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Seaman’s legs crushed by steel plates, amputation required – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old Jones Act seaman, was working in the engineering department of a multi-national shipping company in a foreign port. He was asked by his employer’s agent, his superior in the chain of command, to assist with moving large ...

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Work-related injury triggered onset of multiple sclerosis – $1,912,604 Settlement (access required)

On April 7, 2009, a truck operated by a co-employee struck the plaintiff on his right rear flank. He was diagnosed with a T8-T9 disc herniation and referred to physical therapy. After continuing complaints of dizziness, generalized weakness, tingling in ...

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No witnesses to accident that killed both drivers – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was operating his vehicle on a two-lane road. Defendant driver was operating his vehicle on the same road, coming from the opposite direction. The two vehicles collided. Decedent died at the scene, and the defendant driver died at the ...

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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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$7.3M asbestos fraud settlement ends 4th Circuit appeal

A pair of former asbestos plaintiffs’ lawyers and the widow of their radiology expert have agreed to pay $7.3 million to resolve claims the lawyers brought multiple fraudulent asbestosis claims based on mass-produced x-ray diagnoses. The settlement by Pittsburgh attorneys ...

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Nurse injured in auto accident unable to return to job – $3,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old woman traveling to her home in Isle of Wight in August 2011.  As she approached an intersection with a green light, the defendant was traveling in the opposite direction in the southbound lane in a ...

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Inadequate oxygenation led to permanent brain injury – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an independent and healthy 27-year-old who was injured in a car accident in December 2011, and underwent surgery for multiple orthopedic injuries. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well. At the close of the surgery, plaintiff exhibited airway difficulties following ...

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Man died after pulmonary embolism went undiagnosed – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 4, 2013, decedent presented to his primary care physician with cold symptoms and complaints of shortness of breath, dizziness and left calf pain. He was treated for respiratory infection. Decedent returned three days later with continuing complaints of ...

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Injured longshoreman settles after complex dec action – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff worked as a tanker man aboard a barge discharging oil at a dock. Defendants, who had limited insurance coverage for a seaman, took the position that plaintiff was a seaman. Plaintiff claimed he was a longshoreman. After a trial ...

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