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$900,000 – Verdict for Punitive Damages and Pain and Suffering in Mason City Nursing Home

An 84-year-old woman suffered from several falls and bed sores during her 2 ½ year stay at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, Iowa.  There was also a bedbug infestation and mice in the resident’s room.  After several falls, the resident was taken to the emergency room, where she was found to be chronically dehydrated and underweight.  The resident died in hospice a short time later.  Good Shepherd maintained that the resident had received proper care throughout her stay.  A Cerro Gordo County jury reached a $900,000 verdict against Good Shepherd nursing facility for pain and suffering of the resident and for punitive damages.

$600,000 – Verdict for Severed Artery During Surgery in Black Hawk County

27-year-old woman suffers a severed iliac artery during surgery for endometriosis.  She is placed in a medically induced coma and suffers multiple complications.  RSH Legal medical malpractice attorneys go to trial and argue the doctor made a medical error during surgery.  The malpractice verdict awards the woman with compensation for pain and suffering and future medical expenses.

$4,000,000 – Settlement for Paralysis Following Sledding Crash – Personal Injury

37-year-old male suffered broken back and paralysis after falling on his sled into a rock-lined ditch placed at the bottom of a sledding hill. Others had been injured in the same ditch prior to client’s paralysis. He received a pay out from the personal injury case.

$2,000,000 – Verdict for Pre-death Pain and Suffering at Assisted Living Facility

82-year-old man with severe dementia was wrongfully retained in an assisted living facility rather than transferred to a higher level of care. Failure to provide proper care led to his fall, broken hip, and eventual death.

$300,000 – Verdict for Back Injury Caused by Rear-End Collision

22-year-old male auto-repair clerk suffered upper back myofascial injury requiring repeated injections to manage pain after being rear-ended on a four-lane divided city street.

$336,000 – Settlement for Parents of Adult Daughter Killed in Semi Pile-up

42-year-old woman killed in a multi-vehicle pile-up involving numerous semis on the interstate in a snow storm. Parents recovered for the loss of the loving relationship with their adult daughter.

$90,000 – Settlement for Roll-over Crash Resulting in Back and Neck Nerve Injuries

50-year-old female nurse suffered aggravations of neck and back disc bulges requiring nerve root procedures to control pain after being struck by a driver who ran a stop sign and rolled her SUV over on its top.

$40,000 – Settlement for Rear-end Crash Resulting in Spinal Disc Injuries

23-year-old male college student suffered mid and low back disc bulges requiring chiropractic treatment and epidural injections after being rear-ended by a driver exiting a highway ramp.

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