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Oregon family files lawsuit over toddler’s death in over-heated room
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Two-year-old Taqwa Dakhlalla died in her sleep last December when the thermostat and heater in her room in Portland, Oregon malfunctioned, causing the temperature in the room to rise to an excessive level. She was found dead the next morning in her crib. Her parents, Janna Walton and Abdullah Dakhlalla, filed an $8 million lawsuit […]

Hidden camera reveals elder neglect in wrongful death case
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Video footage from a hidden camera revealed that a decorated World War II veteran was gasping for breath while his nursing home staff failed to deliver proper care and was seen laughing in front of the unconscious man. James Dempsey’s family hid the camera in his room prior to his death to ease his concerns […]

Nearly $86 million settlement for double amputee
Monday, November 27th, 2017

Robert Montagano was recently awarded nearly $86 million for an incident in 2014 that caused him to lose both of his legs. According to PRNewswire, Mr. Montagano was a truck driver who delivered bundles of carbon steel tubing on his trailer bed to a job site. One bundle rolled out of place when the crane […]

Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in rock crushing incident
Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Wesley Sherwood was killed in 2011 when he fell into a rock crushing machine at B.S. Quarries in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Wesley was attempting to clear rocks that had jammed the crusher when he fell into the machine. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Following his death, Wesley’s mother, […]

Jury awards $17 million verdict to woman whose ventilator was prematurely removed
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

A jury in New Jersey awarded a young woman and her family $17 million over an incident that caused her to be permanently brain damaged. The verdict came on the heels of a six-week jury trial. At the age of seven, Kelsey Heaney was admitted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for pneumonia according to […]

Daughter of actor Paul Walker settles lawsuit with Porsche
Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Meadow Walker, the daughter of late-actor Paul Walker, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit she filed against Porsche over her father’s death in 2013 for an unspecified amount. The “Fast and Furious” actor’s father also settled his suit against the car manufacturer. Paul Walker was killed while riding as a passenger in a 2005 Carrera GT. […]

Family sues shopping center and engineering firm over fatal bicycle crash
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

  A 16-year-old girl was struck by a car in front of a shopping center while riding home from class on her bicycle on a January evening in 2016. Yessica Angel-Moreno suffered catastrophic injuries and passed away six days after the incident. Now, her family has filed a lawsuit against the shopping center and the engineering […]

Texas couple awarded $42 million over faulty vehicle repairs
Monday, October 16th, 2017

On December 21, 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachans were traveling to visit family for the holidays when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck that had hydroplaned. Their 2010 Honda Fit caught on fire and the roof collapsed while the couple was trapped inside the car. Matthew’s feet were wedged beneath the driver’s pedals, […]

IF YOUR SPOUSE IS INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. . . AND YOU ARE THE DRIVER
Friday, October 6th, 2017

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car crash as an innocent passenger, a driver in another car might be responsible. Sometimes, though, the passenger’s driver is responsible. In Oregon, if your spouse is a passenger in a motor vehicle in which you are the driver, and you cause a crash, […]

Wrongful death case involving woman’s surgery settled for $5.5 million
Friday, October 6th, 2017

In 2013, April Strange, a 33-year-old woman from central Illinois, had an elective surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth from her liver. During the operation, the doctor used a surgical stapler to cut a blood vessel but did not seal the vessel. As a result, Mrs. Strange went into cardiac arrest from the blood loss […]

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