Settlements and Verdicts

The following is a representative list of the firm’s recent settlements and verdicts. All verdicts and settlements are verifiable. However, the mere fact that a particular type of case or injury was resolved for a particular amount should not be taken to indicate that all such similar cases would be resolved for a like sum. Each case is unique and dependent upon particular facts and circumstances of that case, the law in effect at the time the case was decided, strengths and weaknesses of the case, the severity of damages, credibility of witnesses, availability of insurance coverage, and numerous other case-specific factors that influence the settlement or verdict:

1/11 Auto/pedestrian – shoulder and both legs $50,000
2/10 Auto accident – neck, shoulder and back $30,000
2/10 Auto accident – back, hip/abdomen and knee $33,130
12/09 Auto/pedestrian accident – head, ear, knees, elbows $22,839
11/09 Auto accident involving police officer – head, neck, back, legs $25,000
9/09 Motorcycle/auto accident – leg, arm and back $100,000
7/09 Auto accident – back $28,500
5/09 Auto accident – neck, back and leg $21,000
3/09 Auto accident – back $25,500
3/09 Auto/tractor trailer accident – neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee $33,000
2/09 Auto accident – head, shoulders, neck, back, hips, arm, legs, feet, knees, chest $34,223
11/08 Auto accident – chest and head $38,000
10/08 Auto accident – knee injury $22,000
10/08 Injury at work – neck and back $40,000
7/08 Rack track – left side of body $40,000
6/08 Nursing Home – fractured left hip $90,000
5/08 Auto accident – eye $27,000
11/07 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death – Failure to diagnose cancer $775,000
10/07 Motorcycle accident – fractured left ankle $100,000
9/07 Auto accident – neck/back – herniated disc $180,000
8/07 Retail store/falling merchandise $1,645,000
7/07 Trip/Fall $95,000
6/07 Auto accident – fractured leg; dislocation of ankle $237,500
6/07 Attack by dog $125,000
2/07 Auto accident – fractured wrist and fractured big toe $56,500
12/06 Slip/Fall – fractured left leg $62,500
11/06 Motorcycle accident – dislocated hip, tibia and fibula fracture $100,000
9/06 Auto accident – neck, back and hip $100,000
8/06 WaterPark injury – fractured left arm $125,000
2/06 Auto accident – fractures $100,000
1/06 Intentional tort – loss of right hand $1,300,000
10/05 Auto accident – neck and back $35,000
10/05 Auto accident – herniated disk $150,000
9/05 Auto accident – leg and neck injuries $57,500
7/05 Wrongful death – failure to treat condition $150,000
5/05 Malpractice–failure to control glaucoma $275,000
5/05 Auto accident—ruptured spleen $72,500
3/05 Auto accident—post concussion syndrome $56,500
3/05 Wrongful death—heart misdiagnosis $250,000
2/05 Nursing home abuse/neglect $50,000
12/04 Medical negligence–patient dropped by nurse/broken leg $75,000
12/04 Auto accident–wrist $19,000
10/04 Auto accident–neck/back $17,000
4/04 Work Injury—RSD $490,000
4/04 Nursing Home Abuse/neglect $105,000
3/04 Malpractice—failure to timely diagnose lung cancer $700,000
3/04 Auto–hip dislocation $50,000
1/04 Auto–ulnar nerve injury $50,000
11/03 Auto–neck and back (soft tissue) $27,500
11/03 Negligent security–74 year old beaten in apartment $150,000
10/03 Auto–left ankle fracture/surgery $205,000
10/03 School Injury–arm caught in machine $120,000
9/03 Auto Accident–neck and back $50,000
7/03 Premises Liability–neck and back $65,000
7/03 Malpractice–infection not timely diagnosed $5,000,000
7/03 Auto Accident–back injuries (soft tissue) $20,000
6/03 Premises Liability–trip & fall (fractured pelvis) $28,500
5/03 Auto Pedestrian Accident–back injuries, soft tissue $21,000
5/03 Rape of Minor–negligent security $250,000
4/03 Auto Accident–neck & back injuries $50,000
4/03 Malpractice– failure to diagnose Compartment Syndrome $87,000 (partial)
3/03 Auto Accident–neck & back injuries $150,000
2/03 Scott-Pontzer Case–auto accident $30,000
12/02 Premises Liability–serious bacterial infection $1,975,000
11/02 Auto Accident–multiple fractures/injuries $1,100,000
11/02 Trip fall–broken ankle $23,000
9/02 Auto Accident–neck surgery $167,500
6/02 Auto Accident–soft tissue $34,500
5/02 Wrongful Death–Failure to diagnose colon cancer $ 1,150,000
4/02 Failure to timely diagnose infection after surgery $ 150,000
4/02 Auto Accident–Right Hand Injury $ 82,500
4/02 Auto Accident–Scott Pontzer claim $ 850,000
2/02 Failure to diagnose sepsis (limb amputation) $ 1,200,000
1/02 Medical Malpractice Compartment Syndrome (Partial Settlement) $225,000
12/01 Auto/Fractured Jaw $ 100,000
12/01 Dog Bite $ 95,000
10/01 Auto/Arm and Leg Fractures (Partial Settlement) $ 100,000
10/01 Auto/Broken Wrist $ 75,000
9/01 Auto/Back Problems $ 34,139.80
8/01 Auto/Dislocated Hip $ 50,000
5/01 Auto/Soft Tissue $ 12,300
4/01 Auto/Knee Surgery $ 70,000
1/01 Failure to Diagnose Impending Heart Attack $ 935,000
11/00 Trip/Fall on Sidewalk- Brain injury $ 1,545,000
11/00 Uninsured Motorist–Florida Accident, Ohio resident $ 53,000
11/00 Pedestrian Hit by Car $ 21,700
10/00 Auto Accident–2 mos. treatment for neck injury $ 53,000
9/00 Auto Accident Rear end neck injury $ 15,000
8/00 Auto Accident– Uninsured policy limits- Neck injury $ 16,000
7/00 Auto Accident–Neck and Back $ 16,500
7/00 Auto Accident–Neck injury $ 20,000
6/00 Premises Liability–Foot Laceration $ 77,000
5/00 Auto Accident–Drunk driver $ 25,000
5/00 Premises Liability–Shin injury $ 25,000
4/00 Auto accident–multiple injuries… knee, wrist, scars $ 275,000
4/00 Wrongful death of 26 year old mother of newborn $ 2,225,000
2/00 Auto accident $ 37,000
1/00 Auto accident–wrist injury $ 75,000
11/99 Failure to diagnose infection—amputation (partial settlement) $ 1,030,000
9/99 Dog bite–30 stitches $ 41,000
8/99 Auto accident–policy limits $ 100,000
7/99 Permanent foot drop, nerve injury after arthroscopic knee surgery $ 850,000
5/99 Injury to infant during birth $ 620,000
3/99 Failure to diagnose impeding heart attack—death $ 850,000
3/99 Dog bite: scar on cheek $ 33,000
2/99 Malpractice: failure to diagnose resulting in death $ 465,000
1/99 Husband and wife, neck and back injuries–accident $ 50,000
11/98 Uninsured motorist claim $ 16,000
10/98 Client fractured 3 fingers in car accident $ 31,500
9/98 Malpractice– broken leg results in 14 surgeries $ 1,725,000
9/98 Client fell on wet mopped floor with no warnings $ 95,500
5/98 Malpractice– dr. failed to diagnose child’s eye condition $ 85,000
3/98 Client injured back in rear end auto accident $ 55,000
3/98 Auto Accident – neck injury requiring surgery – full policy limit $ 100,000
2/98 Auto Accident (Severe leg fracture) $ 100,000
2/98 Motor Vehicle Accident $ 28,000
2/98 Seaman’s Injury on Freighter + Full Disability Retirement $ 49,000
1/98 Motor Vehicle Accident/Drunk Driver $ 55,000
12/97 Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle $ 119,000
12/97 Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death (82 year old elective surgery patient) $ 220,000
11/97 Failure to Diagnose Benign Brain Tumor in Timely Manner $ 400,000
11/97 Dog bite of 12 year old $ 28,000
11/97 Uninsured Motorist Claim resulting from car accident $ 35,000
9/97 Car Accident (Severe neck injuries) $ 145,000
8/97 Pedestrian Accident (Fractured leg) $ 75,000
6/97 Client injured when spare tire exploded while inflating $ 85,000
5/97 Medical Malpractice (Failure to prevent suicide) $ 495,000
5/97 Medical Malpractice (suicide of drug and alcohol rehabilitation patient) $ 300,000
3/97 Auto accident $ 37,332.47
1/97 Medical Malpractice (baby case/shoulder dystocia) $ 249,400
1/97 Medical Malpractice (birth injuries from failure to treat gestational diabetes) $ 249,000
12/96 Lead Poisoning (physically and mentally injured child) $ 60,000
12/96 Medical Malpractice (loss of bowel use) $ 6,700,000
11/96 Medical Malpractice (failure to diagnose cerebral bleed) $ 325,000
10/96 Auto accident $ 33,500
10/96 Auto accident $ 58,500
10/96 Auto accident (Pedestrian struck by car) $ 100,000
9/96 Wrongful Death(failure to diagnose cancer) $ 75,000
9/96 Slip & Fall (slipped on salad dressing in restaurant) $ 30,000
9/96 Medical Malpractice (patient dropped in nursing home) $ 55,000
8/96 Auto Accident $ 30,000
6/96 Medical Malpractice (surgical sponge) $ 111,180.28
6/96 Product Liability (Roofing gun malfunctioned injuring head) $ 225,000
6/96 Auto Accident $ 58,536.31
5/96 Medical Malpractice (surgical sponge) $ 150,000
5/96 Auto accident (child with head injury) $ 50,000
5/96 Auto accident (rear-end collision) $ 60,250
4/96 Auto accident $ 35,000
4/96 Auto accident (passenger on bus) $ 30,000
4/96 Auto accident $ 35,000
3/96 Wrongful Death $ 53,000
3/96 Auto accident $ 30,000
2/96 Medical Malpractice (surgical sponge) $ 106,500
5/95 Auto accident (front seat passenger – neck injury) $ 330,000
7/92 Medical Malpractice – Jury Verdict (improper medication led to liver transplant) $ 1,885,973.96
1/91 Medical Malpractice (negligent brain surgery) $ 600,000
9/90 Industrial accident causing death of worker (LTV Steel) $ 975,000
2/90 Sexual harassment of female employee (at commercial laundry) $ 87,500
1/88 Auto accident – Verdict (Concussion with some memory loss) $ 200,000.00

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