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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PA: Geisinger Settles Med Mal Case for $4.5M

Geisinger is settling a med mal case, in which one of its patients died, for $4.5 million.  The proceeds will be paid to the patient's wife of 48 years.  Details of the alleged negligence are not available, and no one is commenting about the case:

Court documents say the parties entered into settlement negotiations that lasted several months, ultimately agreeing to the multi-million dollar sum in recent weeks. The settlement, court documents say, will be paid out in two installments: an initial $3.5 million due within 20 days and another $1 million payable by Dec. 31.

[The patient’s] family will receive approximately 2.5 million while [attorneys] will receive approximately 1.8 million. Remaining funds will go toward liens and other miscellaneous fees.

The Wilkes Barre Times-Leader has the story.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2017/08/pa-geisinger-settles-med-mal-case-for-45m.html

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