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Medical Malpractice

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 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 […]

Apr 15, 2022

Missed pediatric tumor leads to $28.5M settlement, policy changes 

A teenager who discovered that he was suffering from brain cancer nearly two and a half years after a radiologist failed to diagnose a tumor there has settled his medical malpractice and negligence case for $28.5 million, his attorneys report. William Applegate and Perry Buckner of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston report that their client was […]

Apr 14, 2022

Doctors, hospital pay $950K in post-partum hemorrhage death 

The estate of a woman who bled to death after childbirth has settled its medical malpractice suit for $950,000, the estate’s attorney reports.  Brink Hinson of Hinson, Hiller & Padget in Columbia reports that the 35-year-old woman died despite experiencing no complications during her pregnancy, labor, or delivery.  After delivering her third child the mother […]

Mar 9, 2022

Nerve damage after surgery leads to $1.75M settlement 

Nerve damage that left a man unable to work in the wake of surgery to remove a cyst has resulted in a $1.75 million settlement, his attorneys report. Ryan Langley and Charles Hodge of Hodge & Langley Law Firm in Spartanburg report that their client suffered an injury to his ulnar nerve during the outpatient […]

Feb 24, 2022

Botched trach leads to child’s death, $1M settlement 

The estate of a child who died after a chief ENT resident attempted to reposition her tracheostomy tube has settled its medical malpractice suit for $1 million, its attorneys report.  Monica Wooten Yates and Bradley Yates of the Yates Firm in Myrtle Beach report that on June 23, 2019, 2-year-old Allie was being treated post-op in […]

Jan 6, 2022

Late cancer diagnosis leads to $1.075M settlement 

A woman who had breast cancer for at least four years before it was detected by her radiologists has settled her medical malpractice suit against the radiologists and their employers for $1.075 million, her attorney reports.  Brink Hinson of Hinson, Hiller, & Padget in Columbia said that his client, who was in her late 40s, […]

Dec 7, 2021

$1.225M med-mal settlement after dentist drops crown in throat 

A plaintiff who suffered a host of injuries after her dentist dropped a dental crown down her throat and failed to remove it has settled her medical malpractice suit for $1.225 million, the plaintiff’s attorneys report. Brink Hinson of Hinson, Hiller, & Padget and Steven Price of the Finkel Law Firm, both in Columbia, report […]

Oct 5, 2021

Jury awards $350K for misdiagnosis 

  A woman whose undiagnosed broken clavicle led to disfigurement and unnecessary surgery has collared a $350,000 jury verdict, her attorneys report.  Francis “Brink” Hinson and Bill Padget of HHP Law Group in Columbia said that their client, Sheryl Turner-Watts, sought treatment at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in July 2017 after being injured in a […]

Feb 23, 2021

Hospital, USC to pay $2.1M for pregnancy that led to coma

  The family of a woman who remains in a coma after giving birth in a Columbia hospital in 2018 has settled a lawsuit against the treating hospital and the University of South Carolina for $2.1 million, her attorneys report. Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter in Columbia report that Jodie Roberts had […]

Feb 12, 2021

Delayed MRI results in $1M settlement

  A man who became partially paralyzed after a hospital waited too long before sending him for an MRI exam has confidentially settled a case against the hospital for $1 million, his attorneys report. Bert “Skip” Utsey of Clawson Fargnoli & Utsey in Charleston and Don Kamb of Williams & Kamb in Greenville report that […]

Feb 1, 2021

Mother of baby injured by IV settles claim for $320K

The mother of a baby who suffered a hand injury after nurses failed to properly maintain an IV has settled a claim with the hospital where the baby was born and its owners for $320,000, the mother’s attorneys report. Clay Hopkins and Bill Hopkins of Hopkins Law Firm in Charleston report that their client, whose […]

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