Case Results & Settlements

Meinhart Helps Win $7.4 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Chris Meinhart of Meinhart Smith & Manning recently helped win a $7.44 million jury verdict for the family of a young mother who died after doctors failed to diagnose a severe urinary tract condition. Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Butler was 19 weeks pregnant when

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Loss of Life From a Misplaced PEG Tube

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of placing a tube into the stomach percutaneously, aided by endoscopy. PEG tube placement is one of the most common endoscopic procedures performed today, and an estimated 100,000-125,000 are performed annually in the

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Settlement for Driver with Hand Injuries Requiring Surgery

An individual was driving his truck down a rural highway when a truck hauling a camper, moving in the opposite direction, started to fishtail.  The truck’s camper came across the median and in the path of our client.  The client

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Untreated Bedsore Causes Death of Nursing Home Patient

An elderly patient has been in a nursing home for many months.  A bedsore developed and went untreated.  This eventually led to sepsis and death of the patient. After an extensive amount of litigation, the nursing home settled for a

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Motorist Causes Accident With Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist suffered a femur fracture after a negligent driver turned in front of his path.  The driver testified that he never saw the motorcycle. Through discovery, Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC found that the at-fault driver had double vision

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Failure to Timely Diagnose and Monitor Pre-Eclampsia

A physician failed to timely diagnose and monitor a pregnant patient who was suffering from pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a disorder that is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine of pregnant women.  This condition can lead to

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Medical Malpractice Suit After Unnecessary Procedure

A patient alleged medical malpractice as a physician performed an endometrial ablation when a D & C (Dilation and Curettage) was the agreed upon procedure for the patients irregular menstrual bleeding. The ablation, which is a much more serious procedure, took away

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Negligent Day Care Causes Child’s Death

In a tragic case involving a loss of life of a two year old, a daycare negligently fed a whole grape to a child. She choked on the grape and due to the failure to properly manage the emergency, she ended up

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Administration of Pitocin Leads to Birth Injury

In this birth injury case, a baby suffered significant brain injuries as a result of a physician failing to appreciate the urgent necessity of a c-section. Failing to monitor the baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, and the administering of Pitocin led to

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Permanent Scarring Caused by Dermatologist Negligent Management of Accutane – Verdict: $2,016,050

A Jury in Bowling Green, KY (Warren County) returned this verdict for a client that suffered scarring on her face from the failure to manage the drug Accutane by her Dermatologist. After 7 surgical procedures, permanent scarring still covers her

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