Recent investigations in Illinois and other states have shown that makers of commonly used equipment and appliances often fail to report safety hazards associated with the items they sell. These companies have been the subject of a number of product liability claims because of the oversights and it appears that consumer safety concerns are steadily growing across a variety of industries.
On March 27, 2012, Tim Cavanagh and Matt Rundio of Cavanagh Law Group filed a wrongful death lawsuit for the family of Susana Pintor. On March 23, 2012, Susana was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle driven by Mario Mandujano. Mandujano's vehicle was allegedly hit by another car and then crashed into a pole near the 4900 block of South Pulaski Road. Susana was killed in the crash and three other people in the car sustained serious injuries.
Oak Park Healthcare Center in Illinois is under fire after the wrongful death of an 80-year-old resident following an attack by a 66-year-old fellow resident.
On March 15, 2012, Tim Cavanagh of Cavanagh Law Group filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Village of Westchester and an Illinois State Trooper for the death of Diana Paz on September 2, 2011. The lawsuit accuses defendants of failing to protect the intoxicated young mother while she was in their custody. Paz leaves behind a 5 year-old son, Erik Martinez. The case is titled Maria Guerrero and Raul Martinez, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Diana Paz, deceased v. Village of Westchester and Krzysztof Piotrowski, case number 2012 L 002872. The case is pending before Judge Drella Savage. For more information on the lawsuit, click on the following links:
A dramatic medical malpractice case came to a close recently with an $18 million settlement from New York City and the Brooklyn Hospital Center. The case involved a woman who lost her feet and hands, as well as sight in one eye, because of medical mistakes from emergency technicians and hospital workers. The medical groups agreed to settle the claim because they feared that the woman would elicit too much sympathy during a jury trial.
Suffering a brain injury is often a devastating, life-changing experience. Anything from whiplash to blows to the head can cause damage to the nerve center of our bodies. While memory and sensory abilities are frequently affected, a new study suggests that suffering a brain injury may also prime the brain to experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
On February 24, 2012, Matt Rundio, partner at Cavanagh Law Group, obtained a $1.4 Million verdict on behalf of the Estate of Leo W. Mach and Celine Mach.