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Child awarded $1.7 million over Little League injury
Monday, February 12th, 2018

An Allegheny County jury recently found a borough in Pittsburgh and two local athletic associations responsible for a brain injury that a child sustained during a Little League game. The child was awarded $1.7 million according to PennLive.com. While sitting in the first base dugout watching his Little League teammates at bat, Zachary Hoffman was […]

$40 million verdict for girl with birth complications
Thursday, February 8th, 2018

This week, a Pennsylvania jury awarded a six-year-old girl $40.3 million for spinal cord injuries she sustained during birth. As a result of the birth complications, Grayson Charlton is paralyzed from her mid-chest down and needs therapy multiple times a week. Alex and Kira Charlton, Grayson’s parents, filed this medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital […]

Personal injury claims + social media = problems
Friday, January 26th, 2018

When you make a personal injury claim, or file a personal injury lawsuit, you put your life under a microscope. Your attorney will work very hard to make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries. The insurance adjuster or attorney who is defending the person or entity you are making a claim against or […]

Husband files lawsuit over crash that killed pregnant wife and three sons
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Edward Schmidt, the husband of a pregnant woman and father of three boys who were killed in a car crash last summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver for his involvement in the incident. He is seeking at least $200,000 in damages. According to The Daily Southtown, 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt was […]

Lawsuits filed against Amtrak for derailment between Portland and Seattle
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

On the inaugural trip of the Amtrak Cascades 501 from Seattle to Portland, the train derailed near DuPont, Washington, leaving three dead and nearly 80 individuals injured. The first lawsuits were filed against the train company last week for this incident. Additional claims are expected to be filed given the scale of the derailment. The […]

Daughter files lawsuit against Virgin America airlines over elderly father’s death
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

While traveling on a Virgin America airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston, 93-year-old Romulo Valdez died from cardiac pulmonary arrest. Now his family, including his daughter who was aboard the flight, is suing the airline company for staff negligence. According to The Chicago Tribune, Nicette Balukjian and her father, Romulo Valdez, were traveling on […]

Plaintiffs win first Xarelto trial
Thursday, January 11th, 2018

In early December of 2017, a Philadelphia jury found that the pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for a woman’s injuries after taking Xarelto, a blood-thinning medication. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay nearly $28 million in damages. This is the first time a jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Xarelto trial. […]

Jury finds curve near Hearst Castle dangerous
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A Paso Robles jury recently found a stretch of Highway 1 south of Hearst Castle to be dangerous and in need of repair to prevent potential collisions. The jurors finding came after a month-long trial involving a head-on collision on the highway in 2011. Jeffrey LaChance was traveling northbound on a two-lane portion of Highway […]

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 […]

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