Medication Overdose Results in Settlement of $500,000
Turner & Turner recently represented and settled a a malpractice due to medications overdose case against a hospital for overdosing a woman with medications. A 79 year old woman went to the hospital with intermittent chest pain. She was admitted to the cardiac care unit with a diagnosis of unstable angina.
She was given medications such as nitrates, Lisinopril, Lopressor, Norco, Morphine, and Valium. Shortly thereafter, she experienced severe hypotension, disorientation, diminished level of consciousness, and slurred speech. This resulted in multi-organ injury, including stroke, dysphagia, dysphagia, and aphasia. She underwent physical and occupational therapy, regaining very little function. Unfortunately, she died 15 months later from unrelated cancer. Turner and Turner received a favorable reward after representing the Client, who had been debilitated for 15 months due to stroke.
Medical Malpractice Award of $3,887,500
Turner & Turner recently represented and settled a Birth Trauma cases against a hospital for failure to properly diagnose and treat a patient. The pregnant Mom went to see the Doctor with complaints of decreased fetal movement and was seen by an unlicensed medical assistant.
Unfortunately, the baby was born prematurely and now requires full-time care. This could have all been avoided but for the Doctor’s failure to see the patient and failure to properly treat and diagnose her. The firm represented the Client and fought hard for her rights and the protection of her newborn child. We received a favorable award.
Automobile No-Fault Settlement of $275,000
Attorney Devlin Scarber represented a Client who sustained serious back injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. The Client’s MRIs showed that he had bulging and herniated discs in his lumbar spine (lower back) from the accident. He then underwent a major and expensive surgery called a lumbar fusion.
The Client’s No-Fault insurance carrier also was supposed to pay the Client for lost wages. Unfortunately, the Client had been laid off from his job a few weeks before the accident, so his insurance company refused to pay. In fact, the insurance company refused to pay for most of the Client’s benefits, including the surgery, claiming that none of it was related to the accident. The insurance company claimed that the Client already had prior back problems, was overweight, and had an unhealthy lifestyle that would have required him to have the surgery regardless of the accident.
Attorney Devlin Scarber vigorously pursued this claim and obtained a $275,000.00 settlement on behalf of the Client, which is a very high settlement in a case of this nature. The key to the large settlement was that Attorney Scarber obtained solid witness testimony and evidence from the Client’s doctors, employer, and family members. Also key was Attorney Scarber’s vigorous deposition of the insurance adjuster, which revealed that the insurance company had no legitimate reason for refusing to pay the Client.