Daily Archives: November 18, 2011 - 5 results


Posted 3 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Arthur Buono  
Structured Settlements for Personal Injury: Buyer (and Seller) Beware

A Minnesota court recently stepped in to prevent a woman who suffered lead poisoning as a child from selling $299,000 of her personal injury award for just $19,000. The $299,000 of future payments were a part of a larger "structured settlement" she received for her injuries when she was a minor. In two prior deals she’d already swapped $352,000 worth of future payments for $77,000 upfront.   Structured settlements offered in many personal injury cases Structures intended to secure future replacement income for injury …

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Posted 3 years ago in Products Liability by Larry Bodine  
Coming Monday: How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights

On Monday November 21, the Lawyers.com Blog will publish an expose that affects every consumer: How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights. Visit www.lawyers.com/our-blog on Monday to read the first of a three-part series. Over recent years, your legal right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit has been severely curtailed. To protect themselves from costly lawsuits, corporations and trade associations have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to politicians, to pass what is known …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Larry Bodine  
Employment Law Advice for America’s Returning Veterans

Today, we’re speaking with Matthew Tully, from Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm. We’re one of the largest law firms in the country that represents National Guardsmen and reservists in employment actions. I got here because in 1995, I went away for three years of military service. I served in Korea, served at Fort Sill. I returned to my job with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a corrections officer, and I was discriminated against. They moved me to midnight shifts. …

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Posted 3 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Here are some items straight from the courtroom that might interest you: Wrongful death and survivor lawsuits in neurosurgery cases end with $12.5 million verdicts. Sadly, a 24-year-old accountant, Michael Rettger, died after he was admitted to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in November 2003, complaining of severe headaches and had brain surgery. Rettger did not wake up after surgery, his condition deteriorated, and he was unresponsive, with fixed and dilated pupils. Rettger’s mother, Judith, filed a wrongful …

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Posted 3 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Obese Patient’s Fall from Surgical Table Costs Hospital $225,000

Large Patients Mean Big Problems for Hospitals The family of a 61-year-old man who died after rolling off a hospital table has been awarded $225,000 by the Ramsey County District Court after a jury found the hospital negligent. The incident occurred on March 8, 2010 when St. Paul, Minn. resident Max DeVries was scheduled for a routine surgical procedure at HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital. According to the complaint, DeVries was sedated and not properly restrained on the surgical table, resulting …

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