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Verdicts & Settlements

Mar 31, 2023

Injuries at apartment complex net $3.1M settlement 

In August of 2021, counsel obtained a default judgment of $3.13 million against an apartment complex in Kingstree, S.C., on behalf of a visitor who sustained a hip fracture and required multiple surgeries as a result of defects in a common area stairwell.   A lawsuit was filed and served upon the owner of the apartment […]

Mar 20, 2023

Veteran settles for $1M after missed diagnosis 

A Navy veteran who suffered permanent paralysis of his legs after being misdiagnosed at a veterans’ hospital has settled his medical malpractice claims for $1 million, his attorneys report.   When Duane Keezer visited the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Charleston on March 2, 2017, he was told that the radiating lower […]

Mar 16, 2023

Failure of airbag to deploy results in $2.8M verdict 

On Feb. 3, a jury in Spartanburg, S.C., handed down a $2.8 million verdict on behalf of a plaintiff who was seriously injured in a car accident when her 2015 BMW 528i’s airbag failed to deploy.   According to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Kevin Dean, in June 2017, during what should have been a typical […]

Mar 9, 2023

Slip, fall at a hotel results in $1.25M settlement

During the summer of 2016 the plaintiff and her husband traveled to the Charleston area and stayed at a second-story hotel room with outdoor entry. When leaving the next morning, the couple was walking down the stairs to get to their car when the plaintiff slipped on wet stairs and fell to the ground. According […]

Mar 6, 2023

Medical malpractice case results in $2.5M settlement 

A $2.5 million settlement has concluded the medical malpractice case of a man who claimed injury from late diagnosis of spinal abscesses.   “No staff had an explanation as to why the orders for the MRIs were discontinued the following day,” said Danny Henderson of Parker Law which represented the plaintiff along with Bert “Skip” Utsey […]

Feb 10, 2023

Worker who suffered injuries rewarded $1.25M 

On March 25, 2021, the plaintiff, truck driver Bryan Curtis Roberson, was picking up a load in Georgetown, S.C., for Mercer Transportation Co., when he suffered substantial injuries after being struck by a load that fell off a truck.  Roberson sustained injuries to his head, neck, and brain, as well as injuries to his right […]

Feb 9, 2023

Plaintiff struck by drunk driver settles for $600K

On May 12, 2022, the plaintiff, who was a flight paramedic in the Army National Guard was T-boned by a drunk driver who ran a red-light. According to plaintiff counsel Christina Brown, the plaintiff’s injuries included a subarachnoid brain bleed and concussion. “As a result of her injuries, plaintiff was temporarily removed from flight status […]

Feb 8, 2023

Sheriff Department to pay $500K for Tort violations 

In early January, attorneys went to trial in Columbia District Court on a case with Section 1983 Claims for excessive force and unlawful seizure against Officer Cameron James Duecker and claims under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act for gross negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, and negligent supervision against the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. They won […]

Feb 7, 2023

Dram Shop pays $1M after accident causes fatal injuries 

Five brothers were driving home one evening when their vehicle was struck head-on by a driver who was leaving a bar after drinking. The collision resulted in the death of one of the brothers, and injuries of varying severity to the other four.   According to plaintiff attorney Samuel R. Clawson Jr., the plaintiff filed suit against […]

Feb 6, 2023

Worker who was struck in eye at work settles for $650K

A worker who was struck in the eye while at work reached a $650,000 settlement.   The plaintiff was working at a major manufacturing plant in the lower part of South Carolina when he was struck in the eye by a co-worker with a paint roller. According to the plaintiff’s counsel, Christopher Hart from Hart […]

Feb 3, 2023

Estate of underage drunk driver awarded $1M after car crash 

The estate of a motorist who died in a car accident after drinking at a bar was awarded $1 million based on violations of industry standards.  After failing to be properly monitored at a bar that allowed customers 18 and older on the premise, an 18-year-old plaintiff died in a single vehicle car accident after […]

Feb 2, 2023

Deadly event negligence leads to $2M settlement  

On Nov. 18 the estate of a man who died at a motorsports event received a $2 million settlement for event negligence.    According to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Samuel R. Clawson Jr., the deceased was at a racetrack as a motorsports event spectator when he began to experience shortness of breath. It was […]

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