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Lawsuit Filed in Marathon Oil Fatal Building Collapse

The families of two men killed in a staircase collapse at the future Marathon Oil headquarters have sued the petroleum company and several subcontractors involved in the construction, claiming that negligence in training, safety protocols, and oversight led to the deaths. The lawsuit, filed October 8, 2020, is on behalf of two out of three victims killed by the incident. The family of the third victim, has not yet filed a suit.

Apartment Complex Fire, Fire Safety System Failure Alleged in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The surviving son of Texas deceased man, Augustin Suchil, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an apartment complex and the management company for the apartment complex. In April of 2019, the apartment complex caught fire during a lightning storm. Suchil was asleep when the fire began at the apartment complex, and smoke eventually consumed the apartment units and hallways. Firefighters bravely put the fire out and rescued Suchil, but unfortunately, Suchil later died of his injuries.

$50M Lawsuit Filed for Woman Declared Dead and Found Alive at Funeral Home

Earlier this month, the family of Timesha Beauchamp filed a lawsuit against the paramedics who wrongfully declared her dead before she was later found breathing after her body had been delivered to a funeral home. On August 23, Southfield EMS was sent to respond to a 911 call after the Beauchamps found their daughter, Timesha unresponsive at their home. According to the lawsuit, the paramedics declared Timesha, who had cerebral palsy, dead after attempting CPR for approximately six minutes and obtaining permission from a doctor who was contacted by phone. The lawsuit further alleges the paramedics provided misleading information to the doctor about Timesha's vital signs that indicated she was still alive.

Lawsuit Filed Against El Paso Children's Hospital and Prominent Doctor Over Young Girl's Death

Last month, an El Paso couple filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages over $1 million and alleging gross negligence against El Paso Children's Hospital and a prominent local doctor over the death of their three-year-old daughter. According to the lawsuit, the family alleges the hospital and doctor intentionally created profit-driven policies that caused extreme delays in the admission and administration of life saving emergent care for young patients. In this case, the couple's daughter suffered from hydrocephalus, a life-threatening but treatable condition where fluid becomes trapped in the brain, and spent nearly fourteen hours uncontrollably vomiting in the hospital's waiting room before the young girl finally went limp, turned blue, and began foaming at the mouth.

Lawsuit Filed After Family Loses Son to Fraternity Hazing

Hazing has been a part of fraternity lifestyle for years, and even though some people enjoy the culture, it can be harmful to its members and their families. In 2019, Sam Martinez was one of these members that lost his life while being hazed during a college fraternity event. After being pressured into drinking a half gallon of rum, Martinez lost consciousness and succumbed to the alcohol poisoning, which was not discovered until the next morning.

COVID-19 Enters the Litigation Arena

As we approach month seven of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are confronted with more questions than we have answers. One question that is becoming progressively common involves the ability of someone adversely impacted by COVID-19 to bring a lawsuit. Although COVID-19 litigation is unknown to our legal system, based on the number of lawsuits already filed, it will not remain unknown for long.

Wrongful Death Settlement for Texas Family of Maintenance Technician

Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo settled a federal court lawsuit arising out of the death of a maintenance technician employee at a Texas manufacturing plant. The fatality occurred during a maintenance task that was being performed when a large piece of machinery fell on top of the employee. The employee died shortly thereafter due to the crush injuries he sustained. Christmas was only days away, and one of the employee's daughters was to be married in two weeks.

Houston Bar Sued for Overserving Alcohol to Intoxicated Driver

In March 2020, civil lawsuits were filed against a Cypress area bar, World Of Beer, for personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of a deadly intoxication related crash that occurred on January 27, 2020 in Harris County, Texas.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed - Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Two of the families whose relatives were killed in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash in January of this year have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the company that owned and operated the helicopter, Island Express. The lawsuit alleges that Island Express was "negligent and careless, in regard to owning, leasing, managing, maintaining, controlling, entrusting, chartering, and operating" the helicopter in question and that Island Express' negligence caused the death of all those aboard the aircraft. Further, the lawsuit seeks wrongful death damages for funeral and burial expenses and "all other damages by law."

Family of Walmart Employee Who Died from COVID-19 Files Suit

Wando Evans, 51, died on March 25, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. He was a 15-year employee of Walmart and worked as an overnight stock and maintenance associate. Days later, on March 29, 2020, another employee who worked at the same Walmart died from COVID-19.

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