The second floor of the Fulton County Justice Tower was a charmed venue for medical malpractice defendants last week, with three juries returning defense verdicts, including two in cases in which the plaintiffs were seeking to recover for patients who died as a result of claimed negligence.
An equipment operator whose eyes were severely injured in an accident at an Augusta industrial plant has reached a confidential settlement with six corporate defendants, according to his attorney.
Last November, after four and a half years assisting with trucking accident cases for defense firm Carlock Copeland & Stair, Eric Rogers decided to jump ship for a berth with plaintiffs' personal injury shop Fried Rogers Goldberg.
The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $225,000 to satisfy a $250,000 judgment for a log truck driver struck by a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier's Buick in rural South Georgia, according to attorneys on both sides.
Following an eight-day trial, a Fulton County jury took about an hour to render a defense verdict in the case of a former ironworker who claimed he had been permanently disabled when he was exposed to fiberglass dust and chemical fumes on the job.
Seeing pictures of a stillborn baby girl in a dress did not keep a DeKalb State Court jury from finding Gynecology & Obstetrics of DeKalb and its physicians not liable for her death.
A man who was crushed by a falling tree limb as he sat in his work truck has reached a $4.5 million settlement with his employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, after what his attorney said were firm but amicable negotiations with his opposing counsel.
A Clayton County State Court jury awarded $1.3 million to a woman who lost sight in her left eye after she fell into the bagging station of a grocery store. "The case came down to whether or not the jury actually believed she tripped over the floor mat," said plaintiff's lawyer Shone Broadnax (above) of Broadnax & Martin in Morrow.
A DeKalb County jury has awarded $17.5 million to a young man and his parents, who claimed Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University and several medical staffers were responsible for brain damage that occurred after the man was treated for a gunshot wound.
A Bryan County jury awarded $3 million last week for the death of a baby in a car crash case so emotional that even the judge cried, the plaintiffs' lawyers said. The plaintiffs' team included (from left) Lloyd Murray, Brent Savage Sr. and Brent Savage Jr., who recalled jurors weeping at testimony about the baby's premature birth and death.