$3.5M Settlement in Death of Woman Due to Errant Medical Diagnosis

The family of a Scranton woman who died from an apparent heart attack in a hospital in 2012 after her condition was misdiagnosed as pneumonia has reached a $3.5 million settlement with two doctors and the hospital where she was being treated. Kristine Coleman, 41, a mother of two children, had been admitted to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Feb. 6, 2012, complaining of severe left shoulder pain which was radiating down her...

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$9.75M Settlement to Family of Infant Killed in Police Car Crash

The family of a 9-month-old baby boy who was killed in his parent's car when it was struck from behind by an SUV being driven by an on-duty police officer in 2013 has reached a $9.75 million settlement with the City of Sacramento, Calif. The child, Raiden Saechao, died five days after the Dec. 17, 2013 crash, which occurred on westbound Interstate 80, according to a July 18 story by The Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento...

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Family of Trucker Killed in Fiery 2016 Crash Reaches $11M Settlement

An $11 million settlement has been reached by the family of a 48-year-old South Carolina tractor-trailer driver who died in August 2016 when his rig struck another tractor-trailer carrying a load of gasoline as the second truck was attempting to turn around on a South Carolina highway in the darkness of early morning. The victim, Kenneth Avis of Georgetown, S.C., died about 3 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2016, when his 2015 Volvo tractor and its...

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$2.75M Settlement to Widow of Man Killed by Speeding Sheriff’s Car

The widow of a 61-year-old New York state man who died when his SUV was struck by a speeding sheriff's department car being operated by a deputy sheriff in 2015 will receive a $2.75 million settlement from the county government where the crash occurred. Niagara County, N.Y., is paying the settlement to Mary A. Annalora, whose husband Glenn T. Annalora, died on Oct. 22, 2015, when his SUV was struck by the sheriff's vehicle which...

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$7.5M Settlement in Car Crash During Hurricane Sandy that Killed Woman

A $7.5 million settlement has been reached in connection with the crash of an SUV and a police car during Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey in October 2012 which left one woman dead and three others severely  injured. The crash, which happened about 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2012 at routes 112 and 347 in Port Jefferson Station, N.J., occurred when a Ford Crown Victoria police car broadsided the 2002 Toyota Highlander the four women...

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$39M Verdict to Family of Texas Firefighter Killed in Bicycle Crash

A Texas jury has awarded a $39 million wrongful death verdict to the family of a 43-year-old Houston firefighter who was killed in a 2014 crash with a utility trailer while on a bicycle ride. W. Mark Braswell, who was a captain for the Houston Fire Department, was riding along North Bridgeland Lake Parkway when he and his bicycle struck a landscaping trailer stopped in traffic on the four-lane roadway, according to a May 3...

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$5M Settlement Reached in Medical Helicopter Crash Death

The parents of a 38-year-old Alabama nurse who was killed in the crash of a medical helicopter which was responding to an emergency call in March 2016 has reached a $5 million settlement with the operators of the aircraft. The nurse, Stacey Cernadas, died March 26, 2016, when the Haynes LifeFlight medical helicopter she was riding in crashed about 12:18 a.m. west of Enterprise, Ala., after picking up a critically-injured victim from a motor vehicle...

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