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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. […]

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, […]

Common Sense, Negligence, and Comparative Fault
Saturday, May 27th, 2017

My fortune cookie last week contained the following observation, “Common sense is not so common.” As a personal injury attorney, this resonated with me because I see situations daily where someone’s failure to use common sense has harmed someone else. Small actions that may seem insignificant at the time, can lead to damaging and costly […]