An Horry County, South Carolina jury awarded $3 million to a man in the death of his wife caused when she went into septic shock and died about 48 hours after being discharged from the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center emergency room. The lawsuit claimed that the hospital failed to run all the necessary tests and did not take the patient's temperature after an initial check when she arrived in January 2002.
A Nashua, New Hampshire couple will receive $1.25 million in a settlement with Tufts Medical Center in a medical malpractice suit filed after the man's 2003 kidney transplant went wrong. The patient received a perfect-match donor kidney from his brother, but the kidney failed after only a week.
A jury has awarded $400,000 to an Easton, Massachusetts woman in the wrongful death of her father after he died in a 2005 incident at the Embassy House nursing home in Brockton. The man was severely injured when a nurse did not follow proper procedures when moving him from his bed using the Hoyer Lift.
Shands at the University of Florida was ordered to pay $6.2 million to the family of a professor who died during a CT scan of his lungs in 2002. The 41-year-old man underwent gastric bypass weight loss surgery when he developed breathing difficulties 5 days later. He died during the CT process.
A Michigan family was awarded $235,000 in a lawsuit against a GM car dealership claiming a fire in the rear seat of their Buick LeSabre, started by a faulty battery cable, caused their husband/father to die from cardiac arrest.
An 87-year-old mother and her 62-year-old daughter will split a $10.8 million award to cover their past and future medical expenses after being severely injured in a car accident with a Pizza Hut delivery driver. The daughter suffered permanent brain damage and can no longer take care of herself on a daily basis. The mother suffered a broken neck and other injuries.
$12.2 million was awarded on behalf of a San Mateo, California teenager who suffered traumatic brain injury that has left her in a permanent vegetative state after being struck by a driver while in a crosswalk.
The Seattle Times reports a jury has awarded a 44 year-old woman $2.7 million for the severe injuries she suffered in 2001 when her car struck a dead horse left on the road by a telephone company truck driver.
The family of a 27-year-old man killed in a natural gas processing plant explosion has been awarded $82.5 million by a Houston jury, according to Mineral Wells Index.com. The man died of injuries sustained when a hot oil heater he was attempting to light exploded.