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Luzerne County Jury Sides With Defense In Med Mal Case

In March 2009, plaintiff's decedent, Renee Deyo, a self-employed home cleaner in her mid-40s, was diagnosed with urethral cancer. She was diagnosed with small-cell cancer, high-grade urethral cancer, and carcinoma after a four- to five-centimeter mass was found in the right urethral pelvic junction (where the pelvis meets the ureter).

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Phila. Jury Awards $1.3 Million in Wrongful Death Case

A Philadelphia jury awarded $1.3 million to the estate of an infant who died following a heart transplant procedure.

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Jury Sides With State VA Director Who Alleged Political Tie Led to Termination

On Sept. 24, 2009, plaintiff Richard Wren, 50, was terminated from his employment at Luzerne County.

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Judge Awards $112,500 for Nightclub Fall

A Philadelphia judge awarded $112,500 to a woman who fell at a nightclub and sprained her ankle.

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Jury Renders Mixed Verdict in Trip-and-Fall Case

On July 23, 2012, plaintiff Darrin White, 50, a cemetery director in Newtown, was in the course of his employment when he tripped and fell, striking his head. He later stated that he had tripped over an exposed pipe that housed electric cables providing power to a trailer. A construction project was taking place at the cemetery, overseen by G&C Fab-Con. General-contractor Scungio Borst & Associates LLC and electrical-contractor Travis Inc. were also involved in the project. White claimed that he suffered head injuries.

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Paralyzed Lawn Care Worker Settles Truck Accident Claims

The family of a lawn care worker who was paralyzed after he was thrown from a pickup truck in a ­single-vehicle accident has settled with several corporate defendants for more than $26.5 million.

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Estate of Woman Killed by Infection Recovers $1.35M

The estate of a woman who died from a fungal infection while at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh will receive $1.35 million from a settlement over a wrongful-death and survival lawsuit.

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Jury Awards $7.7M For Undiagnose Fatal Blood Clot

The family of a woman who suffered a fatal blood clot after emergency ­medical staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital allegedly failed to properly test for a pulmonary embolism won a $7.7 million verdict.

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Accord Reached In Fatal Accident With Tractor Trailer

The estate of a man killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer reached a $2 million settlement with the truck's driver and his employer in a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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Bus Company Settles for $1.15M After Fatal Crash

The father of a pregnant woman who was struck and killed by a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia agreed to settle claims against the bus company for $1.15 million.

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Parties Settle For $142,500 After Dog Attack

On June 16, 2014, plaintiff John Gergle, 81, was attacked by a Rottweiler in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County.

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Death Caused by Misplaced Feeding Tube Leads to Verdict

A Montgomery County jury handed up a verdict awarding $5 million to the family of an 88-year-old man who died after a feeding tube was improperly inserted into his lung, filling it with feeding solution.

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Insurer Settles For $1.5M After Fatal Truck Crash

On Oct. 24, 2014, plaintiff's decedent Rachel Eberly, 74, was driving on Ramona Road toward Route 422, in Myerstown. As she entered the intersection, the driver's side of her station wagon was broadsided by a pickup truck. She died instantly from multiple trauma. The pickup truck was driven by Earl Ebling, who had gone through a stop sign. He was charged with careless driving involving death, among other traffic violations.

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$7.25M Settlement After Man Falls Through Glass Floor

A man who fell through a glass floor at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia settled his claims against the museum and a ­security firm for $7.25 million.

Radiology Mix-up Leads to $6M Award

A woman who allegedly had her appendix needlessly removed after her radiology slides were mixed up with another patient's secured a nearly $6 million verdict against the radiology firm.

Jury Awards $44M For Failure to Treat

A Philadelphia jury hit the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a $44.1 million verdict for failing to recognize a woman's adverse reaction to anti-coagulant medication before she suffered a brain hemorrhage.