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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

$3 million settlement over suicide of man on antidepressants
Friday, September 15th, 2017

In 2010, Stewart Dolin began taking the antidepressant paroxetine, the generic form of Paxil. Five days after he started the prescription, the 57-year-old Chicago lawyer threw himself in front of a train and committed suicide. His wife, Wendy Dolin, believes that her husband suffered from akathisia, a state of acute psychological and physical agitation, which […]

County settles crash caused by speeding sheriff’s deputy for nearly $3 million
Friday, August 4th, 2017

Niagara County, New York settled the case of Glenn Annalora who died when his vehicle was struck by a speeding deputy sheriff for nearly $3 million. This settlement required the approval of the Niagara County Legislature, which voted unanimously this week to settle the case with the man’s widow. The county was liable because the […]

Drivers – Secure Your Coupling Devices and Loads, and Allow for Increased Reaction Time as You Age
Thursday, July 13th, 2017

D’Amore Law Group, P.C. is frequently contacted following serious and tragic motor vehicle crashes. One such case that we are currently working on involves the death of our client’s husband and injuries she suffered due to a high-speed motor vehicle crash. Our client was travelling in the middle lane on a highway when a police […]

Wrongful death lawsuit for Duke Energy employee settled
Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The family of Keith Jester received a nearly $28 million verdict in the lawsuit they filed over Jester’s death while he was climbing a utility pole that collapsed. Jester was a senior lineman and trainer for Duke Energy Ohio. In 2014, Keith Jester climbed a utility pole with another employee to replace a utility line […]