Articles by Carolyn Casey, J.D.

Lack of Disinfectant Swab Before Injection Results in $6M Plaintiffs’ Verdict

Case Overview Case Name: Betty J. Geldersma and Gerald Geldersma v. Michigan Pain Consultants, P.C., and Dr. Noel Scott Ashcraft, D.O., No. 05-10976-NH Case Type: Medical Malpractice Injury:  Paralysis/Quadriplegia Plaintiff Attorney(s):  Bradley K. Glazier; Bos & Glazier, P.L.C. Carole D.…

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Federal Judge Awards $5 Million to New Hampshire Woman for Botched Surgery

Army doctors at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state performed the unsound surgery. The botched surgery resulted in Kasey Woodman suffering multiple surgeries, procedures, and years of pain and incontinence. The defendant, the United States of America, is…

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Doctor’s Carelessness in Recording Medical Condition Results in Significant Award

Case Overview Case Name: Timothy Larkin, Individually and as Guardian and Next Friend of Andrea Larkin, and Timothy Larkin, as Father and Next Friend of Alexa Larkin v. Jehane Johnston, M.D. and Dedham Medical Associates, Inc., No. 2011-00923. Case Type:…

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Jury Awards $111M to College Student for Negligent Care Post-Surgery

The jury awarded the college student more than $111 million in damages concerning negligent care for his post-surgery extreme pain and permanent disability. The first-year student, Anuj Thapa, is a citizen of Nepal who attended college at St. Cloud State…

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Nearly $1 Billion Settlement Tentatively Reached in Surfside Condo Collapse

Ninety-eight people died in the tragic building failure. The proposed settlement announcement was a surprise in this slow-moving class action. Presiding Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman must approve the proposed settlement. Hazman called the development “fantastic” and commented that the…

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Law 101 for Experts: Understanding the Different Phases of a Lawsuit

As you perform your role, it’s good to have a basic understanding of the different phases of a lawsuit. Insights into the legal process and procedures will help you see your role in the larger context of a lawsuit. Understanding…

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Johnson & Johnson Employs Bankruptcy Strategy to Cap Litigation Payouts

In 2021, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear J&J’s appeal of one headline case from St. Louis. This case ended with a $2.1 billion dollar verdict for 20 female plaintiffs. The plaintiffs had suffered from ovarian cancer after using…

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Philips Expands Recall of CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilators

The Philips recall included specific continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP) machines. The recall also included mechanical ventilator devices. People who have sleep apnea—a condition that makes breathing difficult during sleep—or suffer from other breathing…

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Judge Schedules First Zantac Trial in California

Hundreds of lawsuits materialized after the manufacturers of the heartburn medication Zantac pulled the drug off the market. The impetus for the drug recall was the FDA determination that significant levels of a cancer-causing chemical were present in Zantac when…

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How to Give Expert Testimony: What New Experts Need to Know When Testifying at Trial

There are a few guidelines to learn about the mechanics of delivering your expertise in a courtroom setting. Following these tips will also help you present yourself as a credible authority to the jury during your expert testimony. Questions About…

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