We Do What We Say We'll Do
Oct. 14, 2005, a Lawrence County jury returned a verdict of $1.5 million on behalf of a Lawrence County man who was injured as a result of a hazardous condition on a PennDOT highway. According to the Lawrence County Prothonotary, the jury award was the highest in the history of the county at that time. It still remains the highest verdict against a state agency.
The plaintiff, a minor child, was in the neonatal intensive care unit of the defendant/hospital, where failure to remove an arterial line resulted in amputation. The jury found in favor of the plaintiffs. The verdict with delay damages was seven figures.
The plaintiff, a 46-year-old man with a history of heart disease, reported to the emergency room with chest pain that was radiating into his neck and arm. Approximately four hours later, he died of a myocardial infarction. A suit was filed against the emergency room physician and the hospital which settled for seven figures.
The plaintiff, a minor child, was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia and spasticity following his birth. Following five days of trial, the case was settled for seven figures.
The law firm of Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, P.C., represented the wife and two children of a passenger involved in a commercial airline crash. Discovery in the case proceeded for more than four years. After extensive discovery and investigation, an eight-figure settlement was obtained on behalf of the wife and children.
The plaintiff, the driver of an automobile, was struck when a trailer being pulled by a PennDOT driver crossed the centerline. As a result, the plaintiff, a woman in her 30s, sustained an injury to her spinal cord. The jury returned a six-figure verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
The mother of the minor plaintiff has been diagnosed with preterm labor. Notwithstanding the diagnosis, the defendants failed to administer medication that would enhance the maturity of the infant’s lungs prior to delivery. Furthermore, the defendants failed to properly administer medications used to delay the delivery. Suit was filed against the physician and hospital.
The plaintiff, a 78-year-old woman, was a resident of a nursing home. The defendant/nursing home was charged with the responsibility of supervising the nursing home and providing a safe environment for residents who live thereon. LGKG hired a forensic nurse and nursing home administrator to support the plaintiff’s allegations of negligence. The case resolved by way of a six-figure settlement.
The plaintiff was riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a teenage friend. As the vehicle was proceeding down the highway, the driver of the vehicle reached over to change the radio station. As a result, the right-hand passenger side wheels of her vehicle drove onto the berm of the roadway. When the driver looked up, a telephone pole, which was situated approximately 6 feet from the berm of the roadway, was directly in her path. The case resulted in a six-figure settlement.
The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his wife. Unfortunately, as she came around a bend on a rural road for the first time, the wife did not see a posted stop sign. As a result, she did not stop at the stop sign and struck a vehicle that was crossing the intersection. After extensive discovery, which included depositions and field inspections, the case resulted in a six-figure settlement in favor of the plaintiff.