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Oct 31
2014

Video of a bouncy house in Colorado that was thrown 300 feet with children inside went viral recently, but experts say that the houses have led to many serious injuries and lawsuits over the past few years. Injuries such as head injuries, broken bones and bloody noses are common, say attorneys. Incident Details The bouncy house in Colorado was part of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree in Jefferson County. Winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour, causing the house to become untethered and sail into the air, landing 300 feet from its original spot. A young girl going down the slide...

Sep 10
2014

A lawsuit filed by the father of a six-year-old girl who suffered skull fractures and brain injury after being struck by a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game will continue. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that it will not dismiss the case, also refusing to adopt what is known as the “Baseball Rule.” Incident Details On May 30, 2010, the father had taken the child to Turner Field. During an at-bat by Melky Cabrera, the outfielder struck a line drive that travelled behind the third-base dugout, striking the six-year-old in the forehead. The ball fractured her skull in 30 places and...

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Apr 17
2014
When ice and snow fell from a stadium roof onto a Super Bowl worker, he didn’t take it lying down. He filed a lawsuit and got the recompense he deserved.

A seriously injured Super Bowl XLV worker has reached an undisclosed settlement amount with the National Football League (NFL), Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl contractor S.A.F.E. Management, according to an article in the Dallas News . The February 2011 Super Bowl XLV took place at AT&T Stadium – then called Cowboys Stadium – in Arlington, Texas. The settlement amount will remain confidential due to an agreement signed by all...

Mar 24
2014
The family of a woman who was severely burned during a routine procedure has sued the hospital in her death.

The family of a woman who was severely burned during a routine surgical procedure has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and several physicians, claiming their negligence caused her death. The lawsuit names Dr. Robert Pasternak, American Anesthesiology of Florida, Dr. Francisco G. Bermudez, Dr. Ron Arison, and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Explosion and Fire According to court documents, Adele Bearman was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital for an arterial...

Feb 28
2014
A Louisiana couple claims that contamination from a nearby landfill has led to the development of chronic medical conditions, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

An Ascension Parish couple whose home was built next to a former landfill in Louisiana filed a lawsuit alleging that toxic chemicals from the landfill had seeped onto their property, causing them chronic health conditions. The couple discovered in March 2013 that their property contained contaminants, including toluene tar, and that the chemicals are present in both the soil and the groundwater.

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Dec 30
2013
A woman whose assault by police was captured on video settled a lawsuit and is seeking criminal charges against the officers, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

An assault by police lawsuit against the city of Jasper, Texas, has been settled for $75,000, according to the attorneys for Keyarika Diggles, who now hopes that criminal charges will be filed against the officers. The assault was captured on video as Diggles was shoved to the floor while a female dispatcher looked on. Later, Diggles was strip-searched by the dispatcher. Incident Information On May 5, 2013, Diggles was arrested...

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Nov 13
2013
Lawyers for a man injured in accident with a commercial truck driver with alcohol in his system hope settlement will send a message, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

AW Trucking and Jet Maintenance recently agreed to a $9.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man injured when one of their drivers rear-ended him at an intersection. Court documents show that Johnny Raymond Rodriguez, the truck driver, had a blood alcohol content of between 0.071 and 0.065 three hours after the crash. A commercial driver in Texas may be arrested for drunk driving if their blood alcohol content is 0...

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Aug 20
2013
Lawsuit Settled Between East Palo Alto Woman, Pilot’s Estate and Employer

Lisa Jones, the owner of an East Palo Alto daycare center that was destroyed when a plane, piloted by Douglas Bourne, crashed into the home where the center operated on February 17, 2010. Bourne and his passengers, Brian Finn and Andrew Ingram, died in the crash. All three men were employed by Tesla Motors and were enroute to a business trip in California at the time of the crash. Crash Information On the morning of February 17, 2010, Bourne took off in dense fog from the Palo Alto Municipal Airport, despite...

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Jul 29
2013
More than a dozen injuries have been reported related to a Texas roller coaster that allowed a woman to fall to her death on July 19

State records show that a popular roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas, located near Dallas, had a history of injuries over the past five years with more than a dozen people reporting they were hurt on the ride. On July 19, 2013, Rosa Ayala-Goana fell 75 feet from her third row seat while riding the Texas Giant coaster before striking a metal beam. Ms. Ayala-Goana died of extensive trauma to her torso along with other traumatic injuries. July...

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Jul 29
2013
A recent study found that children injured by falling television has increased alarmingly over the past 20 years, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

A recent study found that nearly 200,000 children suffered injuries from falling televisions over the past 20 years, and that 215 children had died. In 2011, 12,300 children suffered injuries from falling televisions, nearly double the 5,455 of those reported in 1990. The majority of those injured or killed were children under five with head and neck injuries the most common. Many of the children suffered from concussions. Types of...

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