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The experienced personal injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC have a well-deserved reputation for delivering large case results, one satisfied client at a time. Our South Carolina attorneys have recovered significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. Some of these settlements and verdicts were obtained while the lawyers were associated with other firms.

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$13.75 million medical malpractice verdict against Aiken Regional Medical Centers 

Partners Chad McGowan and Johnny Felder obtained a $13.75 million verdict against Aiken Regional Medical Centers on behalf of a client who lost both of her legs, her left arm and fingers on her right hand. The doctors failed to recognize and treat her sepsis, which led to the loss of her limbs.

$3,725,000

The settlement was obtained from a hospital corporation on behalf of an ICU patient who mistakenly received another patient’s insulin and suffered serious injury. (Medical Malpractice)

$489,000,000

This settlement was obtained in the United States District Court for the State of South Carolina on behalf of a class of entities in an antitrust class action case. (Antitrust Class Action) (Note: McGowan Hood & Felder, LLC was class counsel in this matter; however, several other firms were involved in this case.)

$122,000,000

This settlement was obtained in the United States District Court for the State of South Carolina on behalf of note holders of a bankrupt financial services/insurance entity. Different companies contributed to the overall settlement of this class action. (Securities Fraud Class Action) (Note: McGowan Hood & Felder, LLC was lead counsel in this matter; however, one other firm was involved in this case.)

$17,250,000

This verdict was obtained in Oconee County, SC for a woman who suffered severe, grievous injury at the hands of a surgeon performing advanced laparoscopic surgery without adequate training or experience. (Medical Malpractice)

$12,306,625

This verdict was obtained for bedsores suffered by a paralyzed patient against a Columbia Rehabilitation Hospital, Richland County, SC. (Medical Malpractice)

$10,000,000

(for more than 150 families) – These settlements are on behalf of homeowners whose houses were damaged from artificial stucco, or EIFS. (Construction Defect Litigation)

$8,000,000

This verdict was obtained in York County, SC for a young man grievously injured by a bouncer at a nightclub. (Negligent Security)

$5,000,000

This verdict was obtained in York County, SC for a woman who was exposed to a life threatening disease and suffered grievous injury. (Personal Injury)

$4,250,000

This settlement was obtained in Orangeburg County, SC for the family of a young child who was killed when hit by a tractor-trailer truck that passed a stopped school bus. (Truck Accident)

$3,500,000

This verdict was obtained in Anderson County, SC for the value of real estate, cattle and equipment for setting aside a Will and enforcing the former Will because of an oral promise not to amend the Will. (Wills and Contracts)

$3,250,000

This settlement was obtained in companion actions in arbitration and in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida, on behalf of a class of homeowners in a construction defect class action case. (Florida Class Action) (Note: Firm/attorney was class counsel in this matter, along with two other law firms)

$3,250,000

This verdict was obtained in York County, SC for family against Piedmont Medical Center, a hospital in York County, for death of a baby after doctor performed a vaginal hysterectomy on a woman who was pregnant. (Medical Malpractice)

$3,000,000 

This policy limits settlement was obtained for the family of a man who died from an undiagnosed blood clot in his lung. There was evidence that the medical provider doctored the records and was not truthful in her deposition (medical malpractice)

$2,650,000

This settlement was obtained for a client in an antitrust case.

$2,500,000

This settlement was reached for a patient at a rehabilitation hospital who suffered from multiple bedsores. An essential term of this settlement requires the Defendant to educate all of its medical staff on the prevention and treatment of bed sores on a yearly basis. (Medical malpractice)

$2,400,000

This verdict was obtained in York County, SC for an 18-year-old who was seriously injured by a DUI driver. (Car Accident)

$2,300,000

This settlement was reached for an incapacitated adult who suffered serious injuries from a misplaced feeding tube. The physician involved lost his surgical privileges due, in part, to this case. (Medical negligence)

$2,300,000

This settlement was obtained for the family of a woman who died during a heart procedure. The patient received too much medicine and then the medical providers put a breathing tube in the patient stomach, instead of her lungs which then led to the patient’s death.

$2,300,000

This settlement was obtained for the estate of a client after being struck by a commercial vehicle that ran a stop sign. (Car Accident)

$2,065,059

This verdict was obtained in the United States District Court for the State of SC for a truck driver against Mack Trucks, Inc. due to injuries caused by a defective deck plate on a tractor trailer. (Products Liability)

$1,775,000

This settlement was obtained from doctors and a hospital for the estate of a 72-year-old man who from improper anesthesia. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,750,000

This settlement was obtained in a confidential county in SC for a child who had been misdiagnosed with a particular medical condition. The doctor’s names and name of plaintiff are withheld because of a confidentiality agreement. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,750,000

This settlement was obtained in the United States District Court for the State of SC for a man whose hands were crushed by a piece of equipment at his work site. (Products Liability)

$1,700,000

This settlement was obtained for the family of middle aged mother who died after undergoing a cardiac catheterization. The settlement was obtained from the treating doctors, nurses and hospital. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,700,000

This settlement was obtained on the eve of trial for two victims of a large pile up on an Interstate Highway involving a number of 18-wheelers in Anderson County. Both driver and passenger suffered numerous injuries requiring several surgeries. Both victims were left with permanent disfigurement and reduced ability to earn income. (Truck Accident)

$1,675,000

This settlement was obtained in Anderson County, SC for family of 31-year-old woman who died of cancer 22 months after Ob/Gyn removed a cancerous tumor during a hysterectomy and failed to inform her that the pathology report showed she had an aggressive form of cancer. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,666,427

This verdict was obtained in Richland County, SC for insulin-dependent diabetic against a neurosurgeon who admitted the patient but did not read the medical chart and did not order normal daily insulin. The man went into diabetic shock and suffered a heart attack and stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,650,000

This settlement was obtained in York County, SC for a young man injured when a pickup truck turned in front of his motorcycle. This settlement was the extent of all available insurance coverage. (Motorcycle Accident)

$1,649,000

This settlement was obtained in York County, SC for the family of a child who was grievously injured during childbirth and eventually died. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,600,000

This settlement was obtained for a teenage girl who developed kidney failure and required a kidney transplant from her father after a pediatrician failed to read and interpret laboratory test results. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,550,000

This settlement was obtained in York County, SC for a woman injured in a rollover due to a road contractor’s negligence in failing to finish a road properly. The woman ran off the road and tried to come back on the roadway but a lip of more than 2 inches caused her to go off the other side of the road and rolled-over in her vehicle rendering her a paraplegic. (Car Accident)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for a family due to a wife and mother of two children ingesting a Metabolite dietary supplement resulting in her having permanent and total brain damage. (Products Liability)

Confidential Settlement

This confidential settlement was obtained for the estate of a woman who suffered a bowel obstruction and died. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,350,000

This settlement was obtained in a case involving a child who was injured when struck by a tractor trailer. The name of the company and driver are confidential. (Truck Accident)

$1,300,000

This verdict obtained in York County, SC for an elderly woman at a hospital in York County who was misdiagnosed which resulted in amputation of both of her legs. There was a confidential settlement with the treating physicians. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,275,000

This settlement was obtained in Anderson County for a client who suffered from complications due to an improperly performed bariatric bypass surgery (stomach stapling). (Medical Malpractice)

$1,260,000

This settlement was obtained for a woman whose vehicle she was riding in struck a horse and she suffered numerous severe injuries. (Car Accident)

Confidential Settlement

A series of settlements were obtained for automobile dealers in multiple states for RICO violations and breach of contract by a manufacturer (RICO and Breach of Contract)

$1,250,000

This verdict was obtained in Calhoun County for a young woman injured in a pedestrian/motorcycle accident. (Motorcycle Accident)

$1,200,000

This pre-suit settlement was obtained against a large computer company for the client, an internet company, for fraud and breach of contract. (Business Litigation/Commercial Fraud/Breach of Contract)

$1,200,000

This settlement was obtained in Aiken County, SC for the death of a man who was injured while horseback riding and allowed to bleed out while in the ICU at the hospital. (Medical Malpractice)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for family of young woman who died of pneumonia after emergency room physicians at a York County hospital sent her home twice without proper diagnosis and treatment. (Medical Malpractice)

$1,160,000

This settlement was obtained in Charleston County, SC for victims who suffered abuse from a Priest of the Catholic Diocese. (Personal Injury)

$1,025,000

This verdict was obtained in Darlington County, SC for a man who was with his bicycle on the side of the road when he was struck by an SUV. The defendant’s insurance carrier had offered only $10,000 prior to trial based on their belief they would win the case (Bicycle Accident/Personal Injury)

$1,025,000

This settlement was obtained for a patient who developed a MRSA infection (Medical Malpractice)

$1,000,000

This verdict was obtained against an ER physician and his practice for the death of a patient improperly discharged from the Emergency Room with a diagnosis of abdominal pain. Kirksey v. John Lee, MD. York County (Medical Malpractice)

$995,000

This settlement was obtained for a young client who was injured in a tractor-trailer collision while riding in an automobile. The client suffered severe injuries. (Truck Accident)

$950,019

This verdict was obtained in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina for the driver of an automobile that was hit in the rear by a heavy-duty pickup truck causing aggravation of previous injuries. (Personal Injury)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was on behalf of a person at a nursing home facility who died from the effects of bedsores acquired at the nursing home. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$865,000

This settlement was obtained for the family of an elderly client who resided in an assisted living facility for 17 days and died from dehydration and malnutrition. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for a family of a man who died of complications after emergency room physicians at a York County hospital failed to diagnose a bowel obstruction. (Medical Malpractice)

$850,000

This verdict was obtained in Richland County for injuries to a young single male injured on a construction site. (Personal Injury)

$850,000

This settlement was obtained from a hospital for misdiagnosing a headache that was in fact a more serious condition. The client suffered permanent and debilitating injuries as a result. (Medical Malpractice)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for a family of a man who died after developing cancer from exposure to toxic wood dust and wood finishing products. (Toxic Tort)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for a family of a woman who died during dialysis at a York County hospital after a physician misplaced her catheter. (Medical Malpractice)

$740,000

This settlement was obtained in Anderson County for the estate of a woman who died after complications from a bariatric bypass surgery (stomach stapling). The after-care facility was also a defendant due to the malnutrition suffered by the decedent after she was released from the hospital. (Medical Malpractice)

$700,000

This pre-suit settlement was obtained for the estate of a woman who died in a hospital from too much medication and too little monitoring. (Medical Malpractice)

$700,000

This settlement was obtained against a large commercial package delivery service when one of its vehicles struck a client car. (Car Accident)

$600,000

This settlement was reached on behalf of an Alzheimer’s patient who was neglected in an assisted living center leading to bed sores, malnutrition, and dehydration. (Medical Malpractice)

$525,000

This settlement was obtained for victims of an automobile accident that caused physical injuries to the mother and permanent disfigurement to the child. (Car Accident)(Another attorney involved in the case)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement regarded a pharmacy who prescribed the wrong medication for a child who suffered life-threatening injuries. (Pharmacy Malpractice)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement regarded a pharmacy that prescribed the wrong medication to a woman in her 30s who suffered serious harm and injury. (Pharmacy Malpractice)

$500,000

This settlement was obtained from a surgeon for an elderly man whose bowel was perforated during a hernia repair. (Medical Malpractice)

$480,000

This settlement was for a bad faith failure to pay insurance benefits. Insured lost commercial building in fire and insurance company refused to pay alleging no insurable interest after full disclosure by insured. (Insurance Bad Faith)

$450,000

This settlement was reached for the death of an 88-year-old woman who was injured when being transferred inappropriately in a nursing home. During the move the wrong lift was used resulting in a cracked rib which punctured her lung leading to her death two days later. (Unexpected Death)

$450,000

This settlement was reached for the death of an 83 year old man who died when he was negligently given three blood thinners in a hospital. An essential term of the settlement was that each of the Defendants undertake specific measures to make sure this type of mistake never happens again. (Medical Malpractice)

Confidential Settlement

This settlement was obtained for the family of a man who died of a heart attack in an emergency room at a York County hospital when the physician failed to provide appropriate care. (Medical Malpractice)

$400,000

This settlement was obtained pre-suit for a family struck by an 18-wheeler on an Interstate Highway. One passenger was required to have back surgery, which resulted in reduced earning capacity. (Truck Accident)

$400,000

This settlement was obtained from a surgeon for an elderly woman whose bowel was perforated during a hernia repair. (Medical Malpractice)

Confidential Settlement

These settlements were for women as part of the Breast Implant Litigation. (Class Action)

$350,000

This settlement was obtained for the driver of a minivan who was hit from behind on a two lane highway by an 18-wheeler. Client suffered a compression fracture and missed a lengthy period from work. (Truck Accident)

$350,000

This settlement was obtained from a nursing home where the resident developed severe decubitus ulcers. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$300,000

This settlement was obtained in York County, SC for a young woman who lost her baby as a result of medical negligence during the term of her pregnancy. (Medical Malpractice)

$280,000

This settlement was obtained in Clarendon County for the estate of a man who died from an overdose of painkillers given by the hospital nurse. (Medical Malpractice)

$260,000

This settlement was obtained for a young woman against her treating physician. The offending physician over-prescribed narcotic medication (OxyContin, oxycodone and methadone) to the client and the client became physically dependent on the prescription medication. The client had less than $10,000 in medical bills. The case settled on the second day of trial. (Medical Malpractice)

$250,000

This settlement was obtained from a surgeon who injured the client’s bile duct during gallbladder surgery. (Medical Malpractice)

$240,000

This settlement was obtained for a client injured at work and suffered from complications from the resulting hernia surgery. (Workers Compensation)

$240,000

This settlement was obtained for a client injured in a construction site accident, suffering injuries to his neck, back hip, pelvis, and ribs. (Workers Compensation)

$203,000

This settlement was obtained for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident while at work and suffered from injuries to his lower extremity and neck. (Workers Compensation/Car Accident)

$200,000

This settlement was obtained in Florence County for a man who lost sight in one eye after back surgery. The Plaintiff’s blood pressure was lowered too much for too long to support proper oxygen/blood flow to the optic nerve. (Medical Malpractice)

$200,000

This settlement was obtained in Richland County, SC for injuries due to multiple falls of a patient in a nursing home. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$185,000

This settlement was obtained in York County for an elderly woman who was injured in a fall in the nursing home. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$175,000

This settlement was obtained by the reforming of an underinsured automobile insurance policy for failure by the insurance company to make a meaningful offer. Client was involved in serious automobile collision. At-fault driver was minimally insured and UIM policy was reformed up to the liability limits of the insured. (Declaratory Judgment / Supplemental Insurance Reformation.)

$155,000

This settlement was obtained in Richland County, SC for the death of a patient due to decubitus ulcers. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$150,000

This settlement was obtained in York County for a woman who suffered complications during the implantation of a port-a-cath to administer chemotherapy. The catheter was placed in the wrong blood vessel with resulting complications. (Medical Malpractice)

$150,000

This settlement was obtained for the family of the deceased who was killed when he was hit riding his moped. (Motorcycle Accident)

$150,000

This settlement was obtained from the hospital when the nurse failed to give an 85-year-old patient her antibiotics resulting in debilitating injuries. (Medical Malpractice)

$150,000

This verdict was obtained in Anderson County, SC for the death of a man given a combination of drugs and not monitored properly by the treating physicians at the hospital. (Medical Malpractice)

$140,000

This settlement was obtained in Lancaster County, SC for a married couple injured in an auto wreck. (Car Accident)

$137,000

This settlement was obtained in Florence County, SC for a Claimant who injured his back lifting items at work. (Workers Compensation)

$135,000

This settlement was obtained in the name of an elderly resident of a nursing home. The client, who had Alzheimer’s, drank cleaning fluid after it was improperly left in his room. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$133,000

This settlement was obtained in York County, SC for a claimant who injured her back and neck and has psychological injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. (Workers Compensation)

$132,500

This settlement was obtained in Anderson County for an elderly woman who was injured when an unruly patient at the nursing home went on a rampage and push the client down, fracturing her hip. (Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect)

$62,000

The verdict was obtained at trial for an automobile collision. The elderly client was no longer able to make wooden furniture for the family business as he suffered permanent impairment to his shoulder. It should be noted that the Defendant’s last offer before trial was $2,500. (Car Accident)