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Student Dies in Gym Class as a Result of Poor Supervision

This case involves a sixteen-year-old male student who was injured and later died in his school gym after he had been “slap boxing” with another student. On the day in question, the student had finished eating lunch and headed to…

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Forensic Expert Witness Qualified to Testify in Criminal Case

This case involves a man who was charged with murder in aid of racketeering through the use of a firearm. At trial, the Government attempted to use an expert witness in forensic science to testify that it was his opinion “to…

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Company Discriminates Against African-American Employees With Unfair Intelligence Test

This talent acquisition and labor relations case concerns several African American employees who worked at a power-generating facility. The company had a long history of having a “segregated” workplace where most African American employees worked in the labor department and most…

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Estate Managers Accused of Making Negligent Transfers

This claim involves alleged misconduct by various individuals who were employed by financial institutions based in Washington to oversee the donor advised fund of a wealthy couple. The donors, a married couple of advanced age, suffered from dementia. The husband…

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Autoimmune pancreatitis mistaken for cancer and unecessary Whipple’s procedure

This case takes place in Missouri and involves a 59 year old male who presented to his PCP with signs of obstructive jaundice. His primary care physician refers him for a CT scan and the initial CT scan showed a…

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Plaintiff’s Workplace Safety Expert Witness Is Qualified to Testify in Aviation Workplace Accident Case, U.S. Judge Concludes

Case: Brock Gaudreault v. Elite Line Services, LLC, No. 12–cv–1177 (JNE/JSM), U.S. District Court, Minnesota; May 14, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Brock Gaudreault was an equipment service employee of Delta Air Lines on May 23, 2010. While preparing to block the…

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Oklahoma Appeals Court Says Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Wrongly Admitted, Reverses Verdict for Defendant Who Struck 12-year-old Boy

Case: Terry Moore v. Robert Blackwell, et al., No. 109685, Okla. App., Div. 2; Decision Dec. 31, 2013, Mandate issued April 29 Background: On Sept. 1, 2007, Jerrit Moore, who was twelve-years-old at the time, was walking with a friend…

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Toxicologist Expert Witness Opines on Vehicle Inspector’s Exposure to Asbestos in Brake Linings

This case involves a vehicle inspector whose job required that he observe vehicle inspections where mechanics used compressed air to blow out brake debris to allow them to inspect brakes. The inspector regularly stood within 10 feet of the brake…

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Legal Nurse Consultant Discusses Child’s Brain Damage After Tracheostomy

This case involves a child who was born with Pierre Robin Syndrome. The child had a cleft palate and a compromised airway and also had various heart and lung abnormalities. The child underwent a tracheostomy to repair his breathing and…

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Hospital Fails to Follow ICU Procedures and Causes Brain Death to Patient

This case involves a patient who was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia in her right lung. The patient’s condition deteriorated and she was later moved to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The patient’s condition worsened and her cardiac and…

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