Group homes have certain expectations from and responsibilities to the families of their residents, such as providing medical care when/if necessary and improving their quality of life. When a group home fails in this aspect, it can unfortunately have fatal consequences. Mitchell Boles, 52, lived at a state-run center for the developmentally disabled in Pauls Valley for 40 years. In January...

When a fight breaks out in a public place, who is at fault? Is it the instigator? Does blame fall on all those who participated? Is the owner of the location at all responsible for what happens on their grounds? These are the questions that a recent lawsuit seeks to answer. Owners of a former nightspot say they should be protected...

On June 27, 2015, a flight from Hartford, Connecticut to Charlotte was redirected to Columbia because of bad weather. As the US Airways flight unloaded onto the tarmac, Sonya Dockett, 52, was struck by lightning. She died of her injuries 8 days later. Now, her family is filing a lawsuit against those they believe to be responsible. "Defendants neither...

Law enforcement officers have a lot of power over their cases. They can speak to witnesses, investigate crime scenes, and attend autopsies. They also give official reports about what they have learned in matters relating to their investigations. If an officer lies in one of these reports, things can turn sour very quickly. In 2013, Caleb Stewart died while...

The idea of children being harmed horrifies many. In several municipalities, there are additional laws in place that are meant to protect children from harm. Many government institutions, such as police departments and public schools, have stringent regulations and safety codes that help keep children safe. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed, which can lead to deadly accidents. ...

Parents who work full time often have to leave their children with someone they trust during the day. Sometimes this is a neighbor or family member or, typically for a little more money, they can be left with a professional daycare center. These centers and the caretakers follow strict regulations and to ensure the safety of the children. Unfortunately,...

Every year, millions of Americans fill prescriptions with their local pharmacies. Whenever someone visits a pharmacy, they place their trust in the pharmacy to deliver them the right medication in the right dosage before its expiration date. If any of these requirements are not met then the person taking the medicine faces incredibly dangerous health and safety risks. Additionally,...

In our last post, we discussed why the National and California Departments of Transportation found themselves on the receiving ends of a wrongful death lawsuit. In that case negligence, carelessness, and oversight on the part of the Departments of Transportation may have led to the deaths of several people.Now, the Missouri Department of Transportation finds itself in a similar...

A Southern Californian family has filed a lawsuit against the Southern California Gas Company after a gas leak from the nearby Aliso Canyon exacerbated the 79 year old woman's already poor health.The children of Zelda Rothman say that their mother was suffering from lung cancer when the gas began to leak into her home in Porter Ranch, California. The...

Many sport organizations state that they push their athletes "to the limit" with physical challenges and obstacles during workouts and training exercises. When a wrongful death results from this push, however, someone needs to be held responsible. Most often, the blame falls on the institution that allowed this to happen. This is exactly the case with Ted Agu, a...