$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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$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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$2M Settlement to 2 N.J. Cousins Hurt in Drunk Driving Crash

Two teen-aged cousins who were severely hurt in December 2013 when the car they were riding in was struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by a drunk driver have agreed to a $2.05 million settlement in the case. The victims, Sora Newman and Shulamis Gorelick, who were 16 years old at the time of the crash on Dec. 29, 2013, both received traumatic brain and other injuries due to the impact, according to...

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$2M Verdict to Man Injured When His Pickup Was Rear-Ended by a Truck

A 44-year-old Pennsylvania man has been awarded a $2 million verdict by a jury after he was severely injured in November 2013 when his pick-up truck was rear-ended by a truck being operated by a drunk driver on Interstate 81 in Guildford Township, Franklin County. The plaintiff, Francisco Ramos-Becerra, was parked along the shoulder of I-81, refilling his Ford pickup truck with fuel around 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2013, when his vehicle was rear-ended...

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$2.75M Settlement to Widow of Man Killed by Speeding Sheriff’s Car

The widow of a 61-year-old New York state man who died when his SUV was struck by a speeding sheriff's department car being operated by a deputy sheriff in 2015 will receive a $2.75 million settlement from the county government where the crash occurred. Niagara County, N.Y., is paying the settlement to Mary A. Annalora, whose husband Glenn T. Annalora, died on Oct. 22, 2015, when his SUV was struck by the sheriff's vehicle which...

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Court Radio: Rosanne Placey of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Rosanne Placey of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to discuss Act 165. This new law will go in effect August 4th and will give the state the authority to suspend motor vehicle registration to habitual unpaid toll violators. Dean also take legal questions from callers.

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$2M Jury Verdict to Woman After Problematic Gall Bladder Surgery

A Pittsburgh woman has been awarded a $2 million medical malpractice verdict by a jury for injuries she sustained when her surgeon improperly removed her gall bladder in May of 2013. The patient, Denise Westwood, alleged in her lawsuit that her surgeon, Dr. Charles N. Lebovitz, negligently injured her bile duct during the surgery on May 23, 2013, which caused permanent damage to her liver and biliary system, according to a June 29 story in...

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Court Radio: Seth Williams & Bill Cosby with Charles Mirarchi

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Charles Mirarchi, a criminal defense attorney, speak about the guilty plea by former District Attorney Seth Williams, Bill Cosby's recent sexual assault trial and take legal questions from callers.

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