Archive for March 2012

Debris from demolition strikes bystander

A 33 year-old man was taken to the hospital over the weekend after an eight-inch reinforcing bar from Orlando’s Amway Arena struck him. The city imploded the former home of the Orlando Magic Sunday morning as operations moved to the new Amway Center.

According to the police report, the man was nearly two blocks away from the Amway Arena when the reinforcing bar hit him on his leg. He suffered a broken fibula and had surgery earlier this week.

The president of Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp., the company that conducted the demolition, has since paid for the man’s medical expenses.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

Five passengers on Costa Concordia found

Divers recovered five more passengers who were on board the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast earlier this year. At least two more people are still unaccounted for as the death toll reaches 30.

The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the crash. Schettino admitted that he caused the ship to capsize after he came too close to shore and crashed onto rocks.

Nearly 2,400 tons of oil from the ship has been drained over a five-week period, and crews could start as soon as next month to remove the ship from the rocks.

Computers recalled for overheating, fire risk

Lenovo and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week that nearly 50,500 Lenovo ThinkCentre computers are being recalled for a potential fire hazard. A defect in an internal component can cause the power supply to overheat, creating a fire risk.

The Lenovo models affected are the ThinkCentre M70z and M90z, sold worldwide from May 2010 to January 2012. The company has received two complaints worldwide of fire and says that customers with a defected model should stop using it immediately.

Lenovo will replace the power supply free of charge. To check if your computer is affected, a support page on the Lenovo website will determine if your computer is defective after you enter your machine’s serial number.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to a defective product, contact the product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

Jury awards woman $415,000 in slip and fall case

A California jury has awarded a woman nearly $415,000 after she slipped and fell in a Costco store almost three years ago.

The 58 year-old woman was having lunch in the food court when she slipped on a puddle of liquid soap. Her knee cap was shattered, requiring one surgery to wire her knee together and two more may be needed. According to her attorney, employees passed the spilled soap several times and did not clean it up.

In the 12-0 decision, the jury awarded her $350,000 for her past and future pain and suffering and about $90,000 for her past and future medical expenses.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the slip and fall accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

Woman files negligence lawsuit against nursing home

A 63 year-old resident at a nursing home has filed a negligence lawsuit against the facility and the owner after alleging that an employee sexually assaulted her in 2009.

The woman suffers from expressive aphasia, a condition that limits her ability to communicate and speak. A two-day trial against the accused resulted in a not guilty decision. Her lawyer claims that his exoneration does not mean the nursing home did not act improperly or is from accountability.

The nursing home and its owner both face charges of neglect, violating state regulations and the Consumer Protect Act, as well as breach of contract.

If you or someone you love has suffered due to nursing home neglect, contact the nursing home neglect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.