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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) October 12, 2016 – The issue of binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts came to a head recently, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled in a nursing home lawsuit that the case should not be sent to arbitration. Furthermore, the United States government issued a rule to stop nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. “Nursing home residents who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one deserve their day in court,” said Robert Joyce, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney with the Tampa firm […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2016 – Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm, announced the opening of the company’s new office today, located at 2100 Coral Way, Suite 304, Miami, Florida. This site, which is one of the firm’s three offices in Florida, will be a transition from their previous location in Coral Gables. For the firm, which provides passionate legal representation for clients involved in land-based and admiralty personal injury and wrongful death cases, the new office space means improved client service, new amenities for the firm’s attorneys and staff members, and room for growth. “We are […]


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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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2016 – The story of Kate Steinle, a California native, being shot and killed by a previously deported illegal immigrant with a felony record, created a media storm. The Steinle family filed a lawsuit against the federal government suggesting her death was preventable. Incidents such as this one can happen anywhere there is a racially diverse population, even in the state of Texas that shares a border with Texas, as does California. The lawsuit’s statement of claim alleged Steinle’s death was preventable and foreseeable but for law enforcement not following the rules and […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2016 – Jeremy Gandy fell to his death from a zip line platform at 4:53 a.m. on December 26, 2011. It was not clear why he was on the platform. The zip line platform is 30 feet off the ground at the Pantego adventure day camp. Jeremy Gandy, for some unknown reason, climbed the platform while significantly intoxicated, taking a female companion with him. His death was ruled accidental and the cause of death was blunt force trauma of the head and chest. The attorney for the day camp requested that the judge […]


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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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