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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2017 – FaceTime was cited in a lawsuit as a factor in the death of a 5-year-old girl in a car accident on I-35 in Texas. A California couple has filed a wrongful lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s failure to lockout its application FaceTime, from users operating vehicles, led to the death of their daughter. The crash that resulted in the death of the 5-year-old girl happened on Christmas Eve, 2014. Her family’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 22-year-old man who was using FaceTime while driving. The crash injured the plaintiff, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2017 – Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announced that Josie Rinehart was awarded the firm’s annual Accident Survivor Scholarship. Rinehart will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at the University of Southern Indiana. “Josie exemplifies the spirit of determination that we wanted to honor with this award,” said Paul Greenberg. “Faced with a devastating tragedy, she had the strength to persevere and build a better life for herself and others. We are proud to be able to contribute to her educational goals.” Rinehart survived an accident that claimed the lives […]


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PORT HUENEME, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2017 – Eric Traut of Traut Firm will represent a high profile wrongful death suit going to trial December 18, 2017 alleging a wrongful death and cover-up at drug treatment center Passages. According to court documents, patient Gregory Link was discovered dead one day into treatment with alleged signs of a struggle as alleged by wife Lani Link, filed March 21, 2016, in the Ventura County Superior Court. Says plaintiff Lani Link of Honolulu, Hawaii, of her late husband Gregory Link. “The loss I have suffered is incalculable.” Link was well known […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2017 – A jury issued a $10 million verdict in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit. Richard Wiederhold, a Brevard County district fire chief, was left paralyzed from the chest down after a crash with a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza. Wiederhold’s wife Yvonne had to take care of his daily needs, including bathing him and feeding him through a tube, until 15 months after the accident, when he died of his injuries. “When a loved one is lost due to another person’s negligence, it is only fair that the family obtain compensation from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2017 – Texas has three categories of caps on medical malpractice awards. A number of U.S. states limit damages awarded to victims of medical malpractice. Most of those states only limit what is referred to as non-economic damages, such as disfigurement, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are also considered to be subjective damages; meaning financial compensation is based on tastes, opinions or personal feelings. The three categories of medical malpractice damages awarded in wrongful death cases, in Texas, are: · Limits on punitive damages · Limits on total damages […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2017 – The sons of a couple who died in a car accident on the Veterans Expressway in Tampa have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two construction firms, claiming that negligent placement of signs and blockades caused the fatal accident. “The loss of loved ones in an automobile collision is even more tragic when the accident was preventable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa wrongful death attorney with Joyce & Reyes, who is not involved in the case. “When a fatal accident is the result of negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is an […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2017 – A recent Texas lawsuit demonstrates that a company was negligent in knowingly providing an unsafe workplace. In April of 2015, a young man was killed on-the-job at a metal products company by a co-worker. The deceased was shot with a 38-caliber handgun. The killer is currently serving 45-years in jail. According to court documents, the convicted killer had pulled a gun on workers at a job prior to being hired at the metal products company and had waved a gun at workers in a local restaurant as well. The company was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2017 – A high school student and his mother died in a recent wreck on SH 71. According to police records, this accident was the result of a recklessly driven 2015 Subaru traveling west on SH 71. In the inside lane, heading east, was a 2015 Ford Focus followed by a 2012 Volvo truck, in the outside lane. The speeding Subaru failed to negotiate a curve on SH 71, causing it to cross over into the inside lane of highway directly in front of the Ford Focus. The Subaru slammed into the front […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2017 – Over 23,641 physicians reported the adverse effects of the transvaginal mesh (TVM) device, used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In addition, 25,000 attorneys and over 1,000 hospitals sent negative reports of TVMs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, there was a high number of medical device distributor reports to the FDA, as well. According to the FDA, there were 126,349 adverse events reported relating to TVM kit failures and 49 recalls for the various medical device manufacturers involved which included Boston Scientific, Bard, Medventure […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – 2016 has seen an increase of pedestrian deaths in Houston. As of October 31, there were at least 71 pedestrians killed and the number appears to be escalating every month. The increased number of accidents has the local police investigating why the numbers are on the rise. The police have determined that many of the deaths happened when pedestrians did not use crosswalks while attempting to cross local streets or roads. Not using the crosswalks however does not appear to be the only reason for the dramatic increase in deaths. Houston […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2016 – Despite the global auto recall, defective Takata airbags are still a dangerous and contentious issue. The Takata airbag recall was supposed to deal with exploding airbags that propelled metal shrapnel into the vehicle after an accident, often seriously injuring or killing the driver. Because the damage was severe and the dangers of the Takata air bag not originally understood, some police attending accident scenes thought the driver and passengers had been murdered. After several accidents and autopsies, police began to realize that airbag shrapnel was responsible for the deaths. The Takata […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2016 – Limits on the amount of medical malpractice damages have been found unconstitutional by a second Florida appeals court. The Second District Court of Appeal expressed its agreement with the Fourth District’s opinion that a statutory cap on non-economic damages is unconstitutional in both wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. “It is good news that two appeals courts have found limits on medical malpractice damages to be unconstitutional,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa medical malpractice attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The amount of compensation that injured people receive […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2016 – Driver distraction may have been a factor in this fatal collision. This fatal crash occurred, in September, in San Antonio. It involved a white pickup truck and a dump truck. Two were left dead and three were injured as a result of this accident on FM 1937 and U.S. 281 South. When police arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles in opposite ditches. The road was littered with debris from each truck. The two-lane country road was relatively narrow and the collision had been a head-on, with one vehicle clipping […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2016 – At least seven lawsuits have been filed in Florida over a 2015 plane crash in Ohio that killed nine Floridians. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that the flight crew’s incorrect runway approach and failure to follow procedures caused the Nov. 10, 2015 crash. The board also said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to properly enforce regulations against ExecuFlight, the operator of the flight. The findings by the safety board were recently made public at a hearing in Washington, D.C. “An investigation by a government body into what […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Under a new federal rule, nursing homes that receive federal funding will no longer be able to force residents to arbitrate their disputes outside the court system and away from public scrutiny. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Health and Human Services Department, issued the final rule on Sept. 28, 2016. It will take effect Nov. 28, 2016, providing new legal protections to 1.5 million nursing home residents. “Many nursing homes have forced injured residents and, in some cases, family members who had lost a loved one, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2016 – J&Y is beginning the academic year with a burst of creative energy. Their brand new website presents this well-established firm of superb personal injury attorneys in a crisp new setting. In just under a decade, the practice has become one of the leading professional law corporations in both northern and southern California, so it seems only fitting that they repackage themselves to showcase the talents and impressive credentials of Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai. The legal team of J&Y has over 50 years of combined experience recovering tens of millions […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 1, 2016 – Sarah Gann of Waco, Texas, went to hospital in extreme pain. Allegedly overdosed on narcotics by medical staff, she died days later. Sarah Gann was admitted to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Hospital on October 5, 2011 in severe pain. complaining of back pain similar to a kidney stone. She was immediately started on narcotics. According to the wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit filed in 170th District Court, the staff, including the prescribing doctor, did not check to determine if Dilaudid, the painkiller chosen, was needed. Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 5, 2016 – Deborah Jackson collided with an over width, over length mobile home being transported on FM 535. It should never have been on the road. The mobile home, being moved from one location to another by Lechuga Construction, extended across the center stripe. The truck was not traveling on a state approved highway and the permit they did have did not allow them to be on FM 535. According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) certified crash report, the truck and its load was over length and over width. Both Jackson […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2016 – Debi Chalik of Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers discusses whether your new tires are really new with Michael J. Swanson, the author of How David Beats Goliath, and the President and CEO of Advance Capital, Inc. In Chalik & Chalik’s practice, she has seen many cases in which people believe that they are driving with a brand new tire on their car, but in reality, the tire could be 10, 12 or even 18 years old. The tire appears to be brand new because it has no tread wear, but in […]


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