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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Nurse Goes To Trial For Culpable Negligence After Medication Error

By Palmer | Lopez |

While it’s not necessarily a crime to commit medical malpractice, there are criminal elements potentially to a medical malpractice case. Criminal charges have been filed against doctors for active conduct that places a patient’s health in peril. However, these cases usually do not involve negligence allegations. Our system of civil law is based on… Read More »

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Plaintiff Wins $17M After Death Of Husband

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband, a contractor, died while installing a cellular wireless system. Details concerning his death are sparse due to confidentiality agreements, but we know that the lawsuit settled for $17 million. The case remained in litigation for a year as defense counsel deposed witnesses and employees… Read More »

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The Anatomy $43 Million Premises Liability Verdict Against CVS

By Palmer | Lopez |

Three recent premises liability lawsuits, all filed in Georgia, could have a profound impact on the duty of care for proprietors in high-crime areas. In a recent lawsuit, CVS was charged $43 million after a patron was shot in their establishment. Over the past three years, there have been at least three premises liability… Read More »

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Woman Wins $12M After Tumble Down Wet Stairs

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman who was training to work with special needs kids was staying late at work in preparation for her exam. She and another worker were asked to clear out of their offices while a carpet cleaning crew came through and treated the carpets. According to the plaintiff, she was required to leave her… Read More »

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What Is Litigation?

By Palmer | Lopez |

You’ve heard this term in a million different contexts and you’re certain you know what it means, sort of. It refers to the process of trying a lawsuit, correct? Sort of. It refers to a specific type of process that involves disputes specifically, adversarial actions, and contested accounts of what happened. While some personal… Read More »

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage Turns Into $16M Judgment Against Insurer

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman was severely injured when another driver plowed into the back of her vehicle in stalled traffic. The other driver was insured, but their policy limit was far less than the plaintiff’s total damages. The plaintiff filed a claim with her own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy to recover medical expenses and more in excess… Read More »

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Tesla Sued After Fiery Crash Kills 20-Year-Old Man

By Palmer | Lopez |

Tesla is facing another lawsuit related to a 2021 Model 3. According to attorneys representing the family of a man who died in his Tesla, the suspension on the vehicle failed causing it to strike the roadway, ignite the battery, and end in a fiery crash. The man’s family has filed a wrongful death… Read More »

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Brain Injury Lawsuits: How They Work

By Palmer | Lopez |

Brain injury lawsuits are remarkably complex. Even if negligence and fault are simple to establish, damages are another matter. Even in simple concussion cases, a $100,000 settlement for a plaintiff who was 0% at fault is about the standard rate at which these suits settle. That would be a situation in which there were… Read More »

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Can Hospitals Be Forced To Administer Ivermectin?

By Palmer | Lopez |

Some folks believe that ivermectin is a good treatment for COVID-19. Doctors and other health care experts caution that there is no evidence that the anti-parasitic drug is effective against a virus. Further, they say that there are considerable dangers related to taking the drug as a prophylactic. These include serious risks related to… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Teams Up With Plaintiff In Injury Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has joined a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Pike Township in a matter filed by a commercial truck driver. The workers’ comp board was initially named as a defendant in the lawsuit but has since swapped sides to support the plaintiff’s claim. The lawsuit involves a Township employee… Read More »

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