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Greg Jones

Lawsuit Over Hazing Death

This week the family of a Utah State University student filed a lawsuit alleging USU officials tolerated a culture of drug and alcohol abuse at a fraternity house where their son, a teenage freshman…

Nathan Hull

Who Receives Wrongful Death Proceeds in North Carolina?

Handling estates involving wrongful death proceeds can be somewhat more complex than a standard estate administration. Instead of relying on the law of the State of domicile for all matters it is…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Case Settled Over Jail Death

A man died after spending three days in the Mille Lacs County Jail and being denied a visit with a doctor. Before he was arrested he was injured in a car accident. His mother sued the county for wrongful death. The lawsuit was settled for $700,000. For days, he pleaded with Mille Lacs County jail employees to let him see a doctor. But by the time they relented, it was too late, according…

Shannon Weidemann

Illinois Woman Wins $2.5 Million in Wrongful Death Case

A woman sued the man believed to be responsible for the murder of her husband for wrongful death. Criminal charges have not been filed in the murder case. The murder happened in Bartonville, Illinois in 2000. The defendant in the case did not show up in court and the judge ruled that he was liable. Kyle Harrell was shot and killed on a remote road.Authorities believe Harrell’s business…

Shannon Weidemann

Family Awarded $25.8 Million in Wrongful Death Case

A woman died after being dispensed the wrong drug at Walgreens and a jury has awarded her family $25.8 Million in the wrongful death case brought against the pharmacy. The woman was prescribed a blood thinner and the pharmacy gave her one 10 times the prescribed strength. It caused her to have a stroke in 2002 and die in 2007. The Polk County Circuit Court jury found the prescription error…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Veterans Affairs

A Marine veteran came home after serving in Iraq and committed suicide after his post-traumatic stress disorder went untreated by the Northampton VA Medical Center. His parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Veterans Affairs. His parents took him to the Northampton VA Medical Center and he was involuntarily committed for help. He was released a few days later after VA personnel…

Shannon Weidemann

Jury Awards $35.3 Million in Michigan Wrongful Death Case

A doctor who operated a rapid drug detox clinic and had a patient die in his care was found negligent by a jury and ordered to pay the victim’s family $35.5 Million. Dr. Aeneas Guiney operated the clinic in Troy, Michigan. The victim died in 2004. The medical malpractice case was filed by the victim’s family. While under anesthesia, Oppenheim failed to get enough oxygen, suffered brain…

Shannon Weidemann

City of Medford Sued for Wrongful Death

The family of a woman murdered in Medford, Oregon has sued the city for her wrongful death. She was stabbed mulitple times and called 911 for help. She was found dead alongside her car by Oregon State Police. The family alleges Ana Merez bled to death because the city’s 911 center delayed transmission of her call for help.Meraz called 911 May 3 to say she needed urgent medical attention. An…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against West Virginia Nursing Home

A nursing home in Dunbar, West Virginia has had a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit filed against it. The family of a former resident has filed the suit claiming that he died of injuries suffered in the home. The suit says Combs entered the home at the age of 77, with dementia. While there, he was inflicted with several injuries, including “pneumonia; dehydration; pressure sores;…

Shannon Weidemann

Grand Haven Charity Event Cancelled After Wrongful Death Suit

A charity fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation held in Grand Haven, Michigan every year has been cancelled pending the results of a wrongful death lawsuit. During the 2005 “Smoke on the Water” event two participants died after the boat they were passengers in entered a sharp turn and threw them in the water. The suit, filed last year, claims negligence, recklessness and an unsafe vessel…