Vedicts and Settlements

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

$750,000 Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Kingstree, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with other counsel, recovered $750,000 for the estate of a brick-mason killed in a car accident based on bad faith insurance practices.  The at-fault driver was underinsured but the decedent's own underinsured carrier refused to step in and resolve

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$750,000 Negligent Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Resulting in Death

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

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$731,000 Perforation During Gynecological Surgery Resulting in Death

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

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$700,000 Mismanagement of Labor and Delivery, Improper Use of Cervical Ripening Agent Resulting in Uterine Ru

Spartanburg, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a mother and the estate of an infant in claims against an OB-GYN and hospital arising from improper off-label use of a medication to prepare the cervix for delivery.  The plaintiff's uterus ruptured during labor resulting in infertility and the death of

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$650,000 Botched Plastic Surgery

The medical malpractice attorneys at Whetstone, Perkins & Fulda negotiated a settlement of $650,000 for a plastic surgery patient who was grossly disfigured and suffered nerve damage from a brachioplasty (arm lift).  The plaintiff was a gastric bypass patient with massive weight loss who had

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$650,000 Mismanagement of Labor and Delivery Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Lexington, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a brain damaged baby who developed cerebral palsy because the OB-GYN delivering the baby did not recognize fetal distress during labor and did not properly manage the administration of Pitocin.  This obstetric malpractice  claim was settled during

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$625,000 Tractor Trailer Accident Resulting in Orthopaedic Injuries

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and Ms. Perkins represented a college student who received severe ankle injuries when his car struck a tractor trailer that had stopped in a blind curve on an interstate on-ramp due to mechanical issues but failed to put out warning triangles.  Through discovery it

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$625,000 Tractor Trailer Accident Resulting in Brain Injury

Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins pursued a claim for brain injury and other injuries against a trucking company that caused a catastrophic collision. The tractor trailer case was resolved during discovery for $625,000.

$600,000 High Speed Crash by Negligent Police Officer Resulting in Severe Injuries

Ms. Perkins represented a grandmother who was severely injured when the car she was riding in was struck by a speeding law enforcement officer.  This catastrophic injury case was settled pre-suit against the government and her underinsured motorist carrier for $600,000.

$525,000 Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and Ms. Perkins represented the estate of a resident of a nursing home who was dropped by an attendant who then lied about what happened.  The attendant picked up the elderly patient from the floor, returned her to the bed and then told EMS that the resident had hit

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