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A video depicting straightforward nursing home abuse is being seen by viewers of national news media outlets, and it is causing shock and grief among those who have loved ones currently residing in a nursing home, those who are considering a nursing home for a loved one, and those who anticipate being a resident of a nursing home in the future. The specific situation involved a 91-year-old woman diagnosed with dementia, who was tormented by two staff members at the Abington of Glenview, Illinois facility where she resided.
A New Jersey family claimed that a series of mistakes made by a New Jersey certified nurse-midwife during delivery in 2013 left their infant with a significant birth injury requiring multiple surgeries and leaving the child permanently disabled. After pre-trial negotiations that failed to achieve a settlement, the jury in the case awarded the child a $1.75 million verdict.
Anybody choosing to undergo bariatric surgery has to go through a series of medical testing and administrative steps designed to make sure they are fully prepared for their procedure, but few are warned about the dangers of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy. This neurological condition is caused by an acute thiamine deficiency that often follows weight-loss surgery, and those who are unaware of it run the very real risk of it worsening into an even-more-serious condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.
In November of 2014, Tommie Buchanon suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while he was visiting his cousin at an apartment complex in Hartford, Connecticut. The incident occurred when he was on a stairwell and came upon construction debris that had been left on a stairway. Buchanon “slipped and fell backward on the debris on the stairs. He stood up and attempted to grab the railing, but there was a curve in the railing that put the railing right up against the wall where he could not grasp it.”
Following his guilty plea in June admitting to responsibility for the October 2018 truck accident deaths of three people, Jack Edward Satterfield III of McComb, Mississippi was sentenced to 28 ½ years in prison. Among the dead were Zachary Lybrand, age 24 and his 16-month-old daughter Elliana Lybrand.
Though news of serious complications from the use of hernia mesh products has led many surgeons to discontinue their use, that does nothing to help those patients whose surgeries occurred before the products’ dangers were apparent. Those patients are now beginning to experience those adverse effects, and as a result, the number of lawsuits being filed against hernia mesh manufacturers continues to grow.
Following in the path of previously-filed lawsuits against college football and youth soccer authorities, the parents of kids who played youth football are pursuing the right to file a class-action lawsuit against the Pop Warner football league, accusing them of using inadequate helmets and hiding the risk of traumatic brain injuries.
If you are considering a visit to one of the popular indoor trampoline parks that can be found across the nation but are concerned about their safety, the list of possible injuries you could incur would probably include a spinal cord injury. What you might not anticipate is that the injury would occur from climbing the facility’s stairs rather than from bouncing or flipping. Yet that is exactly what happened to Thien Nguyen when he visited the Urban Air Adventure Park in Austin, and now the severely injured man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the park’s owners, accusing them of negligence and seeking more than $1 million in damages.
Faced with a Title IX class action lawsuit involving sexual assault and harassment by three former psychology professors, Dartmouth College has agreed to pay the victims $14 million dollars and to take steps to prevent and address similar offenses in the future. The lawsuit, which referred to the professors as the “Predators Club” and which claims the school was aware of the problem for years, was filed by multiple female students who claimed to have been victimized.
An Uber accident that left a 37-year-old pedestrian in a skilled nursing facility months after the incident has led to a personal injury lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of responsibility for the serious injuries that the man suffered. The incident took place on May 14th in Seattle, when Jonathan Stroh and a coworker from the world-renowned Candis restaurant were walking on a sidewalk and were struck by a Prius being operated by an Uber driver. The passenger in the Prius, a 72-year-old woman, was killed.
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