Tag Archives: accident and injury

Widow Scores a Win in Court

Sharing evidence

While two players were stars on the court, their family member has recently earned a win in a court of law. More than two and a half years following the fatal helicopter crash that killed nine individuals, Vanessa Bryant and Christopher Chester are victorious in their lawsuit against Los Angeles County. The pair, which consists of the widow of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, and the husband and father of two of the passengers onboard the aircraft, sued over the casual handling of crash site photos. The close-up visuals of the deceased passengers’ remains were unprofessionally passed through various channels within the sheriff’s department and fire department, and among other public officials. Continue reading

Trust Fund Snuffed in MS

Healthcare focus

A 25-year-old case is emerging from the filing cabinet as a point of interest for Mississippians. In 1997, Mike Moore, who served as the state’s Attorney General at that time, announced a national settlement against the tobacco companies. The lawsuit placed restrictions on cigarette advertising to the nation’s youth and allowed funding opportunities for the campaign against tobacco use. Although the impact of the settlement is significant, with the percentage of youth smoking decreasing from 27% to 4% and adult smoking reducing from 30% to 12%, there is a growing problem with the failure to maintain a trust fund in Mississippi. Continue reading

Movie Set Mishap

Settlement attempt

At the beginning of this month, followers of the intriguing legal spectacle, starring Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, were provided coverage of a verdict that left Depp $15 million richer. Despite the resolution of this defamation lawsuit, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor cannot shy away from the limelight. Before it escalates to court, Depp is attempting to settle a lawsuit in which he is named as the defendant in an alleged assault incident. His legal team is working diligently to work out an agreement with the plaintiff, Gregg Brooks, who was employed as the location manager on the set of the crime thriller, City of Lies. Continue reading

Parents are Fed Up

Bottled up concerns

Following a February 2022 recall of specific lots of baby formula, parents have initiated lawsuits, seeking compensation for infant sicknesses that may be directly attributed to Similac and Enfamil brands. The deaths of two babies triggered Abbott Nutrition to issue a recall of Similac, EleCare and Alimentum batches that were manufactured at its Sturgis, Michigan facility, under which the FDA and Abbott continue to investigate. The issue has expanded to impact users of Enfamil, which is manufactured by Mead Johnson. When consumed, premature infants may suffer from the potential side effect known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Continue reading

Brewing Up a Solution

Coffee conundrum

Following an incident that involved a customer suffering from a dizzy spell, nausea, incessant coughing, and a burning sensation in the mouth and stomach, Starbucks may be liable to pay a $75,000 claim. The lawsuit, which was filed this month in Connecticut District Court, details the August 2021 injury and the punitive damages sought by the plaintiff. In addition to the physical injuries sustained, the Starbucks customer alleges that the ordeal triggered a prior diagnosis of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. He has also pointed out the failure of the company to properly handle prior instances of chemical ingestion and claims appropriate measures were not set in place to prevent similar circumstances from occurring. Continue reading