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February 2018 Archives

Parents awarded $11.35M for child's birth injuries

When couples in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere have children, they naturally hope that all will go well with the delivery and that the baby will be born healthy and ready to face all of life's challenges head-on. However, errors can occur during birth, which can lead to birth injuries that will adversely affect the child and pose additional challenges for the entire family. Sometimes, these adverse effects do not fully manifest until the child is older; however, parents who believe their child's condition was the result of injuries suffered during the delivery process have legal recourse through the civil court system.

Parents say dangerous product caused child's death, sue

People naturally assume the products they and their children use are safe. However, defective products can still reach the hands of consumers in Washington, D.C., or anywhere else, and sometimes, these products cause serious injury or death to those who use them. A family in another state recently experienced a great tragedy when their daughter was killed as the result of what the parents deem a dangerous product. They have filed suit against several defendants responsible for the design, manufacture and marketing of the product.

Woman loses hands, feet as the result of surgical errors

A story that may be of interest to those in Washington, D.C. involves a woman in another state who ended up losing her hands and her feet after a surgical procedure to remove her fallopian tubes. Whenever surgical errors lead to the death, disfigurement or further illness or injury to patients, the victims or their family members may pursue civil claims against the health care providers for the damages they caused. The woman in this case has already filed suit against the hospital where the procedure took place as well as against several doctors involved.

Truck accident claims 5 lives, highway closed

Commercial trucks are indispensable means of transporting large amounts of goods from one location to another. However, with so many trucks on the nation's highways, the potential for a serious, or even fatal, truck accident increases. When someone is injured or killed in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere as the result of a crash involving one of these large vehicles, the victim or his or her family members may elect to pursue legal claims against the trucker, his or her employer and any other parties with ownership interests in the truck.

Car crash: 2 dead following collision with utility pole

Vehicle accidents can range from minor fender-benders to catastrophic collisions, with many factors determining the severity of the crash. One factor that seems to consistently cause the most problems on the roads around Washington, D.C., and lead to the most serious car accidents is speed. Although authorities are still investigating a recent car crash in Montgomery County, they suspect excessive speed likely played a role in a wreck that claimed two lives.

Woman awarded $2.3M for medical malpractice

People in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere want to trust their physicians will exercise every level of care and professionalism as they perform procedures on their patients. Most of the time, doctors do adhere to exceptionally high standards when treating those under their care. However, sometimes mistakes happen, and patients adversely affected by negligent physicians typically have the right to seek damages through a medical malpractice claim.

Birth injuries lawsuit awards family $40M for negligent delivery

Cases involving the harmful negligence of a trusted professional are always upsetting. Few incidences of medical malpractice are as heart-rending, though, as those involving a negligent delivery that results in lasting, severe birth injuries to an innocent newborn. In a state not far from Washington, D.C., a lawsuit recently awarded over $40 million after just such a case of doctor error left a baby paralyzed.

Coca-Cola, Dollar Tree sued after falling objects injure woman

Washington, D.C., property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for the public. This includes not only maintaining an environment free from slip-and-fall dangers, but also from falling objects. When they fail to do so, they may be subject to premises liability lawsuits by any parties injured due to their negligence, such as in a recently filed case in another state.

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