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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – A 16-year-old student suddenly fainted, collapsed and died during his high school football practice at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. He was a tall young man and weighed in at 295-pounds. At 16 years of age, he had his whole life ahead of him. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, emergency workers at the scene and education officials for failing to provide their son with adequate medical care. According to the statement of claim filed in this wrongful death lawsuit, there was no defibrillator […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2016 – Dean Buhs’ executor filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2011 against Gibson City hospital, Gibson City Clinic and Dr. David Hagan. The jury recently handed down a verdict for $950,000. According to legal observers in the Ford County area, the recent jury award of $950,000 in damages awarded to the estate of 73-year-old Dean Buhs was a landmark civil judgment in the county’s 156-year history. The break down of damages included $400,000 for pecuniary losses, $200,000 for emotional distress, $100,000 for disability and $250,000 for pain and suffering. It took the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2016 – A physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia failed to diagnose a young boy’s bacterial meningitis, despite several trips to the E.R. Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he first suffered from meningitis. Now seven years old, he functions at the level of a three year old. He struggles daily with a loss of balance, hearing loss, developmental and learning delays and language disorder. His mother, Shantice Tillery, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. Shamir’s mother took him to the hospital three days in a row before someone finally decided the child […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2016 – Negligently delaying a C-section resulted in severe brain damage to a baby born at the Banner-Lassen Hospital. The damage is so severe the now three-year-old is blind, suffers from infrequent seizures, must be fed through a stomach tube, cannot walk, talk or care for herself. This medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in a verdict of $9.6 million. Although the award sounds high, the three-year-old being cared for has a life expectancy into her mid-20s and requires round-the-clock care. “This story began in April 2012, when a mother in labor was admitted to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2015 – Walter Riggs died at the Alden-Princeton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. His family chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Walter Riggs suffered from diabetes and dementia and was a resident of Alden-Princeton for about two years. During that period of time, he was sent to hospital frequently for bowel obstructions and constipation. It was discovered after his death in 2013 that he was being given the wrong medication and had been receiving it for several months. The administrator for the estate is seeking a jury trial, damages and litigation […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2015 – Owen Goldsmith died in his home on Sept. 9, 2015, in the Butte Fire in California. He was 82-years old. His surviving family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against PG&E and two tree cutting services, vegetation management company ACRT Trees and Trees Inc. Goldsmith’s two daughters, Karen Goldsmith and Stephanie Mathes, allege that PG&E put the retired Air Force staff sergeant in a situation where he felt he had no escape. The wildfire that took Goldsmith’s life burned more than 800 homes and building to the ground and consumed over 70,000 […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2015 – In the course of a few short months, Ronald Scott went from being relatively active to having headaches so severe he contemplated suicide. Scott was an Air Force veteran and suffered from severe chronic headaches. However, nothing helped diminish them despite being given narcotics. He was initially told he may have a bad vertebra in his back, and later the diagnosis changed to allergies, then to a possible stroke. But no one could really explain what caused these severe headaches. Scott’s daughter received a call that her father had collapsed on […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2015 – In yet another wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Glenbrook Hospital, Edward Mack is suing the NorthShore University HealthSystem on behalf of his deceased wife, Barbara Mack. The statement of claim filed in Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-009769 alleges that Barbara Mack was admitted to Glenbrook Hospital in September 2013. Her medical care team consisted of Dr. Noah DeGarmo and two certified physician’s assistants, Sandra Leeson and Kelly Izsak. The allegations state that the named defendants failed to diagnose and administer treatment to Barbara Mack for what later […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2015 – James Nash went to hospital in 2013 for a groin abscess. He subsequently collapsed in a hospital bathroom and died. According to the medical malpractice, wrongful death lawsuit filed by Alice Nash, the mother of the deceased, the doctor who treated her son was allegedly negligent in not properly treating James for clotting after his surgery. The complaint alleges Dr. Harrypersaud Singh admitted James Nash one weekend in May 2013. He then left the hospital for the weekend and Singh’s replacement ordered a pneumatic device to prevent clotting after the groin […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – Geoffery Parker died in a horrific big rig crash in 2014. The cab survival space was allegedly too small and the cab was not adequately designed to withstand a rollover, and he suffocated. At the time of the accident, Parker was driving a blue 2012 Peterbilt, a Paccar built product. He was headed south on U.S. Highway 69 when a bull appeared in his travel lane. The truck hit the animal, causing the trailer and truck to jackknife and separate. The cab rolled onto the roof, crushing the driver’s compartment. Parker […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2015 – Wrongful death lawsuits arising out of incidents of medical negligence or medical malpractice are often long trials, with the plaintiffs needing financial assistance to pay their bills. This case is one of many (over 300) enjoined in multi-district litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Tommy Julian began taking Xarelto in November 2012. His personal physician prescribed it to help him reduce his risk of having a stroke. Julian had non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a condition that increased the chances of suffering a stroke. “In this story, Tommy Julian was taking […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2015 – When it came down to the jury deciding if former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, 25, was guilty of murder, the verdict was “Yes.” The victim, Odin Lloyd, had been shot five times. Hernandez received life in prison without the chance of parole. He still faces yet another trial for the 2012 murder of two Boston men, Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreau and a further court date yet to be set that involves allegations that he shot a friend, Alexander Bradley, in the face. Lloyd’s mother is now moving forward with a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – Matt Osborne, aka Doink the Clown, died an untimely death in 2013 from an accidental overdose of morphine and hydrocodone, allegedly taken as the result of traumatic brain injuries sustained while wrestling as a contender for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Doink the Clown’s death came as a shock to many. His widow, Michelle James, and their two children were named as plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence and fraud in regard to the WWE’s mistreatment of Osborne, which led to his death. Even though Osborne had been a known […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2015 – Elizabeth Karnicki was killed when her head was run over by a duck boat in Chinatown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her horrified husband watched, unable to assist her. The Karnicki family allege there was negligence involved in her death and have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, the parent companies of the tourist operation that ran the duck boat tours and the builder of the boat. Karnicki, 68, was apparently crossing the street at Arch and 11th streets on May 8 when the duck boat hit her, crushing […]


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Paramus, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2015 – In a precedent-setting victory, Callagy Law successfully argued that an ERISA plan administrator’s failure to substantially comply with a certain Department of Labor (DOL) regulation results in annulling the plan’s contractual limitation on the period in which to bring a law suit in Federal Court. Our client’s case was initially dismissed for filing his complaint after the plan’s one-year contractual limitation had run. But Callagy Law Counsel Matthew R. Major, Esq., persuaded the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that 29 C.F.R. § 2560.503-1(g)(1)(iv), a Department of Labor regulation governing the ERISA […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2015 – A drunk driver, his employer and a strip club are named in a wrongful death lawsuit as being at fault for the death of Lieutenant Eric Eslary. “This wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Eslary’s widow. She is seeking compensation to continue to care for her children in the manner in which Lieutenant Eslary would have provided for them,” said Daren Monroe, a Litigation Funding Corp. representative. Two of the named defendants in this case are Clair Fink, who is believed to have been driving drunk at the time of the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2015 – A state trooper’s son died as a result of driving under the influence. He was served alcohol continuously at a wedding, despite clearly being inebriated. 18-year-old Johnathan Taylor was heading home after attending a wedding party and was driving while under the influence when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree. His blood alcohol content was .20, which is 2 1/2 times the legal limit for an adult. Johnathan’s father, Greg Taylor, a state trooper, and his mother, Carrie Taylor, are now suing businesses that supplied and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2015 – Benjamin B. Reade Sr., an AndroGel user, died of a fatal heart attack possibly linked to a defective testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) product. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed by widow Laura Reade, is part of a much larger litigation effort involving over 1,000 cases being heard in Illinois dealing with alleged defective product AndroGel TRT, made by AbbeVille. The lawsuit, like others of its kind, seeks compensation for loss of consortium, companionship, income, wrongful death and a number of other allegations dealing with the supposition that TRT caused serious heart conditions […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2015 – The sudden death of 93-year-old Harriet Randel was thought to be simply the result of old age. An anonymous letter received by the victim’s family suggests that was not the case. Harriet Randel was living at the Palm Village Retirement Community in Reedley, California, before she died in the ICU in November 2014. On the day of Randel’s burial, the family received a shocking letter in the mail. “Randel’s son, Terry Anderson, was tremendously shocked by the information it contained,” said Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe. The family took Randel’s […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2015 – Going to court does not always mean the named defendant participates in the civil trial. Ciara Byers initially faced charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana, causing death. She chose to plead guilty in the deaths of a husband and wife, Robert and Susan Kammeraad, and faces up to 15 years in jail. The Kammeraads’ son filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit and has been trying to get the case to move forward. However, that has been difficult, as the defendant is not responding to any notices. […]


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