For years, the District of Columbia has carried a sobering rank on child fatalities per year. For years, DC has ranked as one of the highest for child and infant mortality rates, but from 2008 to 2015, improvements have been seen in terms of the number of child fatalities. The area saw a 53 percent...Read More
This DC Ambulance Rolled Backwards With Patient Still Inside
After a horrible and graphic leg fracture seen on live television for the Rio Olympics, the gymnast was dropped by the EMS crew while being loaded into the ambulance for the world to see. Meanwhile, a DC ambulance would also commit a blunder that same day, right here at home in ambulance accidents. An ambulance...Read More
Are Wheelchair Users More Likely to be Involved in Car Accidents?
A recent analysis of U.S. crash data by the journal BMJ Open Access shows wheelchair users are 36 percent more likely to die in crashes with cars compared to pedestrians not bound to wheelchairs. The study, conducted by experts at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., began by reviewing data from the National Highway...Read More
Why is Going Home Dangerous for Medical Patients?
In October of 2013, a 66-year-old retiree was treated for congestive heart failure. After her treatment, she was discharged with eight prescriptions for continued care, one of which was a diuretic called metolazone. However, instead of metolazone, the pharmacy technician wrote methotrexate on the prescription, a harsh medication usually prescribed to cancer patients. Methotrexate...Read More
4 Traffic Myths Debunked (We Wish More Knew About No. 3)
List of Traffic Myths That Are Not True1) More roads mean less traffic. Perhaps the oldest traffic myth is that building more roads will lead to less congestion. This is a logical belief, because, for instance, if there are 200 cars packed into a highway lane, then building a second lane should mean there’s 100... Read More
Attorney William Lightfoot to Teach Deposition Techniques and Strategies
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P managing partner William P. Lightfoot will teach advanced deposition techniques and strategies to lawyers attending a four-day program in New Orleans January 15-18. The program enhances the performance of even the most experienced trial lawyer. Lightfoot will lecture about methods for “Establishing Standards of Care and Conduct with Defense...Read More
As More Automakers Add Automatic Braking, How Will Safety Improve?
As drivers, we have all been there, something or someone causing you to have to brake suddenly, from debris unexpectedly flying onto the road to another vehicle pulling out or braking abruptly to a jaywalker. It is one of those situations where if you react even a split second too late, lives, including those...Read More
Koonz McKenney Has DC’s “Top Lawyers”, Says Washingtonian
For more than 35 years, Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP has successfully fought for clients in personal injury cases. No other personal injury firm has more attorneys selected by Washingtonian as its “Top Lawyers.” “We demand full and fair compensation for all of our clients. Every insurance company knows that we are prepared...Read More
Chapman Serves as NITA Faculty for DC Advanced Trial Skills Program
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P partner Paulette Chapman was one of the invited faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Advanced Advocates program held November 10-14 at the US District Courthouse in Washington, D.C. NITA is the nation's leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. Participants came from large and small...Read More