personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

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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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2015 – The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in September that the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, deserves a new trial in a slip-and-fall personal injury lawsuit. The court determined that the trial court’s instructions to the jury were incorrect in that they contained a burden of proof exemption that, according to the state Supreme Court, is only applicable to self-service businesses, such as grocery stores and cafeterias, where consumers hold equipment and products. Plaintiff Janice Prioleau filed a personal injury claim against KFC alleging that she suffered […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2015 – A woman has sued Lambert’s Cafe, a Missouri-based restaurant chain known as the “Home of Throwed Rolls,” after she claimed she was injured by a tossed dinner roll. Troy Tucker of St. Louis, Missouri, said she was hit by a roll while dining at the restaurant in September 2014, damaging her eye. The lawsuit filed on Aug. 11 states that Lambert’s Cafe should have known about the hazards involved in their signature practice of servers throwing dinner rolls across the dining area to customers. “If the restaurant is clearly advertised […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2015 – Philapelphia’s city and state Departments of Transportation have teamed up to focus on distraction caused by the use of smartphones. On April 9, the city of Philadelphia, in tandem with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) launched a public safety campaign urging pedestrians in the city to avoid texting and crossing a street at the same time. The campaign has been designed to address the growing number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in Philadelphia. The scope of the problem is significant, as Ema Yamamoto, project manager for the city’s pedestrian safety […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2015 – Texas legislators have been attempting for the last three years to get a bill signed into law that would ban texting while driving. Governor Rick Perry kept vetoing it because he viewed it as micromanaging lives. However, since Texas is set to welcome a new Republican Governor, Gregory Wayne Abbott, in January 2015, many speculate that he intends to sign the bill, previously approved by the Legislature in 2012, into law. Abbott is a lawyer and politician. “Two children and two adults have died in a collision where the trucker was […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2015 – Road workers are at high risk for on-the-job injuries in Illinois and elsewhere in the United States. In the United States, 20,000 road workers are injured annually in work zones, according to the Federal Highway Administration. “Road workers are at an increased risk of on-the-job injuries,” said Robert Briskman, a work injury attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg in Chicago. “Injured workers deserve compensation.” There were more than 100 on-the-job fatalities among road workers from 2009 to 2013. Injuries and fatalities to road workers comprise more than 1.5 percent of total […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2014 – A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against the Chicago Transit Authority by a passenger in the subway train that jumped the tracks and careened up an escalator at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in March. The derailment, caught on a surveillance video, propelled the train up an escalator toward two men standing at the top. Due to the early morning hour of the accident, the platform was deserted and no one was killed. However, more than 30 passengers on the train were injured, including plaintiff Dalila Jefferson, who was on her […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2014 – According to numerous media reports and court docket records, many more vaginal mesh lawsuits are being settled out of court. “It’s good news that vaginal mesh lawsuits are being settled out of court more often. It demonstrates that even though the mesh maker does not admit to wrongdoing, they are stepping up to bat to rectify the damage they have caused to millions of women,” says Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer handling vaginal mesh lawsuits. “The most recent out of court settlement was Endo International PLC, the parent of […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2014 – Serious sexual, physical, verbal and psychological abuse is revealed in a recent study released by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee. “The findings in this committee’s report are depressing,” indicates respected Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer Deborah Barron. “It documents that 30 percent of the studied 5,283 nursing homes were sanctioned for close to 9,000 occurrences of abuse between January 1999 to January 2001.” The percentage of nursing facilities cited for violations has increased every year since 1996. The report detailed improper hygiene and sanitation issues, dehydration, […]


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LaGarde Law Firm is proud to announce the debut of its brand-new website at www.LaGardeLaw.com. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2014 – LaGarde Law Firm is a personal injury and business dispute firm based in Houston, Texas. Husband-and-wife partners Richard LaGarde and Mary Ellis LaGarde have over 45 years combined experience in cases ranging from oil rig injuries, general injuries, and wrongful death, to oil and gas disputes, insurance claims, and contract disputes. The new website features overviews of the firm’s major practice areas as well as updated profiles of attorneys Richard LaGarde, Mary Ellis LaGarde, and Kristina […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2014 – The hit and run driver in this case had a history of sideswiping other vehicles and other moving violations. “The victims in this car accident were on I295 when a Toyota Corolla sideswiped them, propelling them into the median strip. The force of the impact caused their Saturn to flip end-over-end, eventually coming to rest on the passenger’s side,” explained Austin auto accident lawyer Brooks Schuelke with Perlmutter and Schuelke, LLP. The Saturn driver and his fiancé sustained multiple injuries, ranging from strained ligaments to serious bruising to concussion. The two […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a rule requiring seat belts on all new large buses. The regulation — issued November 20, 2013 and called a “final rule” — requires a lap and shoulder seat belt to be available for every passenger and driver seat. It applies to all new buses weighing over 26,000 pounds with the exception of transit buses (e.g. city buses) and school buses. The rule takes effect in November 2016. Personal injury attorney David Lietz praised the new rule, predicting that it will save […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2013 – Not many Americans realize how prevalent traumatic brain injury (TBI) is these days. Roughly 1.4 million sustain such an injury each year. “Of the 1.4 million individuals who sustain a TBI, three out of four are classified as minor TBI (mTBI), a category many people have never heard of before. A mTBI typically induces a temporary change in the way a person’s brain functions, such as perceptual or behavioural difficulties, mental confusion and/or an altered level of consciousness,” explained Sacramento traumatic brain injury lawyer Deborah Barron of the Barron Law Corporation. […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2013 – On a recent Saturday, a Greyhound bus drove off an Ohio interstate highway at high speed and flipped, injuring at least 35 people. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. on Interstate 75 near Monroe, Ohio. Of the 51 passengers on board, at least two suffered serious injuries, police said, and dozens more were taken to six local hospitals. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. “Buses are very safe in general, but when an accident happens – especially a rollover – the injuries can be catastrophic,” said Washington, D.C. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2013 – According to the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, only 10 percent of people who are injured seek some from of compensation and as little as 2 percent of them file lawsuits. Since 1991, according to additional research done by the Rand Institute, personal injury lawsuits have decreased by a whopping 21 percent. Far from being a serious issue of frivolous filing, the overwhelming majority of personal injury lawsuits are filed when there has been serious harm. Still, when the public hears about a woman falling in a fast food restaurant and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2013 – Not all injury lawsuits get to court and get heard without complications. “This case breaks down into two different trials —- a civil, personal injury trial and a criminal trial for the charge of negligent homicide. Nonetheless, the two actions do overlap when it comes to evidence and how it is presented in court,” said Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober & Reyna, Austin, Texas. One early morning in December 2010, a school bus was stopped by the side of the highway with its lights flashing and stop arm extended. The stretch […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2013 – Four people were injured on Houston’s most dangerous roadway when a motorcyclist hit several pedestrians near Allen Parkway. The motorcycle rider allegedly lost control of his vehicle, which jumped a curb and landed on the sidewalk, where it struck two pedestrians. Though the accident was not fatal, the rider, his passenger and the two pedestrians who were struck were all injured and brought to an area hospital. The rider and his passenger were later reported to be in stable condition, while the pedestrians were reported to have sustained serious injuries. “Allen […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2013 – The wrong blood used during a transfusion killed an 84-year-old patient. “People go to hospital to get better. They expect their doctor and hospital staff to treat them with dignity and care and ensure their safety. They do not expect to become a never event death statistic as the result of misidentified blood for a transfusion,” stated Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This case, which happened in Brooklyn, but could just as easily happen in any other hospital across […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2013 – A safety advocacy organization recently released a report showing one-in-nine bridges in the U.S. is structurally deficient. According to an analysis of federal data by Transportation for America, nearly 67,000 of America’s 605,000 bridges require substantial repair or replacement. The report, titled “The Fix We’re In For: The State of the Nation’s Bridges 2013,” said 260 million vehicles pass over deficient bridges each day. “We need to make the maintenance and safety of our infrastructure a priority again in America,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz. The report says […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2013 – Everyone knows that interns are run off their feet and exhausted, opening the door to medical malpractice. “Anyone who has been in hospital is likely familiar with the ever present newest batch of interns, run ragged from long hours and little, if no sleep. It’s almost an American tradition; a tradition the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) wants to change. They’ve set a 16-hour limit for shifts for first year residents, to increase patient safety and preserve the well-being of the interns,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury […]


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