Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 78

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2011 – People like to think that when something bad happens to good people that there is justice at the end of the day. That is not always the case. “In this disturbing case, justice is missing. It has taken a hike and gone someplace else. And the victim? The victim is the one who will suffer for the greed of others and they inclination to turn a blind eye to human suffering,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. This story is […]


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Hip Replacement attorney, Stuart Talley from Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, appeared with his client at the Senate Committee on Aging to testify about the dangers of the DePuy ASR hip device, and the need to change the FDA’s fast track device approval process.


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2011 – When fatal accidents happen at work, the family may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The day started out like any other workday for the 44-year-old Texas oil field worker. He got to work and started getting ready to get on with his day. The man and his co-worker were working on a pipe rack late in the morning, moving drilling collars, when the pipes gave way and shifted and slipped. The 44-year-old man was trapped between the pipes and suffered injuries so severe that he died when he arrived […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2011 – Workplace accidents are usually the result of someone’s negligence. This case is no exception. “It’s disheartening to hear of accident on the job that results in the premature death of someone who had their whole life ahead of them. This case was disturbing in that a 30-year-old man was ground into an auger when he was working on it,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. The man was working on the auger, an underground affair for grinding up pistachios, when […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2011 – One of the hardest things to diagnose seems to be a heart attack. It often mimics other symptoms and misdiagnosis may lead to death. “Every year there is one heart attack virtually every 34 seconds, which means hundreds of thousands of people are directly affected by this major event. Medicine these days is nothing short of miraculous, but if the diagnosis is wrong or missed and treated incorrectly, there may be a med mal lawsuit filed,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2011 – A jury has been picked and in the next couple of weeks the George Reardon child sexual abuse lawsuits will begin. Waterbury’s Superior Court Judge, Daniel Shaban, has ordered that each George Reardon child sexual abuse lawsuit proceed solo instead of 135 plaintiffs being broken up into batches of cases. Also, each plaintiff and sex abuse victim will now be allowed to stay anonymous. The children-turned-adults allege that Reardon engaged in sexual abuse from the 1970s until his resignation as chief of endocrinology from St. Francis hospital in 1993. The […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Personal injury accidents resulting in wrongful death may be horrific. This case is a prime example. “This was a horrible case and the man killed suffered terribly before he died. His family faced a very difficult time trying to cope with his loss and move forward with their lives,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While I was not involved in this case, when I read it, it brought to mind that personal injury accidents may happen anytime, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2011 – Wrongful death lawsuits involve an element of negligence. This case is no exception. “On the job deaths are tragic, and in many cases, the end result of someone’s negligence or recklessness. When someone making a mistake costs someone their life, often the family chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation for their loss. This case happened when two firefighters were killed in a raging inferno of a house fire in 2007,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – When a medical equipment manufacturer kept selling their product to a Georgia doctor, they were selling to a man facing 19 medical malpractice lawsuits. “This is perhaps one of the most horrendous cases of medical malpractice that we have ever heard about,” 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. “It involved a complaint filed against a Georgia company that sold video-guided catheters to a doctor with 19 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him.” […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2011 – When a wrongful death involves a young child, it is heartbreaking. In this case, the parents and the child’s psychiatrist were guilty of causing the child’s death. “This was a really tough case and it resulted in the wrongful death of a 4-year-old little girl who is dead as a result of an overdose of psychiatric drugs prescribed by the doctor named in the suit. Shockingly, the parents were convicted of killing their daughter by negligently giving her drugs for ADHD and bipolar disease,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2011 – Sexual abuse is a life-altering personal injury and loss. Lawsuits involving George Reardon and at least 135 plaintiffs that suffered as his patients at the St. Francis Hospital are far-reaching and devastating. Reardon passed away in 1998, but when a homeowner was renovating Reardon’s former residence in 2007, a collection of more than 50,000 pornographic slides and 100 movie reels showing his child and adolescent patients were found. Reardon was the hospital’s former chief of endocrinology. The victims of his sexual abuse say that the hospital was negligent when it […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – The recent deaths of two Central Florida youths show the danger of “ghost riding” and other car stunts. Car stunts might look cool on reality shows, YouTube, and in the movies, but they are causing more accidents and heartaches for families and friends who are affected by their deadly consequences. Nearly 100 people have died because of car surfing, with an estimated 70 percent of incidents involving young men, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Even slow speeds of five miles per hour can cause injuries and fatalities, as any […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – No one could figure out why this fatal motorcycle accident happened. The biker swerved off the road and hit a ditch. “Even though the biker in this fatality was alive when emergency response crews got to him, he died within minutes after reaching hospital,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. At the scene, police and accident reconstructionists were trying to piece together how the accident happened. The police had trouble finding anything that could definitely provide a reason as to why […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2011 – Due to their size, big rigs versus pedestrian accidents often have a fatal outcome. The two deaths in this case are a reminder to use caution around big trucks, whether on foot or on the road. “Often the best way to explain a legal premise or what the law means is to highlight a case that happened to someone else. This particular case was bizarre in that two men were killed four days apart at the same location, in the same manner. Each of these deaths are examples of men who, […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2011 – Not getting a patient’s diagnosis right may result in long-term medical issues or death. Failure to diagnose is more common than many may think. “Not too many people realize that the term ‘medical malpractice’ means that something the medical professional did was an ‘act of action or omission.’ Put another way, you need to know that what a doctor does wrong in their practice may be just as life-altering or deadly as what they do not do,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2011 – Unexpected death stalked this tortilla factory in Brooklyn where a worker was killed on the job. “It is often said that death may arrive when we least expect it. This unusual case is no exception and it involves a man who fell into a mixing machine at a Mexican tortilla factory. No one knows how the man fell into the commercial sized mixing vat; a piece of machinery that was waist high,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Responding EMS crews found the man trapped in […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2011 – Driving at high speeds is the second most common culprit of dangerous auto accidents. At high speeds, cars do not have time to avoid potential crashes, and cause more damage and injury. A jury recently awarded $14 million to a man who was severely injured in a car crash after they found the town of Clinton, Conn. responsible for the accident. Plaintiff Walker Hopkins suffered brain damage and will require lifetime care in an institution. Hopkins was only 19 years old when he was in the accident that caused the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2011 – Big rig drivers have a duty to drive safely on public roads and all drivers have a duty not to drive when intoxicated. In this case, the driver was under the influence of alcohol and badly injured an innocent victim as a result. “But for the fact that this grossly negligent truck driver was intoxicated behind the wheel, this collision could have been avoided and the victim would not have been seriously injured in this senseless accident,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2011 – Just because someone pays for insurance and gets a receipt, it does not mean they actually have insurance. A person should always confirm that they have it. “This case stunned a whole lot of people who trusted and relied on an insurance agent to do what she said she would do, but ultimately, never did. It seems this case involved an insurance agent/broker who was consistently stealing the insurance premium money from her clients,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2011 – Consumers can get ahead of the curve starting in March when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially launches its SaferProducts.gov website. Anyone will be able to see which consumer products are unsafe or potentially hazardous. Manufacturers, importers, and private labelers will have incident reports and post responses to safety issues. “The CPSC is charged with ensuring the safety of consumer products,” said Robert Alston, Tampa personal injury attorney at Alston & Baker, PA “The new website is another great tool to inform consumers and alert them to products that could […]


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