Medical Malpractice Cases
Medication Error: $200,000.00 + Medical Malpractice Recovery for estate of elderly woman. : Incorrect, unclear prescription for Lantus (injectionable insulin for diabetes) prescribed to -80+ year old woman died from overdose of injectable insulin due to unclear prescription and neglgence of pharmacist
Cardilolgy/Radiology: Settlement of $350,000.00 at Pre Trial hearing in Montgomery County for 57 year old obese man with limited economic earnings history who died following cardiac catheterization due to undiagnosed pseudoanueyrism which became infected. The allegations involved surgical technique, post procedure montoring and radiological malpractice
Nursing Home Malpractice: Action settled for $100,000.00 for wife and Estate of 91 year old Montgomery County resident, admitted to a nursing home for a fracture following a fall. He developed a heel pressure sore, necessitating surgery, prolonged urinary catheterization and he ultimately died of urosepsis.
Birth Trauma: Millions recovered as the result of an Erb’s Palsy injury during delivery at a Montgomery County hospital.
Neonatal Death: $600,000 recovery for a newborn that died due to improper saturation and oxygenation monitoring.
Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer: Settlement in excess of a $ .5 M, for the estate of a 61 year old against a Montgomery County hospital due to misread of a mammogram.
Hodgkin’s Disease: Recovery far in excess of a $ .5 M against a Montgomery County hospital physician for failure to diagnose.
Lung Cancer: Substantial confidential settlement for an unemployed 60 year old home maker against a Chester County physician for undiagnosed lung cancer and altered records.
Surgical Error: Substantial recovery for abdominal scarring and multiple surgical repairs caused by an undetected broken needle in the surgical site against a Montgomery County hospital.
Plastic Surgery Error: Substantial recovery for misuse of laser and failure to completely remove basal cell carcinoma resulting in nasal deformity against a Montgomery County plastic surgeon.
Medication Overdose: Verdict in excess of 1 million for blood thinner (Coumadin) causing a prolonged debilitation and ultimate death of a 70 year old woman.
Psychiatric Malpractice: $400,000.00 settlement for failure to recognize suicide risk.
Improper Adjustments: 6 figure settlement for improper chiropractic adjustment due to failure to recognize signs of cervical (neck) myelopathy.
Improper Manipulation: 6 figure settlement for improper osteopathic manipulation aggravating cervical (neck) condition and causing RSD.
Motor Vehicle Cases
$115,000 Settlement for pedestrian struck by vehicle at injury to compensate for closed knee injury with a full recovery.
$130,000.00 Settlement, full policy for automobile driver of vehicle who sustained aggravation of severe cervical (neck) degenerative disease necessitating surgery.
$325,000.00 Settlement for 85+ year old operator of vehicle struck by a trash truck who sustained multiple life threatening injuries but survived without permanent consequences.
$315,000.00 Recovery of multiple policy limits , for estate of 16 year old automobile passenger who died instantly at the scene of the accident.
$120,000.00 Representing all available insurance coverage for husband and wife, international visitors who sustained upper extremity injuries in an automobile crash from which they recovered. The incident occurred in rural, upstate Pennsylvania when the other driver crossed the lane of a narrow road and struck their vehicle head on. Wife underwent successful wrist surgery for repair of fracture.
$141,000.00 Settlement for 62 year old driver of a vehicle that sustained aggravated neck and back injury and minor closed head injury
$500,000+ Verdict – a retired man – strains & sprains of the neck and back with radiating symptoms.
$850,000.00 Settlement – driver of vehicle struck by truck – minimal property damage to both vehicles – less invasive back surgery/percutaneous discectomy.
$475,000.00 Arbitration award – driver of vehicle struck in rear – aggravation of prior neck, back and RSD condition.
Over $300,000.00 Settlement – 50 year old man – arthroscopic knee surgery – underinsured motorist claim.
$400,000.00 Settlement – aggravation of prior neck and back problems– minor impact collision – eve of trial.
Settlement for full policy limits in excess of $200,000.00 – knee and back injury –trucker with prior back problems.
$150,000.00 Settlement – school bus driver – two non–displaced finger fractures.
$400,000.00 Settlement – eve of trial – 50 year old driver – minor impact – aggravation of prior neck and back conditions.
$220,000.00 for estate of 70+ year old driver – knee and aggravation of prior back injury – driver died of unrelated causes.
$1 M + Settlement – eve of trial – passenger – traumatic brain injury without objective evidence of physical injury.
$100s of thousands – Truck Under–Ride Accident – Violation of safety regulations – Ankle fracture.
Settlement for full policy limits of liability and underinsured motorist policies – nearly $1M – passengers ejected from truck – vertebral spine fracture.
$500,000.00+ Arbitration Verdict – Multiple leg fractures when a vehicle struck the motorcycle.
$1M+ – Motorcyclist struck by a van – knee and ankle surgery – aggravation of back condition.
Slip & Fall Cases
BATH TUB SLIP SETTLES $200,000.00 +. Failure to employ grab bars & non-slip surface in hotel tub. Industry standards did not require. Extensive investigation and discovery revealed that hotel knew of problem, took previous action to correct, and then failed to maintain the corrective actions. Successfully argued that hotel was at fault regardless of standards because they negligently maintained corrections they had undertaken.
$200,000.00 Recovery for woman that fell on icey side walk in front of a residence while making a sales call and sustained aggravated neck injury and lost wages.
$83,000.00 Settlement for woman that fell in interior vestibule,on salt from exterior walkways at entrance to Movie Theater sustaining wrist fracture necessitating surgical repair which was successful.
$125,000.00 Settlement for hospital employee that fell on ice underneath snow sustaining ankle fracture with hardware implantation shortly after a major snow storn in poorly lit and improperly treated loading dock area.
$308,031.72 Arbitration award and medical payments contribution to customer in self serve convenience store that sustained a partial hand (thumb and index finger) burn, carrying coffee to a condiment island when her foot became stuck on a sticky substance on the floor. Although she recovered from the burn, after a brief period, she developed RSD (Reflex Symapthetic Dystrophy) affecting her fingers.
$500,000.00 + – slip and fall due to liquid leaking from a vending machine –arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Confidential multiple 6 figure settlement – fall down improperly cleaned stairs at a meat packing plant – knee injury.
Confidential substantial settlement – fall of a 80+ y.o. woman – leaves remaining on outdoor stairway on theater property – closed, non–surgical pelvic fracture.
$200,000.00 Settlement – fall in a grocery store, on liquid – hip fracture of 70+ y.o.
Nearly $300,000 recovered – sign fell onto customer in store – neck, back and knee injuries – no surgery – extensive litigation.
Fall on ice causing ankle fracture with full recovery – settled for $180,000.
$1M + Recovery – 47 year old laborer with a limited work history – closed head traumatic brain injury collapse of improperly shored trench.
$1M Recovery – 50 year old delivery man – wrist fracture & Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) – fall due to misuse of skid.
$1M + Verdict – Electrocution – partial amputation of non–dominant arm.
$100,000.00 + Recovery – Ceiling collapse – Aggravation of prior neck and back conditions.
Substantial confidential settlement – collapse of the shower stall flooring of a rental property – knee and back injuries – unemployed carpet installer.
Chair collapse – Aggravation of prior back injury – $100,000.00 +.
Roadway Design Cases
Passenger in vehicle that struck pole too close to roadway – multiple facial fractures and injuries, loss of eye – maximum car insurance coverage recovered – contribution from other defendants including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation.
Large recovery in action against a township for improper road drainage – driver lost control on icy roadway – bruised spine with temporary memory loss.
Civil Rights Cases
Multiple 6 figure recovery – maximum amount allowed – jailhouse suicide.
Workers Compensation Cases
Appeal – SECCO v. WCAB(Work) – Appeal to Workers Compensation Appeal Board & the Commonwealth Court – Ruling in favor of worker – worker's pre–injury employer must provide the worker with timely notice of a medical work release before the injured worker is asked to return to work.
Claim petition – Successfully proved worker was infected with HIV virus from blood transfusion received after earth mover roll–over accident.
$110,000.00 Settlement – Review petition – Successfully recovered specific loss benefits for widow of quadriplegic claimant – claimant receiving total disability benefits before death – Successfully argued that claimant died of cause unrelated to his work injury, entitling widow to further benefits
$400,000.00 + – Claim Petition – Trucker injured in roadway berm collapse – claim allowed beyond normal 3 year deadline – trucker already collected small sum under OH law – successfully advanced PA claim – complicated jurisdictional issue – claimant living in OH and dispatched out of OH terminal, injured in W. VA.
$400,000.00 + – Claim Petition – Successfully proved that dentist suffered work related cervical (neck) herniated disk – proved cause of injury was sustained position maintained while performing dental procedures – claimant suffered sports related cervical herniation with surgery 6 months before alleged work injury – Cost to insurance carrier $400,000.00 + over life of claim – social security disability benefits also secured after hearing.
$275,000.00 Settlement – Wage benefits only – Failed lumbar (low back) surgery – Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) added to description of injury – Carrier remain liable for medical benefits.
$314,500.00 Settlement – Wage & medical benefits – Failed lumbar (low back) surgery – complicated settlement involving cash settlement for wage loss, medical set aside account, additional structured settlement to cover anticipated deductibles and co–pays
$150,000.00 Settlement – Wage & medical benefits – Chronic regional pain syndrome of leg after ankle injury – WC settlement paid after and in addition to $600,000.00 + third party (lawsuit) recovery
Nearly Six figure settlement for gentleman bitten by Rotweiller ,and in attempting escape, twisted his ankle which was surgically repaired resulting in a full recovery
$3.75 Million dollar recovery at mediation and 200k Underinsured motorist Benefits --Bicyclist crossing at or near a suburban intersection struck by vehicle turning left and suffering paraplegia, Street light not functioning at intersection. Recovery of 3.75 million with referral counsel against utility, driver and underinsured motorist carrier.
$100,000.00 Settlement for full vehicular and underinsured motorist policy limits to Professor at University of Pennsylvania who sustained wrist fracture necessitating surgery and dental injury while riding a bicycle and struck by a vehicle turning on to the highway
$100,000.00 Recovery – Eye infection caused by eyebrow waxing.