amputee

Lifelong Costs of Amputation

Nearly two million people in the United States are currently living with the loss of a limb. Vascular diseases, such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, are the primary causes (54%) of limb loss. However, trauma is the next most common cause of limb loss at 45%, with the remaining one percent of limb loss being [...]

The Legal Intelligencer: Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million to Amputee

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $20 million in a case where a man's leg was amputated above the knee after a 10-year-old boy ran him over with a five-ton track loader. The jury awarded $18 million to Ruick Rolland and $2 million in loss of consortium to his wife, Holly Rolland. They also came [...]

Plaintiff Prevails on Summary Judgment After Loader Injury

A Philadelphia judge has granted partial summary judgment to a man who had his leg amputated above the knee after a 10-year-old ran him over with a 5-ton track loader. According to Ruick and Holly Rolland's motion for partial summary judgment, the child's operation of the track loader in 2009 came under the discretion [...]

Ex-Chrin Worker Awarded $16.25 Million

A Palmer township man who lost his legs after being run over by a bulldozer at the Chrin Bros. Sanitary Landfill has been awarded $16.25 million in a joint settlement, his lawyer said Tuesday. Scott Skirpan, now 50, claimed his co-workers at the Williams Township landfill stood by and watched May 1, 2006 when a bulldozer [...]

$16.25 Million Accord Struck for Amputee in Landfill Machinery Accident

A Northampton County Man, who lost both of his legs after he was run over by a piece of heavy equipment machinery while working in a landfill, received a $16.25 million global settlement from his employer and the manufacturer of the equipment in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Scott Skirpan, 50, was working for a landfill in [...]

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