Verdicts and Settlements
Truck and Auto Accidents
Suit against the driver of a rental car that entered onto a highway without yielding the right of way, resulting in the death of his fiancé passenger. Case required obtaining an accident construction analysis in Mexico. Settled prior to trial.
The estate of a woman sued the driver of a tri-axle dump truck and his employer for wrongful death arising out of driver error in the pre-trip inspection, driver error while underway and poor brakes on the truck. Confidential settlement reached after suit was filed.
The estate of a 21-year-old woman made a claim against a trucking company and its driver for an intersection collision that resulted in massive injuries and death. Confidential settlement reached prior to filing suit.
Suit by the estate of a minor child struck by an ice cream truck for failure to maintain safety equipment. Confidential settlement reached after the suit was filed.
Suit by a teacher struck by a truck entering the road from a parking lot resulting in multiple severe injuries. Settlement reached after the suit was filed.
Suit against a tractor-trailer operator and his carrier for a rear-end collision caused by ignoring construction zone warning signs.
Suit against Penn Dot for failure to design roads to prevent crossover accidents. Case settled prior to trial.
Suit against a driver who failed to see a pedestrian in a grocery store parking lot. The client sustained a brain bleed. Case settled prior to trial.
Claim against a young driver who ran into an elderly pedestrian in a mall parking lot resulting in a subdural hematoma and leg fractures. Settled prior to filing suit.
Claim against the driver of a vehicle that pulled out of a parking lot into the path of the client’s car without yielding the right of way resulting in a high impact collision and substantial injuries. Claim settled prior to filing suit.
Other cases we have handled include a crossover accident resulting in multiple injuries, brain injury from a left-turn accident, collision where the defendant claimed sudden unexpected brake failure, pedestrian struck in crosswalk resulting in pulmonary emboli and numerous rear end collisions.
Suit against a hospital system for failure to monitor post-operative swelling after orthopedic surgery resulting in a below the knee amputation. Confidential settlement reached at mediation.
Suit against a radiologist, surgeon, and internist for failure to diagnose appendicitis, resulting in a ruptured appendix and life-threatening injuries. Case settled after the court held a pre-trial conference and prior to trial.
A suit against a cardiologist and a cardiology electrophysiologist for failure to diagnose and treat an acute episode of hyperthyroidism resulting from Amiodarone that was prescribed for a patient with underlying atrial fibrillation. Confidential settlement reached at mediation.
Suit against a personal care home for failing to follow orders to administer Coumadin, an anti-coagulant drug, that was prescribed to prevent stroke in a patient with underlying atrial fibrillation. As a result, the patient suffered a stroke. Confidential settlement reached prior to trial.
Suit against an emergency department physician and the hospital for failure to diagnose and treat an impending stroke from a carotid artery dissection. Confidential settlement reached at a mediation conference.
Suit against a neurosurgeon for surgical error in performing cervical spine surgery. Verdict for plaintiff in Allegheny County.
Suit against a cardiologist for improperly prescribing Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic drug. Confidential settlement reached a week prior to trial.
The estate of an 18-year-old woman and her newborn child sued several physicians and hospitals for failure to diagnose and treat a fungal infection. The mother was near term in her pregnancy and had been admitted to the hospital with exacerbation of asthma. She died from the fungal infection a few days after giving birth. Confidential settlement reached prior to trial.
The estate of a young woman sued her transplant surgeons and hospital for her wrongful death from cardiac and respiratory arrest that occurred within hours after being discharged from the hospital. Confidential settlement reached after suit was filed.
The guardian of a man sued a hospital and emergency room physician for failure to order a CT scan to rule out a brain hemorrhage. The man survived but had permanent brain damage that necessitated nursing home care for the remainder of his life. Confidential settlement reached after the suit was filed.
The parents of a minor male sued his primary care physician for failure to diagnose their son’s testicular torsion that resulted in the loss of a testicle. Confidential settlement reached after the suit was filed.
An elderly woman sued her cardiologist for failure to monitor the administration of Coumadin, a blood-thinning medicine. This resulted is a hemorrhage in her brain. Confidential settlement reached on the first day of trial.
An elderly woman received burns from electrocautery during a surgical procedure on her forehead. Confidential settlement reached prior to suit being filed.
Suit against a spinal operating room table manufacturer and a hospital for injuries sustained by the patient when the table failed during a surgical procedure. Confidential settlement reached.
A woman sued her cosmetic surgeon for excessive scarring from facial lift surgery. Confidential settlement reached prior to trial.
Suit against a hospital for the negligence of a staff member in assisting a patient in getting into her car after discharge from the hospital. The patient fell resulting in an emergency admission and additional surgery. Plaintiff’s verdict in Allegheny County.
Case against a personal care home for failure to follow the care plan for an elderly patient who was left unsupervised and fell from his chair resulting in serious injuries and death. Confidential settlement reached prior to filing for arbitration.
Claim against a federal health care agency and its employee providers for gross negligence in the treatment of a patient with mental health issues resulting in suicide. Claim settled prior to filing suit.
Other cases we have handled include a medication error in a cardiac patient resulting in pulmonary injury, failure to timely diagnose pulmonary problems after trauma, surgical error during a nasal procedure, failure to diagnose a foot fracture in the emergency room, failure to diagnose breast cancer, failure to diagnose cancer of the cervix, retained metal from abdominal surgery requiring additional surgery and pharmacy error in filling prescriptions.
Suit by the Estate of an elderly woman against her landlord for severe burns caused by excessively hot water in her bathtub resulting in prolonged suffering and death. Confidential settlement reached after suit was filed.
A claim by a woman caused to fall on an uneven surface in a hospital parking garage settled prior to suit being filed.
A claim by an elderly woman seriously injured at a country club who fell down unprotected stairs. Settled prior to suit being filed.
Suit filed against a state university for an uneven sidewalk that caused a fall resulting in a wrist fracture. Settled prior to trial.
Suit by a woman who fell while exiting an elevator that did not level properly. Settled prior to trial.
Suit by a contractor who stepped into a hole that was known to the property owner but not repaired or warned about. The client required disc surgery. Suit settled prior to trial.
Woman injured in a deck collapse. Structural engineer opined that the deck was constructed improperly. Settled prior to suit being filed.
A claim by mother and her two children who were tenants in an apartment who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper ventilation of furnace. Settled prior to suit being filed.
A claim by mother of a minor child burned by hot soup spilled by waitress resulting in burns. Settled prior to suit being filed.
Suit by a mall walker against the mall and its food court maintenance company for failure to warn against and remove ice cream on the floor that was present for an inordinate period of time. The client fell and sustained a significant ankle injury. Case settled after being listed for trial.
Suit against a bar for serving a person to the point that he became so severely intoxicated that he could barely walk. He was struck by a motor vehicle as he attempted to cross the street from the bar, resulting in severe injuries and his death. Case settled during judicial mediation.
Suit against a bar for serving a patron who was visibly intoxicated, resulting in her death. Verdict for plaintiff in Beaver County.
Suit against a dog owner who let his dog off leash in a public park. The animal ran into plaintiff’s bike, causing it to fall over and resulting in a traumatic brain injury and numerous fractures. Case settled just prior to trial.
Suit by college student bit by a dog with history of bites known to owner but not to student resulting in numerous facial surgeries. Settled prior to trial.
Suit by rodent control inspector for dog bites where owner misrepresented to inspector that no dogs were on the property, when in fact there were two pit bulls, who bit her. Suit settled prior to trial.
Suit by wheelchair-bound woman against seat cushion manufacturer for decubitus ulcers requiring numerous surgical debridements. Suit settled prior to trial.
Suit by tree trimmer injured in a man lift that fell to the ground resulting in severe back injuries. Settled prior to trial.
A suit against the designer and manufacturer of a sophisticated coal handling system for severe arm injuries caused by an equipment malfunction. Settled prior to trial.