At least 11 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a fire started in a second floor apartment at the Paraclete Manor Apartments off Swope Parkway around noon on September 3, 2016. The fire was contained to the apartment but caused thick, heavy smoke to rise through the apartment's upper floors, causing little visibility on the second, third,...

A Shelby County jury has awarded a $30 million judgment against a Memphis nursing home where poor care led to a resident's death. The Circuit Court jury verdict includes $28 million in punitive damages against Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, as well as its two owners in New York and related companies. Martha Jane Peirce was living in a shared...

There are a great many factors that go into traffic fatalities. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final death toll for 2015 and it was not good. The number of Americans who died on the roads increased 7.2 percent last year to 35,092. That increase was the largest measured since the Johnson Administration in the 1960s. Part...

Here at Monsees & Mayer, we have a storied history with Remington rifles. We have fought case after case over defective rifles. Often, these cases involve faulty triggers prone to misfiring. In 2014, it seemed that the end of courtroom drama may have been in sight for Remington as they reached an agreement that involved offering to replace the triggers...

High speed collisions are no joke. Things go from bad to worse with above-average size vehicles. When the vehicles involved get to the size of busses, they pose incredibly high amounts of danger. These accidents can lead to huge lawsuits. Such is the case for Patricia and Ken Marxmiller, who were struck by a bus last year in downtown Champaign, Illinois....

The electronic devices most people carry are a wonder. In a small box, you can hold a computer more powerful by many magnitudes than the onboard computers that landed men on the moon. With an internet connection, you can do practically anything a full sized computer can do, and you can do it just about anywhere. Play a video game,...

It's easy to dismiss it. A driver may feel their head drop momentarily. Maybe they notice their eyelids flutter for a second. They are okay, they tell themselves. Maybe they realize they cannot recall the last mile or two of highway they have just driven. Just a little tired. A demanding week at work with travel, or maybe their children's...

Private prisons are, and have always been, a controversial topic. Some say that they are a natural part of an economy where any business that can make money is allowed to exist, while others say that they are a gross abuse of the justice system. Recently, the Justice Department made its stance on the issue known. The Justice Department has declared...

Barry Freundel was a rabbi and prominent member of the Washington, D.C. Jewish community. He wrote several books and articles and spoke before Congress. Then, it was discovered that he recorded women as they took a ritual bath under his supervision. Now, the victims are suing Freundel, the bathhouse where the recording took place, the Rabbinical Council of America, and the...

Brain injuries are expensive, both to those who suffer them and society as a whole. They vary greatly in their effects. They can be difficult to diagnose. And because we don't always know if someone has suffered a brain injury, treatment is could be missed or only applied too late. Brain injuries, or more formally, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are often...