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Author: Sarah Klein

NTSB Proposes Transportation Safety Improvements for 2016

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released their list of most wanted transportation safety improvements for the coming year. The list focuses upon the importance of including more technological advancements in highway vehicles and train systems to help avoid collisions in the future. The NTSB believes that with the addition of more technology into today’s vehicles, the… Read more »

Widow Receives $275K Settlement for Spouse’s Hospital Bed Fall

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In 2013, Jean Prouty filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont after her husband, Donald E. Prouty, Jr., died at the age of 56 as a result of a bed fall. Prouty alleged that the facility failed to properly monitor her late husband, even though he was a high-risk… Read more »

Social Media Now Plays a Role in Nursing Home Abuse

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Adding to the growing problem of nursing home abuse across the country, recent reports reveal that some nursing home workers are violating the privacy of the elderly in their care by posting dehumanizing and private images and videos of residents on social media sites, such as Snapchat. This recent trend has lead to criminal charges in some cases, since taking… Read more »

Christmas Volunteer Killed in Waterville Wagon Accident

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The annual Central Maine Family Christmas Dinner went from joyous to somber this year after a tragic accident claimed the life of 56-year-old Kathy Marciarille two days after Christmas. Marciarille, who was a volunteer for the event, fell from a horse-drawn wagon and was struck by a vehicle that was closely following the wagon. The… Read more »

Negligently Placed Sign Found to be the Cause of Motorcyclist’s Severe Injuries

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Sometimes accidents happen on the road outside the scope of legal liability–no one, legally, is to blame. In other cases, the party at fault is another driver, and sometimes a third party can be found to be the cause of an accident and its resulting injuries. The Maine Supreme Court recently examined such an issue in… Read more »

Icy Parking Lot Slip and Falls: Who is Responsible?

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As Mainers know, winter can present dangerous situations for pedestrians. Icy sidewalks and parking lots can cause people to slip and fall, often leading to severe injuries. This is exactly what happened to Mainer Marilyn Davis when she slipped and fell in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) where she worked. Prior… Read more »

Good Things for Plaintiffs with Preexisting Injuries

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We all know that accidents can cause injuries. While in some cases accidents create new injuries, other times an accident may cause an existing injury to get worse. So what happens when a person has been previously injured and then that injury is subsequently aggravated by a negligent defendant?  In the case of Lovely v…. Read more »