Representative Jury Verdicts & Settlements
$6,000,001 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict. Patient underwent elective outpatient surgery and developed a post-operative blood clot resulting in her death the following day. Her surgeon failed to appreciate the patient’s risk factors for developing blood clots and, as a result, failed to initiate appropriate prophylactic treatment to prevent the development of blood clots. The patient, a 42 year old female, left behind a loving husband and two daughters.
$4,500,000 Products Liability Settlement. Consumer died as a result of taking defective pharmaceutical product manufactured by one of United States’ largest drug manufacturers.
$3,821,665 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient, who was 37 weeks pregnant, presented to hospital because she thought she was in labor. Healthcare providers failed to appreciate she was in the beginning stages of labor and failed to appreciate concerning abnormalities on the fetal heart monitoring strips. Patient was negligently discharged from the hospital. In the middle of the night, patient awoke to terrible pain and she suffered a placental abruption. Patient was taken emergently via ambulance to another hospital and an emergency c-section was performed. While the patient and child survived, the child was born with profound and permanent brain injuries (cerebral palsy) and other catastrophic injuries due to lack of oxygen from the abrupted placenta.
$3,200,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict. Patient presented to emergency department with complaints of headache. Healthcare providers negligently failed to diagnose cyst on patient’s brain resulting in the patient’s death.
$2,916,204.00 Personal Injury Verdict. Client suffered severe injuries when he, while riding his bicycle, was struck by a motor vehicle that ran a stop sign.
$2,650,000 Falling Merchandise Verdict. Customer was shopping in a national retail store and was struck in the head by a pallet of falling merchandise that had been negligently stacked in the store. The customer suffered severe injuries requiring neck surgery.
$2,500,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict. Patient was convinced by her physician to have unnecessary elective outpatient surgery. During surgery, surgical equipment failed and physician failed to safeguard the electrocautery device. As a result, device was inappropriately fired while inside the patient’s abdomen and resulted in a burn over the patient’s right external iliac artery. Physician failed to examine the burn and simply closed the patient. Physician told patient’s husband that surgery went well and he specifically failed to disclose the burn over the artery. Patient was negligently discharged from the hospital. During the night, the artery ruptured due to the burn and patient was rushed back to the hospital, where she died as a result of massive blood loss. The patient, a 28 year old mother, left behind a loving husband and three young children ages 2, 4, and 6.
$2,300,000 Slip and Fall Jury Verdict. Commercial cleaning company negligently used defective cleaning equipment causing water to leak onto the floor. Homeowner, unaware of leak and water, slipped and fell on floor. As a result, she suffered severe and permanent injuries, including a torn rotator cuff and the partial use of her left arm.
$2,000,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient presented to emergency department and CT scan confirmed patient had a massive blood clot in his lungs (bilateral pulmonary embolus). Notwithstanding, physician and hospital staff failed to respond in any manner to the radiologist’s report discussing the blood clot, which was faxed to the hospital. As a result, no treatment was ordered and patient died the following morning.
$1,650,000 Automobile Wreck Jury Verdict. Driver of automobile was stopped when commercial truck negligently rear-ended driver causing severe injuries requiring neck and shoulder surgeries.
$1,500,000.00 Personal Injury Verdict. Client was asleep in his mobile home when a drunk driver lost control of their vehicle and careened into Client’s mobile home. The mobile home was totaled and the Client suffered severe injuries to his neck and back.
$1,273,760 Libel and Slander Jury Verdict. Management company of apartment complex filed a false report with credit agency accusing tenant of skipping payment and abandoning the leased property causing her to suffer negative credit history and causing her to lose employment opportunities.
$1,200,000 False Arrest Jury Verdict. Customer was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a department store, while trying to buy clothes for her terminally ill son. Customer was confronted by two plainclothes detectives of the store as she walked to her car. Although she offered to show them a receipt for the merchandise she purchased, the detectives refused, handcuffed her behind her back and took her a detention room in the store, where she was handcuffed to a metal bar.
$1,000,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient, a 13 year-old boy, presented to the emergency department with an accidental stab wound. Physicians and healthcare providers negligently failed to diagnose internal lung injury and bleeding and failed to respond to developing symptoms in the hospital indicating child was going into shock. As a result, the patient bled to death in the hospital.
$1,000,000 Automobile Wreck Verdict. Driver was hit head on by negligent driver who turned in front of her at an intersection. Driver suffered serious injuries as result, including a torn rotator cuff that required surgery.
$1,000,000 Tractor Trailer Wreck Settlement. Couple was traveling in a construction zone on I-75 when they were rear ended by a tractor trailer that negligently failed to stop. The couple in the car suffered severe injuries requiring surgeries to the neck and back of one passenger and the back and knee of the other passenger.
$950,000 Negligent Parking Lot Design Settlement. Woman, who was walking with her young daughter and family and about to enter the door of a fast food establishment, was run over and killed when a driver accidently accelerated from the drive thru lane. The incident was the direct result of the negligent design of the parking lot and entry areas.
$900,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient presented to emergency department with chest pain, shortness of breath and other cardiac related symptoms. The healthcare providers failed to appropriately admit her to the hospital and run appropriate diagnostic test, which would have allowed them to diagnose the patient’s cardiac problem. Instead, she was negligently sent home with a diagnosis of pneumonia. Patient died the following morning of a heart attack.
$850,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient was erroneously given overdose of chemotherapy drugs and suffered extensive injuries as a result.
$750,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient underwent total hip replacement surgery. Hospital staff failed to turn patient appropriately after surgery causing the patient to develop severe decubitus ulcers (bed sores) on his heals and sacrum. Patient’s wounds deteriorated to the point of requiring the amputation of both of his legs.
$690,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient underwent elective gynecological surgery and suffered permanent nerve damage to her leg as a result, which required her to walk with the assistance of a brace and crutches.
$675,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Patient, a 6 month old child, was injured when physician negligently placed a central line perforating her superior vena cava (heart). Patient’s condition deteriorated and her healthcare providers failed to diagnose the blood pooling around her heart (cardiac tampanode). Patient died hours later in the hospital.
$625,000 Tractor Trailer Verdict. Driver of tractor trailer was traveling on I-985 and was rear ended by another tractor trailer who negligently failed to slow down, resulting in severe injuries to the driver requiring neck surgery.
$525,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Elderly patient presented to emergency department after falling down flight of stairs. Healthcare providers failed to diagnose patient’s broken neck and negligently discharged him home. As a result, Patient suffered paralysis and was rushed to another hospital the following day. Healthcare providers negligently failed to monitor patient while in the hospital’s MRI machine and he was found dead at the conclusion of the study.
$525,000 Tractor Trailer Settlement. Driver of automobile was traveling on I-95 in a construction zone in rainy conditions when it was struck from the rear by a tractor trailer who negligently failed to slow down. The driver suffered severe injuries requiring neck surgery.
$525,000 Tractor Trailer Settlement. Driver of automobile was traveling on U.S. Highway 19 when a tractor trailer negligently pulled out and across the highway at night with no lights on its trailer causing a violent collision between the automobile and the trailer. The driver suffered serious injuries requiring surgery.
$500,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Healthcare providers failed to respond to mass detected on patient’s chest x-ray. As a result, patient’s lung cancer went undiagnosed for over a year.
$500,000 False Arrest Settlement. Retail store falsely arrested individual on charges of writing a bad check and had individual arrested and placed in jail despite being advised that individual’s checkbook had been stolen and that the check in question was forged by the thief.
$500,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. Hospital staff negligently gave patient overdose of medication causing the death of the patient.
$500,000 Insurance Fraud Settlement. Agent of life insurance company fraudulently sold policy to individual resulting in individual having to forfeit policy and years of premiums paid.
$475,000 Tractor Trailer Settlement. Driver of automobile was traveling on Veteran’s Parkway when a tractor trailer negligently changed lanes causing a violent collision between the automobile and trailer. The driver of the automobile died as a result of the collision.
$450,000 Tractor Trailer Settlement. Driver of automobile was traveling on Georgia Highway 300 when a tractor trailer without brake lights stopped suddenly and without warning causing a violent collision between the automobile and trailer. The driver died as a result of the collision.
$400,000 Wrongful Death Settlement. Guest of property owner died as a result of being trapped and burned in a trailer fire due to the negligence of the property owner.