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Offshore worker sues after developing lymphoma from alleged exposure to benzene

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - An offshore worker has filed a lawsuit claiming he developed lymphoma after years of exposure to crude oil and toxic substances containing benzene.

Dollar Tree sued after woman falls because of shopping buggy

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A Terrebonne Parish woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered a head injury after a shopping buggy fell and caused an iron pipe to also fall.

Lawsuit claims total knee replacement device faulty due to recalled device

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered injuries after receiving a total knee replacement surgery with a device that was later recalled.Melenena K. Smith filed suit against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics, Stryker Sales Corp., and Stryker Corp. on Dec. 19 in federal court in New Orleans.In June 2011, Smith underwent a total knee replacement

Seaman sues for $7 million after falling off of ladder

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 20, 2013

A seaman has filed a lawsuit for $7 million claiming he was injured after he fell off a ladder.

Lawsuit alleges drug Depakote caused woman’s acute liver and kidney failure

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 20, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit claiming the drug Depakote caused her to suffer from acute liver and kidney failure.

87-year-old woman claims walker is defective

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 3, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - An 87-year-old woman has filed lawsuit claiming that her walker was defective and caused her to fall.

Marrero resident sues previous employers claiming brain cancer result of asbestos exposure

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A Marrero resident claims he developed brain cancer after years of exposure to asbestos and has filed a lawsuit against four of his previous employers.

Orleans Parish woman sues claiming pulmonary embolism caused by birth control

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against a birth control manufacturer claiming she suffered a pulmonary embolism after a week of taking Aviane.

Florida man sues after slipping in oil on vessel

By Michelle Keahey | Nov 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A Florida man has filed a lawsuit claiming that he suffered injuries to his lumbar spine when he slipped in oil and fell while working aboard a vessel in the Gulf.

Tax preparer claims hostile work environment in suit against H&R Block

By Michelle Keahey | Nov 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A tax preparer has filed a lawsuit claiming he was subjected to a hostile work environment after he was subjected to racially insensitive remarks.

Target shopper sues after being struck in the back with cart

By Michelle Keahey | Nov 24, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A St. Tammany Parish woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered back injuries when a store employee struck her in the back with a shopping cart.Gloria Keller filed suit against Target Corp., Ace American Insurance Co. and Unknown employee on Oct. 7 in St. Tammany Parish District Court. The defendants removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Nov. 8.The incident occurred

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