Recent Verdicts

verdicts and settlements

Philadelphia Jury Awards Paralyzed Heroin Addict

By Max Mitchell |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $6 million to a heroin addict who was paralyzed from the chest down due to alleged negligent medical treatment.

verdicts and settlements

Lawyer Ordered to Repay Millions for Diverting Assets

By Gina Passarella |

A federal judge ordered a suspended Bridgeport attorney and his law firm to pay $18.4 million in restitution for his alleged misuse of millions of dollars in funds from several employee-benefit plans.

Pa. Justices Deny McNeil's Appeal in $10M Motrin Case

By Gina Passarella |

The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal by the maker of Children's Motrin in a case that resulted in a $10 million verdict for a family of a 3-year-old severely injured after taking several doses of the medicine.

verdicts and settlements

Sewer Fees Not Required at Widow's Unoccupied House

A judge in Lackawanna County has decided in favor of the defense in a case involving sewer fees for an uninhabited house.

Pa. Superior Court Revives Chest-Tube Med Mal Case

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The case of a man who developed complications from having a surgical tube left inside of him years after an operation can proceed after initially being dismissed, the state Superior Court has ruled.

verdicts and settlements

Family of Woman Killed in Head-on Collision Awarded

By Max Mitchell |

The family of a woman killed in a multiple-vehicle collision has received an award of nearly $1.5 million from a Monroe County jury.

verdicts and settlements

Phila. Jury Awards Families of Slain Factory Workers

By Max Mitchell |

The family members of two Kraft factory workers who were fatally gunned down by a disgruntled employee have received an award of more than $8 million from a Philadelphia jury.

Monroe County Jury Awards $1.5M in Multi-Vehicle Crash

By Max Mitchell |

The family of a woman killed in a multiple-vehicle collision has received an award of nearly $1.5 million from a Monroe County jury.

verdicts and settlements

Plaintiff Awarded in First Philadelphia Risperdal Trial

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiff in the first of roughly 1,250 Risperdal mass-tort cases in the city's courts.

verdicts and settlements

Jury Awards Verdict To Plaintiff in Trip-and-Fall Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Philadelphia jury has found a property owner entirely negligent in a trip-and-fall case, awarding $66,000 to the plaintiff for medical expenses related to an ankle injury.

verdicts and settlements

Retired Teacher Gets Arbitration Award for Car Accident Injuries

By Lizzy McLellan |

A three-person arbitration panel has awarded $700,000 to Diane and David Richman with regard to an underinsured motorist claim they brought against Liberty International Underwriters.

verdicts and settlements

Postal Worker Awarded in Mail-Truck Collision

On Nov. 3, 2011, plaintiff Sharon Orenshaw, 59, a U.S. Postal Service worker, was driving a mail truck on Route 52 in Kennett Township. While she was stopped at a mailbox, the front of her truck was hit by a Lexus sedan driven by Edward Cluff, who was traveling in the opposite direction. Orenshaw claimed multiple injuries to her neck.

gavel

Gun Law Challenges Prevail in Two Cases in Pa. Federal Court

By Saranac Hale Spencer |

Two federal judges in Pennsylvania have granted relief to people who had been barred by law from owning guns and brought Second Amendment challenges to that law.

verdicts and settlements

Jury Decides Both Drivers Negligent in UM Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Susquehanna County jury has entered a defense verdict in an uninsured motorist case where it found both drivers negligent.

verdicts and settlements

Plaintiffs Settle Following Tractor-Trailer Pile-up

By Max Mitchell |

According to the plaintiffs' complaint, on Jan. 2, 2012, Fernando Olivas was driving a tractor-trailer owned by J.M. Leasing eastbound along I-80 in Jefferson County, when he passed a slow-moving vehicle in the right lane. The weather had recently become snowy, the complaint said, and, as Olivas attempted to move back into the right lane after passing the slow-moving vehicle, he lost control of the tractor-trailer, which jack-knifed.

verdicts and settlements

Second Trial Yields Verdict for Deceased Patient's Daughter

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded a verdict of more than $1.5 million to the administratrix of Dorothy Johnson's estate, finding that St. Joseph's Hospital's breach of corporate duties led to Johnson's death.

verdicts and settlements

Jury Awards Delco Man Blinded From Prolonged Surgery

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A man who lost his sight because of a prolonged back surgery has been awarded $21.8 million in his medical malpractice case by a Delaware County jury.

verdicts and settlements

Jury Awards Woman For Post-Collision Soft-Tissue Injuries

On June 7, 2012, plaintiff Nichele Morgan, 23, a pharmacy technician, was driving on Calumet Street near Ridge Avenue, in Northwest Philadelphia, when the front driver's side of her Honda Accord was struck by the front of a 1998 Ford Econoline van.

verdicts and settlements

Penn State Agrees To Pay to Settle NCAA Dispute

By Max Mitchell |

On Jan. 16, state officials, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Penn State University announced they had reached a settlement in the dispute over the validity of a consent decree the athletic body imposed on the university that included a $60 million penalty.