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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 24, 2019 – Recent data shows that accidents in parking lots are increasing in both frequency and severity. This is also true in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, last year, Florida saw 32 fatal accidents in parking lots. Around 7,000 people reported injuries. In Tampa Bay, these accidents were up 16 percent with 5,600 reported incidents, more than accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and pedestrians combined. Those numbers are startling. The majority of these accidents occurred at the International Mall in Tampa and Tampa International Airport. “Distracted driving may account for much of the […]


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Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – In this case, a doctor allegedly approved a prescription without doing lab work first. The deceased’s husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor alleging that he negligently authorized the use of a prescription without doing any lab work first. According to the lawsuit, “another” physician prescribed the man’s wife a shot of Depo-Provera for conception control. The deceased was, at the time of her death, also under the care of another doctor for anticoagulant therapy. She had reached out to that second doctor asking if getting the Depo-Provera […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Babies in an inclined cradle with a much-loved blanket, about to drift off to sleep, make for a powerful picture and a successful Mattel Fisher-Price marketing campaign. That campaign took a deadly turn when babies started to die when the product, the Rock’n Play sleeper was put on the market. Although the item promised a peaceful slumber, it came with risks that safety groups and doctors were concerned about and commented on, saying that Mattel should have fixed the problems that caused 30 infant deaths. The deaths were noted by the […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2019 – This wrongful death lawsuit involves the family of a 19-year-old young man who fatally shot himself in 2017 in the backseat of an Austin, Texas police cruiser. The family wants to make sure something like this never happens again. The young man had been previously charged with several other crimes, including drug possession and burglary. Those who knew the deceased indicated he struggled with mental health issues and had a history of substance abuse. The federal wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the police in Austin have a “pattern, practice, and custom […]


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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2019 – The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company Corporate, and Occidental Chemical Corporation have been hit with a lawsuit by former Nicaraguan banana plantation workers accusing the companies of authorizing the sale of Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), the toxic chemical found in pesticides. The attorney for the workers is the president of the French Bar, Pierre-Olivier Sur. Charges were filed in front of the Paris High Court on November 6, 2018. Sur is part of a litigation team comprised of David W. Brill of BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, the father and son […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2019 – Atlanta attorney Rod Dixon and his law firm, The Dixon Firm, PC, have announced that it is offering an educational scholarship for African-American students for the 2019-2020 school year. The Dixon Firm, PC understands that higher education is important for a successful future, yet a challenge for all making an effort to become financially secure. This scholarship opportunity, for the amount of $1,000, will help a deserving African-American student accomplish educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. Rod Dixon is a proud African-American who is passionate about giving back and […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2018 – A judge has rejected assertions made by the School Resource Officer (SRO) present at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida that he was entitled to dismissal of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, on behalf of the parents of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the shooting where 16 others died and 17 were wounded. Scot Peterson’s lawyers argued that the former SRO and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Deputy did not have any legal duties to protect the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a construction worker in a fatal crash on Interstate 294. Frank Caputo, 61, was killed after being hit by a black Infiniti car that had entered several closed lanes. Caputo had been repairing pavement at 10:17 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway work zone. “All workers are entitled to a safe work environment. However, construction workers often face various hazards and threats to their safety while on the job, some of which can have tragic outcomes, as in this case,” […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle while crossing a roadway in Arizona. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light to allow the family of a man who died during a drug raid to pursue a wrongful death case against two police officers and the city of Fort Worth, Texas. At the time of the man’s death, the Fort Worth police were executing a “no-knock” search warrant, on May 16, 2013. It meant they did not have to announce their presence before entering the home. The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2014 in the appeals court. The court ruled that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2018 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2018. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 89. Amazingly, their practice has grown 168 percent. The award was presented during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which took place […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2018 – A jury found that the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES 300 were “unreasonably dangerous,” and resulted in serious and permanent injuries to two children involved in a rear-end car crash in 2016. According to evidence presented at trial, Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Motor Corporation did not warn car owners about the front seats engineering, structural and design defects. The company’s failure to do so was considered gross negligence. The award included $143.6 million in punitive damages. The family of four was driving south on North Central Expressway with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2018 – A Guatemalan mother is suing the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her child who died after being in detention in a Texas ICE facility. The 19-month old child and her mom initially crossed the Rio Grande seeking asylum. They were apprehended and temporarily detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The lawsuit alleges the child was happy and healthy when she arrived in the United States and when medical personnel at the residential center processed her, they noted that there were no health issues. The […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2018 – The family of a 70-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon in New Lenox, Illinois. They were accused of being negligent in the patient’s care. Carol Stavola had sought treatment for a hernia at Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers in June 2016. She died on July 9, 2016, just under two weeks after undergoing surgery. Stavola’s daughter, Karen Faciana, brought the wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Dr. Laura Ragauskaite on behalf of her mother’s estate. She alleged that they failed to diagnose sepsis […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A mother stabbed to death in a motel bathroom by her estranged husband, with her three daughters in the bedroom, is the impetus behind Kari’s Law Act (2017). The oldest daughter, now 11, frantically tried to call 911 four times from a motel room in Marshall, Texas not understanding that she had to dial an additional “nine” to be connected to an outside phone line. Kari’s Law Act was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2016. On February 16, 2018, on the 50th anniversary […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2018 – A waterpark co-owner and the designer of the world’s tallest waterslide were charged with reckless second-degree murder after a 10-year-old boy died on the ride. A Kansas grand jury indicted the park, the company that constructed the waterslide, the former head of park operations, the ride’s co-designer and the waterpark’s co-owner. Henry & Sons Construction Co. built the giant waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts in Kansas City, Kansas. It opened in July 2014, just 20 months from its conception. “When companies choose to ignore basic safety measures and design standards, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2018 – In 2016, fifty-seven year old, Prince died suddenly while at his home. The cause of his death was not clear, until the recent release of his toxicology report. The report indicated that Prince died due to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl. According to the Carver County attorney Mark Metz, Prince thought he was taking Vicodin and may not have realized it was laced with Fentanyl – a synthetic drug 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl overdose deaths can happen with blood levels ranging between 3 to 58 micrograms per […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, representing Andrew Pollack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy and School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, 54, as well as the gunman and a multitude of others, on April 30, 2018. Peterson has been sued for gross negligence in the death of shooting victim Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 that resulted in the death of 14 students and three teachers and injuries to more than […]


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