“wrongful death attorneys”

Major Jury Award in Troup County, Georgia Transport Accident Case

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 30, 2013

A Troup County jury has awarded the 94-year-old father of a disabled woman, Mary Ellen Humphrey, upwards of $3 million dollars after she was fatally ejected from a transport vehicle following a LaGrange, Georgia car accident. Pivotal to the plaintiff’s victory in his wrongful death action, Greg Lands reports in the Daily Report’s December 30 […]

Are Hospitals Doing all they Can to Ensure Patient Safety and Decrease Instances of Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Suits?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 6, 2012

Are hospitals doing all they can when it comes to patient safety? The February issue of Washingtonian magazine addresses that very question in an article entitled “Minor Mistakes, Deadly Results.” The story presents some alarming data when it comes to this issue. Despite touting stringent procedures in the operating room and on the floor, medical […]

Audit Calls to Attention Safety Concerns with MARTA

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 24, 2012

Metro Atlanta’s popular public rail system, MARTA, may be in hot water after results from a 2010 audit revealed some concerning safety issues. An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that the audit pointed to several problems including: the death of a homeless man on MARTA rails, faulty indicator lights on the trains and a […]

Could it have been Avoided?: Six Indiana State Fair Attendees Die as a Result of Inadequate Inspection of Fair Stage

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 1, 2011

When we attend an entertainment event, normally we are thinking of how much fun the venue is likely to be. Whether or not the venue will be safe is normally the last thing on our minds. However, the tragic stage collapse that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, 2011 may change the […]

U.S. Defense Contractor Faces Negligence claims after the Wrongful Death of U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 6, 2011

Alleged failure to conduct a proper background check on an interpreter has U.S. defense contractor Mission Essential Personnel facing charges of negligence in the deaths of two American soldiers, according to Associated Press reporter Richard Lardner. The wrongful death suit filed by surviving members of the soldiers’ families alleges the company was in a rush […]

Bavis Family may be the First to Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit against Airline Stemming from the 9/11Tragedy

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 2, 2011

No one knows the terror that Mark Bavis faced as his flight was hijacked and subsequently crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. However, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled on Wednesday July 27th, 2011, that Bavis’ family may be able to recover “terror” or pain and suffering damages for the minutes […]

Wrongful Death Action against Motel Owner Comes to an End in High Court

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 19, 2011

Although Georgia’s Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a motel does not have a legal duty to check on a guest’s welfare at his wife’s request, the decision did leave open the question of whether the court may impose on hotel owners the duty to summon medical aid for a guest actually observed to be in […]