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- Dosage errors
- Incorrect anesthesia
- Administering medication that creates a harmful reaction in combination with the anesthesia
- Failure to thoroughly examine the patient’s medical history
- Administering insufficient amounts of anesthesia resulting in the patient experiencing the surgery but being unable to communicate this
- Heart failure
- Brain trauma
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On Thursday, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a Glenwood Springs bar in Garfield District Court by the parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale girl who died in a road accident on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon last spring.
The parents of Jennifer Nevarez said that the bartender of the Bayou Cajun Restaurant and bar served the underage driver alcohol prior to the crash. 18-year-old Brianda Zavala was driving the car; Nevarez was the passenger with another individual, 24-year-old Albino Ortiz-Monge. They all died in the accident that happened on 14th of April at about 5:30 a.m., three and a half hours after the bar’s 2 a.m. closing. The crash happened when the car crossed the center line in a construction zone and collided head-on with a semi-truck.
All three auto accident victims had a BAC level above the legal limit for driving when the crash happened. According to the patrol’s follow-up report, Zavala’s BAC level was 0.241%. Witnesses said the 3 may have continued drinking after leaving the bar.
In the lawsuit filed by Nevarez’s parents, they said that Pedro and Elda Nevarez, Zavala’s consumption of alcohol at the bar “caused, or was a substantial cause, of her being intoxicated in the morning hours — when the fatal incident occurred”.
26-year-old Denisse Arreola, who works as a bartender at the bar and was present at the bar that night was recently convicted in Garfield County Court on a misdemeanor charge for providing alcohol to an underage individual in relation to the incident. On 12th of September, Arreola pleaded no contest to the charge and according to a description of the plea in the court file; a “no contest” plea is not an admission of guilt. She said that she didn’t serve the underage individuals that night.
The case is still under investigation by the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division for providing alcohol to Zavala and Nevarez illegally who were underage. Daria Serna, Colorado Department of Revenue/Liquor Enforcement spokeswoman said in an e-mail, “This is where the business explains to the state why action should not be taken against their liquor license. The next step will be the pre-hearing conference, but we are not there yet”.
Steve Behem, the owner of the bar didn’t comment on the case. He said that his Colorado attorney had not yet had a chance to review it and has advised him not to comment. He has decided to sell the restaurant and bar business. He said, “That’s a long time to be in this industry, and I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin”. On 18th of October, they will be having the last and 29th anniversary party of the bar.
Last year, the Bayou was reprimanded by liquor authorities for providing alcohol to underage individuals in June 2011 and November 2011. After that hearing, the liquor license of the bar was suspended for five years. The bar was also fined $939.
The Nevarez lawsuit requests a jury trial to determine damages.
The 4th of July is a great time to have a party with your family and friends. All over the country people will be going to fireworks shows and throwing barbecues. Here in Denver, people will celebrate at sporting events with the Rockies and the Rapids, and at shows in various places, including Red Rocks. Although it has been dry and there are wild fires around the state, there will also be municipal fireworks shows in various cities across the state. One thing that everyone needs to do is to be sure that they do everything possible to prevent drunk driving. Law enforcement will be out patrolling for drunk drivers, so in addition to the terrible risk of accidents, drunk drivers will be at greater than normal risk of a DUI.
Have you lost a loved one in a tragic drunk driving accident? Speak with a compassionate Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.
It may surprise you to know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drunk driving. Certainly, many people include a few beers among the day’s revelry. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel after having a few too many can result in horrible tragedy. Everyone knows that driving after drinking is dangerous, so each of us needs to do what we can to prevent it this holiday. If you are out for the day, make sure that you have a safe way home. If you are hosting the party, make sure that your guests have safe ways home. It’s never a bad idea to offer guests a place to sleep, so that everyone can drive home safely in the morning.
Contact Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. When one person’s negligence causes the death of someone else, the surviving family may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income and companionship. Nothing can replace the person who you lost to this senseless accident, but a Colorado wrongful death claim is one way of seeking justice and holding the drunk driver accountable for his or her actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
A third person has died after an accident in which two others were killed earlier, according to CBS Denver. An accident over Memorial Day weekend in which a car struck a vehicle apparently abandoned in the emergency lane on I-70 has now resulted in the deaths of three people. Two passengers were killed in the accident, and a third has now been removed from life support at the hospital and has died. The car was getting into I-70 at Wadsworth Blvd. When it crashed into a truck that was in the median. At the time of the accident, traffic was severely backed up due to the police investigation.
Have you lost a loved one in a car accident? Speak with an experienced Denver wrongful death attorney today to discuss your options.
Each year, over 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the country. While the good news is that the number of highway fatalities has been trending downward in recent years, there are still far too many families who lose loved ones in these tragedies. In many cases, even when the victim ultimately dies, huge medical bills are racked up by efforts to save the person’s life, to say nothing of the wages lost over a lifetime if the victim was responsible for the financial well-being of a family. If your family’s loss was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for these medical bills and lost wages, as well as funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Speak with dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller today to discuss your options if your family has lost a loved one because of another driver’s negligent behavior. John has helped countless Colorado families as they seek justice for their losses. With many years of experience in Colorado wrongful death law, John works hard to protect the rights of every client, and to recover the compensation that they need to ensure that someone else’s reckless actions don’t result in financial hardship. He is a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney who is ready to speak with your about your situation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
The driver arrested in connection with the death of a cyclist in Lyons has publicly criticized bicyclists, according to the Denver Post. As the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission held town meetings concerning bike lanes on local streets, Patrick Ward occasionally appeared to make comments about cyclists “disobeying signage and traffic lights” as well as saying that “These people don’t belong in Lyons.” Ward was arrested after a traffic accident in which a cyclist was killed. Police believe that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and charged him with vehicular homicide, careless driving resulting in death, and DUI.
Have you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident? Contact an experienced Denver wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your options.
Every year, about 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those fatalities, between 500 and 1000 are bicyclists. While this number is comparatively low, it is certainly far too high for the hundreds of families that are left to mourn the loss of loved ones. It is extremely important for every cyclist to pay close attention to their surroundings and be constantly aware of traffic. On the other hand, it is also vital that every driver be aware of the possibility of cyclists and pedestrians in the area.
Contact experienced Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. In addition to emotional trauma, the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident can result in serious financial hardship. Medical bills accrued in attempts to save a life in addition to loss of income can make it very difficult for a family to make ends meet, particularly if the lost loved one was the family’s primary breadwinner. John is a dedicated Denver bicycle accident lawyer who has a great deal of experience with Colorado wrongful death claims. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John Fuller today at (303)597-4500.