The family members of a man who lost his life while working on a construction site in West Virginia will receive $1 million after the settlement of a lawsuit filed in federal court.
The parents of an infant boy who died in 2011 say that the boy's death was due to a food thickener product that was produced in Georgia. The company that made the thickener, SimplyThick, is now being sued for wrongful death for failing to warn the public about the problem, which did not become public until a month after the boy died.
Calling it deceitful and an attempt at a cover-up, the DeKalb County judge overseeing a wrongful death lawsuit against a local drug rehab facility rejected the response the facility filed with the court. The decision will make it significantly easier for the parents of a patient who died at the facility in 2008 to prevail in their suit.
An Atlanta family recently filed a lawsuit, thought to be the first of its kind, against the purported distributor of the synthetic drug that had a hand in the death of their teenage son. The wrongful death suit was filed against the distributor of "Mojo Diamond Extreme 100X Potpourri," a type of synthetic marijuana.
In Fulton County, a man died after a forklift he was operating fell on top of him. The man was working at the Owens Corning facility located on McLarin Road. The incident occurred about 7 p.m.