Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 3:55 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating Monster Beverage Corporation, after five separate deaths have been linked to the high-caffeine energy drinks manufactured by the corporation.
The caffeine content in these drinks does not have to be disclosed on the cans, and therefore raises concerns about high quantity. The allegations against the energy drink company have voluntarily been made by family members of individuals who died after drinking Monster energy drinks. The most recent allegation is the reason behind the FDA investigation.
According to a wrongful death suit that was filed, a 14-year-old girl passed away after consuming two Monster drinks within a 24-hour time period. The young girl’s parents allege that the company is fully aware that it is producing a product with an unsafe amount of caffeine, and it should be held responsible for its negligent practices.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we understand how difficult this time can be for you. We are here to help in any way possible. Please contact the wrongful death lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 pm
Each year, approximately 800 teenagers lose their lives in car accidents where alcohol is involved. Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 16-19 in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study involving high school teenagers. This study focused on the amount of these teens who drove after consuming alcohol. The same study was conducted in 1991, and the results indicated that 22.3 percent of high school students admitted to drinking and driving. More than two decades later, that percentage had declined by more than 50 percent.
Although that number is declining, there were roughly one million high school teens who drove drunk in 2011. Fatal car accidents involving alcohol happen all too often, and end in numerous lives being destroyed.
If your loved one was killed in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, please contact the wrongful death lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
A nursing home in Weatherford, Texas, is facing a wrongful death suit after a patient in the home passed away, allegedly because she was not given her prescription medication.
The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the deceased’s children. According to the suit, the woman was admitted to the nursing home in 2010 as a result of a minor heart attack. She had stents implanted and was prescribed a blood thinner in order to maintain her health.
The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home did not give the woman her prescription medication, and she suffered a major heart attack as a result. She remained hospitalized after the heart attack until she passed away.
If you have lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence, please contact the wrongful death lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 5:21 pm
In 2011, a high school student in Houston, Texas, lost her life when she was struck by a drunk driver leaving Rick’s Cabaret. On August 6, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Rick’s Cabaret International Inc., for the loss of their daughter.
The driver had been kicked out of the strip club after he ran out of money and refused to pay for his drinks. He then decided to drive himself away from the club. Authorities estimate that he was traveling at 130 miles per hour when he slammed into the teenager’s truck, causing her to suffer life-ending injuries.
The man was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. His BAC at the time of the accident was 0.295, more that 3 times the legal limit. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
The parents of the slain teenager claim that the alcohol policy at Rick’s Cabaret contributed to this devastating accident. In their lawsuit, they allege that this policy encourages employees at the strip club to purposely over-serve their customers in order to build up credits.The lawsuit states that the alcohol policy led the man to consume too much alcohol before causing the drunk driving accident.
Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 3:09 pm
A 13-year-old Wisconsin boy was fatally shot by his elderly neighbor after he was accused of stealing guns from the 75-year-old man’s home. Now, the family of the slain teenager has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man.
On May 31st, the elderly Milwaukee man confronted his young neighbor outside of their homes and demanded the teen return his guns to him. The teenager claimed that he did not steal from the man, and the teen’s mother also told her neighbor to leave her son alone. Instead, the elderly man pulled out a shotgun and fired a shot directly into the 13-year-old’s chest.
As a result of this incident, the man was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. He has entered a “not guilty” plea in his case, and he has been accused of attempting to sell his home to pay for a criminal defense attorney. Because of this, the family who filed the wrongful death suit against him has sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the elderly man from disposing of his assets, as they may be awarded as damages in the wrongful death lawsuit.
Please contact the wrongful death lawsuit lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 today if you would like to discuss a wrongful death case with an experienced attorney.
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
In October 2011, a 62-year-old mine worker died from complications associated with faulty mine machinery.
The man was working at Vest Virginia’s Shoemaker Mine when his left leg was amputated by a malfunctioning ditch-digging machine. The man passed away shortly after the accident, due to the severity of his injury.
His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Consol Energy, claiming that the company did not perform proper safety inspections on the equipment, or make sure that the machinery could function safely in operating conditions. The safety office has issued two violations in regards to the faulty equipment since the tragic accident.
If you have lost a loved one due to a tragic workplace accident, please contact the workplace death lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
Just hours before the rock band, Radiohead, was set to take stage at the Toronto Downsview Park, a piece of scaffolding collapsed, causing the stage to crumble to the ground.
A drum technician for the band was killed after suffering from catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident. The 33-year-old was pinned underneath the stage when it collapsed, and he suffered fatal injuries. Three other individuals were hurt in the accident.
The Radiohead concert was cancelled due to the stage collapse. Admission gates were expected to open at 5 p.m., and 40,000 individuals were to be in attendance. The accident took place just one hour prior to those gates opening. Weather is not considered to be a factor in this fatal accident.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.
Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Hospital safety scores have just been released for hospitals across the country. These scores indicate the ability for the hospitals to keep their patients safe while they are residing at the hospital.
In New Jersey, all 71 hospitals in the state took part in the study. The hospitals were graded on the prevention of slip and falls, the ability to prevent infections in patients, and their overall demeanor established when dealing with hospital safety.
Out of the 71 hospitals, 23 of them received an A for patient safety, 31 earned a B, and 15 got the letter grade of a C. There were two hospitals in the state that were not given a grade, because it would have been below a C, and those hospitals were given a chance to improve their safety standards before the official grades are posted in the fall.
Hospital errors can severely endanger patients, and in certain cases even lead to death. If your loved one has passed away due to a hospital error, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 7:55 pm
On April 28, a storm in St. Louis caused a tent attached to a pub to collapse. Overall, 100 people were treated for varying degrees of injuries, and one person lost his life.
The fatality was a 58-year-old man who grew up in Illinois. The man suffered severe head injuries as a result of the collapse and ultimately died of his injuries. The widow of the man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tent company and the bar in which the tent was set up.
The suit claims that the pub was negligent in inspecting the quality of the tent and also that the company that installed the tent did not check all of the safety features before finishing the job. All of the people were under the tent celebrating a win by the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team that same day.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends during this tragic time.
Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 7:19 pm
The Insurance Information Institute has released a study revealing the amount that homeowners paid out in 2011 due to dog bite cases.
The results of the study indicated that in 2011, insurance companies paid dog bite victims approximately $479 million in damages. The number of dog bite claims in 2011 decreased from previous years, but the individual payouts were much larger. On average, each dog bite victim received $29,400.
Canines can be dangerous animals if they are improperly trained or if they are a specific breed that is known for being vicious. In some cases, dog bites can be fatal. Each year, approximately 4.7 million people are attacked by dogs in the United States, and roughly 800,000 acquire medical care. Dog bite fatalities account for 16 deaths on an annual basis.
If your family member has been killed by a canine, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the wrongful death lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 today.