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Scott Kappes

Magnetic Toys Pose Dangerous Health Risk If Swallowed

“Don’t swallow magnets,” is the advice that four year-old Braden Eberle is giving to other children. Braden recently spent six days in the hospital recovering from surgery to remove magnets from his intestines. Last April Braden swallowed a piece from a Magnetix toy set. Braden somehow had gotten one of the magnets loose from one of the rods and swallowed it. His mother, Jill, was not that…

Scott Kappes

Defibrillator Leads Get More Attention

This week Boston plays host to the ICD Lead Performance Conference. This conference is dedicated to the wires that connect implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) to the heart. These little wires were tossed into the public eye back in October when medical device giant, Medtronic, recalled one of its most popular leads due to an elevated risk of breakage. Reports of the defective wires…

Scott Kappes

Walgreen's Sued for Wrongful Death

A wrongful death case has been filed against drug store giant Walgreen Co. after an allegedly incorrect prescription caused a woman to have a miscarriage. The incident occurred outside St. Louis where Chanda Givens tried to fill a prescription for Materna, a prenatal vitamin, and was allegedly given Matulane, a strong chemotherapy drug, instead. The lawsuit claims that Givens became ill soon…

Scott Kappes

$1.5 Million Verdict Awarded in Wrongful Death Case

Yesterday a jury handed down a $1.5 million verdict to the family of Aurilano Salas for a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed after his 2001 death. The verdict was only 15 percent of the $10 million that the plantiffs attorney suggested as “reasonable compensation.” Salas was had no spleen and suffered from many life threatening conditions. He became ill at work and was transported to Christus…

Scott Kappes

Widow Sues Buffer Maker for Wrongful Death

A southeast Texas woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the floor buffer that she claims killed her husband. She believes that the buffer was unreasonably dangerous and these defects lead directly to the death of her husband. Anne Harper filed the suit against OPC/Floor Blazer and American Honda Motor Co. last Thursday alleging that the propane motor on the buffer…

Scott Kappes

Judge Upholds $20 Million Award

Wednesday a Tulsa County Judge upheld a jury decision to award $20 million in wrongful death case. The suit was filed against Deanza Jones, a foster parent for the 7 month old baby. The attorneys in the case claim that the previously healthy baby was grossly neglected in the foster home, which lead directly to her death. Those lawyers maintained that 17 days after Aurora was placed in Jones’…

Scott Kappes

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Teacher's Minister Husband

The parents of a former Waco schoolteacher have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her husband. The widower, Matt Baker, is a former pastor at a Baptist church in Lorena, but has since moved to Kerrville with his two daughters where is an part-time youth minister and teacher. The death of the 31 year-old, Kari Lynn Baker, was originally ruled a suicide; however, her parents claim that new…

Christen Wiese

Emergency services failure to respond results in death

Two calls to 911 from the emergency waiting room of Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital in Los Angeles did not help Edith Isabel Rodriquez, 43. Ms. Rodriquez died of a perforated bowel after 45 minutes of bleeding from the mouth in the emergency waiting room. Two desperate calls were made to 911 to get her help while she was waiting to get help in the emergency room, one call was from her…

Robert Binstock

Avandia Maker Sued

The widow and son of a Beaumont man are suing the maker of the popular diabetes drug Avandia, claiming it contributed to the man’s death from a heart attack. This man died the same day a scientific analysis was published in the New England Journal of Medicine about more severe risks involved with taking Avandia, such as heart attacks and even death. He had been taking a form of Avandia called…

John Ghezzi

BP Caught Jury Tampering

Election day is often a good time for Republicans and corporate America to reveal their true nature to the American public. While with one face Janus is paying enormous sums of money to bash the greedy and unethical trial lawyers in their campaign advertisements, the other face is caught committing a “stunt” that only a defense attorney could say was not jury tampering with a straight face.Eva…