Serving Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, & Throughout South Carolina
Augusta, GA -- Ms. Perkins represented the family of a child who died after a treating neonatologist improperly placed an umbilical venous catheter tip into the right atrium of the baby's heart rather than properly placing the tip into the baby’s inferior vena cava. This medical malpractice case settled for $300,000.
Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and Ms. Perkins represented a young teacher who almost bled to death on the operating table when her surgeon severed multiple arteries and veins during laparoscopic surgery. She sustained permanent nerve damage that impaired her ability to work. This medical malpractice case settled for $450,000 before trial.
Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins pursued a claim against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act because a government pathologist misread slides, significantly delaying a diagnosis of breast cancer. The patient died as a result, and the claim was pursued by her surviving adult children following her death. The medical malpractice wrongful death case was resolved in litigation for $750,000.
Mr. Fulda and Mr. Whetstone represented the estate of a married nurse who died after her small bowel was cut by an OB-GYN during surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Mr. Fulda and Mr. Whetstone were able to show that the OB-GYN and nursing staff failed to recognize signs and symptoms of a bowel perforation and take appropriate action to correct the injury. This medical malpractice wrongful death case was resolved shortly before trial for $731,000.
Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins resolved this wrongful death case for $1.5 million paid to the wife and children of a deceased cardiac patient. The patient died after he sought treatment a number of times, but was never diagnosed with the pulmonary embolism that killed him.
Rock Hill, SC -- Our attorneys tried this case involving a catastrophically injured infant to verdict before a jury. The baby died at age three before the case came to trial and the case proceeded as a wrongful death claim. During delivery the baby suffered severe bleeding beneath the scalp that depleted his blood volume and caused severe injuries. The bleeding was caused by the OB-GYN's repeated and excessive use of a vacuum extractor. The jury, in a compromise verdict, awarded $1 million. See attached article. Our attorneys successfully argued that the jury verdict was inadequate a
Conway, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and other attorneys represented an infant who lost the sight of one eye when forceps were used improperly to accomplish his birth. This birth injury case settled prior to trial for $800,000.
Dillon, SC -- Mr. Fulda represented the estate of a woman who suffered an injury/cut to her common bile duct during the surgical removal of her gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy). Our attorneys were able to show that the surgeon failed to recognize signs and symptoms of a bile duct injury and take appropriate action to correct the injury. The patient ultimately died as a result of the common bile duct injury. A wrongful death settlement of $400,000 was achieved.
Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a veteran who lost his leg because the Veteran's Administration Hospital failed to timely recognize a serious staph infection that developed after a knee surgery. Our attorneys achieved this settlement of $475,000 under the Federal Tort Claim Act.