News from 2011

Neighborhood association files suit seeking to disallow school improvements due to traffic

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

Seemann An Uptown New Orleans neighborhood association, along with numerous area residents, filed suit against the city for granting a zoning permit so a school within their association boundaries could construct an addition.

Woman sues former attorney over handling of med mal case

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing her former attorney who allegedly failed to have a defendant served in her medical malpractice case.

GlaxoSmithKline sued over risks associated with Avandia

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

A St. Tammany Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline for its alleged failure to warn about risks associated with the antidiabetic drug Avandia.

Hospital sued for improper sterilization of equipment; Fear of disease claimed

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing a local hospital that reported an instrument used in a procedure on her husband had not been properly sterilized and exposed him to infectious diseases.

School sued after second grader breaks fingers when playing in basement

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing her daughter's school after the child broke her fingers while playing in the school basement.

Zimmer knee replacement manufacturer sued for metal on metal design

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

Claiming his total knee replacement is defective, Orleans Parish resident John Love has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the medical device, Zimmer Inc., on Dec. 20 in federal court in New Orleans.

Boater sues after colliding into unmarked sign

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

After suffering injuries in a boating collision, a boater has filed a lawsuit against a pipeline company for failing to light and mark a sign.

Worker sues after falling 25 feet from scaffolding

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

A sheet metal worker is suing after a safety rail on scaffolding gave away and he fell approximately 25 feet.

Seaman sues for $5 million after falling down ship's ladder

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

After falling down a ship's ladder and sustaining an injury to her face, a seaman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against her employer.

Seaman slips on kick plate and sues for $5 million

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

Shelton A seaman has filed a lawsuit for $5 million against his employer after he slipped on a kick plate and fell.

Woman on offshore drilling rig sues after being asked to share cabin with men

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 27, 2011

A woman assigned to work on an offshore drilling rig has filed a lawsuit against her employer that claims she was wrongfully terminated after she refused to share a room with a member of the opposite sex.

Chase Bank sued after woman gets hand stuck in pneumatic tube in drive-up banking incident

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

Richard V. Kohnke A New Orleans woman is suing her bank after a door on the pneumatic tube system closed on her hand.

Punitive damages sought in case of towing company accused of stealing woman's car

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 27, 2011

A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a New Orleans towing company for allegedly stealing her car from her place of work.

Tulane Medical Center sterilization failure yields another case

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 28, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing a local hospital after finding out a medical instrument used on her late husband was not properly sterilized.

Man sues former employer for termination due to disability

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 28, 2011

Dale E. Williams A St. Tammany man is suing his former employer for firing him due to disability.

Malpractice case filed against surgeon for leaving sponge in patient

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 28, 2011

A woman is suing a local doctor and hospital claiming a sponge was left in her husband during surgery to remove cancer.

Long-term care facility sued after patient chokes to death on plastic bag

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 28, 2011

The legal representative of a deceased woman is suing a New Orleans-based long-term care facility for the death.

Police officers sued for negligence in high-speed chase accident

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 28, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing the City of New Orleans other associated parties for injuries she received from a collision that occurred during a high-speed chase.

Former veteran police officer sues for slipping on police department stairs days after he was announced as under investigation

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 29, 2011

A former veteran police officer is suing the City of New Orleans after he claims he slipped on a staircase within the New Orleans Police Department headquarters because there was no grip surface on them.

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