Case Results

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  • $11,250,000
    Motorcycle Accident 21 year old motorcycle rider suffered traumatic brain injury and brachial plexus avulsion in a collision with a left-turning car. Investigation uncovered $1 Million and $10 Million insurance policies not disclosed before lawsuit filed.
  • $10,000,000
    Airplane Crash Death of Flight Attendant from terrorist explosion of Aircraft.
  • $6,786,774.31
    Medical Malpractice 57 year old female suffered ischemia and ultimate amputations of feet and fingers due to cardiac surgeon’s negligent mitral valve replacement and post-operative, premature extubations (jury verdict).
  • $5,750,000
    Auto Accident Security guard receives multiple fractures and degloving injury when his leg is run over by a big rig truck.
  • $4,850,000
    Negligence

    City & County of San Francisco social worker neglects overseeing twins in foster home as the twin children are being horribly abused and tortured over several years.

  • $4,725,000.00
    Medical Malpractice

    32 year old female suffered gangrene and ultimate amputations of feet and fingers due to hospital and doctor’s delay in diagnosing septic shock.

  • $4,545,000
    Product Liability Underground electrical switch explosion. Burns to 7 year old boy and 6 year old girl.
  • $4,099,000.00
    Auto Accident

    Fractured syndrome to 44 year old Bank Vice-President struck head on due to dangerous highway.

  • $3,205,000.00
    Construction Accident

    Brain injury to scaffold erector due to careless job sequencing by other companies.

  • $2,500,000
    Police Misconduct
  • $2,300,000.
    Dental Malpractice New Jersey – Severed lingual nerve from lower wisdom tooth extraction to young female account manager (jury verdict).
  • $2,015,000
    Motorcycle Accident Death of motorcycle rider involved in a collision with a left-turning car. Investigation uncovered two $1 Million insurance policies not disclosed before lawsuit filed.
  • $2,000,000
    Dental Malpractice Kentucky – Severed lingual nerve from lower wisdom tooth extraction (settlement).
  • $1,600,000
    Slip & Fall Fractured kneecap caused by slip and fall due to national maintenance company’s negligence.
  • $1,200,000
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. Wrongful death to 69 year old father of adult son.
  • $1,130,000
    Auto Accident Intersection collision. Cerebral concussion with nerve damage to 16 year old girl.
  • $1,018,868
    Auto Accident Wrongful death of commuter van passenger when van drove off of roadway.
  • $1,000,000
    Dental Malpractice New York – Severed lingual nerve from a careless lower wisdom tooth extraction to a young school teacher. Permanent pain, loss of sensation and taste to part of tongue (highest known settlement at the time in the United States for this type of case).
  • $1,000,000
    Motorcycle Accident Broken leg to 36 year old production biller when a car cut in front of his motorcycle.
  • $925,946
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. Hairdresser-age 55 neck and back sprain. Homemaker-fractured leg.
  • $894,305
    Dental Malpractice Right lingual nerve severed from careless lower wisdom tooth extraction. Permanent numbness to right half of tongue and taste alteration to 32 year old courier (highest known jury verdict at the time in California for this type of case).
  • $750,000
    Dental Malpractice Both Lingual nerves severed from careless lower wisdom tooth extractions. Permanent tongue numbness and taste alteration to 37 year old Maryland police officer (highest known jury verdict at the time in the Commonwealth of Virginia for this type of case).
  • $675,000
    Motorcycle Accident Leg fracture to DMV worker and shoulder injury to phone company employee due to dangerous 3″ height differential between the roadway and the roadway shoulder.
  • $615,000
    Dental Malpractice Both lingual nerves of food market employee severed from lower wisdom tooth extraction.
  • $602,506
    Dental Malpractice Right lingual nerve severed from careless lower wisdom tooth extraction. Permanent numbness to right half of tongue and taste alteration to 30 year old graphic designer.
  • $595,000
    Premises Liability Bartender trips over protruding valve in hotel parking lot – back injury.
  • $500,000
    Premises Liability Failure to safeguard steam pipe. Burns to 28 year old chemical cleaner.
  • $500,000
    Premises Liability Fractured leg to guest who slipped and fell when homeowner spills gravy on floor and does not promptly clean up.
  • $500,000
    Auto Accident 5 year old boy skipping across street heading to playground struck by auto. Wrongful death.
  • $485,000
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. 35 year old real estate agent suffers closed head injury resulting in migraine headaches. 30 year old sales rep- Right elbow and knee trauma.
  • $472,294.14
    Dental Malpractice Left lingual nerve severed from lower wisdom tooth extraction. Permanent numbness to left half of tongue and taste alteration to 31 year old. Repair surgery returned 40% sensation but zero taste to the left half of tongue.
  • $425,000
    Auto Accident Veteran’s pre-existing spondylolisthesis (low back pain) was aggravated in a vehicle collision.
  • $420,000
    Auto Accident Truck runs over woman pushing a shopping cart in supermarket parking lot. Wrongful death of 68 year old mother of 4 adult children.
  • $400,000
    Premises Liability Homeowner’s brickwork pattern conceals step-down resulting in fall to house guest. Brain injury resulting in loss of smell and taste alteration.
  • $400,000
    Product Liability Excessive heat to floor of truck. Burns to foot of a 29 year old woman.
  • $390,000
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. 38 year old nurse- Cervical vertebral fracture. 53 year old homemaker- Fractured ribs, shoulder and collarbone. 19 year old dancer- Knee injury.
  • $380,000
    Auto Accident Low back injury to 62 year old insurance agent.
  • $375,000
    Auto Accident Herniated cervical disc to 45 year old homemaker from head on collision.
  • $370,000
    Auto Accident Van strikes 6 year old girl riding her bike down her driveway into the street. Lacerated scalp, liver and kidney; fractured skull and ribs.
  • $362,500
    Premises Liability Electrical panel box explosion. Wrongful death to 34 year old electrician.
  • $345,000
    Auto Accident Multiple bruises and internal injuries to married couple.
  • $330,000
    Auto Accident Retiree was hit by a car while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk, injuring his leg.
  • $330,000
    Premises Liability Hotel casino fails to warn that moving walkway is ending. Patron falls because she is standing sideways looking out the picture windows at the tropical scenery. Herniated lumbar disc. No surgery.
  • $325,000
    Premises Liability Back injury to supermarket employee who slipped and fell when maintenance company failed to block off recently waxed floor.
  • $325,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Cardiac Surgeon negligently burned a heart patient’s hand with an x-ray devise during a routine cardiac procedure.
  • $325,000.00
    Medical Malpractice 15 year old female psychiatric patient raped by a teenage male patient due to neglect of hospital staff in failing to monitor the patients.
  • $305,000
    Auto Accident Sheriff in pursuit of drunk driver cuts corner in residential neighborhood striking car of 20 year old man as he is pulling out of parking space. Annular tear to disc in low back.
  • $300,000
    Auto Accident U.S. Marine truck on wrong side of road causes head on collision. Herniated disc to neck-no surgery to 36 year old heavy equipment operator.
  • $300,000
    Auto Accident Death of elderly woman struck by a car in a mall parking lot.
  • $300,000
    Auto Accident Rear end collision. 50 year old electronic technician. Herniated cervical disc surgery.
  • $300,000
    Premises Liability Plumber falls through collapsing floor. Torn labrum to shoulder. $316,512 Premises Liability -severe laceration to young girl’s foot when she caught it on a sharp edge of a poorly maintained kiddy ride at a pumpkin patch.
  • $300,000.00
    Negligence Actors were being transported by boat to a remote filming location. While in transit, the boat struck a foreign object and stopped, causing the passengers to fall and sustain orthopedic and dental injuries.
  • $275,000
    Auto Accident Rear end collision. Cubital tunnel syndrome-no surgery to 34 year old dentist.
  • $270,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Lining of lung punctured during exploratory surgery of 66 year old quadriplegic. Wrongful death.
  • $261,400
    Dental Malpractice Right lingual nerve of a young female severed from a lower wisdom tooth extraction. Repair surgery improved loss of sensation to part of tongue. Permanent taste loss to part of tongue (loss of sensation and taste loss capped under California law at $250,000).
  • $255,000
    Auto Accident Aggravation of low back injury to young mother.
  • $255,000
    Premises Liability While pouring hot grease into disposal tank, fry cook slips on grease leaking from hole in bottom of tank. Burn injuries.
  • $255,000.
    Premises Liability While pouring hot grease into disposal tank, fry cook slips on grease leaking from hole in bottom of tank . Burn injuries.
  • $250,000
    Premises Liability Assembly line worker injured her shoulder in a grocery store when she slipped and fell on water in the produce aisle. Store management denied water on the floor and provided sweep sheet floor inspection logs claiming inspections took place every 20 minutes, but destroyed the surveillance footage which would have verified whether or not the inspections actually occurred. Defendant denied liability until depositions of numerous store employees confirmed the cover-up.
  • $250,000.
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. Herniated disc with low back-surgery to 43 year old designer.
  • $245,000
    Dental Malpractice Severed lingual nerves from lower wisdom tooth extraction (loss of sensation and taste loss capped under California law at $250,000).
  • $221,436.17
    Auto Accident Housekeeper was hit by a car while she was walking to work, injuring her ankle. The vehicle driver denied liability throughout trial and the Court granted motions for directed verdict and sanctions (including post-trial motions).
  • $210,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Infection from surgical gauze left in woman’s stomach from surgery.
  • $202,500
    Auto Accident Freeway collision – Fractured arm to 32 year old woman.
  • $200,000
    Auto Accident City employee’s pre-existing tension headaches were aggravated during a collision with another vehicle.
  • $195,000
    Auto Accident Elbow injury to retired Navy Lieutenant in rear end auto collision.
  • $187,500
    Auto Accident Fractured arm to furniture maker.
  • $175,000
    Dog Bites 10 year old boy bitten by neighbor’s dog. Lost fingernail-sized portion of top of left ear.
  • $172,500
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. 63 year old executive director with right hand and thumb scar.
  • $162,500
    Auto Accident Postal Worker suffered neck and back injuries from automobile collision.
  • $150,000.
    Auto Accident Collision in parking lot. Female tax consultant suffers annular tear to low back.
  • $150,000
    Medical Malpractice Hospital staff leaves hot soup at bedside of 65 year old stroke patient. Burns to chest .
  • $150,000
    Premises Liability Casino maintenance worker vacuums up a lit cigarette which causes vacuum cleaner bag to ignite. Patron inhales the smoke and suffers lung injury
  • $150,000
    Motorcycle Accident Leg and ankle injuries to engineer when a truck made a left turn into motorcyclist’s path of travel.
  • $144,973
    Auto Accident Valet driver drives car into 33 year old city treasurer as treasurer is crossing in front of car. Anterior cruciate ligament injury to left knee.
  • $132,500
    Auto Accident Freeway collision. Myofascial pain syndrome to 40 year old bookkeeper.
  • $125,000
    Medical Malpractice Surgical sponge left inside retired rocket scientist during urinary surgery.
  • $115,410
    Auto Accident Wrist injury to foodmarket checker from intersection auto collision.
  • $110,000
    Auto Accident Laceration to cheek of 6 year old boy hit by a truck while riding a scooter.
  • $110,000
    Medical Malpractice Small shoulder burn to retired farmer from physical therapist negligence.
  • $105,000.00
    Auto Accident Uninsured driver caused a head-on collision with woman who suffered fractured sternum and leg bruising.
  • $100,000
    Dog Bite 9 year old girl-scar to nostril.
  • $100,000.00
    Motorcycle Accident Leg injury to young motorcyclist who was struck by a car.
  • $150,000.00
    Negligence Bus crashes into house. Property damage.
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $300,000.00
    Medical Malpractice 34 year old author develops staph infection from doctor’s contaminated injection. Chronic osteomyalitis left shoulder.
  • $157,500.00
    Medical Malpractice Eye doctor fails to timely treat elevated eye pressure after detached retina surgery to 64 year old homemaker. Left eye vision loss.
  • $4,850,000.00
    Negligence City & County of San Francisco social worker neglects overseeing twins in foster home as the twin children are being horribly abused and tortured over several years.
  • $1,375,000.00
    Negligence School fails to provide eye protection for supervised hockey game. Eye injury to 7 year old boy.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Negligence Federal Tort Claims Act-Neck injury to 46 year old veteran when handicap hand rail came loose at VA hospital.
  • $900,000.00
    Negligence Restaurant – Bouncer slams 23 year old patron to the ground. Brain injury resulting in manic-depression.
  • $640,000.00
    Negligence Pain syndrome from department store sign falling on customer.
  • $500,000.00
    Negligence Rancher carelessly moving cattle on highway resulting in auto collision. Herniated cervical disc and wrist injury to 64 year old man.
  • $370,000.00
    Negligence Female club patron stabbed in upper arm during an altercation in a night club as a result of negligent/inadequate security.
  • $500,000.00
    Negligence High voltage & underground power journeyman lineman suffered burns in underground electrical explosion.
  • $100,000.00
    Negligence Journeyman lineman’s leg was injured when he fell from his ladder during a line installation. The homeowner’s temporary power pole broke during the installation, causing the fall. $100,000 policy limit settlement (on top of full and ongoing Workers’ Compensation benefits)
  • $400,000.00
    Negligence 19-year-old attends a negligently supervised party and drives away while intoxicated, striking and injuring another guest of the party.
  • $300,000.00
    Negligence 21-year-old participant in a study involving the consumption of alcohol in a refrigerated environment was injured. The intoxicated participant lost his balance and received an injury to his finger when it made contact with the refrigeration unit’s fan blade.
  • $ Confidential
    Sexual Molestation High School football coach has affair with student as school administrators negligently ignore history of past complaints against coach. Emotional distress to 15 year old student.
  • $ Confidential
    Product Liability Client suffered spinal cord injury due to sport utility vehicle rollover and roof crush.
  • $2,500,000.00
    Police Misconduct Failure to summon emergency medical care following excessive use of force during arrest of unarmed mother.
  • $1,400,000.00
    Police Misconduct Unarmed 15 year old shot by police when he turns into an alley while heading home. Injury to stomach, liver and spleen.
  • $950,000.00
    Police Misconduct Unarmed custodian of apartment building shot by police during domestic dispute. Bullet wounds to the right bicep, chest, and abdomen. No injury to vital organs (second day of jury selection).
  • $625,000.00
    Premises Liability Multiple fractures to a forklift operator from a defective gate.
  • $ Confidential
    Dog Bite Pool man received serious and permanent injuries from an unprovoked pit bull attack.
  • $4,725,000.00
    Medical Malpractice 32 year old female suffered gangrene and ultimate amputations of feet and fingers due to hospital and doctor’s delay in diagnosing septic shock.
  • $830,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Morphine overdose in hospital after back surgery. Wrongful death of 31 year old finance manager.
  • $750,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Elderly woman suffers brain injury when medical staff replenishes her low sodium too rapidly.
  • $624,774.00
    Medical Malpractice Hospital’s negligent failure to resuscitate 5 year old heart patient. Wrongful death.
  • $350,459.00
    Medical Malpractice Patient’s duodenum cut during gallstone surgery. Peritonitis to 49 year old aerospace engineer.
  • $573,750.00
    Elder Abuse Elderly retired lawyer dies after falling when caretaker carelessly leaves him unattended while in his wheelchair near some steps.
  • $425,000.00
    Elder Abuse 72 year old woman in convalescent hospital is dropped while being transferred by a patient lift from bed to wheelchair. Fractured left femur.
  • $300,000.00
    Elder Abuse Elder care facility allows 80 year old patient with dementia to wander from the facility where they were supposed to be watching her. Fractured hip from fall.
  • $500,000.00
    Employment Discrimination Insurance company supervisor demotes female African American claims manager. Supervisors racial slurs witnessed by coworkers.
  • $250,000.00
    Insurance Bad Faith & Breach of Contract Homeowner’s policy-bad faith denial of property loss from fire.
  • $200,000.00
    Insurance Bad Faith & Breach of Contract Life insurance company denied claim based on inapplicable exclusion.
  • $750,000.00
    Insurance Bad Faith & Breach of Contract Homeowners Association fails to honor contract with public adjusting company.
  • $457,500.00
    Legal Malpractice Roofer suffered serious injuries falling from a makeshift scaffolding at a construction site. His Worker’s Compensation Attorney’s neglected to file a Serious and Willful Misconduct claim against the roofer’s employer.
  • $3,205,000.00
    Construction Accident Brain injury to scaffold erector due to careless job sequencing by other companies.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Construction Accident Leg and neck injury to pipe-fitter due to ill maintained scissor lift.
  • $1,788,361.00
    Construction Accident 41 year old painter falls from a catwalk with a missing guardrail. Fractured left elbow, wrist and pelvis.
  • $732,250.00
    Construction Accident Degloving injury to asphalt worker when pinned under dump truck backing up at construction site.
  • $640,000.00
    Construction Accident Fractured pelvis and shoulder injury to construction worker from a construction site trench collapse.
  • $525,000.00
    Construction Accident Makeshift scaffolding collapse. Concussion, wrists, right hand and collarbone fractures to 46 year old journeyman framer.
  • $375,000.00
    Construction Accident Apprentice finisher/cement mason fell from over-crowded scaffolding and sustained spinal injury.
  • $180,000.00
    Construction Accident electrician suffers arm laceration when plywood is dropped from second floor.
  • $100,500.00
    Auto Accident Knee injury to Avon Lady in rear end collision.
  • $100,000.00
    Auto Accident Shoulder injury to 77 year old grandmother.
  • $100,000.00
    Auto Accident Head on collision. 3 fractured ribs and toe injury to 67 year old corporate officer.
  • $100,000.00
    Auto Accident Aggravation of neck injury to retired police officer.