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MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DAMAGE VERDICT FOR SECURITY GUARD, 64, IN SLIP AND FALL
Our client, a 64-year old security guard, tripped and fell because of a defective walking surface where construction work in the bank building had been left uncompleted. The fall injured a previously undiscovered condition in his spine known as an arteriovenous malformation, which resulted in paraplegia. The jury returned a $1.8-million damage award.
SEVEN FIGURE SETTLEMENT FOR SERIOUSLY INJURED BURN VICTIM FOLLOWING GAS EXPLOSION
A local gas company did sloppy work disconnecting and capping off a stove, causing a slow gas leak. Our client in the apartment next door went to light the pilot light on his stove, igniting a huge explosion that left him with 3rd degree burns over 70% of his body. After hard fought litigation, a seven-figure settlement in favor of our client resulted.
CONFIDENTIAL SEVEN-FIGURE SETTLEMENT FOR BEREAVED CHILDREN AND HUSBAND
After a psychiatrist and hospital failed to implement and follow appropriate suicide precautions, our client's wife took her own life while admitted to hospital as a suicide risk. A confidential settlement in a seven-figure amount was reached shortly after our expert witnesses explained how and why appropriate precautions would have prevented this tragic loss.
SEVEN FIGURE SETTLEMENT FROM JAPANESE AUTOMAKER FOR SPINAL CHORD INJURIES FROM UNSAFE ATV
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) flipped and came down on the back of our client, 21, leaving him paralyzed. The seven figure-settlement from the Japanese manufacturer came after we developed proof that the manufacturer knew of the vehicle's propensity to cause such injuries but failed to warn about them.
SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT FOR DENTAL MALPRACTICE VICTIM
Our client needed open heart surgery after developing an infection when her dentist failed to follow special protocols for extracting a tooth from a patient with a history of rheumatic fever. A six-figure settlement was successfully negotiated with the dentist's insurance company.
PRECEDENT SETTING $424,000.00 DAMAGE AWARD FOR DOG BITE VICTIM
Our client, age 9, was attacked in the park next door to her apartment complex by two pit-bulls. The jury returned the damage award against both the dog owners and the apartment complex's landlord--the first time ever in Florida that a landlord was held liable for off premises dog bites by a tenant's dog.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR TEACHER FOLLOWING EMERGENCY ROOM NEGLECT
Mistaken for being drunk, our client was ignored for hours in the emergency room, and as a result, sustained brain damage resulting from the delay in discovering bleeding in his brain as a result of trauma. A confidential settlement was reached with the hospital after we helped demonstrate that the hospital had mistaken a patient with a serious brain injury as just being drunk.
CONFIDENTIAL SIX-FIGURE SETTLEMENT FOR 92 YEAR OLD WOMAN WITH BILATERAL KNEE FRACTURES
Our client, age 92, suffered bilateral prosthetic knee fractures in a motor vehicle accident, resulting in two surgeries, after which one leg remained anatomically misaligned. Thanks to careful and aggressive investigation, a confidential six-figure settlement was reached with the other driver's insurance company without even filing suit.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR PHARMACY MIS-FILL
Our client developed a serious adverse reaction to medication intended for another customer that was mistakenly dispensed to her by her neighborhood pharmacy in a bottle with her name and address on it. The error resulted in the aggravation of pre-existing respiratory condition that would permanently compromise the quality of her life. After hard-fought litigation, a confidential settlement resulted.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR YOUNG WOMAN INJURED IN BRAWL
A student, age 22, was assaulted when a fight broke out at a bowling alley, and her two front teeth were knocked out. Thanks to careful investigation and preparation, the insurance company for the bowling alley agreed to a substantial settlement after we showed them the bowling alley had failed to beef up security on the night of a big promotion, and video surveillance cameras were not being monitored.
The amounts stated above are before deductions for fees and costs of attorneys and 3rd parties such as medical providers. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.