Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Products Liability

Resolved wrongful death claim involving worker crushed into ceiling atop aerial scissors lift.

Civil Rights — Correctional Facility

Inmate at prison died from alleged neglect by prison guards after he collapsed from asthmatic attack in prison recreational area.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claim against major speedway related to a murder that occurred during pre-race festivities.

Wrongful Death

A claim against manufacturer of space heater brought by parents of 2 year old who died of heat asphyxiation while sleeping

Wrongful Death

Resolved claims related to two separate deaths at a state prison allegedly from heat exhaustion within three day period of heat wave.

Wrongful Death

Resolved wrongful death claim by estate of 22 year old who escaped from confinement at state-run psychiatric hospital and died of hypothermia.

Wrongful Death

Resolved claim by estate of mother who died in single-car accident after leaving bar with .34 blood alcohol level.

Wrongful Death

Mediation of claims by estates of two police officers killed while riding bicycles across Indiana in a fundraising effort for fallen police officers.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claim re death of severely mentally handicapped 22 year old who drowned while in bathtub under home healthcare worker’s supervision.

Wrongful Death

A 19-year old Amish boy was killed when the horse and buggy he was driving was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer. Defendants alleged that the buggy should have been travelling off the travelled portion of the roadway.

Wrongful Death

The decedent, the driver of a car in which his wife was a passenger, died when the car ran broadside into a semi-tractor trailer making a U-turn on a two-lane state highway. At issue was the applicability of recent side lighting and reflector statutes and the issue of alcohol consumption by the decedent whose blood […]

Wrongful Death

Two million dollar settlement: A 73 year old farmer suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 30% of his body when a propane gas hose allegedly malfunctioned causing an explosion. Plaintiff’s alleged that the hose had a defective valve which failed to shut off the flow of gas when the hose ruptured. Defendants maintained that […]

Wrongful Death

Case brought for wrongful death of a three year old girl killed when the car driven by her father sideswiped a tractor/trailer which was allegedly negligently parked on the shoulder of an interstate highway. A large portion of the claim was for the emotional distress suffered by the father who witnessed his daughter’s death.

Wrongful Death

Mother brought suit against pharmacist for filling a prescription with 200 mg of drug instead of prescribed 125 mg, with result that child suffered permanent brain damage. Pharmacist relied on hand written notes from telephone call to emergency room physician, which call was made when pharmacist could not read prescription.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death of businessman against six parties involved in a multi-car/truck pile up on a foggy interstate. Computer recreations were used in mediation by various parties to argue that their percentage of fault was low or non-existent vis-à-vis the other parties.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death and personal injury action brought by estates of two men and by one injured woman against motel alleging that motel security was lax and that an armed man was able to enter the lobby, go through hallways and enter a room where he shot and killed 2 men and hit a woman. The […]

Wrongful Death

Action against bar owner for death of patron. Decedent was shot by another patron and estate argued that he was intoxicated when he entered premises and that his propensity for violence was known.

Wrongful Death

A 34 year old female with a Master’s Degree was allegedly rendered totally disabled as a result of Reflex Sympathy Disorder (RSV) resulting from an automobile collision. The demand prior to mediation was in excess of 3 million dollars.

Wrongful Death

39-year-old husband and father of two was turning left when he was struck from the rear by the defendant and knocked into the path of an oncoming truck. Three important elements in the settlement were the reconciliation of the dueling economists’ reports, the presentation of a structured settlement, and the dynamics between the defendant and […]

Wrongful Death

35-year old professional diver died when he was trapped in an underground water storage tank. The plaintiff’s estate alleged that the property owner was negligent for failing to turn off an internal pump. Case was resolved with annuities and after negotiation of worker compensation liens.

Wrongful Death

18-year-old female convenience store clerk was sexually assaulted and murdered by a delivery truck driver with a previous and undisclosed felony conviction for armed robbery of another convenience store. The action was brought against the company that employed the delivery truck driver on a theory of negligent hiring.