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John S. Myers

John Myers’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Houck v. United States

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Oct 04, 1994
    Outcome:
    $4.15 million recovery
    Description:
    Newborn infant with neonatal herpes encephalitis misdiagnosed by Navy doctor. Massive brain injury caused by untreated infection with resulting permanent blindness and deafness.
  • Smith v. Christner Trucking

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Outcome:
    $1,899,999.99 Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement of wrongful death action arising from trucking negligence. Driver had marijuana in his bloodstream. Struck plaintiff's decedent from rear on off-ramp in Jacksonville FL causing a c-spine injury that led to death after 3 weeks. Suit was had in GA. Plaintiff's decedent son was an unmarried GA resident working in FL. Defendant trucking company maintained an agent in GA. Recovery was made to the estate for pain and suffering and to plaintiff as the decedent's next of kin for wrongful death.
  • Dawson v. State of Georgia et al.

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jan 15, 1996
    Outcome:
    $1 million settlement
    Description:
    Settlement under Georgia State Tort Claims Act for wrongful death of 15 year old girl due to misdiagnosis of cancer by state medical school employee pathologist and failure to transmit pertinent medical information to treating physician when proper diagnosis was rendered.
  • Urspruch v. United States et al.

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Outcome:
    $700,000.00 settlement with US
    Description:
    Plaintiff's decedent wife died from undiagnosed cervical cancer despite having had regular Pap smears throughout her adult life. She had been treated for several years leading to her death by the Naval Medical Clinic at Kings Bay NSB GA. The Pap smears had been misread for 4 years prior to the date of her diagnosis. She survived one year from diagnosis and died leaving her husband and a 6 year old son. Suit proceeded against the US government pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act as well as several private entities. All claims settled at or before pre-trial conference.
  • Richardson et ux v. Mahar

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Outcome:
    $100,000.00 settlement
    Description:
    Richardson, 54, was golfing with Mahar and two others. Mahar was driving a cart provided by the golf course. As the golfers were looking for a lost ball, Mahar put the cart into reverse and backed over Richardson's left foot. Richardson was thrown to the ground and suffered a broken left tibia and fibula, requiring a permanent plate and screw fixation. He incurred medical expenses of about $11,000 and now walks with a slight limp. A self-employed lease financing broker, Richardson suffered no significant income loss because of the injury. An avid golfer, Richardson must now pay to rent golf carts rather than walking the course. His golf handicap increased significantly. Richardson and his wife sued Mahar, alleging that Mahar had failed to maintain a proper lookout and operated the cart without regard for the safety of bystanders. Richardson's wife claimed loss of consortium. Defendant responded that Richardson failed to show adequate care when he walked into the path of the cart as it backed up a distance of 90 feet with the backup beeper sounding. A third member of the group, however, testified at deposition that the cart had actually backed up just a few feet and had left the cart path where it was supposed to be.