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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – A Texas man died in a head-on crash with an alleged intoxicated driver. Just prior to the collision, an alleged drunk driver was speeding westbound, in the middle lane of the highway, when he drove head-on into another vehicle. Both drivers were taken to the hospital; however, the driver of the vehicle that was hit died. The other driver, who was subsequently charged with intoxicated manslaughter, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The family of the deceased driver may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation. Some plaintiffs may have access […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Indianapolis family of nine killed when a duck boat capsized in a storm in July 2018. The lawsuit seeks at least $100 million in damages. “According to the lawsuit, the Ride the Ducks boat operators and owners allegedly opted to put the boat out on Table Rock Lake, in spite of warnings about a severe thunderstorm and prior known design problems,” said Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe. “As a result, seventeen people died.” The Missouri Attorney General announced it […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2018 – A federal jury awarded a Massachusetts man $18.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit when a clinic did not test him for HIV. The plaintiff, a gay man, was already at a high risk for exposure to HIV, but as a former paramedic, the risks were even greater. Paramedics are routinely exposed to bodily fluids such as blood. According to court documents, the man went to a local hospital in 2007 after experiencing facial paralysis. He had agreed to be tested for HIV when an intern told him his symptoms were […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2018 – A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the director of spine surgery at a Washington, D.C. hospital operated on a patient in 2015 without taking all the patient’s health risks under consideration, and did not properly monitor her deteriorating post-surgical condition. As a result, the patient died. According to the claim, the patient was admitted to the hospital on March 24, 2015 for spine surgery. The operation was to have taken place a month prior but was delayed due to a skin infection. On the day of the operation, the woman’s white […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2018 – A natural gas rig explosion killed five men. Autopsies indicated they died of smoke inhalation and burns. The deadly blast occurred near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The state medical examiner determined that the deaths were an accident. According to an incident report the explosion happened when an uncontrolled release of gas caught fire. An onsite worker unsuccessfully attempted to shut the well down. Wrongful death lawsuits were filed by the estates of each of the deceased men. Negligence in the workplace may be an issue in the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2018 – Eight years after the death of her baby daughter, a Pennsylvania mother was awarded $4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that the baby’s death could have been prevented, as the mother had asked numerous times for her daughter to be tested for whooping cough, because she had symptoms herself. A jury agreed that the child should have been diagnosed and treated sooner. The defendant plans to appeal. It is difficult to move forward after the death of a loved one financially and emotionally. Medical malpractice lawsuits such […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2018 – An 18-wheeler traveling west on Interstate 440 in Arkansas crossed into the eastbound lane, striking another big rig. One trucker was killed in the crash. The preliminary police report indicates a westbound truck hauling two trailers hit the inside of a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to cross over into the eastbound lanes. The second trailer hit another eastbound 18-wheeler, killing the driver and injuring two others. It is not clear if the first truck was speeding or whether the driver was distracted. An investigation is ongoing. The family of the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2018 – Two big rigs recently collided on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. In the aftermath of this collision, three truckers were killed. According to the crash report one of the trucks was heading east on I-40, then suddenly, the truck crossed the median and ended up in the westbound lane, where it hit another truck carrying two people. The Department of Transportation was unable to determine how the truck crossed a wire safety barrier in the median. All three people involved in the head-on crash were pronounced dead at the scene. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2018 – A Florida woman discovered a broken epidural needle had been lodged in her spine after she gave birth 14 years ago. The woman had been in pain for several years. Searching for the reason, she went for a CT scan. The results revealed a broken epidural needle lodged in her spine. It had been there since she gave birth in 2003. It is unclear how medical staff missed the large portion of the 10-centimeter needle after administering the injection. The patient filed a lawsuit against the hospital alleging negligent concealment and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2018 – A Florida woman discovered a broken epidural needle had been lodged in her spine after she gave birth 14 years ago. The woman had been in pain for several years. Searching for the reason, she went for a CT scan. The results revealed a broken epidural needle lodged in her spine. It had been there since she gave birth in 2003. It is unclear how medical staff missed the large portion of the 10-centimeter needle after administering the injection. The patient filed a lawsuit against the hospital alleging negligent concealment and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – A baby born in an Illinois in 2007 was allegedly disabled as the result of several medical errors. The boy, now 11-years-old, is unable to take care of himself. He requires around-the-clock care for cerebral palsy and lost vision caused by damage to the brain’s occipital cortex, also referred to as cortical blindness. The child’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that the hospital staff “failed to monitor and deliver” the baby as quickly as possible, resulting in oxygen deprivation. Further allegations include medical staff failing to recognize disturbing signs […]


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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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