SAMPLING OF SETTLEMENTS & VERDICTS WON FOR OUR CLIENTS

  • More than $32,000,000 will be paid to settle lawsuits filed by families of the 17 passengers killed when their plane crashed in Bear Creek Township, according to a lead lawyer for the families. READ MORE
  • The families of two young Susquehanna County men, electrocuted while installing a new roof on a house, will receive nearly $30,000,000 as a result of an out of court settlement, the Sunday Independent has learned. READ MORE
  • Attorneys for a 50-year-old Exeter man who suffered irreversible brain damage following a 1998 kidney stone operation. READ MORE
  • Kristie's Family Get Record-Setting $16,000,000 Verdict. The lawsuit against PG&W began three years ago, after eight year old Kristie Emershaw died of carbon-monoxide poisoning. READ MORE
  • The award is the result of a protracted legal battle over the 2002 death of 44-year-old Donna M. Kapacs. READ MORE
  • A $12,600,000 settlement - the highest ever in Luzerne County Court - was awarded to Linda Ann Cappellini as compensation for injuries she received in an automobile accident. 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.
  • A Dunmore woman who was badly hurt when her car was hit by a runaway garbage truck will collect nearly $11,000,000. Insurers for waste hauler J.P. Mascaro & Sons will pay the money. READ MORE
  • $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.
  • A jury awarded nearly $10,400,000 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. READ MORE
  • A jury of seven men and five women unanimously awarded a West Pittston couple a total of $10,300,000 Monday night for the loss of their infant daughter. READ MORE
  • A jury awarded a Dickson City woman and her husband just more than $10,100,000 for injuries the woman suffered after her vehicle was struck by a dump truck. READ MORE
  • A 12-member Luzerne County jury awarded nearly $8,800,000 in the case of a former state trooper who was struck and disabled by a drunken driver in 1983. READ MORE
  • Plaintiff's decedent Colleen Shea, 27, an accountant, was killed in a head-on collision while traveling on I-81 in Susquehanna County. READ MORE
  • Settlement has been reached in the punitive phase of the lawsuit brought by a Bucks Township couple against General Motors Corp. as the result of a collision of vehicles. READ MORE
  • A lawsuit in Luzerne County Court involving a Kingston man who was left disabled after a collision with a tractor-trailer has been settled for $7,000,000. READ MORE
  • It cost two doctors and Wilkes-Barre Mercy Hospital $7,000,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit through "medical misadventure". READ MORE
  • After jury selection and the plaintiff's opening, the defendants tendered all available insurance coverage. READ MORE
  • Care given was so poor that it constituted a "reckless disregard" for the infant's life.
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  • $6,500,000 settlement in infant wrongful death case
    $6,500,000 settlement in infant wrongful death case involving failure to timely diagnose and treat intussusception.
  • $6,250,000 verdict following a 6 week jury trial in medical malpractice trial involving death of 3yr old child. READ MORE
  • The accident occurred when Deitz failed to stop for a sign posted for westbound vehicles on State Route 1035 and proceeded to strike the passenger side of the suburban.
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  • $4,500,000 settlement in wrongful death case
    $4,500,000 settlement in wrongful death case following gastric bypass and gallbladder removal surgeries.
  • $4,450,000 settlement in birth injury wrongful death case
    $4,450,000 settlement in birth injury wrongful death case involving failure to perform a Caesarian section.
  • $4,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case
    $4,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to administer CPAP machine following surgery.
  • A thirty-nine-year-old Pittston woman confined to a wheel chair following her inoculation with swine influenza vaccine. READ MORE
  • $3,400,000 settlement in wrongful death case
    $3,400,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to appropriately manage hyponatremia resulting in brain injury .
  • A compromise and settlement totaling over $3,500,000 in a wrongful death case of a former Dunmore High School football star. READ MORE
  • The family of a Tunkhannock woman who died last year after complications from gall bladder surgery will receive a $3,500,000 settlement from the Geisinger Health System. READ MORE
  • After years of pain and mismanaged health care, a Luzerne County man said he will at least be able to pay his bills for the rest of his life. READ MORE
  • Patricia Sabol collapsed and died 11 hours after she was discharged from the emergency room at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital. READ MORE
  • A Luzerne County judge on Wednesday approved a $3,000,000 settlement for a medical malpractice case, but he refused to seal the settlement as had been requested by a state fund that will pay part of the money. READ MORE
  • $3,250,000 recovery in improper surgical positioning case
    $3,250,000 recovery in improper surgical positioning case resulting in brachial plexus injury.
  • $3,000,000 recovery in stroke case
    $3,000,000 recovery in stroke case involving failure to prescribe high blood pressure medication following surgery.
  • $3,000,000 settlement in birth injury wrongful death case
    $3,000,000 settlement in birth injury wrongful death case following the traumatic vaginal delivery of a full-term infant.
  • $2,750,000 recovery for above-the-knee amputee
    $2,750,000 recovery for above-the-knee amputee involving failure to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome following surgery.
  • A Luzerne County jury last week awarded nearly $2,500,000 in damages to a Shavertown man who became disabled as the result of a fall at a Wilkes-Barre Township warehouse. READ MORE
  • $2,250,000 recovery for below-the-knee amputee
    $2,250,000 recovery for below-the-knee amputee involving failure to timely diagnose and treat blood clots on diagnostic imaging.
  • $2,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case
    $2,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case following sigmoid resection surgery.
  • $2,000,000 settlement in failure to perform colonoscopies
    $2,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to perform colonoscopies resulting in delay in diagnosis of metastatic colon cancer.
  • A Wilkes-Barre lawyer has obtained a $3,200,000 jury award in Lackawanna County Court against a Drums company. READ MORE
  • A group of three motorcycles approached victims traveling in the opposite direction. The victim was able to avoid the first two, but was struck head-on by the third. READ MORE
  • Eugene Gastinucci saw an occupational medicine specialist at Northeastern Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, according to his attorney, Michelle M. Quinn. READ MORE
  • A civil award of close to $2,000,000 was handed down here Wednesday in a medical malpractice suit, in which a Hazleton State General Hospital doctor admitted his negligence. READ MORE
  • $1,500,000 settlement involving failure to address signs and symptoms of respiratory distress
    $1,500,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to address signs and symptoms of respiratory distress resulting in brain injury.
  • While a vehicle was traveling on Main Street in Plymouth, PA, the defendant pulled out of a driveway and struck the motorcycle, throwing the victims from the motorcycle causing injuries. READ MORE
  • $1,500,000 settlement involving failure to prescribe anticoagulant
    $1,500,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to prescribe anticoagulant following cardiac surgery.
  • $1,500,000 settlement in wrongful death
    $1,500,000 settlement in wrongful death case following lung surgery.
  • $1,500,000 recovery in improper care case
    $1,500,000 recovery in improper episiotomy repair case.
  • A civil court jury awarded a total sum of $1,457,694 in connection with two separate, but related, legal actions brought as the result of a vehicular accident. READ MORE
  • $1,350,000 partial settlement involving failure to timely diagnose and treat
    $1,350,000 partial settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to timely diagnose and treat sepsis caused by post-operative complications following surgery on an elderly patient.
  • $1,250,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving elderly woman
    $1,250,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to timely notify elderly woman of abnormal lab results made available after she had been discharged from area Emergency Room.
  • $1,250,000 settlement in failure to diagnose cancer case
    $1,250,000 settlement in failure to diagnose cancer case involving elderly man with a decades-long history of smoking.
  • A rigger erecting a parking garage fell off of the back of the flat bed injuring his right shoulder, unable to return to his pre-injury occupation as a rigger. READ MORE
  • $1,000,000 settlement involving aortic abdominal aneurysm
    $1,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case involving failure to prevent rupture of expanding aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA) in elderly woman discharged from area Emergency Room.
  • Workers' Compensation claim settled after an inattentive driver failed to take note of the construction site, drove through the work site and struck a worker. READ MORE
  • $1,000,000 settlement in case involving breast augmentation surgery
    $1,000,000 settlement in case involving breast augmentation surgery resulting in significant disfigurement.
  • $750,000 recovery in improper surgical positioning case
    $750,000 recovery in improper surgical positioning case resulting in upper extremity nerve damage.
  • REAR-END CASE SETTLED AT PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE FOR $750,000
    Rear-end case settled at pre-trial conference for $750,000.
  • BACK INJURY FROM TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLED FOR $745,000
    Our client was injured when the concrete pump truck he was operating was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.
  • $690,000 SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING JOGGERS
    A Husband and Wife were jogging in Wilkes-Barre the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2015 when a driver operating a large pick-up truck violently struck Husband while Wife watched helplessly as Husband was carried on the top of the hood of the pick-up truck for some time before being thrown to the ground.
  • $600,000 SETTLEMENT IN HERNIATED DISK CASE
    A Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement stenographer was injured when the third-party tortfeasor struck the rear quarter panel of her vehicle while attempting to switch lanes in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
  • $600,000 SETTLEMENT FOR HANOVER TOWNSHIP COUPLE
    A $600,000 settlement was obtained for a 68-year-old Hanover Township woman and her husband for multiple, serious personal injuries sustained in a rear-end motor vehicle collision that occurred on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia County.
  • $350,000 AWARDED TO FAMILY OF MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM
    The family of a Kingston township woman killed in a Sweet Valley motorcycle crash was awarded $350,000 under insurance arbitration.
  • $300,000 AWARDED FOR FORKLIFT OPERATION ACCIDENT
    Forklift operator injured when unloading a tractor-trailer awarded a settlement of $300,000 after the tractor-trailer pulled away.
  • $250,000 settlement involving wound management
    $250,000 settlement involving failure to appropriately manage a wound in a diabetic patient.
  • $225,000 settlement in premises liability case
    $225,000 settlement in premises liability case where restaurant patron tripped over dangerous condition after exiting restaurant and suffered broken ankle and foot.
  • $210,000 settlement subluxation of acromioclavicular joint
    $210,000 settlement for client who suffered a subluxation of his right acromioclavicular joint requiring surgery when an overhead television unit fell on his shoulder while a passenger on a chartered bus.
  • $175,000 Arbitration Award
    $175,000 Arbitration Award for aggravation of pre-existing cervical disc disease.
  • $160,000 SETTLEMENT FOR EMT'S INJURIES FROM TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
    A $160,000 settlement was obtained for an EMT/ambulance driver who sustained serious injuries in the course of her employment when the ambulance she was driving was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer traveling at an unsafe speed in a snow storm.READ MORE
  • $140,000 SETTLEMENT FOR REAR-END COLLISION
    A $140,000.00 total settlement was reached for a 47-year-old woman who was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended in Scranton, Pennsylvania while she was traveling through an active construction zone.
  • $140,000 Premises Liability Award
    $140,000 Premises Liability case, worker struck with fallen light fixture, cervical sprains and strains and aggravation of pre-existing cervical disc disease.
  • $120,000 MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
    $120,000.00 total settlement (third party and UIM) for a lower extremity fracture sustained in a motorcycle accident.
  • $115,000 settlement for near head-on motor vehicle collision
    A married couple received settlements totaling $115,000 for serious personal injuries they sustained in a near head-on motor vehicle collision with a rental truck in a parking lot. READ MORE
  • $110,000 settlement for left hip hemiarthroplasty
    $110,000 settlement for client who required a left hip hemiarthroplasty after falling and fracturing her left hip while a business invitee attending an event.
  • $100,000 settlement in premises liability at a Rest Stop
    $100,000 settlement in premises liability case where elderly Rest Stop patron slipped on wet floor, fell and broke her hip.

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. MCARE also frequently attempts to force a settling party or the Court to “seal” the records pertaining to the settlement so that they can not be viewed by the general public. Through these measures, MCARE improperly tries to muzzle victims of medical malpractice and prevent others from learning about acts of medical malpractice occurring in their community.

The complexity of a medical malpractice lawsuit demands a team of highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, nurses, support staff and technical experts. Over the last five years, the experienced and dedicated team at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn has recovered a record number of verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice or their families.