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Recent Victories & Settlements

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The following is a list of recent settlements the Law Offices of Robert Dodson, P.A. have achieved for our clients. The exact terms and dollar amounts of many settlements cannot be published because of confidentiality clauses in the settlements themselves. In some of these cases, other law firms served as associate counsel. This list is not intended to guarantee results in other cases nor should this list be interpreted as a description or characterization of the quality of the firm’s representation. Each individual case is different and the results in one case do not guarantee favorable results in another case.


Recent Victories & Settlements

South Carolina Hospitals Overcharging Uninsured Patients Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

For years, hospitals have charged patients without insurance substantially more than patients with insurance. In some situations, hospitals charge uninsured patients well over 100 percent of what they charge patients with insurance for the same treatment and procedures. In 2004, the Law Offices of Robert Dodson, P.A., along with four other law firms, combined forces to sue several state hospitals in a class action for overcharging uninsured patients. We claim it is unfair and unlawful to charge those patients without insurance more than those patients with insurance. Several hospitals have already settled these lawsuits with us. The settlements have resulted in hospitals reducing their rates in the future to uninsured patients and refunding uninsured patients who over paid their hospital bill because of the inflated charges. We continue to pursue those hospitals who have not agreed to settle.

Confidential Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death Settlement

A patient at an area hospital was admitted for routine surgery to the leg. Following surgery, the patient developed severe pulmonary problems that were not appropriately treated. Tragically, the patient died the same day. The Law Offices of Robert Dodson, P.A. represented the family in a wrongful death and medical malpractice claim against the hospital and doctors. After several years of hard-fought litigation and denials of wrongdoing by the hospital and doctors involved, the case was settled in 2009. The terms of the settlement provide that the amounts remain strictly confidential.

Confidential Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death Settlement

A patient developed heart problems following a routine colonoscopy procedure. She was admitted to a local hospital and died two days later of heart problems. The Law Offices of Robert Dodson, P.A. represented the family. An independent review of the patient’s medical records revealed that she suffered a heart attack that was not recognized or treated by the attending physician. The attending physician denied these allegations and a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit ensued. The case was litigated for three years and settled just before trial. The terms of the settlement provide that the amounts remain strictly confidential.