Ilda Vitor Maciel, 88, of Rio de Janeiro, died in a hospital last month. Maciel had been admitted to Santa Casa de Barra Mansa after suffering a stroke, and died after receiving an injection from a nurse technician. A lawsuit filed by her family claims that the nurse injected soup into the elderly woman’s veins instead of into her feeding tube.
It’s bad enough that you don’t have anywhere to plug in your phone when you’re a temp, but it seems that one Texas employer made it much worse for the man temping at his office.
Jamal Hunter has filed a Complaint and Jury Demand against the City of Denver and several of its deputies for doing nothing in the face of the extreme abuse he suffered at the hands of inmates and deputies while incarcerated at the jail for a misdemeanor offense.
A Kansas woman has filed a negligence lawsuit relating to the case of David Kwiatkowski, who is believed to have taken his patients’ intravenous drugs and used the infected needles on the patients. The suit alleges that one hospital and two staffing agencies had knowledge of Kwiatkowski’s activities, and failed to pass on that information.
On retrieving their checked baggage, a gay Norfolk, Va., couple found that their luggage and their sex toy had been vandalized in a prank they allege was intended to embarrass and ridicule.
A woman is suing the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones, claiming she suffered third degree burns after sitting on a hot bench at Cowboys stadium.
In the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, fans of the horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were labeled a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” Now, the ICP plans to sue the FBI for giving its face-painting followers the potentially dangerous label.
A Portland Ore., woman has won a suit against a man she met on E-harmony.com in 2010, whom she says gave her herpes. She alleged negligence and battery. Other such cases have been filed in the past, most notably against celebrities, but charges are usually hard to prove, and in a civil case the defendant [...]
In the aftermath of a deadly police beating caught on videotape, the Fullerton Police Department agreed to settle claims brought by Cathy Thomas, the victim’s mother, for $1 million.
A California appellate reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss paraplegic Gregory Harry’s lawsuit, in which he claims he suffered “excruciating pain and trauma, permanent injury and loss of functionality,” when a worker at the medical center where he has been treated since 2009 tripped over his catheter and ripped it out