Articles by Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

L’Oréal Hair Straightening Product Lawsuit May Be First of Many

A Missouri woman recently filed suit against the cosmetics company, L’OrĂ©al. The plaintiff claims that there’s a link between the company’s hair-straightening products and her uterine cancer. The allegations in the complaint suggest that this case may be the first…

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Plaintiffs Awarded $10.4M in Damages From Exploding Pipeline

The plaintiffs, a gas leak investigator for NW Natural and a local stylist, suffered physical and mental injuries after an excavator hit a buried natural gas pipeline in Portland’s Northwest District. The Background of the Pipeline Explosion Case Plaintiff Eric…

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Duffy & Duffy Obtains Historic $80M Verdict For Disabled Young Man

Law firm Duffy & Duffy, PLLC represented the plaintiff and his family in a negligence case against Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, New York. “This $80 million verdict is one of the largest in history,” said Michael E. Duffy, managing…

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Journalist Sues Medford and Jackson County Over Arrest During Reporting

Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter April Ehrlich (aka April Fonseca) recently filed suit against the City of Medford, claiming that police violated her rights by arresting her as she attempted to provide journalistic coverage for Jefferson Public Radio. The case raises…

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Romanucci & Blandin Wins Record $4.5 Million in Wyoming Crash Settlement

 A Catastrophic Crash The plaintiff was a 52-year-old Illinois resident who worked as a truck driver. In August 2018, the plaintiff was hauling a load of freight via semi-truck across Wyoming to a recipient in Idaho. As the plaintiff traveled…

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$15.5 Million Verdict Awarded for Neurosurgeon’s Failure to Treat

A man left paralyzed after a work accident recently received $15.5 million in damages from a Florida jury. The jury determined that the treating neurosurgeon failed to diagnose and treat the man’s injuries properly. This failure to treat the patient’s…

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Fuicelli & Lee Secures $3M Verdict for Childhood Injury Case

While many childhood injuries fade into memory, others persist. Such was the case for the plaintiff “Liz.” Injured in a car accident at age nine, Liz struggled for the rest of her childhood to find treatment for her rib pain…

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Florida Supreme Court Entertains Quick End to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The brief raises broader questions about the role of experts in Florida medical malpractice lawsuits. The Case and the Court’s Decision In 2016, plaintiff Laurie Carmody received cervical disc fusion surgery via Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics. This hospital is…

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Faces Corporate Fraud Allegations

In November 2019, Seattle Children’s Hospital’s (SCH) CEO admitted that the hospital had battled an Aspergillus mold infestation since 2001. The mold has been linked to the death of six patients at the hospital. SCH has faced medical malpractice claims…

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Expert Witness Research, Preparation Leads to Verdict for Plaintiff

Not every headache patient needs a CT scan. Yet some do—and in this case, the difference between performing a CT and not performing one proved fatal. In this case, a young mother lost her life to a brain bleed—a “can’t…

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