Personal Injury Lawyer Wins $22.5M Medical Malpractice Settlement for Family of a 6-Week-Old Baby Who Suffered Permanent Brain Damage Due to Oxygen Deprivation During Surgery

A Wisconsin family has reached a $22.5 million medical malpractice damage settlement after their 6-week-old son suffered brain damage following surgery to correct a birth defect involving his spinal cord. The boy's parents, Ramasurreddy and Neeraja Mallidi, of Fitchburg, Wisc., had taken their infant son to the University Of Wisconsin Health System's American Family Children's Hospital to correct a tethered spinal cord, in which the boy's spinal cord was stuck to surrounding tissue, according to...

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Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Awards $2,500 College Scholarship to Crash Victim as Part of the First-Ever MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship

Philadelphia's MyPhillyLawyer personal injury and car accident law firm has awarded its first-ever $2,500 MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship to recognize and support victims of serious car crashes who are continuing to pursue their educational goals. Also eligible to apply for the MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship are victims of medical errors or other life-threatening incidents caused by negligence. Applicants can be students in law school or college. The scholarship was created in recognition of the many...

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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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$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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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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$4M Medical Malpractice Verdict in Death of One-Month-Old Baby  

The mother of a one-month-old baby who died in 2010 from whooping cough has been awarded a $4 million verdict by a Lancaster County, Pa., jury. The woman, Michelle Goldstein, sued her baby daughter's doctors and Lancaster Pediatric Associates for medical malpractice, alleging in her lawsuit that the doctors should have diagnosed and treated the baby's illness earlier, which could have prevented the infant's death, according to a May 17 story by LNP. In her...

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Late Cancer Diagnosis Leads to $4.2M Jury Verdict in Man’s Death

The family of a 54-year-old Massachusetts man has been awarded a $4.2 million medical malpractice jury verdict in connection with his death following a late kidney cancer diagnosis. The man, Neil Senna of Billerica, Mass., had visited his doctor in June 2009 as part of an initial evaluation of hypertension and underwent a urine analysis that suggested the presence of red blood cells in his urine, according to an April 3 story in The Lowell...

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$20M Verdict to Family After Death of Spinal Surgery Patient

The family of a 50-year-old Ohio woman who died in January 2014 after undergoing spinal surgery has been awarded a $20 million jury verdict in Chester County in connection with her death. The woman, Sharon Kimble, had her surgery at the Laser Spine Institute in Wayne, Pa., and was discharged two hours after her procedure, according to a March 29 story by The Legal Intelligencer. She had been suffering from chronic back pain and was...

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How You Can Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Family

Every Sunday morning, callers to our MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio broadcast dial in to talk about their legal situations. And inevitably, some of our callers, who are often avid fans of the show, explain that they were recently involved in a car crash, hired a lawyer and now are not happy with their choice of representation. They ask to make an appointment with our firm to discuss their situation. Then I ask them why they didn't...

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