$4M Settlement in Deaths of Calif. Couple Struck by Sheriff’s Car

The families of a California couple who were killed in 2013 when the SUV they were riding in was struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle that was speeding through an intersection will receive a $4 million payment to settle their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. The victims, Sara Paynter and Robert Delgadillo, were ejected from the back seat of the Ford Explorer they were riding in and were killed in December...

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$1.15M Settlement in Fatal Crash of Stolen Work Van

The family of a woman and her 14-year-old daughter who were killed when the car they were in was struck by a fleeing stolen work van earlier this year in New Mexico has reached a $1.15 million settlement with the company that owned the van. The van, which had been left running in an employee's driveway on Jan. 18, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., was stolen and crashed into another car while being chased by police,...

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$5M Verdict to Family of Gallbladder Surgery Victim

After undergoing gallbladder surgery in July of 2014, a 49-year-old Philadelphia woman was discharged from a hospital the same day and sent home, only to die five days later of complications following the surgery. That premature hospital discharge, and her follow-up care at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, has led to a $5 million medical malpractice jury verdict to the family of the victim, according to an Aug. 3 story in The Legal Intelligencer....

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$2M Settlement in Death of Va. Man Killed by Tractor-Trailer

The family of a 50-year-old Virginia man who was killed in 2014 when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer as he drove a utility tractor on the side of a highway has reached a $2.05 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against three defendants. The victim, Albert Thomas, was severely injured on Sept. 4, 2014 when the utility tractor he was driving south on U.S. 13 near Eyreville Drive in Northampton...

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$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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