Tag: injuries

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.

Family Sues Nightclub after Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Infection

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of the man who died from an infection caused after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Conner Kepple, 21, entered into a fight with nightclub employees after he was kicked out of the club for hitting a bouncer.

He later developed fast-spreading necrotizing fasciitis in an injured leg and died about a week after the fight.

The prosecutors have said they will not file criminal charges.

Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit after Fatal Road Crash in Georgia

autoFollowing the death of 5 Georgia Southern University students in multi-vehicle pileup on April 22, the mother of one of the victims has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The accident occurred at I-16, near Savannah, Georgia, after a tractor-trailer failed to stop, hence causing a chain reaction involving 6 other vehicles in front of it. Five people were killed while 3 others were injured in the accident.

On April 29, Kim Deloach McQuaig, the mother of Abbie Deloach, 21, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the concerned trucking company, Total Transportation, as well as its Tennessee-based parent company U.S. Xpress Enterprises.

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and demands $15,000 in addition to punitive damages and attorneys’ costs.