UPMC Hamot and two other parties paid a total of $1.2 million to settle a federal civil suit over the harvesting of the organs of an 18-year-old Ohio man who suffered a fatal injury in a snowboarding accident in 2007.
A Maryland teenager with cerebral palsy who lost an eye when a fellow student allegedly threw a book at her face will get $55,000 from the city of Baltimore under a settlement approved by the City Board of Estimates.
A Manhattan jury has awarded a former Pace University student $9 million for medical bills, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering as a result of injuries she sustained in a 2004 accident in Pleasantville, injuries that her left her debilitated by obsessive-compulsive disorder and unable to work.
A middle school janitor in Baltimore has won a $537,000 verdict after she injured her ankle in a fall into a trench in the electrical closet during a power outage at the school.
A Marin County, Calif. woman who suffered severe chemical burns after a Lake Tahoe casino mistakenly served her a caustic cleaning solution in a water bottle has been awarded $3.25 million in damages by a San Francisco Superior Court jury.
More than 60 percent of all consumer bankruptcies filed in the past two years were caused by high medical bills, according to a study released last week.
The discounted price actually paid for medical services is admissible as evidence of the reasonable value of those services, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.