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David McCormack

David McCormack’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Failure to diagnose pelvic/ovarian abscess

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement against a primary care physician and a for-profit hospital following the death of a 35-year-old mother of two children who died of septic shock as a result of the defendants' failure to properly initiate antibiotic treatment or administer diagnostic testing.
  • Failure to diagnose acute coronary episode

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement against a primary care physician following the death of a father of two children who died from myocardial infarction as a result of the defendant's failure to appreciate the severity and cause of the patient's complaints and failure to properly interpret the patient's EKG readings.
  • Defective elevating scissor lift

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement in product liability suit for construction worker who sustained severe crush injuries due to the defective design of a safety device in an elevating scissor lift that allowed the lift to rise due to inadvertent contact with the joystick - the very hazard the safety device was intended to prevent.
  • Defective airplane cargo loader

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement in product liability suit for a Logan Airport airline worker who sustained crush injuries to his pelvis and hip when the safety rails on a cargo loader failed to activate, allowing a 1,500 lb. pallet to move off the loader and land on the worker after the pallet fell approximately 15 feet. The accident occurred due to a manufacturing defect in an electronic sensor used to activate the safety rails whenever the loader was in operation.
  • Craneway collapse at Fore River Shipyard

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement for the four young children of a construction worker who was killed when a massive steel craneway collapsed. The general contractor failed to develop an engineering or demolition plan for the dismantling of the craneway and made cuts to the craneway that left a portion of it a free standing structure without securing it or warning any of the workers at the site of the danger posed by the free standing structure.
  • Couple struck by tractor trailer

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Couple struck by tractor trailer – Pre-suit settlement for husband and wife whose van was struck from behind by a tractor trailer. The wife sustained ACL tears in both her knees and the husband developed compartment syndrome resulting in extensive surgeries and scarring. The couple also recovered for the loss of their dog, who was killed in the crash.
  • Pedestrian Struck By SUV

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Verdict
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Death due to bedrail asphyxiation

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement for family of 34 year old severely disabled man who accidentally asphyxiated himself in the metal rails of his bed after his caretakers left him unattended for several hours.
  • Displacement of lumbar interbody graft

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement for young mother and her family against a neurosurgeon who failed to properly place a lumbar interbody graft during a fusion surgery. Post-operative diagnostic studies revealed that the graft was displaced and deforming her iliac vein and arteries. The patient subsequently underwent two life threatening procedures and was left with significant neurological injuries.
  • Slope failure causes property damage

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement in nuisance and negligent trespass case for plaintiffs who sustained significant property damage and resulting loss of business income when a massive earthen slope broke free during an extensive rain storm. The slope failure occurred due to a neighboring landowner's failure to properly maintain its land, which led to the formation of unnatural depressions on the land that pooled water and over-saturated the adjacent slope during the rain storm.