Iowa settles settlement claims totaling $325,000

Iowa’s appeal board approved the payment for several personal injury settlements totaling $325,000.

The claims paid for partially by the state include:

  • $175,000 paid to Clinton resident Merlyn Law, who filed a personal injury lawsuit in 2011 against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics alleging negligence after surgery
  • $150,000 paid to Melissa Marie Herman’s guardian, Dennis Lee Herman, after a lawsuit was filed claiming Melissa’s wheelchair was not properly evaluated by the state hospital, resulting in her injury
  • $900 paid to Daniel Ritter after he claimed that negligence on the part of the state caused their State Fair tent to collapse onto his car
  • And $500 paid to Eleanora Anderson, who claimed she was assaulted by state prison officers during the time she spent at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women

After experiencing an injury caused about by the negligence or irresponsibility of others, you may be owed financial compensation for the undue harm you’ve experienced. Speak with a lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss how we may be able to help you in such a situation.


Recall prompted after reports of injuries, death

A recall has been issued on all Banzai in-ground pool water slides after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports of two serious injuries and one death while using the product.

One woman died after hitting her head on the concrete edge of the swimming pool when the slide partially deflated while in use. Two other people were seriously injured in similar accidents, resulting in a woman fracturing her neck and a man becoming a quadriplegic.

The Banzai slides were sold in Wal-Mart and Toys R Us stores nationwide. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Wal-Mart or Toys R Us location for a full refund.


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