How many innocent people are in U.S. prisons, and why can’t we find them?

Most estimates put the number of wrongfully convicted people in the tens of thousands. Fewer than 3,000 have been exonerated in the last 30 years.

When Javon Davis was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, his 15-year-old daughter took it the hardest of all his kids.

She used to ask him on the phone, “Why didn’t you tell who did it?”

“We had to have this talk, like, ‘I don’t know,’” Davis said. “‘Yeah I didn’t do it, but I don’t know who did it either.’”

His daughter responded, “Then how are you going to get out of jail?”

For Javon Davis, the answer was the Great North Innocence Project. Highly experienced and passionate lawyers took on his case, and managed to win an appeal and

Hernia Mesh Failure Lawsuits: Q&A with a Trial Lawyer

Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the United States.

Most surgeons perform hernia repairs with surgical mesh. The net-like implant helps fix weak spots in muscle or connective tissue and prevents organs or fat from bulging through the weak spot.

Most people have no problems after hernia repairs with mesh, and they can return to their regular activities. But sometimes hernia mesh fails and causes serious, painful problems that leave some people with debilitating health complications. Surgeons have to remove and replace defective mesh.

Thousands of people across the country have filed hernia mesh lawsuits seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and lost quality of life.

Trial attorney and pharmaceutical litigation expert Trent B. Miracle is the head of the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Simmons Hanly Conroy, an award-winning national firm based in Illinois. Under Miracle’s leadership, the litigation group has won

Brothers wrongfully convicted of murder awarded $75 million after each serving 31 years in prison

Two North Carolina men who were wrongfully convicted in a rape and murder of an 11-year-old were awarded $75 million total in compensatory damages Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, who each spent 31 years in jail for a crime they did not commit, were each awarded $1 million for every year spent in prison. In addition to the $31 million each, the eight-person jury awarded them $13 million in punitive damages, the News & Observer reports.

McCollum and Brown are half-brothers, who had low IQs when they were questioned by police about the incident. McCollum was 19 and Brown was 15. McCollum was sentenced to death, becoming the longest-serving inmate on North Carolina’s death row. Brown was sentenced to

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