Oxman Goodstadt Kuritz, PC is proud to have won top verdicts for it's clients, but often times the ideal result for the client is to reach a settlement that provides the necessary compensation for the injury that was suffered, without the stress and uncertainty that comes with a trial. For this reason, the attorneys at OGK are equally proud when they can negotiate a beneficial settlement on behalf of their clients. Because a typical condition of these settlement agreements is confidentiality, we unfortunately cannot share our numerous top settlements with you. Below is a sampling of significant verdicts OGK has won in cases where a settlement agreement could not be reached.
A Philadelphia jury has awarded a 50-year-old woman $12.88 million for injuries suffered when she vomited after her thyroidectomy, resulting in bleeding in her neck that cut off her airway.[...]Kuritz said Temple University Hospital is on the hook for the entire verdict because all of the defendants were found to be employees or ostensible agents of the hospital. Of the $12.88 million awarded to Phillips, nearly $3.02 million was for future pain, suffering and loss of life's pleasures. Nearly $697,000 was for past medical expenses, $28,659 was for past loss earnings, $483,000 was for past pain and suffering and $266,000 was for future loss of earnings. The rest of the damages were for future medical expenses apportioned yearly over the next 25 years, according to the verdict sheet. Full Article
A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury awarded a woman $5 million for injuries suffered during a routine laparoscopic tubal ligation at Temple University Hospital, according to court papers. The award included damages for past and future medical costs, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and deprivation of enjoyment of life, plaintiff’s attorney Harry J. Oxman of Oxman Goodstadt Krevitz & Kuritz in Philadelphia said. There were no offers throughout the week long case, nor was there any discussion of a high-low agreement, Oxman said. The highest demand by the plaintiff noted in court documents was $2.5 million.[…]Oxman said he plans to submit a petition for delay damages that he expects will amount to $392,000. Full Article
A Philadelphia jury yesterday awarded $1.5 million to a Pep Boys customer who claimed that an injury at the car servicing center precipitated post-traumatic stress disorder in that it reminded her of a similar injury from her childhood.[...]“The most important thing was to convey to the jury that this emotional condition is as real as a physical condition and, in many respects, it may be more limiting and damaging in [one‘s] day-to-day activities as a physical injury may be," Oxman said. Full Article
The jury returned a $15 million award Friday, holding Kathryn's pediatricians -- Dr. Michael Slanina and Dr. Stuart Cooler -- physician's assistant Patrick Ronan and their employer, the Police and Fire Medical Association in Northeast Philadelphia, responsible for the delay in diagnosis. Kathryn, who is known to family and friends as Catie, is now 7 years old. She has a prosthetic right eye, but an alternative treatment of the retinoblastoma which affected both her eyes preserved full vision in her left eye, according to plaintiff's counsel David Kuritz. Full Article