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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2016 – A physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia failed to diagnose a young boy’s bacterial meningitis, despite several trips to the E.R. Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he first suffered from meningitis. Now seven years old, he functions at the level of a three year old. He struggles daily with a loss of balance, hearing loss, developmental and learning delays and language disorder. His mother, Shantice Tillery, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. Shamir’s mother took him to the hospital three days in a row before someone finally decided the child […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2016 – Teenage drivers and senior drivers cause more car accidents than other age groups. According to national crash data, drivers age 16 to 29 are responsible for more collisions than other age groups. The crash rate decreases with age, until the senior years are reached. There is a large increase in the fatal crash rate for the 70 to 74 age group, and the crash rate peaks for drivers age 85 and older. “Drivers of any age need to take precautions to stay safe on the road,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2015 – The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a case that could determine whether wrongful death should fall under the state’s law that limits how much can be received in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The case involves the family of Shannon Dodson, who died in 2011 after heart surgery at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Their lawyer argued that capping damages is unconstitutional as they serve to compensate for other forms of harm besides medical fees, lost earnings or other measurable economic damages. “Placing a limit on damages disregards […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2015 – A lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois nursing home by three deaf residents who claim they were discriminated against when the nursing home failed to provide them with the tools they needed to communicate effectively with the staff and others. The lawsuit alleges that the three residents, Marjorie Sympson, Delbert Shumate and Mabel Niehls, have been deaf nearly all their lives and rely primarily on American Sign Language to communicate, and that Prairie Village Healthcare Center was aware of this when they became residents. According to the lawsuit, although sign […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – Florida has a high rate of car accidents, and a new report indicates that two of the 10 deadliest interstate highways in the U.S. are located in the Sunshine State. The report, published by Vox, used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the stretches of highway that have the highest rate of deadly accidents. The report found that two Florida highways, Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and Interstate 4 stretching from Tampa to Daytona Beach, were among the deadliest in the country. “Unfortunately, our state sees more […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a man died in a South Side Chicago Police lockup in August after his pleas for medical attention were ignored. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by Rhonda Walker, claiming that Charles Edward Jones died because he was denied medical treatment. “When someone dies as the result of another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is a way for the family of the victim to obtain some compensation for their loss,” said Paul Greenberg, an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Briskman […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2015 – Sexual harassment/assault in the workplace or a college milieu is illegal. Recently, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a California bill that would have mandated a minimum two-year suspension for students found guilty of sexual assault on college campuses, saying instead that such matters should be addressed not by the government but by the campus disciplinary process. It has taken years for the allegations of sexual harassment and assault victims on campuses across the nation to finally be heard in a way that has garnered enough attention to make changes to university and […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2015 – There has been considerable debate about the type of custody arrangement that works best for the children of divorcing parents. According to a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, kids fare better when they are able to split their time between both of their divorced parents. Current thinking prioritizes stability when it comes to the healthy development of children. However, the study’s findings challenge assumptions that kids in shared custody arrangements experience more stress due to the social upheaval and unpredictability that comes […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2015 – John Russ Pearson is claiming negligence in his personal injury lawsuit against Buffalo Marine Service Inc. Pearson, a seaman, was at work on the marine vessel San Kennedy when in the process of docking it and its tow, a line snapped and struck him, causing him to fall to the deck and sustain serious injuries. According to the statement of claim, Pearson endured impairment, suffering, pain, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses. His lawsuit further alleges that Buffalo Marine Service Inc. failed to train or properly supervise the crew, have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2015 – A shrimper was hit in the head by a pulley as a product was being off-loaded from a boat to the dock. He later died of his injuries. Minh Hong Nguyen was working on the fishing vessel “Lady More” in Sabine Pass, Texas, in August 2013. At the time of the accident that subsequently killed him, he was transferring a load of shrimp from the ship to the dock while waters were navigable. He was hit in the head by a pulley as it went past him before being deposited on […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2015 – James Nash went to hospital in 2013 for a groin abscess. He subsequently collapsed in a hospital bathroom and died. According to the medical malpractice, wrongful death lawsuit filed by Alice Nash, the mother of the deceased, the doctor who treated her son was allegedly negligent in not properly treating James for clotting after his surgery. The complaint alleges Dr. Harrypersaud Singh admitted James Nash one weekend in May 2013. He then left the hospital for the weekend and Singh’s replacement ordered a pneumatic device to prevent clotting after the groin […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – A survival action was filed against an Oklahoma trucking company relating to wrongful death charges in an accident that took the life of Joe Bradford. This fatal accident occurred May 2014 when a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle exiting a parking lot. According to police and eyewitness reports, the tractor-trailer was heading west on W. Ferguson on May 28, 2014. The trucker was Ronald Dickson, owner-operator of Dickson’s Trucking of Atoka, Oklahoma. As his truck was making its way down the street, Joe Bradford was coming out of a parking lot. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2015 – Geoffery Parker died in a horrific big rig crash in 2014. The cab survival space was allegedly too small and the cab was not adequately designed to withstand a rollover, and he suffocated. At the time of the accident, Parker was driving a blue 2012 Peterbilt, a Paccar built product. He was headed south on U.S. Highway 69 when a bull appeared in his travel lane. The truck hit the animal, causing the trailer and truck to jackknife and separate. The cab rolled onto the roof, crushing the driver’s compartment. Parker […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2015 – The family of Robert Champion, the Florida A&M drum major who died after a hazing ritual, has offered to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against the university for $8 million. The position of the university has been that Champion participated in the hazing activities voluntarily. The university must accept or reject the settlement offer within 30 days. The Florida legislature must approve any settlement greater than $300,000. In 2012, Champion’s family rejected an offer by the university to settle the case for $300,000. “It is always tragic when a loved one […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – Matt Osborne, aka Doink the Clown, died an untimely death in 2013 from an accidental overdose of morphine and hydrocodone, allegedly taken as the result of traumatic brain injuries sustained while wrestling as a contender for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Doink the Clown’s death came as a shock to many. His widow, Michelle James, and their two children were named as plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence and fraud in regard to the WWE’s mistreatment of Osborne, which led to his death. Even though Osborne had been a known […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2015 – Annuities are regular payments that insurance companies provide in return for contributions, typically to a life insurance policy. For some, annuities represent a valuable estate planning tool, providing a way for retired people to ensure a regular income even if they live a long life. “Annuities can be helpful in estate planning, but it is important to understand the differences between the types of annuities, as well as their limitations,” said Andrew H. Hook, a Virginia estate planning attorney with Hook Law Center, with offices in Virginia Beach and northern […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2015 – A judge declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against General Motors and a Florida Chevrolet dealer by the parents of a man who was killed when his vehicle accelerated and careened onto Interstate 75. The lawsuit was filed by Karl and Sharon Stutzman over the death of their son Stephen Stutzman in August 2012. Stutzman was driving home from work in The Villages in a Chevrolet van purchased by his employer. As Stutzman approached the intersection of two county roads, the vehicle did not stop, but accelerated to almost […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2015 – The sudden death of 93-year-old Harriet Randel was thought to be simply the result of old age. An anonymous letter received by the victim’s family suggests that was not the case. Harriet Randel was living at the Palm Village Retirement Community in Reedley, California, before she died in the ICU in November 2014. On the day of Randel’s burial, the family received a shocking letter in the mail. “Randel’s son, Terry Anderson, was tremendously shocked by the information it contained,” said Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe. The family took Randel’s […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the BlackGold Opportunity Fund LLC and BlackGold Opportunity Offshore Fund LLC (the “BlackGold Funds”), over large losses reported to investors. The BlackGold Funds are the $2 billion hedge funds managed by KKR-owned BlackGold Capital Management, Inc. The investigation concerns the April 2, 2015, report by Bloomberg News that auditors increased the losses reported to BlackGold Funds investors from 6% to 17%. The increase was the result of differences in the valuation of energy bonds held by the BlackGold Funds. These losses came weeks […]


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