Category Archives: wrongful death

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What You Need to Know about Gun “Accidents” and Deaths

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Did you know that guns are now killing as many people as cars in the United States of America, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control? This is in large part due to the decline of auto fatalities, yet gun mortality continues to rise in our country. Last year, almost 13,000… Read More »

Ikea Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers Linked to Child Deaths

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IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has always been a favorite of mine.  Having made several furniture purchases for my children from the retailer in the past, the loss of life due to IKEA’s failure to provide the proper equipment, hits close to home.  After the deaths of three toddlers, as a result of their being pinned beneath… Read More »

Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Famed comedian Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest and died in 2014 during a medical procedure in a New York City clinic. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, later filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic and several of its employees, claiming negligence. The case just settled this week for unspecified damages. The settlement of… Read More »

West Palm Beach Nursing Home Caregivers Strike for $15 Hourly Wage

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

In a recent WPTV News Channel 5 news story, local nursing home caregivers are going on strike for a higher minimum wage. Workers there have been pushing for better conditions and pay for the past year. This attempt to raise the wages in the nursing home industry is long overdue.  Absent decent wages, it is extremely… Read More »

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Is There a Way Around Mandatory Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

In 2009, Elizabeth Barrow, a 100-year-old Massachusetts nursing home resident, was murdered by her 97-year-old roommate, a woman described in patient files as being “at risk to harm herself or others.”  According to a New York Times story, after being charged with murder, Mrs. Barrow’s roommate was found unfit to stand trial and committed… Read More »

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