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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Morgue Keeps Brain, Family Suffers Emotional Distress

  New York City must pay $1 million to the family of a deceased young man whom they buried without knowing that the city’s medical examiner had kept his brain and other body parts for study. The family interred the body, only to find out two months later those body parts remained at the city’s Staten Island Mortuary. As a consequence, for religious reasons, they felt compelled to exhume and rebury the body intact.  Medical examiner kept deceased’s brain, did not tell …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
$1.8 Million Settlement for Florida High School Slaying

Last Friday the Miami-Dade School District agreed to pay $1.875 million to the parents of a student who was slain at Coral Gables Senior High School in 2009 by a fellow student. The case bespeaks not just a wanton criminal act and specific negligence, but also the lack of security at public schools generally.   South Florida school district settles claim in student slaying Negligent security a factor in rising public school violence Odds greater than 1 in 1,000 your …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by David Baarlaer  
Absent Father Wins Suit Over Disabled Toddler’s Death

Five-year-old Anyah Raven Glossinger was legally blind and had low-functioning autism. On January 23, 2008, she was found underwater in a mineral pool where she was taking therapy. She died the next day and investigators ruled her death accidental. A jury, however, just ruled that the children’s center was responsible and awarded her father $400,000 in damages. A five-year-old disabled girl drowned at an after-school activity The girl’s estranged father won $400K in a wrongful death lawsuit Parents should know …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Larry Bodine  
New TV Movie Reveals the Truth about the McDonald’s Spilled Coffee Case

This is a guest blog post by attorney John H. Fisher of Kingston, NY. HBO Films released a documentary "Hot Coffee" about America’s civil justice system. [View the trailer below.] "Hot Coffee," released Nov. 1, is named after the well-known case arising from McDonald’s coffee that caused severe, third degree burns and multiple skin grafting operations on Stella Liebeck, a 79 year old Albuquerque, New Mexico resident who spilled the coffee on her lap. "Hot Coffee" explores the facts of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Time to Shock Schools into Deploying Defibrillators

Last week a Florida jury delivered a $2 million verdict in the case of a high school athlete who died in winter baseball tryouts. While the boy’s parents were found partly at fault, his pediatrician and the school district also shared blame.   High school athlete’s death prompts deployment of AEDs at athletic events AEDs can save lives, yet few states require schools to have them Schools’ immunity a barrier to safer environments for students   $2 Million Judgment Spotlights …

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