$3.8M Settlement to Man Severely Hurt By Faulty Door in Skyscraper

As he walked through a doorway from an outside service balcony on the roof of the Aramark Tower skyscraper in Philadelphia in May of 2015, an assistant building engineer was severely injured when a faulty outside door was blown by a strong gust of wind behind him, forcing him to violently crash into a large concrete building support beam. The victim, Timothy May, has reached a $3.8 million settlement with the owners and management of...

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AutoZone Paying $3.3M Settlement for 3 Crash Deaths in 2016

The families of three people killed in a 2016 vehicle crash in New York State will receive a $3.3 million settlement from AutoZone after one of the company's tractor-trailers smashed into the rear of a car that had run out of gas in the right lane of a highway. The driver of the disabled car, Jesenia Valentin, 29, of Bridgeport, Conn., had called 911 to report her vehicle being disabled on Interstate 84 when it...

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Jury Awards $4.9M to Man Who Loses His Leg After Blood Clot Treatment

A Florida jury has awarded a $4.9 million verdict to a man who had to have his left leg amputated below the knee after a surgeon allegedly failed to properly treat him for a blood clot in 2013. The patient, Samuel Gray, who was 61 years old at the time of the treatment, had gone to Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla., where he saw a vascular surgeon, Dr. Panagiotis Iakovidis, and complained about...

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$2.15M Settlement to Severely Injured Motorcycle Crash Victim

A 38-year-old Illinois man will receive a $2.15 million settlement after he suffered permanent brain injuries when he was struck by a car as he rode his motorcycle in a Chicago suburb in 2015. The victim, Wyatt Williams, was riding his 1986 Honda CN250 Helix motorcycle on North Avenue near Maple Street in Oak Park, Ill., in June of 2015 when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Leslie Mueller, 37, of Glendale...

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$4.69B Verdict Awarded to Additional Talcum Powder Cancer Victims

The latest jury verdict has been announced – this time for $4.69 billion – for 22 more women who have suffered from ovarian cancer after being long-time users of baby powder from Johnson & Johnson. The verdict was reached in St. Louis, Mo., after a 12-person jury heard five weeks of testimony about the use of the talc-based products by the victims, according to a July 12 story by Reuters. The victims alleged that Johnson...

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$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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