Sep 26

Shirin Harrell and Eric Nowak appointed as Class Counsel

Marshall v. Air Liquide Class Action Counsel

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Shirin Harrell and Eric Nowak were appointed as Class Counsel for all persons living or working regularly within one mile of the Air Liquide facility at 6600 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, Louisiana from September 2003 to December 2004.  Marshall v. Air Liquide, et al., Case No. 2005-8706, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana.  As Class Counsel, Shirin and Eric represent all class members in their claims for personal injuries due to being exposed to a hazardous dust released from a clean-up operation at the Air Liquide facility. 

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Civil District Court’s judgment that the Marshall v. Air Liquide matter should proceed as a class action against all defendants with Harrell & Nowak representing the class. Contact our office, serving the state of Louisiana, including Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, and surrounding areas, for more information on personal injury and accident claims. An attorney will be happy to speak with you about this case or other related litigation.

Eric Nowak and Shirin Harrell successfully tried a case to verdict at the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish, and obtained a judgment totaling over $80,000 for a woman who fell in the unrepaired laundry room at her apartment complex.  The trial verdict for her personal injury was more than twice what the insurance company offered to pay our client for her serious knee injury.

One week away from trial, Harrell & Nowak obtained a settlement worth over a million dollars in a car accident case scheduled for a two-week personal injury trial.  Our client was severely injured when she was hit from behind in a five-car accident.  She can now proceed with medical care for her back injury and neck injury which may include a recommended surgery.  Without this settlement, she had no way of paying for her medical care and had no insurance to cover the surgery.

Harrell & Nowak successfully defeated a motion to dismiss a class action at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Eric and Shirin filed a class action to recover unpaid tips for employees and workers at McAlister’s Delis.  McCollum v. McAlister’s Corporation of Miss., Case No. 08-5050.  The class action lawsuit alleges that customers left tips for the workers, but these tips were not distributed to the workers but used for other purposes.  The defendant requested the Court to dismiss the lawsuit, but the motion was denied.  Instead, the Court will allow discovery on this wage and payment claim to proceed, and the firm will present the matter for Class Certification on September 9, 2010.

Eric Nowak was selected to be the Membership Chairman for the Federal Bar Association New Orleans Chapter’s Board of Directors.  Eric has been a director on this board for three years.

Our firm was retained to prosecute a medical malpractice case for a client against Dr. Fogleman in Vermilion Parish Louisiana.  The claim alleges that the doctor performed an unnecessary hysterectomy that caused the death of our client’s unborn child.

The firm represents a roofing worker who received an 8,000-volt electric shock while working at an apartment complex in Jefferson Parish Louisiana.  Our client’s personal injuries include serious injuries and burns to his hand and chest.  The lawsuit includes claims for personal injury for the defendants’ negligence and their premises liability against the apartment complex, the roofing company, and Entergy Louisiana.  The personal injury lawsuit is expected to go to trial in July 2010. Our attorney team remains confident about the litigation and ensuing resolution.

Harrell & Nowak was hired to prosecute a medical malpractice action for a client against Dr. Mompoint and Ochsner Westbank where the client alleged that the improper treatment of a woman pregnant with twins caused the twins dying prematurely.

The firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was severely injured when his truck was rear-ended.  This truck accident resulted in a personal injury that required neck surgery and continuing treatment. Attorney Shirin Harrell's experience in the medical field is advantageous to clients who require complex medical treatment.

Our law firm filed a lawsuit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation for a client who was dropped off the operating room table while sedated during surgery.  Ochsner denies any liability and a trial date will be requested for the alleged medical mistake.

The firm was retained to represent a client who had abdominal surgery at Charity Hospital where the surgeon failed to remove a surgical sponge.  This type of medical mistake is considered a “never event” by CMS.

Our firm represents a young child and his family after the child was stabbed in the eye with a toy while at school in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana.  The personal injury lawsuit asserts that the child lost sight in the eye due to the negligent first aid and nursing care provided by the school after the accident. 

Contact Our Personal Injury and Accident Attorney Team: Serving the entire state of Louisiana, including Covington, Mandeville, Slidell

If you or a loved one is the victim of a personal injury in a serious accident, contact an attorney at Harrell & Nowak, serving Louisiana, including Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, and nearby communities. A member of our legal team will be happy to meet with you to discuss your claim.

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