A Virginia woman was awarded a $3 million medical malpractice verdict against a local gynecologist after her hysterectomy went terribly wrong. Due to a state law capping such awards, the judge reduced the award to $1.9 million.
A New Cumberland, Pennsylvania woman who was hit by a pizza delivery driver, while she was crossing the street in a crosswalk, has been awarded $910,000 compensation for her injuries. The 61-year-old who now primarily gets around in a wheelchair, had her right side crushed requiring her to have her head stapled together and to have 3 inches removed from her leg.
A Parkton, Maryland woman was awarded $650,000 for injuries she sustained when a car struck her as she was crossing a driveway. The driver, who was texting on her cell phone at the time, left the scene of the accident but was later identified and found.
A settlement of $235,000 has been awarded to the parents of a Uniontown High School cheerleader who was injured when the school bleachers collapsed on her. The girl, who is now 17-years-old, suffers permanent scarring from her injuries which included a broken nose, broken teeth, broken ankles and facial scratches.
A $2.45 million judgment was awarded to the estate of a woman who died after being treated for ovarian cancer during a four-year period when she actually had PMP, a rare cancer of the abdomen. The woman succumbed to cancer in January 2009. The suit was brought against Stamford Hospital doctors Iris Wertheim and Isodore Tepler.