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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Jawbone Death from Osteoporosis Drug Costs Novartis $1.3M

A Florida woman who took Zometa to prevent the risk of osteoporosis has won a $1.3 million jury award against drug maker Novartis for causing destruction of her jawbone. Nancy Guenther was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. When her doctors discovered that the cancer had metastasized to her bones, they prescribed Zometa to reduce her risk of bone fractures. Guenther received 46 injections of the drug over four years between 2002 and 2006. During that time, she claimed she …

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Posted 12 months ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Psychic Found Guilty in $25 Million Fraud

A woman who told her clients she had psychic powers that could fix their problems – past, future and tax-related – was found guilty of fraud and money laundering by a jury in federal criminal court. Rose Marks, who ran a psychic business in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, was immediately taken into custody after the jury’s verdict and faces up to 20 years in prison. Among Marks’ affluent clients who testified against her were a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, a British …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Patient Whose Doctor Delayed Surgery Wins $2.85 Million

A Florida man whose doctor delayed surgery on his arm to give him a CAT scan won $2.85 million for the delay that caused him to end up paralyzed from the waist down. Randy Green was taken to the hospital after an April 2004 car wreck that severed arteries in his forearm. While he was being prepared for surgery on his arm, orthopedic surgeon Wayne Bauerle took him out of the surgery waiting area to perform a CAT scan on …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Mother Wins $4 Million for Daughter’s Birth Injury

A Pennsylvania mother whose daughter was born with cerebral palsy and neurological injuries won a $4 million jury award against her doctor for not performing a cesarean section. Erin McCarthy went into labor in August 2009 with her daughter Chloe. Her labor stalled for nearly eight hours but her doctor, Dr. Garry C. Karounos, continued with a vaginal delivery, according to the lawsuit. After McCarthy became too tired to continue pushing, Karounos used forceps to deliver Chloe, who was deprived …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Damages Cap Blocks $12M Award for Baby’s Botched Surgery

A jury in Oregon has awarded a couple $12 million for a botched liver surgery on a 9-month-old baby that required him to get an emergency liver transplant. But the state has a cap on damages by public entities, such as the public hospital in this case, of $3 million — an amount that doesn’t even cover the boy’s transplant surgery. Lori Horton in 2009 felt a lump on her 6-month-old son, Tyson, that turned out to be cancer. During …

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