$212 Million Awarded After Botox Treatment

A 67-year-old man has been awarded $212 million by a Virginia jury in a lawsuit against Allergan Inc. claiming he suffered brain damage following injections of Botox to treat hand tremors and writer’s cramp.  The award included $12 million in compensatory damages.

Botox is widely known as a wrinkle-smoothing drug made by Allergan.  In 2007, Douglas Ray was injected with Botox and alleges the injection caused severe medical problems that have left him totally disabled and with over $600,000 in medical bills. He requires around-the-clock care.

Allergen is considering an appeal.

Prescription drugs can have serious side effects. Munley, Munley & Cartwright has many successful years of experience in prescription drug liability cases.  If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed by an unsafe prescription drug, call us today at 1-800-318-LAW1 or contact us online for a free evaluation of your unique case.

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Car Accident Round-Up – Multi-Car Accident Causes Injuries in MA

Fatal Car Accident In Woodford County, Kentucky

The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta ran a red light and ran into a Mercedes at the intersection of Falling Springs Boulevard and McCowans Ferry Road around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Lex18.com.  One person in the Mercedes was killed and another in that car was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Traffic Snarled Following Three Car Accident in Michigan

U.S. 23 north of Lee Road in Green Oak Township was the scene of a three car accident around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Traffic was slowed on both sides of the freeway and one person in the accident was taken to the hospital.  LivingstonDaily.com reports police and Michigan State Police are still investigating the accident in which one vehicle ended up on the southbound side of U.S. 23 and the two others ended up on the northbound side.

Nine-Car Crash In Westborough, MA

MetroWest Daily News reports an adult and a 4-year-old child have been taken to the hospital following a nine-car-crash in Westborough Tuesday morning.   According to witnesses, a speeding 2002 Kia Rio crashed into eight cars about 10:00 a.m. as it was trying to weave between two lanes.  Four of the cars hit were in the left-turn-only lane and four were stopped in the passing lane.  The driver of the Kia was not injured.

Blown Tire Sends Woman To Hospital In Texas

A single car accident on I-35 in Waco sent one woman to the hospital on Tuesday morning.  According to KWTX.COM, the woman was driving her Toyota Corolla northbound when the left front tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control of her vehicle and strike a highway abutment.  The passenger in the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and the driver was not hurt.

Woman Critically Injured When Car Crashes At Locks In Seattle

Around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a woman crashed her Honda Accord into the metal gates at the Ballard Locks in Seattle on 32nd Avenue Northwest near Northwest 54th Street.  Police are investigating the accident where the woman was traveling south on 32nd Avenue Northwest.  They don’t know why she drove the car into the gates.  The woman, who is in her late teens or early twenties, is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries according to SeattlePI.com.

Injuries or death as the result of a motor vehicle accident can be devastating.  Under Pennsylvania’s laws, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be entitled to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call the experienced vehicle accident lawyers at Munley, Munley & Cartwright at 1-800-318-5291 or use our online contact form for a free assessment of your case. We have offices conveniently located in Stroudsburg, Carbondale, Hamlin, Hazleton, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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Deadly Crane Collapse Brings $1.45 Million Award

A former crane operator has been awarded $1.45 million for injuries he suffered in Nov. 2006 after the collapse of a construction crane.  Warren Yeakey, 39-year-old father of four, had asked for $12 million.  Yeakey is considered 100% disabled by the Department of Labor & Industries.

The defendants in the lawsuit were Seattle-based general contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis and the Seattle engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates.  Yeakey was operating a 210-foot crane when it came crashing down on two buildings, killing a man in one of the buildings.  An investigation into the accident found the collapse was caused by the flawed engineering design of the crane’s base.

As a result of the collapse, State lawmakers passed tougher standards for crane safety.

The Munley, Munley, & Cartwright law firm has years of experience in personal injury claims.  If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another, call our office today at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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Parents Sue Nashville Over Death Of Their Son In Floods

The family of Daniel Brown has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Metro Nashville for the drowning death of their son in May of 2010. 

Daniel and two friends were swept out of a yard by flood waters and into Mill Creek on an inner tube.  The two friends made it to safety and reported Daniel was still out in the water, but Metro Nashville did not take any action to save him.  His father found his son’s body several days later. 

The medical examiner reported the death occurred on May 12 at 1:15 p.m. If the autopsy is correct, Daniel survived for several days and could have been saved if Metro had done more to help.  The lawsuit claims Metro had 10 days to find Daniel and they weren’t even looking although they had been notified he was still out in the water.  The family wants the city held accountable for Daniel’s death.

The Scranton, Pennsylvania attorneys of Munley, Munley & Cartwright have years of experience representing the survivors of wrongful death victims.   For a free consultation of your legal claim throughout the state of Pennsylvania, please submit an online form or call us at: 1-800-318-LAW1.

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Car Accident Round-Up – CA Woman Dies in Suspected Alcohol-Related Accident

Lincoln Tunnel Traffic On The Move Again Following Bus/Car Accident

Early Wednesday morning a Bieber Bus Company bus going east in the express lane collided with a car going west in the far left lane on Route 495 helix near the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken, reports nj.com.  The driver of the car was taken to Jersey City Medical Center in serious but stable condition, and four bus passengers suffered minor injuries.  Police are still investigating the incident.

Afternoon Multi-Car Accident Snarls Newark Traffic

Route 280 in Newark was the scene of a multi-car accident Tuesday afternoon which injured several people and slowed rush hour traffic, reports nj.com.  The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. near the First Street overpass. The police are investigating the incident and believe a white Mercury Marquis seen leaving the scene may have caused the crash.

Long Beach Woman Killed In Single-Car Crash

A 22-year-old woman is dead and the driver of her car is critically injured after their car slammed into a wall and flipped over, reports the Long Beach Post.   Darlene Rosemary Monarrez was one of three passengers in the vehicle driven by a man who lost control of his vehicle around 1:00 a.m.  All four people had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.  The other two passengers were not seriously injured.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

Batavia, Ill. High School Student Killed In Accident

Lynlee Gilbert lost control of her 1989 Dodge sedan and smashed into a tree late Monday, killing herself and critically injuring her 18-year-old passenger, reports WLS-TV.  Both girls attended Batavia High School and were to graduate on June 3.  Police are trying to determine why the car left the road near a curb, crossed southbound traffic and struck the tree.  It is not known if drugs or alcohol were involved.

One Dies In Washington I-5 Crash

A woman was rescued from the cold Lewis River following a four-car accident which killed a 62-year old man.  According to TDN.com, a car spun out of control while crossing the I-5 bridge over the Lewis River in Woodland and two brothers in a second car stopped to help.  One was killed instantly when he was struck by a third car.  A fourth car stopped and a woman got out and was either struck by another vehicle or jumped over the bridge guardrail to avoid getting hit and landed in the river below which was about 50 degrees.  She was taken to the hospital where she appeared to be stable.

If you have been affected by the devastation of a motor vehicle accident, please call the experienced vehicle accident lawyers at Munley, Munley & Cartwright at 1-800-318-5291 or use our online contact form for a free assessment of your case. We have offices conveniently located in Stroudsburg, Carbondale, Hamlin, Hazleton, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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$400,000 Awarded In Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Lawsuit

A Northampton woman has been awarded $400,000 in her malpractice suit against a Bethlehem doctor who did not diagnose her breast cancer properly. The jury found Dr. Mark Schadt negligent in his care of the woman.

In April 2004 she found two lumps in her breasts, and in May Dr. Schadt performed a fine-needle aspiration biopsy and the results were negative for breast cancer.  In March 2005 the patient had a second fine-needle biopsy and the results were positive. A month later, after having an excisional biopsy, she was told she had invasive carcinoma stage III cancer.  She had a radical mastectomy on the cancerous right breast and a simple mastectomy on her left breast.

The lawsuit alleged Dr. Shadt should have followed the first biopsy with a more complete biopsy that would have removed a larger tissue sample to test.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a form of medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim.  Our attorneys at Munley, Munley & Cartwright are experienced and successful medical malpractice litigators and we fight to protect the rights of patients.  Contact us at 1-800-318-LAW1 or fill out our free Claim Evaluation Form.

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Florida Man Awarded $3 Million After Car Crash

In 2008 an Immokalee teacher suffered a fractured neck and wrist when a driver smashed into his pickup truck.  The other motorist had only $25,000 in coverage and paid, but it was not nearly enough to cover the teacher’s extensive injuries.

The teacher then filed with his insurer, State Farm, to receive the $2 million policy limits under his underinsured motorist policy. State Farm refused, giving him only $190,000.  He then sued State Farm, and the Lee Circuit jury awarded the 53-year-old man of Fort Myers $3 million.  Had State Farm paid him the limits of the coverage he purchased, he would not have sued.

Under a bad faith claim, an unreasonable denial of benefits, State Farm was liable for more than the policy limits: the verdict, as well as the teacher’s legal fees and costs.

The attorneys at Munley, Munley, & Cartwright law firm have years of experience in personal injury claims as a result of an automobile accident.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, call our office today at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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Car Accident Round-Up – Fiery Crash in NY Kills One Teen, Injures Four

 Iowa Man Killed In Head-On Collision

A 61-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on I-80 Wednesday night when a van crossed over the median and crashed with his Chevy HHR, reports the Newton Daily News.  The driver and the two passengers were injured and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.  The cause of the incident is still under investigation.  All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

Teen Pulled From Burning Car In N.Y.

One teen is dead and four are injured following a Wednesday night crash in Rush, N.Y., reports 13WHAM.  Speed is suspected in the crash where the vehicle overturned and caught fire.  One man heard the car go by, and then heard the crash.  He rushed to the scene in his truck and was able to pull one girl out by cutting her seatbelt, saving her life.  All she remembers of the incident is swerving, panicking, and calling her mom to tell her she had been in an accident.  Most of the five teens grew up together.

Mother Files Lawsuit Over College Student’s Death

The Southeastern Texas Record reports the mother of a college student killed on Dec. 10, 2010 has filed a lawsuit against Thompson Transportation Inc.  The mother alleges the driver of the semi failed to yield the right of way at an intersection and the student was unable to stop his vehicle.  He collided with the passenger side of the tractor-trailer.

Ocean Township, NJ Site of Head-On Collision

Part of Route 66 West had to be closed for hours following a head-on collision on Wednesday night.  According to witnesses, a red Mustang pulled out of Applebee’s parking lot and collided with a Dodge at about 9:15 p.m.  The woman in the Mustang had to be extricated from her car and was taken to the hospital.  The driver of the Dodge was uninjured reports the Asbury Park Press

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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Parents Of Boy Killed In Go-Cart Accident File Wrongful Death Suit

Claiming the Horn Rapids Kart Track was negligently designed, maintained and operated, the parents of a 12-year-old boy killed there in 2008 have filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Richland, Washington and Tri-City Kart Club which leases the kart track from the city.

The young boy’s kart slid off the track during a hairpin turn, crossed a grassy slope and crashed through a wire cable fence at a high rate of speed.  He died of injuries to his neck vertebrae and jugular vein.  The boy was an experienced go-kart driver who had won events in his class just weeks before the accident.

Also named in the lawsuit are the mechanics who worked on the go-kart’s brakes immediately before the race, race organizers and the International Kart Federation.  

The Scranton, Pennsylvania attorneys of Munley, Munley & Cartwright have years of experience representing the survivors of wrongful death victims.   For a free consultation of your legal claim throughout the state of Pennsylvania, please submit an online form or call us at: 1-800-318-LAW1.

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Woman Who Lost Arm To Receive $8.8 Million

In 2004, a 16-year-old girl got the pocket of her coat caught on a bolt protruding from the drive shaft of an auger-like post-hole digger operated by her stepfather.  Her arm wrapped around the auger resulting in the loss of her arm.

A New York jury hearing the case in State Supreme Court decided the manufacturer of the digger, Ford New Holland (now known as Case New Holland) sold a defective product and awarded the now 21-year-old girl $8.8 million.  The jury placed 35% of the blame on Case New Holland and 30% each on Peter A Smith, the owner of the digger and the person who loaned the digger to the stepfather, and on SMC Corp. from Sioux Fall, S.D., the company who assembled the digger.

The bolt that caught on the girl’s coat was supposed to be covered by a shield, but the shield broke and was removed by Smith, the owner of the digger, in 1999.  The lawsuit alleges the shield was always inadequate and there is nothing to support the fact it was ever tested.

When a product is not safe and fails to contain an adequate warning, and you or a family member suffers property damage or personal injury as a result of these defects, you may be entitled to legal relief. To protect your rights to compensation, you should contact an experienced Pennsylvania product liability lawyer right away.

At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, our product liability attorneys have successfully represented those who have suffered damages caused by defective products.  To learn more about how we can put our experience to work for you, contact us today for a free consultation at 1-800-318-LAW or by using our online form.

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