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Intestine was cut during gallbladder surgery – $975,000 settlement (access required)

Because of ongoing abdominal pain, plaintiff planned an elective cholecystectomy in September 2017. Instead, because of pain associated with gallbladder disease, plaintiff’s surgery was moved up and the counseling physician’s surgical partner was scheduled to perform the procedure. Plaintiff had ...

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Man unable to return to work after accident – $900,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, who was a tractor-trailer driver, was rear-ended by another tractor-trailer while exiting the interstate. He suffered lower back injuries and aggravations of pre-existing injuries. He could not return to work and required treatment, including surgery. [19-T-135] Type of action: ...

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Undocumented worker suffered crush injuries to legs – $1.6 million settlement (access required)

The claimant was an undocumented worker. On Aug. 20, 2018, he suffered crush injuries to both legs from a wood press at work. Counsel argued that this claim would be a permanent total disability claim which would entitle claimant to ...

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Surgical pad was left inside colon cancer patient’s body – $1.25 million verdict (access required)

Having been diagnosed with colon cancer, plaintiff Waverly Adcock, a 47-year-old male, underwent a colon resection on Aug. 31, 2016, at Augusta Regional Medical Center. A week later he presented to the hospital, where an anastomotic leak was diagnosed. Adcock ...

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Baby died after difficult delivery, with Pitocin administered – $1 million settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2012, plaintiff – who was approximately 37 weeks pregnant – was traveling through Virginia with her husband on their way back to North Carolina. She reported having back pains and went to the emergency room. Once there, she ...

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