A resident of a skilled nursing facility sued the facility for elder abuse and other negligence claims. The resident’s daughter also brought a claim, in the same action, alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress from witnessing her mother being mistreated.
A woman seriously injured when a former mental patient threw a glass bottle at her leg filed a claim against the State seeking reimbursement of her medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering.
A patient who was prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (“NSAID”) called Sulindac brought a product liability claim against the manufacturer. The plaintiff’s physician prescribed the name brand of the medication; her pharmacy dispensed a generic version. As a result of taking the medication, the plaintiff contracted Stevens–Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a hypersensitivity condition characterized by necrosis of the skin and mucous membranes, and often causing blindness or death.