$18M in Settlements to Kin of Baby Killed When Stroller Struck by SUV

An Illinois family whose 7-month-old daughter was killed when an SUV ran into her stroller in a crosswalk as her father walked her across a street in March 2015 on a visit to San Diego's Point Loma will receive a total of $18 million in two settlements that have been reached in connection with the crash. The infant, Juniper Aavang, was being pushed in the stroller at 6:30 a.m. on March 2, 2015 by her...

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$1.15M Settlement in Fatal Crash of Stolen Work Van

The family of a woman and her 14-year-old daughter who were killed when the car they were in was struck by a fleeing stolen work van earlier this year in New Mexico has reached a $1.15 million settlement with the company that owned the van. The van, which had been left running in an employee's driveway on Jan. 18, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., was stolen and crashed into another car while being chased by police,...

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$5M Verdict to Family of Gallbladder Surgery Victim

After undergoing gallbladder surgery in July of 2014, a 49-year-old Philadelphia woman was discharged from a hospital the same day and sent home, only to die five days later of complications following the surgery. That premature hospital discharge, and her follow-up care at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, has led to a $5 million medical malpractice jury verdict to the family of the victim, according to an Aug. 3 story in The Legal Intelligencer....

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$2M Settlement in Death of Va. Man Killed by Tractor-Trailer

The family of a 50-year-old Virginia man who was killed in 2014 when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer as he drove a utility tractor on the side of a highway has reached a $2.05 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against three defendants. The victim, Albert Thomas, was severely injured on Sept. 4, 2014 when the utility tractor he was driving south on U.S. 13 near Eyreville Drive in Northampton...

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Court Radio: Rep. Jordan Harris

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Representative Jordan Harris, chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, speak about the passing of comedian/civil rights activist Dick Gregory, the statue of Frank Rizzo and answer legal questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$3.5M Settlement in Death of Woman Due to Errant Medical Diagnosis

The family of a Scranton woman who died from an apparent heart attack in a hospital in 2012 after her condition was misdiagnosed as pneumonia has reached a $3.5 million settlement with two doctors and the hospital where she was being treated. Kristine Coleman, 41, a mother of two children, had been admitted to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Feb. 6, 2012, complaining of severe left shoulder pain which was radiating down her...

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Court Radio: Personal Injury with Benjamin Benjamini

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Dr. Benjamin Benjamini, a chiropractic provider, talk about what can happen with injuries and what you can do to relive the issue. They also answer health and legal questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$9.75M Settlement to Family of Infant Killed in Police Car Crash

The family of a 9-month-old baby boy who was killed in his parent's car when it was struck from behind by an SUV being driven by an on-duty police officer in 2013 has reached a $9.75 million settlement with the City of Sacramento, Calif. The child, Raiden Saechao, died five days after the Dec. 17, 2013 crash, which occurred on westbound Interstate 80, according to a July 18 story by The Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento...

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Family of Trucker Killed in Fiery 2016 Crash Reaches $11M Settlement

An $11 million settlement has been reached by the family of a 48-year-old South Carolina tractor-trailer driver who died in August 2016 when his rig struck another tractor-trailer carrying a load of gasoline as the second truck was attempting to turn around on a South Carolina highway in the darkness of early morning. The victim, Kenneth Avis of Georgetown, S.C., died about 3 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2016, when his 2015 Volvo tractor and its...

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