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Home > 2012 > January

Medical malpractice lawsuit results in large verdict

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm    

The recent verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit is said to be the largest in Jacksonville, Florida’s history.

A young man wanted to be able to live longer in order to watch his children grow up, and chose weight-loss surgery as his option for losing his excess weight fast. He had the surgery in March 2007 and afterwards began experiencing severe side effects. The doctors at his hospital reported different problems during the surgery that elevated the complications afterwards.

Several conditions stemmed from the difficult surgery, including sores and brain damage. The brain damage continued to get worse while the doctors acted negligently, and now the damage cannot be treated. The man is confined to a wheelchair and finds it hard to complete a sentence.

The jury determined that the hospital in question was largely responsible for the development of these harsh complications. The man and his family are set to receive $177 million.

Four children injured in Wisconsin car accident

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm    

Four children along with their parents and another driver suffered injuries due to a car accident on Wisconsin 213 in Rock County.

The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday night near Orfordville. The mother of the four children was driving their vehicle when she was unable to retain control. Her car slid into oncoming traffic on Wisconsin 213 making contact with a separate vehicle, which was being driven by a 26-year-old Middleton man.

All seven of the people involved in the car accident were injured. Authorities believe that ice and snow as well as accelerated speeds were responsible for the accident. Alcohol is considered to not be a factor in this crash and the investigation is still underway.

Please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident.

Negligence of ship captain causes accident

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 10:43 pm    

The captain of the Costa Concordia is responsible for the demise of the ship after he was negligent in choosing an alternate path for the ship over the one previously mapped out for him. According to Carnival, the owners of the Costa Concordia, the captain made a devastating mistake when he chose to go too close to land with the ship.

The ship hit a large area of rocks, creating a 160-foot hole in the side of the ship. The cruise liner filled up with water at an alarming rate and people began to panic. The evacuation drill had not been done yet and therefore people were unsure of how to proceed. There were people jumping off of decks and attempting to swim to shore and there were also people lunging for lifeboats.

Out of the 4,200 people aboard the ship, there were six casualties and currently 16 people are still missing. Rescue workers are doing all that they possibly can in order to locate additional survivors.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends during this tragic time.

Wisconsin sees decline in traffic-related fatalities

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm    

For the fourth year in a row, there have been less than 600 traffic-related fatalities in Wisconsin. The last time this happened in the state was between 1924 and 1927.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently released the information regarding the 2011 traffic fatalities. Throughout the year, 569 individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes. This number is drastically lower than the five-year average of fatalities.

The traffic crashes accounted for in these statistics include vehicle crashes as well as pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The state is pleased with the declining number, but many officials believe there is more that can be done to reduce the number of preventable fatalities across the state.

Vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Starbucks ordered to pay $7.5 million to slip and fall victim

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 6:09 pm    

The jury in a slip and fall lawsuit highly favored the victim when reaching a verdict of $7.5 million.

The lawsuit was filed against Starbucks in 2008 after a customer fell in one of their San Diego stores. Starbucks was found to have been negligent of their property at this particular store. The manager had mopped the floor of the store  just minutes before the accident took place.

The man received serious head injuries from the accident and as a result has not been able to provide for his family. The verdict is intended to cover the costs of medical care as well as income loss suffered.

If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident on someone’s property, please contact the Wausau premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.