The children of a Vietnam war veteran, who suffered psychological and seizure disorders, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against police in Lancaster County and Taser International, the makers of stun guns popular among law enforcement agencies.
Doctors and hospitals are guilty of negligence when a jury determines the medical professionals have wronged a patient. The families of patients who die from careless or inadequate treatment can often recover damages for pain and suffering and financial losses through medical malpractice lawsuits.
A 13-year-old girl died as she waited to board an Erie County school bus late last year. The teenager was struck on Route 97 in Summit Township. The fatal car accident also injured another Fort LeBoeuf School District student. The driver was a 19-year-old male on his way to work.
Many news sources highlight stories of the dangers of distracted driving, such as the use of electronic devices like cellphones or GPS. Negligent drivers who are distracted, drunk or drowsy are common causes of serious car accidents throughout Erie County.