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Medical records proved plaintiff had no prior lumbar injuries – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was stopped on I-495 when the defendant’s van slammed into the rear of his pickup truck, causing extensive property damage. After receiving treatment at the emergency room later that same day for low back pain, plaintiff began experiencing ...

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Woman killed by tractor-trailer while waiting for tow truck – $3,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Crystal A. Burgsteiner, a 27-year-old wife and mother of two young sons, was driving to her recently acquired job as a house cleaner when her car experienced mechanical problems. She proceeded to pull over safely, very close to the guardrail ...

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Bowel obstruction, sepsis led to death of N.C. teen – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical-malpractice action involved the wrongful death of a 16-year-old high school student in Eastern North Carolina. The parents took the decedent to the emergency room of a local hospital on three successive days with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea ...

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Jury finds gallbladder surgery complications were not negligence – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a completely transected common bile duct in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap choly). Plaintiff contended that the defendant general surgeon breached the standard of care in failing to recognize that his observation of what he noted to be an ...

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Defendant contributed $85K of personal assets to settlement – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 47-year-old auto mechanic and divorced father of one, was riding his motorcycle to work on July 17, 2012. The defendant, a 71-year-old retired father of four, stopped at a stop sign and then pulled out without seeing the ...

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