The Largest Settlements of 2018

As seen in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 28, 2019

Lubin & Meyer secures 33 million-plus verdicts and settlements in 2018

For the 11th consecutive year, Lubin & Meyer outperformed all other law firms on the annual Largest Verdicts and Settlements list published each January by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Lubin & Meyer obtaining more “million-plus” medical malpractice verdicts and settlements than any other firm in the Commonwealth.

In 2018, Lubin & Meyer also achieved a record three consecutive med/mal verdicts — totaling an excess of $15M — in a practice area where the defense wins approximately 9 out of 10 jury trials nationally.

Below are the 29 largest medical malpractice cases that Lubin & Meyer settled in Massachusetts on behalf of injured clients in 2018, as published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Click here to see the firm's four Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2018.

Largest Verdicts and Settlements 2018 Lubin & Meyer

 

$43.36 million
Jury verdict in stroke case affirmed on appeal, triggering payment under "high-low" agreement
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr., Benjamin R. Novotny, Adam R. Satan and Karen Zahka

$5.5 million
Bowel obstruction in newborn leads to short gut syndrome, permanent feeding tube
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$5 million
Man, 38, suffers anoxic brain injury following gastric bypass surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$5 million
Newborn's quadriplegia allegedly caused by obstetrician's delivery technique
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Krysia J. Syska

$4 million
Mother: Baby should have undergone emergency delivery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$3.75 million
Patient claims delay in diagnosis, treatment of spinal cord hematoma
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$3 million
Woman whose tests showed warning signs develops fatal gallbladder cancer
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2.5 million
Mother contends warning signs present before birth injury
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr., Robert M. Higgins and Barrie S. Duchesneau

$2.43 million
Misreading of MRI allegedly delays cholangiocarcinoma diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

$2.4 million
Baby suffers neurological injuryafter non-reassuring fetal monitor patterns
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$2.25 million 
Man with epidural hematoma rendered paraplegic after surgery for back pain
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Robert M. Higgins and Barrie S. Duchesneau

$2 million
Patient blames surgeon for complications from weight loss surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$2 million
Patient with spinal cord compression develops paralysis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.75 million
Woman, 29, dies after being discharged from hospital emergency department
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.5 million
Diagnostic delay cited in patient's death from intestinal perforation
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.25 million
Infection leads to vision loss in woman's eye after cataract procedure
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1.25 million
Cancer diagnosis allegedly delayed by misreading of pathology slide
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorney: Robert M. Higgins

$1.2 million
Mass allegedly visible on scan 18 months before lung cancer diagnosis
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.15 million
Woman, 69, never regains sight in eye after cataract surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1.15 million
Newborn suffers severe neurological damage; jury returns defense verdict, but plaintiff makes recovery under "high-low" agreement reached during trial
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1.15 million
Cataract procedure leaves man, 56, with vision loss in one eye
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Lack of adequate follow-up cited in baby's death in 32nd week of pregnancy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Benjamin R. Novotny

$1 million
College student, 21, dies from meningococcal infection
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Baby dies in third day of life after injury allegedly suffered during birth
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Lung cancer patient: earlier diagnosis could have extended life expectancy
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Patient has chronic pain,needs more procedures after spinal surgery
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Krysia J. Syska

$1 million
Prostate cancer goes undiagnosed despite elevated PSA results
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr., Robert M. Higgins and Barrie S. Duchesneau

$1 million
Breast cancer patient: concerning findings missed on mammograms
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson

$1 million
Negligence in urologic procedure allegedly behind loss of kidney
Action: Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and Adam R. Satin

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

 

See also:

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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