Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Fayetteville Police

A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, for a man shot and killed by officers.

The lawsuit, filed by the family of 21-year-old Lawrence Graham, claims that officers used excessive and unnecessary force by shooting Graham in the back, resulting gun shot-related blood clot that he died from two months later.

Lawyer for officer Denton Little, Billy West, said Little had a “legal and measured response to the situation” and acted in self-defense.

Los Angeles Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $450,000

Los Angeles County will pay $450,000 for a 2-year-old boy who was killed by his mother’s boyfriend after calls to social workers about abuse were ignored.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Robert Dominguez alleges that the death of his son, Gabriel Dominguez, was a result of the Department of Children and Family Services’ negligence in taking action.

A wrongful death complaint is still pending against the Los Angeles Unified School District, a result of, according to the father, a school nurse’s failure to properly assess evidence of abuse before Gabriel’s death.

Woman Paralyzed From Stroke

Woman Paralyzed From Stroke Awarded Over $35m

A woman was awarded $35.4 million in Dedham, Massachusetts, after becoming paralyzed from a stroke she experienced several hours after birth.

Andrea Larkin, 35, was awarded the money after suing Dedham Medical Associates, where she sought treatment for dizziness in 2004.

Narkin was to be placed on a list of patients with certain medical conditions after an MRI and a CAT scan showed she had brain abnormalities. Her doctor, Jehane Johnston, failed to place her name on the list.

Larkin’s obstetrician was not aware of her brain abnormalities when Larkin become pregnant years later. According to Larkin’s lawyer, Benjamin Novotny, a caesarean section would have been ordered if her condition was known.

Larkin suffered a massive stroke hours after giving birth to her daughter, leaving her completely paralyzed except for her right arm.

Personal Injury Attorney

Woman Awarded $14.4 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Michigan city woman has been awarded $14.4 million after filing a lawsuit for a botched bariatric surgery that left her with brain damage.

A Chicago courtroom granted $9.4 million to Kathryn Parker after finding Drs. Jeffrey Rosen and Allen Mikhail guilty of medical malpractice.

Parker sought treatment for obesity from the doctors at LifeWeigh Bariatrics in Downers Grove, Ill., and her gastric bypass surgery took place in Advocate Good Samaritan. Doctors gave her the wrong anti-coagulation medication for a condition, which resulted in internal bleeding and a loss of blood flow to the brain.

Parker now uses a wheelchair and and has cognitive losses. Her three sisters now live with her and take care of her full time.

Kenneth J. Allen, her lawyer, said this case should teach patients a lesson to carefully research online court dockets and state medical licensing board websites while seeking a surgeon.