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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2013 – But for a questionable forklift brake, a young Texas man lost his life on-the-job. “The young man severely injured in an accident with a forklift while on-the-job, clung to life for three days, before succumbing to his injuries. The accident happened at McCoy’s Building Supply Center in Lufkin,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. “He was only 19-years-old and was the son of the city’s public works director. He was taken off his ventilator once doctors had determined he sustained unrecoverable brain injuries.” Just prior […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2013 – A federal judge has awarded damages to the family of a man who died in a Chicago jail cell. Saying that inadequate medical care led to the inmate’s death, the judge awarded nearly $1 million in damages to the man’s wife and daughter in a wrongful death lawsuit. Habib Solebo was found dead in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in May 2007. According to the lawsuit, jail staff took no action when Solebo refused to take his anti-seizure medication, and a blood sample intended for testing was found […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2013 – This Texas nursing home case involved the death of a man due to untreated pressure ulcers. “This reported case shocked many. An elderly Texan developed severely infected pressure sores and became dangerously dehydrated, despite being in care at the Gulf Health Care Center – Port Arthur. What was even more disturbing is that he developed them, and died, in a period of less than two months in care,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. The nursing home abuse lawsuit statement of claim revealed that just […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2013 – The first wrongful death case relating to sudden acceleration issues in Toyota vehicles is on trial. “Noriko Uno was driving a Toyota Camry in 2009, when suddenly it rapidly accelerated, causing her to lose control. She slammed into a tree and light pole and died at the scene. Uno’s trial is the first in a series that are poised to go to court, and this case will be closely scrutinized,” stated Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The lawsuit seeks $20 million in damages. Many remember the global recall of […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2013 – At least 12 wrongful death lawsuits have been filed in Illinois over a Quebec, Canada train crash. The July 6 train derailment in the town of Lac-Megantic resulted in the deaths of 47 people. Seventy-two oil tankers exploded in the crash, creating a wall of fire 12 stories high that destroyed more than 30 buildings and led to the evacuation of the town. Twelve wrongful death lawsuits have been filed in Cook County, with perhaps 30 more expected. “A wrongful death lawsuit is a way for the families of the victims […]


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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) September 26, 2013 – The Cochran Firm, D.C. today announces it is opening an active and aggressive investigation into legal claims arising from the tragic Washington Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2013. After being recently contacted by some of the victims impacted by this terrible mass shooting, The Cochran Firm, D.C. intends to fully analyze and explore all legal options. “There are many questions about this mass shooting that need to be asked, including why security procedures allegedly did not prevent an individual with a known history of run-ins with the law and severe […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2013 – This case deals with a hanging that police labelled a suicide. Family members insist it was murder. “This reported case is highly unusual. The woman who died was found hanging from a second-floor balcony, with her hands bound behind her and her feet bound. A T-shirt was wrapped around the lower part of her face. Investigators concluded it was a suicide. The family feels it was murder, particularly in light of the circumstances of the death,” indicated Brooks Schuelke, an Austin wrongful death lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. It is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 11, 2013 – Wrongful death lawsuits are not exclusively about getting compensation. They are often used to deliver a message. “Many families that face the loss of a loved one due to a negligent action on the part of another, want to make sure someone else does not experience what they went through. In filing a wrongful death lawsuit, they have a chance to send a message to not only the wrongdoer, but to society in general, about the circumstances of their loss and their wish to save someone the grief they face,” remarked […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois nursing home. Brenda Schneedle filed the lawsuit as special administrator of the estate of Nellie Petrokovich, alleging negligence and wrongful death on the part of VIP Manor in Wood River, Illinois. Petrokovich was transferred to VIP Manor for care in June 2011, after undergoing colon surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital. The lawsuit claims that the nursing home’s lack of care led to Petrokovich’s death. “Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing problem,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago wrongful death lawyer. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2013 – A mechanic with a blood-alcohol reading of .17 killed a 4-year-old boy and seriously injured the father in a deadly 2010 drunk driving crash. “Cases that involve the death of children as a result of a drunk driver hitting the vehicle they are in are the hardest to come to grips with,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober & Reyna. “No one who responds to a crash scene wants to see young children hurt or killed. This case was shocking for the force of the impact […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2013 – This wrongful death case was the result of a collapsed airway. “The key point at trial in this case was that the surgeon had trouble intubating his architect patient in the first place; a sign that would indicate removing it would also present difficulties and thus extra precautions should have been implemented,” outlined Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. The named defendants in the suit included the hospital and the anesthesiologist on duty that day for the patient’s kidney stone surgery. The death in question happened in 2010 when the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn two rulings allowing wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes, including an Illinois case. The Illinois case involves Joyce Gott, who died while under the care of Odin Healthcare Center, a residential nursing home in Odin, Illinois. Gott’s daughter, Sue Carter, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home. The nursing home argued that because Carter had signed an arbitration agreement on her mother’s behalf, she should not be allowed to bring a wrongful death suit in court. The Illinois Supreme Court allowed the […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2013 – The man that died in this incident was sat on by eleven police officers. “This was one of the most horrendous cases I have ever read about,” indicated Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia. “It was just beyond comprehension that if the complete details of this man’s death were true, that eleven law enforcement officers would sit on someone and asphyxiate them.” The incident happened in 2007 when a young man appeared in a store, telling the clerk there were people […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2013 – A teenage Tampa woman was killed in an auto accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. Amanda Pierce, 18, was driving her 2001 Acura westbound toward Tallahassee with her friend, Taylor Lazzara, 18, in the passenger seat. Pierce came upon stopped traffic, the result of two earlier crashes. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Pierce swerved to avoid the cars, went into a slide on the shoulder, and collided with a tree. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce commented, “This tragedy is a reminder of how important it is to be […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2013 – The death of a man at Tampa International Airport has investigators searching for answers. Chad Wolfe, 31, landed in Tampa just after midnight on a recent Friday. While still in the airport with his girlfriend and her stepfather, Wolfe went missing. The following morning, airport workers discovered his body at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Robert Joyce, a Tampa personal injury attorney who is not involved in the case, commented, “One would think an accident like this would be highly preventable. Elevators are generally held to strict safety standards and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2013 – The collapse of stage equipment at a music festival hospitalized three workers recently. In Miami, workers preparing for the Ultra Music Festival sustained life-threatening injuries when a lighting rig collapsed as they hoisted it up. Two workers were trapped underneath the equipment for several minutes, and another was injured as it came down. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce commented, “These stage hand jobs are a type of construction, an industry with a very high rate of on-the-job injuries. Maintaining safety during construction is an endless challenge for workers and employers.” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – The Florida Supreme Court recently handed a defeat to medical malpractice defense attorneys. In a move seen as protecting patient confidentiality, the Court ruled that medical malpractice defendants are prohibited from meeting privately with plaintiffs’ other doctors even if they do not attempt to acquire privileged medical information. Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, commented, “This is an important reinforcement to an existing statute and Supreme Court decision already on the books. Medical malpractice defense attorneys cannot be permitted to endanger doctor-patient confidentiality, nor […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 12, 2013 – At least 30 people were injured when a crash at a Nascar event sent debris hurtling into the stands. During the last lap of a race at the Daytona International Speedway, a race car, driven by Kyle Larson, went airborne in a crash involving 11 other cars. The vehicle slammed into the 22-foot protective fence separating fans from the track, sending large pieces of automobiles, including a tire, into bleachers crowded with spectators. Fourteen people were sent to area hospitals, two in critical condition. Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce, who […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – Substandard medical care is alleged to blame for the brain damage of a child born in Florida. The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy recently filed a birth injury suit naming St. Mary’s Medical Center and its staff as defendants in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lawsuit alleges that the boy’s mother received substandard medical care at St. Mary’s during childbirth, resulting in brain damage to the baby and eventual cerebral palsy. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, commented, “Prenatal and neonatal care […]


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