Case Results

$19,600,000 verdict – Trucking – Automobile Accident Case – Paraplegia

Negligent truck driver making right hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on shoulder. Insurance company offered zero before trial.

$17,000,000 verdict – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess position of baby, improper use of pitocin, failing to obtain assessment by physician resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to baby.

$6,670,000 verdict – Swimming Pool Negligence

Near drowning of young boy resulting in brain damage.

$6,600,000 verdict – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury.

Severe brain injury to baby. Failure to monitor high risk mother for pre-eclampsia, failure to recognize fetal distress, failure to monitor resident doctor students, Failure to perform a c-section.

$6,000.000 settlement – Trucking – Automobile Accident Case – Paraplegia

Truck driver negligent in driving excessive speed for the conditions, inattentive driving. Women in her 60’s suffered spinal cord injury leaving her paraplegic. Husband had fractured arm.

$5,250,000.00 settlement – Trucking – Automobile Accident Case – Wrongful Death

Truck Accident caused by excessive speed of truck driver. Also uncovered evidence that truck driver had previously been in similar wreck less than a year before this wreck. Wrongful death.

$4,603,818 verdict – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury – Spinal Cord Injury

Hospital found negligent in failing to take action to stop labor at 32 weeks gestation. Misuse of forceps. Failure to perform c-section.

$4,100,000 verdict – Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer – Wrongful Death

Negligence in failing to remove a colon polyp and then in failing to monitor polyp allowing it to grow into undiagnosed colon cancer. Wrongful death. Defendant offered zero before trial.

$4,100,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Birth injury

Baby sustained HIE – Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy – Brain Iinjury. Nurses failed to understand fetal heart monitor tracings. Improper documentation. Improper use of pitocin, Failure to perform timely c-section.

$4,000,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Baby sustained cerebral palsy, hypoxic brain injury due to failure to monitor baby in utero and perform c-section before oxygen deprivation.

$4,000,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Baby sustained severe brain injury / cerebral palsy. Hospital negligent in training and supervising nurses. Failure to monitor high risk mother. Failure to communicate with nursing staff. Failure to perform c-section.

$3,700,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose infection

Hospital failed to diagnose and treat infection (meningitis) which resulted in permanent brain injury.

$3,500,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy / brain injury caused by nursing and hospital. Failing to properly interpret test results, Failure to assess leaking amniotic fluid. Improper reading of fetal heart monitor tracings. Failure to communicate status of patient. Failure to supervise resident student doctors.

$3,300,000 settlement – Truck Accident

Negligent truck driver driving to fast for the conditions caused injury to a child.

$3,150,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth injury

Brain injury / cerebral palsy. Failure to diagnosis cephalopevlic disproportion, Failure to respond to alarming findings on fetal heart monitor tracing, failure to administer appropriate medication and perform c-section.

3,000,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury.

Baby sustained brain injury due to failure to monitor pre-elampsia and treat high blood pressure. Failure to properly interpret fetal heart monitor tracing. Hospital negligence in failing to have protocols for high risk mother in labor and in failing to adequately train and supervise nursing staff.

$3,000,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy / brain injury secondary to failure to supervise resident student doctor. Negligence in estimating the babies weight. Failure to properly assess mother’s inadequate pelvis. Failure to perform timely c-section.

$3,000,000 settlement: Defective airbag – brain injury

Brain injury caused by defective airbag.

$2,975,000 settlement: Birth Injury – Brain Injury

Baby suffered brain injury / cerebral palsy. Failure to properly monitor high risk patient with gestational diabestes, pre-eclampsia. Failure to perform timely c-section.

$2,950,000 settlement: Medical Negligence – Birth Injury

Baby sustained HIE – hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Misuse of pitocin, failure to detect fetal distress on fetal heart monitor strips, mismanagement of mother’s high blood pressure.

$2,900,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Failure to monitor patient after surgery. Failure to respond to respiratory distress. Patient abandonment.

$2,700,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Brain injury / cerebral palsy secondary to negligence in failing to do timely c-section following ill advised VBAC. Nursing negligence in failing to alert chain of command that obstetrician was attempting dangerous procedure, failure to properly interpret tracings on fetal heart monitor.

$2,539,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury – Brain injury

Baby suffered brain injury as result of administration of pitocin in violation of hospital’s own policy. Failure to monitor and treat mother who was high risk pregnancy.

$2,500,000 Birth Injury – Medical Malpractice – Wrongful death of twin

Failure to diagnose and treat pre-term labor of mother who was 27 weeks gestation. Failure to administer Tocolytic therapy, Terbutaline and steroid therapy in violation of hospital protocols.

$2,500,000 Medical Malpractice / Wrongful death

Failure to diagnose and treat abdominal bleeding following hysterectomy. Wrongful death of mother / grandmother.

$2,150,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Spastic Cerebral Palsy/ brain injury. Failure to monitor mother’s blood pressure and contactions. Failure to help baby in distress. Failure to perform c-section.

$2,000,000 settlement: Truck Accident

Confidential Settlement. Injuries caused by inattentive driver.

$2,000,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Baby sustained brain injury due to failure to stop impaired physician from examing patient when a placenta previa was differential diagnosis and patient was not in operating suite where emergency c-section could be done.

$2,000,000 settlement. Medical Malpractice –Wrongful Death

Wrongful death of grandmother. Misuse of medical equipment leading to cardiopulmonary arrest. Policy Limits.

$2,000,000 settlement. Medical Malpractice – spinal cord injury

Paralysis caused by injection of dye into spinal canal. Policy limits.

$1,900,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Brain injury caused by failure to stop pitocin use pursuant to hospital policy, premature artificial rupture of membranes creating a risk of cord prolapse, failure to perform timely c-section.

1,800,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Brachial plexus injury caused by misused vacuum extractor. Failure to avert shoulder dystocia.

$1,750,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Confidential settlement. Mismanagement of labor and delivery.

$1,700,000 settlement: Trucking – Automobile Accident Case – Wrongful Death

Truck driver failed to yield. Insurance company blamed plaintiff.

$1,696,187.94 verdict: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury:

Brachial Plexus injury. Failure to monitor labor, Failure to properly estimate fetal weight, Ignorance as to risk factors for shoulder dystocia. Excessive force. Misuse of forceps. Failure to perform c-section.

$1,675,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Confidential settlement.

$1,575,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Confidential settlement.

$1,550,000 settlement: Truck –Auto Wreck

Truck driver was driving too fast for conditions.

$1,500,000 settlement: Truck Accident

Confidential settlement.

$1,500,000 verdict: Birth Injury – Brachial Plexus injury

Excessive traction causing nerve damage to the brachial plexus.

$1,500,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice –Misdiagnosis MS

Confidential settlement. Medical negligence involving the misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.

$1,495,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Brain Injury

Brain injury caused by failure to resuscitate patient following electrical injury.

$1,450,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Infection

Failure to diagnosis and treat infection resulting in sepsis.

1,300,000 verdict: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Erbs Palsy, Brachial Plexus Injury involving mother who was high risk for brachial plexus injury.

$1,300,000 settlement: Birth Injury Brain injury

Failed attempt at VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) delivery with uterine rupture. Failure to respond to fetal distress, Failure to have obstetrician monitor and treat high risk patient.

$1,300,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Failure to monitor patient then failure to timely respond to cardiac arrest.

$1,050,000 settlement: Premise Liability – Burn Injury

Electric Company failed to maintain or repair a defective box. Child sustained hand injury.

$1,035,000 settlement: Trucking Case – Policy Limits.

Negligence by truck driver driving truck at unreasonable speed causing traumatic brain injury which to 60 year old gentlemen. Settled for more than policy limits.

$1,000,000 settlement: Trucking Case – Policy Limits

Accident involving two semi-trucks resulting in a back injury to our client. Policy limits.

$1,000,000 settlement: Trucking Case

A dump truck pulled out in front of our client. Insurance argued policy lapsed.

$1,000,000 settlement: Bus / Auto Accident – policy limits

School bus made negligent left hand turn causing collision. Defense alleged our client was driving too fast and wreck could have been avoided. Policy limits.

$1,000,000 verdict: Medical Malpractice – Birth Injury

Brachial Plexus injury caused by excessive force by physician. Failure to monitor patient. Failure to attempt to avert shoulder dystocia.

$1,000,000 settlement: Birth Injury: Nursing negligence

Mismanagement of Pitocin, Failure to recognize hypertonus and uterine tachyststole. (excessive uterine activity) Failure to report change of condition. Delayed c-section. Brain injury.

$1,000,000 verdict: Medical Malpractice – Surgical Error

Infection caused by sponge left in during surgery.

$1,000,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Client was in an accident involving a roll over. Paramedics stabilized patient for transfer. Hospital staff failed to view x-ray that showed a possible fracture. Resident physician destabilized patient causing spinal cord injury. Policy limits.

$1,000,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice. Spinal cord injury

Paralysis caused by radiofrequency ablation. Policy limits.

$1,000,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice by Psychiatrist

Failure to properly monitor prescription medications which continued use led to neuologic damage / patient abandonment. Policy limits.

$1,000,000 settlement: Auto Accident

Defendant ran red light while talking on cell phone causing traumatic brain injury to previously self sufficient 80 yr old wife and great grandmother. Policy limits.

$988,870 settlement: Truck Accident

Truck driver made sudden turn in front of our client. Hip Replacement to elderly passenger.

$950,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Surgical Error

Stroke following caratid enarderectomy. Failure to monitor patient after surgery and detect stroke in progress. Patient abandonment.

$900,000 settlement: Construction Site Negligence

Client fell through a hole on a roof. Another subcontractor cut hole in roof and failed to warn of danger. Defense claimed there were adequate warnings and that client caused his own injury.

$880,000 settlement: Negligent Supervision by Boy Scotts

Wrongful death of boy scott on monthly camping trip. Failure to protect scotts in rain storm.

$875,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat anaphyaltic shock caused by injection.

$872,615 verdict: Medical Malpractice. Nerve Injury Misplaced Injection

Nerve injury and drop foot to Elderly gentlemen caused by nursing negligence in placing injection into sciatic nerve.

$830,626 verdict: Auto Accident

Contested liability. $7,000.00 in medical bills. Defense offered $25,000 to settle.

$825,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice: Surgical error

Surgeon cut vein during hip replacement.

$800,000 settlement: Medical Malpracice: Wrongful Death

Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism following surgery.

$760,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Brachial plexus injury to adult.

$753,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat patient who presented to Emergency Room with Sepsis.

$584,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice – Decubitus Ulcer

Hospital was negligent in failing to prevent stage IV decubitus ulcer (bed sore) from developing in paralyzed patient.

$575,000 settlement: Auto Accident

Car Accident where defendant ran red light. Multiple rib fractures, Lacerated spleen, arm injury. Depression while unable to work.

$563,770 settlement: Auto Accident

Car – pedestrian accident. Hit and run causing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a/k/a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

$550,000 settlement: Auto Accident

Car accident fractured ankle with permanent pain and suffering.

$525,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Transection of common bile duct during ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatomgram) procedure.

$500,000 settlement: Construction Site Injury

Failure to warn drivers of roadway construction. Route created for diverting traffic was dangerous. Policy Limits.

$500,000 settlement: Dram Shop Case

Sued bar for over serving customer who left bar and was hit by car. Policy limits.

$500,000 settlement: Auto Accident

Defendant failed to yield. Injury to leg and back.

$500,000 settlement – Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat sickle cell anemia.

$500,000 settlement- Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat respiratory distress after surgery.

$500,000 settlement: Medical Malpractice

Misplacement of IV and failure to treat cellulitis.

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