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Woman Paralyzed in Ladder Fall Settles For $7 Million

By Max Mitchell |

A woman who was paralyzed after she allegedly fell from a ladder while attempting to retrieve a cat from a tree has settled her claims for more than $7 million, according to her attorney.

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Snack-Maker Owed Millions in OT, Truck Drivers Claimed

In September 2012, plaintiffs Jason Swiger and Julio Cruz started working as "route sales professionals" for Utz Quality Foods Inc., of Hanover.

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Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $2.1 million to a woman claiming she experienced ongoing pain resulting from the deterioration of a pelvic mesh implant.

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Drunk Truck Driver Hit Pickup Truck, Causes Major Injuries

On Nov. 19, 2013, at about 5 p.m., plaintiff Francisco Ramos-Becerra, 44, a landscaper, was in the bed of his Ford pickup truck on the shoulder of Interstate 81, in Guildford Township. He was refilling his pickup with fuel. While he was doing so, he was rear-ended by the cab of a truck, which was being driven without its trailer. The cab had veered off the road and struck Ramos-Becerra's pickup at about 50 miles per hour.

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Suit: Porch Collapse Caused Tenant's Neck, Foot Injuries

On May 27, 2014, plaintiff Karyn Lynn Dubois, 46, a cashier, was standing on her front porch, at 340 Centre Ave., in Oakdale, when the porch collapsed and she fell about eight feet, into the basement. She claimed foot and neck injuries.

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Clarion County Jury Awards $2 Million in Urinary Med Mal Suit

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A woman alleging she's suffering the effects of shoddy installation of a urinary sling was awarded $2 million by a Clarion County jury.

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$2 Million Settlement Reached in Table Saw Amputation Lawsuit

By Max Mitchell |

A man who amputated his finger with a table saw has settled claims against the toolmaker and the saw's owner for $2 million between them, according to the plaintiff's attorneys.

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Plaintiff's Back Pain Pre-existed Accident, Defense Asserted

On Jan. 8, 2014, plaintiff Salim Geiger, a barber in his late 40s, was involved in a rear-end collision in South Philadelphia.

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Doctor Who Treated 102-Year-Old Patient Stood by Treatment

On the evening of Dec. 25, 2010, the plaintiff's decedent, Sara Segal, 102, presented to Lankenau Hospital, in Wynnewood, with complaints of weakness, confusion and slurred speech. She was seen by emergency room physician David Patchefsky.

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Driver Alleged Rear-Ender Caused Cervical Herniations

On Oct. 23, 2014, plaintiff Samantha Finore, 29, an accounts-payable clerk, was stopped at a red light on Street Road, in Northeast Philadelphia, when her sedan was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle. She claimed neck injuries.

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J&J Hit With $20M Verdict in Third Pelvic Mesh Trial

By Zack Needles |

A 12-member Philadelphia jury handed up a $20 million verdict—including $17.5 million in punitive damages—against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon in the third pelvic mesh case to go to trial in the city.

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Shipyard Worker Attributed Larynx Cancer to Asbestos

In February 2015, plaintiff William Murray, 61, of Bellmawr, New Jersey, was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer.

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Woman Blamed Defective Skates for Fall, Broken Arm

On June 26, 2014, plaintiff Gladys Jones, 50, a part-time health care aide, fell and injured her arm while roller skating at a park in Philadelphia. She claimed the "Chicago Skates" brand of skates she used were defective, because the right skate was missing a pivot cup.

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US Government Hit With $42M Birth Injury Verdict in Pa.

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A federal judge in Harrisburg has ordered the United States to pay $42 million to a family whose baby suffered brain injuries during delivery because of a federally employed doctor's unnecessary use of forceps.

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Driver Argued Pedestrian as Inattentive

On April 15, 2014, plaintiff Theresa Mancini, 39, a teacher's aide, was crossing a street in the North Oakland section of Pittsburgh when she was allegedly struck by a car. She claimed a left-leg fracture.

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Tour Guide Gets $5.25 Million Bus Crash Settlement

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A trucking company has settled a lawsuit arising out of a tractor trailer's collision with a tour bus that left three dead and several injured.