Wrongful Death

Depositions released in Mallory Beach wrongful death lawsuit

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - New information has become available of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of 19-year-old Mallory Beach. Beach drowned last year after a boat crashed into the bridge pilings that lead to Parris Island. Her body was found a week later. Paul Murdaugh is criminally charged in connection to Mallory's death and accused of driving the boat

Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident

July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The widow of a man killed in a boating accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a pair of federal agencies, claiming they failed to maintain safety measures that could have prevented the incident. Edward Barnett died in July 2018 after the boat he was operating hit a contraction dike in the Cooper River near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in

Judge says wrongful death suit filed by family of man killed after dam collapse can move forward

July 5th, 2020|0 Comments

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a 71-year-old Niobrara man who disappeared and is presumed dead following the Spencer Dam collapse last year has cleared a legal hurdle to go forward against the state agencies that owned and operated the dam. Holt County District Judge Mark Kozisek wasn't addressing the merits of the claims but rather whether the case should

First wrongful death lawsuit filed against Brighton Rehab in Beaver County

July 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

BEAVER, Pa. — The first wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Brighton Rehab in Beaver County. The lawsuit has been filed by the family of a housekeeper who died from COVID-19. The family of Elizabeth Wiles claims the facility’s owners failed repeatedly to protect workers, residents and visitors from infection. Wiles died on May 10. Nearly all of the coronavirus-related deaths in

Family of disabled Gwinnett man burned in bath water settles wrongful death suit

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

The family of a disabled Lawrenceville man who died in 2018 after getting bathed in scalding water has settled its lawsuit against the at-home care company believed to be responsible. Bradley Downing, 41, was a graduate of North Gwinnett High School, his family previously told AJC.com. He suffered a brain injury as a child that left him developmentally stunted and mostly non-verbal. Despite

Wrongful death suit filed over death of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez

June 25th, 2020|0 Comments

(CNN)The mother of "ER" actress Vanessa Marquez has filed a wrongful death suit against officers with the City of South Pasadena, according to documents obtained by CNN. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday on behalf of Marquez's mother Delia McElfresh in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges officers who responded to a welfare check acted in a manner that was "negligent and reckless." Terri Highsmith, city

Coronavirus: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Glendale nursing home

June 19th, 2020|0 Comments

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A family is blaming their loved one's death from coronavirus on his Glendale nursing home. On Thursday, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility. The suit alleges inadequate safety conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. When the coronavirus outbreak first started racking up U.S. victims, nursing homes were some of the hardest hit spots. Glenhaven Healthcare in Glendale

Lawsuit Details Final Moments Of Deadly Bradley B-17 Crash

June 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Survivors and family members of deceased passengers are suing the owner and operator of a vintage World War II airplane that crashed at Bradley International Airport last year, killing seven people. In a wrongful death complaint filed Tuesday, the plaintiffs allege the crash resulted from the “negligence, recklessness, and callous indifference” of the Collings Foundation, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit. The foundation’s vintage B-17 bomber

Driver in fatal accident charged

May 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The driver in the fatal accident that killed a 20-year-old bicyclist has been charged with drunken driving and vehicular homicide, according to Rome Police. Jasmine Finch, age 20, of Rome, was identified Friday as the victim in the fatal accident at the intersection of Black River Boulevard and East Dominick Street shortly before midnight on Thursday, police said. Her companion, 33-year-old Travis Carpenter,

DA: Street racing led to double fatal pedestrian crash in Lowell, driver charged

May 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

A 26-year-old man was allegedly racing Thursday night when he lost control and struck two pedestrians, killing them both, the Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said Friday. The double fatal crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Pawtucket Boulevard, according to the DA. Officials say 26-year-old Tyriek Brown of Everett was allegedly racing with another vehicle on Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell when his

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