When Nebraska residents hear the words "fatal accident victims," they often picture situations in which an unsuspecting driver falls victim to another driver who happened to be operating his or her vehicle in a reckless manner. A scenario that people often fail to picture is one in which a passenger is killed in a fatal accident because of the actions of the driver of the vehicle in which he or she is riding. Even though this scenario is less common, it is no less devastating to the family members who are left to grieve their loss.
More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for a faulty hip implant created by the company's DePuy Orthopedics division. Recently, the first lawsuit was settled. Jurors awarded a man more than $8.3 million to cover his medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the defective product.