Case against ambulance manufacturer spurs investigative journalism on WWL-TV

Eyewitness News, Channel 4-WWL-TV in New Orleans launched an investigative report about the safety (or lack thereof) of some of the City’s ambulance fleet following a jury verdict in a trial where New Orleans Lawyer David Oestreicher represented a victim who was injured while on duty as a paramedic for the City of New Orleans EMS.

The manufacturer of the ambulance, Medtec, did not respond to questions for WWL’s story. But, a jury did award the victim $1.5 million in the case, in which Oestreicher successfully represented liability and defects in the vehicle.

See the full story and view WWL’s video report.

David Oestreicher Recognized by Mayor Mitch Landrieu for Contribution to the Arts in New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally recognized New Orleans Lawyer David W. Oestreicher for his contribution to the arts in the City of New Orleans with a proclamation and certificate of recognition issued on Sept. 20, 2013. Oestreicher long has been a proponent of the arts in New Orleans. He served for several years as President of…

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Jazz & Heritage Foundation enters new contract terms with Festival Productions, Inc.

David W. Oestreicher, first vice president of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, made the announcement that Festival Productions, Inc., a company which has produced Jazz Fest since its inception, will retain the rights to do so under a new contract. Oestreicher and the NOJHFF Board contemplated two other production companies, but…

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Perspectives on the Law: Oestreicher’s Service at NOPD

David Oestreicher was comfortable and well suited in law school at Tulane. He also fit right in while working toward his Master of Laws degree at Harvard, but familiarity breeds complacency, and complacency can cause the mind to atrophy. Students of the law, more so, practicing attorneys need to keep sharp. They need perspective to…

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