negligence News

Washington Suit Says Staff Ignored Man Choking on Orange Piece

Robert Kincaid, a patient suffering from schizophrenia, was lying on the floor in a dayroom at Western State Hospital in Washington, choking on a piece of orange for almost eight minutes before staff members stopped to help him, according to …

Las Vegas-Area Water Park Sued Over Boy’s Injuries

The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District …

Woman Sues Oregon Pharmacy after Getting Wrong Drugs

A woman who says she had to be taken to the emergency room after a Fred Meyer pharmacy employee gave her the wrong prescription has filed a lawsuit. The Oregonian reported that Anna Bell filed a lawsuit last week seeking …

Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

Kansas Gun Dealer Settles for $132K in Weapon Sell to Felon

Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case. The negligence …

Student Sues Montana University Over ‘Negligent’ Sex Offender Hire

A former student is suing Montana State University for hiring a convicted sex offender as a music professor, saying the school’s negligence allowed Shuichi Komiyama to manipulate and rape her. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the judge has not …

Former Texan Who Got Sick on Ice Cream Sues Blue Bell Alleging Negligence

An ex-Houston , Texas resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell in April recalled …

Arizona Court Rules School District Has Immunity From Negligence Suit

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that Tucson Unified School District has legal immunity from a lawsuit accusing it of negligently hiring a teaching assistant later convicted of attempting to secretly record a special-needs student. The Court of Appeals ruled that the …

Utah Jury Awards $1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility

A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, died …

Patient Death at California Mental Facility Results in Suit

A California mental health facility is being sued by the family of Kevin Turner, who was found suffocated in his bed last year. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported the lawsuit against Atascadero State Hospital says Turner was put at risk …