negligence News

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 …

Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

Lawsuit Says Oregon Woman’s Brain Tumor Sample For Biopsy Lost

An Oregon woman has sued a Portland hospital for $900,000, alleging that a brain tumor sample set aside for biopsy has been lost, leaving her uncertain about whether the tumor was cancerous. Catherine Stewart is seeking $100,000 in economic damages …

Lawsuit Filed in California Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit this week on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after …

Montana Man Sues University Alleging Harassment, Discrimination

A former janitor at Montana State University is suing the college over how he was treated by co-workers. Akram Zahran filed the lawsuit this past week in Gallatin County District Court against MSU, two co-workers and a supervisor. Zahran says …

Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an …

California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims

A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from “perversion” files kept by the organization. The lawsuit was filed by a man who is …