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Wrongful Death Case Results List

$28 Million Dollar Verdict - An Allegheny County jury awarded of the largest civil verdicts in the history of Allegheny County to three families from Elizabeth, PA, who suffered death or injuries in a September 2009 crash which occurred in the Lincoln Place section of Pittsburgh. The accident happened when a young man had been drinking all day at a Gun Bash held at the Elks club on Buttermilk Hollow Road crashed within minutes after leaving the club. Read the full case details here.

Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Death in Aviation/Helicopter Accident - This case involved a young woman who died in a helicopter crash in a lawsuit involving both the company operating the aircraft and the company who manufactured it. Please click here to read the full case summary.

Multimillion-dollar recovery for the family of an autistic child who went into cardiac arrest and died after receiving chelation therapy from a Pittsburgh-area physician. Read full case summary here.

Multi-million dollar recovery for the family of 28 year old killed in a violent explosion which occurred at a Marcellus Shale gas well owned and operated by Chevron. This was one of the first deaths that occurred in western Pennsylvania arising out of the recent surge in gas and oil drilling via the hydrofracking method. Please click here for the full case summary.

Multimillion-dollar recovery for Pittsburgh-area worker killed in an explosion at an industrial plant. This workman was survived by a wife and two young children. The worker who was killed was employed by one of several contractors who were in the plant doing a large repair project for the owner. Click here to read the full tragic case summary.

Multimillion-dollar recovery for the family of an Armstrong County man who died at a UPMC hospital after a "successful" kidney transplant surgery. Although the transplant went well, the patient's anesthesia and fluid intake was not properly controlled during the surgery and, as a result, his lungs were overcome with fluid, and he suffered a respiratory arrest. Click here to read full case summary.

A million-dollar recovery for the husband of a young woman who was killed in a truck accident on Interstate 80. The weather was bad and the truck driver was going too fast for conditions when he slammed into the rear of one car and then crossed the center line and crashed into the car occupied by our client. Read full tragic case summary here.

Multimillion Dollar Recovery for Death of a Man Who Suffered Severe Brain Damage During Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Mitral Valve Surgery - This previously healthy unmarried, 34-year-old man went into the hospital for mitral valve repair. Most mitral valve surgeries require that the patient go on cardiopulmonary bypass, using a heart-lung machine so the heart can be stopped and safely operated on. In this case, the mitral valve surgery itself was successful but, sadly, the patient did not wake up after surgery. Click here to read the expanded case details.

Seven-figure recovery for the family of a man who died due to a delayed diagnosis of lung cancer. Click here to read the details of the wrongful death case.

Seven-Figure Recovery in Post-Tonsillectomy Bleed - A man in his mid-30s died from severe bleeding that occurred one week after he underwent a routine tonsillectomy which was performed because of snoring and enlarged tonsils (tonsillar hypertrophy). Click here to read the tragic case summary.

Seven-figure recovery for the parents of a Beaver County child who suffered brain injury and died as a result of an air embolus that occurred during the placement of a gastrostomy tube. Click here to read the tragic case details.

Seven-figure recovery for the husband of a 66-year-old woman who died two days after a liposuction procedure done at a Monroeville, PA, hospital. The instrument used during the liposuction had apparently gone too deep and caused internal bleeding, which eventually led to the woman's death a few days later. Read the full case summary here.

Seven-figure recovery for the family of a Blair County man who died due to the toxic side effects of the drug Amiodarone that was being given to treat a cardiac condition. The doctors failed to check his lab work to detect that the drug was having a toxic effect on his liver. Read the full case result here.

Seven-figure recovery for the husband of a woman who experienced a delay in diagnosing a benign brain tumor known as a meningioma. While this type of tumor is not cancerous, as it grows, it can cause brain swelling and lead to other problems. Click here to read the full case summary.

Seven-figure recovery in the death of an infant - A baby who was born several weeks prematurely died at home when his ventilator (breathing machine) became disconnected but the home health nurse who was watching him failed to discover this and reconnect the equipment. Please click here to read the full case summary.

A high six-figure recovery for a man from Pittsburgh's North Hills who died from bleeding following a cardiac ablation. The bleeding occurred around the heart and is often referred to as "cardiac tamponade." Read full case story here.

Significant six-figure recovery for a Blair County woman whose husband died due to lung damage resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals at work. The claim was brought against a doctor for failing to diagnose the injury to the lung in a timely fashion. Read the full case summary here.

High six-figure settlement for the family of an elderly woman who had died due to failure to treat a pulmonary embolus at a Pittsburgh hospital. Click here to read the complete case summary.

Six-figure recovery for failure to diagnose a heart problem - In this case, a 68-year-old woman, who had a known history of heart disease, came into the emergency room with complaints of pain in her left side, left arm and leg. She was admitted to the hospital and blood work was done to check several things including something called cardiac enzymes. Unfortunately, her condition was misdiagnosed, and she suffered a cardiac arrest a few days later and died. Click here to read the full case summary.

Large six-figure recovery - A young woman in her twenties with a long history of mental health problems and suicide attempts was admitted to a psychiatric ward after yet another suicide attempt. While in the hospital, she somehow came into possession of a plastic bag and succeeded in suffocating herself. Her parents filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming that the staff on the psych unit failed to appropriately monitor their daughter. Click here to read the full case summary.

High six-figure settlement - A neurologically disabled woman in her 30s died as a result of a delay in diagnosing a blockage in a brain shunt. Please click here to read the complete case summary.

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