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Man had seizure, killed woman in head-on wreck – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case settled at mediation two weeks prior to trial with no offers being made until the mediation. On March 7, 2017, the defendant had a medical event that caused him to cross over the grassy median and ...

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Fall at apartment building leaves man a paraplegic – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities. [19-T-052] Type ...

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Man suffered brain injury, PTSD after rear-end collision – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

The subject accident occurred on Sept. 11, 2014. Stephen Spicer was stopped in a line of traffic when he was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer operated by the defendant driver. Substantial property damage resulted. [19-T-051] Type of action: ...

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False Claims action against Duke nets $112.5M settlement – $112,500,000 Settlement, plus attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses (access required)

In May 2013, Joseph M. Thomas, the relator, brought a False Claims Act action on behalf of the United States of America against Duke University and Duke University Health System (together, “Duke”). William M. Foster, Ph.D., and Erin N. Potts-Kant ...

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Man suffered hearing loss, mild TBI from industrial accident – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a heavy equipment mechanic, suffered permanent hearing loss and tinnitus with continuing balance problems and falls. As a result of the injury and subsequent falls, plaintiff developed mild traumatic brain injury symptoms and could not return to his old ...

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Woman suffered sepsis after not taking antibiotics – $1.08 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old mother of two, woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in her back. She drove herself to the Emergency Room, where she came under the care of a board-certified emergency physician. The doctor ...

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Comp claim was based on work-related car wreck – $1,047,455 Settlement (access required)

The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a work-related motor vehicle accident. Compensability of the claim was initially accepted; however, it was later withdrawn. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $1,202,311 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value ...

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After neck surgery, man’s breathing tube pull-out prompted brain injury – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

On April 24, 2017, the decedent was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend that was traveling on an interstate roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. As ...

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