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Verdicts & Settlements

May 11, 2023

Jury finds for plaintiff in death after colonoscopy; $1.36 million verdict

Action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Case name: Mary J. Pearson, as Administrator of the Estate of Frank Pearson v. Jennifer Humphreys, CRNA and Carolina Anesthesiology Associates, PA Court/case no.: Guilford County Superior Court/No. 20-CVS-4668 Jury and/or judge: Judge William A. Wood, II Amount: $1,360,000 Date: April 3, 2023 Attorney: John C. Hensley Jr., […]

Apr 24, 2023

Elderly couple rear-ended; surviving spouse settles for $5.35M

Action: Motor vehicle negligence Amount: $5.35 million Injuries alleged: Wrongful death; injury to spine requiring surgery Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled) Date of settlement: October 2022 Special damages: Approximately $150,000 in medical expenses, including permanent impairment to spine of one plaintiff and wrongful death of another Most helpful exper[...]

Apr 21, 2023

Drunk driving accident case settles for $1.025M

Action: Motor vehicle negligence, dram shop Amount: $1.025 million Injuries alleged: Damage to internal organs resulting in removal of appendix and section of intestines; severe scarring; permanent GI issues; broken leg; PTSD Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled) Most helpful experts: Maria Vargas, vocational consulting; P.J. Romanos, hospitality; David Eage[...]

Apr 18, 2023

Construction worker falls through roof opening, settles for $5.2M

Action: Premises liability/negligence Amount: $5.206 million structured settlement providing compensation in addition to ongoing workers’ compensation benefits; workers’ compensation lien of $1.042 million fully satisfied for liquidated payment of $110,000 Injuries alleged: Fall trauma including T-10 spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia and neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction, in ad[...]

Apr 18, 2023

Estate settles trip and fall claim for $250K

Action: Negligence, trip and fall Amount: $250,000 Injuries alleged: Broken hip Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled) Date of settlement: March 8, 2023 Special damages: 414 medicals of $20,868.52 Attorney for plaintiff: Shannon L. Altamura of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura Attorney for defense: Withheld Insurance company: Hartford Underwriters Insura[...]

Apr 18, 2023

Case alleging negligence by social workers settles for $1.62M

Action: Negligence Amount: $1.625 million Injuries alleged: Three sexual assaults, physical abuse and neglect between Oct. 9, 2018, and Nov. 9, 2018, resulting in psychological injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder and anxiety Case name: Wolfe v. Bowens; Wolfe v. NC-DHHS Court/case no.: Pitt County Superior Court; NC Industrial Commission/No. 21 CVS 2844; No. [&he[...]

Apr 17, 2023

Jury returns $1.3M verdict over ‘alienation of affection’

Action: Tort Amount: $1.3 million Injuries alleged: Alienation of affection Case name: Fish v. Stetina Court/case no.: Catawba County Superior Court/No. 22 CVS 931 Jury and/or judge: Jury/Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey Date of verdict: March 14, 2023 High-low agreement: No Most helpful expert’s name: Clark Walton of Charlotte Attorney for plaintiff: Clark D. Tew of […]

Apr 14, 2023

Tractor-trailer crash leads to 900K settlement

Action: Motor vehicle negligence Amount: $900,000 Injuries alleged: Fractured left hip, fractured right ankle, six fractured ribs, fractured left knee Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled post-mediation) Date of settlement: October 2022 Attorney for plaintiff: Meredith S. Hinton of Ricci Law Firm Attorney(s) for defense: Withheld The plaintiff was involved [...]

Apr 13, 2023

Collision with 18-wheeler results in $1.35M settlement

Action: Motor vehicle negligence Amount: $1.35 million Injuries alleged: Death Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: N/A Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled pre-suit) Mediator: Sam Clawson Date of settlement: April 2022 Most helpful experts: David Dorrity Attorneys for plaintiff: Daniel E. Henderson of Parker Law Group; Paul T. Oven of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price Attorney(s) for […]

Mar 28, 2023

Injuries from solvent explosion leads to $5M settlement

In the late night of Jan. 7, 2019, a fire explosion caused significant injury to two employees of an independently contracted janitorial team, Alvin Spencer and Frederick Avery, after being directed to clean grout with a flammable solvent by their client, Capital Chevrolet Inc.   Prior to the incident, the general manager of Capital Chevrolet was […]

Mar 24, 2023

Collision with drunk driver results in $2.51M settlement 

A Wake County mother and child were injured during a collision with a drunk driver. The plaintiffs have settled their claims against the driver and the establishments that served him for $2.51 million, the plaintiff’s attorneys, Winston Kirby and Andrew Avram reported.   According to the plaintiff’s counsel, their clients were struck by a drunk […]

Mar 24, 2023

Fatal collision results in $3M settlement 

On Aug. 4, 2021, the defendant was driving a commercial dump truck on Moores Chapel Road in Mecklenburg County. According to the plaintiff counsel, Ronard Dixon, the defendant’s dump truck veered off the right side of the road and then made an abrupt over correction from the right shoulder into the opposing lane, colliding into the […]

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