Plaintiff alleged that while he was lying on the beach, he was hit on the head by a paddle board dropped by our insured. Our insured claimed that her boyfriend and her were carrying the paddle board and never dropped it. She couldn’t understand why the lawsuit in small claims was brought until she appeared in court and saw Plaintiff. it turned out the Plaintiff was a man who had been stalking her. She and her boyfriend testified in court. The Plaintiff wasn’t able to prove any injury and it seemed clear, he was using the lawsuit as a means to get close to our insured. Our insured filed a restraining order against Plaintiff and it was granted.
Submitted By: Insanity on August 26, 2016
We received a work comp claim for a 19 year old female that was 5 feet tall and weighs 98 pounds and was injured in the break room while taking her afternoon 15 minute break.
She tried to lift a 5 gallon water bottle to replace the empty one in the water cooler. She knew it was going to be difficult so she did a big HEAVE/HOE and lifted the bottle as hard and as fast as she could. She slipped and fell backwards and the 5 gallon water bottle fell on her face and broke her nose! Yep, even though she was on her break this is a compensable claim and we are paying benefits.
I wish they had video!!!
Submitted By: laird on August 24, 2016
Paramedics were called to a residence and when they checked the man out they found his vital signs to be normal. But they noted that he was displaying odd behavior — crawling around on the floor, randomly using profanities and calling the family cat a “bitch.”
The man told paramedics he felt like “he’s trippin’.” He declined their offer to be taken to the hospital. Paramedics reportedly helped the stoned father to bed, where he presumably had some totally trippy dreams as he wife advised she was afraid he overdosed on Pot brownies. They told her he could probably just sleep it off.
Submitted By: danielle on August 18, 2016
Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against a plastic surgeon, claiming he botched her face lift. Reserves were set high and an initial settlement offer was made in the six figures, but it was turned down. Plaintiff had denied ever having any previous procedures on her face. However, after some investigation on social media and review of photos going back five years, it was discovered that she had undergone at least 5 other plastic surgeries to her face and a few of them had been botched! Our reserves lowered and the ultimate settlement was very small.
Submitted By: SoftKitty on August 18, 2016
Plaintiff was working as a part time housekeeper and was seriously injured when cut by knives when cleaning out the dishwasher. She claimed that sharp knives were placed in the appliance with the sharp edges up and when reaching in the dishwasher, her hand was cut severely, requiring more than 20 stitches. After depositions were taken, it was revealed that the wife suspected her husband of having an affair with the housekeeper and so she purposely placed many sharp knives with the blades facing up and then asked Plaintiff to clean out the dishwasher, which led to the injuries. The insurer settled the claim by paying a significant amount.
Submitted By: Crazy on August 17, 2016
Plaintiff testified that she looked in her rear view mirror and saw our insured texting. A few seconds later, she was rear-ended by our insured. After the accident, the parties to the lawsuit were exchanging information and Plaintiff accused our insured of texting. Our insured denied this and then, according to Plaintiff, said, sorry, I need to respond to a text! We paid the claim.
Submitted By: Rio2016 on August 10, 2016
The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict for $3.8 million against a southwest Idaho doctor following the death of a woman who underwent a liposuction procedure.
The court ruled Thursday in the wrongful death and medical malpractice case against Silk Touch Laser and it owner, anesthesiologist Brian Kerr.
Krystal Ballard, 27, underwent the liposuction and fat-transfer procedure in 2010 and died less than a week later from septic shock caused by bacteria.
Her husband, Charles Ballard, filed a wrongful death lawsuit, and a jury in 2014 awarded him about $2.5 million in economic damage and $1.3 million in non-economic damages.
Kerr appealed with several challenges. But the court said there is substantial evidence supporting the verdict. “We are pleased with today’s decision, which affirms the verdict reached by an Ada County jury in this lawsuit,” said Scott McKay, attorney for Ballard.
Kerr said he’s sad about the death, but he wishes Krystal Ballard had taken advised precautions to prevent infection.
“One of the things that kind of gets lost in this is the patient,” Kerr said. “And I certainly feel badly for Charles and his loss — and certainly the passing of Krystal. I don’t want to, as I make comments, I don’t want to be at all disparaging about her. … I think my sadness is I wish that she had done what we had asked her to do (for infection prevention), and the only thing we have changed about our practice is to put more of an emphasis on that.”
Kerr said patients have asked him about the case, but it hasn’t affected his business. He said the business had no previous incidences of infections like Ballard’s, and he believes the equipment used during the procedure had been properly disinfected and sterilized.
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