Keith Jackson Named to Leadership in Cook IVC Filter Litigation
Riley Jackson is pleased to announce one of its principals, Keith Jackson, has been appointed by federal Judge Richard L. Young to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filter litigation that has been centralized in the Southern District of Indiana. With this appointment, Riley & Jackson has become one of only 18 firms responsible for overseeing the litigation for hundreds of plaintiffs across the country.
Firm Lawyers Receive Prestigious Super Lawyers Designation
Riley Jackson's Alabama attorneys Rob Riley, Keith Jackson, and James Murrill have once again been recognized as Alabama Super Lawyers, with Mr. Murrill receiving recognition as an Alabama Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Read more about this honor here. http://www.superlawyers.com/about
Firm Lawyer Recognized Among Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers has named Riley Jackson attorneys Rob Riley and Keith Jackson as Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. Read more about this organization here. http://thenationaltriallawyers.org/
Hospital Settles Fall Case
Riley Jackson attorneys have settled a case against an Alabama hospital for a confidential amount arising out of the death of Hugh King. Despite exhibiting numerous risk factors for falls, including the fact that he had just completed dialysis and had a low blood pressure, Mr. King was placed on a radiology table to undergo an x-ray. The table was raised forward without any fall precautions in place, and Mr. King fell forward and struck his head on the floor. The force of the fall resulted in a fatal subdural hematoma and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. The case was resolved several weeks after mediation.
Riley Jackson, PC, Announces the Hiring of Attorney Jeremiah Mosley
Riley Jackson is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremiah Mosley as an associate with the firm. Mr. Mosley is a 2010 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He spent the past two years clerking for the Honorable Charles Canady, Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
Firm Hired by Bridgeport, Connecticut in Class Action
Riley Jackson attorney Keith Jackson is part of a legal team that has initiated suit on behalf of Bridgeport, Connecticut against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The case seeks certification of a state wide class for all Connecticut municipalities and seeks recovery of excise taxes due upon the transfer of real estate. Read more here.
Riley Jackson Files Class Action to Protect Patient Privacy
Riley Jackson has filed a class action lawsuit against Emory Healthcare, Inc. seeking injunctive relief and approximately $250,000,000 in damages arising out of Emory's wrongful disclosure of private patient information. Initial coverage of the lawsuit can be read here.
Baldwin County Recovers From BP Claim
Riley Jackson settled Baldwin County's BP claim for $11,565,000. See the story here. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/05/baldwin_votes_to_settle_bp_cla.html
Firm Advocates for Minor Child in Patient Assault Case
The firm's attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services in Birmingham on behalf of the mother of a 13-year-old child. The suit alleges that Hill Crest knowingly and negligently placed the 13-year-old in an inpatient room with a 16-year-old juvenile with a known history of violence and sexually acting out. The 13-year-old was sexually assaulted by the older juvenile during his first night at Hill Crest. The child's mother is pursuing the lawsuit to hold the facility accountable for its failure to protect her son from harm and to compensate her son for what occurred and the future treatment he will need because of the incident.
Victims of Attorney Theft Hire Riley Jackson Lawyers
Riley Jackson lawyers are representing victims of an attorneys' theft and his law firm's negligent oversight of its trust account, out of which the attorney stole funds. For an update on this sad story for the state bar, follow the link. http://middlebororemembers.blogspot.com/2012/06/ex-auburn-attorney-gets-45-months-for.html
$15,000,000 Settlement Won in 18-Wheeler Case
Riley Jackson successfully negotiated a $15,000,000 settlement in a tragic case in which an 18-wheeler failed to yield the right of way and turned directly into the path of the firm's client. Linda Roberts, the mother of two young children, was permanently injured and is now a partial quadraplegic.
Firm Announces $2,900,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case
Riley Jackson represented a child who was injured when nerves in both legs were cut during an unnecessary hamstring lengthening procedure. The case was brought against an orthopaedic surgeon and his clinic in south Alabama.
Etowah County Jury Awards Riley Jackson Medical Malpractice Client $3,450,000
Riley Jackson attorneys filed a medical malpractice case on behalf of Tim Aaron, who became a paraplegic as a result of a series of medical errors. After trying the case for two weeks in Etowah County, the firm received a verdict of $3,450,000 for Mr. Aaron.
North Alabama jury returns a $1,500,000.00 verdict to the family of deceased motorcycle operator
A Federal Court jury sitting in Decatur, Alabama returned a verdict in favor of Riley Jackson client Estate of Rayford Schrimsher after hearing evidence for several days. Rayford Schrimsher was driving his motorcycle on County Road 77 in Jackson County, Alabama. A Charter Communications employee was driving a Charter truck on County Road 37, approached its intersection with County Road 77, and then attempted to cross the road without yielding the right of way. Mr. Schrimsher died on the scene as a result of his injuries.
Riley & Jackson partner named Best of the Bar
Keith Jackson, a founding partner of Riley & Jackson, P.C., was selected by his peers as the Birmingham Business Journal Best of the Bar in the field of litigation for firms with less than 50 attorneys. The selection process for inclusion in this publication is extremely competitive, and all attorneys practicing in the greater Birmingham area were eligible for inclusion.
Firm Lawyers Named Super Lawyers
Alabama attorney Rob Riley, Alabama attorney Keith Jackson, and Alabama attorney Jay Murrill have been recognized as Alabama Super Lawyers, with Mr. Murrill receiving recognition as an Alabama Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Read more about this honor here. http://www.superlawyers.com/about
Jefferson County jury awards $4,000,000.00 to woman’s Estate in medical malpractice case
A Jefferson County jury heard the case Estate of Mary L. Watson v. St. Vincent’s Hospital for two weeks before returning a $4,000,000.00 verdict in favor of Mrs. Watson’s Estate. In a case tried jointly by Mike Worel of Cunningham, Bounds and Rob Riley of Riley & Jackson, P.C., the Plaintiff was able to establish that Mrs. Watson was hypovolemic before she was taken to surgery. Patients who are hypovolemic should not receive general anesthesia as anesthesia for a patient in this condition can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and result in death. Unfortunately, the nursing personnel and the physician responsible for Mrs. Watson’s care failed to recognize that Mrs. Watson was hypovolemic and failed to monitor her intake and output, which would have clearly indicated to them that Mrs. Watson was at risk for hypovolemia. When Mrs. Watson received general anesthesia, her blood pressure dropped suddenly and to a dangerous level. Mrs. Watson was unable to recover from this event, and she died several days later.
HealthSouth Stockholders and Bondholders Receive Settlement in Excess of $650,000,000
HealthSouth and other parties in one of the nation's largest class actions ever filed agreed to a settlement worth more than $650,000,000.00. Riley Jackson attorneys worked as liaison counsel for the shareholders in this putative class action against HealthSouth, Ernst & Young, and UBS/Pain Webber.
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