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Parents of Boy Scout Killed at Camp Push for Better Safety

The family of a Boy Scout who was killed during a camping expedition in Georgia has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the scouting organization in an effort to boost safety standards. Fourteen-year-old Elijah Knight of Cypress, Texas, died when a tree fell on his tent during a severe thunderstorm June 28 at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in Covington, Georgia. His parents, Stephen and Courtney Knight, say the Boy Scouts of America failed to take proper measures to ensure the scouts’ safety. According to the lawsuit, which they filed Jan. 8 in a state court in Cobb County, Georgia, ... Read More

Negligent Security Suit Blames Savannah Apartments Over Young Woman’s Murder

The family of a murdered college student has filed a negligent security lawsuit against a Savannah, Georgia apartment complex, alleging lax security measures at the property created a haven for criminal activity. Rebecca Foley, 21, was shot inside her Volkswagen on Jan. 21, 2103, by Bloods gang members while trying to flee a robbery attempt in the parking lot of the Colonial Village at Marsh Cove apartments in south Savannah. A protracted investigation and criminal prosecution resulted in the November conviction of two gang members, who were sentenced to life without parole, and cleared the way for a civil lawsuit ... Read More

Pensacola Girl’s Murder Leads to Negligent Security Suit

A negligent security lawsuit filed by a Florida mother whose 12-year-old daughter was brutally murdered last year alleges the owners and managers of the apartment complex where they lived could have prevented the tragedy had they taken reasonable security measures. Naomi Jones went missing from her Pensacola apartment building on May 31, 2017. Her body was found in Escambia Creek five days later. Police arrested Robert Howard, a convicted sex offender who lived in the same apartment complex, unbeknownst to Shantara Hurry, Naomi’s mother. According to Pensacola’s WEAR TV, Ms. Hurry said in a press conference she would not have ... Read More

McMaster family sues nursing home for father’s wrongful death

The family of H. R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, has filed a lawsuit against Cathedral Village in Philadelphia alleging the senior living facility was negligent in the care of McMaster, which led to his wrongful death. Nurse Christann Gainey was also charged in the incident with neglect of a care-dependent person, involuntary manslaughter, and tampering with records related to McMaster’s death. She was held for trial after waiving her preliminary hearing. McMaster, a resident at Cathedral Village, allegedly suffered a fall on April 13. Gainey is charged with failing to administer eight ... Read More

Georgia nursing home resident ‘eaten alive’ by mites

A Georgia nursing home resident was “essentially eaten alive” by hundreds of millions of mites that burrowed beneath her skin, causing her hands to turn black and her skin to flake so badly nursing home workers who were caring for her were told not to touch her hands for fear they might fall off, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the woman’s family. Rebecca Zeni was a 93-year-old in 2015 and a resident in a Pruitt Health nursing facility in Lafayette, Georgia when she died from a scabies infestation. He death is listed as septicemia due to crusted ... Read More

American Airlines Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Medical Emergency

The family of a woman who died on an American Airlines flight from Honolulu to Dallas is suing the air carrier, alleging inoperable in-flight medical equipment and refusal to make an emergency landing contributed to her death. Twenty-five-year-old newlywed Brittany Oswell was flying from Honolulu to Lexington, South Carolina with a connection in Dallas in April 2016 when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest. According to USA Today, Ms. Oswell became dizzy and disoriented about three hours after departing from Honolulu. She started slurring her speech and then fainted, prompting her husband to call for the flight attendants. ... Read More

Payless Shoe Store Mirror Falls, Kills 2-Year-Old Girl

A 2-year-old girl was killed inside a Payless shoe store near Atlanta Friday night when a full-length mirror fell on top of her as she was trying on shoes. The girl’s father, Moshin Siddique, told WSB-TV Atlanta that his daughter Ifrah Siddique, was trying on shoes at the Payless ShoeSource store in Riverdale, Georgia, when there was a loud crash and his wife screamed out “My daughter!” A heavy full-length mirror that was affixed the end of a row of shelves somehow came loose and struck the girl, leaving her badly injured in a pool of blood, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Read More

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Collapse Seeks $50 Million

The family of a Long Island man who was killed after being knocked into a cesspool under construction last May is seeking $50 million in damages, alleging employers responsible for the project overlooked critical safety measures. Edward Sinnott, 59, of Huntington, Long Island, was killed when the edge of a cesspool pit he and other workers were excavating collapsed. According to Long Island’s Newsday, Mr. Sinnott fell into the pit and suffocated under mounds of dirt that fell on top of him. Emergency crews worked to free Mr. Sinnott from the pit but couldn’t pull him from the trench in ... Read More

Parents of 8-year-old Boy Killed by Trash Hauler Files Lawsuit

The parents of an 8-year-old boy killed by a trash hauler has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company, claiming they are responsible for their son’s death. The OCWeekly reports that in May 2016, Brock McCann, a third-grader at Newport Beach Heights Elementary School, was riding home from school on his bike when he was struck by a CR&R trash hauler. The truck had just turned onto 15th Street and allegedly drove through a crosswalk without stopping. Patrick and Bernardette McCann , the boy’s parents, blame the driver, Roberto Zermeno Pedroza, for looking only to the left, but not to the right, before the turn was ... Read More

Widow of Construction Worker Who Fell to His Death Files Lawsuit

The widow of a construction worker who died on the job due to a fall has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the construction company, two subcontractors and the property owner. The Mercury News reports that Irma Vargas, the wife of Jose Luis Delgado Lopez, 34, has filed the lawsuit against Level 10 Construction, Webcor Builders, Alamillo Rebar Inc, and Central Wolfe LLC in Sunnyvale, California. According to the lawsuit, Delgado died last November as a result of a 76-foot fall from a new clover-shaped building that has plans to be leased by Apple, Inc. Delgado was employed by Alamillo Rebar, who performs contract work ... Read More