Walmart Successfully Defends Against Slip And Fall Lawsuit.

Because major companies and corporations generally undertake activities that have the potential to affect a large number of people, they are wary of the threat of litigation, often retaining top-notch legal teams. This is particularly true of companies, such as Walmart, that operate through brick and mortar establishments. These companies are responsible for maintaining their premises in such a way that prevents serious personal injury. Because companies such as Walmart are not always successful in doing so, customers have the potential to sustain injuries while at these stores. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

In October 2018, James Secord, a Michigan resident, parked his car in a Walmart parking lot. Almost as soon as he stepped out of the vehicle, he tripped on an alleged defect in the concrete of the parking lot, causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including a broken wrist, fractured ribs, blood cots, and contusions and abrasions. Mr. Secord tragically died in the hospital a week later, and his wife filed a lawsuit on his behalf, claiming Walmart was negligent in maintaining its premises.

Mrs. Secord was seeking over $25,000 in compensation for the wrongful death of her husband. After a jury trial in federal court, the jury held that Walmart was not negligent in failing to repair any alleged defect, and a judgment for the defendant Walmart was entered. At this time, there is no indication an appeal has been filed.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert slip and fall attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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School Facing Lawsuit After Young Student Injured On School Grounds.

Schools, as we all know, are responsible for the education of our children, and maintaining a staff, a curriculum, and ample resources to see that task through. It can sometimes be an afterthought that schools are also responsible for the safety of our children. Children spend hours each week on the school premises, without their own parents, so it is up to the staff and faculty to ensure their safety and prevent personal injury. According to a lawsuit out of Anchorage, Alaska, the Rogers Park Elementary School has failed in doing that.

According to reports, a 6 year-old boy was running on school grounds to meet his mother when he tripped and fell into a clump of pine shrubs, which pierced the frontal lobe of his brain. The injury reportedly has become extremely complicated; the pine shrubs jabbed the part of his brain that controls sleep and appetite, and the boy now has insatiable hunger, having doubled his weight in the six months since the injury.

He has also been diagnosed with moderate obsessive-compulsive disorder, and no longer enjoys any of the previous leisure activities, such as karate or even hanging out with his friends, that he did prior to the injury. He experiences frequent memory loss, and grows frustrated with himself as a result, and his parents have filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

The Anchorage School District is responsible for payment up to $1 million if a lawsuit against any particular school is successful. At trial, both parties introduced a litany of experts, and the proceedings became extremely expensive. There were questions as to whether the grounds’ crew was to blame, or if this was just a freak accident that was not the result of negligence. Eventually, a jury awarded the boy, whose family wishes him to be unnamed, $4.5 million, plus another $180,000 for pain and suffering. The boy was represented by Attorney James Brennan of Hedland Brennan & Heidman.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent maintenance of a premises, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert premises liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Stemming From Sponge Left In Woman’s Body Reaches Trial.

Serious medical procedures and surgeries are anxiety-inducing events for all parties involved. While the patient is worried about coming away from the surgery unscathed, the doctors involved are occupied with the meticulous process necessary to complete a complicated surgery. Unfortunately, this process does not always go as smoothly as all parties hope, and serious complications can arise from botched surgeries. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.

In 2010, Eugenia Snowden went into Miami Valley Hospital for a surgical procedure. Now, a lawsuit stemming from the surgery alleges that the surgical team left a laparotomy sponge inside of Snowden. This sponge caused a number of complications for Snowden, and ultimately resulted in her death.

The hospital admits that a sponge was indeed left in Snowden’s body after the surgery, but denies any connection between the sponge and Snowden’s death. Court documents indicate that the 17 hour surgery was far longer than expected, and that the surgeons failed to consult the X-Ray machine to make sure that each sponge had been properly removed from Snowden’s body. Snowden is represented in her personal injury case by attorney Gary Leppla, of Leppla Associates Ltd., in Dayton, Ohio.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent medical care, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medical malpractice attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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