Couple awarded $4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit
Substantial compensation for victim of doctor’s negligence After years of fighting for justice, a paraplegic man and his wife were finally compensated for the tragic injuries sustained at the hands of careless physicians. A judge awarded the couple $4 million in damages for the man’s paralysis from medical malpractice by doctors at Dunlap Urgent Care […]
Why did prosecutors drop the charges against police in the Freddie Gray case?
What are the elements of negligence? News of prosecutors dropping charges against three remaining officers on trial in the death of Freddie Gray shocked a beleaguered city grappling with serious allegations of police misconduct. Many Baltimore residents and observers around the country have been left wondering “Why did prosecutors drop the charges against police in […]
50 percent chance of dangerous explosion in certain vehicles with Takata airbags
NHTSA warns drivers their vehicle may be especially at risk Federal investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently warned drivers operating certain Honda and Acura vehicles produced from 2001 to 2003 their vehicles may be at especially high risk for a dangerous Takata airbag explosion. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said these […]
Homeowner gets very expensive lesson in premises liability laws
Man whose home started wildfire sued for $25 million by feds A California man whose derelict property allegedly started a 27,500 acre wildfire near San Bernadino was recently slapped with a civil lawsuit by the federal government claiming his negligence was the proximate cause of the blaze. Authorities demand $25 million in restitution from the […]
Almost one-third of rehabilitation hospital patients will suffer an accident
Government study sheds light on disturbing trend in American rehab facilities A recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Inspector General found 29 percent of patients in rehabilitation hospitals will suffer some sort of adverse event while undergoing care. Common types of events include preventable injuries due […]
Are parents liable for serving alcohol to children?
Maryland courts hold adults may be sued for giving alcohol to underage kids The Maryland Court of Appeals recently handed down a ruling that holds adults who serve underage drinkers alcohol may be held civilly liable for any harm caused as a result. That decision comes following several tragic cases of high school kids causing […]