$29.5M Verdict in Woman’s CT Scan Death Due to Contrast Dye Allergy

The family of a 40-year-old woman who died in 2015 after she had an allergic reaction to contrast dye used in a CT scan she was undergoing has been awarded a $29.5 million verdict by an Iowa jury. The victim, Carrie DeJongh, had been injected with the contrast dye in preparation for the CT scan on June 9, 2015, when she went into anaphylactic shock and lost consciousness, one of her attorneys recently told The...

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$13M Settlement in DUI Crash that Killed 2, Severely Injured 2

As Dennis and Judy Schulte walked across a Seattle, Wash., street in March 2013 with their daughter-in-law and their then 10-day-old grandson, the four family members were struck by a vehicle being driven by a repeat drunk driver, killing the Schultes and critically injuring their grandson and his mother. Five years later, the family has reached a $13 million settlement with the city of Seattle and the city's insurance carriers in the case, according to...

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Misread CT Scan Leads to $15M Verdict for Stage 4 Cancer Victim

An Indiana cancer victim has been awarded $15 million in damages after a federal jury ruled that a doctor had failed to identify and treat a cancerous tumor in her rectum following a CT scan in November 21014 at an imaging center. The victim's cancerous tumor then went undetected and untreated for almost 18 months, causing her cancer to worsen, according to a June 19 story by The Indiana Lawyer. In her medical malpractice lawsuit,...

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$3.4M Verdict to Woman Hurt by Rolling Out-of-Control Tow Truck

A Nevada woman who was seriously injured when the car she was driving in 2013 was struck by an out-of-control, flatbed tow truck that rolled down a hill, causing a chain-reaction crash into her car, has been awarded a $3.4 million verdict by a Nevada jury. The victim, Zuhey Cobos, now 41, suffered serious back, neck and shoulder injuries in the crash when the flatbed tow truck's parking brake failed, according to a June 1...

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Court Radio: Auto-Racing African American Legends

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer is joined by Carl Smith and Bill Young, two of the first African American drag car racers. They are being recognized by the Mercer Museum and will be featured in an exhibition by the museum on June 23.

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$1.55M Settlement to Family of School Bus Driver Killed in 2016 Crash

The family of a New Jersey school bus driver who was killed in November 2016 when her bus was struck head-on by an SUV on a Middletown, N.J., roadway has reached a $1.55 million settlement in connection with her death. The school bus driver, Lorraine Filozof, 62, of Woodbridge, was pulled from the wreckage by a witness to the crash and by a bus aide who was also traveling on the bus, but died later...

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Court Radio: HIPPA

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Benjamin Benjamini about chiropractic and health wellness. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers.

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