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Cases and Results

$2,050,000 – Settlement reached for our client who went in for the purpose of surgically removing a benign tumor. Ultimately, his vital signs deteriorated and he became unresponsive and passed away.

$100,000 -- Policy limit recovery made for client who was riding her bicycle in Sanibel, Florida when a driver made a right-hand turn into her right-of-way path, causing her to strike the vehicle’s passenger door. Injuries sustained include a fracture of the spine. There was also a significant wage loss claim and consortium claim for her husband who took time off to care for his wife.

$350,000 – A distracted and careless driver caused a 4 car pileup accident in Fort Myers, Florida. Our client was sandwiched between vehicles and sustained an exacerbated knee injury as well neck and low back pain, of which led to numbness in her arms and fingers. 

$198,750 – A cyclist couple was riding along in Sanibel, Florida vacationing when our client was hit, walking her bike along the crosswalk of an intersection. Upon arrival at the hospital, our client suffered hip, knee, and shoulder pain which ended up consisting of a tibial fracture, rotator cuff tear, and sprains which left her unable to care for her husband who recently underwent prostate cancer surgery following their trip.

$600,000 – Recovery for a cyclist riding in her private home community was hit by another resident who did not see our client and ran into her, cracking the driver’s windshield with her head. Our client suffered a skull fracture and hematoma putting her in the Trauma Center ICU for 10 days. 

$200,000 – Recovery on behalf of a cyclist, who had the right-of-way when she was hit by a vehicle making a right turn which caused her fall from the bike. She suffered a concussion, broken collarbone, and damage to her elbow and rotator cuff and ultimately underwent surgery. 

$975,000 – Settlement reached for our very young client who was violently killed by dangerously and negligently modified vehicle crash on Thanksgiving, as she was heading to spend time with family. 

$150,000 – Recovery made for a client who had just received a chemo treatment, while attempting to return to her caregiver’s car who was parked several spots down from the handicap, our client fell from the curb and fractured her wrist as well as broke/lost teeth. 

$510,000 – Policy limit settlement reached on behalf of a client who was permanently injured in a fatal head-on car accident, with her life spared. The underinsured and at-fault driver only carried $10,000 in bodily injury coverage. Thankfully, our client carried underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage, which paid out policy limits of $500,000. Our client suffered 70% degloving of her left foot and underwent multiple surgeries and procedures with extreme wound care.

$175,000 – Our client was out golfing when his friend was hit by a golf cart. The friend was hit so hard, he was forced into our client who broke his friend’s fall and our client landed several feet away, unable to get up. He sustained a fracture which put him in a wheelchair in addition to shoulder tears. Diagnostic testing revealed our client also reinjured his previous hip replacement and needed revision surgery immediately.

$1,500,000 -- In this most unfortunate case, our client was correctly diagnosed with an acute above the knee DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and, contrary to multiple nationally accepted standards of practice, client failed to get immediate anticoagulation and 12 hours later developed massive pulmonary emboli, causing a major stroke that left him wheelchair bound, legally blind, mentally impaired and unable to take care of even his most basic needs, requiring 24 hour care for the rest of his life

$400,000 – Recovery made for our clients who were making their commute down for season when they were struck from behind by a driver who failed to slow with traffic. The couple was forced to stay in a hospital in the Carolinas for 12 days to recover from their traumatic injuries.

$135,000 – Settlement reached on behalf of a client who was riding a bicycle in the proper bicycle lane when an elderly woman, who was later deemed in an altered mental state, crossed the shoulder’s line, hit our client, and fled the scene; leaving him with a serious permanent injury. 

$450,000 –Settlement reached for a client who was out walker her dog in Fort Myers Beach, Florida when a vehicle failed to yield and hit her and her dog. Our client ended up on the hood while her dog ended up under the vehicle that struck them. She sustained a spinal fracture and after unsuccessful conservative treatments, our client opted for surgery. 

$8,250,000 -- Breast augmentation and mastoplexy malpractice case. The bulk of the jury verdict was for pain & suffering. Our client had 13 surgeries to repair the damage following the original surgery and was left with significant permanent damage.

$500,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of a widow who lost her husband due to medical malpractice of a cardiologist

$100,000 – Our client was in an automobile crash as a result of an oncoming vehicle making a swift left turn in front of him as he was driving through an intersection. Airbags in both vehicles deployed and our client’s car was totaled. He suffered a fracture of the body of sternum with chest, neck, wrist and back pain. Ultimately, our client underwent surgery on his wrist and continued numbness/tingling in his fingers.

$1,710,000 -- Our client presented with shortness of breath. A pulmonary function test was done and exhibited abnormal findings. Doctor noted upper airway obstruction but nothing was done. Delay in diagnosis necessitated a total laryngectomy with severe resulting injuries to our client, including an almost complete loss of speech and a permanent hole in his throat requiring constant maintenance

$156,522 -- Settlement on behalf of a young Miami-Dade County woman who suffered serious and permanent injuries when she was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. At the time, she was to graduate from chef school and about to embark on her dream of being a chef.

$1,389,000 -- Our client had been incarcerated and was bitten by a spider and refused appropriate medical care. Became partially permanently paralyzed

$100,000 --Policy limit recovery made for client who was riding her bicycle attempting to cross in the crosswalk and was stuck by a big truck driver who did not see her. Our client was thrown to the ground and hit her head on the street. She suffered a tibial and fibula fracture which lead to surgery on her knee.

$240,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who was rear ended with such force that his headrest was literally knocked out of its holder and his steering wheel bent. He suffered numerous injuries to his back, neck and leg. He ultimately required surgery.

$1,330,000 -- Our client was injured while working as an electrical lineman

$450,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of an elderly our client who was walking on a sidewalk in her neighborhood and struck by a neighbor backing out of her driveway, suffering traumatic injuries

$940,000 -- Settlement achieved on behalf of our client who was a passenger in a boat that was hit head on by another boat whose operator was driving drunk

$6,400,000 Jury Verdict -- Failure to diagnose cancer case. Our client kept going back to ENT for treatment and was complaining that he wasn’t getting better. He finally sought a second opinion, but it was too late and he lost his tongue and has a permanent feeding tube.

$363,000 -- Arbitration award for our client who was hit and injured while riding her bike along the sidewalk in front of a convenience store. Her injuries included a total left knee arthroplasty, left shoulder surgery, surgical release of entrapped nerves in her left leg and multiple injections to the knee and shoulder. Suit was vigorously defended, as from the beginning the at fault driver placed the guilt on our client, contending that she drove her bike into his truck and then “threw herself upon his windshield”

$900,000 -- Recovery for a husband and wife who lost their daughter in an automobile accident as a result of a faulty repair

$377,500 -- Settlement on behalf of a Miami-Dade County woman who tripped and fell down the stairs at a furniture store. She underwent four (4) separate surgeries in an effort to repair the permanent damage caused from the fall.

$750,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of surviving children who lost their mother following a fatal car accident

$300,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who was hit with such force while riding his motorcycle. He sustained numerous injuries, including permanent brain damage. The case resolved for all available insurance

$600,000 -- Recovery for widow who lost her husband in an automobile accident

$250,000 -- Settlement on behalf of a Collier county widow who was forced to undergo total knee replacement when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike

$400,000 -- Suit brought for our client who suffered a concussion, mental impairment, separated shoulder and dislocated jaw after slipping on slick tile around a water fountain at a shopping center. Suit was vigorously defended and a settlement ultimately reached before trial

$850,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who was involved in a roll over crash causing spinal injuries, paralysis and numerous surgeries

$500,000 -- Settlement on behalf of a part-time Lee County resident who was hit by an automobile while crossing the street on his bicycle. This crash left him permanently blind at a time when he and his wife had retired and were planning to move to Florida permanently to live out their golden years in southwest Florida. Unfortunately, our client was cited for causing this crash however after we began the investigation we successfully persuaded both insurance companies that the other driver was largely responsible for our clients’ horrific damages. Both insurance companies ultimately settled for their entire policy limits.

$499,500 -- Settlement reached on behalf of a widower who lost his wife when their RV “slide” malfunctioned, causing her to be crushed to death

$2,250,000 -- Plastic surgery case where patient was not being monitored properly, was over anesthetized during surgery and passed away.

$400,000 -- Settlement on behalf of an elderly Lee County couple carelessly struck by a young driver and who suffered serious injuries which separated them from each other for months while each received rehabilitation from their injuries and subsequent surgery. The crash changed their lives forever by taking away their quality of life during their retirement years.

$1,000,000 -- Our client was injured by a defective winch installed on a dock for a jet ski/boat lift and was rendered a paraplegic

$350,000 -- Suit brought on behalf of a parent who lost her child as a result of a drug overdose given at the unsupervised home of a friend whose parents were aware of the drug problem and did nothing about it

$1,750,000 -- Verdict in defective construction case

$350,000 -- Suit was brought against a radiologist who misread an abdominal xray and failed to detect a clot in the artery that serves the colon resulting in death of a major portion of the colon, a permanent colostomy and long-time suffering. 

$350,000 -- Settlement reached at mediation on behalf of our client who lost half of her teeth, suffered numerous infections and was hospitalized several times due substandard dental work

$500,000 -- Result obtained for our client who had a knee replacement surgery, got an infection that went negligently untreated and he ultimately lost his leg

$325,000 -- Settlement obtained for our client involved in an automobile accident when an elderly gentleman just “stopped” his vehicle in the southbound lane of I-75. Her left ankle was crushed and x-rays revealed both comminuted (broken into small pieces) fractures and simple fractures in her left foot and a fracture of the shaft of the proximal phalanx of the second toe on her right foot

$1,200,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who was injured in a motorcycle accident

$250,000 -- Settlement on behalf of a Missouri woman vacationing with her husband in Key West. Her trip was ruined and her life severely altered by a fall on a poorly constructed hotel doorway, this crooked and unmarked step led into her hotel room. The fall happened shortly after she arrived at the room and we were able to show multiple code violations as well as an obvious defect that hid this dangerous condition from the hotel guests.

$8,000,000 -- Our client was rear-ended by a garbage truck, suffering a broken neck. The case was vigorously defended but ultimately settled prior to trial.

$172,500 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who was rear ended while sitting at a red light. She suffered immediate pain in her neck, back and right shoulder, along with right knee pain and swelling. She ultimately underwent right shoulder surgery

$400,000 -- Settlement reached for surviving adult children when their mother, who resided in a nursing home, was unsupervised, obtained access to locked door codes and fell down a set of stairs, suffering fatal injuries

$150,000 -- Settlement reached on behalf of our client who suffered the loss of just about all of her teeth when a dentist violated the biologic width during crown procedures. She underwent numerous corrective procedures.

$316,000 -- Settlement on behalf of a Lee County woman who was struck by and then run over and dragged by a golf cart, causing her death. This case involved various policy defenses and issues as most golf carts are not covered by automotive insurance coverage and exempted from homeowner’s insurance coverages as well.

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