Month: June 2015

Widow Sues Nail Salon for Husband’s Death

courtroomAn Illinois widow has sued a nail salon for her husband’s death, claiming his pedicure treatment “ultimately caused or contributed to his death.”

Darryl Carr, who was a diabetic, went for a pedicure treatment at AZ Happy Nails Salon in November last year. According to the lawsuit, the salon staff “used contaminated and/or unsafe chemical and/or wax solutions”, soaked his left foot for excessive time and “failed to inquire as to any underlying medical conditions before commencing the procedure.”

The lawsuit, seeking over $50,000, claims that after the treatment, Carr got “serious burns to his left foot and leg, which subsequently became infected, resulting in the amputation of his left foot and leg, and other medical complications that ultimately caused or contributed to his death on June 4, 2015.”

$1 Million Awarded to Children of Fatally Shot Dexter Parolee

Justice scale on blue backgroundA federal appeals court has awarded $1-million to the children of a Dexter parolee Zachary Snyder, 23, who was fatally shot by a fugitive apprehension agent in 2008.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued this opinion based on evidence that showed reckless indifference on part of Steven Julian, a fugitive recovery agent on the fugitive apprehension team, in shooting Snyder during an attempt to arrest him.

The seven-person jury affirmed the award for Snyder’s 4 children on June 24.

Portland City Commissioner Files Wrongful Death Suit after Husband’s Death

autoPortland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband Steve Fritz died on September 24, 2014, in a road crash at I-5 near Salem, Oregon.

The lawsuit lists a pickup driver Michael Lippmann and Carson Oil Co. as defendants. It claims that the pickup was speeding in heavy rains on Interstate 5 and that just before the accident, it had passed a truck belonging to Carson Oil Co. that sprayed water onto it. According to the plaintiff, the sprayed water, along with the standing rain water, caused the pickup to lose control, cross the grassy median and crash into Fritz’s Nissan Sentra that was travelling southbound.

Fritz, 54, was killed at the spot while his passenger Cary Fairchild, 64, succumbed to his injuries 10 days later.

The lawsuit seeks $9.5 million as a compensation.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Complaint After Husband’s Death in Roane County Crash

autoThe widow of 79-year-old Elmer Solomon, of Oakdale, has filed a wrongful death complaint in Roane County Circuit Court, against Samuel D. Norman, of Harriman.

Solomon was travelling in a Nissan Versa, driven by Merley E. Tilson, 77, which collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Norman, at state Highway 61 and overturned. Tilson was injured in the accident while Solomon was killed.

The complaint claims that Norman did not yield the right of way, was driving on wrong side and failed to keep a lookout.

The plaintiff seeks $230,000 in punitive damages and $750,000 in compensatory damages.

Family Sues Construction Company over Daughter’s Death in I-75 Crash

autoThe family of a teenage girl, who was killed last month in a road crash at Interstate 75, Florida, has filed a wrongful death suit against Ranger Construction Company.

Liza Angulo, 17, was killed after the BMW she was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer that was exiting a construction site and a cement barrier fell on the roof of her vehicle.

The lawsuit claims that the accident occurred due to negligence of Ranger Construction Company. According to the plaintiffs’ attorney Carlos Silva, “We are very concerned with what’s happening on I-75, and really more than just the lawsuit, we want to make sure that Ranger Construction company goes ahead and takes care of the problem that’s going on there…There’s construction in the area and all around where the accident happened.”

Family Files Wrongful Death Suit after Child Killed by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

courtroomThe family of 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Best Western hotel in Boone, North Carolina, has filed a wrongful death suit.

William died of carbon monoxide poisoning on June 8, 2013 when he and his mother were staying in a room that was directly above the hotel’s indoor heated pool. Investigation revealed that carbon monoxide from the pool heater entered into the room due to an equipment malfunction.

The lawsuit, filed in Mecklenburg County, names 19 parties, including the Town of Boone, Best Western International and the hotel operator.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit against Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube

autoWidow of Terry Carter, who was allegedly ran over and killed by his friend Suge Knight, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Carter succumbed to his injuries in January after he was backed over by Suge Knight’s truck in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, Tam’s Burgers.

The lawsuit filed by Lilian Carter seeks unspecified damages and names Tam’s Burgers, Universal Studios as well as the producers of film Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube, as co-defendants.

Wrongful death: Sixteen year old in Rollover, Ejected, Struck, Died

Sixteen year old Jasmine Tena was run over by a car Sunday night on State Road 429 in Apopka Florida after she was thrown from a Ford Expedition that rolled over the median. There is a funeral expense fund for Jasmine’s family on Gofundme.

The Apopka police expect there should be significant damage to the front of the vehicle that ran over Jasmine. She had been a passenger in the Expedition driven by 19-year-old Teodora Llanas Jr. 19-year-old Demetrio Rangel, was another passenger injured in the crash.

Llanas was treated and released from Orlando Regional Medical Center. Rangel was listed in critical but stable condition Monday at ORMC.

Tena wanted to be a cosmologist.

If you have any information on this crash, can id the vehicle that left the scene, contact the Apopka Police Department at (407) 703-1771 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).