Medical Malpractice Lawyers Force Change

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Earlier this month, the family of 14 year-old Sarah Crider was awarded $1.25 million in the settlement of their medical malpractice lawsuit against the Georgia Regional Hospital, a mental hopsital operated by the state of Georgia. Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Sara died four years ago from severe, intestinal blockages that went undiagnosed and, subsequently, untreated. The blockages were caused by a cocktail of medications that had conflicting side effects. Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, commented on the young girl's death: This was an absolutely tragic and … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Francene Cucinello’s Untimely Death

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In January of this year, Francene Cucinello, New Jersey born host of the Lousiville, Kentucky radio program "The Francene Show," died of a heart attack and brain aneurysm. She was just 43 years old. This month, her family has filed a wrongful death claim against the Norton Audobon Hospital. They assert that a misdiagnosis led to Francene's tragic and untimely death. Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Francene went to the Norton Audobon Hospital emergency room on January 11, 2010 complaining of headache, neck pain, nausea and vomiting, and shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with pneumonia. On January 13th, doctors noticed … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Negligence Ends in Resident Disappearance and Large Verdict

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The Pheasant Point Retirement and Asisted Living Residence in Molalla, Oregon was home to 75 year old Ruby Larson. Ruby was admitted to the home in May of 2007, suffering from dementia, short-term memory loss, and disorientation. She had no recollection of her own medical needs, and had a history of wandering off. The staff at Pheasant Point was aware of Ruby's condition, as well as the inherent risks associated with it. During her stay there, Ruby wandered off 4 seperate times. The fourth time, July 23, 2007, she never returned. Teams from three surrounding counties searched and found nothing. She was declared legally dead by judge's order … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Suit Gets BP in Trouble Again

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In the wake of the biggest oil-spill our nation has ever seen, and the most devestating environmental catastrophe most of us will see in a lifetime, BP, who hoped to be out of the spotlight once wells were capped, finds themselves in hot water yet again. BP's Texas city oil refinery is guilty of a 40 day release of Benzene in April and May that has allegedly claimed the life of 6 month old Julius Provost. His mother, Sharon, is suing BP for Wrongful Death, explaining that that in his short life, Julius suffered. Doctors couldn't explain or cure his ongoing symptoms; nausea, runny nose, mucus in his eyes, and difficulty … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Lancaster Hospital for Patient Suicide

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The Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA is named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 70 year old Fillipo Raia, who, last summer, leapt to his death out of an eighth story window at the facility on Duke Street where he was being treated for mental health problems. Raia had a history of seizures and anxiety and, upon admittance to the hospital last July, was confused, agitated, and appeared to have an "altered mental status."According to nurses, two days after his admittance, Raia threatened to jump out of the window. Nurses also noted that he was suffering from hallucinations and paranoia, and thought the hospital … [Read more...]

Criminal Charges Filed in Bucks County Hyperthermic Death

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Yesterday, we posted a wrongful death blog about the tragic, hyperthermic death of Bryan Nevins at the Woods Services care center in Langhorne, PA. At this time yesterday, it was unclear whether charges would be pressed against any person or persons responsibile for the care of 20 year old , severly autisitic Bryan Nevins. Last night, Stacey Strauss turned herself in to Middletown Police, was arraigned, and was charged with fatally neglecting Bryan Nevins. Her bail was set at $50,000. Strauss' official charge was "neglect of a care-dependant person," a first degree felony that carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She … [Read more...]

Will parents sue for Wrongful Death in Langhorne, PA?

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On July 24, 2010, Bryan Nevins (20), a severely autistic young man, died of hyperthermia after being left in the back of a van during a record setting heatwave. He was a resident at Woods Services in Langhorne, PA, and was found hours after returning from a group trip to Sesame Place. District Attorney David Heckler has not yet decided whether or not to prosecute Nevins' caretaker for negligence, or if this was simply an accident. Nevins' parents live in New York, but have said that despite his age, he has the mental capacity of a two year old. The question on prosecutors' minds is whether this is a case of negligence at a care center … [Read more...]

New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorneys: Mininno Law Office

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A wrongful death claim is a legal action that is filed against a person who is being held accountable for a death. The claim asserts that the death was brought about by some sort of negligence, wrongdoing, or even criminal act. The deceased's relatives are considered to be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of wages, grief, and loss of consortium (companionship). These damages are known as compensatory damages. Punitive damages could be imposed as a punishment for negligence and/or ill intent of the responsible party or parties. If you find yourself dealing with the loss of a loved one … [Read more...]

NUVARING Named in Product Liability and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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NUVARING is a transparent, flexible, vaginal ring that provides month long birth control by emitting a continuous dose of estrogen and progestin for 21 days. The device releases a combination of ethinyl estradiol, a form of the hormone estrogen, and etonogestral. These substances are supposed to prevent ovulation as well as minimize any sperm penetration, thereby preventing unwanted pregnancies. It gained FDA approval in 2001. NUVARING is marketed as providing the same efficacy as birth control pills but with the convenience of month-long protection. To a woman who wants the benefits of birth control but not the trouble of remembering … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Callous Run-Down

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On May 6th, 2010, Twenty year old Joseph Genoveseof South Philadelphia was sentenced to 7-14 years in prison for callously running down 2 women after a Phillies game on July 10th, 2008. The game was over and the two women, both from St. Louis, were crossing the street at Broad and Curtin on their way to have dinner. Genovese was stopped at a red light three cars back. Genovese, under the influence of marijuana, swerved around the two stopped cars in front of him and sped through the red light, striking down 53 year old Cindy Grassi, and 36 year old Sandra Wacker. Grassi was killed and Wacker was permanently disabled. The women were both … [Read more...]