Successful Cases

Here are examples of the types of cases I have handled successfully since 1986:

Car accident where a school bus hit my client’s car resulting in back, rib and knee injuries. The result was a six-figure settlement for my client.

Case for malicious prosecution of a criminal case against my clients, who were both in management at a fast-food restaurant. My clients were wrongly accused of theft, and sued after they were acquitted in the criminal trial. Result was a six-figure settlement for my clients.

Breach of privacy and defamation action against an ex-domestic partner resulted in five-figure verdict for my client.

Anesthesia incident where the nurse anesthetist placed the airway into the esophagus, not the trachea, leading to brain damage of my client. The result was a six-figure settlement for the patient.

Nursing home resident was allowed to wander off from the facility; later found dead in a creek. The result was a six-figure settlement for the family.

Failure to diagnose breast cancer in a young mother, leading to her death. The result was a settlement for all available insurance proceeds paid to her survivors.

Misdiagnosis of a young girl, resulting in damage to her kidneys. The result was payment of the six-figure insurance policy-limits from primary defendant, after one week of trial.

A needle-stick injury to a L.V.N., replacing an IV-needle for an AIDS patient, resulting in transmission of HIV-infection to the nurse. The home-health care agency was sued for failing to provide a safe working environment and for allowing an L.V.N. to do a task she was not properly trained for. The result was a six-figure settlement for the family.

Product liability/general negligence case where escalator suddenly stopped, throwing woman back and seriously injuring her back. The result was a six-figure settlement for the woman.

Improper care for a nursing home resident who was only in facility for two weeks; lack of care resulted in his death. The result was a six-figure settlement for the family.

Product liability case involving medication given to stop lactation after birth; caused a stroke and brain damage to a young mother, leaving her in a permanent vegetative state. The result was a seven-figure settlement for the patient, and her family.

Nursing home resident received improper wound care, resulting in amputation of her leg. The result was a five-figure settlement for the patient.

Product liability/medical malpractice case for allergic reactions to materials used in surgery. The result was a five-figure settlement for the patient.

Failure to properly diagnose pathology slide, resulting in mis-diagnosis of cancer. The result was a six-figure settlement for my client.

Surgical mis-adventure during nasal surgery, resulting in loss of large portion of frontal lobe in child. The result was a six-figure settlement for the child.

Surgical mis-adventure where a man’s heart was cut with saw during a second open-heart procedure, and then improperly repaired leading to his death. The result was a six-figure settlement for his family.

Misrepresentation by adoption agency and conflict of interest by lawyers in an adoption proceeding where adoptive parents were not informed of serious medical history of their twin sons. The result was a seven figure settlement for the family.

Nursing home and hospital were sued after they both allowed an older man to fall many times, resulting in serious injuries, and ultimately his death. The result was a six-figure settlement for his family.

Car accident where my client was struck in the side by a man who ran a stop sign. The result was a five-figure settlement for my client.

Car accident where my client’s vehicle was struck by another car making a left turn; resulting in trauma to my client’s heart; she was subsequently improperly treated at the emergency room, and suffered a major heart attack and died, leaving a husband and two children. The result was a six-figure settlement to her family.

Car accident where my client was hit by an SUV while attempting turning maneuver resulting in back injuries and loss of income.  The result was a policy-limits tender of the the six-figure insurance policy limits.

Wrongful death case involving improper monitoring and delivery of baby at a large public hospital.  The result was a substantial six-figure settlement for my private-paying client.

Slip and fall caused by improper display in aisle of large low-cost grocery store resulting in fall and back injury to my client.  The result was a six-figure settlement for my client.

Insurance subrogation case where I intervened on behalf of my client, an injured worker, in his insurance company’s attempt to recoup benefits payments from medical providers after client fell due to faulty crutch after having knee surgery, which necessitated more surgery.  The result was a six-figure settlement between the parties, with my client receiving the largest share of proceeds. 

Wrongful death case involving eldery patient at nursing home who was left in her wheelchair without proper lap-restraint, resulting in fall, and ultimately her death.  The result was a six-figure settlement for my client.

Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case.