Navigation Links
Cook County Jury Awards a Gross Verdict of $8.1 Million to Victim of Swimming Pool Accident
Date:11/30/2009

Lawyers from The Healy Law Firm secure the highest pool-related accident verdict in Illinois on behalf of man rendered an incomplete quadriplegic.

Chicago, IL (Lexis Nexis) November 30, 2009 -- A Cook County jury has entered an $8.1 million verdict in favor of an Irish immigrant carpenter, 22 years old at the time, who dove into a swimming pool and was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic. The verdict, which was reduced to $4,051,200 for the plaintiff's assumption of risk, is the highest pool-related accident verdict in Illinois.

The case, Duffy v. Togher, et. al., had previously been dismissed on the defendant's motion for summary judgment, based on the contention that the pool was an open and obvious hazard. However, the appellate court, in a 2-1 opinion (382 Ill.App.3d 1 (1st Dist. 2008), reversed the summary judgment order, finding that the open and obvious hazard is not a complete defense against a products liability recovery. The Illinois Supreme Court denied the defendant's petition for leave to appeal.

The plaintiff was represented by Martin Healy, Jr., founding partner of The Healy Law Firm and Immediate Past Chair of the Products Liability Section of American Association for Justice (AAJ), and Jack Cannon and Dennis Lynch, members of the firm.

On July 15, 2001, after closing a 4 a.m. bar, Don Duffy was invited by a friend to go for a swim in an in-ground pool at a south suburban home. He had never been in a pool in the U.S., but was familiar with the typical deep end/shallow end pool from experiences in Ireland and elsewhere. He entered the south shallow end of the pool through full width stairs and felt the slope of the bottom giving downward toward the north end of the pool. There weren't any s
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Orange County Dentist Honored by The Academy of General Dentistry
2. Macomb County Health Department Schedules Two More H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics Dec. 3 and 5
3. Location Change for Department of Healths H1N1 Vaccine Clinic in Delaware County
4. Macomb County Health Department Schedules Communitywide H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic Nov. 24
5. Phillies Pitcher Jamie Moyer and Wife Karen Bring Bereavement Camp for Kids to Orange County
6. Galfand Berger Personal Injury Lawyer Richard Jurewicz Obtains Record Recovery In Berks County
7. Ignite Institute Receives Support from Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County, $200 Million in Initial Funding and Financial Backing, Locks in Key Regional Partner
8. Dallas County Jury Finds in Favor of Family in Medical Malpractice Suit
9. FDA-Approved Sculptra@ Now Offers by Orange County Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Effron
10. Actress Mariska Hargitay and the Joyful Heart Foundation Join philosophy to Serve Women in Crisis Throughout Los Angeles County
11. Pennsylvania Jury Awards $2.3 Million to Fayette County Woman in Medical Malpractice Case
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 On Sunday, June 14, 2015, ... – Jefferson Health will host Journey to Survivorship, a ... speaker, brunch and resources for cancer survivors and their ... the event will be Kathy LaTour, editor-at-large for Cure ... then again in 2007, LaTour provides a unique perspective ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... Chicago, Il (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 ... for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2015 show activity ... cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and ... HER2+ breast cancer patients. , "I am thrilled to ... patient in her early 40s. She didn't have any ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 On Thursday, ... Dr. Charles Simone and Dr. Evan Alley both ... ‘Meet the Mesothelioma Experts’ series. The interview was ... mesothelioma centers of excellence. Drs. Simone and Alley ... Mary Hesdorffer, with whom they discussed the mesothelioma ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Nicole Blodgett, Vice ... Income Associate (DIA) designation to further her expertise ... is designed for insurance advisors, health care professionals, ... knowledge and expertise associated with the risk and ... designation is only the latest accomplishment in Nicole's ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 San Luis Obispo insurance ... offering a free analysis and consultation for anyone interested ... Disability Awareness Month, which was created by the non-profit ... United States such as Polk recognize the proclamation, and ... the possibility of disability, as well as the often-overlooked ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Abington Hospital to Host Cancer Survivorship Event 2Health News:ONT-380 has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again' 2Health News:ONT-380 has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again' 3Health News:Interview with Mesothelioma Experts, Drs. Simone and Alley Now Available on Demand 2Health News:Secura Consultants Expands Disability Insurance Expertise 2Health News:San Luis Obispo Insurance Agent Susan Polk Offering Complementary Insurance Analysis In Honor Of Disability Awareness Month 2
... efforts,to mobilize opposition to the Bush Administration,s planned $770 ... benefits in the,year ahead, the Coalition to Protect Senior ... to go on record publicly opposing,cuts to seniors, Medicare ... an especially negative impact on rural America,s nursing home,care., ...
... KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 28 Stryker Corporation,(NYSE: SYK ... following,investor conferences:, June 11, 2008 - 9:00 ... LLC Biotechnology and Medical Technology Conference New ... a.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global ...
... experts don,t endorse use of the drugs to combat ... painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce ... medication in the class works better than the others, ... the largest of its kind, contradicts some previous studies ...
... -- WASHINGTON, DC) The American College of ... announced today a multi-year partnership to jointly sponsor ... Fla., March 2831, 2009, during ACC.09, the ACCs ... cardiovascular meeting. This will be the beginning ...
... FDA,s Janet Woodcock, MD, Provides,Practical Guidance on New ... that the Food and,Drug Administration (FDA) has new ... manufacturers can be required to develop,comprehensive risk assessment ... To help pharmaceutical companies, consultants and other drug ...
... Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing,Medicaid ... Texas, May 28 A new national study,analyzing how ... rural America,s seniors and nursing homes finds Texas will ... Texas Health Care,Association (THCA) to warn that yet another ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts 'Will Undercut Rural America's Nursing Home Care' 2Health News:National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts 'Will Undercut Rural America's Nursing Home Care' 3Health News:Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences 2Health News:Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:ACC and CRF announce partnership on ACC's Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2Health News:FDLI Publishes Comprehensive Handbook on Pharmaceutical Risk Management 2Health News:New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation 2Health News:New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 28, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "North America Open System MRI Market - Growth, Trends ... offering. The key players in the industry ... Siemens Healthcare and Toshiba Medical Systems ... replacing CT because of its higher sensitivity and use ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 28, 2015 Research ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Cardiovascular ... to their offering. Drug delivery to ... other systems because of the anatomy and physiology ... nutrients to all organs of the body. Drugs ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 LifeNet Health plans to enlarge ... 2015 to more than 160 people. The ... LifeNet Health,s innovative bio-implants, which are being made more ... be served. It also is a reflection of the ... "The growth and success of LifeNet Health is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Open System MRI Market 2014-2019 with GE, Hitachi Medical, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare and Toshiba Medical Dominating 2Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Market 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Market 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3LifeNet Health to add more than 160 jobs in 2015 2
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex:,SVA), a leading ... today that it has commenced vaccination of,volunteers for ... pandemic,influenza H5N1 vaccine. The Phase II clinical trial ... and efficacy of the pandemic,influenza H5N1 vaccine. The ...
... 11 ImClone Systems,Incorporated (Nasdaq: IMCL ... BMY ),today announced that a Phase III ... chemotherapy (vinorelbine plus cisplatin),met its primary endpoint ... in patients with advanced non-small cell lung ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac Commences Vaccination on Volunteers for Phase II Clinical Trial on Pandemic Influenza H5N1 Vaccine 2ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 2ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 3ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 4ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 5ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 6ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 7ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 8ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 9
Angled 13.5 mm adjustable blades. Teeth in lower jaws fit into holes in upper jaws. Grooves in lower jaw for passage of suture needles. Round knurled handle with polished finish....
Multi-curved shafts with straight blades and longitudinal serrations. Slide lock and serrated handle with polished finish. Blade length: 27 mm....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 1 mm crisscross serrated tips. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Smooth pointed tips open to 3.0 mm. Straight shafts. Cross action. Round handle....
Medicine Products: