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Wrongful death suit filed in federal court on behalf of Chauncey Hardy estate – Middletown Press

By Ann
When the body of a professional basketball player from Middletown was shipped back from Romania, a West Haven lawyer promised the man’s mother he would do everything he could to bring justice for Chauncey D. Hardy.On Wednesday, six days prior to the year anniversary of Hardy’s death, attorney Rick Altschuler filed a wrongful death suit in U.S. District Court in New Haven. Hardy, a standout at Xavier High School in Middletown and then Sacred Heart University, was 23 when he was beaten up in a bar after a basketball game; he died because doctors at a low-level hospital didn’t immediately treat his injuries, the suit said.“When the body came back from Romania, I promised his mother that I would bring justice back here in the United States,” Altschuler said, referring to Olamae Hardy, the deceased athlete’s mother and administratrix of his estate.Altschuler is seeking more than $ 210 million in punitive and compensatory damages against defendants, including the man who caused fatal blows to Chauncey Hardy, the Romanian Basketball Federation and one its representatives, Theo Matthew Evans of Oregon, a Romanian hospital and two unnamed doctors.

Altschuler said he is bringing suit under the several statutes, including the state wrongful death statute and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act. “The underlying basis in this case was contractual, which led to the wrongful death of Chancey Hardy in Giurgiu, Romania, based on a contractual written contract between the decedent” and the basketball federation, which was signed in the United States.Another reason why he is seeking justice in the United States is because he has been warned by Romanian lawyers that he’s not going to get justice for an African-American basketball player in [...]

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National Plavix Lawyers File Wrongful Death Lawsuits on Behalf

Parker Waichman LLP has filed three lawsuits on behalf of the estates of victims who suffered fatal gastrointestinal and/or cerebral hemorrhaging allegedly due to the blood thinner, Plavix.
(PRWEB) June 15, 2012
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed lawsuits alleging Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis’ Plavix caused the wrongful deaths of three patients. The suits were filed on May 30th in the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York.

One of the complaints, filed on behalf of the estate of a Rapides, Louisiana man, states that the Plaintiff-Decedent started taking Plavix in 2002 and died after a cerebral hemorrhage last June (Case No. 2017532). Another suit was filed on behalf of an Ottowa, Michigan man who began taking Plavix in July 2008 (Case No. 1043498); the Plaintiff-Decedent died in June 2009, after suffering from two gastrointestinal hemorrhages and one cerebral hemorrhage. The third suit was filed on behalf of a Bexar, Texas man and alleges that Plavix caused a gastrointestinal hemorrhage in June 2010 as well as his subsequent death that August (Case No. 1054631). All three complaints allege severe and permanent injuries, physical impairment and disfigurement, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses related to the Plaintiff-decedent’s injuries.

The lawsuits allege that the Defendants did not properly test Plavix for safety or effectiveness, exposing users to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, blood disorders and excessive bleeding. The defendants are being charged with negligence, three counts of strict products liability (defective design, manufacturing defect and failure to warn), breach of express and implied warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, negligent misrepresentation, [...]

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