Recent Settlements

Embezzlement: $1,200,000 judgment

Case Description: $1.2 million judgment against a woman who was arrested and sued after allegedly embezzling $205,047.00 from her former employer. According to the court document, $205,047.00 is for actual damages for the amount she is accused of embezzling, and the other $1 million is for punitive damages.

Car Wreck: $825,000

Case Description: Automobile accident in Richland County, South Carolina, involving a mother and father and their two minor children. One of the minor children sustained severe facial injuries requiring multiple surgeries and future medical treatment. Mr. Oxner hired an expert life care planner to determine the value of the minor child's future medical expenses. The case settled at mediation for $825,000.

Car Wreck: $205,000

Case Description: Multi-vehicle automobile accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving elderly woman and at-fault driver who was an unlicensed illegal immigrant. The client was hospitalized for several days at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and placed in assisted living thereafter.

Car Wreck: $310,000

Case Description: Automobile accident in Charleston County, South Carolina, involving an out-of-state woman and her mother. The mother was driving her daughter's vehicle. The daughter was hospitalized at MUSC for a week following surgery to her lower extremity.

Car Wreck: $112,500

Case Description: Automobile accident in Charleston County, South Carolina, where the at-fault driver failed to yield the right-of-way. The client sustained rib fractures, necessitating intercostal injections/nerve blocks and future medical treatment. Mr. Oxner hired an expert life care planner to determine the value of the client's future medical expenses. The case settled at mediation for $112,500.00.

Car Wreck: $415,000

Case Description: Automobile accident in the City of Georgetown, South Carolina, involving a garbage truck and client's vehicle. The client sustained severe injuries necessitating treatment in the Trauma Unit and hospitalization for a week at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Car Wreck: $225,000

Case Description: Automobile accident in Horry County, South Carolina, where the at-fault driver was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed, crashing into client's vehicle and causing it to run off the roadway into a ditch. The client sustained severe injuries necessitating treatment in the Trauma Unit and hospitalization at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Workers Compensation: $150,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident involving a client who was injured when he fell from the back of a semi trailer, sustaining severe injuries. This case initially involved denials as to compensability and to client's entitlement to either temporary total disability compensation or medical care. Mr. Oxner was able to get the compel commencement of temporary total disability compensation and medical treatment for the client. The case settled at mediation for $150,000.

Workers Compensation/Personal Injury: $265,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured when he was operating a forklift unloading a tractor trailer and the driver of the tractor trailer pulled away while the client was still on the ramp, causing the forklift to slam to the ground, thereby causing severe injuries to the client. The workers' compensation claim and the third-party case against the trucking company and its driver settled for a total of $265,000.

Workers Compensation: $110,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured when he fell from an 18-wheeler. The workers' compensation claim was settled for $110,000.

Workers Compensation: $100,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who injured her back lifting a patient at the hospital. The client was deemed to have total permanent disability, and the workers' compensation claim was settled at mediation for $100,000.00

Workers' Compensation: $100,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Charleston County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured when a co-worker lost control of a floor jack. The client was deemed to have total permanent disability, and the workers' compensation case was settled at mediation for $100,000.

Workers Compensation: $249,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured changing a skidder tire. Client sustained severe injuries to his spine, and he was deemed to have total permanent disability. The case settled for $249,000.

Workers Compensation/Car Wreck: $716,885

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured in an automobile accident during the course and scope of his employment. The client sustained severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, and the client was deemed to have total permanent disability. The workers' compensation case and the third-party case against the at-fault driver settled for a total of $716,885.

Workers Compensation/Car Wreck: $287,500

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured in an automobile accident during the course and scope of his employment. The client sustained severe injuries in the accident. The workers' compensation case and the third-party case against the at-fault driver settled for a total of $287,500.

Workers Compensation/Car Wreck: $226,000

Case Description: Workers' compensation accident involving a client who was injured in an automobile accident that occurred in the State of Georgia, during the course and scope of his employment in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The client sustained severe injuries requiring surgery and extended pain management. The workers' compensation case and the third-party case against the at-fault driver settled for a total of $226,000.

Slip and Fall: $200,000

Case Description: Slip and fall accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a woman who was attending a holiday event in the area and tripped over an unsecured electrical cords across a walkway. The client broke her hip in the fall, requiring surgery, hospitalization and in-patient rehabilitation. Mr. Oxner hired an expert to prove Defendant's negligent acts, and the case was settled at mediation for $200,000.

Slip and Fall: $100,000

Case Description: Slip and fall accident in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a woman who tripped over uneven concrete in the parking lot of a grocery store. The client fractured her left wrist, requiring surgery and three months of physical therapy. The case was settled for $100,000.

Slip and Fall: $250,000

Case Description: Slip and fall accident in Horry County, South Carolina, involving an out-of-state woman who was vacationing at a hotel in Myrtle Beach and tripped over an unsecured electrical cord. The client sustained bilateral elbow fractures, requiring multiple surgeries, hospitalization, and nine months of physical therapy following her surgeries. Mr. Oxner hired an expert to prove Defendant's negligent acts, and the case was settled at mediation for $250,000.

Admiralty: $210,000

Case Description: Admiralty case involving an accident that occurred in the navigable waters of the Intercoastal Waterway in Charleston County, South Carolina, involving a man who was operating his vessel when he struck Defendant's dredge pipe that was floating in the water. The client sustained injuries to his back, right lower extremity, and left lower extremity, requiring surgery and pain management injections. The case was settled for $210,000.

Dog Bite: $226,000.00

Case Description: Personal injury case involving a dog bite that occurred in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The client sustained a severe injury to her lower extremity requiring surgery and wound care for an extended period of time, and the client was left with a noticeable scar. The case was settled at mediation for $226,000.

Dog Bite: $75,000

Case Description: Personal injury case involving a dog bite that occurred in Horry County, South Carolina. The minor child sustained injuries to his back requiring medical treatment and leaving scars. The case was settled for $75,000.

Dog Bite: $75,000

Case Description: Personal injury case involving a dog bite that occurred in Horry County, South Carolina. The minor child sustained injuries to her head and neck, requiring medical treatment and stitches and leaving scars. The case was settled for $75,000.

Personal Injury: $200,000

Case Description: Personal Injury case in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a woman who fractured her hip while walking on the beach due to an unleashed dog charging after her. The woman required surgery, in-home rehabilitation, and six months of physical therapy. The case was settled for $200,000.

Playground Negligence: $90,000

Case Description: Personal Injury case in Horry County, South Carolina, wherein a minor child was ejected from an inflatable bounce house that was not staked to the ground while at a school festival. The minor child had four teeth that were knocked out and required oral surgery and the removal of additional teeth. The case was settled for $90,000.

Playground Negligence: $225,000

Case Description: Personal injury case in Horry County, South Carolina, wherein a minor child fell from a trampoline at a gymnastics facility. The minor child broke his leg requiring multiple surgeries. Mr. Oxner hired an expert to prove Defendant's negligent acts, and the case was settled at mediation for $225,000.

Playground Negligence: $50,000

Case Description: Personal injury case in Georgetown County, South Carolina, involving a minor child who tripped and fell on the playground, fracturing his arm. Mr. Oxner hired an expert to prove Defendant's negligence, and the case settled for $50,000.

Medical Malpractice: $462,500

Case Description: Medical malpractice case wherein a radiologist mis-interpreted CT results and the patient died. Mr. Oxner hired experts to prove the radiologist and treating hospital's negligent acts, and the case against the radiologist and the treating hospital was settled at mediation for $462,500.

Medical Malpractice: $150,000

Case Description: Medical malpractice case in Charleston County, South Carolina, involving a client who was left with permanent nerve damage following oral surgery. Mr. Oxner hired experts to prove the Defendants' negligent acts, and the case was settled at mediation for $150,000.

Medical Malpractice: $75,000

Case Description: Medical malpractice case in Georgetown County, South Carolina, wherein the surgeon left a surgical sponge inside the client, and the client became infected and required further medical treatment. The case settled for $75,000.

Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Facility Negligence: $400,000

Case Description: Personal injury case in Beaufort County, South Carolina, involving a client who was injured while a patient in a nursing home/rehabilitation facility. Mr. Oxner hired experts to prove the Defendants' negligent acts, and the case settled at mediation for $400,000.

Nursing Home Negligence: $150,000

Case Description: Personal injury case in Horry County, South Carolina, involving a client who developed a severe bed sore while a patient at a nursing home. Mr. Oxner hired experts to prove the Defendants' negligent acts, and the case settled at mediation for $150,000.

The husband of a woman who died in a vehicle crash in Beaufort County along with their unborn child has reached an $11.3 million settlement with the employer of the driver responsible.

SETTLEMENT REPORT -- WRONGFUL DEATH

  • Amount: $11,289,680
  • Injuries alleged: Death to mother and her unborn child
  • Case name: Withheld
  • Court: Beaufort County Circuit Court
  • Mediator: Steve Darling of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Charleston
  • Date of verdict: Nov. 26, 2018
  • Most helpful experts: Elizabeth Oakley of Liz Oakley Productions in Charleston (videographer) and Oliver Wood of Charleston School of Law (economist)
  • Attorney for plaintiff: Harry Oxner of Oxner & Stacy in Georgetown
  • Attorneys for defendant: R. Hawthorne Barrett

Past results do not determine future results.