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IN TH NEWS: HIGH SCHOOL STAFF FAILED TO PROTECT STUDENT

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Over the summer, Kayla Dillinger claims, she was raped by a classmate from Lutheran High. Now she and her father have filed a Title IX personal injury lawsuit against the school for failing to protect her from sexual assault. (Federal law Title IX protects students of any school that receives government funding.) Claims brought… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: NEGLIGENCE UNMASKED AT PENNSYVANIA TRIAL

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In the state’s first verdict in favor of a civil trial plaintiff since the start of the pandemic (with all trial participants wearing masks except when testifying behind a plexiglass), a Pennsylvania jury has awarded $10.8 million to the father of a young man who suffered permanent brain injury as a result of a … Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: $4.9M AUTO ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT TEACHES MANY LESSONS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

The mother of a young man killed in an auto accident in Brush Creek Township, Pennsylvania was just awarded a $4.9 million settlement. The accident illustrates several important points about auto accident personal injury which we believe are important for our Ramey & Hailey blog readers to understand…. Of the 5,000,000 (yes, millions!) car… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: DOUBLE-BOOKED DOCTORS CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO PATIENTS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

When a single doctor is supervising surgery in two (even three?) different operating rooms (at the same time!) – that sounds like a recipe for personal injury lawsuit. Actually, overlapping surgery is a longstanding practice, JAMA Internal Medicine explains, for several very valid reasons: to improve hospital resource utilization to educate surgical trainees to… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: DOUBLE-BOOKED DOCTORS CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO PATIENTS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

When a single doctor is supervising surgery in two (even three?) different operations rooms (at the same time!) – that sounds like a recipe for personal injury lawsuit. Actually, overlapping surgery is a longstanding practice, JAMA Internal Medicine explains, for several very valid reasons: to improve hospital resource utilization to educate surgical trainees to… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: TRUCK DRIVER SENTENCED, ANOTHER CHARGED IN FATAL CRASHES

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

It’s been only one short year since the motor vehicle crash, but the devastation for one Indianapolis family is forever. Finally, just two weeks ago, a judge imposed a nine year jail sentence on the Missouri truck driver who caused an accident, killing an Indianapolis mother and her two baby daughters. Just months before… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: SOONER OR LATER FOR VIRUS-DELAYED JURY TRIALS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“As the state judiciary resumes proceedings in jury trials interrupted by COVID-19, the startup of any new jury trials still appears a long way off,” Charles Toutant writes in the New Jersey Law Journal.  Meanwhile, a Law360 bulletin announced that a California jury has reconvened to award money in a virus-delayed trial. The story… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED QUALIFIED IMMUNITY?

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

“There’s no economic incentive for policy to change,”explain Cecil Bohanon and Nick Curott in a recent issue of the Indianapolis Business Journal, referring to qualified immunity, that policy that shields police officers from legal consequences of their actions. Eliminating qualified immunity would go a long way towards addressing the policy of police brutality, the… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: RULING REVERSE ON POLICE SHOOTING – NEW NEWS, OLD STORY?

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In light of recent events, with others undoubtedly in store, we thought the 2018 appeals court reversal of a judge’s 2013 ruling in a West Virginia police shooting case would be of special interest to our Ramey & Hailey NewsBlog readers…. Seven years ago, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, five police officers shot and killed… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: NURSING HOMES WITH COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN VIOLATING FEDERAL INFECTION CONTROL RULES FOR YEARS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

After more than 40 years helping families deal with the tragic results of nursing home abuse and neglect, at Ramey & Hailey Law, we’re not surprised (appalled would be more like it) by the recent headline in the Washington Post. (Back in February of this year, we commented on the special investigative report published… Read More »

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