The Largest Settlements of 2016

As seen in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 30, 2017

Lubin & Meyer secures 35 million-plus settlements in 2016 — 4 times as many as any other medical malpractice firm

In its annual review of the largest verdicts and settlements in the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly compiles and publishes a listing of settlements of $1 million and above. Below are the 35 cases that Lubin & Meyer settled for $1 million and more on behalf of their clients in 2016.


See also: Largest Verdicts of 2016 — Lubin & Meyer records 3 of the Top 10 verdicts in Massachusetts


$4.5 million
Man with blood clotting disorder suffers from cardiac arrest, brain injury
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$4.5 million
Man diagnosed with colon cancer after years of bleeding
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$4 million
Boy suffers from permanent brain damage after decreased oxygenation during delivery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Krysia J. Syska

$2.75 million
Newborn incurs brain injury during prolonged labor
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2.5 million
Two-month-old infant dies from perforated viscus
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$2.5 million
Man with sleep apnea dies after uneventful knee surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$2.25 million
Woman incurs spinal root injury after undergoing spinal surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$2 million
Man dies of internal bleeding two days after abdominal surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Despite multiple trips to ER, acute peritonitis goes undiagnosed
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$2 million
Man dies from complications of gastric bypass surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins of Lubin & Meyer

$2 million
Woman, 72, dies from subdural hematoma
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1.75 million
Woman seeking treatment for fluid buildup in lungs dies
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Krysia J. Syska

$1.5 million
Woman’s kidney cancer seen on CT scan, but goes untreated for four years
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.5 million
Woman’s colon cancer fails to be detected; no colonoscopy ordered
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.5 million
ER staff accused of failing to recognize ‘mini-stroke’ symptoms
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: William J. Thompson

$1.5 million
Baby born with cerebral palsy after emergency C-section
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1.5 million
Woman with family history of heart disease dies from myocardial infarction
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1.5 million
Patient dies from Stage IV lung cancer; plaintiff claims doctors delayed diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$1.5 million
Man takes own life hours after suicide precautions discontinued
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Robert M. Higgins

$1.5 million
Woman incurs incomplete paraplegia after suffering spontaneous spinal cord bleed
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Nicholas D. Cappiello

$1.35 million
Woman with colon cancer and her newborn die shortly after delivery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1.25 million
Patient with abnormal blood cultures goes into septic shock, dies
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1.25 million
Patient with Cauda Equine Syndrome develops difficulty walking
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1.2 million
Man suffers stroke, dies soon after emergency surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1.1 million
Toddler with traumatic brain injury suffers permanent neurological damage
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Man, 59, who participated in cardiac disease study, dies from heart attack
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Woman incurs partial vision loss after retinal detachment
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Woman’s bladder tumor goes undiagnosed for four years
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Man’s stomach pain attributed to GERD, polyp; dies of cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Baby with decelerating heart rate dies soon after delivery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Woman with recurring optic nerve tumor loses vision in left eye
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Physician suffers permanent heart damage following heart attack
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Woman claims doctor failed to recognizes signs of recurring laryngeal cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Man’s prostate cancer goes untreated for four years
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Robert M. Higgins

$1 million
Man dies from complications of perforated colon following colonoscopy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Krysia J. Syska

To learn more about any of these cases, please contact us.

See also:

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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