Poetry By Attorney Gil Hoy

In addition to being an exceptional lawyer, Gil Hoy studied poetry at Boston University, and started writing his own poetry in February of this year. His first poem “When Doctor Death Calls” was published in Volume #47 of Soul Fountain. “An Unjust Law” and “As Gandhi Lay Dying” were published in April and May, respectively, in The New Verse News, and “Ode to Sisyphus” was selected for the April/May/June 2014 edition of The Story Teller Magazine, which has just been released. “What Matters Most” was published in the New Verse News this month, and will be published in the next issue of the Clark Street Review. Most recently, “A Sense of Self” and “Small Packages” were published by Eye On Life Magazine on June 14.
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Parents Seek Wrongful Death Damages After Son Killed By Faulty Chain Hoist.

Victims of dangerous or defective products and their families are often entitled to significant personal injury damages or wrongful death damages to compensate them for their pain and suffering. Our Boston, MA injury lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to fight for your rights in your potential product liability claim.  To learn all about your legal options in a free, confidential consultation, please contact our full service Boston, MA law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 617-787-3700 or at [email protected].

An Illinois family is seeking more than $100,000 in wrongful death damages, plus costs and attorney’s fees, in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in regard to the tragic death of their son in November 2012.  According to the lawsuit filed by Timothy and Renee Sagez on May 22, 2014, Jason Sagez, the couple’s son, was killed on November 15, 2012. At that time, he was performing maintenance on a ship named the Jennie K, which was on a floating dock in Hartford, Illinois.  The dock, on which the National Maintenance and Repair operates a business, is located on the upper Mississippi River.

The Sagez parents allege that Jason used a chain hoist to remove a propeller from the ship, and that the chain hoist malfunctioned in the process.  As a result, the propeller hit Jason and killed him.

The hoist was manufactured by Columbus McKinnon Corporation.  The plaintiffs are seeking wrongful death damages from Columbus McKinnon, saying that they lost their son’s society, services and support due to its negligence.  They claim that Columbus McKinnon is at fault in Jason’s death because the company negligently manufactured a link in the chain hoist and failed to warn of the chain’s defective condition.

The Sagez family is represented by James R. Williams of the Law Offices of Williams, Caponi and Foley in Belleville, Illinois.  The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Marlboro Recalling Promotional 3-In-1 Flashlight.

The Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates is a team of highly skilled Boston personal injury experts. If you suffered injuries as the result of a defective or otherwise dangerous product, our dedicated Massachusetts defective product attorney specialists will work diligently and tirelessly to help you recover the maximum money damages for your injuries. Please contact our expert Boston law office 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email [email protected].

Marlboro recently released a 3-in-1 promotional flashlight, compass and match holder. Approximately 365,000 products were released to the general public before the company realized the serious burn hazard posed by the product. The device is set up as a hollowed-out flashlight with a compass at the alternate end. The compass screws off, revealing 20 wooden matches that came inside the product. On the inside of the compass is a removable foam insert separating the matches from the striker pad.

Marlboro has already received eleven reports of the matches inside the device igniting, with two reports of the matches actually exploding. At least one consumer required medical attention for burn injuries to his hands. Consumers are being advised to stop using the product and immediately remove the matches. The company is offering replacement items of equal or greater value.

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