Blog Posts in 2013

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After Elevator Door Shuts on Her, Woman Files Personal Injury Claim

A woman has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against two companies and an insurer for an accident she said occurred earlier this year. According to her claim, she was a patron at the building when she ...
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Man Sues Driver After Allegedly Being Pinned by Truck to Loading Dock

Just weeks ago, a man filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and the company that owned the vehicle, saying that he was seriously and permanently injured when a truck pinned him to a loading dock. ...
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Six Hospitalized After School Bus Accident in Southeast Louisiana

On Wednesday, December 18, one school bus and two cars were involved in an accident, injuring four students and two adults. One car was overturned in the collision, and two people in that vehicle had ...
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Seaman Files Lawsuit Against Employer for On-Board Accident

A suit filed in New Orleans is claiming that a seaman was injured while working aboard a vessel, sustaining an injury that has made him unable to work again at sea. He is suing his employer, a ...
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Family of Deceased Patient Suing Hospital for Misdiagnosing a Stroke

According to the family's lawsuit, they lost a loved one because paramedics misdiagnosed a stroke, instead telling the man that he was simply under the influence of alcohol. The family reported ...
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Parents Sue St. Bernard Parish for Son's Death, Blame Contaminated Water

A lawsuit that has been filed in New Orleans, claiming that a teenager was killed because of contaminated water. The suit was filed by the parents against the St. Bernard Parish government. Their ...
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Man Killed in Suspected DWI Accident in Washington Parish

On Sunday, December 8, one person was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision that police believe was caused by an intoxicated driver. The accident occurred shortly before 6:00 am in ...
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Opera Singer Sues for Vocal Cord Injury Inflicted by Low-Hanging Cable

In New Orleans, a lawsuit has been filed against several companies who allegedly placed a low-hanging cable in the way, which an opera singer ran into on his bike. The cable was said to hit him in the ...
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Roofer Sues for Injuries Sustained from Electrical Lines

According to the plaintiff's claim, he was doing a roofing job at an apartment complex last year when he was shocked by his metal ladder. The lawsuit says a live and uninsulated electrical line ...
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Tips for Safer Holiday Travels

"Black Wednesday" and the other travel days that surround Thanksgiving can mean roads that are fraught with dangerously intoxicated or distracted drivers. That being said, following one ...
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Hospital Sues Driver Who Ran Over Woman

A general hospital in Jefferson County is suing a driver for workers' compensation, a driver who allegedly ran over an on-duty hospital employee. According to the lawsuit, last year the female ...
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Man Sued for Crashing into Police Cruiser

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is suing a man and his insurer, seeking to recover the full value of a police cruiser that was damaged in an accident. According to the suit, last year this ...
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Minor Sues Club for Allegedly Selling Him Alcohol Before He Crashed

In Gretna, a minor under the age of 21 is suing the club that allegedly served him alcoholic beverages before he got into a car accident. According to the suit, the minor failed to maintain control of ...
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Thirty-One Defendants Named in Asbestos Lawsuit

A man filed a lawsuit in New Orleans after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. He is suing thirty-one different companies for alleged asbestos exposure, which he blames for his condition. He ...
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Family Sues Company for Tragic Elevator Accident

Last month, two employees were doing repair work on a man-lift. As they went down on the lift, it malfunctioned and the two fell to the bottom of the grain elevator shaft. One worker's arm was cut ...
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Property Owner Sued for Ceiling Collapse

In New Orleans, a woman filed a lawsuit against the property owner of her apartment, alleging that negligence led to a portion of the ceiling falling on her while she was in her kitchen, causing her ...
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Children's Hospital Physician Sued for Botched Surgery

A Children's Hospital doctor is being sued for medical malpractice after performing a surgery on a minor child, where parts of the medical device were said to have been left inside the patient. ...
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Worker Killed in Accident at New Orleans Port

Investigations are ongoing after an accident that occurred along the exterior of a cruise ship killed a man on Sunday, October 20. The cruise ship employee was said to have been working on maintenance ...
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Mother Sues New Orleans and Electric Company for Exposed Live Wires on Telephone Pole

A mother is alleging that her son was hurt from the shock produced by live wires on an Entergy phone pole, and that the father was also hurt from the electrical current while trying to remove their ...
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Camera Captures Footage of Sleeping Motorist Who Caused Hit and Run Accident

Police are still looking for a suspect who appeared on camera footage while committing a hit and run accident in Georgia. On Monday, October 21, a news channel team called law enforcement when they ...
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Construction Worker Sues over Five-Story Fall

Last summer, the plaintiff said that he sustained catastrophic injuries after a fifth floor railing came loose. He claims that while h had been doing plumbing work on a nursing home, he looked down ...
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Informed Consent and Medical Malpractice

Before any medical treatment, doctors have to inform their patients about the inherent risks that might arise. Then the patient can weigh these potential risks against the potential benefits before ...
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Parents Sue for Son's Death, Allege Defective Defibrillator

In Gretna, parents have filed suit on behalf of their son who died during surgery to replace a defibrillator. They have sued a medical device manufacturer and a hospital. According to their claim, the ...
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Tenant Files Suit Against Apartment Complex, Claims Toxic Mold Exposure

A Gretna mother with minor children is suing an insurance company and apartment complex over health issues that she blames on toxic mold. Her lawsuit states that she had alerted the property manager ...
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Auto Accident Claims: Key Terms Explained

After an injurious car accident, you should not be wading through all manner of legalese to get the compensation you deserve. While a personal injury lawyer can help protect your interests in such ...
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