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Jury Awards $5 Million to Family of Man Who Died in Montgomery County Hospital

Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of an 88-year-old man at Abington Memorial Hospital in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a jury has awarded $5 million to his family.

Marvin Summerford was shifted to the hospital in November 2008 due to episodes of fainting. He died less than a week later after radiologists misread an X-ray, causing a feeding tube to fill his left lung. According to plaintiffs’ lawyer Michael A. Trunk, “Marvin Summerford’s lung was pumped full of feeding solution, in essence slowly drowning him while he was fully conscious and his arms were restrained.”

The hospital said in a statement, “This was an unfortunate outcome for the family…However, the hospital is disappointed in the award and is considering post-trial options.”

Family of Man Killed in ZombiCon Shooting Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of 20-year-old Expavious Tyrell Taylor, who was killed at October 17 ZombiCon shooting in Fort Myers, Florida, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed by the victim’s grandmother, claims that the event organizer, DaiZies, and the security firm, Southwest Florida Security & Investigations, failed to provide adequate security.

Attorney Charles “Kip” Sinclair, who is representing the plaintiffs, said, “You can’t let people come into a crowded area, drinking alcohol, waving toy guns and being in disguise and not expect something to go wrong.”

The lawsuit is seeking $5 million in damages, costs and attorney fees.