Jury award against Merrell Dow for boy born with club feet after his mother had taken the morning sickness drug Bendectin. (Blum)
Many Kline & Specter cases have resulted not only in large monetary resolutions but also in changes that benefited thousands if not millions of citizens. (See examples)
The following are some of the larger publicly disclosed settlements and verdicts obtained by Kline & Specter attorneys. The list does not account for innumerable major settlements which are confidential nor for scores of other Kline & Specter seven-figure settlements and verdicts.
Luzerne County verdict for mother of three left incapacitated after being struck by a van as she worked at a roadside construction site. (McManamon)
Settlement: Overdose of Pitocin during delivery results in baby being born with severe brain damage and injury to mother.
Settlement: Surgical error during liver donor procedure for transplantation results in liver failure.
Verdict for medical error that caused damage to a girl’s heart and required later heart transplant, leaving her with only a 50-50 chance of living past 21.
Settlement: Infant suffers severe and catastrophic cerebral palsy due to a delay in performing a C-section.
Verdict against VA for ex-Marine who suffered a stroke following dental procedure. The verdict includes periodic payments. (Ellison)
Settlement: Cerebral palsy, severe brain damage due to bacterial meningitis, chronic lung disease.
Settlement for a man who suffered hypoxic brain injury after nurses failed to promptly administer CPR when he went into cardiac arrest following successful cardiac surgery.
Verdict for a baby injured during heart surgery and left suffering severe brain damage. (Sears)
Settlement: Disease left untreated and subsequent negligent attempt at surgery results in permanent waist-down paralysis.
Settlement in a birth injury case against a doctor and nurse.
Settlement against a Philadelphia hospital for a woman who suffered a stroke and permanent brain damage due to medical malpractice.
Verdict for family of teenager who died after falling down a mine shaft while on a group trip in Mexico. (Crane)
Jury award to a Down Syndrome boy who was left brain damaged after an error during heart surgery. (Borkowski)
Verdict for a woman who suffered a stroke following carotid artery surgery. (Dupon)
Settlement: Failure to diagnose cerebral edema causes brain damage.
Verdict in Johnstown, Pa., for a boy who suffered severe cerebral palsy due to mishandled delivery. Jury award was largest-ever in a medical malpractice case in federal court in western Pennsylvania. (Read Article)
Delay in delivery of newborn resulted in severe injuries.
Bucks County verdict against the Pennsbury School district for a teenage student who lost her leg when she was run over by a school bus. (Zauflik)
Verdict against Johnson & Johnson -- $3.5 million compensatory and $10 million punitive -- for a Toms River, N.J., woman injured by surgically implanted vaginal mesh. (Carlino)
Settlement: Man dies of sepsis after coronary bypass surgery due to failure to provide appropriate antibiotic therapy.
$12.5M -- Total verdicts -- $5.5 million compensatory and $7 million punitive -- against Johnson & Johnson for an Indiana woman injured by surgically implanted vaginal mesh. (Hammons)
Settlement for boy injured after falling through an apartment window. Jury awarded $7 million but pre-trial agreement raised the sum paid. (Woolfolk)
Settlement: Negligent treatment of leukemia results in patient suffering spinal cord injury and quadriplegia.
Settlement with the Philadelphia Housing Authority and property manager for girl who suffered brain damage after asthma attack caused by mold in home. (McKinney)
Settlement for a former University of Pennsylvania student left a paraplegic after a 20-foot fall at an off-campus residence. (Bernhoft)
Settlement: Patient incapacitated following experimental treatment without his knowledge or proper oversight.
Philadelphia Verdict for a man who was shot and catastrophically injured by a teenager who was permitted to escape from a Devereux Foundation behavioral rehabilitation center. (Devereux)
Verdict against a child placement agency and adoptive parents of a girl who was physically and sexually abused in the home.
Settlement for the family of a Philadelphia teenager killed when staff at a treatment center put him into a restraint hold. (Leach)
Settlement in a case alleging fraudulent practices against a New York-based company in the sale of prescription medications to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Verdict against Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a baby late diagnosed with meningitis, resulting in permanent brain damage. (Tillery)
Settlement for a young man who was killed at work when a truck he was working on rolled over onto him.
Settlement with manufacturer in a case in which a school lunch table collapsed and killed a kindergarten student. (Cozzolino)
New Jersey jury verdict involving boy who suffered brain damage due to allergic reaction to peanuts. (Varghese)
Settlement: Failure to diagnose sodium levels results in pediatric stroke in a nine-month-old child.
Settlement: Patient with abdominal and arm pain dies of heart attack while waiting in ER.
Settlement: Failure to diagnose seizure disorder in baby results in brain injury.
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- Premises Liability
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