Family Awarded $40 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After Man Left Permanently Disabled by Stroke

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – A suburban family in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, has been awarded a $40 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a man suffered a debilitating stroke. Legal representatives argue that doctors failed to properly address Antonio DeAngelo’s symptoms, resulting in a stroke that could have been prevented. According to court records, DeAngelo, a former full-time landscaper, sought medical treatment for a sudden increase in blood pressure at Advocate Physician Partners, affiliated with Advocate Health, in 2015. The doctor did not order any lab tests, blood work, or an electrocardiogram (EKG), and … Read more

Madison County Lawyer Permanently Disbarred for Multiple Offenses, Ordered to Pay Restitution

Jackson, Tennessee – Angela Joy Hopson, a lawyer from Madison County, has been permanently disbarred from practicing law by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, according to a recent news release. The disbarment comes after Hopson was found guilty of multiple offenses, including misappropriating client money, failing to appear in court, misleading clients, and failing to communicate the status of cases to clients. She has also been ordered to pay restitution totaling $35,234 to eight individuals, in addition to the costs of the disciplinary proceedings. This is not the first time Hopson has faced disciplinary action. … Read more

Lawsuit Alleges Toddler Left Permanently Paralyzed After Choking on Candy Land Gummy Candy

Philadelphia, PA – A toddler who suffered severe consequences after choking on a Candy Land-branded gummy candy has filed a lawsuit against Frankford Candy Co. of Pennsylvania and Hasbro toy company, both of which are accused of product liability and negligence. The lawsuit claims that the companies failed to include warning labels about choking hazards or provide suggested age ranges for children who consume the candy. According to a statement released by Philadelphia attorney Thomas Bosworth, the parents of 3-year-old Amelie Paredes Sotelo noticed her choking on a piece of the Candy Land gummy candy … Read more