Archive for July, 2012

25
Jul

Seven People Injured as the Result Of Indianapolis Car Accident

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

A three-car collision this past Saturday injured seven people in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to reports from the Indy Star, alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.

Reports indicate that the Indianapolis Auto Accident happened just before 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of 38th Street and Post Road on the northeast side of town. Witnesses told Indianapolis Metro Police Officers that they saw a blue Nissan Sentra run a red light and strike a van as well as another vehicle. The impact of the collision left several of the victims trapped inside vehicle wreckage requiring rescue crews to cut them free.

The van’s driver and front seat passenger, along with a 13-year-old passenger, suffered serious injuries and remain hospitalized. The two women who were in the Nissan Sentra were still listed in serious condition days after the accident, while the man in the third vehicle involved was listed in stable condition.

Investigators called in a fatal alcohol crash team to assist in examining the possible causes of this accident.

The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would like to ask that motorists do their part to prevent similar accidents from occurring by never drinking and driving, in addition to limiting distractions while behind the wheel of an automobile. It is also important to remember to always buckle up for safety!

18
Jul

Deadline for Stage Collapse Settlement Decision Extended

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

In an effort to give Indiana Fairgrounds stage collapse victims and their families more time to decide whether or not to accept a $13.2 million settlement offer, the Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, has postponed the decision deadline from July 13 to Aug. 1.

According to the South Bend Tribune, the settlement offer includes $6 million to release the state from liability in the deaths of seven people and injuries to dozens more, as well as an additional $7.2 million worth of private funds from Mid America Sound and James Thomas Engineering, two parties named as defendants in several Indiana Wrongful Death lawsuits stemming from the incident.

The settlement funding is in addition to $5 million that the state paid to claimants in December.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, the settlement is intended to expedite payments to those with immediate financial and medical needs; claimants have the right to deny the settlement and continue with litigation against the state should they choose to do so.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers are hopeful that the settlement offer will help those in need of immediate assistance, and would like to remind those who were injured of the importance of this decision. If you suffered injury or loss as a result of an accident, the firm suggests that you speak with an attorney when faced with any kind of settlement offer.

11
Jul

Family Files Lawsuit After Indiana Woman Dies From Toxic Shock Syndrome

July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

The family of a 20-year-old Indiana woman who died from a disease caused by the use of an everyday hygienic product has filed an Indiana Medical Malpractice lawsuit against the manufacturer and the hospital and doctors who cared for her. The suit claims it was a “breach of duty” and “negligence” that caused her death. An article from WISHTV 8 News says that the cause of the woman’s death was Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Just over a year ago, the girl was admitted to the hospital for what seemed to be flu like symptoms, such as fever, nausea, and diarrhea. Her condition continued to worsen as her blood pressure dropped and her pulse skyrocketed. She died before doctors could conclude what was wrong with her.

Later testing confirmed that the young woman had died from Toxic Shock Syndrome caused by the use of tampons. Experts say that certain fibers used to manufacture the products can break off inside a woman’s body and be absorbed into their bloodstream, causing sickness and death.

In the 1980’s, 38 women died as a result of the condition and very little has been done to curb the problem since. Experts believe that the number of cases reported today is about the same as 30 years ago.

The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would like to offer their condolences to the family of the young woman that died.