Alabama Wrongful Death Lawyers

Jury Awards Alabama Family $850,000 in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | October 29th, 2013

October 29, 2013

Doctors have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of patients they are treating. Failure to do so can result in a patient death and lead to wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible.

The Alabama Wrongful Death Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that a lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of a 62-year-old man who died after repeatedly being given the wrong dosage of medication. Reports indicate the suit claimed the doctor responsible for prescribing the lethal dosage was responsible for the patient’s death.

According to an article from the Insurance Journal, the victim was admitted to an Alabama hospital in 2007 to be treated for pneumonia. However, while under the care of a physician, the patient began receiving a dosage of lithium to treat his bipolar disorder that was three times higher than his normal dosage.

The mistake was not caught until the patient began exhibiting symptoms of lithium toxicity. He was transferred to another facility, but later died.

The victim’s family filed suit and was awarded $850,000 for their loss on top of a $1 million settlement the family reached with the hospital in connection with the incident.

The law firm’s team of Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how difficult the loss of a loved one due to a doctor’s negligence can be and hope the decision in the case brings closure to the family of the victim.

Plaintiffs Seek Documents Related to Alabama Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | October 23rd, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012

Plaintiffs in an Alabama Wrongful Death lawsuit against the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) and a former professor are seeking access to documents backing claims the school and top officials were aware of the dangers the ex-professor posed, yet did nothing to prevent her attack.

An article from AL.com reported that on Feb. 10, 2010, the professor entered a conference room and opened fire on a group of colleagues after having her tenure denied. Three school officials died as a result. Last month, the woman was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.

Lawsuits were filed by the victims’ families, and documents show the UAH Provost armed the school’s police officers in the administrative building because of the threat the woman posed to staff members. Other affidavits point to conversations with the Provost showing his deep understanding of the attacker’s behaviors following the denial of her tenure.

The plaintiffs are seeking access to police, phone, email, and security personnel records from the period of time around the attack as school officials have denied knowing of the danger or condoned any police action before the attack occurred.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties associated with the loss of a loved one and are here to answer any questions you may have if you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence.