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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – The DuPont and Co. pesticide plant, 25 miles from downtown Houston, took the lives of four workers. According to the Houston Chronicle, the DuPont and Co. pesticide plant that claimed the lives of four workers had a history of reporting regular malfunctions to their ventilation systems at the La Porte facility. Those malfunctions had previously put workers at risk by exposing them to dangerous fumes. Environmental issues were reported and on record; the plant has been cited more than 50 times in recent years for illegally releasing chemicals and other violations. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2015 – Elizabeth Karnicki was killed when her head was run over by a duck boat in Chinatown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her horrified husband watched, unable to assist her. The Karnicki family allege there was negligence involved in her death and have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, the parent companies of the tourist operation that ran the duck boat tours and the builder of the boat. Karnicki, 68, was apparently crossing the street at Arch and 11th streets on May 8 when the duck boat hit her, crushing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2015 – Stephanie Gurney fell to her death from the side of a communications tower that she was climbing. She was trying out for a job with a tower maintenance company. “This is an unusual case,” said Brooks Schuelke, a personal injury wrongful death attorney in Austin, with the firm Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC. “Apparently, the deceased was climbing a communications tower as part of a trial to see if her climbing abilities would land her a job with Jostan Communications. She was with her boyfriend and the prospective employer the day of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2015 – The Florida Supreme Court recently upheld a $4.5 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit based on premises liability. The state high court upheld the verdict for the families of two siblings who were shot to death in their apartment, finding the building owner liable for negligence for failure to repair a security gate. “The death of a loved one is even more tragic when it could have been prevented,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa wrongful death attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes, who was not involved in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2015 – An Illinois woman who filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of her husband has been awarded $2.6 million. Jacqueline Kotlarz filed the lawsuit after her husband died, claiming that he was not given an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) in time to save his life. “When negligence by medical professionals results in a tragic death like this one, a wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for the family,” said Robert Briskman, a wrongful death attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, who is not involved in the case. “Money cannot […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2015 – Attorneys for private citizen, Shatrell McComb, today announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against the City of Chicago, CPD Officers and Antoine Watkins whose willful and wanton conduct resulted in the wrongful death of 13-month-old Dillan Harris on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The claim also alleges negligence by Watkins, whose careless actions and improper handling of his motor vehicle lead to the striking and ultimate death of Harris in his stroller on a public sidewalk, and intentional infliction of emotional distress by the City of Chicago and its Officers who […]


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