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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2016 – The $25 million wrongful death lawsuit filed in this case was the result of 32-year-old Jesse Jacobs dying in custody after being denied his medications. Jacobs’ parents filed the wrongful death lawsuit after their son died in the Galveston County jail while serving a 30-day sentence for drunk driving. On admission early in March 2015, he presented his list of required medications along with a note from his physician that indicated he must continue taking them as prescribed. By March 9, 2015, Jacobs told his parents he had not been given […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2016 – During the renovations to Texas A & M’s Kyle Field, a young man met his untimely death. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Angel Garcia fell to his death in 2013 when a piece of concrete, weighing 3,000 pounds, toppled his Caterpillar loader down four stories. The wrongful death lawsuit names Manhattan and Vaughn construction companies and Lindamood and Texas Cutting and Coring, alleging they were negligent by allowing such a massive overload on the Caterpillar. The suit seeks $100 million in damages, alleging he was not properly trained to […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2016 – Atlanta attorney Charles Allen and Las Vegas attorney Benjamin Cloward announced today a winning verdict of $15 million in the case of Chernikoff v. FIRST TRANSIT. The case involved the death of Harvey Chernikoff, a mentally disabled 51-year-old who choked to death on a sandwich while on a para-transit bus for the handicapped on his way to work at a sheltered workshop. The transit company had rules against eating and drinking on the bus and requires the bus driver to scan interior mirrors every five seconds; rules that were both broken […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2016 – The Sandra Bland case drew a lot of media fire and public condemnation, and her name joined others as a byword for the Black Lives Matter movement. Bland was apprehended in July 2015 by Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia during a routine traffic stop, which escalated into a heated incident captured on video by the trooper’s dashcam. Bland was found dead in her cell three days later. A grand jury declined to indict anyone for the death of Sandra Bland, including jail staff at the facility where she was held and […]


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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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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2016 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Florida state court against Lyft by the widow of a car crash victim, claiming that the ride-sharing company failed to provide adequate training to the driver involved in the accident. Loinier Perez was killed on Oct. 31 while riding his motorcycle, when he was struck by a Lyft driver carrying two passengers. The Lyft driver allegedly made an improper left turn. Poliana Perez, the widow of the victim, filed the wrongful death lawsuit. “When someone is killed as the result of someone else’s […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2015 – The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a case that could determine whether wrongful death should fall under the state’s law that limits how much can be received in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The case involves the family of Shannon Dodson, who died in 2011 after heart surgery at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Their lawyer argued that capping damages is unconstitutional as they serve to compensate for other forms of harm besides medical fees, lost earnings or other measurable economic damages. “Placing a limit on damages disregards […]


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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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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the organizer and security firm of Zombicon, a zombie-themed Florida festival, over the shooting death of an attendee. Expavious Taylor, 20, was shot and killed Oct. 17 at Zombicon, which took place outdoors in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. A $5 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Estella Wilson, Taylor’s maternal grandmother, claiming that negligence on the part of the event’s organizer and security firm caused Taylor’s death. “When a loved one is lost due to another party’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2015 – Jeanette Consteanna died under questionable circumstances at a nursing home. Her daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the statement of claim, Consteanna became a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center nursing home in 2006 and lived there until 2014. Her pre-existing medical conditions on admission included dementia, general muscle weakness, diabetes and hypothyroidism. The parent company of Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Preferred Care Partners Management, is located in Plano, Texas, and was served with notice of the Consteanna lawsuit alleging inadequate treatment resulting in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2015 – A shrimper was hit in the head by a pulley as a product was being off-loaded from a boat to the dock. He later died of his injuries. Minh Hong Nguyen was working on the fishing vessel “Lady More” in Sabine Pass, Texas, in August 2013. At the time of the accident that subsequently killed him, he was transferring a load of shrimp from the ship to the dock while waters were navigable. He was hit in the head by a pulley as it went past him before being deposited on […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Florida woman who was struck and killed by a car in 2013. Esther Ohayon, an Orthodox Jewish woman, was crossing an intersection on her way to a Florida synagogue on Sept. 13, 2013, when she was struck and killed by a driver. Esther Ohayon and her daughter Orly were unable to press the walk button to cross the intersection, due to religious strictures preventing them from performing certain activities, including generating electricity, on holy days. This meant that they […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – A survival action was filed against an Oklahoma trucking company relating to wrongful death charges in an accident that took the life of Joe Bradford. This fatal accident occurred May 2014 when a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle exiting a parking lot. According to police and eyewitness reports, the tractor-trailer was heading west on W. Ferguson on May 28, 2014. The trucker was Ronald Dickson, owner-operator of Dickson’s Trucking of Atoka, Oklahoma. As his truck was making its way down the street, Joe Bradford was coming out of a parking lot. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2015 – Medical misdiagnosis may lead to serious injuries or death. In this case, a family was awarded $195,000 in a lawsuit for the wrongful death of their mother. The initial diagnosis, based on the E.R. attending and the attending physician’s assistant’s (P.A.) interpretation of the patient’s electrocardiogram (EKG) results, was a condition called bundle branch block. As it turned out, the EKG results were not correctly interpreted, and the patient was actually suffering from a much more serious condition that could result in a complete blockage of the heart, leading to sudden […]


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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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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2015 – The family of Robert Champion, the Florida A&M drum major who died after a hazing ritual, has offered to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against the university for $8 million. The position of the university has been that Champion participated in the hazing activities voluntarily. The university must accept or reject the settlement offer within 30 days. The Florida legislature must approve any settlement greater than $300,000. In 2012, Champion’s family rejected an offer by the university to settle the case for $300,000. “It is always tragic when a loved one […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2015 – A nursing home in Brooklyn was kept so cold that one of its residents froze to death inside his apartment. Seven years later, the nursing home’s conditions have not improved. Wrongful death lawsuits are filed for various reasons, often with the plaintiff wishing to send the defendant a clear message that they must stop their behavior. This case was highly unusual and involved well-known former judge John Phillips freezing to death at his senior’s residence seven years ago. What is particularly disturbing is that nothing has been done since his death […]


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