$525,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death of 70 Year Old From Head Injuries After Falling Of A Gurney
The Plaintiff was a 70 year old Vietnam veteran with substantial preexisting kidney disease, ailments related to agent orange and many other serious medical conditions. Prior to the subject incident he had approximately 1 year to live. As a result, he required routine transportation to the Veterans Administration for treatment. During one such routine transportation, the transport company failed to navigate a turn while the Plaintiff was on a gurney causing him to fall off the gurney and hit his head on the pavement. He subsequently died from a brain hemorrhage caused by the impact. The Plaintiff filed suit against the transport company for negligently transporting him. The case settled for policy limits of $525,000.