Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor Win $4.4 Million in Wake Tech Bridge Collapse Settlements.

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor law firm was recently featured in NC Lawyers Weekly for achieving $4.4 million in combined settlements for construction workers in claims involving the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Wake Technical Community College. Tragically, one of the workers was killed in the bridge collapse and four others were injured while working on the construction of the bridge in November 2014. The construction accident attorneys at Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor successfully litigated the cases for several years, ultimately reaching numerous separate settlements on behalf of their clients. More details on the cases and the settlement can be found in the NC Lawyers Weekly article here . … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Law Firm Represents Workers After Deadly Wake Tech Bridge Collapse

    On November 13, 2014, a pedestrian bridge under construction at Wake Tech Community College’s North Campus collapsed killing one worker and injuring four others.  The very next day, another bridge of a similar design collapsed at Wake Tech’s North Campus.  Zaytoun Law Firm is proudly representing the Estate of the worker who was tragically killed at Wake Tech in the first bridge collapse, as well as another worker who was severely injured in this tragedy. Our attorneys are fighting to achieve justice for these workers and their families whose lives have been forever changed by these unnecessary events. We have retained preeminent experts in fields such as structural engineering and design to prove that this collapse never … [Read more...]

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damages Caps as Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled that the State’s caps on non-economic damages were unconstitutional in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case.  North Carolina has a similar law, and should follow Florida's lead by getting rid of our State's unconstitutional caps on compensation for victims of preventable medical errors. In Estate of McCall v. United States, __ Fla. __ (2014) (see link to opinion below), the Florida high Court held that these unconstitutional, arbitrary caps serve no purpose other than to punish injured people and increase insurance profits.  The Court debunked the myth of a “crisis” for malpractice insurance companies, citing that between 2003 and 2010 (cap enacted in 2005) medical malpractice … [Read more...]