Navigation Links
Grassini & Wrinkle Law Firm Are Awarded Largest PI Verdict in Ventura County History
Date:3/12/2008

'Heart of the Community' ER Nurse Awarded $22 Million by Ventura Jury

LOS ANGELES, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A civil jury returned with the largest personal injury award in Ventura County history, late Friday afternoon, just before the Ventura County Hall of Justice closed its doors for the weekend. The plaintiff was Dawn Renae Diaz, a 38-year-old single mother of a 10-year-old daughter and the head emergency room nurse at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA. In a tragic twist of fate, as the result of severe brain damage suffered in a January 20, 2006 automobile accident, Diaz now herself requires round-the-clock care and supervision by her fellow nurses.

Of the $22,566,373.00 awarded by the jury to Diaz, over $16 million is to go to pay for past and future medical and nursing care. Co-workers, both doctors and nurses, described Diaz as a hardworking and dedicated care giver and professional and the "heart of the community." Dr. John Howard, an ER doctor from Community Memorial Hospital testified: "She was the best nurse I'd ever worked with. When she was in charge or just around, everything in the ER was perfect. She was a real patient's advocate, especially if you were critically injured. Dawn Diaz was the nurse you'd want to take care of you."

Now, Diaz lives with her mother in a manufactured home and, due to her injuries, has lost custody of her daughter. Since the accident, her care is being provided by the same nurses with whom she previously worked side-by-side. Each one has volunteered their services. The accident took place on the Conejo Grade of the 101 Freeway in Camarillo. A Peterbilt box truck was occupying the middle of the three southbound lanes, traveling 55 mph, causing a pickup truck driven by Karen Tagliaferri to attempt to pass the Peterbilt. The two vehicles collided, resulting in the pickup jumping over the center divider and landing on top of Diaz's vehicle which was traveling in the opposite direction. The dr
'/>"/>

SOURCE Grassini & Wrinkle
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. GFX: Wrinkle-Killer or Botox(R) Hit-Man?
2. FDA Grants Over-The-Counter Clearance to GentleWaves(R) for the First Home Use Light-Based Device to Treat Wrinkles
3. Botox Cosmetic Alternatives Are Available: Surgical Procedures Offer Solution for Wrinkles
4. New Study Provides Scientific Evidence That DermaLastyl Face Cream Reduces Wrinkles
5. Cougars Crave Biocap, The Haute Pepper Wrinkle Eraser
6. Scripps Florida awarded $7.6 million grant to develop novel treatment for Parkinsons disease
7. Patent Awarded for Miniature Chemical Detection Device
8. ACS Awarded $41 Million Contract to Provide IT Outsourcing Services to Parkland Hospital
9. Lombardi Cancer Centers Toretsky awarded prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award
10. ERBE Perseveres Yet Again in Opposition to Dr. Jerome Canady, and is Awarded More Than One Million Dollars
11. Stanford biologist awarded 2008 Sophie Prize in Norway
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on ... 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image Reconstruction]: Global ... which analyzes and studies the major market drivers, ... Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and ... landscape of the 3D imaging market, providing an ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 The Pearland, Texas location ... in age from four months to 12 years of age ... classes to birthday parties and Summer Camps, is now under ... Gym of Pearland after spending over six years at ... including Gym Director. , Berry has over ten years ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the ... unveiled its new range of gorgeous Quinceanera ... the demand for elegant Quinceanera outfits is huge. ... items. All the company’s newly released dresses are ... are all elegant and vivid. , It ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Fadhits.com is popular among worldwide ... are extremely beautiful. Recently, the company has announced its ... 2014. What’s more, all these outfits are available at ... , Additionally, the supplier is now offering similar discounts ... dresses, it has many other designs for sale, including ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... COPENHAGEN, July 13, 2014 A decreased ability ... cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease, while examinations of ... a protein associated with Alzheimer,s, in the brain, ... reported today at the Alzheimer,s Association International Conference ... of the studies, the decreased ability to identify ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Little Gym of Pearland, TX Now Under New Ownership and Management 2Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Fadhits.com Announces a Special Offer on Elegant Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7
... New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha ... for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). ... relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. ... States, the EU and Japan to treat painful symptoms ...
... 11 (HealthDay News) -- Some men with enlarged prostate ... severe complications as a result, according to a new ... for enlarged prostate, the rate of men operated on ... the rate of discharges for men for enlarged prostate ...
... NJIT and UMDNJ have executed a license agreement with The ... on which a patent is pending. The tonometer ... Gordon Thomas, PhD, and Robert Fechtner, MD, director of the ... was a member of the research team. "We ...
... address a major new risk for the global supply ... the supply chain as pharmaceutical companies increasingly outsource the ... topic of the cover story in the current edition ... C&EN Senior Editor Rick Mullin explains that ...
... first time, researchers at McMaster University have conclusive evidence ... and behaviour. The findings are important because several ... are frequently associated with anxiety or depression. In addition ... as late onset autism, may be associated with an ...
... new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded ... in a doctor,s surgery helps to reduce emergency hospital admissions. ... Sciences at the University of Leicester revealed a correlation between ... hospital admissions. The research, published in Emergency Medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experimental treatment offers relief from painful prostate condition 2Health News:Fewer Men Having Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate: Study 2Health News:NJIT and UMDNJ license personal tonometer technology for innovative glaucoma testing 2Health News:That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head 2Health News:Patients who see preferred doctor less likely to go for emergency hospital admission 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... Australia , July 11, 2014  Australian drug ... announced that it has raised A$19.3 million via a ... Europe , the U.S., Asia ... A$3 million from a share purchase plan (SPP) to ... million will be made in two tranches. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - ... 2013-2019" the global endoscopy devices market was valued at ... grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to ... billion in 2019. Browse the full Endoscopy ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Veran ... company, announced today the positive, cost-effective final ... innovative SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous ... a percutaneous approach to biopsy when a ... patients and physicians experience positive financial outcomes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2
... Extrovertic and Virilion ... , to help healthcare companies engage consumers in an increasingly ... ) , "Innovating to meet the perpetually evolving needs ... Dorothy Wetzel, co-founder and executive marketer at Extrovertic. "Doing it ...
... 28 Southern California-based philanthropy Free Wheelchair Mission ... Blessing International,s annual giving catalog. Called "Relief ... 19 humanitarian outreach operations, supporting causes including hunger ... , The two international nonprofits have collaborated since ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Joint Venture Formed to Help Health Marketers Navigate Social Media Environment 2OC-Based Charity Teams with International Relief Organization in Holiday Fundraising Drive 2
For the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of RF in human serum....
... The Newmarket Laboratories RPR kits use ... of lipid antigens, which will combine ... or plasma. The particles are suspended ... eliminate non - specific reactions. Positive ...
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) set is a non-treponemal flocculation test that is,used for the qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of reagin,antibodies in serum or plasma from persons with syph...
... For use as a quality ... IgG antibody to Toxoplasma gondii ... rubella virus (rubella IgG), IgG ... and IgG antibody to herpes ...
Medicine Products: