Compensation for a Fatal Accident with a Lorry Divided Three Ways

A settlement of compensation for a fatal accident with a lorry has been divided three ways after a hearing of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Gail Walsh was killed in a tragic accident when, in January 2012, a lorry driving through an intersection in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, swerved to avoid a car … Read more

Fatal Accident Claim against a Drunk Driver Resolved for $3.1 Million

A Pennsylvania jury has resolved a fatal accident claim against a drunk driver with an award of $3.1 million compensation in favor of the victim´s estate. Twenty-seven year old Calvin Wilson was driving his motorbike along Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia on April 4, 2013, when an SUV driven by Kahlile Gray turned left immediately in … Read more

Family Awarded $32 Million Compensation for Son´s Death in Car Crash

The family of a child killed by a speeding driver in his father´s disabled car has been awarded $32 million compensation for their son´s death in a car crash. On May 1, 2012, Thomas Straw was driving along Route 28 near Aspinwall in Pennsylvania, when the hood of his Pontiac Vibe malfunctioned and released upwards. … Read more

Family Resolve Claim for Mesothelioma Cancer due to Secondary Exposure

A family from Florence in Alabama has resolved its claim for mesothelioma cancer due to secondary exposure and been awarded $3.5 million compensation. For 22 years, Barbara Bobo washed work clothes brought home by her husband, James, who was employed at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and who regularly did clean-up work after asbestos insulation was installed … Read more

Family Awarded Compensation for a Fatal Fall from a Stretcher

The family of a woman who died following an accident prior to an ambulance transfer has been awarded compensation for a fatal fall from a stretcher. On January 31st 2009, Barbara Grimes (67) from Plymouth in Massachusetts underwent her regular dialysis treatment at the Fresenius Medical Care Center, and was being taken to an ambulance … Read more

Family Awarded Compensation for Burn Injuries due to Heater Safety Failings

A Californian jury has awarded a family compensation for injuries due to heater safety failings following a fire at their home which a woman died. On 5th January 2011, Kenneth and Amy Shinedling were sleeping in the master bedroom of their home in Piñon Hills, Los Angeles, when a fire started in the room. Kenneth … Read more

Claim for Death due to Dangerous Road Condition Heard at Superior Court

A jury has awarded $425,000 compensation to the mother of a man who was killed in an auto accident, after her claim for death due to a dangerous road condition was heard at the Superior Court of California in San Diego. On 28th August 2012, Mary Helen Aguilar was driving her Honda Odyssey on California … Read more

Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Victim is 50th Traffic-Related Fatality of 2014

A 25-year old man, who died in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident earlier this week, has been identified as John Thomas Strunk by the Clark County Coroner´s Office. John Strunk became the fiftieth person to die this year in a traffic-related accident within the Las Vegas Metropolitan District, when he was fatally injured in a … Read more

Families Awarded Compensation for Restaurant´s Failure to Provide Safe Environment

The families of two teenagers, who died after an attack in a McDonalds parking lot, have been awarded $27 million compensation for a restaurant´s failure to provide a safe environment.     In February 2012, Denton James Ward (18) of Flower Mound, Texas, and his girlfriend Lauren Bailey Crisp (19) of Dripping Springs in Texas visited … Read more

Motorcyclist Identified in Las Vegas DUI Accident

A motorcyclist, who was killed in a Las Vegas DUI accident, has been identified as Ian Arche by the Clarke County Coroner´s Office. Arche (40) from Las Vegas was fatally injured on 14th April when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a Ford Explorer driven by Francisco Contreras-DeJesus (41) – … Read more

Families Awarded Compensation for Fatal Crash with Police Vehicle

Two families are to receive compensation for a fatal car crash with a police vehicle after a settlement was agreed just days before the case was scheduled to be heard at the Superior Court of Kern County. Chrystal Jolley (30) and Daniel Hiler (25) were both fatally injured when, on 16th December 2011, a police … Read more

Parents Awarded $5.5 Million Compensation for Death of Son in Road Traffic Accident

The parents of a man who sustained fatal injuries in a collision with a tractor-trailer have been awarded $5.5 million compensation for the death of their son in a road traffic accident. On 18 August 2008, Mark A McConnell II (22) was driving his car in Mahoning County in Ohio, when a tractor-trailer driven by … Read more

Estates of Victims Receive Compensation for Death due to Drunken Driving

The estates of two young adults are to receive compensation for death due to drunken driving, along with two others who survived the accident, after a hearing in Pittsburgh. A jury at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas heard how, on September 26 2009, Amanda Delval (22) was driving along Mifflin Road in Pittsburgh … Read more

Compensation Claims for Diagnostic Errors Outnumber other Malpractice Lawsuits

Researchers at the John Hopkins University have revealed that compensation claims for diagnostic errors outnumber any other type of medical malpractice lawsuit. A team led by Associate Professor of Neurology David E Newman-Toker at the Baltimore University studied medical malpractice compensation claims settled between 1986 and 2010, and found that 28.6 percent of all medical … Read more

Compensation for Fatal Negligent Hospital Procedure Awarded to Widower

The widower of a woman who died following a “routine” hernia operation is to receive £150,000 compensation for fatal negligent hospital procedure in an out-of-court settlement. Helen Blyth (79) underwent the hernia operation at Northampton General Hospital on 2nd March 2010 after being diagnosed with a large hiatus hernia which had entered her chest through … Read more

Compensation for Fatal Delayed Treatment Awarded to Family

A Cork hospital has “apologised unreservedly” and paid 500,000 Euros in compensation for delayed treatment to the family of a man who died from septic shock after being admitted with abdominal pains. Barry Murphy (38) from Carrigaline in County Cork was admitted to the South Infirmary–Victoria University Hospital in the morning of 24th April 2008. … Read more