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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2021 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois, upheld an $8.3 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe shoulder injury at birth that left him permanently disabled. The appeals panel rejected the federal government’s request to vacate the trial court’s judgment.   The government claimed the $2.6 million future lost earnings component of the award was highly speculative due to the uncertainties involved in calculating a young child’s earning potential. The appeals court rejected the claim, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2022 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce that we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements in two personal injury claims. The first case involved a bicyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by an automobile. Although the defendant disputed the damages, we were able to secure a $2 million dollar settlement for our client. The second case was unique in that a school was found negligent in the handling and care of a student with disabilities. After filing a premises liability lawsuit, we recovered a $3.5 million settlement for […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Chester Weger, convicted in the infamous Starved Rock State Park murders decades ago, was released from prison on February 21,2020. Mr. Weger, who had been serving a life sentence, was granted parole by the Illinois Prison Review Board in November 2019. Hale and Monico represented Mr. Weger in his most recent parole bid. He was convicted after confessing to the murder of Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock State Park in 1960. Ms. Oetting, 50, was on a short vacation with two friends, Frances Murphy, 47, and Mildred Lindquist, 50. The three […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing Derrick West in a claim alleging that he was brutally beaten by Florida Department of Corrections Officers in 2017. Andy Hale is serving pro hac vice, collaborating with local co-counsel Mary Sherris in Orlando, Florida. The complaint against the Florida Department of Corrections, and named and unnamed corrections officers, alleges that Mr. West was victimized by unprovoked attacks on October 8, 2016, February 12, 2017 and again on July 6, 2017. The first alleged attack occurred in the Lake Correctional Institution by a correctional officer and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2019 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will pay close to $40 million to the families of two children who suffered paralysis after undergoing heart surgeries at the St. Petersburg, Florida, pediatric facility. A third family will receive $750,000 after their child died following a heart surgery. The family of a boy who was left a quadriplegic after sustaining brain damage in a March 2017 heart transplant will receive $26 million. The injury allegedly occurred due to a broken suture. The hospital will pay a $12.75 million settlement to the parents of a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2019 – A Florida family is fighting to change a medical malpractice state law that is preventing them from suing a hospital for negligence in the death of a 32-year-old Iraq combat veteran. The Marine was hospitalized in North Florida after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle accident in January. The man did not notify his family about the injury immediately as it was not thought to be life threatening. He died at the hospital while awaiting surgery that kept getting delayed. The man’s mother claimed the hospital’s negligence was to blame […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2019 – A widow, acting on behalf of herself and her husband’s estate, filed a lawsuit against Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and others alleging the medical providers’ negligence and breach of the standard of care in looking after her husband resulted in his wrongful death. According to documents filed in court, the deceased was admitted to the hospital on November 3, 2017 for a heart condition. At that time, he received a left ventricular assist device, a medical device used in advance of a heart transplant. The patient had to be re-intubated […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – A Philadelphia jury awarded more than $80 million to a 75-year-old woman in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). The verdict was delivered in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on May 17, 2019 and also included $50 million in punitive damages. MyPhillyLawyer, a Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm, worked on the case in collaboration with attorneys at Kline & Specter. The verdict marked the eighth time a Philadelphia jury has awarded substantial damages to a plaintiff in a defective mesh case. “Knowing […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2019 – A lawsuit recently filed by Cummings Law on behalf of the family of Chesta Shoemaker claims that the dedicated nurse and devoted mother died a wrongful death at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Chesta Shoemaker entered the hospital with a kidney infection in the spring of 2017. Her son, Brett Keefer, reports that her condition was noticeably improving until a resident mistakenly punctured her carotid artery while attempting to insert a central line into a vein. This mistake cut off circulation to Ms. Shoemaker’s brain. This serious mistake went unrecognized […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Scaffidi & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been included in U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a firm exclusively by its peers. This honor is a testament to the firm’s dedication over many years of practice and their standing in the New York legal community. With unmatched legal knowledge and courtroom experience, Scaffidi & Associates has recovered more […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2018 – All over the country, several major medical malpractice rulings took place last year. Included in this is the Florida Supreme Court decision to increase patient privacy as well as another ruling that bars noneconomic damage caps for medical malpractice claims. The U.S. Supreme Court also settled a dispute surrounding nursing homes and arbitration agreements. In 2017, at least ten medical malpractice cases resulted in settlements over $20 million. The top verdict of 2017 was an award of $61.6 million in Rhode Island to a patient who had to have his right […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2018 – Fighting a legal battle since November 2008, a young woman who needed a partial amputation of her fingers and toes due to a medication delay won a $15.9 million verdict. Dr. Yvonne Sherrer was determined completely responsibile for the medical malpractice verdict. The co-defendant, Holy Cross Hospital, was not at fault as Sherrer was not a hospital agent. Stephanie Hollingsworth was 26 when she was admitted to Holy Cross on November 21, 2008 for a lupus flare up that caused pain in her feet and hands. With no room in the […]


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Goshen, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2018 – Last week, a jury awarded a postal worker who was injured on the job ten times the maximum settlement offered by the defendant’s insurance company. In a case that was challenging, The Law Firm of Sobo & Sobo fought for their client and was able to secure a landmark settlement. The victim was making deliveries on her rural postal route when she was rear ended. The accident resulted in injuries to her shoulder that required surgery and a recommendation of neck surgery as well as injuries to her lower back. At […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2017 – A Florida jury awarded $13 million to a man who was blinded after cataract surgery. On September 10, 2013, Miguel Diaz, 80, stepped into one of the well-trusted Leon Medical Centers clinics to receive cataract surgery on his right eye. He and his wife Esther, 70, recognized the Leon Medical Centers logo as well as a matching ID badge on Dr. Jonathan Leon-Rosen, Diaz’s ophthalmologist. The couple had used the popular South Florida Medicare clinic for their wide variety of medical services. Diaz experienced excruciating pain in his eye post-surgery and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2017 – The family of a 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage resulting from complications during delivery was awarded $23.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in May 2014. The girl’s mother sued Renaissance Medical Group, Palos Community Hospital and a doctor. She alleged that the on-call neonatologist was intentionally unavailable to care for her daughter after her birth. The neonatologist had helped with the infant’s June 2011 delivery at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois. “Brain damage is an injury that does not heal over time like other injuries might. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2017 – Leading national pharmacy chains have updated their safety measures to prevent dangerous drug interactions that could harm patients. The sweeping changes are the result of a Chicago Tribune investigation that found 52 percent of pharmacies in the Chicago area dispensed risky drug combinations without warning patients about potentially harmful interactions. CVS failed to caution consumers 63 percent of the time, the highest rate among the 255 independent and chain pharmacies tested. After the report was published in December 2016, CVS upgraded the computer system at its 9,700 stores nationwide to improve […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a Florida hospital system about whether certain records must be disclosed to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court had ruled earlier that the records must be disclosed. “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to take on this case,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The earlier ruling by the Florida Supreme Court was correct in deciding that injured people have the right to reports […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2016 – Home-based medication errors are on the rise, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The data highlights the need for improved labeling and drug dosage management. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of individuals who fell ill due to drug errors outside of medical facilities doubled from 1.09 to 2.28 per 100,000 Americans. The majority of mistakes arose from people being prescribed the wrong pills, taking the incorrect dose or ingesting someone else’s medication. Over 30 percent of fatal errors were linked to prescription and over-the-counter […]


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