$2.8M Verdict in Plane Crash Death in Product Liability Case

The wife of a U.S. Forest Service employee who died in 2010 when the chartered plane he was flying in suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed in Lock Haven, Pa., has been awarded a $2.75 million verdict by a federal jury. Daniel Snider, who was 30 at the time of the incident, died on June 21, 2010, when the Cessna T210L aircraft he was a passenger in crashed on a residential street in Lock...

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Man Wins $4M Verdict After Being Blinded in Fall on Store Sidewalk

Damages of $4 million have been awarded to a York, Pa., man after a fall in 2012 that blinded him in his left eye as he exited a store in a small shopping center. The victim, William Waite, who was 79 at the time of the incident, had just left the store on July 3, 2012 at 2861 East Prospect Road in York when he lost his footing "due to an allegedly unseen single step"...

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$8.5M Settlement to Family of Woman Killed in Crash with Police Car

The family of a 21-year-old New Mexico woman who was killed in 2013 when the car she was traveling in was struck by a speeding police cruiser will receive an $8.5 million settlement in the case. Ashley Browder was killed on Feb. 10, 2013, when a police cruiser, being driven by an off-duty police officer, smashed into the car being driven by Ashley's then 19-year-old sister, Lindsay, in an intersection in Albuquerque, N.M., according to...

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Additional $533K Settlement for Family of Child Killed in Car Crash

The family of a six-month old boy who was killed in the crash of a car that was being driven by his 23-year-old nanny in 2011 in Aberdeen, N.J., has reached an additional $533,503 settlement in the case with a second automotive service station which had previously worked on the car, and with the nanny's estate. The infant, Gabriel Bauder, and his nanny, Janine Hayes, died following the crash on Sept. 6, 2011, on Church...

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$4.85M Settlement to Bicyclist Hurt On Poorly-Kept City Sidewalk

A California man has reached a $4.85 million settlement with the City of San Diego in connection to severe injuries he suffered in 2014 when he crashed while riding his bicycle on a sidewalk that had been lifted by large tree roots. The victim, Clifford Brown, landed on his head and tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several teeth and suffered a possible stroke when he and his 21-speed Schwinn bicycle were "launched" about 28 feet...

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$5M Settlement to Family of N.J. Woman Killed in 2014 Car-Truck Crash

The family of a 50-year-old Freehold, N.J., woman who was killed when her car burst into flames after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer at a red light in 2014 will receive a $5 million settlement in the case. The victim, Heidi Bennett, was killed on March 31, 2014, as she sat in her automobile and was struck by the truck as she was waiting at a red light on the southbound side of Route 9...

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$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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