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Kansas Revises Care for Inmates After Controversial Case and Criticism

For over 3 years, inmates in Kansas state prisons suffered at the hand of a negligent and problematic health care provider. Records reflect that Tennessee company, Corizon Health, had a habit of delaying, postponing, or completely failing to provide care to those who needed it most. A case handled by Dempsey Kingsland Osteen brought the public’s attention to Corizon...

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$43.1 million recovery – Vaccine leads to paralysis/quadriplegia

It is believed that this case is the single largest recovery for an individual for a vaccine injury in the United States. The case arises from a devastating adverse reaction to a measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) vaccine administered at a local pediatric clinic in Kansas City, Missouri To the then one (1) year old child. As a result, the...

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Hospital technicians cause client’s paraplegia ($850,000 settlement)

Client had recently retired from a blue collar job because he had structural vulnerability in his spine due to severe osteoporosis and severe ankylosing spondylitis which caused his spine to degenerate. These two diagnoses had caused client’s spine to become brittle and prone to fracture. They had also caused client’s spine to degenerate such that he had developed a...

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Chronic Pain Condition from Fall Caused by Dangerous Condition at a Multi-Family Residence  — $1 Million Settlement

Our client, a twenty-two year old male, had been visiting friends at a multi-family residence at night. Upon leaving, as he was approaching his car, the client stepped into a hole that had been cut into a storm sewer grate. The client’s right leg was deeply lacerated, and he sustained a significant injury to his right knee. He required...

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Failure to Diagnose Spinal Epidural Abscess — $1 Million Settlement

Our medical team was instrumental in helping us achieve a settlement in one of the most complex cases that our firm has ever litigated. Our client was a sixty year old male who was rendered paraplegic because of a late diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess (SEA). We obtained damages recovery from five board-certified physicians who practiced in four separate...

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Head-on Collision — $4 Million Settlement

Our client sustained multiple, serious injuries from a head-on collision that happened on the highway in Southeast Kansas. We settled this case without needing to file suit after we obtained a life care plan from a certified life care planner who itemized and priced all of the future care needs of the client. During the course of our working...

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Hospital Technicians Cause Displacement of Spinal Fracture Resulting in Paraplegia – $850,000 Settlement

Our client had recently retired from a blue collar job due to structural vulnerability in his spine caused by severe osteoporosis and severe ankylosing spondylitis. These diagnoses had caused the client’s spine to become brittle and prone to fracture and to degenerate such that he had developed a massive humpback. He suddenly experienced severe mid-back pain during a coughing...

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Medication Error at Hospital Results in Brain Injury — $1.5 Million Settlement

This case was cited by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of the largest medical malpractice settlements in the State of Missouri during calendar year 2016. The case settled as the result of the combined efforts of our medical team along with expert witnesses and lay witnesses that we identified through our investigation. In building the case, we gathered and...

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Negligent Monitoring of Blood Thinner Prescribed to Spinal Surgery Patient – $1 Million Settlement

We achieved a $1 million settlement within just four months of having presented this case to the defendant’s insurance carrier. In order to accomplish settlement of the case, we prepared comprehensive PowerPoint and demand letter presentations with the help of our medical team. In the demand package, we laid out the applicable medical literature including the FDA Black Box...

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Failed Gynecologic Surgery Case – $950,000 Settlement

Eleven law firms had rejected this case that involved a thirty-seven-year-old Kentucky resident who sustained multiple complications from gynecologic surgery. We felt that the case might have merit despite the many rejections because she had sustained nerve damage that created pain and dysfunction in her right leg together with many lower abdominal injuries. The client’s right leg injury suggested...

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