Dr. Franklin M. Rizer of Ohio was a surgeon whose promising career was cut tragically short by a 2003 plane crash. An experienced pilot, Rizer was flying a small aircraft that, unbeknownst to him, had experienced an array of mechanical failures and repairs in the months leading up to the accident. The plane had also been flown extensively without undergoing the requisite check-ups and repairs required by law, and aviation experts pinpointed a number of design flaws. A judge agreed with the claims set forth in the case, approving a record-breaking $15 million settlement.
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