When people go to a store, they expect that they will not be exposed to dangerous tripping hazards. If these hazards are present, they can lead to harmful accidents. Recently, in Texas, a man has claimed that he suffered a trip and fall accident due to a store owner’s negligence.
The accident allegedly occurred at a sporting goods store in Pasadena, Texas in March of 2009. The accident reportedly occurred while a man was walking through one of the aisles of the store. The man alleges that this aisle was cluttered with display tables. The man claims that he tripped on a box that was on the floor of the aisle. The man alleges that this caused him to fall into a metal display rack.
The man claims that he suffered injuries to his ear, nose, eye socket, scalp and shoulder as a result of falling into the metal rack.
The man has now brought a lawsuit against the sporting goods company which owns the store. The man claims that the company was negligent in allowing display tables to be in the aisles and products to be on the floor. The man claims that this negligence created a hazard which caused his injuries. It will be interesting to see how this case progresses.
The allegations from the portland or personal injury attorneys in this case demonstrate how important it is for stores to be free of tripping hazards. Customers are much safer when this is the case. Thus, one hopes that all business owners avoid negligent conduct which would give rise to tripping hazards.
The parents of a child who died in 2009 will sue the child’s surgeon and a Michigan hospital for medical malpractice in Michigan. They allege that the surgeon and hospital failed to alert the parents about the heart condition that caused the child’s death. The child, a ten-year-old boy, was born with Long QT Syndrome, a treatable but fatal heart defect.
According to a recent article in the Detroit News, the ten-year-old was found dead in his bed the morning of April 17, 2009. Three years earlier, the boy underwent surgery to have his tonsils and adenoids taken out. To prepare for the operation, the surgeon had an electrocardiogram (EKG) performed on the boy to examine his heart. The EKG revealed the long QT problem, but neither the doctor nor the hospital, which was then known as Marlette Community Hospital, ever told the parents or the child’s regular doctor.
The family’s lawyer said that the surgeon and Marlette Community, now known as Marlette Community, committed malpractice when they did not communicate the results of the EKG. He said the parents will sue the surgeon and the hospital in Sanilac Circuit Court for unspecified damages.
Long QT Syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation in the heart. It causes rapid, arrhythmic heartbeats that can lead to seizures or sudden death. The syndrome is treatable through medication, surgery or through implanting a defibrillator.
The accused surgeon declined to comment for the Detroit News story. A spokeswoman for Marlette Regional also declined comment besides to extend the hospitals thoughts and prayers to the 10-year-old’s family.
Many women in New Jersey and elsewhere take prescription drugs to help them weather the difficult symptoms of menopause. Hormone-replacement drugs can be helpful in easing hot flashes, mood swings and other uncomfortable ailments.
However, for menopausal women who unknowingly take defective drugs, the cure may be worse than the condition. Sadly, millions of American women have taken hormone-replacement drugs that have been shown to cause cancer.
Three drugs in particular have been the subject of numerous lawsuits. They are Premarin, Provera and Prempro, all manufactured by units of Pfizer.
Prior to 1995, menopausal women were commonly prescribed both Premarin and Provera to be taken together in order to treat symptoms. Prempro, which came out in 1995, is a combination of the two.
In 2002, an important study was released that linked these drugs to cancer. More than six million women were taking either Prempro or the related combination of drugs at the time.
Since then, Pfizer has faced a significant number of bellingham wa lawsuits related to its dangerous hormone-replacement drugs. Recently, a Philadelphia jury awarded three women a combined total of $72.6 million in damages after the plaintiffs successfully argued that Pfizer’s drugs caused or contributed to the development of their breast cancer.
One of the plaintiffs took Prempro while the other two women took the combination of Premarin and Provera. All had taken the drugs for more than two years. None of the women had history of breast cancer in their families.
The outcome of this lawsuit represents both a financial and moral victory for the plaintiffs. Sadly, despite the dangers of these drugs, they are still on the market. Millions of women may have already been injured and millions more may still be at risk.