Daily Archives: June 15, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by John McCarthy  
Video: $8M Settlement for Infant Killed by Wrong Transfusion

Shortly after baby Genesis Burkett was born in 2010, he was poisoned by a hospital pharmacy mistake that gave the infant a fatal IV bag of sodium. It was 60 times the prescribed dosage of his electrolyte transfusion. Parents Fritzie and Cameron Burkett filed a lawsuit charging wrongful death against Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago. In April 2012, Chicago lawyer Patrick A. Salvi recovered a settlement of $8.25 million. Genesis would …

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Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Employer on the hook for $25 million for not stopping years of racial slursAn African-American steelworker won a $25 million jury award for putting up with years of racial slurs and taunting, including being called “boy” and “monkey” by coworkers. Elijah Turley worked at a steel plant in upstate New York owned by global steelmaker ArcelorMittal, a company based in Luxemburg. Turley’s lawsuit claimed that the company allowed a culture of racial discrimination to persist. During the three-week trial, Turley …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Can Your School Suspend You for a Facebook Post?

A school district in Indiana last month finally settled a free-speech dispute over suspensions it handed out to two students who had posted revealing photos of themselves online. How much control can schools actually exert over the things students do and say on the Internet? District was blocked from disciplining students for social media postings Supreme Court case from 1969 guides school speech litigation Student speech must be found disruptive to the school to be subject to punishment   Unconstitutionally …

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