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Jamie G. Goldstein

Family Files Lawsuit After Summer Camp Drowning

The Gottsman family has filed a lawsuit against the summer camp where their son Yoni drowned in 2005. Yoni Gottsman was only four years old when he drowned at the Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club. He was attending summer camp in August 2005 when it is alleged that he was unsupervised at the club’s pool. A surveillance video reveals Yoni was found floating face down in the water with no…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Lawsuits Filed In Chicago To New York Bus Crash

A bus traveling from Chicago to New York in May of this year crashed injuring several passengers and killing two. Several lawsuits have now been filed against the bus company, OK Travel Bus Company, for the injuries resulting from the accident. It is believed that a combination of a fatigued bus driver and speeding caused the bus to crash in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.The bus company…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Bus Driver Admits Drinking Prior To Crash

Jerry Moncrease, a school bus driver who previously was charged for the death of a pedestrian, appeared in court today. Moncrease admitted to authorities that he drank whiskey before he drove the children to school the morning of the crash. After he dropped the children he drank a six pack of beer and then the horrific crash occurred killing one and injuring several others.Moncrease works for…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Chicago to New York Bus Crashes Over Weekend

As a follow up to a previous post about the Pennsylvania bus crash early Sunday morning near Clearfield, Pennsylvania, it is now known that the bus ran up an embankment and flipped on its side. Investigators do not know at this time what caused the bus to run up the embankment.Nine people are still hospitalized from the crash with injuries ranging from fair to critical. The bus driver has not…

Jamie G. Goldstein

School Bus Driver Charged in Death of Pedestrian

As previously posted, a school bus crashed Monday morning killing one pedestrian and injuring eight others. It has now been reported that the 76 year old bus driver, Jerry Moncrease, has been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter. At this time it appears that Moncrease was the cause of the accident and civil charges may follow the criminal charges. Those injured in the accident and…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Chicago Bus Accident Claims 1 Life, Injures Several Others

A school bus traveling northbound on Garfield Boulevard Monday morning is to blame for the death of a 22 year old pedestrian. The bus driver was turning onto Wentworth Avenue when it is believed he began suffering from some type of medical condition. The bus hit a pedestrian and at least two cars causing the death of one man and injuries to nine others. There were no children on the bus at…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Recovery For Grief, Sorrow, Illinois Lawmakers Soon Decide

In Illinois, parents who bring a wrongful death lawsuit cannot currently recover for the grief, sorrow and mental anguish they suffer from when their children die. Jurors are instructed to not consider this suffering when they make a decision on how much a family is awarded from the death of their loved one. However, this may all change soon…Illinois has long followed an archaic law…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Girl Dies After Car Collides With Dump Truck

A five year old girl died in a car accident on Friday when she was riding in the car with her brother and mother at U.S. Highway 41 and Indiana 114. The girl’s mother was driving the car when it collided with a Mack dump truck. The girl was airlifted to the University of Chicago Hospital to try and save her life. The girl’s brother and mother were treated and released from the Jasper County…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Guidant Defibrillator Blamed for Death

Another lawsuit was filed recently against Guidant Corporation, the maker of an implantable defibrillator that has been the subject of a recall. A Bismark, North Dakota woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Guidant alleging that her husband died because of a defect in his defibrillator. The man had the defibrillator for approximately two months when he died of a lethal…

Marc E. McCallister

Southwest Settles with Family in Wrongful Death of Son

Southwest Airlines settled a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed after Joshua Woods was killed on December 8, 2005. Joshua was riding with his family in the car when a Southwest plane skidded across the runaway at Midway airport and through a fence into traffic. The plane crashed into the Woods’ car and killed Joshua.The family has only settled with Southwest and not with Boeing, the…