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BREAKING: $45.8M Med Mal Verdict Delivered at Trial Over Georgia Mother's Profound, Post-Childbirth Brain Damage

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 21, 2017 5:23:20 PM

William Stone delivers his closing argument at trial over the life-long brain damage Shannon Trabue suffered days after childbirth. Jurors Monday awarded Stone's clients, Trabue's husband and conservator, nearly $46 million after finding the doctors who treated her negligent.  


Update: This article was updated to reflect comments from the parties' attorneys. 

Atlanta—Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered just days after the 2009 birth of her child. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Trabue v. Atlanta Women's Specialists LLC

Mother's Catastrophic Brain Damage Post-Childbirth Caused by Medical Mistreatment, Expert Says as $10M+ Trial Continues

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 15, 2017 5:01:34 PM

 

Dr. Katharine Wenstrom says she believes improper care by Drs. Rebecca Simonsen and Stanley Angus led to the heart attack and catastrophic brain damage Shannon Trabue suffered three days after Trabue gave birth. 


Atlanta—An obstetrician who has previously appeared as a medical malpractice defense expert told jurors last week she decided to testify on behalf of a plaintiff for the first time ever because she was “horrified” at the circumstances surrounding the catastrophic brain damage a Georgia woman suffered days after giving birth, as trial continues against the medical practice that treated her. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Trabue v. Atlanta Women's Specialists LLC

BREAKING: $3M Verdict Hits Hospital Nurses in Trial Over Woman's Death Days After Childbirth

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 2, 2017 10:22:03 PM

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the verdict reached Friday morning. 

Jurors Friday awarded more than $3 million to the family of a woman who died days after childbirth, with a verdict that split fault between the two nurses who treated her, but cleared her doctor of negligence. Edwards v. Nicome, et al., 11A36121.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Edwards v. Nicome, et al.

UPDATE: Attorneys Debate What Led to Jury's $15M Verdict for Survivor of Crash That Killed 5 Georgia Southern Nursing Students

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2017 1:17:24 PM

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Update 2/2/17: This article has been updated to reflect a statement from Megan Richards’ trial counsel.

Pembroke, GA—Attorneys reached an agreement on damages for the survivor of a fiery truck crash that killed five of her Georgia Southern classmates shortly before jurors awarded the woman $15 million. While that pre-verdict agreement's undisclosed specifics will avoid an appeal, opposing sides debated what led to the jury’s decision. Richards v. Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC, et al. SUV2015000174. 

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Topics: Georgia, Trucking, Richards v. Total Transportation, et al.

BREAKING VERDICT: $15M Award to Survivor of Truck Crash that Killed 5 Georgia Southern Nursing Students

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 19, 2017 1:28:26 PM

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Update 1/20/17: Jurors awarded $15 million in compensatory damages to Megan Richards for the injuries she suffered in the 2015 trucking crash that killed five of her Georgia Southern University classmates. The jury apportioned 100 percent of fault to trucker John Wayne Johnson and trucking firm Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC. It also found Johnson's actions showed conduct potentially warranting the imposition of punitive damages. However, Bryan County Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose told jurors the parties' attorneys agreed to accept the award "as-is," without a determination of punitives. CVN will provide additional news coverage and gavel-to-gavel, on-demand video of the trial as soon as possible. 

Pembroke, GA—Attorneys Tuesday battled over the injuries a former Georgia Southern University nursing student suffered in a fiery tractor trailer collision that killed five of her classmates, as trial opened against the trucker and trucking companies she says are responsible. Richards v. Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC, et al. SUV2015000174. 

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Topics: Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trucking, Richards v. Total Transportation, et al.