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David Randolph Smith
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Representative Current Cases

The following are some of the representative cases currently being handled by the firm. For previous Settlements & Verdicts click here. If you believe that you have a case with similar issues please contact us.

Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Civil Rights
Environmental

Medical Malpractice

  • In McMinnville, a 48 year old father of five died of a heart attack after he was examined and sent home without being seen by a doctor. A jury trial resulted in a $7.2 million verdict against the hospital. The Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the verdict with interest.
  • A large surgical needle was left in a patient's chest in the pericardium of the heart after open heart surgery In Memphis. Upon discovery years later, the patient was required to have another surgery to remove the needle. This resulted in complications of a post-operative pneumonia. The case was settled against the hospital and suit remains pending against the surgeon and his professional corporation.
  • Guide wire left in patient's groin and extending to heart, following cardiac catheterization procedure at Memphis hospital.
  • During a surgical procedure in a Cookeville hospital to place a permanent port/catheter the surgeon punctured the vena cava artery and the patient bled profusely and died.
  • Failure to properly set broken arm/wrist by Cookeville doctor resulting in subsequent surgery and deformed arm.
  • A Wilson County pharmacy gave a patient the wrong medication for a urinary tract infection and the patient died from sepsis.
  • Prior to surgery for a neck cancer at a Nashville hospital CT scan showed extensive blockage of the carotid artery. The CT scan was never seen by the physician who operated in the area and the patient suffered a paralyzing stroke from a clot that broke loose from the blocked artery and patient is now paralyzed on one side of his body and is fed with a feeding tube.
  • While undergoing microwave surgical therapy to reduce the size of the prostate at a Nashville clinic the patient suffered thermal nerve injury and loss of male sexual function.
  • A 10 year old child died from meningococcal meningitis hours after being seen in the ER at a Nashville hospital.
  • An 11 year boy died from peritonitis from a ruptured appendix one day after being seen by his Nashville physician.

Personal Injury

  • Wrongful death of wife and mother of three adult children when a loaded cement truck failed to stop, crashed and overturned on top of van.
  • Two Nashville electricians received severe electrical burns and injuries when an electric panel that was not marked “high voltage” exploded upon opening.
  • Passenger in a Brentwood, Tennessee high speed rollover automobile crash received life-threatening injuries, multiple surgeries and extensive hospitalization.
  • Wrongful death of Nashville back seat passenger when car hits guardrail on elevated freeway and ejecting occupants onto roadway thirty feet below.
  • Intersectional Nashville auto accident where Fedex Ground truck broadsides and collides with driver causing personal and neurological injuries.
  • Brentwood, Tennessee: Tractor-trailer rear ends driver. Extensive personal injuries.

Products Liability

  • Nashville patient suffered injuries and complications from two hip implants (subsequently recalled) manufactured by Johnson& Johnson orthopedics unit.
  • Nashville patient suffers acute pancreatitis, from drug "Byetta"
  • Mount Carmel, Illinois: Teenager sustains crushing injury to hand and arm in Yamaha Rhino ATV accident.
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky patient suffers jaw necrosis from prescription drug Fosamax
  • Nashville patient suffers stroke from hormone replacement drugs, Prempro (estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)

Civil Rights

  • Dickson, Tennessee: Excessive use of force by police in stopping/beating mentally ill driver.
  • Deliberate indifference to serious medical needs-failure to diagnose and treat Nashville prisoner’s bleeding ulcer. Wrongful death.
  • Wrongful death of Harlan, Kentucky inmate from failure respond to serious medical needs.
  • Wrongful death. Franklin, Tennessee "Suicide-by-Cop". Failure to institute suicide precautions.

Environmental

  • Cheatham County, Tennessee: The firm is representing a national environmental group (PEER) suing the Tennessee Department of Transportation in federal court in Nashville for violating the Clean Water Act.

*Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Indications of past case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in future cases.


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