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$2,315,000

18-Wheeler Accident
Client was a dump truck driver that was hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident caused permanent leg and ankle damage. Defendants’ highest offer prior to arbitration was $200,000.


$1,200,000

Medical Malpractice

Client died after a health care provider failed to provide adequate emergency treatment.

$1,132,694

18-Wheeler Accident
Curd v. Western Express – Client was rear-ended by an eighteen wheeler and received severe back and neck injuries. The Defendants last offer prior to unanimous jury verdict was $350,000.


$390,000

Premises Liability
Client fell on improperly maintained staircase and suffered permanent spinal injuries (non-paralysis).

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Failure to Properly Diagnose
Posted on November 10 2014 by bmurphy

Failure to properly diagnose is the leading cause of medical malpractice in the United States, accounting for over 40% of all medical malpractice claims. These types of cases typically involve a patient presenting to a primary care doctor or an emergency room. Once the patient describes his/her symptoms, it is the doctor’s job to determine what tests to run, x-rays or MRI to order. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes fail to follow the proper protocol – resulting in an improper diagnosis or a complete failure to diagnose. Some of the most common errors are as follows: the doctor or hospital fail to order …... Continue Reading

More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many
Posted on November 07 2014 by bmurphy

On July 17, 2014, the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing entitled “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many: The Need to Improve Patient Safety.” Subcommittee Chairman Senator Bernard Sanders reported some alarming statistics: 1) preventable medical errors in hospitals is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer; 2) as many as 440,000 people die from preventable medical errors in hospitals every year and an additional tens of thousands die from preventable medical errors outside of hospitals, …... Continue Reading