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$16.4M for Fall at Home Improvement Store Caused by Handwatering of Plants

May 31, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Hendrickson v. Lowe’s Home Centers L.L.C. (Nev.Dist.Ct.) $16.4M for Fall at Home Improvement Store Caused by Handwatering of Plants

$9.8M to Construction Worker Injured by Unsecured, 150 LB Piece of Concrete

May 24, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Ronald Gorman v. New York City Department of Transportation and Conti of New York L.L.C.; New York City Department of Transportation and Conti of New York L.L.C. v. Northeast Structural Steel Inc. (N.Y.Sup.) $9.8M to Construction Worker Injured by Unsecured, 150 LB Piece of Concrete

Topical Roundup: Medical Malpractice

May 20, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Recent noteworthy MedMal case summaries published in Westlaw include a negligently performed hysterectomy, a negligently performed hysteroscopy, and a medication over-dose during aortic surgery.

Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

May 17, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Keith v. Hatfield Quality Meats L.L.C. (Pa.Comp.Pl.) Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

Disintegrating Barricades Fail to Keep Model’s Vehicle Out of River; $13.8M Wrongful Death Verdict

May 10, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Sabanovic, special administrator of Sabanovic, Estate of v. City of Chicago (Ill. Cir.) Disintegrating Barricades Fail to Keep Model’s Vehicle Out of River; $13.8M Wrongful Death Verdict

Topical Roundup: California Premises Liability

May 5, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries involving negligence claims in California include a $1.2M verdict for a slip and fall, a $155K award after an airplane incident, and $2.9M resulting from a negligently maintained campsite.

Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

May 3, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Coleman v. Barrett (Tex.Dist.) Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

$8M for Infant’s Suffocation Due to ‘Playard’ Mattress Buildup of Carbon Dioxide

Apr 26, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Karow, individually and as successors in interest to Karow, Estate of v. Evenflo (Cal.Super.) $8M for Infant’s Suffocation Due to ‘Playard’ Mattress Buildup of Carbon Dioxide

Topical Roundup: Motor Vehicle Collisions

Apr 22, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries include a $1.2 million jury award for a head-on collision with a semitruck, a $5.4 million award after a truck driver was ejected from a Fed Ex semitruck’s sleeper cab, and a $10.2 million settlement to a motorcyclist whose leg was crushed in a collision.

Patient Dies of Bleomycin Toxicity; $1.3M for Doctor’s Failure to Recognize Toxicity/Discontinue Drug During Chemotherapy

Apr 19, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Scurti, Administratrix of Scurti, Estate of v. McGaughey III, M.D.; Virginia Oncology Associates (Va.Cir.Ct.) Patient Dies of Bleomycin Toxicity; $1.3M for Doctor’s Failure to Recognize Toxicity/Discontinue Drug During Chemotherapy

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