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A couple was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle causing a chain reaction crash.

The couple was driving to their wedding at the time of the accident, according to police. When the tractor-trailer was unable to slow down for traffic, it slammed into the couple’s car. Ultimately, three other tractor-trailers were involved in the accident. Two of those semis, along with the couple’s vehicle, caught fire closing the highway for nearly 12 hours. The accident remains under investigation.

Due to the size and weight of a tractor-trailer versus a passenger vehicle, when an accident occurs the results can be catastrophic. Those who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one should seek legal counsel as soon as possible to preserve evidence and understand his/her rights.

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Eight people died, and 25 others were seriously injured, including three young children, in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck in New Mexico. Some of the deceased had to be identified through fingerprints and other means.

The bus was hit head-on after the semi lost the tread on its left front tire, jack-knifed, and crossed the median. The cab of the truck flipped over; the trailer landed on its side. Debris from the semi and mangled bus was scattered across the highway. Investigators will be looking at maintenance and inspection records, as well as other factors such as driver fatigue and the condition of the roadway.

Two lawsuits have already been filed against the trucking company and the semi driver. Both complaints allege negligence and cite data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that shows the company reported three crashes in the last two years.

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Losing a loved one is a difficult situation for any family, but this is especially true if the death was caused by another person’s negligence. In such a scenario, it’s your right to hire an attorney and file a wrongful death lawsuit to fight for justice and monetary recovery. However, no matter the strength of the case, you may still wait years until your case settles. When finances are strained, Lawsuit Financial can help by providing wrongful death lawsuit funding.

Nine years ago, a Massachusetts woman died while delivering her fourth child. Earlier this month, the family obtained justice when a jury awarded her family $4 million.

The woman became anemic during pregnancy, which placed her at a higher risk of life-threatening complications during and after a Cesarean section (C-section). The lawsuit alleged that during the procedure, one of the doctors punctured her bowel and the woman lost a substantial amount of blood. Additionally, she suffered from an atonic uterus (condition where the uterus fails to contract after birth), which was treated but relapsed several hours later. The lawsuit further stated that the doctor failed to properly monitor her condition and give her an immediate blood transfusion. By the time blood products and plasma were ordered and administered, the young mother went into cardiac arrest and died. The cause was determined to be “a pulmonary amniotic fluid embolism following cesarean delivery of intrauterine pregnancy” according to her autopsy report.

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On April 11, 2012, a 51-year-old man underwent knee surgery at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Eleven days later he died from complications of a post-surgery infection. In 2014, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Livingston Healthcare and four doctors.

According to the suit, the patient returned home from the hospital two days after surgery at which time Livingston Healthcare provided in-home nursing care and physical therapy. Around April 17, the man starting showing symptoms of a post-operative infection, yet, the home healthcare nurses and physical therapist didn’t recognize the signs nor did they recommend that he seek immediate medical attention. When the patient and his wife reported the symptoms to a doctor at Alpine Orthopedics, again the man was not urged to visit the emergency room. On April 21, when the discomfort worsened, he went to the ER at Deaconess. While there, two doctors failed to inspect his post-op wound, didn’t properly diagnose the obvious origin of the infection, didn’t recognize that the patient was being over hydrated, and didn’t recognize the urgency of his condition, according to the lawsuit. He died on April 22 of pulmonary edema, a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid, as well as complications from the infection and fluid overload.