|Judge/ District||Case Number & Title||Type of Case||Settlement Demand & Offer||Verdict /Date||Trial/ Deliberation Time||Plaintiff's Attorney||Defendant's Attorney|
Jefferson County, KY
|J. Mershon||96CI3331 Gregory vs Toyota||Product Liability - Plaintiff suffered several serious injuries--including a total of 22 fractures--when her car's airbag deployed during a moderate collision. Plaintiff argued that the airbag was unreasonably dangerous to diminutive drivers such as herself. Toyota insisted that the airbag was safe and denied any failure to warn.||For Defense on Mar. 24, 2000||Susan Spickard of Spickard & Driscoll (Louisville), and Tamara Todd Cotton (Louisville)||Alan Thomas (Birmingham AL) and David Schaefer of Woodward, Hobson (Louisville)|
U.S. District Court - Kentucky
|J. McKinley||98CV044 Rogers vs Peterson, et al||Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff entered the hospital for treatment of an infected cyst on his thigh near his groin. Despite antibiotics and surgeries to remove infected tissue, the condition worsened--eventually necessitating amputation of plaintiff's penis and left testicle due to a necrotizing infection. Defendants denied that there was any deviation from the standard of care.||$2,599,832 assessed 91% against Dr. Slocum and 9% against Dr. Peterson on Feb. 3, 2000||Steven Downey (Bowling Green)||Donald Darby of Darby & Gazak (Louisville) for Peterson & Slocum; Betty & Jefferson Herbert of Herbert & Herbert (Glasgow) for T.J. Samson Hospital|
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