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Montana man recovers at least $10 million for oil field injuries

The Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota have provided substantial returns for oil companies. Unfortunately, sometimes safety takes a back seat to profits. In November of 2010 a Montana man, now 30 years old, suffered devastating injuries in a fire at a drilling rig. Recently, the man recovered a settlement worth at least $10 million.

Montana woman awarded over $100,000 for surgical error

The prospect of undergoing major surgery causes some anxiety for most people. While most physicians perform surgeries with great care, things sometimes go wrong. And when something does go wrong, the results can be life altering. A Montana woman had this unfortunate experience recently, and it led to a medical malpractice lawsuit against her doctor.

Semi driver injured on the job by alleged drunk driver

A semi truck driver suffered injuries in a crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver on Highway 314 recently. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, an automobile tried to pass the semi, which was pulling two trailers full of coal, on a curve. The car ran into a guardrail. The semi then either hit the car or crashed trying to avoid it; the Highway Patrol says it isn't sure which.

Montana man killed in aerial lift accident

Those who work with heavy machinery in Montana know that there are risks involved. Tragically, those risks were fatal for a Butte man who died when an aerial lift overturned in that city recently.

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