Drunk Driving

$15M Settlement Being Paid by 3 Bars in Drunk Driving Death Lawsuit

Three Minnesota taverns will pay a combined $15 million settlement to the families of a 9-year-old boy who died and a 7-year-old boy who was severely injured in a September 2014 car crash that was caused by a drunken driver who had been drinking at the bars. The victims, Jeramiya Bishop, 7, and his cousin, William Siems, 9, were sitting in the back seat of a car being driven on Sept. 20, 2014 by Amber...


Sheriff Car Personal Injury

$14.3M Settlement to Man Severely Injured by Deputy Sheriff’s Car

A Washington State man who lost both of his legs when he was struck by a deputy sheriff's car that ran a stop sign in 2015 in Everett, Wash., has reached a $14.3 million settlement to compensate him for his massive injuries. The victim, Tom Gillette, 60, was unloading sawhorses from the back of his work pickup truck on April 17, 2015 at 23rd Street and Rockefeller Avenue in Everett when the sheriff's deputy, John...


Red Light Crash

$1M Settlement to Couple Hurt in Red Light Crash in New York State

A driver who suffered serious neck and back injuries when another car ran a red light and struck his vehicle in July 2013 in Charleston, N.Y., is receiving a $1 million settlement after pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. The driver, Bobby Negron, 40, was driving his wife's 2009 Mazda automobile on Drumgoole Road in Charleston when the vehicle was struck by a car that ran a red light at the intersection of Bloomington Road about...


Medical Malpractice

$8.78M Med Mal Verdict to Man Who Lost Lower Legs After Colon Surgery

A Butler County jury awarded an $8.78 million medical malpractice verdict to a Butler, Pa., man who went into septic shock and lost both of his lower legs following surgery to repair a colon problem. The patient, Todd Wogan, initially underwent colon surgery at Butler Memorial Hospital in January 2012 to repair a a colovesical fistula—which is an abnormal connection between the colon and bladder—according to an Oct. 10 story by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. A...


Bus Crash Attorney

$450K Settlement to Family of Couple Killed by a Pittsburgh Bus

A $450,000 settlement has been reached between the Port Authority of Allegheny County and the family of two people who were killed in October of 2015 by a Pittsburgh bus that accidentally ran over and killed them both. The accident occurred when one of the victims, wheelchair-bound Henry Walker, was  crossing the street in front of the Route 83 Bedford Hill Port Authority bus after exiting the vehicle and was struck by another vehicle at...


Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney

$997K Medical Malpractice Verdict to Pa. Man After Spinal Surgery

A Pennsylvania man has been awarded a $997,500 medical malpractice verdict by a Centre County jury after he experienced complications following back surgery in October of 2011. The plaintiff, Timothy Ahern, had back surgery to repair a herniated disc on Oct. 14, 2011, which was followed by an uneventful recuperation for 12 days, according to an Oct. 5 story by The Legal Intelligencer. Ahern then began experiencing unexpected pain from the surgery and was admitted...


Car Crash Lawyer

$200K Settlement to Ohio Man Injured in Car-Ambulance Crash

A $200,000 settlement has been reached between the City of Columbus, Ohio, and an Ohio driver whose car was struck by an ambulance that was being driven by a city firefighter in 2013. The victim, Tyrone Powell, suffered a broken leg and head contusions when the ambulance collided with his car at Mooberry Street and Parsons Avenue in Columbus in December 2013, according to a Sept. 19 story by The Legal Intelligencer. Powell's car was...


Medical Malpractice Attorney

Inadequate Medical Treatment Leads to $625K Malpractice Verdict

A Northumberland County, Pa., man has been awarded a $625,000 jury verdict after he received inadequate emergency room medical treatment at a hospital in 2012 following complaints of chest pain and breathing problems. The man, Charles Smith, who was 53 when the incident occurred, had gone to ­Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital in Coal Township, Northumberland County, on June 4, 2012, "complaining of persistent pain concentrated in the left side of his chest and radiating into...


Defective Tire Crash

$1.2M Verdict to Trucker Hurt in Crash Caused by Defective Tire

A truck driver who was injured when a tire tread separated on a gravel truck he was driving in 2010 has been awarded $1.2 million in damages by a state jury in Arkansas following a trial in connection with his product liability lawsuit. The trucker, Elmer Philpot, now 76, was operating the gravel truck in Arkansas in 2010 "when the tread of his right front tire separated" and caused his truck to crash, according to...


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