$13.4M in Damages Awarded in Med Mal Heart Surgery Case

A Georgia man who suffered catastrophic injuries during heart surgery in 2010 in a South Dakota hospital has been awarded $13.4 million in damages by a federal court judge. The plaintiff, Hudson Myers, was 21 years old when he underwent "controversial" heart valve replacement surgery on Oct. 14, 2010 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, according to a March 3 story by The (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader. During the procedure, air bubbles made their way...

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$13.75M Verdict Awarded to Triple Amputee in Medical Malpractice Case

A South Carolina woman will receive $13.75 million in damages from a hospital group after doctors and nurses failed to properly diagnose her illness when she was admitted in December 2012, causing her to lose both legs and one arm to amputation due to sepsis. In a lawsuit filed by the victim, Seletha Gartrell, 54, of Aiken, S.C., claimed that she lost both her legs above the knee, her left arm below the elbow and...

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$52M Verdict in 2013 Florida Car Crash that Severely Injured Family

Five members of a Florida family who were left with severe and permanent injuries after their car was struck from behind by another vehicle at a red light in Florida in 2013 have been awarded $52 million in damages by a jury. The five family members were sitting at a stoplight in a 2011 Nissan Sentra at Southeast Maricamp Road and 31st Street in Ocala, Fla., on Dec. 6, 2013 when the car was slammed...

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Court Radio: Councilman Derek Green

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Councilman Derek Green talk about medical marijuana, sanctuary cities and the travel ban. [powerpress]

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$4.4M Settlement to Elevator Mechanic Injured in Workplace

An elevator mechanic who was severely injured during the construction of Philadelphia's Comcast Center office tower in 2007 is receiving a $4.4 million settlement to compensate him for his injuries. The worker, Darrin Ulmer, who was 39 years old at the time of the incident, was helping to move a heavy elevator door onto a drywall cart in a lobby of the then-under-construction office building when a protective floor cover he was standing on shifted...

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Court Radio: Various Topics #3

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer answers legal questions from listeners, such as domestic relations, insurance and other various topics. [powerpress]

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$5.5M Settlement to Student Severely Injured in School Crosswalk

A young woman who was severely injured in December 2012 in Bremerton, Wash., when she was struck by a vehicle in a school crosswalk as she walked to her high school for classes will receive a $5.5 million settlement to compensate her for her injuries. The victim. Regina Monzon, was 17 years old on Dec. 12, 2012, when she was struck by a vehicle in a poorly lit crosswalk in a school zone on her...

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Court Radio: Open Forum

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer takes calls from listeners regarding President Trump, medical malpractice, marriage and tort laws. [powerpress]

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$56.5M Verdict Awarded to Severely Injured Calif. Highway Worker

A 26-year-old California road construction employee who was struck by a car while working on a highway project in Eureka, Calif. in 2011 has been awarded $56.5 million in damages by a jury to compensate him for catastrophic injuries he suffered in the incident, including a severe brain injury and quadriplegia. The victim, Kyle Anderson, was working for his employer, All Phase Excavating, on a night-time  project for the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) in...

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