The Largest Settlements of 2017

As seen in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 29, 2018

Lubin & Meyer secures 38 million-plus settlements in 2017 — more than 7 times as many as any other medical malpractice firm

Each January, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly compiles and publishes its annual "Largest Verdicts and Settlements" of the year just completed. In this year's listing, Lubin & Meyer again dominates the list achieving 38 settlements of $1 million and above — more than 7 times as many as any other law firm in the Commonwealth.

Below are the 38 medical malpractice cases that Lubin & Meyer settled on behalf of injured clients in 2017.

Top Verdicts and Settlements - Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

 

$4.5 million
Operation to insert pain pump leads to 76-year-old’s death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$4 million
Aortic dissection leaves woman without use of her legs
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$3.75 million
Patient’s stroke attributed to lack of anticoagulant prescription
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$3 million
Newborn suffers brain injury after extended pre-delivery distress
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$3 million
Newborn suffers debilitating brain injury during prolonged labor
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$3 million
Death of 44-year-old man blamed on pathologist’s misreading of tongue biopsy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Adam R. Satin

$3 million
Woman, 25, with undiagnosed bowel obstruction dies during surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.75 million
Stroke diagnosed as medication withdrawal before patient’s death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2.5 million
Patient says doctors failed to recognize signs of liver cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.5 million
Cancer spreads after going undiagnosed in removed appendix
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2.5 million
Death from cancer blamed on doctors’ failure to tell patient of lung abnormalities
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Adam R. Satin

$2 million
Blood clot kills 42-year-old woman following open hysterectomy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Nicholas D. Cappiello

$2 million
Doctor allegedly overlooks MRSA, leading to man’s paralysis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Patient dies after developing neck hematoma post-surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$2 million
Delay in diagnosis blamed for patient’s thymic cancer death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Adam R. Satin

$1.99 million
Man’s quadriplegia attributed to trauma during spinal surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.75 million
Newborn’s brain injury allegedly preventable with timely C-section
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.75 million
Blocked stent leads to fatal heart attack in 56-year-old
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$1.62 million
Man dies of heart attack after gastric bypass surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.5 million
Doctor’s reading of EKG as normal blamed for woman’s death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$1.5 million
Septic shock from abdominal leak kills woman after surgery for colon cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1.5 million
Patient says prognosis worsened by seven-month delay in lung cancer diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.5 million
Man’s death linked to lack of meningitis diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1.5 million
Internal bleeding causes patient’s death after hernia surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Robert M. Higgins

$1.5 million
Sepsis leads to multiple organ failure, death following woman’s surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$1.25 million
Lung cancer patient’s diagnosis allegedly delayed by 18 months
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.25 million
Woman dies after two-year delay in leiomyosarcoma diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.25 million
Doctors blamed for wasting time trying to convince 40-year-old Jehovah’s Witness to get blood transfusion; death results
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.2 million
Patient’s death blamed on doctor’s failure to recognize spleen injury aftercolonoscopy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Patient dies after tube, meant for stomach, enters brain through nostril
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Death of man, 25, blamed on medication not being administered
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1 million
Man’s stroke blamed on failure to monitor Coumadin properly
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Doctors blamed for not focusing on man’s meningioma sooner
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Patient dies of bladder cancer that went undiagnosed
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Adam R. Satin

$1 million
Septic shock from C. Diff colitis causes 69-year-old woman’s death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Nicholas D. Cappiello

$1 million
Doctor’s failure to tell patient of elevated PSA blamed for prostate cancer death
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1 million
Student with mono dies of epiglottitis after being discharged from hospital
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Man develops paraplegia due to complications of spinal cord tumor
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer and Nicholas D. Cappiello

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

See also:

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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