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Home > 2011 > July

$1M Verdict in NY Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:56 am    

A New York jury returned a $1 million verdict in a slip and
fall lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by an 89 year-old woman who suffered
debilitating injuries from a slip and fall accident in her apartment. According
to court documents, workers were replacing windows in the woman’s apartment,
furniture was moved and plastic drop cloths were placed down. The woman slipped
on a drop cloth because it was rolled up on the bottom.

Her fall resulted in a serious injury which required hip
replacement surgery and extensive physical therapy. The woman was healthy and
active at the time of the accident and, although she is improving, her mobility
will never be the same.

The lawsuit sought damages of $900,000. After deliberating
for less than an hour, the jury awarded the plaintiff $1,050,000. The verdict
included $450,000 for past pain and suffering, and $600,000 for future pain and
suffering.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please
contact the Wausau premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Man Injured in Wausau Motorcycle Accident

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 6:01 am    

A man was injured in a Wausau motorcycle accident Saturday
night.

According to officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s
Department, the motorcyclist was traveling on Highway CC at the time of the
accident. Witnesses say he attempted to slow down for a deer crossing the
roadway, but was unable to stop in time. The auto accident occurred shortly
after 9:00 p.m.

The man was found in the roadway with severe injuries. He
was transported by ground ambulance to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in
Tomahawk for treatment. He was later airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

The driver’s identity is being with held pending
notification of his family members. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be
factors in the auto accident, according to a news release from the Lincoln
County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please
contact the Wausau motorcycle accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Product Liability Lawsuit Filed Over Nexium, Prilosec Bone Fractures

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at 1:41 am    

A New Jersey woman has filed a product liability lawsuit
against AstraZeneca claiming she suffered multiple foot fractures as a result
of taking Nexium and Prilosec.

According to New Jersey Superior Court documents, Susan A.
Poznavich alleges that the side effects of Nexium and Prilosec  the popular heartburn drugs, made her bones
brittle after long-term use. The lawsuit says Poznavich suffered multiple
fractures in both feet, resulting in severe pain.

Nezium and Prilosec are both part of a class of drugs known
as proton pump inhibitors. Nexium is AstraZeneca’s best selling prescription
drug. It is also the third best-selling medication in the world. In May 2010,
the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning detaling the
risk of bone fractures from Nexium and Prilosec.

If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical
product, please contact a Wausau defective pharmaceutical products lawyer of
Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

$3 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 8:45 am    

A jury in Maine awarded a $3 million verdict Thursday in a
medical malpractice lawsuit involving a midwife who helped in a now severely
disabled girl’s delivery.

According to Androscoggin County Superior Court, the jury
found that Irene Meyers breached the standard of care when she oversaw the
birth of 10 year-old Hannah Tilton, and that her failure caused Tilton
injuries. The jury awarded Tilton nearly $2.3 million for future medical and
health care expenses, plus $345,000 for past medical expenses, and $500,000 for
the girl’s permanent impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.

Hannah Tilton was born at Central Maine Medical Center in
Lewiston with severe mental retardation. She is confined to a wheelchair and
uses a feeding tube for sustenance. She is blind and can’t speak or communicate
verbally. Tilton’s attorney argued that her disabilities were caused by a lack
of oxygen during labor when a fetal monitor indicated there was a problem.

If you need assistance with a medical malpractice lawsuit,
please contact the Wausau medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush &
Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.