Here are just a handful of our recent personal injury victories:
Premises Explosion — $13.7 Million settlement for a 29-year-old worker who was burned at a power plant fire in Indiana while cleaning coal dust off of conveyor belts.
Medical Malpractice — $7 Million settlement in a medical negligence case arising from the misreading of a fetal ultrasound.
Trucking — $7 Million settlement awarded after the death of a 29-year-old road construction worker who was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-75 in rural Tennessee.
Medical Malpractice — $6.5 Million settlement awarded after the death of a 35-year-old man who went to hospital complaining of a sudden onset of burning chest pain who was admitted at the insistence of the family. After undergoing a stress test that revealed a possible abnormality that was ultimately thought to be a false positive, he was discharged. He woke up very early the next morning and died from an aortic dissection of the ascending aorta.
Pedestrian — $5 Million settlement awarded to a 73-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a truck while crossing the street on his bicycle. Plaintiff suffered a below-the-knee amputation.
Forklift — $1.5 Million settlement for a 57-year-old man who suffered a broken leg and hip when he was hit by a forklift on a loading dock at an industrial transfer station.
Motorcycle — $1.25 Million policy-limits settlement in a wrongful death case involving a motorcyclist who was hit by a vehicle turning out of a parking lot in St. Charles, Illinois.
Automobile/Truck — $1.2 Million settlement for a 61-year-old woman and a 37-year-old woman whose car was hit by a 1-ton pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old driver who fell asleep while driving. Both women suffered devastating orthopedic fractures in the high-speed collision that required multiple surgeries. The settlement amount represents the insurance policy-limits for the driver.
Trucking/Pedestrian — $1.2 Million settlement awarded after 61-year-old-pedestrian’s toes are rolled over by truck that jumped the curb while she was preparing to cross the street.
Bicycle/Automobile — $650,000 settlement awarded to 33 year-old-bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle exiting a car dealership who suffered a shoulder injury.
Premises/Wheelchair — $650,000 settlement awarded to 81-year-old woman who had her foot rolled over while being transported in a wheelchair resulting in a fractured leg.
Medical Malpractice — $650,000 settlement awarded to 73-year-old injured during surgical procedure.
Premises Liability — $385,000 settlement awarded after being sent out to trial for fast-food restaurant patron who was bit by dog in the restaurant, which restaurant claimed was a service animal.
Motorcycle — $100,000 policy-limits settlement for a 17-year-old young man who suffered extensive injuries when a vehicle turned left in front of him at a busy Chicagoland suburban intersection.