Vedicts and Settlements

Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina

$3.5 Million Improper use of Cervical Ripening Agent Causing Uterine Rupture and Brain Damage

Spartanburg, SC – Ms. Perkins represented a mother and her young baby girl with cerebral palsy against the OB-GYN who improperly used a drug against manufacturer’s warnings in an attempt to speed up a vaginal birth after a prior c-section delivery.  The drug overstimulated the uterus and caused

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$3.006 Million Failure to Provide Follow-up Treatment for Cancer Resulting in Death

Spartanburg, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented the family of a young husband and father who died when the Veterans Administration failed to provide required follow-up colonoscopies that would have detected a second primary cancer.  The young veteran's cancer was terminal when the testing was finally

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$1.82 million Improper Design of Baseball Bat Resulting in Brain Damage to Adolescent

Greenwood, SC -- Mr. Whetstone, with other counsel, represented a young man who received brain damage when he was struck in the head by a batted baseball.  The bat, when inspected, had been manufactured to avoid regulations regarding exit speed.  The manufacturing modification created a

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$1.596 Million Improper Use of Vacuum Extractor During Delivery Resulting in Catastrophic Birth Injury and Death

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

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$1.55 Million Negligence by Road Contractor Resulting in Car Crash and Paraplegia

Chester, SC -- Ms. Perkins successfully pursued a case against a road contractor for negligence in failing to finish a road properly. Because of the contractor's negligence, a young woman lost control and was involved in a roll-over accident that left her paralyzed.  This catastrophic injury

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$ 1.5 Million Negligent Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

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.

$1.5 Million Tractor Trailer Accident Resulting in Death

Orangeburg, SC -- Ms. Perkins and co-counsel represented the wife of a man killed in a head-on collision between the tractor trailer he was driving and another tractor trailer.  Even though the defendant truck-driver had counter-sued claiming the deceased driver was at fault, our attorneys were

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$1.5 Million Bad Faith Insurance

Mr. Whetstone pursued a bad faith insurance claim against a national insurance company who had issued an individual disability policy to a practicing professional in South Carolina.  The individual became disabled and the insurance company refused to pay.  This bad faith insurance claim was

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$1.2 Million Delivery Truck Accident Involving Brain Injury to a Minor

Greenville, SC -- Ms. Perkins obtained a settlement of $1.2 million for a minor who suffered brain injury in a motor vehicle crash.  The negligence action involved negligent hiring of a driver and negligent operation of the delivery truck that caused the crash.

$1.2 Million Failure to Diagnose Cancer Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Fulda represented the estate of an army veteran treated at Moncrief Army Hospital who died from nasopharyngeal cancer.  Government and private medical providers failed to timely diagnose the nasopharyngeal lesion, allowing it to evolve into a metastatic cancer.  This wrongful

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