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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2018 – Eight years after the death of her baby daughter, a Pennsylvania mother was awarded $4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that the baby’s death could have been prevented, as the mother had asked numerous times for her daughter to be tested for whooping cough, because she had symptoms herself. A jury agreed that the child should have been diagnosed and treated sooner. The defendant plans to appeal. It is difficult to move forward after the death of a loved one financially and emotionally. Medical malpractice lawsuits such […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2018 – An 18-wheeler traveling west on Interstate 440 in Arkansas crossed into the eastbound lane, striking another big rig. One trucker was killed in the crash. The preliminary police report indicates a westbound truck hauling two trailers hit the inside of a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to cross over into the eastbound lanes. The second trailer hit another eastbound 18-wheeler, killing the driver and injuring two others. It is not clear if the first truck was speeding or whether the driver was distracted. An investigation is ongoing. The family of the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2018 – Two big rigs recently collided on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. In the aftermath of this collision, three truckers were killed. According to the crash report one of the trucks was heading east on I-40, then suddenly, the truck crossed the median and ended up in the westbound lane, where it hit another truck carrying two people. The Department of Transportation was unable to determine how the truck crossed a wire safety barrier in the median. All three people involved in the head-on crash were pronounced dead at the scene. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2018 – A Florida woman discovered a broken epidural needle had been lodged in her spine after she gave birth 14 years ago. The woman had been in pain for several years. Searching for the reason, she went for a CT scan. The results revealed a broken epidural needle lodged in her spine. It had been there since she gave birth in 2003. It is unclear how medical staff missed the large portion of the 10-centimeter needle after administering the injection. The patient filed a lawsuit against the hospital alleging negligent concealment and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2018 – A Florida woman discovered a broken epidural needle had been lodged in her spine after she gave birth 14 years ago. The woman had been in pain for several years. Searching for the reason, she went for a CT scan. The results revealed a broken epidural needle lodged in her spine. It had been there since she gave birth in 2003. It is unclear how medical staff missed the large portion of the 10-centimeter needle after administering the injection. The patient filed a lawsuit against the hospital alleging negligent concealment and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – A baby born in an Illinois in 2007 was allegedly disabled as the result of several medical errors. The boy, now 11-years-old, is unable to take care of himself. He requires around-the-clock care for cerebral palsy and lost vision caused by damage to the brain’s occipital cortex, also referred to as cortical blindness. The child’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that the hospital staff “failed to monitor and deliver” the baby as quickly as possible, resulting in oxygen deprivation. Further allegations include medical staff failing to recognize disturbing signs […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2018 – A Minnesota 911 dispatcher was killed by a drunk driver on her way to work. Her husband heard about her death on the police scanner at their home. According to the police report, a local retired 72-year-old pastor was driving the wrong way on the highway when he hit the police dispatcher head-on. Police arriving on the scene allegedly noted alcohol on the pastor’s breath. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police indicate he may be charged with criminal vehicular homicide. The dispatcher’s husband may wish to consider […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2018 – Jurors awarded $40.3 million to a 6-year-old girl for a spinal cord injury that occurred during her birth in March 2011. The young girl and her twin were delivered at a Delaware hospital in March 2011. During deliveryhe doctors discovered that, one of the babies was in breech “footling” position, with her feet pointed down. According to the lawsuit statement, the physician did not adequately protect the baby’s neck and head during the high-risk delivery. As a result, the baby was paralyzed from the chest down. The child is six-years old […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2018 – A former nursing home administrator was sentenced to three years in prison for reckless homicide and patient abuse. The former administrator allegedly force-fed an 85-year-old woman egg with medication causing her to choke. According to reports, staff later heard banging from a resident’s room. When they entered, the resident “was found to have her head wedged in a nightstand,” and she was already unresponsive. She was transported to the emergency room, where it was discovered that the woman also had suffered a broken arm and was severely dehydrated. The woman died […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2018 – An airline and its contractor are being sued after a disabled senior fell down an airport escalator. A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that they had requested and confirmed a gate-to-gate escort for the woman when she disembarked at the local airport. According to court documents, the airline called a contractor to provide the requested gate-to-gate service. The contractor indicated they were not notified of the request. However, two contract workers did meet the senior at the gate and put her into an electric wheelchair but then left […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – Negligence and a marijuana-laced brownie were cited as reasons for the death of a 23-year-old man who fell from the rooftop of a Los Angeles YMCA. According to court documents, it appeared the young man had eaten a brownie allegedly laced with cannabis and made his way to his room at the YMCA. He told a worker that he was not feeling well and was high. Even though the facility’s policy is to ban residents from entering if they are under the influence of a drug, the man was allowed in […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2018 – An Austin teacher and three of his family members were killed in a car wreck allegedly caused by a drunk driver. A media production and driver’s education teacher, his spouse and two children, were on a trip when an allegedly drunk driver struck their vehicle. The man’s wife and his 14-year-old son were killed instantly. The man made it to the hospital alive, but died several days later as a result of the injuries he sustained in the wreck. The man’s 10-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries in the collision. As a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2018 – A Chevy Malibu ran a red light, hitting a Honda minivan. Five people were injured as a result of the accident. The crash occurred as the driver of the Chevy Malibu, a 21-year-old man, drove through a red light, colliding with the Honda minivan. The Chevy driver and four passengers, ages 17 to 19, were treated at area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. None of the passengers of the Honda minivan required medical assistance. The Chevy driver was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle, disobeying a red light and failure to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2017 – In 2003, due to a medical error, a 46-year-old Arizona woman was left in a coma. The medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in a $12 million jury award. According to the lawsuit, the patient went to the emergency room complaining of pain and thin blood. She was given the drug Profilnine, but two hours later she suffered blood clots and cardiac arrest. The patient was given a clot-busting drug, returning her heart rate to normal and improving her oxygen levels. However, she never regained consciousness and now remains in a persistent vegetative […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2017 – A 61-year-old man died after a non-invasive surgery to replace an aortic valve. Now, his son has filed a medical negligence lawsuit. A Kansas City man was to receive an aortic valve for his heart condition. According to medical records, the patient was told that the procedure had a 99 percent success rate. The aortic valve repair was to be performed by making a small incision in the armpit and avoiding opening the chest cavity. Once the surgery began, the surgeon allegedly failed to follow the instructions for the successful replacement […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Eight residents died in a Hollywood nursing home as a result of Hurricane Irma. The first of eight personal injury lawsuits has been filed. The patients in the rehabilitation facility were elderly, frail and in poor health. Many had mobility issues, but none were as incapacitated as a 94-year-old double leg amputee. “The diabetic patient with weight problems had her left leg amputated in 2016 and her right leg removed in 2017, one month prior to arriving in the nursing home,” said Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation’s representative. There were 141 […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2017 – A 54-year-old Philadelphia woman won $3.35 million in damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit as a result of a delayed breast cancer diagnosis. The jury in this medical negligence case found that two radiologists and the hospital were negligent in 2012 and 2013 in failing to diagnose the patient with breast cancer, despite the woman undergoing numerous mammograms that indicated suspicious calcifications. The patient had regular mammograms since 2009, when another physician first noted calcifications in her breasts. A more in depth exam was requested and the hospital radiologist deemed the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2017 – A Waco hospital is being sued for failure to provide a patient with stroke prevention medication after a medical procedure in 2015. The plaintiff, a 78-year-old man, seeks more than $1 million in his medical malpractice lawsuit. According to documents filed in the case, the patient, was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath and a rapid pulse. After being diagnosed in the emergency room with atrial flutter, the doctor ordered Lovenox, an anticoagulant to prevent clotting. However, hospital records do not show that the drug was ever given to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – A 27-year-old woman died after giving birth. Her family is suing the doctor and the hospital for her wrongful death. The woman died three days after giving birth to a baby boy. The lawsuit alleges she died as a result of severe and permanent injuries as a result of substandard care provided by medical staff. The lawsuit named three defendants and included two medical facilities and the woman’s obstetrician. According the lawsuit, after giving birth, the new mother complained of pain. She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and given […]


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