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Home > 2011 > June

Toyota Named in Automobile Defect Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 6:05 am    

The family of a Florida woman who died from carbon monoxide
poisoning that was allegedly caused by problem’s with her car’s keyless ignition
system has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota.

According to court documents, the family of 29 year-old
Chasity Glisson claims that she died and her boyfriend, Timothy Maddock, was
nearly killed after her Lexus was left running in the garage. As a result of
the car failing to shut off, carbon monoxide gas filled the couple’s townhouse
last August.

The lawsuit contends the vehicle’s keyless ignition system
should require a safety feature that shuts it off. The system has been
attributed to a number of carbon monoxide deaths by people who were unaware the
vehicle was left running, the complaint states.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received
a number of complaints from users of Toyota Smart Keys, saying that they
accidentally left the engines running with the Smart Key in their pocket.

If you have lost a loved one due to an automotive defect,
please contact the Wausau Automobile Defects Attorneys of Habush Habush &
Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

$6.7 Million Award in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 6:54 am    

A jury in Bangor, Maine has awarded $6.7 million to a woman
whose husband died at Eastern Maine Medical Center after an ATV accident.

According to court documents, 49 year-old Paula Braley filed
a medical malpractice lawsuit against Eastern Maine Medical Center over the
2005 death of her husband, Thomas Braley Sr. The lawsuit alleged that doctors
at the hospital failed to follow up on a CT scan that indicated Thomas Braley
had internal bleeding.

Paula Braley claimed that the internal bleeding caused one
of Braley’s lungs to collapse, leading to a fatal heart attack. A Penobscot
County jury found in favor of the plaintiffs on Monday and returned a verdict
of more than $6.7 million.

Braley’s attorney said the award will likely be reduced
because damages for conscious suffering and loss of companionship have been
capped by the state Legislature.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical
malpractice, please contact the Wausau Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Habush
Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.

One Injured in Aviation Accident in Antigo

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 3:45 am    

One person was injured in a small plane crash in Antigo lastnight.

According to officials with the Langlade County Sheriff’sOffice, the aviation accident occurred shortly before 8:00 p.m. Sunday at theLanglade County Airport. Witnesses and responding deputies said that a QuickSilver Mx Ultra Lite aircraft crashed on the runway.

According to a Langlade County Sheriff’s Office pressrelease, the 31 year-old male pilot was transported by helicopter to AspirusHospital in Wausau for treatment. No information on the nature or extent of hisinjuries was available.

The FAA was notified of the crash, but will not handle theinvestigation because ultralite aircraft are not regulated by the agency.

If you need assistance with a personal injury lawsuitstemming from an aviation accident, please contact the Wausau Aviation AccidentAttorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Madison Woman Injured in Wausau Crash

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 5:48 am    

A Madison woman was injured in a Wausau drunk drivingaccident Friday night.

According to officials with the Marathon County Sheriff’sDepartment, a 29 year-old Madison-resident was transported to Aspirus WausauHospital shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the woman’s vehicle strucka tree at the intersection of Highway Z and Locker Road in the town ofGuenther.

According to the Sheriff’s accident report, the accident wasapparently intentional. The woman told police she ingested alcohol andprescription drugs prior to the crash. Lieutenant Dale Wisniewski said thewoman, whose name has not been released, was cited for operating while intoxicated– first offense.

No information on the nature or extent of the woman’sinjuries was available.

If you have been injured in a crash with a drunk driver,please contact a Wausau Personal Injury Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier,S.C., at 800-242-2874.