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Kandace Watkins, J.D.
ProfileKandace Watkins serves as in-house counsel for a financial institution, where she focuses on employment, regulatory compliance, and tax-exemption issues. She has prior litigation experience in workers' compensation and is a former judicial law clerk.
Articles by Kandace Watkins, J.D.
$9 Million Awarded in Mistreatment of Child’s Broken Arm
The Allegations In November 2016, plaintiffs’ child presented at Resurgens Orthopaedics to treat his fractured left forearm. On December 5th, 2016, the plaintiffs returned for a standard follow-up visit for Dr. Satterwhite to re-wrap the child’s loosened splint. According to…Posted on in Featured & News
New Mexico Caps Medical Malpractice Claims at $1 million
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law the Medical Malpractice Act, which caps medical malpractice claims at $ 1 million for independent physicians and independently-owned health care facilities. S.B. 523 On March 14th, 2023, S.B. 523 was introduced to the…Posted on in Featured & News
$20 Million Awarded to Amputee in Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Case
A Middlesex County Superior Court jury returned a verdict for the highest medical malpractice award of the year. Former Massachusetts construction worker, Steven Luppold, was awarded $20 million after undergoing an amputation due to a misdiagnosed blood clot. The Background…Posted on in Featured & News
$13.5 Million Awarded to Idaho Stroke Victim
An Ada County jury found that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff, Carl B. Stiefel, arose out of the willful and reckless misconduct of the defendants, Emergency Medicine of Idaho LLC and one of its emergency department physicians. The jury…Posted on in Featured & News
Illinois Judge Appoints Diverse Lead Attorneys in L’Oréal Litigation
The Illinois federal judge presiding over the 75 cases that have been filed against L’Oréal USA, Inc. and its India-based subsidiaries in the multidistrict litigation claiming that hair relaxers cause cancer has appointed a slate of diverse and revered attorneys…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor
$10.2 Million Verdict to Texas Plaintiff in Medical Malpractice Case
Background On March 21, 2019, Ms. Adams, 73 years old, presented at Premier Interventional Pain Management in Flower Mound, Texas for an epidural steroid injection to treat her back pain. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Dr. Jon Vu performed the injection.…Posted on in Featured & News & Trial Tactics
Expert Institute Helps Meyers & Flowers Secure $43.5M Medical Malpractice Verdict for Former NFL Captain
A Philadelphia County jury found orthopedic surgeon James Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics Institute negligent in their treatment of the plaintiff, former Philadelphia Eagles’ safety and captain, Chris Maragos. The jury awarded Maragos $43.5 million in damages. Background On October 12,…Posted on in Featured & News
Iowa Senate Bill Caps Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
An apparent history of large jury verdicts for plaintiffs prompted legislative reform in Iowa. The bill that has passed the Iowa House of Representatives and Senate is now waiting for Governor Kim Reynolds’s signature. The proposed legislation aims to cap…Posted on in Featured & News
Merck Faces Claims of Withholding Information About Gardasil Vaccine Risk
Dozens of lawsuits, including the one filed by Ljubitza Ghiardi, were filed, alleging that Merck intentionally concealed information about the efficacy and potential risks of its HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Given the common questions of fact and law raised in the…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
$75M Verdict for Plaintiff With “Locked-In Syndrome”
On October 26, 2015, Buckelew, 32, presented for a chiropractic adjustment with Michael Axt, D.C. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Axt noted that Buckelew complained of neck pain, headaches, bouts of blurred vision, and ringing in the ears for the…Posted on in Uncategorized