Tiger Woods faces a wrongful death lawsuit after a 24-year-old employee at the golfer’s flagship restaurant crashed his car after being served alcohol while working as a bartender. According to a CBS news report, Woods is being sued along with his girlfriend Erica Herman and his Woods Jupiter Corporation, which runs the restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. …Read the rest »
Category: Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death - Bisnar Chase Blog
Wrongful death is a term used to describe a death due to the negligence or irresponsibility of another party. These deaths can occur in any personal injury situations and the surviving family members can pursue emotional damages on account of the responsible party’s negligent actions.
Bisnar Chase updates this blog to keep viewers aware of dangerous wrongful death situations.
A 13-year-old autistic boy, who died after being restrained in a specialty school in Northern California last month, has been identified by family members as Max Benson. According to a KTLA news report, Benson died Nov. 28, days after he was hospitalized after losing consciousness while being restrained by a staff member on campus. A California Department of Education report stated that the use of restraint was in violation of a number of state laws and not in accordance with the teen’s behavior intervention plan. …Read the rest »
Social media was taken by storm when founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put Facebook on the map. Millions of users logged in to post and share moments of their everyday life. What was meant to connect people from all over the world though, has now become a hazard zone where young teens are bullied. …Read the rest »
Family members of former USC fullback Douglas MacKenzie and former UCLA running back Rodney Stensrud have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the NCAA alleging that the sport’s governing body did not properly informing college football players about the risks of head injuries and impact traumatic brain injuries such as concussions could have on their long-term quality of life. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, these are among the first in a wave of lawsuits expected against NCAA and its conferences and universities in the coming months. …Read the rest »
The family of entertainment lawyer and former Napster executive, Milt Olin Jr., who was struck and killed by an LA County Sheriff’s deputy found to have been texting at the time of the crash, will receive an $11.75 million settlement from the county. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement. Olin was riding his bicycle in the bike lane on Mulholland Highway the afternoon of Dec. 8, 2013 when the deputy swerved into the bike lane and struck him. …Read the rest »
The family of 13-year-old James Ransom of Ladera Ranch is saying that a hit he took to the head while playing football led to his erratic and obsessive behavior, which tragically ended in his suicide in November 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the boy was playing offensive lineman for his middle school football team and in September 2015, his helmet collided with that of a boy from an opposing team. After the game, his dad noticed dried blood around his son’s ear, but since James did not complain, everyone moved on. …Read the rest »
A dog died on a United Airlines flight during which it was stored in a passenger’s overhead compartment. According to a report in The New York Times, witnesses said a flight attendant had ordered the pet owner to put the dog in the compartment before the plane took off. The black French bulldog that was traveling in a pet carrier was placed in the compartment shortly before United Flight 1284 left Houston for New York the evening of March 12. …Read the rest »
Cindy Frey, the widow of Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of her husband before he died in January 2017 at age 67. According to a report in The Daily Mail, Frey accused the hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence for failing to properly treat Frey’s ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection and advice of the risks and side effects from treatment. As a result of this negligence, the lawsuit alleges, Frey was “rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled” and that he suffered pain and mental anguish before he died. …Read the rest »
Demi Moore has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 21-year-old Edenilson Steven Valle who drowned in the actress’s backyard pool in Los Angeles in July 2015. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Moore was not in town when the incident occurred and had left her property with two caretakers. Valle’s family sued the actress in early 2017. TMZ reported that both sides reached an agreement and asked the court to dismiss the case. …Read the rest »
The parents of a 3-year-old girl, who fell to her death at the Embassy Suites in Anaheim during a vacation to Disneyland, have filed a lawsuit against the hotel. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Jesus Martinez Avila and Alejandra Sandoval Duran have filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that negligence on the part of the owners and property managers of the Embassy Suites led to the death of their daughter. …Read the rest »