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WRONGFUL DEATH LITIGATION

 

          Representation of parties in claims arising from deaths resulting from medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, vehicular and construction accidents.

          The following are examples of our representation in this practice area:

            Sprague & Sprague successfully tried a neurosurgical, medical malpractice case involving the wrongful death of a young mother of two children. A seven figure recovery was secured for the children following a trial and appeals by opposing parties through Pennsylvania’s state courts.

            The Firm successfully tried a medical malpractice case involving the wrongful death of a 76 year old man who underwent colo-rectal surgery and subsequently developed a total breakdown of his anastomosis (the surgical connection of his small bowel), resulting in septic shock, a severe stroke and ultimately his death. A state court jury returned a verdict in favor of the Firm's client in the amount of $6.5 million, one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state for the wrongful death of a person more than 75 years old.

            The Firm successfully tried a medical malpractice case involving the wrongful death of a young family man who underwent gastroenterological surgery. A multi-million dollar settlement was obtained on behalf of the decedent’s family just before closing arguments to the jury following a two-week trial.

            Sprague & Sprague obtained a significant monetary settlement in an obstetrical malpractice case involving the death of a baby shortly after birth.

            We obtained a seven figure settlement on behalf of the estate of a seventy-five year old pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle backing into a parking space.

            The Firm obtained a multi-million dollar settlement from a trucking company on behalf of the estate of a passenger in a vehicle that collided with the company’s jackknifed tractor-trailer.