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Suit claimed 85-year-old was treated poorly at nursing home – $487,500 settlement (access required)

Decedent was 85 years old when she entered the nursing home for physical rehabilitation after suffering from a cerebral injury and some mental diminishment. The nursing home records indicate that while at the facility, decedent was neglected, poorly fed and ...

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Lawyer died after heat stroke in fitness center – Confidential terms (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 72-year-old internationally known lawyer. An avid athlete, decedent would routinely end his day by using the fitness center’s steam shower. While using the steam shower one evening, decedent became ill and ultimately unconscious. Decedent was found ...

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Defendant trucker prevails, wife hurt after man had turned left on highway – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s husband, who was operating a vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger, was traveling west on U.S. Route 58 in Mecklenburg County when he entered a cut-through in the median. He was intending to cross eastbound Route 58 and ...

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Woman claimed ureter damage during hysterectomy – Defense verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by plaintiff following a total abdominal hysterectomy that was performed in 2013. Plaintiff had consulted the defendants with complaints of heavy menses; it was later discovered that the plaintiff had three large uterine fibroids. The decision ...

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State Farm’s only offer after head injury was $50K, jury returns $500K – $500,000 verdict (access required)

Defendant failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the side of plaintiff’s SUV, causing it to roll over multiple times. Plaintiff was able to crawl out of the vehicle and check on the occupants of defendant’s vehicle. Plaintiff ...

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Girl hurt in rear-ender that killed grandfather – $1,050,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 14, and her grandfather were on their way to lunch when their vehicle was rear-ended by defendant driver. Defendant was operating his personal vehicle insured with liability limits of $100/300. Plaintiff’s grandfather, who received fatal injuries, had relocated to ...

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Woman reacted to drugs after colon surgery – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

A 41-year-old woman presented to the hospital for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Her post-operative pain was managed by lidocaine. She later developed lidocaine toxicity and the lidocaine was discontinued; however, the patient then developed anaphylaxis. The doctor ordered an EPI ...

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