Case Details

Over $282,247,711.00 in verdicts and settlements

Medical Malpractice and Product Liability

We represented over 70 individuals and their families in litigation filed in West Virginia against a physician, hospital, and multiple medical device manufacturers. Plaintiffs’ claims included unnecessary surgeries, surgeries that violated the applicable standard of care, and defective products used during surgical procedures. The plaintiffs’ injuries included deaths, amputations, cervical injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and spinal injuries, among other claims.

Salmonella Poisoning

Our 59-year-old client was exposed to Salmonella Typhimurium which required multiple surgical procedures and over 150 days of hospitalization and nursing home stays. His medical bills exceeded $500,000. Claims were brought against the national manufacturer and distributor of the contaminated product.

Medical Malpractice

Our client underwent a gallbladder surgery that resulted in injuries to other internal organs. Our client’s claims included lack of informed consent, negligence in the performance of the operation, and claims for punitive damages.

Boating Accident

Our client’s daughters were killed during a boating accident on a West Virginia river. Claims were brought against the company that owned the docking facility where the boating accident occurred.

Medical Malpractice

Our client was undergoing a varicose vein procedure when she suffered irreversible brain damage. Suit was brought against both the anesthesiologist and the hospital where the operative procedure was performed. After suit was filed, it was asserted that the anesthesiologist was negligent and had altered medical records to try to avoid liability.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Our client was a passenger in a car that lost control and wrecked. Litigation was filed against the driver of the vehicle with our client claiming injuries to his lower limbs with permanent neurological damage.

Industrial Accident

Our client was working at an aluminum manufacturing facility when a piece of equipment malfunctioned resulting in the amputation of our client’s leg. Claims were brought against both our client’s employer and the manufacturer of the industrial equipment he was operating.

Tractor Trailer Accident

A tractor trailer improperly changed lanes on Interstate 64. The client’s vehicle was pinched between tractor trailer and a concrete wall. Our client had undergone back surgery immediately prior to the accident and the accident aggravated the back condition.

Fall

Our client suffered serious injuries requiring treatment at the Cleveland Clinic as a result of falling over a defective mat used in a commercial office building.

ATV Accident

Our client was a passenger on an off-road vehicle when the driver lost control of the ATV and struck a tree. Our client suffered a right orbital floor fracture, hip fracture, and broken arm.

Burns In Work Place

Deliberate Intent Action Against Employer where an employee of a restaurant was severely burned by hot grease.

Mining Accident

A worker at a coal mine suffered a shattered heel as a result of steel cable being engaged.

Industrial Accident

Client suffered severe cut from industrial cutting machine at plant.

Product Liability

Represented property owner whose building sustained extensive water damage as a result of defective sprinkler head.

Work Place Accident

Employee at power plant severely burned where employer failed to provide proper safety equipment.

Work Place Accident

Employee suffered severe burns when an acetylene generator exploded.

Car Accident

Our client had a severely broken arm as a result of another driver pulling out in front of his car.

Medical Malpractice

Radiologist’s failure to properly read radiology films resulted in paraplegia.

Medical Malpractice

Paralysis as a result of an unnecessary surgery.

Medical Malpractice

Perforation of intestine by surgeon during hernia repair resulting in death.

Medical Malpractice

Negligent removal of intubation tube following surgery resulting in brain damage and death.

Medical Malpractice

Mistake in reporting HIV results resulting in unnecessary sterilization.

Medical Malpractice

Failure of emergency room physician to properly treat a high pressure injection injury to finger resulting in compartment syndrome and eventual amputation of finger.

Medical Malpractice

Failure to treat a deep vein thrombus despite positive ultrasound, resulting in death.

Medical Malpractice

Administration of chemotherapy for cancer which did not exist, resulting in death.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Driver of vehicle lost control, striking the rock embankment and injuring passenger.

Medical Malpractice

Failure of radiologist to read x-ray films demonstrating a disc infection resulting in paralysis.

Medical Malpractice

Failure of heart surgeon to properly treat an aortic dissection which occurred during heart surgery, resulting in death.

Medical Malpractice

Failure to properly treat ileus resulting in death.

Car Accident

At fault driver crossed center line causing injury to other driver and his pregnant wife.

Medical Malpractice

Failure to remove a medical device causing linear calcification of ureter.

Podiatric Malpractice

Podiatrist’s failure to appropriately treat diabetic foot wound.

Motor Vehicle Accident

At fault driver failed to yield right-of-way, making left hand turn onto US Route 61. The license of the at-fault driver had been revoked.

Motor Vehicle Accident

At fault driver was traveling at unsafe speed and following too closely, rear-ending vehicle and causing injuries to passenger.

Medical Malpractice

Failure of pathologist to properly read pathology slides showing malignant melanoma resulting in death.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovery of underinsured motorist coverage for parent’s loss of consortium in accident resulting in son becoming paralyzed.

Car Accident

Driver improperly backed into road causing injuries to other driver.

Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose acoustic neuroma resulting in nerve damage and hearing loss.

Hospital Liability

Extravasation injury resulting in multiple surgical procedures.

Mining Accident

Worker at mine site suffered permanent crush injury to foot when rock from blast area came into bulldozer.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Client injured by driver with suspended license who failed to maintain control.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accident where vehicle was following too closely and collided with stopped vehicle.

Medical Malpractice

Failure of orthopedist to properly reduce fracture.

Motorcycle Accident

Driver made an improper turn hitting motorcyclist. Client required transportation to hospital via helicopter. Claim presented for both liability limits and underinsured motorist coverage.

Products Liability (negligent design)

Client received spinal cord injury in fall from defectively designed tree stand.

Premises Liability (tree fall)

Negligence claim against a land company where tree fell from hillside and killed motorist.

Products Liability

Infant child killed in motor vehicle rollover as a result of defectively designed vehicle and child seat.