Beet Harvester Fatality
Decedent, a husband and
father of six adult children, was killed inside a beet harvester machine (Orejel
De Rodriguez v. Ostercamp Farms, Imperial County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: James P. Carr, Tyler J. Barnett, Michael P. Ehline).
worker was on top of a 30-foot-high temporary wall form panel when it
collapsed, sending him to his death (Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply
Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorney: Lars C.
Coumadin user claimed
physicians failed to warn about drug interactions which allegedly resulted in a
subdural hematoma and the need for a craniotomy (Standlee v. Scripps Clinic
Medical Group Inc., San Diego County Superior Court, defense attorneys: Robert
A. Cosgrove, Jennifer Watson).
A 92-year-old resident of
defendant's convalescent hospital alleged she developed an infected stage IV
bed sore requiring 16 months of painful debridement procedures (Rose v.
Berkeley East Convalescent Hospital, Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: John C. Taylor, Louanne Masry).
suffered an electric shock injury when he touched a showerhead in the bathroom
of his residence; defendants denied negligence (Micciche v. City of
Monrovia, Southern California Edison Co., Los Angeles County Superior
Court, defense attorneys: Robert J. Gokoo, Patricia A. Cirucci, Brian A.
Steel beams fell on Lowe's
customer's head as he and a store employee disassembled a floor model pergola;
plaintiff suffered moderate traumatic brain injury (Nguyen v. Lowe's
Companies Inc., San Diego County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Pajman
Jassim, Parisima Roshanzamir, Haytham Faraj, Nicholas C. Rowley).
Plaintiff's vehicle was
struck by a semi-tractor and trailer on the freeway; plaintiff allegedly
suffered spinal injuries including mild compression fractures at T2-T3 (Chandra
v. Chaney, Sacramento County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Werner
R. Meissner, Robert L. Meissner).
Fall From Ladder
approximately 15 feet from a ladder at construction site and suffered multiple
substantial injuries to her back, knees and leg (Turner v. Sundt
Construction Inc., Yuba County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Christopher W. Wood).
alleged that defendant surgeon acted negligently causing a permanent loss of
taste and smell, as well as continued difficulties with mental status,
cognition, concentration and thought (Baybrook v. Mowlavi, Orange County
Superior Court, defense attorney: Terrence J. Schafer).
plumbing leaks in custom-built home; experts concluded the only effective
solution was re-piping above ground (Gupta v. Strother Construction Company
Inc., Riverside County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Robert J.
Gilliland Jr., Michael C. Knighten).
A 17-year-old passenger
died when the defendant driver of the vehicle attempted to flee a police
pursuit; defendant driver found negligent, defendant police detective found
reckless, and defendant city also found liable (Machado v. City of
Providence, Rhode Island – Providence County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys:
John J. Barton, Matthew R. Plain).
A Hispanic male corrections
officer asserted that his colleagues and supervisors subjected him to racial
epithets, harassment and physical assaults (Maldonado v. State of Washington,
Washington – Pierce County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Nathan P.
Roberts, Meaghan M. Driscoll).