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Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Car Dealer after Man Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Justice on Wooden Piece Arranged by BusinessmanFollowing the death of a man due to carbon monoxide poisoning, his estate administrator has filed a wrongful death claim against Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, Illinois.

According to the complaint filed by Kevin O’Rourke on behalf of Phillip Osborne’s estate, Osborne died in May 2015 after he took his car to Autobarn Volkswagen for repair.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant failed to inform Osborne that his vehicle was releasing carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, and then allowed him to travel back in the unsafe vehicle.

The plaintiff is seeking $50,000 in addition to the court costs.

Family of Football Player Who Died of Head Injuries Sues Helmet Manufacturer

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of a 17-year-old Bogan High School football player, who died of a head injury, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helmet manufacturing company ‘Riddell’.

Andre Smith was playing against the Chicago Vocational at Stagg Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, on October 22, 2015, when he suffered blunt force head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died the next morning.

The lawsuit alleges that the helmet manufacturer failed to warn Bogan that the Revolution Speed helmet did not work if the air bladders were inappropriately inflated.

The family further claims that the Chicago Board of Education should have ensured that the air bladders were inflated during the game.

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.”

UC Settles Ted Agu Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $4.75 Million

courtroomFollowing the death of Cal football player Ted Agu during a team drill, the University of California has settled the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family, for $4.75 million.

Agu, 21, died in winter 2014 after a supervised offseason workout outside Cal’s Memorial Stadium. After his death, his parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the university put him in such a strenuous workout even when the doctors and coaches knew about his sickle cell trait.

On April 14th, the University of California and Agu’s family reached a settlement, bringing months of negotiations to an end.

Man Who Killed His Wife Sued by Father-in-Law

courtroomThe family of a woman who was shot to death in 2014 by her husband has filed a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit.

Raymond Johnson, 39, of Oregon City, Oregon, fatally shot his wife Rebekah Johnson, 32, in their driveway. He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon in 2015, and is serving 23 years in prison.

The lawsuit, filed by Rebekah’s father, claims that her death has left her kids without a mother and deprived her parents of her companionship.

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against California Restaurant

Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of 61-year-old Larry Sacknoff, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against fine-dining establishment Redd in Yountville, California.

The former television sportscaster died in August of 2014 due to complications from an infection caused by bacteria found in marine environments.

According to the lawsuit, Sacknoff dined for one year at the dining establishment owned by chef Richard Reddington before his death. In July 2013, he and his friends suffered symptoms of food poisoning after eating undercooked scallops at the restaurant. While his friends recovered from the illness, he could not fully recover and died in 2014.

The family had also filed a complaint against Redd in August 2013, shortly after Sacknoff’s illness. In response to the complaint, the health inspectors inspected the facility and found out that the scallops were being served between 108 and 132 degrees while the proper cooking temperature is 145 degrees.

Kitsap County Superior Court Jury Awards $850,000 in Wrongful Death Case

courtroomFollowing the death of Kimberli M. Larman, 48, at Harrison Medical Center, the Kitsap County Superior Court jury has awarded $850,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her family.

According to the lawsuit, Larman died on March 12, 2009 while she was admitted at Harrison’s Bremerton hospital for a respiratory ailment. It alleged that the hospital staff did not monitor her adequately and failed to provide proper care when she was found lying unconscious near her bed.

The hospital and a physicians group admitted the liability for Larman’s death, following which, the jury awarded $300,000 each to her two sons and $250,000 to her husband.

Family of TSU Student Shot Outside Residence Hall Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

cropped-Fotolia_72101625_XS.jpgThe family of a Texas Southern University freshman shot to death outside a residence hall has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

On October 9 last year, Brent Randall was heading to class in the afternoon when he was shot to death outside his dorm room in Courtyard Apartments.

The family alleges that the university failed to provide sufficient security to the students on campus. According to the lawsuit, another student was shot outside the same apartment complex less than 12 hours before Randall was shot and therefore, the university “knew or reasonably should have known of the dangerous condition of the premises.”

Family Files Wrongful Death Suit after Boy Collapsed, Died in Delano School Gym

The family of a 13-year-old boy, who died after collapsing in school gym, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jose Manuel Beltran died on January 26, 2015, after collapsing during P.E. class at the gym in Cecil Middle School, Delano, California. According to the coroner, the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Following the death, the the law firm of Chain, Cohn, Stiles filed a civil claim on behalf of deceased’s family, against the Delano Union School District, the City of Delano, Kern County and the State of California. According to the claim, the school employees failed to provide emergency medical care, including CPR to the decreased. The claim further alleged that the negligence of school employees caused the 911 call to be directed to Canadian 911, resulting in delayed medical treatment.

The claim is seeking wrongful death damages, punitive damages and funeral and burial costs.

Family Sues Seminole County Public Schools Over Teen’s Death

The parents of a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide at a school has filed a negligent death suit against Seminole County Public Schools, Florida.

Lamar Hawkins shot himself in a school bathroom last year. According to the lawsuit, he committed suicide after being bullied for months by some students at Greenwood Lakes Middle School. His parents had complained to the principal more than 10 times but the school failed to take any action.

Seminole County investigators found no evidence of bullying in the case. However, Attorney Matt Morgan said, “Verbal assaults are bullying. Going online and attacking people on Facebook, on all these various sites, on Instagram… that’s bullying,” Morgan said. “Just because someone doesn’t have their teeth knocked out everyday doesn’t mean that they’re not going to school and being bullied. That’s the key distinction.”