August 17th, 2011|
August 16, 2011
Dark clouds loomed over a brightly lit outdoor stage last Saturday night moments before the country band, Sugarland, were set to perform. Tragically, just before the concert began, a large gust of wind preceding a wave of bad weather caused the stage to collapse, killing five people and injuring dozens more. Now experts say the tragedy was no “fluke,” as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels referred to it.
In an article released by MSNBC in conjunction with weather.com, experts say the tragedy could have been avoided if concert officials had heeded early warnings of the severe weather. Inclement weather was reported in forecasts as early as Thursday, and high winds and large hail were discussed in detail in early Saturday forecasts. Just before 6:00 PM, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for all of central Indiana, calling for lightning, hail, and wind gusts of up to 70 MPH. At 8:39 PM, 10 minutes before the stage’s collapse, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the fairground area–promoters were given ample time to move the crowd from the area to a safe, sheltered location.
No other fairgrounds structures or rides were damaged by the storm, which also raises questions of the structural integrity of the stage itself.
Property owners or those responsible for events like Saturday’s tragedy are often held accountable for injuries on their property, as they are in charge of keeping the area safe for all in attendance. If you have been injured at no fault of your own, contact the Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. They may be able to help you collect compensation for you injuries and losses
April 15th, 2008|
April 15, 2008
An Indiana medical malpractice case that was originally dismissed by a trial court has now been turned into a Fort Wayne wrongful death case.
According to The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, a Fort Wayne wrongful death case has been filed against a Fort Wayne nursing home for the neglect and death of a woman who was supposed to be recovering from surgery on her femur.
The Fort Wayne wrongful death suit claims that the Indiana woman tore her surgical incision because she was given a wheelchair that was too small, suffered from ulcers because she was left on a bed pan for six hours, and after a dialysis treatment was found in her room lying in her own pool of blood.
A possible trial will determine the outcome of the Indiana wrongful death suit.
April 3rd, 2008|
April 3, 2008
Indiana family members filed a South Bend wrongful death and negligence lawsuit for their mother and ex-wife, who died in an Indiana car accident.
The South Bend woman was killed after an Indianapolis man, driving south in the northbound lane of an Indiana Interstate, drove his vehicle into the woman’s car.
According to The South Bend Tribune, the Indianapolis man had suffered a severe reaction to an extremely high blood sugar level and was therefore unaware that he was driving in the wrong direction.
Although the man was previously uninformed of his diabetic condition, the family of the woman still feels negligence was a factor in their mother’s South Bend wrongful death.