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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
$9.9M to Costco Shopper for Out-of-Control Shopping Cart

A Costco customer whose shopping cart got away from the escalator and fell on her won a $9.9 million jury award. Rose Nudelman, 52, was shopping with her husband in 2009 at the Brooklyn Costco outlet when she put the loaded cart onto the up escalator which was equipped with a mechanism to lock the cart in place so customers don’t have to hold their carts on the way up. Suddenly, the cart came loose and barreled toward her, according …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
$5.5M for Torn Vein Grafts Causing Heart Patient’s Death

A Maryland jury awarded $5.5 million to the family of a woman who died after open heart surgery when wires were removed from her chest. Velda Faye Richardson underwent cardiac bypass surgery on Feb. 1, 2011. Pacing wires were put on her chest just before surgery. The wires are typically put in place in case doctors need to regulate the patient’s heart rate during recovery, and are removed either by clipping them or pulling them off. Richardson’s recovery went smoothly …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
12 Children Injured in Conn. Amusement Ride Accident

An amusement park swing ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival in Connecticut came to an unexpected and abrupt halt on Sept. 8, injuring 18 riders, a dozen of them children.   Inspections and Investigations The festival included a traveling assortment of amusement rides, including a giant swing ride called the Zumur, on which riders are seated individually in swings attached to a central point by chains. In this case, the ride suddenly stopped, resulting in the riders swinging wildly out …

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Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Josh Crank  
Leg Waxing Maiming Brings Beautician Malpractice Suit

The beauty salon and spa experience is ideally all about pampering and relaxation. Most of the time, everything goes off without a hitch. But when things go wrong, as they did for Samantha Lawrence during a trip to Judy Miracle Nail in New York City, a little me-time can quickly turn into a little ER-time. According to court documents, Lawrence “had an immediate reaction” to the application of hot wax to her thigh, resulting in hospital care and “permanent scarring …

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