net Inc for denying claims based on the insurer's definition of "medical necessity."
By Christine Hsu | Aug 31, 2012 01:52 PM EDT
A Texas man claims that a sexual enhancement supplement caused his penis to become so stiff that it fractured during intercourse.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 29, 2012 12:46 PM EDT
An Oregon man is suing his orthodontist for leaving his braces on for 11 years, which he claims left him with irreversible tooth rot.