The Baltimore Sun reports a 53-year-old woman has won $3.5 million in her medical malpractice suit against Vascular Surgery Associates and two of its surgeons.
The city of Fort Worth has offered the family of a man killed by an officer's Taser $2 million to settle their lawsuit, although the city admits no wrong doing, reports the Star-Telegram.
South Florida News reports that former wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, O. J. McDuffie, has been awarded $11.5 million against the team's doctor over a career-ending toe injury.
The Clinton Herald reports a Clinton County (Iowa) jury has awarded $1 million to a teen-aged girl who alleged a doctor was negligent in treating her asthma in 2005.
Bloomberg Business Week reports the largest drug maker in the U.K., GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo), has agreed to pay $60 million in the first settlements of lawsuits over their drug, Avandia. This diabetes drug has been cited as causing heart attacks and strokes in some of the users.
A Mississippi woman whose leg had to be amputated after she had knee replacement surgery won $579,789 in a medical malpractice suit against Forrest General Hospital, reports the Hattiesburg American.
In 1998, the then 69-year-old woman's knee was dislocated when her foot got caught under her wheelchair as a nurse was taking her to the restroom following the first knee replacement surgery. After the incident, additional surgeries including another knee replacement were required. She then developed an infection which led to her leg being amputated.
The lawsuit was filed in 1999, but the verdict wasn't handed down until April 14, 2010.
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A jury in San Angelo (Texas) federal court has reached a $1.8 million award against Hyundai Motor Company in favor of the plaintiff - the father of a 19-year-old girl killed in 2007, reports GoSanAngelo.
The teenager was a passenger in a car driven by her sister when the car veered off the road and rolled over. Although she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, she was thrown out through the back window of the car because her seat was too far reclined. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
In filing the lawsuit, the father of the dead girl hopes to call on the auto industry to correct the design which allows a car to be driven with the seat reclined. Experts testified a car seat reclined past 45 degrees is unsafe and the safest position for the passenger seat is in the upright position.
The issue of the reclining seat got national attention in 1988 when the NTSB asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to research the problem.
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