Judge/ DistrictCase Number & TitleType of CaseSettlement Demand & OfferVerdict /DateTrial/ Deliberation TimePlaintiff's AttorneyDefendant'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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