Medical negligence and medical devices
04/14/2009 03:01:45 PM
Several lawsuits have alleged that two medical device companies are intertwined with a doctor named in over 100 medical malpractice case. The allegation is that the company actually paid the osteopath for using their products. The allegation suggests that the medical devices had questionable medical benefits. The doctor’s employer apparently paid 100 million dollars to settle similar lawsuits.
Are our airports safe?
04/10/2009 03:02:48 PM
According to the Inspector general of the Transportation department, airports that account for over 25% of air travel in the United States may not meet some proposed federal standards to stop runaway airplanes. These include Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington. Safety concerns have heightened about runaway planes as a result of recent incidents.
Negligence claim against school and construction company
03/30/2009 03:03:47 PM
A construction accident in a Missouri school recently settled for an undisclosed amount of money. Apparently a steel beam fell through a ceiling striking a young girl. Although she was not permanently injured, she did suffer a skull fracture. The accident should not have occurred if the construction company would have avoided working in a area where children were attending class. This was not only a case of negligence against the construction company but also against the school board for negligent supervision.
MRSA infections on the rise?
03/26/2009 03:05:14 PM
There has been an alarming increase in the number of children contracting ear, nose and throat infections caused by drug resistant MRSA (methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A recent study in the Archives of Otolaryngology suggests that between 2001-2006 children suffering from this infection have more than doubled which is a very troubling finding. This could pose a very dangerous public health concern for the future. If a loved one has an infection and you think a physician is minimizing the seriousness of the infection, quickly seek a second opinion to make sure the proper treatment regimen is followed. If you think a family member has been serious injured because of the failure to properly diagnose or treat MRSA, please consult one of our medical malpractice lawyers.
Accidents involving a police officer
03/03/2009 03:06:02 PM
The New York Police Department recently agreed to settle a lawsuit for 4.6 million dollars as a result of a police office negligently running over the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff suffered head wounds and permanent brain damage as a result of the accident. The officer finally admitted to lying originally about how the accident happened. There are special rules that apply to police officers in Maryland while on official duty, especially if they are on what is known as an emergency run where they must have their lights flashing and siren on to warn motorists of their closeness to other drivers. It is important to get the eyewitness testimony of innocent bystanders to support the claim that the officer was not proceeding properly.
Wrongful death in amusement park
02/27/2009 03:07:05 PM
A recent wrongful death suit against an amusement park has been settled for one million dollars. It was alleged that the park operator failed to properly attach a safety harness to the girl before she fell 50 feet to her death from a ride called the “”Giant Swing””.
02/24/2009 03:07:52 PM
Over 200,000 Fisher-Price Rainforest themed play yards have been recalled by safety regulators. Various concerns have been expressed about these and other play yards, most of which involve the collapsing of the play yards. Reportedly, more than 18 children have died because of injuries suffered in one or another of the various play yards available to consumers.
Negligent entrustment leading to an accident
02/23/2009 03:09:00 PM
Operators of commuter trains, metroliners and the like must be competent to operate the vehicles or be subject to liability claims. In 2008 25 people died as a result of a Metrolink crash according to lawsuits that were recently filed. It is suggested in one of the lawsuits that one of the engineers who ran the Metrolink was incompetent and the company knew it. This still has to be proven in a court of law. However, negligent entrustment is a cause of action when one can prove the person entrusted with the safe operation of any type of vehicle was not competent to operate that vehicle.
02/20/2009 03:14:17 PM
Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company recently agreed to a 1.4 billion dollar settlement of a lawsuit alleging false marketing of the anti psychotic drug Zyprexa. Apparently, federal authorities indicated that Eli Lilly marketed the drug for year for unauthorized uses. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the drug is no safer than older drugs for treating disease such as schizophrenia.