Thursday night, a fire at a local scrap metal facility injured a worker and damaged property. The fire occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. at 9400 Rhonda. According to reports, the fire erupted when fuel tanks were being drained.
If you believe your injury or medical condition was either caused by or worsened due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may be able to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A lawsuit was filed against an elementary school in New Jersey for $10 million. The suit was brought by the family of 7-year-old Brendan Jordan, who died on January 7, 2015. According to authorities, during indoor soccer practice at the school gymnasium a 108 pound bench that was folded vertically against a wall collapsed and fell on Brendan. Local newspaper, The Record, reports those named in the suit include the police department, school officials, Borough, a school janitor, and Brendan's soccer coach, Bryan Mone.
The family of a critically ill Pasadena man who died while awaiting a court hearing likely will continue to pursue its legal challenge of a Texas law authorizing hospitals to discontinue treatment in cases deemed hopeless. Chris Dunn had been hospitalized since early October for a number of serious conditions including end-stage liver disease and pancreatic cancer. In mid-November, doctors told his family that unless another facility could be found to treat him, life-sustaining treatment would be discontinued in 10 days. This was in compliance with a 1999 law in the Texas Health and Safety Code that addresses advance directives regarding desired medical care in life-threatening situations.
San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush says he is "still strongly considering" a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis over a knee injury suffered during a November 1 game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Bush suffered a season-ending torn meniscus when he slipped on a large patch of concrete near the stadium wall after running out of bounds in a play at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The case highlights a number of issues in personal injury law, including premises liability, sovereign immunity, and assumption of the risk. The city of St. Louis's Sports Authority and Convention Bureau operates the Edward Jones Dome.
At least 3,000 people are killed each year by foodborne illnesses. This costs the United States around $77 billion. These are only the reported deaths; experts estimate that many more go unreported and are attributed to other causes.
When a person considers filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, it is reasonable to ask "What is my case really worth?" The answer comes down to "damages" and figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally.
Sunday morning New Caney, Texas mourned the loss of seventeen-year-old Jose Damien who was struck by a drunk driver while helping his family change a flat tire. According to the victim's family, the driver veered towards the family's truck, smashed into it, and killed the New Caney ISD student. The driver, who has been identified as Charles Baxter, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Baxter is not only facing jail time, but also a potential lawsuit for the family's loss of their loved one.
Dexter Culclager, the widower of Yakel Culclager, brought a lawsuit against the driver of a Peterbilt truck and several other companies involved in the death of his wife and step-children. Mr. Culclager filed a $10 million personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit. Along with the truck driver, Judson Humphries, Mr. Culclager sued General Motors, Hobit Express, Sunteck Transport Group, Sunteck Transport Co., and the service shop that checked Mrs. Culclager's 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe prior to the incident.
In June, an Oklahoma jury awarded $14,000,000 to an injured man who lost his arm while operating a crane within the course and scope of his employment. $9,000,000 was awarded for economic damages, and $5,000,000 was awarded for non-economic damages (i.e. pain and suffering). The jury was shocked when the judge announced that the award was reduced from $14,000,000, to $9,350,000. What the jury was not aware of, was that all civil actions filed in the state of Oklahoma after November 1, 2011, have a non-economic damages cap of $350,000, when a defendant's liability is found to be neither grossly negligent nor intentional.