Case Results

32

Million

Largest Settlement In The History Of Luzerne County

Three senior citizens who together with fourteen other passengers, died in a private plane crash returning from Atlantic City.

12

Million

Flash-Over Fire

Flash over fire which resulted in burns to a child from a failed gas stove flexible connector, structured settlement obtained in excess of $12 Million.

7.2

Million

Motorcylce Accident

Settlement for a motorcyclist who was killed instantly when he was struck by a bobtail tractor backing up at an intersection.

6

Million

Misfilled Prescription

Misfilled prescription was given to a senior citizen who was on dialysis which resulted in his death. A claim was filed against the pharmacy.

6

Million

Tow Truck Accident

Settlement for the Wrongful death of a 50 year old woman who was struck and killed by a drunk tow truck operator.

5.6

Million

Roof Collapse Injury

Roof collapse injury to a bar patron which resulted in a spinal cord injury, structured settlement in excess of $5.6 Million.

5.25

Million

Truck Accident

Settlement for an Injured Tour Guide of a bus, who was stuck head on by a tractor and trailer and sustained serious orthopedic injuries.

4

Million

Naval Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict and subsequent settlement for a Naval Reservist who was killed instantly in a Kuwaiti motor vehicle collision.

3

Million

Brain Injury

Settlement on behalf of a patient who suffered a brain injury from a fall in a hospital Emergency Room.

2.5

Million

House Fire Death

Settlement on behalf of two children and an unemployed adult who died in a house fire. A lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of a heating unit and the landlord.

2.1

Million

Hospital Guard Chase

Verdict and subsequent settlement which involved a hospital guard chase of two college students which resulted in the death of one, and injury to the other.

1.7

Million

Truck Driver Accident

Largest verdict at the time in Monroe County for a truck driver that was injured by another passing truck.

1.5

Million

Surgery Patient Death

Settlement on behalf of a patient who aspirated and died during surgery for accident related injuries.

1.5

Million

Sex Abuse

Settlement against a Foster Care Placement agency for two minors who were sexually abused by a foster parent, a man, who posed as a woman for one year, during which time, the minors were abused repeatedly.

1.5

Million

Motor Vehicle Accident

Wrongful Death and Survival Policy Limits settlement for a minor who was unsecured in his car seat by the intoxicated driver of the vehicle who caused the accident.

1.4

Million

Motorcycle Accident

Settlement for senior citizen motorcyclists, husband and wife, who were killed instantly when they were struck by a truck turning left.

1.35

Million

Orthopedic Injury

Verdict for a motorcyclist who received orthopedic injuries when he was struck by a left turning vehicle.

1.3

Million

Snow Whiteout Death

Settlement for the Estate of a truck driver who was instantly killed in a forty-eight vehicle pileup due to a snow whiteout.

1.3

Million

Sexual Assault

Settlement for the sexual assault of two children at a school for delinquent boys.

1.2

Million

Legal Malpractice

Settlement on a legal malpractice claim on a behalf of a family, who had improper counsel in a wrongful death and survival claim.

1.2

Million

Work Place Negligence

Settlement on behalf of an injured truck driver, who received brain injuries after slipping from the top of an unguarded trailer at a grain quarry.

1.2

Million

Truck Driver Accident

Settlement at trial for a truck driver who fell off the top of a grain tanker. He received head injuries as a result of a lack of scaffolding.

1.125

Million

Injury Caused By Truck Driver

Settlement for a driver and passenger against a tractor trailer operator who were cut off which caused a loss of control of their vehicle which produced serious orthopedic injuries.

1.125

Million

Products Liability

Wrongful Death and Survival Settlement on behalf of an 80yo woman who asphyxiated overnight in her sleep due to a defective gas regulator on her stove.

1.125

Million

Load Shipment Negligence

Settlement on behalf of a dock worker in his mid-30s, who sustained head injuries as a result of an improperly loaded trailer.

1.115

Million

Hospital Parking Lot Accident

Verdict for a car occupant injured in a hospital parking lot by a security patrol car which resulted in a head injury.

1

Million

Brain Injury

Verdict and settlement for a woman who received an excessive dose of Morphine following a knee replacement which caused a brain injury.

1

Million

Medical Malpractice

Woman who suffered long term brain injuries as a result of a medical facility’s failure to recognize symptoms which resulted in a stroke.

1

Million

Drunk Driving Accident

Verdict and settlement on behalf of an intoxicated minor whose vehicle veered off the road and went through negligently maintained PennDOT guard rails.

1

Million

Drunk Driving Verdict

Verdict and settlement on behalf of the Estate of a single adult male against a drunk driver with a $25,000.00 limited policy of insurance.

950

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict for a single mother who was struck crossing the road. Zero offer of Settlement before trial; Plaintiff sustained brain and orthopedic injuries.

850

Thousand

Trucking Accident

Wrongful Death and Survival Settlement on behalf of a 57yo man in a disputed negligence cases who lost his life when a Truck allegedly ran a red light- the trucking company defended citing the plaintiff’s negligence in running the red light.

810

Thousand

Nursing Home Malpractice

Bench trial verdict for the plaintiff’s decedent who suffered from a decubitus ulceration requiring several surgeries before ultimately passing away.

800

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Settlement for the Wrongful death of a father and a husband who died as a result of an undiagnosed blood clot.

750

Thousand

Psychiatric Facility Malpractice

Settlement against a residential treatment facility for the suicide death of a minor female, who was entrusted to the facility for mental health care and treatment.

750

Thousand

Trip and Fall

Settlement on behalf of a middle-aged man who sustained neck, back and head injuries after falling in an irregularity in the pavement while walking in the parking lot of a gasoline station.

750

Thousand

Health Facility Death

Settlement for the Estate of a child who hung herself at a behavioral health facility.

675

Thousand

Elevator Accident

Settlement for a food worker who fell down an elevator shaft at a catered event who received serious orthopedic and head injuries.

670

Thousand

Orthopedic Injury

Settlement for an electrician who fell through the floor of a building and suffered multiple orthopedic injuries.

625

Thousand

Truck Accident

Settlement for an Injured Truck Driver who was struck by another truck while in traffic and sustained multiple orthopedic injuries.

625

Thousand

Premises Liability

Settlement for a woman who tripped and fell on a metal remnant of a sign that was negligently not removed by the City.

600

Thousand

Truck Accident

Settlement for a truck driver who sustained a concussion and traumatic brain injury.

500

Thousand

Slip and Fall Injury

Settlement for a delivery driver who fell on a negligently maintained loading dock and received orthopedic injuries.

500

Thousand

Misfilled Prescription Injury

Verdict on behalf of a seventy-two year old who received a misfilled prescription for a lower back condition which caused him ulcers.

500

Thousand

Failure To Render Aid

Settlement for a man who suffered a fall down steps and was left by his friends outside and suffered from brain injuries.

500

Thousand

Negligent Security

Settlement against a Security Company in a private community for allowing a trespasser in without proper credentials; as a result of the negligence, a minor received gunshot wounds from the trespasser to his hand resulting in permanent damage.

485

Thousand

Sexual Abuse

A teenager was the victim of sexual assault while a resident at a juvenile detention facility.

475

Thousand

Trip and Fall

Verdict for a woman who tripped and fell exiting a hospital on a sunken in cement sidewalk- she sustained neck and back injuries.

475

Thousand

Premises Liability

A woman who suffered back injuries requiring multiple surgeries when a hotel negligently sounded a false alarm necessitating her to walk down 20 flights of stairs.

450

Thousand

Foot Injury

Settlement for a homeowner who stepped on a rusty nail left by a roofing contractor and received a foot injury.

435

Thousand

Products Liability Elevator Accident

Settlement on behalf of a 43yo man who sustained leg fractures as a result of a dumb waiter falling on him due to a broken cable.

425

Thousand

Emotional Distress Injury

Settlement for negligent supervision of a Downs Syndrome adult by a foster parent which resulted in emotional distress.

425

Thousand

Sexual Assault

Settlement for a minor who was sexually assaulted by a food worker at a behavioral health facility.

412

Thousand

Truck Accident

An injured worker who was rear ended by a truck carrying motor vehicles and sustained multiple orthopedic injuries and was a father of 2.

409

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict on a Zero Offer.

400

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Settlement for the emotional distress suffered by a teenager who was not informed by a medical facility that she was miscarrying her 21 week old baby.

400

Thousand

Automobile Accident

Policy limits settlement for family of teenage girl who was fatally injured as a passenger in a speeding vehicle.

390

Thousand

Negligent Construction Site Maintenance

Settlement for the death of a 90 yo woman who died as a result of a car being driven by her daughter through a road closure that was negligently being maintained by a construction company.

375

Thousand

Products Liability

Settlement on behalf of a 50 yo man who lost 3 fingers as the result of a defective corn picker.

375

Thousand

Trucking Company Negligence

Settlement for a 43 yo man who sustained back and head injuries as he fell on a flatbed trailer that a trucking company directed him to tarp in an unsafe area.

370

Thousand

Private School Death

Settlement on behalf of the Estate of a minor who hung himself at a school for delinquent boys.

370

Thousand

Nursing Home Fall

Settlement for an elderly resident who fell down a nursing home’s steps and received serious orthopedic injuries.

350

Thousand

Negligent Security

Settlement for a single 45 year old man who was shot and killed outside of a bar.

337,500

Thousand

Failure To Render Aid

A brain injured boy who fell on his head at a house party and was placed in the basement, only to be found unresponsive in the morning.

330

Thousand

Ambulance Accident

Settlement for family of a paralyzed father who was dropped while being transported by an ambulance company.

300

Thousand

Bar Shooting

Settlement on behalf of the Estate of a woman who was shot outside of a Bar for the insurance policy limits of the Bar.

300

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Settlement for a woman who received a hysterectomy and had a bleed which went undetected, leading to a second surgery.

300

Thousand

Slip and Fall

Settlement for nurse who sustained a fractured spine after falling from a deck without a railing.

300

Thousand

Negligent Child Supervision

Settlement for a father of one who was pushed off of a boat by a 10-year old boy, suffering from a neck fracture.

275

Thousand

Dog Attack

Settlement for a minor female whose face was bitten by a vicious dog.

275

Thousand

Drug Shooting

Settlement for mother of a young woman who was shot by a drug dealer.

275

Thousand

Back Injuries

Settlement for mother who sustained back and neck injuries requiring surgery.

265

Thousand

Automobile Accident

Policy limit settlement for young woman injured by a vehicle involved in a drag race.

255

Thousand

Dog Attack

Settlement for father whose thumb was fractured after being bit by a dangerous dog.

255

Thousand

Sexual Abuse

Settlement for teenage girl who was sexually assaulted in a public building.

250

Thousand

Products Liability

Settlement for a man who sustained burn injuries as a result of a home grill malfunction.

250

Thousand

Hospital Accident

Settlement for man who escaped from the Crisis Unit at hospital and fell 50 feet from parking garage.

250

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Settlement for nerve damage suffered by a mother of four when she received an IV with contrast before getting an MRI.

250

Thousand

Automobile Accident

Recovery for woman injured when her vehicle lost control on ice that developed on the road due to a poorly designed roadway.

250

Thousand

Nursing Home Attack

Settlement for family of an elderly resident of a personal care home after she was attacked by another resident.

250

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict on a Zero Offer.

235

Thousand

Truck Accident

Settlement for an injured police officer who was struck by a truck while on traffic duty and sustained multiple orthopedic injuries.

220

Thousand

Fraternity House Beating

Settlement for an injured 21 year old man who was assaulted by a group of students at a fraternity party.

210

Thousand

Truck Accident

Settlement for a boy who was walking at night along the road and was hit by a the mirror of a truck and sustained eye and orthopedic injuries.

200

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Settlement for a man who sustained neck and back injuries as a result of negligently secured cinder blocks coming loose from a truck in front of him.

200

Thousand

Nursing Home Malpractice

Settlement for the estate of a 90 year old woman who fell out of her wheelchair sustaining life ending injuries.

199

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement for Sheetmetal worker who developed severe arthritis after a fracture in his hand was misdiagnosed.

180

Thousand

Slip and Fall Accident

Settlement for woman who fractured her patella after slipping and falling at national chain store.

100

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict on a 3,000 Dollar offer.

100

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict on a 12,000 Dollar Offer.

100

Thousand

Motor Vehicle Accident

Verdict on a 15,000 Dollar Offer.

99

Thousand

Medical Malpractice

Settlement for teenager who lost teeth due to orthodontic malpractice.

It should be noted that many of the above settlements and verdicts were for the insurance policy limits of the wrongdoer. There have been thousands of cases in which settlements and verdicts have been obtained in the amounts of ten thousand, fifty thousand, one hundred thousand dollars and more. It should also be noted that each case depends on whether the wrongdoer has insurance coverage, the amount of the insurance coverage, the strength of the injured party’s claim, and the severity of the injured party’s injuries. No two cases are the same.

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