The Largest Verdicts and Settlements of 2019

As reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 27, 2020

Lubin & Meyer achieves 46 verdicts and settlements of $1 million-plus — more than 9 times as many as the closest law firm in Massachusetts

For the 12th consecutive year, Lubin & Meyer has demonstrated its standing as the premier medical malpractice law firm in Massachusetts, by achieving more million-dollar-plus verdicts and settlements than any other firm in the Commonwealth as reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Each January, the newspaper gathers and lists the Largest Verdicts and Settlements of $1 million or more.

In the recent issue, Lubin & Meyer led all firms garning 4 of the largest verdicts and 42 of the largest settlements of $1 million or more on the Mass. Lawyers list for 2019. Lubin & Meyer recovered compensation for clients in areas of:

  • medical malpractice
  • wrongful death
  • products liability
  • negligence and tort.
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In 2019 alone, Lubin & Meyer recovered more than $160 million on behalf of its injured clients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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Largest Verdicts of 2019

Of those lawsuits that went to trial, Lubin & Meyer attorneys returned 4 verdicts in favor of its injured clients in medical malpractice cases. Lubin & Meyer is the only firm to appear multiple times on the largest verdicts list. Below are the firm's Massachusetts verdicts for 2019.

$11.5 million
Coelho v. Denison, et al.
X-ray report fails to note enlarged heart in 18-month-old
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: William J. Thompson and Lynn I. Hu, of Lubin & Meyer, Boston

$9.4 million
Aguirre, et al. v. Gordon, et al.
Patient develops infection after abdominal surgery; sponge found
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Nicholas D. Cappiello and John D. Carucci, of Lubin & Meyer

$2.3 million
Core v. Hamn, et al.
Baby dies of treatable infection; parents followed nurse’s advice
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Lynn Hu, of Lubin & Meyer, Boston

$1.25 million
DeVito. v. Sachs, M.D.
Surgeon misidentifies structures during laparoscopic gallbladder removal
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Patrick M. Haggan and Nicholas D. Cappiello, of Lubin & Meyer, Boston

Largest Settlements of 2019

Below are the 42 largest cases that Lubin & Meyer settled in Massachusetts on behalf of injured clients in 2019, as published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

$12 million
Woman with preeclampsia dies shortly after giving birth at hospital not credentialed for high-risk patients
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr., Robert M. Higgins and Krysia J. Syska

$8.9 million
Defective medical device causes neurologic injuries
Action: Products liability
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$5.1 million
Jenks v. Wood, M.D., et al.
Relief pitcher says botched back surgery caused disability, preventing return to major leagues
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$5 million
Death in emergency department blamed on medication error
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$4 million
Failure to treat HELLP syndrome during labor leads to mother’s death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$4 million
Patient dies from sepsis after hernia repair
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$3.5 million
Mismanagement of fetal monitor strips and shoulder dystocia allegedly causes brain damage
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$3 million
Untreated epidural abscess allegedly results in lower extremity paralysis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Barrie E. Duchesneau

$3 million
No cardiac catheterization; man dies
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$3 million
Failure of nurse to communicate test allegedly results in death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$3 million
Delay in performing cesarean section blamed for child’s brain injury
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.775 million
Failure to properly treat fever in child with sickle cell disease allegedly results in death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$2.5 million
Death from lung cancer allegedly due to delayed diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.5 million
Uncontrolled hypertension believed to cause hemorrhagic stroke during labor and delivery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2.5 million
Woman: misread mammogram delays diagnosis, treatment of breast cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.5 million
Inadequate post-operative monitoring blamed for loss of small bowel
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Blood clot following Achilles surgery; patient subsequently dies
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2 million
Newborn diagnosed with brain injury
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Patient dies after tonsillectomy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Undiagnosed spinal cord compression blamed for weakness, incontinence Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Death follows failure to diagnose post-op leak
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1.85 million
Woman’s death attributed to failure of ambulance co. employees to resuscitate
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1.75 million
Failure to timely intubate blamed for death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Barrie E. Duchesneau

$1.75 million
Delivery of triplets results in two deaths, brain injury in third
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.5 million
Patient not contacted regarding abnormal bloodwork, cardiac arrest and brain injury ensue
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr., Robert M. Higgins and Barrie E. Duchesneau

$1.4 million
Failure to follow up on imaging results of kidney mass allegedly leads to delay in diagnosis, treatment of renal cell cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Krysia J. Syska

$1.25 million
Prostate cancer goes undiagnosed; patient dies
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Barrie E. Duchesneau

$1.25 million
Failure to properly interpret mammogram allegedly results in premature death from breast cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Krysia J. Syska

$1.25 million
House fire results in death
Action: Landlord and tenant
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.25 million
Misread chest imaging blamed for delay in lung cancer diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Improper gas used during eye surgery blamed for right-eye blindness
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Patient says nurse negligently applied heating pack
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Nicholas D. Cappiello

$1 million
Failure to provide proper follow-up for abnormal Pap smear allegedly results in premature death from uterine cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Woman: pap result goes unnoticed, delaying cancer diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Patient says failure to treat paraesophageal hernia results in removal of stomach
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Chest X-ray read as normal, fatal aortic rupture follows
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Patient, 26, dies after nurse allegedly fails to respond to abnormal vital signs
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Nicholas D. Cappiello

$1 million
Improper cholecystectomy said to lead to pancreatitis, multiple surgical procedures
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1 million
Death blamed on delay in diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Alleged failure to properly treat heart abnormality leads to stroke
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1 million
Failure to diagnose lung cancer alleged
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1 million
Negligence in treating OCD allegedly results in worsened condition
Action: Negligence and tort
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

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See also:

Largest Settlements of 2018

Largest Verdicts of 2018

The Largest Settlements of 2017

All Three "Million-Plus" Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2016 Belong to Lubin & Meyer

Lubin & Meyer secures 35 million-plus settlements in 2016

Lubin & Meyer achieves 50 verdicts / settlements of $1 million+ in 2015

Lubin & Meyer achieves 5 of the top 8 verdicts for 2014

 

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