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Mother who lost her unborn child, small intestine wins $11.5 million

A DuPage County, Illinois jury has awarded a woman $11.5 million in a lawsuit against the hospital where she lost her unborn baby and her small intestine, reports the Naperville Sun. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from legal loan providers to help them finance their cases.

The 30 year-old Sabine Miller of Bolingbrook was just past her first trimester when she was driven by ambulance to Edward Hospital in November of 2004 and placed in the post-partum unit.

According to the suit, Miller lost consciousness after suffering from septic shock and her small intestine died, requiring its removal from the body.

Personnel allegedly failed to monitor her and her baby’s condition appropriately. In addition, Miller claims nurses did not contact a doctor.

A separate hospital successfully performed an intestinal transplant a few months later. Miller claims she still suffers severe medical challenges.

The award is the second-largest ever for a woman filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to the Sun.

“We are disappointed with the verdict, but continue to respect the jury system,” Edward Hospital officials said in a statement.

Woman suing hospital for two misdiagnoses that left her permanently disabled

A woman is seeking $5 million from St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampshire for their failure to properly diagnose and treat her bacterial meningitis, which left her permanently disabled, reports the Nashua Telegraph. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from lawsuit cash advance providers to help them finance their cases.

The alleged medical malpractice led Jane Revells to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the hospital and two doctors. No one from the hospital has responded to the allegations.

Before her disability, Revells worked as a kitchen designer. She fell ill and went to the hospital numerous times, but was misdiagnosed each time she visited.

In the suit, Revells claims she went to the emergency room after three days of nausea, headache, fever and vomiting. She was treated for an ear infection after being checked by doctors.

Two days later, Revells returned to St. Joseph’s with worsening symptoms including a debilitated mental state, difficulty walking and hearing loss. After a CT scan, along with blood and urine testing, Revells was sent home with a sinus infection.

The next day, Revells returned again where she received a spinal fluid test. The results showed excessive fluid building in her brain, and determined she was suffering from acute bacterial meningitis and low potassium. Immediately, she was placed in the ICU.

While in the hospital’s care, her condition continued to deteriorate and she suffered two strokes, which left her paralyzed on the left side and unable to swallow, according to the suit.

Lawsuit filed against drunk driver who killed 54-year old woman

A family has filed a car accident lawsuit against the driver of a vehicle responsible for the death of a relative, reports NBC’s Lubbock, Texas affiliate news station, KCBD 11. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from law suit cash advance providers to help them finance their cases.

The lawsuit alleges Jeena Elizabeth Roberts, 21, drove negligently and was under the influence when she crashed into the back of a SUV. Lisa Smaltz, 54, a passenger in the vehicle, was ejected and killed. Roberts is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxicated assault.

Bethany Smaltz, the daughter of Lisa, was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She has filed a lawsuit against Roberts, her father Craig Roberts and his Houston auto dealership. Roberts was driving a car owned by Rapido Motor Company and suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Roberts “was not only intoxicated, but was driving at more than 80 miles per hour down a busy Lubbock street,” according to the lawsuit. The Smaltz’s family is requested a jury to determine the damages.

None of the defendants were available for comment, reported KCBD 11.

Woman files lawsuit against restaurant allegedly responsible for slip-and-fall

A woman has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the Beaumont Cheddars restaurant in Jefferson County District Court, reports the Southeast Texas Record. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from providers of lawsuit loans to help them finance their cases.

Gloria Wilson alleges she entered the restaurant on May 17, 2009 and “suffered serious injuries as a result of a dangerous condition that caused (her) to slip and fall,” according to court papers.

The lawsuit does not describe any conditions at the restaurant that caused her to slip-and-fall. However, she does allege in the suit that Cheddars was negligent because employees “allowed the floor to become slick” and did not warn her of the potentially dangerous hazard.

Wilson is seeking damages for her past and future mental and physical pain, medical costs and disability. In addition, loss of wages will be considered when determining an amount to be awarded should Wilson win the slip-and-fall lawsuit.

Cheddars is a restaurant founded in 1979 and describes itself as “a great restaurant that serves quality food fresh from the kitchen in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere at a fair price.”

Car accident lawsuit trial carries on with testimony from alleged distracted driver

A former state trooper from Illinois appeared in court again yesterday to answer questions about a family’s car accident lawsuit against the state, reports BND.com. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from lawsuit loan providers to help them finance their cases.

Almost three years ago, in 2007, Illinois State Police Trooper Matt Mitchell was reportedly traveling along an interstate highway at about 126 miles per hour when he crashed a squad car into Kelly and Christine Marler’s car. Christine was 8 months pregnant at the time of the crash.

Mitchell was driving eastbound while allegedly talking on the phone with his girlfriend when the vehicle sped through the median and hit the Uhl family’s car before slamming into the Marler’s automobile. The Uhl sisters, Kelli and Jessica, were killed on impact. Their family has filed a separate wrongful death suit against the state seeking $46 million in damages, according to KSDK Channel 5.

The lawsuit filed by the Marler’s asked for $1.3 million in damages to pay medical costs and lost wages along with physical and emotional anguish.

Christine Mahler’s baby survived the accident but the woman had trouble positioning herself in the proper way while giving birth because of a broken kneecap.

Man charged with DUI claims victim is to blame but doesn’t specify

John Goodman, a wealthy polo club founder, was granted the right to argue that the man he struck and killed in a February 2010 car accident was partly at fault, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The parents of Scott Wilson are filing a lawsuit against Goodman. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from legal loan providers to help them finance their cases.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley told Goodman not to rely on his new right as it “may not last for long,” according to The Palm Beach Post News.

Goodman is currently charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the crime. He declined to give a reason Wilson could be at a partial fault citing the Fifth Amendment, which grants the right to avoid self-incrimination.

Blood tests showed Goodman had a .177 blood alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit. Wilson was also given a blood test  but no alcohol or drugs were found in his system, according to the news source.

Unless Goodman can soon give proof that Wilson was at least partly to blame, Judge Kelley warned the liability defense would be voided.

Family of negligence victim wins medical malpractice suit worth millions

The family of a mother and wife who died at the age of 36 will be awarded $4.6 million in damages after a jury found the woman’s medical center to be negligent in her care, reports Minneapolis-St. Paul’s NBC affiliate KARE 11. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from legal loan providers to help them finance their cases.

Monticello Big Lake Community, now known as New River Medical Center, was sued by Claudia Calcagno’s family after she bled to death following the birth of her first child. The plaintiffs allege that Calcagno could have been saved if hospital workers had performed a blood transfusion quicker than they did. The family also believes that blood was available at the time of need.

“Her doctors needed blood to save her life. It was as simple as that,” said the family’s lawyer.

According to StarTribune.com, the hospital is considering an appeal. The jury award includes damages for past and future money loss. In addition, loss of companionship was considered when determining an amount to be awarded is claimed in the medical malpractice lawsuit.

Famous TV actress involved in potential civil lawsuit

Eva Longoria Parker, star of ABC’s hit series ‘Desperate Housewives,’ may be facing a lawsuit from the owner of a vehicle she crashed into last week, reports the Toronto Sun. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from lawsuit cash advance providers to help them finance their cases.

The driver, Roman Gasparyan, claims Parker made a “sudden turn” and crashed into his car, which was stationary at the time. Parker has not made any official comments about the accident.

Eyewitnesses allege that Parker’s eyes were bloodshot, according to Gasparyan.

No one was seriously injured in the crash, but Gasparyan’s lawyer claims he experienced “back and neck pain, severe headaches, anxiety and blood pressure complications following the accident,” according to the Times Live. They plan to file a civil lawsuit against Parker next week.

After the accident, the actress told police officers that she was OK and suffered only minor pain. Neither Parker nor the other driver were hospitalized.

Law enforcement told TMZ, a gossip website, that Gasparyan stopped so quickly that Parker was unable to avoid colliding with his vehicle.

Toyota faces another lawsuit after man is released from jail

The wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota continue to pile up after last year’s automobile recall because of faulty breaks and uncontrollable accelerators. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from legal loan providers to help them finance their cases.

A St. Paul, Minnesota man, who was charged with vehicular homicide after a June 2006 car accident that killed three people, is suing the car company, reports TwinCities.com.

Koua Fong Lee, who served two years in jail but was released in August, believes Toyota is at fault and plans to join the federal lawsuit filed by relatives of the deceased.

Lee was driving home from church on a Sunday with his family when his car sped up and did not break despite his efforts. The vehicle swerved off the interstate into an off-ramp and crashed into another car, killing two of the passengers inside instantly and seriously injuring three others. One of the injured passengers died after Lee’s vehicular homicide trial.

The attorneys representing the Adams family, which filed the wrongful death suit against Toyota, have said they had “no objection” to Lee joining the case.

In 2009, Toyota recalled 14 million cars around the world because of “sudden-acceleration problems.” The 1996 Camry that Lee drove at the time of the accident was never recalled.

Bus driver sued for negligent driving and causing major injury

A lawsuit filed by two tourists on a bus full of Japanese sightseers alleges the driver dozed off and rolled off a Utah highway because he slept very little after a long work day, reports Fox News. Many people who file such cases use lawsuit funding from providers of lawsuit cash advances to help them finance their cases.

The accident killed three people and injured many passengers including the couple filing the suit, Kei and Mai Maeda. Reportedly, Kei suffered a broken neck while Mai was left with a punctured lung and an eye injury from the crash.

Allegedly, Yasushi Mikuni drove an empty bus for eleven hours from a Salt Lake City suburb to Las Vegas. He slept for seven hours before driving again, this time with the Japanese tourist group, and reportedly fell asleep multiple times and was not wearing the eyeglasses required by his license.

The lawsuit also claims the driver attempted to sustained himself on energy drinks and nicotine gum.

According to Fox News, traces of marijuana were found in Mikuni’s system, but Utah High Patrol Sgt. Ryan Bauer told the Associated Press that fatigue was the main cause of accident although he admitted the drugs may have played a minor role. Mikuni is now charged with 10 felony counts of driving negligently while under the influence.