Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 3:43 pm
The state of Indiana along with Live Nation, Mid-America Sound Corp., and Lucas Entertainment are being sued for wrongful death by the widow of a woman who died when the stage collapsed before a concert at the Indiana State Fair. The deceased’s wife believes her partner would still be alive if the state had regarded the dangerous weather reports and if the construction of the stage was properly inspected and under OSHA standards.
Seven people have now died from the collapse and nearly four dozen have been severely injured, including the woman who has filed the lawsuit. Her shoulder and leg were seriously crushed by the stage and several of her toes have had to be amputated. As a result, she will have permanent impairments.
The lawsuit will also challenge Indiana’s status of gay marriage. Since it is illegal in the state, the woman could possibly not receive any benefits from the $50 million lawsuit since she is not legally considered a spouse.
Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 6:36 pm
The death of a 39 year-old New Jersey man has led his family to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and the Princeton University of Medical Center. The family claims that their relative’s ex-wife had poisoned him with thallium, a highly toxic metal, which she obtained from her job as a chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The man went to the hospital, stating he had severe stomach pains and numbness in his hands and feet. Family says he was in the process of getting a divorce with his wife, who was still able to visit him in the hospital. They claim she put thallium in his food. He supposedly told the hospital he believed he was being poisoned by his wife, but they ignored his claims. The man was later found unresponsive in a coma.
Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Earlier this summer, an 11 year-old girl died at a New Jersey theme park when she fell 150 feet from a ferris wheel. The family has filed a lawsuit against the amusement park for wrongful death and negligence, stating it should not have operated the ride due to high winds. The lawsuit claims the amusement park was negligent for letting her ride alone and not having proper restraints. Investigators, however, say the restraints are in adequate working order.
The amusement park plans on changing its operating requirements by enforcing a minimum of two people per gondola, increasing minimum height from 54 inches to 60 inches, and requiring children younger than 10 years-old to be accompanied by an adult.