Tag Archives: negligence

Columbus Settles Wrongful Death Suit for $1.2 Million

The City of Columbus has agreed to settle a wrongful death suit brought by the estate of a woman who died in 2011, for $1.2 million. The case has garnered some sensational headlines, including allegations the medics appeared more concerned with their own lunch plans than the condition of the patient.

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NY and PA Lawsuits in the News

Two negligence lawsuits are in the fire law news today, one in New York involving the delayed response of an FDNY ambulance, the other in Pennsylvania where a firefighter aboard a tanker driven by an intoxicated chief is suing the ...

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Should Firefighters Be Able To Sue?

“We live in a culture of litigation now, and I suppose the fire service isn’t any different from any others in that sense.” Interesting quote … from a former firefighter … and South Ayrshire Councillor John Allan about the settlement ...

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Pittsburgh Snowstorm Death Lawsuit Filed

A lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh EMS over the tragic death last winter of Curtis Mitchell. Mitchell died during a severe snowstorm when paramedics refused to walk through the snow to reach him. His family called for an ambulance ...

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Montana Congressman Sues Billings Fire

A Republican Congressman from Montana has filed suit against the City of Billings alleging negligence in fighting a wildland fire on his property in 2008. The fire occurred in Rehberg Ranch Estates, a 1,000 acre subdivision owned by Congressman Rehberg ...

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Fire Victim Files Claim Against New York

One of four survivors of a fatal apartment fire in Queens last November, has filed a claim against the city alleging that a dispatching error contributed to his burn injuries. Shafin Ahhamed has incurred over $50,000 in medical bills for ...

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