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.

Court awards nearly $470,000 to woman in suit against Entergy New Orleans

A judge has ordered Entergy New Orleans to pay nearly $470,000 to a woman who tripped over a piece of plywood that utility crews left in place over a section of sidewalk in the French Quarter, covering work to repair a gas line. Laura Garner injured her shoulder and arm in the accident, which occurred as she…

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Oestreicher Elected Parliamentarian at NO Jazz Festival

David Oestreicher, II has been elected to the office of Parliamentarian of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. He will replace former Chief Judge Michael Bagneris of the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation owns the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The Foundation’s mission is:…

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Oestreicher helps motorist win suit against state for faulty stoplight

A Jefferson Parish, La., jury agreed with a woman who claimed a malfunctioning signal light led to her 2001 traffic accident. Debra A. Warden, of Westwego, won a $1.5 million judgment against the state of Louisiana. New Orleans lawyer David W. Oestreicher, II represented Warden in the case. She sought compensation for pain and suffering,…

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