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Boy Scouts of America Violation of Policy Leads to Untimely Death of Teen

A family has recently filed a lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America, alleging negligence on behalf of the organization for the death of their teenage son. Last June, Reid Comita enrolled in a backpacking course in order to fulfill his final requirement to accomplish Eagle Scout. According to his father, his family specifically signed Reid up for the introductory backpacking class because their son was not very athletic and because that specific course requires that at least two adults accompany the hiking troop. Accordingly, the Comitas felt the introductory course was the safest option for their son.

Teenage Woman Dies from Electrical Current Piping Submerged in River

In 2014, an 18-year-old woman, Madeline Roskie, died when she was electrocuted while inner-tubing on the Puyallup River in Washington State. The family of the deceased woman has sued Puget Sound Energy ("PSE") for wrongful death.

Brown Family Settles with the City of Ferguson

The family of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, reached a settlement with the City of Ferguson after more than two years of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The judge agreed to keep the settlement sealed in order to keep the individuals involved in the case safe.

$23.5-Million Settlement for Family Whose Teenager Died from a Heat Stroke in Sweltering Hot Bus

The dangers of leaving children alone in the car during the summer months are well known to us in society. Unfortunately, despite the numerous public service announcements reminding us of these dangers, it seems that every year we hear about another heat stroke death as a result of a child being left alone in the car. However, children are not the only ones susceptible to heat stroke.

Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Nursing Home

The family of Bessie Shealey, a 73-year-old woman who died last year is suing a nursing home in Deep Creek, alleging the staff there didn't properly monitor and care for a bedsore, leading to her death.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Toddler's Death at Dentist Was Part of Medicaid Scheme

The family of a 14-month-old girl who died while under anesthesia at the dentist has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging the toddler's death was part of a Medicaid scheme. The lawsuit was filed against Dr. Michael Melanson, Austin Children's Dentistry, Dr. David Williams, and Texas Anesthesiology Association. In March of 2016, the Torres family brought Daisy Lynn to Austin Children's Dentistry to have two cavities filled. While Daisy Lynn was under anesthesia, the family was told that their daughter had a total of six cavities that needed to be filled. The dentist reportedly told the family that the procedure was normal and necessary. At some point during the procedure, the toddler stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest.

Family Sues for Wrongful Death of 96-Year-Old

George Springer and Janet Springer are suing Visiting Angels and Visiting Angels employee Aimi Ariel Salazar for the wrongful death of their mother, then 96-year-old Emily Springer. Ms. Springer, a retired teacher, died as a result of an auto accident in 2014. The suit claims Ms. Springer suffered multiple injuries after she was thrown from her wheelchair in a van that was driven by Ms. Salazar. Four months later, Ms. Springer died from her injuries.

Wrongful Death at Schlitterbahn Water Park

Each summer, thousands of children attempt to fully utilize their break from school as a time to have fun and to enjoy the outdoors. Of course, that line of reasoning sends families across the country to water parks to enjoy the various rides that parks offer and spend family time together. Unfortunately, though, there are numerous dangers that water parks pose to visitors, one of which became all too real for a Kansas family on August 8, 2016.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against HISD Principal

On the evening of September 11, 2016, Bertha Lazcano was making her way down U.S. 290 in Houston, Texas. Meanwhile, Orlando Reyna-Principal at Houston Independent School District's Madison High School-was also driving down U.S. 290, heading home after leaving Brick House Tavern. Mr. Reyna lost control of his truck and struck a construction barrier that sent his vehicle airborne. Unfortunately, the truck landed directly on top of Mrs. Lazcano's Toyota RAV4. The impact of this collision led to Mrs. Lazcano's instantaneous death.

Parents of Young Woman Who Died in Fireworks Explosion File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On July 31, 2015, a twenty-one year old University of Alabama student died in Amarillo, Texas as the result of a fireworks explosion.

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