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Find out about the most important recent North and South Carolina cases, selected by VerdictSearch editors. Coverage includes Gaston, Mecklenburg and Wake counties in North Carolina and Charleston, Horry and Richland in South Carolina.

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Nightclub security personnel were reckless, per plaintiff

Eboni Billups was awarded $1,073,224 by a Richland County judge for injuries she suffered in an altercation with security personnel at Club EGO in Columbia. The award included $500,000 in punitive damages. Billups claimed she was injured when security personnel pushed her aside while responding to a fight in which she was not involved. Billups maintained that the security personnel, who were employed by Silverback Security LLC, were reckless. She claimed left leg fractures, for which she required open reduction with internal fixation. According to Billups, she was left with decreased range of motion and a limp. The case proceeded to a bench trial when the defendants failed to file a responsive pleading in the case.
Billups v. Accurate Development WorkGroup LLC
Richland County - SC

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Suit: Surgical error led to more surgery, urinary incontinence

A patient claiming that an improperly performed hysterectomy led to ureter damage and urinary incontinence was awarded $700,000 by a Lancaster County jury. The surgery had been performed on Nerisa Williams by OB/GYN Kenneth J. Baker, M.D. Williams argued that stitching around the ureter caused the injury and constituted medical negligence. She required a second surgery to address the incontinence. The defense denied the allegations and argued that the incontinence was due to pre-existing multiple sclerosis and had nothing to do with the surgery. In response, Williams asserted that her multiple sclerosis was in remission at the time of the hysterectomy and she had not experienced incontinence for years prior to the surgery.
Williams v. Baker
Lancaster County - SC

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Nursing home negligence led to wrongful deaths: lawsuit

A federal jury awarded a total of $5,221,817 to the estates of three individuals, all of whom died due to alleged negligence at the same nursing home, Blue Ridge Health Care Center. At trial, it was alleged that each of the decedents had received care that was below both federal and state standards for nursing homes. The implicated standards included abuse of patients’ rights, improper and inadequate sanitation, improper bathing, failure of alarms, failure to respond, lack of proper respiratory and nursing staff, and understaffing. In response, BRHCC denied there were any violations in the care it provided and argued that the patients were elderly and had simply reached the ends of their lives while residents of the nursing home.
Estate of Baird v. Blue Ridge of Raleigh, LLC
U.S. District Court, Eastern District - NC

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Carolinas Verdicts

Find out about the most important recent North and South Carolina cases, selected by VerdictSearch editors. Coverage includes Gaston, Mecklenburg and Wake counties in North Carolina and Charleston, Horry and Richland in South Carolina.

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