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Overlooked comp lien brings $5M settlement (access required)

  An injured employee whose lawyers unwittingly scotched his workers’ compensation award has settled legal malpractice claims for $5 million. The lawyers allegedly overlooked the need to involve the workers’ comp insurance company when they resolved a related product liability ...

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Heart procedures left woman with decreased function – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the events in question in 2013, plaintiff was 52 and had been totally and permanently disabled for approximately a decade from multiple health conditions including a cardiac condition. After multiple cardiac catherizations and stenting, plaintiff presented ...

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Gastric emptying delayed after operation, man died – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 63 at the time of his death, underwent an inpatient operative procedure performed by a general surgeon consisting of an abdominal exploration with segmental resection of the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum with a primary end-to-end anastomosis to ...

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Wrong side of plaintiff’s face was treated with radiation – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with right trigeminal neuralgia which caused significant pain to the right side of her face. The condition was not adequately controlled with medication and her neurosurgeon recommended that she undergo a radiation procedure known as Gamma Knife. ...

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Man knocked off bike by big dog, injured both shoulders – $475,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 67, was riding his bicycle on the street in his neighborhood when a 60-pound dog bounded from the property through an electric fence and struck plaintiff’s bicycle, throwing him over the handlebars and injuring his right shoulder. Plaintiff underwent ...

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Nurse practitioner failed to advise re blood clot possibility – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

A nurse practitioner (who was a personal friend of the decedent) failed to refer the decedent to a hospital emergency room on a Sunday afternoon for suspected DVT. The nurse practitioner conceded that DVT was number 1 on her differential ...

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Woman struck by machinery killed – $2.5 Million Settlement (access required)

While seated in a chair, the decedent was struck in the torso and killed by an inadequately secured and maintained piece of equipment owned by the defendant. The defendant company would have denied any liability, asserted contributory negligence and claimed ...

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Delivery of second twin was delayed, resulting in brain damage – $1,526,500 Settlement (access required)

A 35-year-old woman sought out service of an infertility practice to assist in achieving a pregnancy. After several attempts, Mrs. Noe and her husband conceived and she was advised of a twin pregnancy. Following conception, she was referred to the ...

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