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wrongful death

Dec 1, 2022

Estate awarded nearly $1M in woman’s prescription-drug death 

The estate of a woman who died from heart failure was granted a $912,582.00 settlement, which was the remaining limit on a $1 million insurance policy.  In April 2019 Leslie Orr began going to Slim RX Medical Weight Loss. Two months later she died after experiencing heart failure.   The defendants, Patrick Lovegrove and Chris Steidinger, […]

Oct 6, 2022

$7.7 million awarded in deer stand electrocution case 

The estate of a man who died after being electrocuted in a deer stand while using a pole saw to trim tree limbs, and a man who survived the accident, were awarded a combined $7.7 million.  The estate argued that the defendants in the matter were aware of the dangerous condition and failed to remedy […]

Sep 6, 2022

Families of workers killed in accident get $10M

The families of two road workers who died after being struck by a box truck will collect $10 million each as part of a settlement in the case.   According to Luke Rankin of Rankin & Rankin, which represented one of the parties, the matter concerned a 2019 accident which involved multiple vehicles struck by the […]

Aug 15, 2022

Estate of drowning victim awarded $20.73M  

After a weeklong trial, an Horry County jury has awarded nearly $21 million to the estate of a Maryland man who drowned in front of his family while vacationing at a Myrtle Beach resort.   An attorney for the estate, J. Christopher Pracht of Thomason & Pracht in Anderson, said that Zerihun Wolde, his fiancee, Meswaet […]

Aug 3, 2022

Elevator death leads to $20M settlement 

The estate of a man killed after falling approximately 60 feet from an elevator he was working on has settled its claims for wrongful death and negligence, among others, for $20 million.   Attorneys for Lennox Hinckson said that the 65-year-old immigrated from Guyana in the 1980s and made a career in America installing, servicing, and […]

Aug 1, 2022

$4.2M settlement for estate of woman killed by pest treatment 

The estate of a woman who died after a thermal pest treatment was applied to her home has settled its wrongful death claim for $4.2 million.   Attorneys for the estate of 63-year-old Sharon Brockington said that in August 2018, a Terminix Services technician applied a bed bug heat treatment to her small apartment and told […]

Mar 21, 2022

$6.55M settlement for estate of wife killed by husband’s negligence 

The estate of a woman who was killed in a high-speed car crash has agreed to settle its wrongful death suit against the woman’s husband for $6.55 million, its attorneys report.  Robert Phillips of McGowan Hood Felder & Phillips in Rock Hill and Bert “Skip” Utsey of Clawson Fargnoli Utsey in Charleston report that Helen […]

Mar 14, 2022

Florence Co. settles suit over inmate’s death for $1.35M 

The South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund has agreed to pay $1.35 million to the estate of a mentally ill man who died in a segregation unit of the Florence County Detention Center, the attorneys for his estate report. The carrier will pay $975,000 on behalf of Florence County and its sheriff’s office and $375,000 on […]

Oct 20, 2021

Parents of man slain in hotel settle suit for $1.25M 

  The parents of a man who was shot and killed at a “crime-infested” hotel have settled their wrongful death suit against the motel’s owner for $1.25 million, well above its insurance policy’s limits, their attorneys report.  Brian Mickelsen and Danny Dalton of Mickelsen and Dalton in Charleston report that their clients and their son […]

Jul 14, 2021

Gang shootout at nightclub leads to $1M settlement 

  The estate of a woman killed during a shootout at a Timmonsville nightclub has settled its lawsuit for $1 million, her attorneys report.   Brian Mickelsen and Danny Dalton of Mount Pleasant report that in the early hours of Feb. 23, 2019, 30-year-old Anastasia Lowrey, her sister, and two friends were at Mike’s Warehouse for […]

Feb 3, 2021

Widow of truck driver killed in explosion settles claim for $3.7M

  The widow of a truck driver who died when his truck exploded after he hit a disabled dump truck has confidentially settled a claim against the dump truck’s owner for $3.7 million, her attorney reports. Wes Kissenger of Harrison White in Spartanburg reports that the victim, whose name was withheld pursuant to a confidentiality […]

Nov 30, 2020

Parents of football player who died after practice settle suit for $640K

  The parents of a Lexington County high school football player who died after practicing in sweltering heat have settled a lawsuit with the Lexington County School District and the South Carolina High School League for $640,000. Lewis Simpkins, a 14-year-old who played football for River Bluff High School, was practicing with his team in […]

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