Oestreicher wins $1.5 million case against Ambulance Manufacturer

A federal court jury awarded a former New Orleans paramedic more than $1.5 million in damages this week for injuries he sustained while treating a gunshot victim in the back of an ambulance. The jury found the ambulance manufacturer, Medtec Ambulance Corp., knowingly designed a dangerous ambulance bench seat that caused paramedic Ryan Earls’ injuries in December 2010.

Earls, 26 at the time, was in the rear of the ambulance working on the patient when the truck hit a bump in the road. The faulty seat collapsed and Earls was sent sprawling, said his attorney, David Oestreicher. Earls wrenched his back, and he had to be removed from the ambulance at the hospital, Oestreicher said.

The jury’s award to Earls included $200,000 for his loss of future wages and benefits, $600,000 in medical expenses and $700,000 for his pain and suffering.

The five-day trial took place in U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle’s courtroom.

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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David Oestreicher gives lecture for the Louisiana Bar Association on Medicare Set Aside

New Orleans lawyer David Oestreicher gave a lecture before the Louisiana State Bar Association on, Aug. 17, 2012. The lecture was part of a professional, continuing education series. Oestreicher’s lecture focused on Medicare Set Asides. For more information, please visit lsba.org

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Oestreicher recalls Achievements at helm of Jazz Fest

David W. Oestreicher, was elected to serve on the Board of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, and rose ultimately, to the position of President in 2005 – 2006. Oestreicher actually finished the term of previous board president, Fire Chief Warren McDaniels who stepped down due to his battle with cancer in…

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