Category Archives: Premises Liability
A raccoon attacks, severely injures and then drags a sleeping 4-month old baby out of her bed in a Philadelphia apartment that her mother moved into just the day before. Emergency surgery and 65 stitches later, doctors say it will take at least a year for the infant to recover. Turns out that tenants had complained to the property owner previously that the building was infested by a large population of raccoons and that they were dangerous, but instead of calling an exterminator, the property owner chose to do nothing.
Can anyone say “MASSIVE premises liability lawsuit” against the owner?
Raccoon Mauls Toddler, Drags Her Out Of Bed In Philadelphia Home
A 4-month-old baby girl was attacked by a raccoon in a North Philadelphia apartment Wednesday, according to her family.
The girl, Jourini Black, was dragged from her bed by the animal when her mother Ashley Rodgers was in the bathroom, according to CBS Philadelphia and was lying on the floor bleeding when Rodgers found her.
“My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom. We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps,” said Ashley Rodgers, the child’s mother.
“When I finally got to her, she was laying on the floor so it had dragged her off the bed, across the room, and she was bleeding and crying and her whole face was red.”
Black’s pajamas and face were covered in blood after the attack, the family told Fox affiliate WTXF-TV .
Philadelphia infant viciously attacked by raccoon in apartment
Philadelphia residents complained about infestation in apartment where 4-month-old was left with injuries on head and face requiring over 60 stitches.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
A four-month-old infant was viciously mauled and dragged by a raccoon Wednesday night in a Philadelphia apartment, her parents said. Jourini Black was sleeping in her bed when her mother, Ashley Rodgers, took her six-year-old son, Jordan, to the bathroom, FOX29 reported. Rodgers said she heard a sound coming from the bedroom and saw a raccoon running down the steps. “My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom,” Rodgers told CBS Philly reported. “We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps.
Will people ever learn?
If you make “pets” of vicious animals, they will turn on you. Duh. And if they’re extra sweet, like these ones were, they will eat you after they kill you.
How many people have to be killed and maimed by pitbulls before someone finally figures out that they make lousy pets?
To quote Forrest Gump: ” Mama always said stupid is as stupid does”.
— A Ghost To Most (@aghosttomost) December 19, 2017
Virginia woman killed in ‘grisly mauling’ by her dogs, cops say
“Let me cut right to the chase, the most important detail that we did not release because we were worried about the well-being of the family is that in the course of trying to capture the dogs early Friday morning…we turned and looked…I observed, as well as four other deputy sheriffs, the dogs eating the ribcage on the body,” Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said in a news conference.
Police found dogs chewing rib cage of woman eaten by her own pit bull. NEXT WEEK there will be another story of this preventable death by some SWEET PITBULL who always"seemed to love babies" !
— Frank Balibundi (@fbundt) December 19, 2017
— Johnny Stork (@JohnnyStork) December 19, 2017
Lawsuit filed against nursing home after deaths during Irma
A 94-year-old resident filled a lawsuit Sept. 15 against the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.
During Hurricane Irma, eight residents died after the air condition system failed.
The lawsuit claims the nursing home …
Florida nursing home where 8 people died claims it had called Gov. Rick Scott's personal cell for help; he denies: https://t.co/qTEclaRsYh
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 16, 2017
— ALN Consulting (@ALN_Consulting) September 20, 2017
Miami Residents to File Class-Action Suit Against FPL for Allegedly Inadequate Irma Preparation
Residents threatened to sue FPL if it didn’t get the cities’ power back by Sunday night.
Today two South Miami-Dade residents beat those cities to the punch by announcing plans to file a class-action lawsuit against the power company for what they claim was a decade of …
94-year-old sues Florida nursing home where 8 residents died in wake of Hurricane Irma
A 94-year-old woman living at the Florida nursing home where eight residents died after an air conditioning system failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma is now suing the rehabilitation center, claiming it showed “negligence and reckless indifference …
Rocky River nursing home offers $375,000 settlement involving overdose death
A Rocky River nursing home has offered to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who died after nurses mistakenly gave her 20 times the prescribed dosage of oxycodone, records show.
Normandy Manor is …
1st Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Where 8 Patients Died
Two days since the nursing home tragedy, the first lawsuit has been filed.
Armed with a search warrant, Hollywood Police Department crime scene technicians continued to comb The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills with …
Newbury Park nursing home pays in class-action settlement
A highly-rated Catholic nursing home in Newbury Park has agreed to pay $345,000 and will undergo spot inspections in the settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging patients were being given powerful drugs without required consent.
The long-awaited …
— Berglund & Johnson (@BerglundJohnson) June 13, 2017
Editorial: Trump protects nursing homes at seniors’ expense
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule rescinding an Obama-era regulation prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients and their families to sign binding arbitration agreements.
Signing those agreements, which …
Disabled Iowans, fed up with cuts under privatized Medicaid, sue Gov. Reynolds
The lawsuit asks that a federal judge order the state to stop letting its contractors arbitrarily deny or cut services allowing Iowans with disabilities to live in their homes.
The group’s lawyers considered adding the three managed care ….
Minot nursing home blames hospital for hepatitis C outbreak
The nursing home sought an injunction to mandate the hospital test its employees and patients.
Trinity contends the nursing home also has been colluding with the Minot Action Network to pressure the hospital into conducting widespread testing. The …
Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits
On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark.
This case addressed the issue of whether an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney could bind an estate to an arbitration …
Dog bites child at Davenport Skate Park
UPDATE: Caleb Skinner often enjoys going to the Davenport Skate Park with his father.
“I’ve been skating since I was a little kid,” he says.
The 9-year old and his father Shawn had only just arrived to the park, when a white pitbull charged at Caleb …
— FindLaw Consumers (@FindLawConsumer) June 13, 2017
Pitbull attacks Vidor child for the third time
Her son, Tyler Watts, was attacked by the pitbull when he was riding his bike down the street.
Tyler Watt’s said the dog knocked him off his bike then dragged him by the leg to the owner’s yard at the intersection of Ruth place and Willow Bend drive …
— Jonathan Rosenfeld (@rosenfeldj) June 13, 2017
Health department seeking info about dog after bite at dog park
A person was bitten on the hand around 1 p.m. Saturday at the dog park, located off Taughannock Boulevard in Ithaca, the health department said.
The dog is described as a tan pitbull.
After being bit, the person spoke with the dog’s owner, but did not …
Parents left their 3-week-old baby alone for a few minutes. A pitbull bit and killed her, police say
Parents leaving a 3-week old baby alone “for a few minutes” with a pitbull in the room? Unless the attack happened in her crib, the parents need to be looked at for reckless endangerment.
Who leaves a 3-week old unattended?
Seriously, who does that?
An autopsy confirmed that her wounds were consistent with a dog bite, according to WOOD.
No charges have been announced in the case, but police told …
“The breed of a pit bull, by itself, is not enough to condemn it.
Any dog can bite,” Grand Rapids … Original story
3-week-old girl dies from pit bull bites, autopsy confirms
3-week-old Michigan girl died from a dog bite from a pit bull on Thursday after she was found in her Grand Rapids home, WZZM reported.
Susannah Jean Murray died from head injuries related to the dog bites, an autopsy confirmed.
Susannah’s family …
Slip Results In Lawsuit Against Starbucks
Bambulas on May 11, 2017 filed the lawsuit against Starbucks, an unnamed Starbucks employee, ABM Industry Groups and three of the company’s subsidiaries, who provide janitorial services for the mall, as well as the Macerich Company, which leased …
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— Kristina Smith (@krisabol) June 7, 2017
New Orleans woman seeking damages from building owner for a slip and fall
A New Orleans woman is seeking damages for negligence in a slip and fall.
Ashley Morris filed a lawsuit May 23 against GCHP-Esplanade LLC in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the …
— Rad Law Firm (@RadLawFirm) June 6, 2017
How to fall to your death and live to tell the tale
ER budgets, fall-related injuries often lead to expensive personal injury claims. In one case in an Irish supermarket, a woman was awarded 1.4 million euros compensation when she slipped on grapes inside the store.
Justices Tighten Rules on Where Companies Can Be Sued
The former BNSF fuel truck driver claimed he injured his knee in a slip-and-fall accident.
In a separate lawsuit filed in Montana state court in 2014, Kelli Tyrrel, of South Dakota, sued the railway alleging her late husband Brent developed a fatal …
Jury awards former Tinker aircraft mechanic $12 million in negligence lawsuit
On Friday, the property management company released a statement, saying, “The jury verdict for the slip and fall personal injury claim awarding both compensatory and punitive damages is totally unwarranted.
There were serious errors which occurred …
Union Pacific conductor alleges injuries from slip and fall on car platform
A slippery substance on the platform of the car the plaintiff was working on caused him to fall unexpectedly and strike the ground.
As a result of the hazardous conditions created by Union Pacific, the plaintiff sustained serious and disabling …
Slip and Fall Cases
I have always handled slip and fall cases. Lawyers call these “premises liability” cases.
We get a lot of calls and talk with potential clients about these cases but there are a lot more slip and falls than there are lawsuits.
Let me share with you how …
Woman sues over slip on chip in Liffey Valley food court
Under cross examination by Declan Buckley SC, for the cleaning company, Ms Misiunaite agreed she settled a claim against Lidl supermarkets for €10,000 after she sued in relation to a slip and fall in February 2013.
She agreed she had hurt the same knee …
— Lopes Injury Law (@LopesInjuryLaw) May 31, 2017
Does a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Cover Lawsuit Defense When There Was No Physical Injury or Property
The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decided this unique case in State Farm Fire v. Dawson, No. 16-6356 (10th Cir. 2017).
Charles Dawson (“Dawson”) was a math teacher at Wanette High School in Wanette, Oklahoma.
While a teacher …
Woman seeking damages for slip and fall in New Orleans parking garage
A Plaquemines Parish woman is seeking damages after she slipped and fell in a parking garage.
Dianne Alfonso filed a lawsuit April 24 against The Hanover Insurance Co. and Polydras (Louisiana LLC) in Orleans Parish Civil District Court …
Columbia law clerk gets $750,000 settlement for bad fall on slippery court steps
In a lawsuit, Mohan had alleged that Crockett, the Maryland company in charge of maintaining the bankruptcy court building on Laurel Street, not only had removed slip-resistant foot safety strips from the interior stone steps, but its workers had …
Dogs biting children on rise in San Diego
San Diego County is seeing a rise of dog bites on children according to Rady’s Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society.
“There were 457 dog bite cases reported last year at the emergency room and urgent cares at Rady Children’s,” said Kay …
Ex-Patriot Dominique Easley Ordered To Pay $149K In Dog Bite Lawsuit
Among them, Easley was facing a dog bite lawsuit.
The defensive tackle, who’s now with the Los Angeles Rams, finally was forced to pay $149,000 to Wiley Brown, a former Virginia Tech linebacker, who was bit by Easley’s pit bull, per ProFootballTalk.
— NESN (@NESN) May 15, 2017
Why dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration
Why dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration.
“I am not interested in data.
You show me what you have done to curb the menace,” the bench said as UT claimed to have sterilised 9,000 dogs to control their population.
City of Palo Alto sued over police-dog bite
A Palo Alto mother has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Police Department for civil rights violations after her teenage son was bitten by a police dog, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
The teen, identified in the …
Kim’s Secret Hell: Inside My Son’s Nightmare Dog Attack
But Kim Zolciak-Biermann is finally ready to talk about what happened when her 4-year-old son, Kash Biermann, was brutally attacked by a dog.
The mom-of-six appeared on Watch What Happens Live on May 7, just weeks after the toddler was bitten in the …
7 fresh dog-bite cases
At Mataur village, three children — Udayveer Singh (7), Karanveer Singh (7) and Ramesh Kumar (12) — were attacked while the fourth child, Vikas (7) from Maloya, was bitten by a dog near his house.
The other victims included Shanti Devi (45), a …
State laws complicate removal of animals from homeless camps despite recent dog bites
Over the past several days five people have been bitten by loose dogs at Kakaako Waterfront Park.
In each case the animal belonged to homeless campers.
But according to the Hawaiian Humane Society, laws don’t permit officials to confiscate an animal, …
Attorney in slip and fall case disagrees with appeals court’s decision to interview juror again
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
The attorney for a Florida woman has emphasized that she disagrees with the 5th District Court of Appeal’s opinion in a negligence case.
The case in question is Westgate Pallace LLC v. Kristen Parr and Thomas Parr. Kristen Parr was at …
Walmart Facing Serious Slip And Fall Lawsuit Some Two Years After The Accident. https://t.co/5wgz2yV7G1
— Gil Hoy Law (@gilhoylaw) May 1, 2017
Man alleges he was injured in slip and fall at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 12, 2013, he visited the defendants’ property and slipped on a liquid substance while walking to the restroom, which caused him to fall.
The plaintiff holds BJ’s Restaurants Inc. and …
Baltimore City jury awards $2M in apartment slip and fall
A Baltimore jury awarded $2 million Thursday to a woman who slipped and fell at a senior living apartment complex and fractured her ankle and leg.
The injury occurred during a snowstorm in February 2014 and the owners of Park View at Ellicott City did …
— Harris & Graves,P.A. (@AskHarrisGraves) April 26, 2017
Kentucky SC again takes up case over slip and fall in Speedway parking lot, this time reverses appeals court
The Kentucky Supreme Court has reversed a decision by its state appeals court in a lawsuit over a woman’s fall in a depressed area of pavement in a Speedway parking lot.
The state’s high court, in a ruling published …
— Lopes Injury Law (@LopesInjuryLaw) April 25, 2017
What Can Cause You To Slip And Fall
Slips that cause serious injuries can happen just about anywhere for a number of reasons.
While they are more likely to happen outside in the winter because of snow and ice, a slip and fall can happen …
Michigan Supreme Court reverses slip-and-fall decision
A traumatic fall in a dark, icy parking lot wasn’t enough to sway the Michigan Supreme Court.
The justices reversed last week a decision by the state appeals court and said the conditions should have been open and obvious to Marguerite …
Mich. High Court kills lawsuit in icy slip-and-fall
A traumatic fall in a dark, icy parking lot wasn’t enough to sway the Michigan Supreme Court.
The justices last week reversed a decision by the state appeals court and said the conditions should have been “open and obvious” to …
Judge Rejects Bid for More Time in Slip-and-Fall Case
Dutchess County Supreme Court Justice Victor Grossman rejected the effort by one of the defendant’s counsel to vacate the plaintiff’s note of issue and certificate of readiness for trial.
The motion was joined by the other defendants and not opposed by …
Shopping mall slip-and-fall case transferred to federal court in NJ
Rodoslogolu filed suit against the defendant on Jan. 11, in reference to a slip-and-fall accident which occurred on the defendant’s property on Feb. 12, 2015.
The plaintiff believed in good faith the defendant was based in Philadelphia, hence the …
Animal Services reminds residents of dog laws following several attacks
“Now that the weather is warming up, we are going to have a little bit more of an increase in dog bites.
It just seems to be that way,” Animal Services Officer Kerry Watts said.
“In the wintertime, we will get a few.
When it starts to warm up, people …
Kim Zolciak Son Surgery Sweet Message to Kroy Biermann After Dog Bitehttps://t.co/AlMeOVSDAD
— ✨Maria Cristina ✨ (@LookupText) May 1, 2017
— Law Yourself (@LawYourself) April 27, 2017
Record $940K verdict awarded in dog bite case vs animal clinic dating to 1997
After a nine-day trial in DuPage County, jurors awarded plaintiff Kristen Hayes a record $940,000 award for injuries she sustained after being bitten by a dog on April 23, 1997, at the age of 8.
Animal welfare group begins work to revise Maine’s dangerous-dog laws
A council that advises the state on issues related to the Animal Welfare Program began its year-long review of the state’s dangerous-dog laws at a meeting Thursday that highlighted frustration over being unable to hold dog owners accountable …
Austin Personal Injury Attorney Brooks Schuelke Comments on Texas Dog Bite Injury Law
Bitten by a dog?
In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else.
They are wrong.
If a person is …
That Bites! Kim Richards MUST PAY Woman Attacked By Her Dog, Judge Rules
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kim Richards, has been ordered to shell out BIG TIME to former family friend, Kay Rozario, after the 81-year-old was viciously attacked by Richards’ pit-bull, Kingsley, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Rozario sued …
nah you good fam my dog doesn't bite pic.twitter.com/1XSCfWzYPH
— Taking Five (@TakingFiveHQ) April 30, 2017
Families sue nursing home giant for neglected care they claim loved ones suffered
It’s never easy for Lori Dekervor to come back to Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto where her father lies buried.
There are too many memories.
Too much hurt.
“My father was precious to me,” she told CTV’s W5 in an interview.
“I trusted them to take care …
Rape can happen anywhere, even in nursing homes. Family members of victims speak out here https://t.co/RegSd144Ax
— Safe Alliance (@Safe_Alliance) March 28, 2017
Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie
In 2016, a law passed that created a nurse aid registry for all Certified Nursing Assistants. “
It’s sad that we need laws to protect residents from their caregiver’s abuse.
She said that she trains all in home care facilities in South Georgia to speak up when they see …
Attorney Don Fann being interviewed by Channel 10 in a nursing home abuse case that was filed today. pic.twitter.com/DIco1xycqY
— JusticeForAll (@KelleyUustal) March 28, 2017
New details into alleged sexual abuse at Waterfront Center
A Department of Health report outlines 62-year-old Thomas Moore’s troubled stay at a Buffalo nursing home.
The disabled level 3 sex offender arrived at the Waterfront Center in downtown Buffalo Nov. 23 from the Fishkill …
Nursing Home Abuse: Horrors In The Guise Of Caregiving
“Lately we’ve had an influx of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, which unfortunately means that more and more loved ones are being victimized by those who families are putting their full trust in,” said Yosi Yahoudai, a personal injury attorney at …
Nursing Home Rapes Not Unusual Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
If you read the term “sexual predator” in the news you might assume it involves the sexual assault of children. Sexual predators also operate in Florida assisted living facilities and nursing homes, where …
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— Ingrid Evans (@THEEVANSLAWFIRM) March 17, 2017
Man charged with sexual abuse in nursing home
A disabled sex-offender is accused of assaulting a resident at the nursing facility he was living in.
And now this incident is drawing the attention of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan who says “We don’t want the elderly and disabled to …
Abuse case, resident’s death raise questions about nursing home care
Another resident died, after Park East’s nursing staff apparently twice neglected to clean his breathing tube, according to state and federal reports.
Those incidents helped earn Park East, a 218-bed nursing home in Beachwood, the lowest possible …
Nursing home rape epidemic: What’s being done after CNN report?
The multi-part investigation revealed disturbing cases of rape and sexual abuse by nursing assistants and found that more than 1,000 nursing homes had been cited for mishandling suspected cases of sexual abuse.
It also documented the trail of one aide …
Hidden camera captures nursing aides allegedly abusing grandmother
A hidden camera captured a 93-year-old great-grandmother being tossed around and her hair pulled in a Sharon nursing home and rehab last week.
The video, set up by her family in her room at Wingate at Sharon, shows two women toss …
86-year-old man arrested after allegedly groping woman, fondling self at nursing home
An 86-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday, charged with sexual abuse and indecent exposure.
Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Napoleon Worrell was arrested and charged in connection with an incident at his nursing home.
State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities – has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint …
Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Says Beware of Financial Abuse of Loved One
Nursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.
You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member, but, the …
Guest editorial: Nursing home abuse is sickening
There is something very wrong with a society that allows its weakest and most vulnerable members to be preyed upon.
But that is what is happening in many nursing homes across America.
Male and female residents, many of them with dementia or other …
Beware Of Financial Abuse Of Loved One Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.
You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member but the reality is there may be staff members willing to steal …