Three people hurt in Grundy County vehicular mishap

At least three people suffered injuries in Grundy County, Iowa, in a recent accident involving two vehicles, an article of KWWL 7 reported on January 5.

According to reports, at about 7:00 a.m., two vehicles had a collision at the 17,000 mile of Highway 14. Authorities told reports that one of the vehicles veered into the median lane and crashed the other vehicle. A photo of the crash scene showed that one of the vehicles was flipped while the other one was severely damaged. The victims, all male and identified through their age as a 45-year-old, 20-year-old, and a 16-year-old, were transported to a medical facility in Grundy County. An airlift was later needed to transport two of the victims to an Iowa City hospital. State authorities and nearby responders assisted local authorities in the crash.

In the tough situation that you have been involved in an automobile accident, enlisting a skilled personal injury lawyer is important, especially if you think that negligent parties are involved. Speak with a lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Millions of food processors with potentially hazardous blades recalled

A Connecticut-based company issued a recall on December 13 to an estimated 8 million food processors sold in the U.S. and Canada after receiving complaints that the blades could cause injuries, a cpsc.gov article reported.

At least 22 models of Cuisinart food processors have riveted blades that could break during use. Consumers could suffer injuries if small pieces of the metal blade get mixed with their processed food. In the 69 complaints received by Cuisinart owner Conair Corp., 30 people sustained either tooth injuries or mouth lacerations. To address the problem, Cuisinart will replace the defective food processor blades at no cost. Owners of the affected processors should not use the product while waiting for the blade replacement. The recall also said that 300,000 of the recalled food processors were sold in Canada.

The Iowa legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represents people who have been injured as a result of accidentally using recalled products. We understand that victims of recalled products often have to deal with financial loss due to injuries. Find out how we could help you recover your loss today by calling (515) 225-2600.



4 injured in Des Moines vehicular collision involving truck and van

A collision between a truck and a van containing county jail inmates in Polk County resulted in four personal injuries, a report of KCCI 8 stated on October 26.

In the information received by Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 2:30 p.m., a truck and a jail transport van collided around 1985 NE 51st Place near the county jail. Reports confirmed that four of the nine inmates inside the van were treated for minor injuries they sustained. Initial investigations showed that the van was returning to the jail facility while the truck was coming out when the collision took place. The truck driver did not suffer injuries from the collision. The identities of all involved were withheld by authorities. Fire crews from Des Moines and Saylor, Fraser ambulance, and State Highway authorities provided assistance to local authorities.

Incidents such as this often translate to financial problems, especially if the injuries are severe. However, if you are injured in a vehicular collision in Iowa, an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to represent you. Find out how we can help you receive treatment funds today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Iowa hospital facing $15M medical malpractice lawsuit from alleged botched surgery

A $15 million medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after one of their patients claimed that she became paralyzed after undergoing surgery, a March 14 article of The Des Moines Register said.

Reports said the 54-year-old woman suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery. The right part of her body became paralyzed after “surgeons cut an artery” leaving her incontinent. She underwent a surgery after doctors determined that two “non-cancerous tumors” were the cause of her hearing loss. According to the medical malpractice claim filed in the Iowa State Appeal Board, the patient might require 24-hour care for the rest of her life even after the prolonged hospitalization. Aside from the $15 million compensation sought by the patient, she is also seeking to get compensations to cover expenses needed for future treatments.

People, unfortunately, are left permanently disabled when medical practitioners became negligent in performing surgery procedures. If you think you are in a similar situation, a lawyer may work on your behalf to help you get compensations you need to sustain your living while disabled. Find out how a lawyer of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.  



Bicyclist hurt in Council Bluffs car accident

A student riding on a bicycle recently suffered injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Council Bluffs, Iowa, an article from KETV7 reported on September 9.

According to reports, the bicycle accident happened at the intersection of Avenue G and 21st near Wilson Middle School. A male student whose identity was not revealed was reportedly crossing the street at about 7:30 a.m. when he was struck by vehicle. The child received medical attention and was later discharged, Council Bluffs police confirmed. Parents of children attending Wilson Middle School expressed concern and are planning to file a petition to the city council and mayor to improve Avenue G where students often cross.

Sadly many children riding bicycles suffer serious injuries in accidents. However, if this happens to your loved one, a lawyer may possibly help you recover your loss by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Find out how the Iowa lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may help you today by calling 877-327-2600.



Davenport boy in critical condition after bicycle accident

A boy in the Davenport area is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike, WQAD 8 reported on June 9.

According to reports, a 14-year-old boy was traveling in the vicinity of Belmont and Telegraph Streets when the bicycle accident occurred. The boy’s skull was reportedly fractured, according to a relative, and he was transported to a hospital in Iowa City for treatment. The boy’s family sought donations by giving haircuts at a park in Davenport.

Bicycle riders unfortunately are at a high risk of suffering serious injuries when they are struck by vehicles, often leaving families with the financial burden of significant medical costs. If this happens to you in Iowa, the lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you file a personal injury claim to pursue financial compensation from the negligent driver. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling 877-327-2600.



Rathbun Lake boat accident kills one, injures one

A man from Oskaloosa, Iowa was killed and another was injured after a boat accident that took place on a lake in Appanoosa, The Des Moines Register reported on May 23.

Information coming from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources stated that the 33-foot boat occupied by two people suddenly flipped over at around 11:00 a.m. on Rathbun Lake. The two people reportedly were ejected from the water vessel. The boat operator, identified as a 50-year-old man, was pronounced dead later in the afternoon, while the other person only sustained minor injuries.

Authorities are attempting to determine whether the weather was a factor in the incident, as windy conditions may have contributed to rough waters, and if the boat occupants were wearing life jackets before the accident happened. Although the boat capsized and sank, there were attempts being made to recover it from the lake.

 



Des Moines suing neighboring counties for polluting city’s water supply

The Des Moines Water Works recently stated that they are suing nearby counties for contaminating the rivers that provides potable water to the city, NPR reported on January 12.

General Manager of the agency Bill Stowe said the nitrogen fertilizers used by farmers on the cornfields are converted into nitrate when they go into the two rivers through the drainage systems made by three upstream counties. In large amounts, nitrate chemical can pose health hazards that are particularly dangerous to babies under 6 months old. The Des Moines Water Works already forwarded a formal letter to the counties involved in contaminating the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. Aside from contaminating the city’s potable water, the pollutants also kill aquatic life.

The Iowa toxic tort lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know that many people suffer as a result of hazardous chemicals that contaminate water sources. If this happens to you or to a loved one, we may possibly help you get treatment funds from the negligent parties. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



GM, Toyota, and others sued in the US for faulty airbags

A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. against controversial airbag maker Takata and ten vehicle manufacturers, an article published on BBC News stated October 28.

In the lawsuit filed in Florida, Takata and car makers like General Motors (GM) and Toyota allegedly failed to inform the public about the potential hazards linked to the airbags though they were previously aware of the problem. People are at risk of sustaining serious injuries because these airbags have been known to burst and discharge metal pieces. Several deaths have already been reported. There are currently an estimated 8 million vehicles in the U.S. with Takata airbags that are being recalled.

If you have been injured by a defective vehicle in Iowa, the personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may help you obtain your much needed treatment funds. Our experienced legal team can help you hold negligent parties liable for your losses. Learn more about your options from us today by calling 877-327-2600.



$70M fund created by NCAA to settle class action head injury lawsuits

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently created a $70 million fund to settle a head-injury class action lawsuit, KCCI News 8 reported on August 1.

According to reports, the fund will be used to check thousands of former and current sports players for brain damage related to head injuries. In the settlement, NCAA also agreed to the implementation of a policy that will instruct whether or not a player returns to the game after sustaining a head injury. The settlement does not set aside money for those suffering from brain trauma; brain trauma victims can file a separate lawsuit against the NCAA.

It is often the case that those who suffer brain injuries can no longer secure jobs due to the debilitating effects of the injury. If you have experienced this in Iowa, the lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you get the remunerations you need for continued treatment from negligent parties. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600, and learn about your legal options.



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