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.

Recreating Abbey Road Crossing: Oestreicher family poses on famous London Street

LONDON, England — Aidan, Tiffany and David Oestreicher posed for a recreation of the Beatles album cover in London on Abbey Road. Says David, to get to the location, get off at the St. John’s Wood tube station, and walk a few blocks. The Oestreicher’s daughter, Bibi, was supposed to be Ringo, but traffic was…

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Oestreicher selected to The Million Dollar Advocates Forum – for the Top Trial Lawyers in America

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that David W. Oestreicher, II has been certified as a member. Mr. Oestreicher was given status as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have…

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Oestreichers Selected to WWII Museum Honor Roll

David and Tiffany Oestreicher were recently recognized by the National World War II Museum as members of the WWII Museum’s Honor Roll. This recognition is bestowed on members of the organization who have made significant contributions to the museum, and who have helped further its mission. The certificate is shown below. Click here to view…

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