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Birth injury lawsuit filed for forty million USD

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy have filed a $40 million birth injury lawsuit, claiming that their son’s disorder was caused by medical malpractice. The parents of Maverick Ramseyer, now age six, filed the suit against Silverton Hospital in Oregon. The boy’s movements and coordination are hindered by the neurological disorder. He needs …

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Appeals court affirms 20.6 million USD award in birth injury lawsuit

An appeals court upheld an award of $20.6 million to the family of a boy who now suffers from cerebral palsy due to a birth injury. The family had been awarded $21 million by a jury in Baltimore City Circuit Court, but that was reduced to $20.6 million because of Maryland’s cap on non-economic damages. …

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Illinois construction engineer, pinned under crane, suffers severe injuries

A construction engineer was severely injured working in Elgin, Illinois on a bridge over the Fox River. A component fell from a crane and injured Rudolf Das on Monday, December 1, 2014 underneath the Interstate 90 bridge at Duncan Avenue. Das is a 51-year-old employee of K&S Engineers from Naperville, Illinois. According to his wife, …

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Across the country, medical malpractice payments are dropping

A new study has found that the number of payments for medical malpractice claims has dropped sharply since 2002. The study also found that many doctors are seeing declining liability insurance costs and payment amounts. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed data from Illinois, California, New …

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Personal Injury Claim Cites FitBit Data

Wearable devices that track the movements of users to help them with personal fitness goals can also produce evidence that can be used in personal injury lawsuits. The first known case to use data from the popular FitBit device is now underway. The plaintiff in the personal injury claim was injured four years ago, before …

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Families of Newtown school shooting victims file wrongful death claim notices

Ten families affected by the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bushmaster, the company that made the Bushmaster AR-15 that Adam Lanza used to kill six adults and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit accuses Bushmaster of negligence and wrongful death …

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Jury awards $8.45 million to boy with cerebral palsy in birth injury lawsuit

A jury in a birth injury case awarded $8.45 million to a boy who suffered severe injuries after an eight-minute delay in inserting a breathing tube. The jury found that medical personnel at Northeast Georgia Medical Center did not follow the proper standards of care when the boy was born in 2008. Jakob Medley, now …

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Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancements

New advancements have been made in auto headlight technology, but some systems are unavailable in the United States because 45-year-old lighting safety standards do not allow for them. Nighttime driving can be dangerous simply because it is more difficult for drivers to see other cars, pedestrians and road obstacles. Headlights make night driving possible, but …

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