Personal Injury Articles - Wrongful Death
The family of Logan Stiner, who died of a caffeine overdose in May, says that Amazon and six other companies involved in making and distributing the caffeine powder violated Ohio food and drug safety laws. According to the suit, the companies are responsible for labeling products and should have known that the Hard Rhino pure caffeine presents “a substantive danger” when misused that ordinary consumers like Stiner would not have realized. The Stiner family says the companies’ negligence directly and proximately caused Logan Stiner’s death.... Link to Full Article
Donald Peter worked as a machinist at Pabst Brewing Co. He began working there in 1959 and would have thought nothing of the working conditions beyond basic safety on the job. And then in 2012, he was diagnosed with malignant pleural asbestos mesothelioma. He sued Sprinkmann Sons Corp., alleging that exposure from pipe insulation the defendant was charged with repairing caused his disease.... Link to Full Article
The suit alleges the city
did not do enough to prevent Dennis Sandoval's car from falling into
the canal and that there should have been a barrier in place, better
warning signs and other safeguards.
The suit alleges the city did not do enough to prevent Dennis Sandoval's car from falling into the canal and that there should have been a barrier in place, better warning signs and other safeguards.
Derek “Landon” Wood, 11, of Sterrett, Alabama, died of anaphylactic shock on June 3, 2014, after eating the cookie, which that had not been marked as containing a food allergen, from the Publix on Tiny Town Road.
The family is suing for mental and emotional distress and suffering, as well as punitive damages in an amount to be determined by a jury.... Link to Full Article
Parents of Quiniece Henry, 13, learned in February 2014 that the Forest Hills seventh-grader had Burkitt lymphoma - a fast-growing, non-Hodgkin cancer - which doctors said was treatable with chemotherapy. Less than a week later, Quiniece died of complications resulting from an intravascular line that caused a perforation to a chamber of her heart, a medical examiner determined.... Link to Full Article
Veteran attorneys Bob Hilliard and Steve Berman were already preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shootings on June 12, 2016.... Link to Full Article
Ken and Leyanne Harper say in the suit that their daughter Abbie, 23, used FreeStyle brand test strips and a FreeStyle blood glucose meter embedded in an Omnipod insulin pump. The Harpers say the meter and strips produced “erroneously low blood glucose results,” which caused Abbie's death in November 2014.
According to the wrongful death suit, the test trips were defective because of a manufacturing error and the FreeStyle meter embedded in the glucose pump was not compatible with FreeStyle test strips.... Link to Full Article
Parents of a 17-year-old Oklahoman who was killed in a traffic accident in 2012 have been awarded $1.5 million in a civil case settlement.
The Oklahoman reports that Donna and Duane Kerns have settled with Woodshed Liquor Store, which sold vodka to their son, Colton Kerns, in 2012.... Link to Full Article
A 39-year-old Danbury man who was injured in the Metro-North train collision that killed six people last month in Valhalla. N.Y., plans to sue the commuter railroad, his lawyer confirmed Monday.... Link to Full Article
If one of your family members has died in an accident, you may be able to recover damages on a wrongful death claim. However, there are specific elements that must be proven in order to prevail on a wrongful death claim, and deadlines that must be met. Additionally, only certain "loved ones" will legally qualify as a proper plaintiff in a wrongful death matter.... Link to Full Article
When a loved one dies, it takes an enormous emotional toll on family members. It can also cause extreme financial hardship. Laws in each state provide the means to ease that financial burden when a person or entity is legally responsible for causing the deceased person's death. It's important to understand the different categories of compensation (called "damages" in legalese) that are available if your wrongful death lawsuit is successful. We'll cover that and more in this article.... Link to Full Article
A wrongful death case may be filed by the surviving family members of someone who died as a result of the negligence, recklessness or intentional acts of another person. In order for the family to recover, they must be able to show that all of the elements of the case are present.... Link to Full Article
The New Jersey cop who killed a fellow officer and a friend after partying at a Staten Island strip club had previously had his drivers license suspended for driving under the influence — and even had a sobriety lock on his car for four months, officials said.... Link to Full Article