Enough beer and chips to fuel an entire neighborhood’s worth of football-watching parties was tragically wasted on a Florida highway. We received a commercial truck claim as a truck full of cases and cases of beer crashed into a truck carrying a major chain of potato chips and corn chips.
The driver of the chip truck was pulled over on the shoulder of the highway; as the beer truck approached, the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and plowed into the truck full of chips, causing it to overturn. Beer and chips flooded the roadway, creating a soggy mess and a traffic jam as it temporarily shut down the highway until state troopers could clear it. No injuries were reported, merely the injustice of two perfectly paired foodstuffs uniting in such a tragic way. We will subrogate against the Trucking company carrying the beer.
Submitted By: j lo on June 23, 2016
A Customer attacked a 60 year old female fast food employee and allegedly threatened to kill her after complaining he did not like the milkshake she served him. First he yelled at her and then he threw his milkshake at her. He then threw a chair over the counter at her. The angry customer then jumped the counter and hit her in the face repeatedly and yelled he was going to kill her. The assailant fled when co-workers called 911. Not only does this claimant have a work comp claim for physical injuries but, the assailant was not apprehended and now she is in fear that he may return and try to kill her so she won’t testify against him. That would be a compensable psyche claim. The store does have video evidence of the entire altercation.
Submitted By: laird on June 22, 2016
Plaintiff was a 58 year old man, jumping in a bounce house at a kid’s birthday party. The man weighed 235 lbs., and was not the only one injured. Three children (through their parents) claimed the man caused them injury. The man said the bounce house was not safe and that he injured his neck and back because of this. The arbitrator concluded that Plaintiff was 40% negligent and that his injuries were so minor, he was only awarded $5,000, which was reduced by 40%.
Submitted By: SoftKitty on June 22, 2016
An eight-year-old boy is dead after a pharmacy accidentally increased his dosage 1,000 times what he was prescribed. The child was prescribed Clonidine, which is used to treat high blood pressure and ADHD symptoms a medication the boy took for three years for hyperactivity. However, in October of 2015, the child had a severely adverse reaction to the medicine. He was taken to the hospital where doctors revealed the child’s brain was swelling. Doctors tested the amount of Clondine in his body and the results they found were starling. The child had been given 30mg of the drug instead of his prescribed .03mg – a 1,000 times increase. The child eventually recovered from the overdose and returned to his normal life. His mother said he was doing fine until this month when he was hospitalized again. He died on June 8 and now the family is taking the pharmacy to court.
The family attorney said the Pharmacy admitted fault in the mistaken dosage. However, the family is awaiting receipt of the autopsy to prove the pharmacy’s negligence is the reason their son is dead.
The pharmacist who mixed the faulty medication is still licensed to practice, still works at the Pharmacy and there is no indication she has been punished.
The family has stated ‘People need to be aware of what is being given to their children they trust doctors and they trust pharmacists to do the right thing for them and to keep their children safe, but these are all just people and people make mistakes and errors and that’s where more protection needs to be in place.
Submitted By: admin on June 20, 2016
Claimant was receiving disability benefits, but his employer suspected he was able to work. Claimant’s boss had seen him grocery shopping and lifting cases of water and large bags of dog food into his SUV. Surveillance was conducted and sure enough, Claimant was caught zip lining, playing golf and running even though he claimed to have a back injury disabling from his job as a restaurant cook.
Submitted By: SoftKitty on June 14, 2016
Claimant was trying out a guitar at the insured’s music shop, when an employee tripped on a bulge in the carpet and fell on the Claimant. A guitar string broke and snapped, hitting Claimant in the eye, causing injury. When the guitar string broke, Claimant dropped the guitar on another customer’s foot, causing a cut, which needed stitches. Because of the trip and fall, three people were injured. How’s that for a weird and crazy claim?
Submitted By: Insanity on June 12, 2016
Claimant sued a hotel, claiming she was burned by hot rocks used during a massage treatment at a resort. The claim seemed legitimate until SIU did a complete social media search. Claimant tweeted about a very bad sunburn the day before the massage treatment. The claim was denied.
Submitted By: Crazy on June 10, 2016
We received an auto claim from one of our insureds. The policy holder indicated that she suffered severe facial and neck injuries while she was traveling on a local freeway. The only injury to her vehicle was a broken windshield. The claim states that while she was traveling home from work one day a chunk of ice from the top of a semi-truck flew off the truck and into her windshield injuring her in her face and neck. We did a little research to see if this was a common problem and it turns out that chunks of ice that break off the tops of commercial trucks are known as Ice Missiles!
Submitted By: randy on June 7, 2016
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