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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2017 – Parents of a newborn daughter with severe brain damage filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the baby’s delivery. A Pennsylvania hospital and a local doctor had to pay $19.3 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of a brain damaged baby. The settlement agreement set aside $9.05 million in a special account to care for the child and another $2 million was paid to the child’s mother. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleged the physician was negligent in delivering the couple’s baby in 2012, by […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2017 – Medical malpractice lawsuits involving patients found “dead in bed” while in hospital after successful operations are on the rise. The patients were recovering in their rooms and not considered to be at risk. The sudden and unexpected death of patients recovering after successful surgery, sometimes within hours of an operation, is posing a significant problem. Research by top U.S. doctors into this issue has shown opioid painkillers suppress the respiratory system and starve the brain of oxygen, resulting in death. An in depth review of cases involving respiratory depression found the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2017 – Three people in an SUV were T-boned by a big rig. None of them made it out of the wreck alive. The accident, involving a semi and an SUV, happened on the intersection of Minnesota County Road 47 and Goodwin Avenue. The crash occurred as the SUV was slowing down to execute a wide U-turn. The heavily loaded 18-wheeler, hauling beer at the time, slammed into the side of the SUV, causing it to roll into a roadside ditch. All three occupants of the SUV were declared dead at the scene. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2017 – A California woman went to an emergency room after she had been shot in the head with an air rifle. A delay in treatment resulted in a traumatic brain injury. The woman waited for five hours and by the time she was transferred to another hospital for surgery, she was barely conscious. Attending doctors at the second hospital rushed her into surgery, but the intracranial bleeding had exerted so much pressure on her brain that she sustained a traumatic brain injury. She now requires around-the-clock care. The plaintiff’s family filed a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2016 – A patient in hospital for a colonoscopy went into cardiac arrest after his oxygen levels dropped to dangerous levels. Although revived, he remained in the hospital until his death three months later. A court found that the hospital in question had made changes to the patient records, took too long to offer the medical records when they were requested and lied under oath by offering false testimony. The patient went into the hospital on October 1, 2010 for what should have been a routine colonoscopy. The 49-year-old man was under anesthesia […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2016 – Three former patients alleging medical malpractice are suing a Long Island neurosurgeon. The plaintiffs in this case were all allegedly diagnosed with a condition called Chiari malformation. This condition involves structural defects in the cerebellum, controlling balance. When a cerebellum defect is below the foramen magnum, it is referred to as a Chiari malformation. According to the various statements of claim, the neurosurgeon allegedly performed unnecessary surgery or made such serious errors that the patients developed post-surgery complications in the form of cysts on their spinal cords. As the case proceeded, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2016 – In June 2015, a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania triathlete was killed in a hit-and-run accident, by a habitual drunk driving offender. The offender in this fatal accident, who pled guilty to his crime, is currently serving six to 17 years for the death of a 31-year-old woman who was out jogging in her community. According to the police who responded to the accident, the drunk driver fled the scene. Law enforcement was able to apprehend him at his home later that evening. The Police report that the driver had a blood alcohol content […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2016 – A bicycle rider was killed after being struck by a box truck on an Indianapolis state road. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the bike rider dead and the trucker waiting to answer questions. The investigation is ongoing, and police are unclear why the accident occurred. The state road is well known to be a dangerous stretch for car accidents. Residents report that bicyclists are not uncommon on the highway, as it is the only way across. Police say both drivers and bicyclists need to use […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – In August 2016, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled a doctor could be sued for medical malpractice for a patient’s suicide. After a Florida woman hanged herself at the age of 55, her husband filed a lawsuit against the family doctor treating her for depression. According to documents submitted with the statement of claim, the woman had been taking Effexor from 2005 to 2008, but stopped in 2008 due to side effects, such as mental strain, gastric issues, emotional upset and the inability to get a good night’s sleep. The day before she […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2016 – Johnson & Johnson has been sued for the alleged link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder – a major best seller for the company. They promoted talcum powders for decades to use after every shower and to dust in undergarments for personal freshness. Florence Kuntz’s daughter was 43-years-old when she was told she had ovarian cancer. She had been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for over 23 years for feminine hygiene. Kuntz filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging numerous cases of ovarian cancer, as a result of prolonged use of […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2016 – Derek Sheely was 22-years-old when he died after suddenly collapsing at football practice. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The parents hoped to send a message about the risk of concussions in college, pro and youth sports. This case turned out to be a very high profile one because it shone a spotlight on a hotly debated topic, the risk of brain injuries and concussions while playing contact sports, such as football. It’s a debate that has garnered much media attention since the issue was first discovered with the death […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2016 – Rosie McGhee allegedly died from injuries sustained in a fall at a nursing home. McGhee’s estate administrator filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence. According to documents filed with the lawsuit, sometime between October 2010 and July 2015, Rosie McGhee sustained injuries after a fall and subsequently developed pressure sores. McGhee’s estate administrator suggests the sores contributed and/or caused her death. Further allegations suggest the defendants, against Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC and Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC., did not provide proper/adequate supervision, failed to provide a complete medical […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – Niomi James and Jayla Parler were killed in a crash involving a DUI driver, former astronaut James Halsell. Halsell was charged with reckless murder and also faces a wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama and in federal court. Halsell was 59-years-old at the time of the wreck. According to the police reports at the time of the accident, the driver of the car that Halsell hit told investigators he was doing 65 mph on U.S. 82 when suddenly a speeding vehicle rear-ended his Ford Fiesta. The force of the impact crushed the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2016 – A $7 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a driver who recklessly backed his pickup through a crowded parking lot. He struck and killed 37-year-old James Robinson. The truck hit several other vehicles and injured 11 other people. James Robinson and his wife Julia and their daughter had been watching fireworks from the back of their vehicle. When the show was over, the Robinson family started to pack up to leave. While they were in the midst of departure preparations, their vehicle was hit by a 2006 Dodge pickup being […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2016 – According to the court documents filed in this case, Yolanda Lamar sustained permanent injuries after falling out of her bed at her care home. The lawsuit cites negligence resulting in wrongful death. On May 24, 2014, Yolanda Lamar fell out of her bed while in care at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. She died four days later as a result of those injuries. Yolanda’s son, Cordell Lamar chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence in the care of his mother. According to the statement of claim, Mr. Lamar alleges the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2016 – The University of Pennsylvania has to pay $44.1 million for misdiagnosing a bad reaction to anti-coagulant medication that resulted in a brain hemorrhage. The verdict in this case found the attending physician to be 35 percent liable and the hospital 65 percent liable. The jury deliberated the case over a two-day period at the conclusion of the 13-day trial. According to the documents submitted in the case, the hospital was negligent in recognizing the changes in 57-year-old Andrea Tate’s blood after being put on heparin. The plaintiff’s attorneys alleged that the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2016 – Mark Davenport went to his local emergency room complaining of abdominal pain and constipation. He had ultimately lost 80 pounds and died of multiple organ failure and septic shock. Davenport was only 54 years old when he died. His death was preventable and it shocked the local community that at least five physicians had failed to diagnose an internal hernia. Davenport’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the misdiagnosis resulted in catastrophic and fatal injuries. Mark’s wife and daughter filed the suit against numerous defendants, including but not limited to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2016 – The day 36-year-old Kortney Sawyer went into hospital for what was deemed to be a routine hysterectomy was the last time she saw her family. She died on the operating table. Two Peoria doctors were found liable for Sawyer’s wrongful death with the jury awarding the family over $5 million. The award is to assist Sawyer’s husband and three children move forward with their lives. It was a one of those wins that while appreciated, emphasized the loss of Kortney Sawyer as a wife and mother. Sawyer’s hysterectomy was supposed to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2016 – Armando Ramirez thought all of the students on his bus had disembarked. He was wrong and later found the body of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee at the back of a locked, intensely hot school bus. Nineteen-year-old Paul Lee was autistic and required special care to get him to school and back home each day. The regular bus driver was out the day of Lee’s death and a replacement, Armando Ramirez, took over and was driving a split shift that day. “Perhaps that explains why Lee was forgotten at the back of […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2016 – Charles Canfield Jr. is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of 10-year-old Marley Johnson. Canfield ran into the vehicle carrying Johnson after he had already been involved in another accident. Both of the accidents that 26-year-old Charles Canfield Jr. is accused of causing could have been avoided if he had not chosen to drink and then drive while under the influence. Drunken driving suspect Canfield faces charges of second-degree murder, felony drunken driving for a prior DUI with an enhancement for causing great bodily harm, injuring more than one person, […]


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