Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

  • Caps Preventing Injured From Receiving Help

    || 5-Nov-2014

    When a patient is injured by a doctor who messed something up, a medical malpractice claim can provide the patient the help they need to deal with the problem. However, the process of resolving a medical malpractice lawsuit can be very difficult. Kansas and Missouri have medical malpractice laws in place to provide resolutions for both the doctors and the patients. Kansas law is different from ...
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  • Injured Man Receives $5.5 Million at Trial

    || 1-Jul-2014

    Last month, Forty-six year old construction worker, Gilbert Hernandez, was awarded $5.5 million at trial. The jury deemed that a ladder should have been provided. He had been inspecting the site, when he fell backward off of the support beam. It injured his back and leg. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant failed to adhere to New York law when they failed to provide proper safety devices, in ...
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  • Attorney Convicted of Bribery, Another Lawyer Acquitted

    || 24-Feb-2014

    As a Kansas trial lawyer, it is important to be zealous and aggressive while preparing in litigation. Part of that may involve interviewing the witnesses and speaking with the victim. Indeed, it's important to figure out what is going to be said. However, the attorney should never attempt to intimidate the witness or bribe the witness. That is unethical. Unfortunately, this is what supposedly ...
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  • Under Armour Being Blamed For U.S. Olympic Failures

    || 19-Feb-2014

    Under Armour designed special high-tech outfits specifically intended for U.S. Olympic athletes to perform better in speedskating. Unfortunately, the United State's performance has underwhelmed. While American officials are trying to determine the cause of such a disappointing showing, sources are citing the suits as the cause of the poop performance. There is allegedly some kind of design ...
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  • Police Shoot Innocent Bystanders When They Mistake Them For Suspect

    || 17-Feb-2014

    Police Chief Charlie Beck of the LAPD ultimately decided that 8 officers had violated the department's policy for use of deadly force in an incident that occurred in February 2013. Police officers were on a man hunt for former officer, Christopher Dorner, who had been suspected of killing several people while seeking revenge against the LAPD for terminating him. The suspect had been reported ...
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  • Sriracha Sauce company closed for a period of tie over lawsuit in California.

    || 25-Nov-2013

    On November 4, 2013 a small community located to the east of LA filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, better known as the makers of the ever-so-popular hot sauce, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. The city filed this lawsuit in an attempt to limit the strong odor of the jalapeno crushing done to make the sauce. Some residents state that the odor is so strong that it causes irritation to the eyes and ...
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  • Miami Heat Star May Sue His Former Team

    || 25-Oct-2013

    Former Miami Heat player, Mike Miller, might sue his former team, the Miami Heat. It was a great year for Mike and the team in basketball, as they won the NBA championship. However, Mike has apparently lost nearly $2 Million dollars to a real estate scheme. No, the Heat organization didn't scheme him, but apparently one of their employees connected Mike with the guy who did scam him. That may ...
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  • Hidden Camera in Gynecologist's Pen

    || 28-Mar-2013

    Hidden Camera in Gynecologist's Pen Numerous patients were secretly recorded during their exams. The video recording were extremely upsetting, private, and invasive to the women. A class action lawsuit has been filed by their personal injury lawyers. The gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy, committed suicide when what he was doing came public. He was at the world famous Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was ...
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  • Woman Dies When Nurse Refuses to Provide CPR

    || 4-Mar-2013

    While nursing homes provide medical care to its clients, independent living facilities generally do not. This reality was clarified recently at a nursing home when a nurse refused to save a dying 87 year old at Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield. Apparently, the facility had different independent levels of care as they had both a nursing home as well as independent living. The 87 year old woman was a ...
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  • Is a Pet Worth More than the Property Value?

    || 11-Feb-2013

    In 2009, the Medlen family brought $80 to the veterinarian to get their dog back. When they arrived, they found out that the vet had accidently killed their Avery, their pet dog. The dog had been euthanized by accident. The family is understandably suing over this tragic incident. However, it appears that any damage award may be limited to next to nothing, because the dog was not worth anything as ...
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  • City Worker Fired Due To Missing Work While Caring For Dying Wife

    || 6-Feb-2013

    Tom Sapienza, a Lawrence, Mass man, was fired from his job as a public works city employee. Apparently, he took too much time off from work, to care for his dying wife. His wife, Heather Sapienza died on January 3, 2013, after a 19-month battle with brain cancer. He and his lawyer are now filing a reverse racial-discrimination lawsuit. He lawyer said, "We firmly believe that if Tom Sapienza ...
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  • Insurance Company Uses Home in Commercial After It Refuses to Cover Home

    || 29-Jan-2013

    AllState Refuses to Settle Case For What Homeowners Ask, and then Uses the Home in a Commercial As storm Sandy was making its way to Staten Island, Dominic and Sheila Traina evacuated their home and it's contents, which were insured for $280,000. After they left, their neighbor called to inform them that the wind had blown off their roof. No problem, they were insured by Allstate. However, ...
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  • Jury Awards $108.6 Million

    || 24-Dec-2012

    After trial last week, the jury deliberated for two hours. They then awarded the Plaintiffs $108.6 million. The award was in favor of Gail and Darrell Mansfield of Kingsville, Mo. against a religious group, including the Horner's, who were allegedly the leaders of the group. They were the parents of Misty Mansfield. Misty died a month after giving birth to a stillborn baby at home. The ...
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  • Woman with Cystic Fibrosis Dies of Cancer

    || 19-Dec-2012

    Jennifer Wederell was born in 1985 with cystic fibrosis. Yet, she died of lung cancer at the age of twenty seven. How did this happen? She only got this cancer after she received an organ lung transplant from the body of a heavy smoker. She had been on the waiting list for 11 months, until she finally received the lungs in April 2011. However, she was never told that the donor had been a smoker, ...
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  • Kansas Uses Frye Test While Some Other States Use Daubert

    || 10-Dec-2012

    When it comes to expert testimony, Kansas adheres to the Frye test which says, "Just when a scientific principle or discovery crosses the line between the experimental and demonstrable stages is difficult to define. Somewhere in this twilight zone the evidential force of the principle must be recognized, and while the courts will go a long way in admitting experimental testimony deduced from ...
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  • LA Police Break Person's Face When He Rode His Skateboard on the wrong Side of the Street

    || 7-Sep-2012

    The LA police witnessed an incredibly serious crime recently, which surely justified their breaking the offender's nose and cheekbone. What did the offender do, justifying such extreme force and brutality? He was riding his skateboard on the wrong side of the street! The offender, who got beat up by the police was 20 year old Ronald Weekly. He is a college sophomore at Xavier. Ron told ...
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  • Potential Defenses in NFL Injury Suit

    || 24-Aug-2012

    My friend, whom I played football with in college is irate at the former NFL players who are suing the NFL. He believes they should be grateful for what the NFL did for them rather than pursing legal action. However, many others are angry at the NFL for allegedly covering up the dangers and seriousness of concussions. Some believe the NFL should be financially liable. Regardless of where you ...
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  • NFL Lawsuit Regarding Brain Injurys

    || 8-Jun-2012

    Several weeks ago we wrote about concussions, lawsuits, personal injury and The National Football League. It has continued to be a hot topic. As thousands of former NFL players have filed lawsuits regarding brain injuries, the have been consolidated into one overall complaint. Riddell, Inc. is also a named defendant. They make helmets used in the NFL A complaint was filed by the lawyers yesterday ...
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  • Something to Chatter About...

    || 1-May-2012

    If your dentist is your ex, you might want to think about making a switch to a new dentist. Just days after breaking up with this girlfriend, Marek Olszewski got a toothache. How convenient that his ex-girlfriend, Anna Mackowiak, happened to be a dentist. Olszewski decided to go to Mackowiak's office to see if she could help him out. It is alleged that Mackowiak gave her ex a heavy dose of ...
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  • Teacher...Bully?

    || 26-Apr-2012

    Stuart Chaifetz of New Jersey was a little confused when he kept getting phone calls from his son Akian's teachers, saying that Akain was having violent outbursts and hitting. This is because at home Akain is "sweet and non-violent in nature." Chaifetz decided to send his son to school wearing a wire. Ten-year-old Akian, who has Autism, returned with a tape containing hours of verbal ...
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  • NFL Personal Injury Lawsuits

    || 16-Apr-2012

    Last Thursday, an audio recording of coach Greg's Williams speech to players in the Saint's locker room was released. The recording confirmed the league's investigation that the Saint's program had incentivized injuring opponents. As a personal injury attorney, this got me thinking about the numerous civil lawsuits that will surely follow. I just recently got a judgment of $740,000 ...
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  • Status Update: I'm going out of town for the weekend.

    || 16-Apr-2012

    Police in Nashua, N.H. said they recovered between $100,000 and $200,000 worth of stolen property that was taken from over 50 home burglaries. Be careful what you post on Facebook and Twitter. Investigators said that the suspects used social networking sites to identify victims who posted online that they would not be home at a certain time. So when you go on vacation or head out with your friends ...
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  • N.J. man survives nail shot through heart

    || 11-Apr-2012

    New Jersey man Dennis Hennis was working on his neighbor's roof last Saturday when his nail gun jammed. When the 52-year-old tried to clear the gun, he felt like someone poked him in the chest. It turns out the self-employed builder had accidentally shot a 3.5-inch nail into the right side of his heart. Hennis' nail gun fired a nail at 120 pounds of pressure per square inch that pierced ...
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  • Jury Awards $535K in Personal Injury Case

    || 5-Apr-2012

    A Sauk County jury awarded a 39-year-old Wisconsin Dells woman one of the state’s largest settlements ever in a personal injury case not involving broken bones. The $535,000 settlement from the case completed on March 15. According to the complaint, Renea Perez was southbound on U.S. Highway 12 in Wisconsin Dells when her car was hit from behind by another driver who was pushed into her by ...
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  • Excessive Use of Police Force

    || 7-Mar-2012

    A woman recently won a case against the New York Police Department regarding the excessive use of police force. The awarded damages were $1.218 million for her neck and back injuries. The woman, Ms. Stephanie Adams, had threatened a taxidriver, saying she was going to shoot him. She had been wearing tight clothing and was clearly unarmed, however, the police threw her to the ground at gunpoint. A ...
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