$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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$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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$12M Verdict to Family of Teen Killed in Toyota 4Runner Crash

The family of a 17-year-old teenager who died in 2015 in a roll-over crash when an axle broke on the Toyota 4Runner she was driving has been awarded a $12 million verdict by a South Carolina jury. The victim, 17-year-old Lacee Dial was driving her 1999 Toyota 4Runner to an interview on the morning of Sept. 15, 2012 in South Carolina when the left rear axle broke, allowing the wheel to separate from the vehicle...

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$17M Verdict to Survivors of 3 Killed by Truck in Road Work Crash

A Charleston, S.C., jury has awarded a $17 million verdict in the case of a family of three who were killed in March 2015 when their SUV was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer and caught fire as traffic stacked up in a highway construction zone. The victims, 34-year-old Canadian Army Private Jeremiah Cross, his 32-year-old wife, Crystal, and their infant son, Greysen, were killed when the tractor-trailer, traveling at 70 mph, smashed into their...

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$11.75M Settlement in Fatal Bicyclist Crash with Distracted Deputy

The family of a California attorney is receiving an $11.75 million settlement from Los Angeles County, four-and-a-half years after the man was struck and killed by a police cruiser being operated by a sheriff's deputy who was using his computer while he drove down a street. The crash on Dec. 8, 2013 occurred when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy, Andrew Wood, apparently swerved into a bike lane on Mulholland Highway while typing data into...

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Summer Safety Begins with Memorial Day: Here’s Your Safe Summer Guide

As we begin another glorious summer season in the Philadelphia area on this Memorial Day holiday weekend, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone that good times with friends and family begin with safety and common sense. One of the first things to remember is not to drink and drive as holiday weekends like this usually see a spike in drunk driving accidents, injuries and deaths. In 2016, the last year in which statistics...

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