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Uber Driver Accused of Raping Passenger

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

A Jane Doe has recently filed a lawsuit against Uber after she claims she was raped by the driver of the vehicle, Khandaker Rahman. Rahman is also named in the lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks over $1 million in damages. The question is: Can Uber be held responsible for the conduct of one of its… Read More »

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Amazon Targeted in Hoverboard Lawsuit

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Amazon has been targeted in two recent lawsuits over products that the company sold online. The first involved a dog leash that snapped back and blinded a woman in Pennsylvania and the second involved a hoverboard that caught fire and destroyed a family’s home. In both of these cases, Amazon acted as vendor of… Read More »

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Jury Returns $230M Verdict in Medical Malpractice Suit

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

Birth injury lawsuits are among the most common type of medical malpractice case in the U.S. They often involve difficult pregnancies and the use of surgical tools to deliver the baby. If doctors are not careful, they can cause extensive damage to the child. In one case, a Baltimore jury thought it just to… Read More »

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“I’m the Best,” Says Dr. Death

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

I think we can all agree that fewer medical malpractice lawsuits would be a good thing. Firstly, even though patients may take home multi-million-dollar settlements, they pay dearly for those settlements. Most are left with serious life-altering disabilities or their families are left filing wrongful death lawsuits on their behalf. When politicians decry the… Read More »

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Carnival Cruise Sued After Heart Attack Victim Could not be Airlifted

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

A doctor aboard a Carnival Cruise ship told Jeffery Eisenman that he might need to have a stent placed in his heart after he suffered a heart attack onboard the vessel. However, there was no way to get him off the ship to a hospital that had the facilities to perform the procedure. The… Read More »

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Sex Trafficking Survivors Take Aim at Hotels

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

A sex trafficking survivor is suing several Houston-area hotels. She claims that, at the age of 15, she was moved from one hotel to another until she was rescued by police. She claims the hotels are guilty of negligence in facilitating the sex trafficking ring that held her captive. This is not the first… Read More »

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Federal Jury Awards $3M in IVC Filter Lawsuit

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

IVC filters are a part of a potentially life-saving clot-busting technology that is installed directly into veins. The medical device is supposed to break up clots before they reach the heart or lungs or block a vein or artery but, in some cases, have been shown to break apart themselves leading to outcomes that… Read More »

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Insurance Company Accuses Family with Brain Dead Baby of Filing SLAPP Suit

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

You may have heard the term SLAPP suit on popular legal dramas, but most folks don’t know what they are. The term “SLAPP” refers to a (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). The sense of filing a SLAPP suit is to intimidate a defendant by burying them in costly litigation. This is what a major… Read More »

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What Happens When Someone is Assaulted Aboard a Cruise Ship?

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

It happens more often than you would think. Children are often the most likely targets. A recent case involving a teenaged boy highlights a small cross-section of the issue. The man who committed the assault was arrested after the boy reported the assault to ship security who then notified the authorities in Bermuda. He… Read More »

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Suit Alleges that Emergency Room Staff Failed Patient at Lakeway Hospital

By Livingston & Flowers, P.L.L.C. |

Filing a lawsuit against emergency room doctors is much more difficult than filing one against surgeons, specialists, and general practitioners. Emergency room personnel are held to a lower standard than other kinds of doctors because they’re expected to make split-second life-and-death decisions and generally carry out their duties well. However, there are medical malpractice… Read More »

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