Vedicts and Settlements

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

$.450000 Million Perforation During Gynecological Surgery Resulting in near Death

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

Read More
$425,000 Bad Faith Insurance Practices

Kingstree, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with other counsel, recovered $425,000 for the estate of a brick-layer killed in a car accident based on a bad faith insurance claim.  The at-fault driver was underinsured, but the decedent's own underinsured carrier refused to step in and resolve

Read More
$400,000 Mishandling of Bile Duct Surgery Resulting in Severe Injury

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

Read More
$400,000 Defective Automobile Resulting in Roll-over and Death

Kingstree, SC -- Mr. Whetstone, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Shuler and other attorneys represented a brick layer who was killed when the 16-passenger van he was riding in rolled over because of instability issues in its design.  The wrongful death case was settled against the van manufacturer, based on a

Read More
$400,000 Failure to Timely Treat

Florence, SC – Mr. Fulda obtained a $400,000 settlement on behalf of the estate of a woman who died as a result of her treating surgeon delaying surgery to repair her prosthetic mitral valve.  The patient had been taking Coumadin (a blood thinner) since the implantation of her prosthetic valve

Read More
$400,000 Mismanagement of Labor and Delivery Resulting in Death of Baby

Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a young woman against her OB-GYN and OB nurse practitioner who failed to promptly diagnose and respond to maternal preeclampsia, resulting in the death in utero of the plaintiff's first child.  This obstetric malpractice case was resolved pre-suit for $400

Read More
$400,000 Nursing Home Neglect Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone represented the estate of an elderly nursing home resident who was not properly monitored, resulting in her death.  Mr. Whetstone was able to establish that the nursing home did not follow its own policies and procedures.  He resolved this nursing home wrongful

Read More
$387,500 Failure to Diagnose Uterine Cancer Resulting in Death

Orangeburg, SC – Ms. Perkins and Mr. Fulda obtained a $387,500 settlement on behalf of the estate of a middle-aged woman who died of Stage IV uterine cancer.  The action was pursued as a Federal Tort Claims Act claim against the United States based on the patient’s inadequate treatment at a

Read More
$375,000 Improper Bandaging of Toddlers Hand Resulting in Disfigurement

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Fulda and Mr. Whetstone were successful in representing a toddler whose hand became permanently deformed after it was wrapped too tightly by an emergency room resident.  The child initially presented to the emergency room because his little finger on the right hand got caught

Read More
$350,000 Failure to Diagnose Small Bowel Injury after Gallbladder Surgery

Mr. Fulda was successful in securing a $350,000 settlement for a patient who suffered an undiagnosed bowel perforation during gallbladder surgery.  The patient later required mulitple, painful surgeries to repair the perforation.