City’s Road Conditions Blamed For Deadly Rollover Accident At Wrongful Death Trial

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 6, 2015 10:13:00 PM

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Topics: Negligence, Wrongful Death, Transportation, automotive, California

Following $29M Verdict, Family of Worker Burned Alive Settles Case with Newell Recycling

Posted by Steve Silver on Sep 10, 2015 4:22:00 PM

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Topics: Negligence, Wrongful Death, Georgia, Hilario v. Newell Recycling

(BREAKING) Jury Awards $29+ Million against Newell Recycling for Worker Burned to Death

Posted by Steve Silver on Aug 27, 2015 2:36:00 PM



(VERDICT UPDATE: The jury found for the estate of Erik Hilario in the amount of $8.25 million for pain and suffering and for his parents in the amount of $21 million for his wrongful death ,for a total compensatory verdict of $29.25 million. The jury also determined that Erik Hilario was solely the employee of Newell Recycling, LLC at the time of his death. The jury also found for plaintiffs on the grounds of product liability for both negligent design and failure to warn.The jury determined that plaintiffs were also entitled to punitive damages. The parties entered into a post-verdict confidential settlement before the jury heard evidence on punitive damages. CVN will conintue to report on the case as it develops.)


Atlanta—The tragic death of a 19-year-old worker in an industrial fire at an Atlanta recycling plant has become the subject of a heated trial currently underway in Fulton County State Court. Efrain Hilario et al. v. Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc. (12EV015400).

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Topics: Negligence, Wrongful Death, Georgia, Hilario v. Newell Recycling

Non-Returned Phone Calls Lead to $3.5M Verdict Against Medical Practice

Posted by Steve Silver on Aug 6, 2015 6:21:53 PM

Jonesboro, GA—A non-returned phone call is generally an annoyance, but two telephone calls from a concerned patient’s wife to a surgeon’s office that were never returned led to a wrongful death case in Clayton County State Court and, ultimately, a $3.5 million verdict, after the patient died within hours of the telephone calls. Pamela Douglas Banks v. South Atlanta Neurosurgery PC (2008 CV 08001).

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Georgia

Atlanta Physician Wins Lamisil Liver Failure Med Mal Case

Posted by Steve Silver on Jul 21, 2015 5:45:53 PM

Atlanta—A physician whose patient died of liver failure after being prescribed Lamisil for athlete’s foot won a wrongful death medical malpractice case in Fulton County State Court brought by the deceased patient’s relatives. The case was titled Samuel J. Moody v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al. (07EV002473) when filed. However, due to substitution of parties and dismissals, the case proceeded to trial under the name Eunice White et al. v. Timothy Young, M.D., et al.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Malpractice, Georgia, Moody v. Novartis, White v. Young