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Galveston County Man Dies After Being “Tazed” by Police

An unidentified man died Sunday night after police officers used a Taser to subdue him during a struggle. According to reports, the now deceased individual was “tazed” by La Marque…

Scott Kappes

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Man’s Death While in Police Custody

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department have
been hit with a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a man who allegedly
died after falling out of a police wagon last weekend….

Scott Kappes

Family of Crane Accident Victim Seeks $30 Million

The family of a 45 year-old construction worker, who was tragically killed when a crane collapsed in Midtown Manhattan, plans to sue New York City for $30 million. The family of Clifford Canzona, who was atop the crane when it plummeted nearly 200 feet without warning, claims that neglect caused or contributed to the accident resulting in Canzona’s death. The March 15 accident left seven people…

Scott Kappes

Lawsuit Filed by the Family of Man Shot by Deputy

The family of Miguel Angel Ramirez has filed a wrongful death case against Nueces County Sheriff’s Department and the deputy that shot and killed Ramirez. Ramirez, 32, was shot 10 times by Deputy Burl Smith on June 7th of this year. Ramirez was along the side of Interstate 37 with an 18-inch machete. The sheriffs department says that Ramirez would not heed the warnings of the officers and…

Scott Kappes

Purdue Settles Wrongful Death Case

Purdue University and the parents of a 19-year-old freshman have agreed to a settlement in the fatal accident that occurred last January. The student wandered into an unlocked utility room where he was electrocuted on January 13th. The boys body was not discovered until two months later. The family of the victim was paid a lump sum settlement of $500,000, the maximum amount that can be claimed…

Scott Kappes

Autistic Child's Death Charged to Doctor

I read an interesting story in the Houston Chronicle last week about a doctor being charged in the death of his child patient. A five year-old autistic boy died at after being administered a chemical treatment by a Pittsburgh doctor. The treatment the doctor, called chelation therapy, is an FDA approved; however, it is not designed to treat autism, but acute heavy metal poisoning. Some people…

Scott Kappes

Driver Charged in Drunk Driving Car Accident

Two people were killed earlier this month when a drunk driver flew over a seawall in deadly car accident. The driver has been charged with DWI and failing to stop and give aid to accident victims. Oscar Podencceo, 20, who told police he is from Mexico and not a legal U.S. citizen, remained in a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital under observation Monday afternoon. Police allege he was…

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…

Chrissie Cole

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Police Department

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, seeking damages from Wichita Falls Police Department and one of its officers for a car accident that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old man in April 2005. Two relatives, heirs to the man’s estate, are suing the department and unnamed officer. Court documents describe the officer as “an unknown…

Chrissie Cole

$50 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Brandy

The parents of a woman killed in a crash that involved Brandy are now suing the singer/actress for $50 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The suit alleges Brandy was driving recklessly at the time her Land Rover crashed into the back of a Honda.The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed just one day after the California High Patrol recommended that Brandy be…