Verdicts & Settlements

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Motor Vehicle Personal Injuries – Represented an injured wife and mother in a Kansas personal injury action, whereby our client was injured after the vehicle she was driving was struck from behind while it was stopped in a construction zone. Despite the Defendant driver having only $100,000 in insurance coverage, the case resulted in a $1,995,000 settlement, representing nearly twenty times the amount of the applicable coverage.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 75-year old nursing home resident who left the nursing home unattended and died as a result. The case resulted in a $3 million policy limit settlement against the Missouri nursing home and its management company, without Defendants denying fault, and in excess of the limits imposed by the damage caps in Missouri.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 88-year old nursing home resident and hospice patient who fell, fractured her hip, and died as a result. A pre-trial offer of $15,000 was rejected. At the conclusion of the evidence, the jury was asked to award an amount of $450,000. The jury returned a trial verdict for $1.5 million against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 87-year old nursing home resident that fell, fractured her knee, and died as a result. The case resulted in a $1 million settlement against the Missouri nursing home, which well exceeded the then existing Missouri damage cap.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 75-year old resident of a residential care facility that left the facility unattended and later died as a result. The case resulted in a $736,310 damage cap settlement against the Missouri residential care facility.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 88-year old nursing home resident that developed a pressure sore on her buttock and died as a result. The case resulted in a $500,000 settlement against the Kansas nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 85-year old nursing home resident and hospice patient that died after incurring a subdural hematoma from a fall out of bed. The case resulted in a $400,000 settlement against the Kansas nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 99-year old nursing home resident that died one day before her 100th birthday after she experienced an unwitnessed fall and fracture to her right upper arm. The case resulted in a $350,000 damage cap settlement against the Missouri nursing home and its management company.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a resident to a group home that fell and suffered injury as a result. The case resulted in a $300,000 policy limit settlement against the Arizona group home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 89-year old nursing home resident that developed a urinary tract infection and pneumonia, and ultimately died from sepsis. The case resulted in a $250,000 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of an 89-year old nursing home resident that experienced an unwitnessed fall leading to a pelvic fracture and ultimately death. The case resulted in a $250,000 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 99-year old nursing home resident that left the nursing home unattended and suffered facial lacerations, bruising, and a concussion. The case resulted in a $250,000 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 56-year old nursing home resident that developed an infection to his groin area, resulting in surgery. The case resulted in a $242,500 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 91-year old nursing home resident that suffered facial lacerations and bruising, along with head trauma from a fall. The case resulted in a $225,000 settlement against the Arkansas nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented the family of a 93-year old nursing home resident that developed a urinary tract infection, received inadequate care and treatment, and ultimately died. The case resulted in a $225,000 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse – Represented an 87-year old nursing home resident that experienced an unwitnessed fall which caused a left leg fracture that ultimately healed without surgical intervention. The case resulted in a $123,500 settlement against the Missouri nursing home.

Landowners Class Action – Represented a class of Plaintiff landowners in a case involving allegations of property damage, resulting in a $10 million settlement.

Product Liability Class Action – Represented Plaintiff in state class action involving a defective product. Successfully defeated Defendants’ removal attempt based on the Class Action Fairness Act, by arguing that Defendants failed to satisfy the traditional diversity requirements for Plaintiff as set forth in 28 U.S.C.A. § 1332(a); case was not subject to removal to federal court. Also successfully defeated Defendants’ motion to dismiss based on the economic loss doctrine.

Motor Vehicle / Personal Injury – Successfully represented a father and a husband who suffered a traumatic brain injury against the owners, operators, and managers of a double-decker motor carrier. Litigated insurance coverage disputes against several of the Defendants, one of which involved defeating an ancillary declaratory judgment action in federal court. Obtained favorable pre-trial evidentiary rulings on Wentling damages, as well as a favorable ruling on the question of whether a pro tanto credit is available in a comparative negligence case.

Business / Contract Litigation – Represented a business owner in a partnership separation dispute, resulting in a trial verdict in our client’s favor that the personal guaranty was not enforceable.

Business / Contract Litigation – Represented a product manufacturer in a dispute that involved the enforceability of an equity interest transfer agreement. Through litigation, the client was able to successfully collect on the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Business / Insurance Coverage Litigation – Represented a product manufacturer in multiple state court jurisdictions across the country and successfully reached resolution for the product manufacturer on all claims with no exposure to personal or business funds.

Business / Intellectual Property Litigation – Successfully represented a product manufacturer in federal court in the enforcement of certain intellectual property that was being misappropriated and misused by a competitor business.

Insurance Subrogation Litigation – Represented a product manufacturer in lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions in both federal and state courts across the country, whereby the Plaintiff insurance company in each case was seeking to be subrogated for claims it paid out as a result of property damage incurred by its insured.

Professional Malpractice Litigation – Tried to verdict at trial several cases on behalf of the Defendant doctor or nurse.

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