negligence News

Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims

A former Southern California hospital executive is being sued by more than two dozen people who claim he ran a scheme that bribed surgeons to implant counterfeit screws in their patients’ spines, causing pain and injury. Twenty-eight fraud and negligence …

Homeowners Sue Golf Course For Negligence in California Fire

A group of homeowners has sued a golf course owner for negligence, stemming from a wildfire that destroyed eight houses, two businesses and an apartment complex near San Diego. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court blames …

Oregon Hospital Settles With Patients Abused By Doctor

A hospital in The Dalles, Ore. and two administrators have settled a lawsuit brought by four female patients molested by an anesthesiologist while they were under sedation. The Dalles Chronicle reported that the amount of the settlements is confidential, but …

NFL Player’s Family Sues League in California Over His Suicide

The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver are taking legal action against the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year. The suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles County …

Families of Nevada Helicopter Crash Victims Awarded $16M

A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead in Nevada. The jurors ruled against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts Allowed by Colorado Judge

Vail Resorts could be required to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to the family of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in Colorado January 2012. Broomfield County District Court Judge Chris Melonakis this week …

Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was …

Nevada Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash Could Pay $4.5M+

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured …

Jury Rules Disneyland Negligent in Ride Injury, No Damages Awarded

A jury has found that Disneyland was negligent in an accident on its Splash Mountain ride four years ago but says that didn’t contribute to a rider’s injury. The federal jury in Los Angeles didn’t award any damages to Steve …

Fireman’s Fund Could Be On Hook for $20-$60M Over Fast & Furious

The insurer for the latest Fast & Furious film is looking at a huge, and possibly historic, payout, according to an entertainment insurance agent. The Hollywood Reporter trade magazine is reporting a source with knowledge of the situation says there …