In January of 2008, Joyce Jacobs was standing at an intersection waiting to cross the street, when an out-of-service city bus made a left-hand turn running her over and killing her. After the bus driver saw that he ran over Jacobs, he called the city’s Regional Transit instead of calling the police. John Jacobs, Joyce’s husband, filed a wrongful death claim against the city asking for $9 million. Sacramento Regional Transit argued that Jacobs was in the middle of the street when the bus struck her, but the jury believed that she was in the lines of a crosswalk. The
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12 veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard filed a lawsuit against KBR, the largest non-unionized construction company in the U.S., for exposing them to a toxin called hexavalent chromium during the Restore Iraqi Oil mission in 1993. U.S. and British soldiers were hired to guard a water treatment plant that was covered with the toxic chemical. Workers who breathe in the toxic chemical have an increased risk of developing lung cancer. One of the veterans is now confined to a wheelchair, and must breathe using an oxygen tank. The chemical can also cause damage to the eyes and skin
In 2009, Major League Soccer player Bryan Namoff was injured after colliding with an opponent during a game. Namoff’s coach and team cleared him to continue playing in the current game, and cleared him to play in upcoming games. As he continued playing, he suffered from headaches, sleeplessness and fatigue and had to retire in 2010. Namoff filed a personal injury lawsuit against his former team and coach for $12 million for failing to diagnose and treat him for a career-ending concussion. After the game, Namoff complained of vision problems, but no one on the team paid attention to his
Today, it’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. Numerous studies have been published linking smoking to cancer, which eventually causes death. Back in 1944, smoking hadn’t been deemed harmful; in fact it wasn’t until the 1950s that studies were conducted linking smoking with cancer. In 1964, the Surgeon General announced with approval from the President that smoking cigarettes is a health hazard that is associated with cancer. Unfortunately for Emmon Smith, tobacco companies claimed smoking cigarettes were safe back in 1944. By the time the truth came out, Smith had been smoking for 20 years and was addicted.
A Washington D.C. driver was in his Hyundai Elantra when he got into a car accident. Luckily, his 2012 Elantra has front, side, and curtain airbags to protect him. In this case, it wasn’t the accident that hurt the driver, it was the airbag. The curtain airbag in the driver’s Elantra deployed, but when it deployed, it pushed a piece of metal through the driver’s ear nearly cutting it off. The driver has sought out a personal injury attorney to file a product liability claim against Hyundai. In addition to the lawsuit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
Barbara Davids was prescribed a drug called Zometa, which is used to treat breast cancer. Instead of the drug helping her, it caused her to develop osteonecrosis, which is also known as “bone death” in her jaw bone. Davids’ attorney discovered that the company Novartis that makes the drug Zometa hid what it knew about the link between the drug and the disease. Davids’ attorney also found an email from a Novartis marketing employee discussing the link between the drug and the disease. In addition to that email, the attorney another email mentioning how to deal with the negative news
Charles Garrison was a student at the University of New Hampshire and decided to live in his cousin’s attic for free in exchange for remodeling it. For part of the renovation, Garrison used a compound created by a company called Union Carbide. The product Garrison purchased contained asbestos in it, but the container had no warning label whatsoever. Since there was no warning label, Garrison spent the next few months around the hazardous substance and developed terminal mesothelioma in 2008. Garrison filed a product liability lawsuit against the company Union Carbide, because they failed to put any kind of warning
The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts is facing numerous lawsuits after distributing steroid injections that were contaminated with fungal meningitis. Nearly 14,000 people were injected with the contaminated product, but so far only 280 people have filed lawsuits against the company. Attorneys representing the victims in this case expect the number of lawsuits to reach somewhere in the thousands. A total of 28 victims have died from the contaminated steroid injection that was distributed across 16 states. The victims’ attorneys are also looking to file lawsuits against the clinics that administered the steroid injections. The problem with filing a
Lisa Herrera, the mother of 7-year-old Isabella watched her get on the bus to go to school. Lisa constantly reminded the school bus driver and the school bus aid about her daughter’s special needs. Isabella suffered from neuromuscular disorder, which affects her walking and head control. When Isabella gets on the bus, the school staff is supposed to tilt Isabella’s wheelchair in order to stabilize her head. On one particular day the staff aboard the bus forgot to do that. The school bus video shows Isabella’s head bobbing back and forth many times over a 17 minute period. The bus
In November 2011, the Reyes family dropped their son off at Wenatchee High School just like any other day, but what they didn’t know was that their son wasn’t coming home. The school’s gym teacher Ed Knaggs decided to have his class tread water in the deep end of the school’s pool. Knaggs didn’t check to see if all 26 of his students could swim, and even worse, he decided he didn’t need to devote his full attention to the class. Antonio Reyes drowned in gym class that day. The Reyes family brought a lawsuit against the school for negligent
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