First Responder Malpractice Articles
February 5, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Austin, TX: A first responder misconduct lawsuit alleging police abuse was filed last month against the City of Austin, Texas. The plaintiff, the mother of a teenaged boy, alleges an officer with the Austin Police Department used excessive force on her son and is seeking $1 million in punitive damages.Read [ Mother of Tasered Teen Files First Responder Misconduct Lawsuit in Texas ]
January 6, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Trenton, NJ: Four years and eight months after 20-year-old Toniquea Rivers collapsed at her parents’ home, a landmark verdict in a Trenton, New Jersey lawsuit found emergency medical technicians (EMTs) failed to ensure the new mother was properly intubated while she was being moved to a waiting ambulance and transported to a local hospital.Read [ Multi-Million Landmark Verdict Holds EMTs to Account ]
December 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The Associated Press (AP 11/27/17) is reporting that the City of Philadelphia could be out millions of dollars as it moves to settle more than 300 police abuse lawsuits and other cases alleging misconduct on the part of police officers in the city and, specifically, members of a narcotics squad that resulted in at least two wrongful murder convictions, and about 1,000 other convictions that were deemed wrongful.Read [ City of Philadelphia Moves to Settle Hundreds of Police Misconduct Lawsuits ]
November 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dallas, TX: A recently-filed first responder malpractice lawsuit in Texas paints a heartbreaking story about a child whose death may have been prevented had more expert care been available at the emergency care facility to which the parents of Olivia Steinborn brought their critically-ill daughter.Read [ First Responder Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Texas Seeks $1 Million ]
October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: In the first verdict of its kind in the State of New Jersey, a jury awarded the estate of a young mother $6 million after finding that first responders were negligent in treating a patient who was in distress. The 20-year-old patient did not survive, leaving an infant without a mother. The verdict in the first responder negligence lawsuit is considered groundbreaking.Read [ ‘Groundbreaking’ First Responder Negligence Verdict in New Jersey worth $6 Million ]
April 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a worker compensation claim. However, the words “claim denied” are not always the final outcome and it’s well worth asking a few more questions before accepting that decision.Read [ Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion ]
September 2, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Tampa, FL Gaps in training are a likely cause of death and injury at the hands of police officers in the US according to one veteran police officer and instructor in law enforcement procedures. Tom Bosley, who served as a Florida law enforcement officer for over 30 years, says when deadly shootings make the headlines one of the first questions to be asked should be about the training the officer had to deal with that situation.Read [ Failure to Train is Core of Police Shooting Problems ]