Verdicts & Settlements

Business Litigation

  • $15,760,910 Judgment against Radio Broadcasting Company
    Breach of contract in connection with sale of radio broadcasting rights
  • $8,397,000 judgment against insurance broker
    Multi-plaintiff fraud case. Insurance broker sold essentially worthless life insurance policies to elderly clients.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement pre-suit regarding unpaid advertising commissions by billboard company.
  • Confidential settlement
    Blue jean manufacturer was supplied with and unknowingly put defective elastic in jeans and lost large contract as a result.

Medical Malpractice

  • $9,000,000 Settlement with Physicians/Hospital and Hospital Personnel
    Claims involved significant neurologic injury to a child during post-surgical care. 
  • $5,500,000 Settlement with Physicians and Hospital
    Patient suffered brain damage following hypoxic episode in operating room.
  • $3,000,000 Two Settlements with Hospital and Physicians
    Failure to adequately train for, prepare for and perform minimally invasive heart surgery resulting in vessel disruption and death of two patients.
  • $2,900,000 Settlement with hospital and doctor
    Tracheostomy tube dislodged by nurse, not inserted properly by doctor.  Brain damage from lack of oxygen. Settled during trial.
  • $2,800,000 Settlement with Hospital
    Patient in detoxification violently restrained facedown by security guards resulting patient smothering to death.
  • $2,400,000 Settlement with hospital and spine surgeon.
    Back surgery/post-op care/paralysis.  Epidural hematoma not timely diagnosed, resulting in spinal cord damage and paralysis.
  • $2,200,000 Jury Verdict against Physician
    Failure to appropriately use stereotactic image-guided neurosurgical system resulting in removal of and damage to normal brain, and resulting in substantial neurologic impairment of patient.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physicians
    Three year old was injured and died as a result of surgery and post-operative complications.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement with anesthesiologist
    Woman sustained brain damage from lack of oxygen during shoulder surgery. 
  • $2,000,000 Settlement
    Radiology/emergency medicine/quadriplegia case.  Neck injury, x-ray mis-read, patient discharged with broken neck resulting in eventual paralysis.
  • $1,800,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physician
    Patient was injured during placement of implantable penile prosthesis; perforated bowel, resulting in sepsis, loss of prosthesis, short bowel syndrome.
  • $1,800,000 Settlement with Neurosurgeon.
    Back surgery/paralysis case.  Neurosurgeon used improper thoracic approach and cut spinal artery.
  • $1,800,000 Settlement with doctor and hospital
    Neck injury misdiagnosed by emergency department doctor.  Patient became quadriplegic when doctor moved patient’s head.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement with anesthesiologist and pulmonologist.
    Doctor stopped patient’s asthma medicine 5 days before surgery.  Patient had asthma attack in recovery room.  Anesthesia personnel inserted endotracheal tube in esophagus, not in airway.  Patient died. 
  • $1,350,000 Settlement Against Hospital and Physician
    Failure to respond to post-procedure complaints from a patient and patient not being returned to surgery in a timely fashion.  Death.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement with orthopedic surgeon.
    Patient had compartment syndrome surgery on lower leg, post-op bleeding not diagnosed and addressed, muscle and nerve damage, eventual below-the-knee amputation.
  • $1,175,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physicians
    Failure to diagnose small bowel perforation leading to sepsis, multiorgan failure and death.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement with Physician
    Failure to diagnose bacterial infection resulting in death.
  • $950,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physicians
    Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolus resulting in death.
  • $950,000 Settlement
    Patient not diagnosed with coronary artery blockage despite signs and symptoms.  Heart attack.  Death.
  • $900,000 Settlement with Internist
    Failure to diagnose and treat heart attack resulting in death.
  • $887,500 Settlement with Clinic and Physician
    Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolus in patient with known deep vein thrombosis resulting in death.
  • $875,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physician
    Patient suffered months of eye infection due to retained cotton packing left during eye surgery resulting in pain, suffering and permanent loss of vision.
  • $800,000 Settlement with Hospital
    Failure to appropriately prepare for, train for, credential for gastric bypass surgery resulting in postoperative wounds and neurologic injuries.
  • $750,000 Settlement with USA
    Failure to diagnose inappropriate medication combination resulting in rhabdomyolysis and death.
  • $700,000 Settlement with Hospital
    Patient’s head scans showed and radiologist reported a tumor; primary physician failed to inform patient, who learned of brain tumor six years later.
  • $650,000 Settlement with Physician
    Patient experienced permanent vision loss in vaginal and perineal areas resulting in loss of sexual function and incontinence due to injury during surgery.
  • $600,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physician
    Failure to timely diagnose, treat and transfer a patient who had 3 heart attacks over 6 days resulting in physical and psychological damages.
  • $533,750 Settlement with USA
    Failure to diagnose subacute bacterial endocarditis resulting in embolic stroke and neurologic injury.
  • $450,000 Jury Verdict against Physician
    Negligent repair of fractured knee, leaving client permanently disabled.
  • $440,000 Settlement with Hospital
    Failure to diagnose brain bleed in 18 months old trauma patient resulting in permanent neurologic impairment.
  • $416,305 Settlement with Physician
    Failure to diagnose vessel ruptured during cardiac catheterization resulting in hemorrhage and death.
  • $402,500 Settlement with Hospital and Physicians
    Failure to diagnose stroke with x-ray findings of bleeding and repeated patient visits to emergency room.
  • $380,000 Settlement Pre-suit with Hospital
    Patient experienced air embolus through arm port at end of dialysis when nurse incorrectly disengaged lines from dialysis unit.
  • $375,000 Settlement with Hospital and Physicians
    Failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition in mother and 8-month old fetus resulting in fetal death.
  • $250,000 Settlement with Clinic and Physician
    Clinic punctured colon during performance of colonic cleansing therapy.
  • $250,000 Settlement with Physician
    Failure to diagnose stroke resulting in blindness and disability.
  • Confidential settlement with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia
    Failure to diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis by a pediatrician.  Brain damage to 3 year old boy.
  • Confidential Settlement against V.A. Medical Center
    Orthopedic surgery/infection/leg amputation case.  Veteran’s legs became infected following surgery, resulting in amputations above the knee.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

  • $450,000 Settlement with Employer
    Willful infliction of emotional distress by supervisor including physical, mental and emotional abuse

Trucking Litigation

  • $3,450,000 Settlement with trucking company.
    Death of railroad engineer when train hit tanker truck that tried to beat train across railroad crossing.
  • $2,750,000 Settlement with hauler of construction equipment.
    Death of driver whose car was crushed by a piece of equipment that fell from a flat-bed truck trailer.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement with interstate trucking company.
    <Death of 8 year old boy.  Truck crossed centerline and hit van head-on.
  • $1,063,000 Settlement with trucking company.
    Client suffered herniated disk in lower back and required surgery following collision with truck.
  • $850,000 Wrongful Death Settlement with Trucking Company
    Wrongful death claim where truck crossed center line and killed client.

Slip and Fall

  • $700,000 Settlement with Government Agency
    Employee seriously injured by fall in caustic substance manufactured by government
  • $250,000 Settlement with Grocery Store
    Customer slip and fall on spilled shampoo. Shoulder injury.

Section 1983/Deprivation of Civil Rights

  • $980,000 Settlement with County and Physicians
    County jail inmate civil rights/medical malpractice wrongful death claims
  • $201,000 Settlement with Government Agency
    Inappropriate officer/jail policies, resulting in inappropriate detention and prisoner medical care

Law Enforcement Litigation

  • $1,000,000 Settlement with Government Agency
    Inappropriate officer policies, actions and police chase resulting in quadriplegia to an innocent motorist
  • $400,000 Settlement with City-County Government
    Municipal employee causes automobile collision, resulting in serious lower extremity injuries to client
  • $230,000 Settlement with State
    Involved personal injuries in a State Patrol vehicular chase
  • $200,000 Settlement with Municipality
    Involved personal injuries sustained in a city police office vehicular chase
  • Settlement with County Officers/Employees
    Personal injury/infliction of emotional distress claims arising out of wrongful arrest, wrongful incarceration, and unlawful search and seizure

Nursing Home Litigation

  • $550,000 Settlement with Nursing Home
    Failure to appropriately investigate employees pre-hire resulting in patient abuse by employee
  • $250,000 Settlement against Nursing Home
    Involved a resident’s continued falling and being injured
  • $225,000 Jury Verdict against Assisted Living Facility
    Caregiver burned resident with hairdryer in an attempt to dry wet sheets.

Product Liability Litigation

  • $3,500,000 Jury Verdict against General Motors Corporation
    Mother driver’s personal injury claim and wrongful death claims as to passenger son involving instability claims/rollover of a General Motors vehicle
  • $3,000,000 Settlement
    Fuel system defect in pick-up truck caused fire, severe burns and death of 80 year old lady. 
  • $2,000,000 verdict against Kmart Corp.
    2 year old suffered burns when pajamas top erupted in flames when near fire source. Garment did not comply with federal flammability standards.
  • $1,400,000 Settlement
    Defective seatbelt unlatched during collision, child ejected from SUV and died.
  • $800,000 Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer
    Claim arose out of alleged defective transvaginal sling for female stress urinary incontinence
  • $460,000 Settlement with Manufacturer of Enclosed Bed
    Defectively designed bed resulted in wrongful death of bed-ridden minor child
  • $400,000 Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer
    Claim arose out of alleged defective transvaginal sling for female stress urinary incontinence
  • $100,000 Settlement with Manufacturer of Eye Lens Implant
    Defectively manufactured lens implant resulted in permanent eye injury
  • Multi-District Litigation Settlement of Claims of over 100 Plaintiffs/Claimants
    Involved users of a vaginal sling for female stress urinary incontinence and allegations of a defective product

Inadequate Security/Sexual Assault/Murder

  • $850,000 Settlement
    Rape. Office building janitor hired despite background check showing extensive criminal history of assaults.
  • $700,000 Settlement
    Murder of businessman by gunman who entered room with  key given to him at front desk.
  • $500,000 Verdict
    Rape. Apartment complex did not warn tenants of prior crimes at complex despite being told to do so by police.
  • $250,000 Settlement
    Rape. Apartment complex did not provide security despite previous crimes against tenants.

Other Personal Injury Cases

  • $2,000,000 Settlement
    Suit again a power company. Teenager electrocuted and  lost arm when he touched guy wire from power pole.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
    Small airplane crashed when pilot ignored passenger limit.  Death of teenage girl.
  • $778,000 verdict
    Automobile accident. Speeding driver lost control and car overturned, passenger sustained head injury.
  • $400,000 Settlement
    Personal injury claims against a county arising out of an automobile accident with a county-owned vehicle
  • Confidential Settlement with Airline Company
    Airplane overshot runway and bounced through fence and across highway, passengers injured.

Railroad (F.E.L.A.)

  • $750,000 settlement against Norfolk Southern
    Back injury case. Trains collided, engineer injured.
  • $587,500 settlement against CSX
    Back injury case involving defective ladder that  collapsed.
  • $450,000 settlement against CSX
    Crossing lights defective, train hit truck trailer and derailed, engineer hurt.

Environmental Litigation (co-counsel)

  • $12,400,000 Settlement
    Chemical company allowed arsenic to pollute ground water in neighborhood, destroying property valuations and causing residents to move.