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Delayed-Diagnosis Verdict for Woman With Cancer

By Ben Seal |

A woman whose cancer diagnosis was delayed more than four years by her doctors' failure to report a mass on her lung has been awarded a $3 million verdict by a Jefferson County jury. The verdict is the largest ever reported in Jefferson County, according to a review of The Legal's annual listing of top verdicts and settlements.

Girl's Family Reaches Settlement With Pit Bull Owners

By Alex Carpenter |

Family members reached a prelitigation structured settlement after a pit bull bit an 11-year-old girl during a family gathering.

Plaintiff Wins Verdict For Risperdal Complication

A Philadelphia jury awarded $1.75 million to a plaintiff who alleged that taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused gynecomastia, a condition in which boys grow excessive breast tissue.

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Trooper Secures Verdict in Crash With Drunken Driver

A 12-member jury awarded a Pennsylvania state trooper $1.44 million after a drunken driver struck his car on Route 422 in Montgomery County.

Jury Faults Doctors For Failing to Diagnose Rare Bone Cancer

By Alex Carpenter |

A Philadelphia jury awarded $1.4 million to the estate of Joshua Debowsky in a case alleging his doctors failed to order additional tests to diagnose a mass on his knee, ultimately leading to his death from a rare form of cancer.


Employer Found Liable In Asbestos Verdict

A Philadelphia jury has awarded a deceased factory worker and his wife $1.7 million, in what attorneys say was the first asbestos case tried against an employer.

Jury Finds Against CHOP, ER Doctor Over Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis

A Philadelphia jury awarded $10.1 million to the mother of an 11-month-old whose bacterial meningitis was allegedly not promptly diagnosed during repeated emergency room visits to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the family's lawyer said.

Jury Awards $12.5M In Pelvic Mesh Trial

A Philadelphia jury awarded a plaintiff $5.5 million in compensatory damages, and additionally hit Johnson & Johnson with a $7 million punitive damages verdict over conduct in the design and marketing of its pelvic mesh implant device.

Plumber Injured in Freight Elevator Reaches Settlement

By Ben Seal |

A man whose left hand was crushed in the 600-pound doors of a freight elevator, leaving him unable to use it, reached a $3 million settlement with Hatfield Quality Meats Inc.

Family Recovers for Child's Car-Accident Death in Allegheny

By Ben Seal |

An Allegheny County jury awarded $32 million to the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in a 2012 car accident in Pittsburgh, including $10 million for a wrongful death claim and $10 million for a survival claim.

Defense Verdict in Estate's Case Over Failure to Diagnose

A Philadelphia jury returned a defense verdict in a lawsuit against five doctors alleging negligence in their failure to timely diagnose and treat a patient's low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor, which contributed to his death in February 2014.

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Bicyclist, Riding Against Traffic, Insisted Driver Was Careless

On July 24, 2013, plaintiff Samuel Johnson, 73, was riding his bike on Vine Street toward the intersection with Peach Street, in West Philadelphia.

Motorcycle Driver Reaches Settlement In Accident

The driver of a motorcycle injured when a PT Cruiser hit him and fled the scene reached a $1.15 million settlement with the driver of the car, its owner and its owner's daughter, according to a settlement agreement signed Nov. 11.

Jury Sides With Defense In Structure Collapse

On March 8, 2008, plaintiff Larry Marsh, 38, a welder, was standing outside Bowman's Stove & Patio Inc., at 1060 Division Highway, in Ephrata. Although the business was closed, an outdoor display on its patio was accessible to the public for viewing.

Business Owners Hit With $4.8M Verdict for Dodging Company Debt

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A federal jury has handed up a $4.8 million verdict against the owners of a company who tried to sidestep nearly $6 million in liability by transferring the company's assets through sale to a successor entity.

Road Defect Led to Fall From Scooter

On July 13, 2013, plaintiff Joseph Lacava, 70, was riding a motor scooter on 11th Street near Cantrell Street, in South Philadelphia. He claimed that his scooter struck a raised (approximately two-and-a-half inches) trolley track, which ran parallel to the road, and he fell off the scooter, fracturing his left knee.

Jury Awards $5M On Claims Bus Was Defectively Designed

On Sept. 5, 2012, plaintiff Steven Chin, 25, an employee at a catering business, was crossing Sixth Street at Arch Street in Center City, Philadelphia, when he was struck by a city bus.

Jury Awards $370K to Ex-AT&T Exec in Age Bias Case

A former AT&T service executive who claimed the telecommunications company fired him because of his age has been awarded $370,000 by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Ski Slope Liable For Worker's Construction Death

A Carbon County jury awarded more than $1.2 million to the family of an excavation truck driver who died after his vehicle backed down an embankment during a ski slope expansion project. The verdict is the highest reported out of Carbon County, based on a review of The Legal's archives.

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Jury Sides With Plaintiff Hit, Injured By Motor Vehicle

A Philadelphia jury awarded $500,000 to a man who was injured when he was hit by a car while crossing a street in the West Philadelphia section of the city.

Verdict for Mother Of Woman Killed By Drunken Driver

On Feb. 22, 2014, plaintiff Lisa Stamper, 47, was driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy in Lancaster, with her daughter, plaintiff's decedent Kaitlyn Berry, 24, as the front-seat passenger. They were on their way to buy a kitten.

Fired Worker Wins Jury Award in Age Bias Suit

A former worker at Pittsburgh Glass Works secured a $922,060 federal jury verdict in an age-discrimination case alleging that the company engaged in systemic practices discriminating against its older work force.