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Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed

An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …

Family of Slain University of Virginia Student Refiles $30M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a slain University of Virginia student has refiled a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, who was convicted of killing her. The Daily Progress reports Yeardley Love’s family filed the lawsuit against former Virginia lacrosse …

Lawyer Says Family Wants Justice After Massachusetts Gas Explosions Death

The family of a teen killed when a series of natural gas explosions and explosions rocked communities north of Boston plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the utility company. Attorney Doug Sheff told reporters Thursday Columbia Gas was …

Texas Supreme Court: Family Can Sue City for Man’s Wrongful Death

The family of a Fort Worth man who died after they say officers needlessly choked, kicked and shot with a stun gun during a 2013 drug raid can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit against two officers and the city, …

Settlement Reached in New York Kayak Drowning Case

A lawsuit settlement has been reached in a New York kayak drowning after the victim’s fiancee served prison time for criminally negligent homicide. The family of Vincent Viafore had filed a wrongful death lawsuit to prevent Angelika Graswald from collecting …

Families of Pilots File Wrongful Death Suit in 2016 Arizona Helicopter Crash

The families of two pilots who died in a 2016 helicopter crash in western Arizona have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California-based manufacturer of the aircraft. The suit filed last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges …

Family of Illinois Mom Who Died After Child Birth Awarded $4M

The family of a woman who died in 2012 after giving birth to twins at a suburban Chicago hospital has been awarded $4 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of 36-year-old Evelyn Robinson contended in a lawsuit against …

Family of Teen Who Drowned in West Virginia Community Pool Awarded $1.75M

A judge in West Virginia has approved a $1.75 million settlement of a lawsuit filed in a teenager’s drowning at a municipal swimming pool. Media outlets report Harrison County Circuit Judge Chris McCarthy approved the settlement in the wrongful death …

$1.1M Settlement Reached Over Fatal Highway Crash in Connecticut

A $1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit connected to a 2016 fatal highway crash in Windsor Locks, Conn. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports the family of Kevin Dutra agreed to the settlement last month with …

3rd Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion

A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, …