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24 Hour Fitness Faces Lawsuit Over Treadmill Brain Injury
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A $3.8 million lawsuit has been filed by a California woman who suffered severe brain injuries when she fell from a treadmill in 2011. The then-60-year-old woman cracked her skull when she fainted on a treadmill at a 24 Hour Fitness and fell. The lawsuit seeks nearly $4 million in lost wages and future long-term care, including physical therapy, neuropsychology counseling and household “chore services.” A settlement conference is scheduled for Jan. 12 and the case will go to trial on Feb. 27 if no settlement is reached.
Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee 09/26/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Rady Children's Hospital Named in Lawsuit Involving Death of Transgender Teen
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A California children's hospital is facing a lawsuit alleging that it was insensitive to a transgender patient, who later died. The lawsuit was filed by the mother of the transgender boy whom staff at the Rady Children's Hospital referred to as a girl. According to the complaint, the child was severely distressed after being treated as a female patient, causing his psychiatrist to recommend removing him after the first 24 hours of a 72-hour suicide hold. The teen committed suicide 41 days after his discharge from the hospital. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital misrepresented the capabilities of its Gender Management Clinic. However, it does not allege that the hospital caused the teen's death.
Paul Sisson, San Diego Union Tribune 09/26/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Teen Arrested in Homemade Clock Incident Defamed by Media, Others, Says Lawsuit
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A defamation lawsuit has been filed by the family of the Texas teen who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school. The lawsuit contends that the teen and his family were branded as political operatives or terrorists by media outlets like Fox and conservative commentators like Glenn Beck. The lawsuit originally named the Irving Independent School District, Ahmed’s former principal and the city of Irving as defendants. However, the latest version of the lawsuit includes Glenn Beck, his outlet The Blaze, Fox TV stations and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne as defendants.
Tobias Salinger, New York Daily News 09/26/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Service for Disabled Failed to Seek Medical Attention for Man Who Died, Says Lawsuit
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A recent lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court in California alleges that a training service for developmentally disabled people failed to seek medical attention for one of its members. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed after the member died of pneumonia in Sept. 2015. According to the lawsuit filed by the mother of the 32-year-old man who died, VTC Enterprises, the training service, failed to seek medical attention for the plaintiff's son when he began showing signs of illness in July 2015.
David Minsky, Santa Maria Sun 09/21/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Drug Company Teva Named in Philly Family's Wrongful Death Suit
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A Philadelphia family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a man by drug overdose. The family recently filed suit against Teva, the maker of the powerful painkilling lollipop that led to the victim's drug overdose. The lawsuit contends that Teva aggressively marketed the Fentanyl products, which are dangerous to patients. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Teva, and Cephalon Inc., which it previously acquired.
Don Sapatkin, Philly.Com 09/26/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Grandfather Files Suit Against Grandson Over Wife's Car Crash Death
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A Chicago grandfather has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his teenage grandson over the death of his wife in a car accident. The plaintiff's wife allowed her 13-year-old grandson to drive her minivan after she failed to put the car in gear. The lawsuit contends that the grandmother was fatally struck by the car when the boy inadvertently put the car in reverse and mistakenly accelerated rather than braking. The wrongful death suit was filed in Cook County Circuit court on Friday and accuses the teen boy of negligence.
Jessica Schladbeck, New York Daily News 09/26/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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