Sampling of Medical Malpractice Settlements & Verdicts

$21,000,000 Settlement Involving Man Who Suffered Irreversible Brain Damage

Attorneys for a 50-year-old Exeter man who suffered irreversible brain damage following a kidney stone operation entered into a confidential settlement agreement on Monday with Wyoming Valley Health Care System and a Wilkes-Barre anesthesiologist. A civil jury trial of Carmen Insalaco’s lawsuit against the health care organization and the doctor was scheduled to begin Monday. Read More

$13,600,000 Award After Moses Taylor Death

A supplemental insurer who reneged on a settlement in a wrongful death suit must now pay the victim’s family $13.6 million. The award is the result of a protracted legal battle over the death of 44-year-old Donna M. Kapacs. The Archbald woman’s family filed suit against Moses Taylor Hospital and others after she died at Read More

$12,500,000 Recovery In Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Error

$12.5M recovery in pediatric cardiac surgical error case resulting in need for heart transplant.

$11,000,000 Settlement at Trial in Pediatric Wrongful Death

$11,000,000 settlement at trial in pediatric wrongful death case involving failure to timely diagnose and treat bowel obstruction.

$10,400,000 Award After Brain Damage Death at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

A jury awarded nearly $10.4 million to William and Joan Godlewski in the death of their infant daughter, Gina, who died from brain damage suffered during delivery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. The award was one of the largest in Luzerne County history, and was the second multimillion-dollar award obtained by HKQ for the Read More

$10,300,000 Jury Award in Death of Baby

A jury of seven men and five women unanimously awarded a West Pittston couple a total of $10.3 million Monday night for the loss of their infant daughter. But the panel, despite hearing more than two weeks of testimony, has not yet completed its task. Because the jury found that the actions of the former Read More

CONFIDENTIALITY OF MCARE SETTLEMENTS: Although not mandated by law, the standard Release that is required in most settlements of medical malpractice cases which includes contributions from the MCARE Fund contain a confidentiality provision which prohibits the settling party or his or her attorney from divulging details about either the case or the terms of the settlement.

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