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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Settlements

Case of shoulder dystocia delivery settled – $1,100,00 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, and his mother, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder-dystocia delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that an inexperienced obstetrician incorrectly performed maneuvers to release the dystocia, and as a result, the child suffered a severe brachial plexus ...

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Parties argued about video of crash around curve – $2.2 Million Settlement (access required)

This case involved a collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car. The vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on a curved two-lane road separated by double yellow lines. Liability was hotly contested. Each driver contended that the other crossed ...

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Claimant fell from roof, hurt spinal cord – $1,221,282 Settlement (access required)

Claimant sustained a spinal cord injury when he fell from a roof in 2017. The employer accepted the claim and the Commission entered an award order. The parties began settlement negotiations in 2018. After several weeks a final settlement figure ...

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Man lived one day after burning from explosion – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-148] Type of action: Wrongful ...

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Man died after 90 percent burns in flash fire – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning over 90 percent of his body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-147] Type ...

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Cardiac patient died during oral surgery – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old wife and mother of two with a significant congenital heart condition resulting in a severely diminished ejection fraction, atrial flutter and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. In January 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was referred to the defendant oral surgeon ...

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Man went to ER for kidney stone, had gangrene in bowels – $1,450,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 27-year-old male who had presented to the hospital emergency department on Sept. 21, 2015, with acute onset flank and abdominal pain. CT exam revealed a kidney stone. He was treated and discharged with instructions. The complaints ...

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Artist blinded during retinal detachment surgery – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 58-year-old artist, was permanently blinded in one eye after undergoing an outpatient surgery for a retinal detachment. The defendant retinal surgeon performed a pneumatic retinopexy, which requires an injection of expansile gas into the patient’s eye to ...

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