Verdicts & Settlements

  • Confidential settlement in 2001: $15.0 million involving a 38 year-old African American male who was left a ventilator dependant quadriplegic as a result of his neck being broken during an intubation.

  • Confidential settlement in 1996: $12.5 million involving a suicide.

  • Gaston County: $10.75 million settlement with physicians and hospital in case involving an infant that had suffered permanent brain injuries at birth.

  • Mecklenburg County: $8.1 million wrongful death verdict in case involving an outpatient suicide. This represents the highest verdict in the United States in a suicide case.

  • Guilford County: $7.1 million verdict represented the first medical malpractice verdict ever in Guilford County, the highest medical malpractice verdict in North Carolina, at the time, and the second highest punitive damages verdict in the state.

  • $7 million in damages awarded to the family of a Chocowinity woman who died in June 1997 from blood clots that arose shortly after she switched from shots to pills for her birth control.

  • Confidential settlement in 2001: $4.5 million involving a child who suffered significant brain injury as a result of the medical treatment received for a heart condition.

  • Cumberland County: $3.5 million verdict involving an infant that had suffered permanent brain injuries.

  • Confidential settlement in 2001: $3.25 million for the wrongful death of a 46 year-old husband and father of 4 children who died due to a failure to see and appreciate a brain aneurysm by a radiologist performing an MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiogram).

  • Confidential settlement in 2002: $2.3 million for the wrongful death of a 38 year-old, wife and mother of 2 children who died following a routine thyroidectomy.

  • Cumberland County: $1.5 million settlement in a car accident involving a 31 year-old wife and mother of 2 children which resulted in a closed-head injury and permanent brain damage.

  • Macon County: $800,000 wrongful death verdict in case involving throat cancer.

  • Wade E. Byrd has settled dozens of other cases in excess of $1 million.

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