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IN THE NEWS: TRUCKS V. PASSENGER CARS – SCORE 18:116. EVERYBODY LOSES

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reports that 138 people died in roadway crashes involving large trucks   A mere 18 of those people killed had been riding in the commercial vehicles; all the others were either passengers in cars or pedestrians. In fact, the Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports, between 2009 and 2917, there… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT YIELDS LARGEST AWARD IN HISTORY

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in the United States, the Baltimore Sun reports, a Baltimore jury awarded a mother and daughter $229.6 million.  Damaged by a lack of oxygen during the delivery, 5–year-old Zubida Byrom has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting muscle control throughout the body, requiring round-the-clock care. In October… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: RICHARD HAILEY ON LITIGATION TEAM FOR LAWSUIT VS. TESLA

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In November of 2016, Kevin McCarthy died while trying to escape a Tesla vehicle that was engulfed in flames. Now, on behalf of McCarthy’s widow and minor children, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Tesla, claiming that known defects in the Model S automobile prevented McCarthy’ from escaping from the car… The… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: MORE INDICTED IN LAST YEAR’S DUCK BOAT TRAGEDY

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Both the general manager and operations supervisor of Ripley Entertainment Company have been indicted on federal charges related to last year’s duck boat sinking in Missouri that resulted in 17 deaths, including members of an Indiana family. The accusation is that the vessel was allowed to go on the water despite the fact that… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: JURY AWARDS $10.5 MILLION FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING IN BIRTH INJURY CASE

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In recent Ramey & Hailey blog posts we have been reporting on rulings upholding plaintiffs’ rights to receive settlements for “noneconomic benefits” in addition to actual medical costs. This recent news story about a $11 million jury award to a Pennsylvania mother, consisting of $500,000 for future medical expenses, and $10.5 million for pain… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: KANSAS NO-CAPS RULING CHANGES PERSONAL INJURY CLIMATE

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

A recent ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court is likely to affect personal injury lawsuits all over the country, and in a way, our attorneys at Ramey & Hailey Law believe, promises to be beneficial for injured people. The ruling had to do with amounts that juries award to personal injury plaintiffs for “non-economic… Read More »

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LIST OF TROUBLED NURSING HOMES RELEASED

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Pennsylvania senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey have released a list of some 400 nursing home facilities nationwide with persistent records of poor care. “We’ve got to make sure any family member or any potential resident of a nursing home can get this information, not only ahead of time but on an ongoing basis,”… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS – ONE WEEK, FOUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

On Indianapolis’ south side this past Sunday, 23-year old motorcyclist Kyle Leatherberry died from injuries suffered in a crash with a vehicle. A day before that, 27-year old motorcyclist Kayla Gullett crashed into the rear end of a car stopped by a prior crash on Interstate 70. She died at the scene. One night… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS – COLLEGE DOC’S SEXUAL ABUSE OF STUDENTS COMING TO LIGHT

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Just a little over a year ago, in this Ramey & Hailey blog, we were quoting the words of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, as she prepared to sentence sports doctor Larry Nassar to decades in prison for the sexual assault of Olympic athletes: “Inaction is an action.  Silence is indifference.  Justice requires action and a… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: WHEN A PRODUCT MANUFACTURER IS NOT AT FAULT

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Some of the most regrettable situations our attorneys see are those in which using a product caused long-term, life-altering injuries. After more than 40 years representing injury victims, we need to remind Ramey & Hailey clients that it is no simple matter to bring a product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer. A court ruling… Read More »

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