Texas Jury Awards $200,000 In Worker’s Compensation Claim To Worker Injured In Fall.

Worker’s compensation was created so that if a worker is disabled due to an accident that occurred at work, they will be able receive payment for their medical bills, and lost wages without having to prove the negligence of their employer or a third party. If you’ve been hurt while at work, you should turn to one of the experienced Boston worker’s compensation attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to ensure you get the money to which you are legally entitled. 

A Calhoun County, Texas jury awarded Curt Lindsey $200,000 after it found he fell from scaffolding that was improperly constructed. The jury only spent two hours deliberating and found Brand Energy Solutions to be 80% responsible and Formosa Plastics Corporation of Texas 20% responsible for Lindsey’s injuries. Lindsey was working on a piece of equipment at Formosa’s Point Comfort plant when he fell through scaffolding constructed by Brand Energy Solutions. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Houston after the 30-foot fall. He was treated for a day and then released. However, he later would require surgery to fix his shoulder.

Initially, the suit was filed against Brand Energy Solutions, but after they named Formosa and Turner Industries Group as responsible third parties, it was amended to include them as well. Allegedly, the evidence showed the scaffolding Lindsey fell through met neither the federal government’s nor Formosa’s safety standards.

If you or a loved one have been injured while at work, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries, lost wages, and medical expenses. Our Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our expert Boston worker’s compensation lawyers at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!

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Alabama Family Awarded $16 Million In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit.

Medical malpractice is never acceptable. As patients, we need to feel that we are safe while in the hands of medical professionals. This may be especially true when a woman goes into labor because it is not only her safety but the safety of the unborn child that is at risk. When a medical professional violates his or her duty of care and you are harmed, it is important that you explore your legal rights. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients.

Caroline Malatesta was preparing to have her fourth child and was determined to have a natural birth experience. That was why she chose Brookwood Women’s Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Malatesta’s pregnancy, however, was allegedly nothing like what was advertised by Brookwood, which claimed to be a “Your Birth, Your Way” type of facility.

Ms. Malatesta was not only restrained during labor but she was unable to use the birthing methods which Brookwood claimed were top-notch. After her water broke, a nurse reportedly forcefully delayed labor by holding the child’s head inside the mother after he had crowned. Ms. Malatesta experienced extreme pain and developed pudendal neuralgia, a condition affecting the nerves in the pelvis.

Ms. Malatesta now lives permanently with pudendal neuralgia and experiences bouts of chronic pain, a diminished sex life, and loss of energy and mobility. In August 2016, an Alabama jury ruled in favor of the Malatestas, ruling that the hospital had violated its standard of care. The Malatestas were awarded $11 million in compensatory damages, as well as $5 million in punitive damages for the reckless fraud that was found by the jury due to the hospital’s misrepresentation of facts.

Have you or your loved one suffered injuries stemming from medical malpractice? If so, our Boston medical malpractice attorney advocates will work tirelessly on your case to ensure that you and your family obtain just compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Email us at info@gilhoylaw.com or give us a call at 617-787-3700; someone will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your options in a free and confidential consultation.

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76-Year-Old Australian Man Rescues Two People Being Attacked By Dogs.

Dogs are considered by many to be man’s best friend and are usually loyal and affectionate animals. Not only are dogs friendly, but they are often man’s closest companion. However, on some occasions, they can turn out to be deadly. When a dog has been mistreated or improperly handled or trained, dogs can cause severe injuries, especially large dogs. If you have been a victim or know somebody who has been involved in a dog attack, please do not hesitate to contact our professional dog bite lawyers at 617-787-3700. Call now to find out what rights you have and what you could receive as compensation for your injuries.

An unexpected rescuer, in Australia, saved a mother and another person who were being attacked by two dogs. The attack happened in Atherton Tablelands and the dogs involved in the attack were domesticated. At the time of the dog attack, Katrina Tewes was on her way home. She was close to Burrawong Avenue in n Yungaburra when two dogs approached her. She described the moment: “The two dogs came towards me and started circling me, and then they attacked.” Before rescuers came to assist the woman, the attack had lasted a good five minutes. Barry Hubbard, a 76-year-old, was in his house when he heard screams; he later said that he thought it was a bunch of kids playing. When he went to go check to see if everything was fine, he saw a horrible scene. Barry described the situation: “I didn’t know what was going on, so I went down the side of this house and was confronted with two vicious dogs… They were both covered in blood.” Barry then rushed to help Mrs. Tewes without thinking about himself. Another rescuer, Neville Vaughan, also intervened. All three of the people involved were brought shortly thereafter to the Atherton District Hospital. Mrs. Tewes received 15 punctures on her arms and legs and Neville had several wounds. Mr. Hubbard will receive plastic surgery to repair his lower legs because he was injured during his heroic rescue.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a dog, you can be awarded personal injury damages to compensate you for your pain and suffering and all other damages. To learn about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation, please contact our Massachusetts dog bite attorneys at 617-787-3700. You can also reach our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at info@gilhoylaw.com.

 

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