Tag: Orange County
On March 14, 2011, Ted and Kim Jacques admitted their 20-year-old son Brandon Jacques in Morningside Recovery facility, Newport, for treatment of bulimia and alcoholism. However, on March 31, the management transferred Brandon to another facility, First House detox center, without informing his parents. On April 2, Brandon suffered cardiac arrest and died at Hoag Hospital.
Brandon’s parents claim that First House LLC did not have the license or facilities to treat eating disorders.
Recently, an orange county jury concluded that First House LLC was 80 percent responsible for Brandon’s death and ordered it to pay $10.25 million as compensation to the victim’s family.
The $60 million suit alleges that in October 2013, Mary Honda was placing mail in mailbox at her residence at Teaberry Lane when a postman, Adam Stewart Rojas, ran over her many times, causing severe trauma. She received injuries to her head, shoulder, neck, ribs and right forearm. She was shifted to Mission Hospital where she died after a few hours.
According to attorney Scott E. Schutzman, the U.S. Postal Service as well as Rojas must pay the damages since they both were negligent.