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Unarmed Man Killed by State Trooper – $1 Million Settlement

Joseph Erin Hamley, who had cerebral palsy, was shot while officers searched for a Michigan prison escapee. Police have signed an agreement with Hamley’s estate that’s dependent on the state’s approval of $1 million for the settlement.Arkansas governor Mike Beebe requested $1 million of the state’s surplus funds to be appropriated for a settlement to the family of a man shot and killed by a…

RLF Staff

Oklahoma Patient Death Lawsuit Settled

State officials have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit from the death of a Cerebral Palsy patient.According to a story from KFDA CBS 10 in Amarillo, state officials have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit from the death of a Cerebral Palsy patient who drown after being left unattended in a bath tub at a center for the developmentally disabled.Click here to read the full story.

Robert Wolf

Make Sure You are Covered Before Hosting That Super Bowl Party

Having a few friends over for New Year’s Eve? Hosting a Super Bowl Party? If so, you’d better be sure that you have plenty of insurance in case the worst case scenario occurs.Most of the 28.5 million Americans who plan to host a party between Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl are underinsured, according to a new study by Trusted Choice.Of those 28.5 million party hosts, 21.3 million do not have…

Robert Wolf

New 18 Wheeler Accidents Yet Again Raise the Need for More Industry Regulation

Two new deadly 18-wheeler accidents, which have occurred in consecutive days along I-20 (which connects Louisiana and Texas, among other states), raise new concerns over 18 Wheelers and the lack of regulation for this industry. How many more people are going to have to be seriously injured or killed before there is a loud enough public outcry such that state (and federal) legislatures will take…

Clint Gilbert

ER Wait Death Ruled Homicide

A coroner’s jury in Illinois has ruled that the death of a 49 year old woman while she waited in an emergency room in Lake County, Ill was a homicide. The woman, Beatrice Vance, entered the hospital emergency room in July of 2006, complaining of neasea, shortness of breath and chest pain. Ms. Vance spoke briefly to a nurse upopn arriving and was told to sit and wait for her admission. Two hours…

Clint Gilbert

Disney Sued Over Death of Young Boy at Epcot

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Walt Disney World by the family of a 4 year old boy that died after riding Epcot’s Mission: Space ride. An autopsy revealed that the boy’s death was caused by an irregular heartbeat brought about by the stress of the ride on the boy’s body.The ride, Mission: Space, spins riders in a centrifuge, subjecting the rider to twice the normal force of…

Clint Gilbert

Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Wichita Falls Inmate's Death

The family of a man who died in a Wichita Falls, Texas jail has filed a ten million dollar lawsuit against Wichita County and the sheriff of that county. Wilbert Lee Henson died in the Wichita County jail at age 61. He had been hospitalzed and was returned to the jail just prior to his death.According to the lawsuit, Henson told jail guards and medical personnel several times that he was having…

Clint Gilbert

ACLU Suit Claims Police Chief Caused Gay Man's Death

A small-town West Virginia police chief faces a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union for his actions in alledgedly denying a dying gay man CPR. According to the federal lawsuit, Welch, WV police chief Bobby Bowman stopped a would-be rescuer from performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on 43 year old Claude Green on June 21, 2005 after Green suffered a heart attack. The suit…

Staff Writer

Frat Gets Sued For Wrongful Death

The family of an 18 year old recently inducted new fraternity member sued the fraternity and some its active members in a Texa court house early this morning. The new member died from alcohol poisoning during a party at an off campus frat house at the University of Texas at Austin. Khongsavay and Soukha Phoummarath, parents of Phanta “Jack” Phoummarath, named Lambda Phi Epsilon national…

Staff Writer

Should Drug Maker Be Responsible for Death?

If drug companies knew that drug addicts were buying every day over the counter cold medicines to extract the ingredients needed to make methamphetamine to get high, could you award monetary damages and send a message to the drug companies that they should have done something to prevent to it? Linda Green believes that people are sick and tired of drug companies not taking responsibility for…