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Carpet Layer Who Fell Through Floor Wins $3.5 Million

A worker whose leg fell through a defective floorboard won a $3.5 million jury award for back and nerve injuries from the fall, according to the Pennsylvania Record. Bernhardt Wilson was hired as a subcontractor in 2011 to rip out and replace carpets at a townhouse in Philadelphia, where the occupants had just moved out. During his work, a floorboard gave way and Wilson’s right leg went straight through the floor. Wilson’s leg was scraped and cut, and he suffered …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal & Home Safety Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Who Can You Sue If Your House Is Full of Mold?

It starts with some stray coughs, or little black spots on the wall. Next thing you know you’re in the hospital with a lung infection and your house is rotting away from the inside. The culprit? A toxic mold infestation. Mold in residences can lead to structural damage and health problems, but fortunately there are legal remedies for homeowners who discover their home has been compromised. The potential for liability was upheld in a recent court of appeals decision in …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Concert Promoter Calls Michael Jackson’s Family Extortionists

The Michael Jackson wrongful death trial took a turn for the nasty in its sixth week when AEG Live Co-CEO Randy Phillips accused the late singer’s family of trying to extort his promotion company via lawsuit. When asked if he agreed with previous statements he had made calling the suit a shakedown, Phillips replied, “Yes or no, answer? Yes.” Jackson died in 2009 after his physician administered an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.  The doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Elder Law Personal Injury by Janet Raasch  
Are Bedsores Cause for a Lawsuit?

Residents of hospitals and nursing homes are often frail, with poor mobility. As a result, they often spend long hours in the same position in bed or in a wheelchair. They can develop painful and dangerous bedsores, also called pressure sores. The medical term for bedsores is decubitus ulcers. Bedsores in a hospital or nursing home patient can be a sign of neglect or even abuse. This is especially true when the patient had no bedsores at the time of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Girl Sexually Abused by Classmate Wins $1.4M Lawsuit

A special needs student who was sexually abused by a classmate five times won $1.4 million in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles school district and the classmate. The girl, a fourth-grader at the Superior Street Elementary school was sexually assaulted by a 10-year-old boy during an after school program. The five assaults took place behind a shed and tree where the program’s manager could not see what was happening. A teacher heard noise behind a shed and witnessed the …

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