Kentucky Verdicts & Settlements
Kentucky Verdicts & Settlements
Hospitals and insurance companies know whether an attorney is willing to fight in the courtroom or whether he or she is afraid of trial. To obtain full compensation, you need a lawyer that has a track record of trying cases. CPW Law attorneys have each tried numerous major medical malpractice cases to verdict for Plaintiffs, and for Doctors, before joining CPW Law. As a result, hospitals and insurance companies in Kentucky know that when you have a CPW attorney on your side, if your claim has merit, they won’t give up, even if it means a jury has to make the final decision. Since these are the attorneys the insurance companies and hospitals used to hire to represent their insureds, they will often try to make a reasonable settlement, rather than leave it to a jury to decide their fate. However, if they don’t, we will fight them as long as necessary to obtain a just result.
Below, you will find a list of some of our more substantial verdicts and settlements. If you have questions about our practice areas, we invite you to learn more by clicking these links:
|Medical Malpractice||Medical Malpractice|
|Birth Injuries||Birth Injuries|
|Serious Personal Injuries||Serious Personal Injuries|
|Truck & Auto Accidents||Truck and Auto Accidents|
$8.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
This case involved a medical procedure performed in a hospital during which an improperly placed catheter caused a child to suffer bleeding around her heart. Unfortunately, this caused the child to suffer an arrest which resulted in severe brain injury. The settlement enabled her family to provide medical care, as well as purchase much needed medical equipment, in order to care for their child properly.
$7.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH CENTRAL KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
This case involved the negligent administration of anesthesia that caused a middle-aged man from central Kentucky to suffer a cardiac arrest. As a result of the arrest, the gentleman, who previously worked as a welder, suffered severe brain damage. The settlement provided the money necessary to provide for his care since he was no longer able to care for himself.
$7 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT WITH KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
A single, 30-year-old man underwent a colon resection for Crohn’s disease. Post-operatively, he developed complications that were not recognized by the hospital staff until he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was successfully resuscitated, but suffered hypoxic brain damage during the arrest. As a result of the brain damage, he is a quadriplegic and will require 24-hour care for the remainder of his life.
$2.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH EASTERN KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
This case involved a failure to timely recognize the signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in a 39-year-old married woman. As a result, the condition went untreated until the patient suffered severe brain damage. She died a year and half later. The deceased left behind minor children. The settlement compensated the children and husband for their loss of consortium claims as well as the decedent’s estate for her year and a half of pain and suffering.
$2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH CENTRAL KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
A teenage woman who was not appropriately monitored following gastric bypass surgery become septic and arrested. She suffered brain damage, can no longer walk and lost the use of her hand. She is not capable of gainful employment. The settlement money compensated her for her inability to work and helped provide her assistance with her activities of daily living.
$1.3 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT WITH CENTRAL KENTUCKY DOCTOR
Active 75-year-old teacher, residing in central Kentucky, was left paralyzed from waist down after epidural injection for management of back pain. The monies were to compensate her for her pain and suffering and necessary expenditures to accommodate her disability.
$900,000 SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
A 54-year-old man had blood chemistry inappropriately corrected resulting in brain stroke and significant brain damage requiring extensive rehabilitation and resulting in the loss of use of an extremity. The gentleman was working in the logging industry at the time and was unable to return to any gainful employment as a result of his disability. The settlement monies compensated him for his loss of income and for the pain and suffering he had to endure as a result of the doctor’s negligence.
$800,000 SETTLEMENT WITH KENTUCKY PHARMACY AND THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN
A 73-year-old man suffered a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage in his brain as a result of Coumadin interaction with inappropriately prescribed antibiotics, and as a result of the pharmacy not identifying the physician error before filling the prescription. He passed away a few days later. The monies were used to compensate his surviving spouse of 50 years for her loss.
$800,000 SETTLEMENT WITH EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA NURSING HOME AND DOCTOR
Wrongful death of 84-year-old woman admitted in an Eastern West Virginia Nursing Home for rehabilitation. She developed a severe infection of her leg that went undiagnosed until it was gangrenous. Ultimately, the leg had to be amputated after which she succumbed to overwhelming sepsis/infection.
Every case is different, and the verdicts and settlement figures listed by CPW Law are not a guarantee of similar outcomes for other clients and cases.