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.

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Oestreicher’s client vs. City of Slidell

David W. Oestreicher, II, a New Orleans lawyer, won an appeals court ruling in favor of Henry J. Bennett, Jr. against the City of Slidell. To view a full assessment of the appeal, please visit Justia US Law.

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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…

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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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