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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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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2017 – A Utah doctor is being sued for allegedly removing both ovaries of a transgender patient when the patient had consented to the removal of only one ovary. The patient filed a lawsuit alleging that the physician “breached her duty of care” by taking both ovaries, leaving her in a permanent state of menopause. The woman in this case had gone to see the doctor complaining of painful periods lasting several weeks. According to documents filed in court, the care plan was to proceed with a hysterectomy, removal of both fallopian tubes, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – Two teens were walking home from spending a day in the park when an allegedly intoxicated driver struck them. On June 28, 2016, a 15- and 16-year-old girl, were walking home from a day in the park when they were struck by an intoxicated driver. A witness reports the 51-year-old female driver was traveling at 50 mph when she drove into a newly curved section of the road under construction; she missed the curve and hit the girls. The 15-year-old died at the scene and the 16-year-old sustained two broken legs, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – Toyota and Takata Corporation face yet another defective air bag lawsuit, this time in Connecticut. The lawsuit in this matter was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging a woman was killed when a faulty airbag device violently exploded during a moderate speed crash. The deceased victim was a passenger in a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by her husband who sustained minor injures. This lawsuit was filed just after Takata filed for bankruptcy and in the wake of an agreed upon settlement of $553 million connected […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2017 – Two elder care attendants in South Carolina posted a video on Snapchat showing them verbally abusing two patients at an assisted living facility. The facility where the two elder care attendants worked is facing two lawsuits from the families of the women who were abused. One of the videos posted online shows the two employees telling an 82-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s that she was dumb, her mother was dull and she was not to touch them because she had body fluids on her hands. One of the abusers, a 25-year-old woman, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2017 – A Florida surgeon is being sued in the death of a patient after he performed liposuction. The physician’s specialty was known to be liposuction and fat transfers to the buttocks. The 44-year-old doctor was allegedly performing a “Brazilian butt lift” procedure on the 33-year-old woman from Illinois, when she stopped breathing. The police and paramedics were called to the scene and the patient was taken to hospital where she died in the E.R. According to information filed in the wrongful death lawsuit by the woman’s family, health department records revealed several […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2017 – An Iowa woman was initially diagnosed as having a benign tumor in the lining of her brain. As these types of tumors grow slowly, typically they are just monitored by the doctor. Instead of monitoring the 74-year-old woman’s tumor, the doctor suggested it would be best if she had surgery to remove it. In June 2015, the patient had an operation to excise the tumor and remove part of her skull. Once the surgeon had concluded the operation, he put titanium mesh in place where the portion of skull was removed […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2017 – Seven days after giving birth, the 30-year-old plaintiff in this case underwent an operation to rule out cancer in lymph nodes in her chest. During the operation, a major vessel was cut in her neck. To repair it, three other major vessels were clamped, depriving the woman of a blood flow to her brain. After the surgery, the woman was transferred to the ICU in critical condition where it was determined that a blood clot had completely blocked the blood flow in her right carotid artery. The resulting stroke destroyed massive […]


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