Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis

Publisher:
Jury Verdict Review Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
2021-01-08

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  • $______ GROSS VERDICT - FELA - PLAINTIFF RAILROAD EMPLOYEE SLIPS FROM TRAIN'S STIRRUP AND SUFFERS CATASTROPHIC INJURY WHEN DEFENDANT FAILS TO PROPERLY OPERATE TRAIN - TRAUMATIC RIGHT LEG AMPUTATION.

    Philadelphia County, PA The plaintiff in this FELA action maintained that his traumatic leg amputation resulted from the negligence of the defendant railroad company in failing to have proper safety protocols in place during train yard maneuvers. As a result, when the plaintiff slipped from the train’s stirrup, the train failed to stop and the plaintiff’s leg went under the train car where it was amputated by a train wheel. The defendant argued that it was the actions of the plaintiff that caused the incident.

  • DOG ATTACK. $______ RECOVERY

    Dog attack - Defendant’s dog lunges at minor and dog’s mouth makes contact with minor’s face causing injury - Failure to be vigilant and supervise actions of dog - Left nasal tip avulsion injury - Nose sensitivity - Scarring. Montgomery County, PA In this case, the minor plaintiff was a guest at the defendant’s home when the defendant’s dog very large dog lunged at the plaintiff and the dog’s teeth contacted the plaintiff’s nose causing injury. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence and injury.

  • SCHOOL DISTRICT NEGLIGENCE. $______ RECOVERY

    School district negligence - Transportation negligence - Minor plaintiff injured while roughhousing with another student on bus owned, controlled and operated by defendants - Failure to properly supervise activities of students on bus - Head contusion - Closed head injury. Bucks County, PA In this negligence case, the parents of the injured minor brought this suit against the defendants who owned controlled and operated a school bus on which the minor was a passenger was a passenger. The plaintiffs maintained that the minor suffered a head injury while roughhousing with another student while on the bus. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence and maintained it was the actions of the minor that caused any incident and or damages.

  • DAYCARE CENTER NEGLIGENCE. $______ RECOVERY

    Daycare center negligence - 3-year-old minor runs in to bookshelf at defendant daycare - Failure to properly supervise activities of children - Forehead laceration - Stitches required - Possible future scar revision surgery required. Allegheny County, PA The plaintiffs in this negligence action maintained that their toddler was injured when he ran into a bookcase while in the care and custody of the defendant daycare. The defendant generally denied all allegations of negligence and injury.

  • DEFENDANT'S VERDICT - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - PLAINTIFF PRESENTS TO DEFENDANTS SEVERAL TIMES WITH SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPARTMENT SYNDROME WHICH DEFENDANTS FAIL TO DIAGNOSE - PERMANENT PAIN AND LIMITATIONS OF RIGHT LOWER EXTREMITY.

    Allegheny County, PA The plaintiff in this medical malpractice action was a minor when the case was filed, but has since reached maturity. The plaintiff was a star football player who sustained a fracture during a football game and then developed compartment syndrome from the fracture which the defendant hospital and doctors failed to diagnose and treat. The defense denied all allegations of negligence and maintained that the plaintiff received care that was proper and in accordance with all standards and sought treatment from a non party hospital when he became symptomatic for compartment syndrome.

  • PREMISES LIABILITY. Fall Down. $______ VERDICT

    Premises liability - Fall down - Plaintiff trips on crumbled and defective section of defendant’s parking lot - Displaced fracture of 5th metatarsal. Philadelphia County, PA The plaintiff in this premises liability action maintained he suffered a toe fracture when he tripped and fell on a defective condition in the parking lot of the defendant retail chain drug store. The defendant generally denied all allegations of negligence and injury.

  • ADDITIONAL VERDICTS OF INTEREST. Construction Site Negligence. $______ VERDICT - CONSTRUCTION SITE NEGLIGENCE - PLAINTIFF RIDING BIKE UNDER SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE HIT WITH FALLING DEBRIS - FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE PERIMETER OF CONSTRUCTION SITE - SPINAL FRACTURES - SPINAL CANAL STENOSIS - PARALYSIS - SENSORY LOSS - LACERATIONS TO HEAD - SURGERY REQUIRED.

    Kings County, NY In this construction site negligence action, the plaintiff was riding a bicycle under a construction site at an elevated subway station, when he was struck by a falling railroad tie. Consequently, the plaintiff sustained injuries, including spinal fracture at T6-T7, fracture dislocation at T9-T10, severe central canal narrowing at T9-T10, traumatic kyphosis, bilateral transverse process fractures of T10, left apical pneumothorax, paralysis, sensory loss, spinal canal stenosis, and lacerations of the head. Many of these injuries required surgery. The defendant generally denied negligence.

  • $______ RECOVERY - MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE - FAILURE TO PROPERLY OPERATE AND CONTROL SAFARI BUS - DEFENDANTS EMPLOYEE FAILS TO PROPERLY FASTEN PLAINTIFF'S SCOOTER TO SAFARI BUS CAUSING SCOOTER TO TIP OVER WITH PLAINTIFF ON IT RESULTING IN INJURY - COMMINUTED FEMUR FRACTURE - SURGERY - DECLINE IN HEALTH - WRONGFUL DEATH.

    Dauphin County, PA In this case, the decedent was an invitee of the defendant wildlife park when she suffered significant injury which caused a decline in health and resulted in death when she was sitting on her scooter while riding the defendant’s safari bus and the scooter fell over. The defendant generally denied all allegations of negligence and argued that the decedent’s death was caused from pre-existing conditions.

  • INSURANCE OBLIGATION. DEFENDANT'S VERDICT

    Insurance obligation - Uninsured motorist benefits - Defendant lawfully proceeding through intersection when struck by tortfeasor - Plaintiff entitled to benefits for injuries sustained in accident - Cervical disc herniations - Radiculopathy - Epidural injections. Delaware County, PA The plaintiff in this insurance obligation action maintained that he suffered serious injuries to the discs of his cervical spine when he was lawfully proceeding through an intersection and was struck by a tortfeasor. The plaintiff pursued insurance benefits from his insurance carrier the defendant State Farm. State Farm maintained that the actions of the plaintiff caused or contributed to the accident negating his right to benefits.

  • MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE. Intersection Collision. $______ VERDICT

    Motor vehicle negligence - Intersection collision - Defendant enters intersection without stopping for stop sign striking plaintiffs vehicle lawfully occupying intersection - Cervical disc protrusions - Cervical radiculitis - Sprains and strains - Damages only. Bucks County, PA The plaintiff in this vehicular negligence action sustained injuries to his neck when his vehicle which was lawfully proceeding through an intersection was struck by the defendant who failed to regard a stop sign. The defendant admitted liability and causing the accident but denied that the plaintiff sustained any serious or permanent injuries in the collision.

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