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Family files lawsuit against University of Iowa after 18-year-old found unresponsive during January 2019’s polar vortex

August 14, 2020

The mother of Cedar Rapids’ Gerald Michael Belz, an 18-year-old University of Iowa student who froze to death during a polar vortex in January 2019, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university on Wednesday. Belz’s estate is suing the university for negligence. According to the lawsuit, the university locked exterior doors to the building where Belz lived, preventing anyone … Continue reading “Family files lawsuit against University of Iowa after 18-year-old found unresponsive during January 2019’s polar vortex”

Family of man who died in Cuyahoga County Jail sues county

May 28, 2020

Joseph Arquillo, 47, suffered a premature and preventable death under the direct supervision of the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, OH. One of the Cuyahoga County Jail’s most critical responsibilities is to keep its inmates safe from harm – it grossly failed to do so for Joseph Arquillo. Trial Lawyers for Justice (TL4J) attorney Ben Novotny is representing … Continue reading “Family of man who died in Cuyahoga County Jail sues county”

South Dakota Woman, Daughter, Sue Walgreens Claiming Pharmacist Was Negligent With Heart Drug

January 24, 2020

The family of a Pierre man is suing Walgreens, claiming its pharmacy mishandled a heart medication that caused an overdose that led to his death last year. The lawyer for the family of John Stengle, 71, and a longtime advocate for the disabled, filed a complaint Dec. 10 in South Dakota Circuit Court in Pierre. … Continue reading “South Dakota Woman, Daughter, Sue Walgreens Claiming Pharmacist Was Negligent With Heart Drug”

Iowa family sues nonprofit care center after nonverbal teen dies

January 2, 2020

Source: The Des Moines Register An Iowa family is suing a Nebraska-based nonprofit after a nonverbal 14-year-old died in the organization’s care and an autopsy found possible, but unconfirmed, signs of sexual abuse. The lawsuit raises issues with the staffing, communication and training at Mosaic — a residential medical care company with a location in Forest … Continue reading “Iowa family sues nonprofit care center after nonverbal teen dies”

Iowa Jury Awards More Than $1 Million To Man Who Thought He Was Getting A Circumcision But Got A Vasectomy Instead

November 18, 2019

Source: Des Moines Register Zaw Zaw’s dream of having more kids has disappeared. The 41-year-old man — dad to three “delightful” children, according to his attorney — is not currently able to father any more children after Dr. Kevin Birusingh, then of the Iowa Clinic, performed a vasectomy when the patient thought he was getting a circumcision. A jury … Continue reading “Iowa Jury Awards More Than $1 Million To Man Who Thought He Was Getting A Circumcision But Got A Vasectomy Instead”

TJ Simers Awarded $15.45 Million Verdict In Retrial For Violation Of Civil Rights, Age, and Disability Discrimination After the LA Times Convinced The Court to Set Aside the Previous Jury Verdict of $7.1 Million

August 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 19, 2019 — A Los Angeles, California jury awarded $15.45 million to T.J. Simers in a lawsuit he filed against his previous employer, The LA Times, for violating his civil rights and wrongfully discriminating against him based upon his age and disability. Simers previously won a $7.1 million verdict against the LA Times in 2015, however the … Continue reading “TJ Simers Awarded $15.45 Million Verdict In Retrial For Violation Of Civil Rights, Age, and Disability Discrimination After the LA Times Convinced The Court to Set Aside the Previous Jury Verdict of $7.1 Million”

Article By Nick Rowley Featured In The Advocate Magazine

June 11, 2019

Trial Lawyer Nick Rowley recently wrote an article for The Advocate Magazine titled “How to think about, discuss, and present money damages in voir dire and opening statement”.  The article dives deep into Nick’s strategies into asking for specific damages and how to convince the judge that it’s not preconditioning. This strategy has helped Nick … Continue reading “Article By Nick Rowley Featured In The Advocate Magazine”

Hospital Mixes Up Patients Resulting In Penis Shortening, Impotence, and Incontinence From Unnecessary Prostate Surgery; Jury Awards $12.25 Million Verdict

April 7, 2019

POLK COUNTY, Iowa, April 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A Polk County, Iowa jury awarded $12.25 million in a unanimous verdict after just 3 hours of deliberations to a man who underwent a debilitating and unnecessary prostate cancer surgery, which resulted in the shortening of his penis, complete loss of the ability to have an erection, and urinary incontinence.  The Iowa Clinic and … Continue reading “Hospital Mixes Up Patients Resulting In Penis Shortening, Impotence, and Incontinence From Unnecessary Prostate Surgery; Jury Awards $12.25 Million Verdict”