Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 77

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Workplaces may be deadly. This lawsuit involved two men, trying to maintain heavy machinery, when it collapsed. “It was pretty much a typical day at work for the two men involved in this accident. They went to work, expecting it to be a typical day. It was anything but, as they worked on a scissor lift, at a steel manufacturing plant. The lift was 40 feet in the air and the two men were repairing it – usual maintenance for the men and the machine – when it collapsed,” said Daren […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2011 – The death of a Chicago ironworker has affected his family and the International Ironworkers Union. In February, Kenneth Puplava was hit by a metal beam while working at the site of a new medical building at Glenbrook Hospital. The construction project is a part of the hospital’s $100 million expansion that includes a new emergency room, and expanded radiology and cancer treatment facilities. Pepper Construction Company and the LeJeune steel company have been charged with maintaining unsafe working conditions and defective welds, and causing the collapse that killed the worker. Puplava […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2011 – Death comes in many different forms. Wrongful death is even more devastating. The young girl involved in this accident was in the wrong place at the wrong time; an accident that should not have happened in the first place but for the negligence of a forklift operator. “The five-year-old girl killed in this accident was hitching a ride on a forklift, along with four other kids. It was intended as a lark, a fun thing to do for the kids. The jaunt was on a private road, and as the 22-year-old […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2011 – Head injuries are all too common in motorcycle accidents. A warning system would help. “This has been a long time coming,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. “The possibility of a motorcycle warning system that has the potential to reduce the number of wrecks on the road today. This would be, without a doubt, a godsend to many bikers, as they are highly vulnerable to getting severe and catastrophic injuries affecting their spine and heads.” The latest news is that […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – Truth is stranger than fiction. That was certainly the case when a woman found a 2-inch long needle in her food while eating at a restaurant. “When you hear about this kind of story, it makes you think twice about eating out. Sure, these days you potentially deal with contaminated, poorly cooked or spoiled foods, along with other cooking disasters, but no one would have ever dreamed they would find a 2-inch sewing needle in a plate of mashed potatoes and ribs,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2011 – The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is getting a long overdue resurfacing and bridge renovation work. But some drivers feel the tollway, also known as I-90, should get a total reconstruction with wider roads. The rehabilitation is estimated to cost $65 million and will last five to seven years. Total reconstruction would cost $1.9 billion, which is unobtainable with current funding deficits. The construction is part of the “Open Roads for a Faster Future” initiative that strives to decrease travel times, convert toll plazas to open road tolling and extend specific highways. […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2011 – With the warm months of summertime quickly approaching, kids are bound to be outside playing with friends and running around. Climbing in trees, bouncing on trampolines and having contests are what being a kid is all about. But without supervision or some rules, kids can become victims of slip and fall injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an estimated half a million hospital visits are made for head injuries by children 14 years old and below. Slip and fall accidents account for 50 percent of the cases. […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2011 – Modern medicine is not always as modern as one may think. These days, doctors may make use of an ancient healing method, not for the squeamish. “When you land in hospital after a motorcycle accident, you may be very surprised to find that leeches could be used to help you heal. Yes, leeches, the things you typically recoil from when you see them on a swimmer coming out of the water. Call them blood suckers if you will, but their use in modern medicine is guaranteed thanks to their unique properties,” […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2011 – The Seventh Annual Stratton Faxon Danbury Road Race was a success with more than 1,600 participants. The proceeds from the event went to the Danbury War Memorial, HV sports and a number of high school teams. “The half marathon is the fastest growing portion,” said race committee chairman Dave Dunleavy. “It’s a stepping stone for a marathon. People get to challenge themselves more and see how they feel.” Standouts from the half marathon include Demesse Tefera, a 29-year-old who also won the 2010 race. He beat his 2010 time by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2011 – On the job accidents are virtually an everyday occurrence across the nation. This case demonstrates that personal injury accidents may happen when least expected. The 52-year-old man involved in this accident was working on a ride at a theme park, when he fell and sustained a severe head injury. The ride in question was closed for maintenance and no one is sure what happened to cause the man to fall. First responders called for a medi-vac airlift to the nearest hospital. While the man made it to the hospital alive; he […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2011 – Drag racing is never a smart move. This head-on crash resulted in critical injuries for one participant, and, remarkably, no deaths. “It appears that a Hyundai Tiburon and a Honda Civic were drag racing, neck and neck at high speeds on a highway, when the Hyundai rammed into the front of a police cruiser. The officer was helping a colleague with a traffic stop,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. The driver of the Hyundai, Alejandro Ramos, sustained critical injuries, and the officer made it out […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2011 – In some places in the country, doctors may not be sued for making mistakes. Lately, medical malpractice cases have taken on a different twist. “At one time, in certain states, if a doctor saw a patient in the ER complaining of chest pains, he or she would take a history and do some basic tests. If the tests showed no indication of a heart problem, the person would be sent home. That would be viewed as practicing good medicine and the doctor could not be sued if the patient died later […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2011 – If it is not strangulation cited as the reason for recalling children’s accessories, it may be suffocation and entrapment. This newest recall involves cribs. “It’s frightening how many products for kids have been recalled within the last few months alone. It calls into question who is making them and who is testing them. How could they possibly miss the fact that a child could slip between crib bars and become trapped and suffocate?” asked Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “Who does the testing for things like […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – More often than not, injury accidents happen when they are least expected. In this case, a worker fell at work, sustaining soft tissue damage. “No one knows when they may wind up having an accident at work that will cause them continuing problems later,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “That’s the thing with personal injury accidents; they tend to happen without warning. However, if they happen at work as a result […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2011 – West Haven police officers and dispatchers are up against a federal lawsuit for negligence, recklessness, and racial discrimination. Their racially discriminatory behavior and careless actions led to Shengyl Rasim and her young children becoming victims in a murder-suicide by her husband Selami Ozdemir. When Shengyl Rasim called 911, she had a hard time communicating with the dispatchers the urgency of her call. Her husband, Selami Ozdemir, was going “boom, boom, boom” at the door, but the dispatchers took her concerns for a joke due to her Turkish accent. “The police […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – It is a no-brainer that accidents involving big rigs are catastrophically horrendous. Those who survive will face a monumental struggle with their injuries. “It is a harsh reality that 18-wheeler accidents are just plain horrific. Nothing prepares you to see this type of accident and nothing prepares you for what you may have to deal with if you have been in one. The monumental destruction is overwhelming,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. Why do these types of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Any head trauma sustained in a car accident has the potential to be devastating. Often the damage may cause life-long problems. “One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents is traumatic brain injury. The skull is a tough nut to crack, but the brain inside is another story. If the force applied to the head is sufficient enough, the brain inside is knocked about like peas in a tin can. The brain then slams from one side to the other, hitting the skull and bruising. This, as you may […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – This bus accident was devastating for all those involved. Unfortunately, the experienced driver was killed on impact. The busload of churchgoers was not expecting anything to happen on their way to a retreat. It was a typical California day and was slightly overcast, followed by periods of sun that melted the snow on the roads. The school bus was on its way to a planned retreat when the accident took place. “The bus was rounding a curve on wet pavement when the driver lost control and the bus swerved into the […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2011 – Giving birth is a dangerous thing to do. At any point during the process, medical malpractice may happen. “The parents who find out that their newborn has suffered brain damage at birth or shortly after being born are in deep shock. They went into hospital expecting a healthy baby. What they went home with was a brain damaged baby as a result of birth injuries,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Birth injuries do not always happen, but the […]


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San Diego California parents of injured children and infants can now have easy access to vital legal information necessary to protect their child’s legal and medical interest when they are injured through the negligence of others. Child Accident Lawyer and best selling legal author, Mark C. Blane, recently finished publishing his fourth book, “Justice for the Injured Child,” which has become a California parents’ legal survival guide.


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