VERDICTS, SETTLEMENTS and SIGNIFICANT PENDING LITIGATION

Verdicts, Judgment and Settlements

$51,000,000 INTERNATIONAL AIR DISASTER, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF SEVERAL PASSENGERS (THE AMOUNT REFLECTED IS THE TOTAL INDEMNITY PAID BY THE AIR CARRIER’S INSURER TO ALL OF THE PASSENGERS FAMILIES); FLORIDA
$40,000,000 CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST A COMPANY AND ITS OFFICERS THAT CONCOCTED A PONZI SCHEME TO DEFRAUD INVESTORS; FLORIDA.
$30,000,000 TOXIC TORT LAWSUIT INVOLVING SICK BUILDING SYNDROME, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$18,000,000 NEAR-DROWNING INCIDENT INVOLVING AN UNGUARDED ROADWAY ADJACENT TO A CANAL, WHICH RESULTED IN PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE OF A YOUNG MOTHER; FLORIDA.
$9,350,000 NEGLIGENT CARE OF OBSTETRICAL PATIENT, RESULTING IN SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE; FLORIDA.
$7,300,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE INVOLVING AN AUTOMOBILE ROLLOVER AND SEATBELT FAILURE, WHICH RESULTED IN A PARAPLEGIC VICTIM; FLORIDA.
$6,250,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ABNORMALITES IN FETAL ULTRASOUND, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL BIRTH; FLORIDA.
$6,000,000 MISDIAGNOSIS OF MENINGITIS, RESULTING IN LOSS OF LIMB; FLORIDA.
$6,000,000 WRONGFUL DEATH OF A SINGLE MOTHER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT; FLORIDA
$5,900,000 NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A TAXI, RESULTING IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A YOUNG MOTHER OPERATING ANOTHER VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$5,700,000 NEGLIGENT CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING PROCEDURE, RESULTING IN A MASSIVE STROKE AND SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE; FLORIDA.
$5,500,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CERVICAL OSTEOMYELITIS (BONE INFECTION), RESULTING IN PARAPARESIS TO A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD WOMAN; FLORIDA.
$5,000,000 INTERNATIONAL AIR DISASTER, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF A YOUNG WIFE AND MOTHER; NEW YORK CITY (THE NAME OF AIRLINE WAS INTENTIONALLY OMITTED TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER).
CONFIDENTIAL NEGLIGENCE CASE, INCLUDING BAD FAITH CLAIMS, AGAINST THE OWNER, OPERATOR AND INSURER OF A CAR WHOSE DRIVER DRIFTED ACROSS THE CENTER LANE, CAUSING A HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER THAT LEFT ONE OCCUPANT PERMANENTLY BRAIN INJURED AND ANOTHER DEAD.
$4,500,000 FAILURE TO MONITOR CARDIAC CONDITION, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$4,000,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ADRENAL GLAND TUMOR, RESULTING IN BLINDNESS TO A MINOR; NORTH CAROLINA.
$3,500,000 NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILER CAUSING A COLLISION, WHICH RESULTED IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER OPERATING ANOTHER VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$3,500,000 RAILROAD NEGLIGENCE ACTION WHERE SAFETY CROSSBAR MALFUNCTIONED, CAUSING COLLISION OF TRAIN AND AUTOMOBILE, WHICH RESULTED IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF A CHILD; FLORIDA.
$3,000,000 INTERNATIONAL AIR DISASTER, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF A FOREIGN TAXI DRIVER AND FATHER OF THREE; SOUTH AMERICA.
$3,000,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE RETINOPOTHY OF PREMATURITY, WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF VISION TO AN INFANT; FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO.
$3,000,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE INTRACEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE, RESULTING IN DEATH; FLORIDA.
$3,000,000 VALUJET AIRLINES FLIGHT 592 AIR DISASTER CASE ON BEHALF OF A FOREIGNER; FLORIDA (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$3,000,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE MENINGITIS, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF A MINOR; FLORIDA.
$2,500,000 FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AN INTRACEREBRAL BLEED, RESULTING IN DEATH; PUERTO RICO.
$2,500,000 ACTION AGAINST RENTAL CAR AGENCY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$2,000,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST A MINI-BLIND MANUFACTURER FOR THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A TODDLER; NEW YORK AND TEXAS.
$1,800,000 AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 965 AIR DISASTER CASE; CALI, COLOMBIA (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$1,750,000 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INVOLVING SEVERAL VICTIMS, AGAINST ELECTRICAL POWER COMPANY, RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
$1,500,000 INTERNATIONAL AIR DISASTER, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF AN OLDER GENTLEMAN WITH ONE SURVIVING DAUGHTER; SOUTH AMERICA. (THE NAME OF THE AIRLINE WAS INTENTIONALLY OMITTED TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER).
$1,500,000 GAS LEAK CAUSING EXPLOSION IN BUILDING, WHICH RESULTED IN WRONGFUL DEATH; PUERTO RICO.
$1,500,000 AEROPERU FLIGHT 603 AIR DISASTER CASE; LIMA, PERU (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$1,200,000 DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF GASTRIC CANCER, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$1,200,000 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULTING IN HIV CONTAMINATION TO DRIVER OF VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000 OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE CASE RESULTING IN BIRTH-RELATED NEUROLOGICAL INJURY; NORTH CAROLINA.
$1,000,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY ROLLOVER CASE AGAINST AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER, RESULTING IN DEATH; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000 NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF TRACTOR TRAILER, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$900,000 AIR DISASTER CASE AGAINST A DEFUNCT AIR CARRIER, WHICH WAS DISSOLVED UPON THE FILING OF THE CLAIMS. EVEN THOUGH THE MONTREAL CONVENTION OF 1999 APPLIED AS A LIMITATION TO THE RECOVERABLE AMOUNT, COMPENSATION WAS OBTAINED WELL IN EXCESS OF SAID LIMITATION;
$875,000 NEGLIGENT SURGERY FOR OBESITY, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; MICHIGAN.
$825,000 NEGLIGENT GALLBLADDER SURGERY, RESULTING IN GASTROINTESTINAL INJURY; VIRGINIA.
$800,000 NEGLIGENT CATARACT SURGERY, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VISION IN ONE EYE; FLORIDA.
$800,000 MOTORCYCLE COLLISION AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL FAILURE, CAUSING A COLLISION BETWEEN VEHICLE AND MOTORCYCLE, RESULTING IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF THE OPERATOR OF THE MOTORCYCLE; FLORIDA.
$775,000 DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF HEART CONDITION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY WOMAN; FLORIDA.
$750,000 MISDIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY GENTLEMAN; NEW YORK.
$700,000 NEGLIGENT REPAIR OF AUTOMOBILE, RESULTING IN 3RD-DEGREE BURNS TO DRIVER; FLORIDA.
$500,000 NEGLIGENT MAINTENANCE OF BRIDGE AND ROADWAYS BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH (CLAIMS BILL); FLORIDA.
$500,000 NEGLIGENTLY LEAVING SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INSIDE OF PATIENT’S ABDOMEN, RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL SURGERY; FLORIDA.
$450,000 DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF STROKE, RESULTING IN PARTIAL PARALYSIS; FLORIDA
$400,000 DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG CANCER, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$250,000 NEGLIGENT PERFORMANCE OF CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY MAN; FLORIDA.
$250,000 BOATING ACCIDENT, RESULTING IN BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
$200,000 OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE, RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH; FLORIDA.
$200,000 ACTION AGAINST BUILDING OWNERS AND ELEVATOR-MAINTENANCE COMPANY FOR NEGLIGENT REPAIR OF ELEVATOR, RESULTING IN BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
CONFIDENTIAL MARITIME COLLISION BETWEEN A BOAT RENTAL COMPANY’S UNSEAWORTHY VESSEL AND A NEGLIGENTLY OPERATED POWERBOAT, RESULTING IN THE DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES (INCLUDING AMPUTATIONS) OF NINE PASSENGERS; CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT IN EXCESS OF SEVEN FIGURES; FLORIDA
CONFIDENTIAL DROWNING OF A CHILD DUE TO AN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL’S NEGLIGENT DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE OF ONE OF ITS RESORT SWIMMING POOLS; FLORIDA

Significant Pending Litigation

$75,000,000 WRONGFUL DEATH OF 3 PASSENGERS IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENT DUE TO NEGLIGENT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF A VAN BY AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER AND NEGLIGENT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF CUSTOM MODIFICATIONS BY FACTORY-AUTHORIZED BODY SHOP.
CONFIDENTIAL AIR-DISASTER CASES AGAINST A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER. THE FIRM REPRESENTS FAMILY MEMBERS WHO LOST LOVE ONES ON A FLIGHT WHICH DEPARTED FROM LIMA ENROUTE TO PUCALLPA ON AUGUST 23, 2005; ILLINOIS.
$20,000,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY FOR DISTRIBUTION OF KNOWN HARMFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$20,000,000 NEGLIGENCE ACTION AGAINST THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF THREE MOTHERS, IN AN ALCOHOL RELATED CATASTROPHIC CRASH; FLORIDA.
$15,000,000 NEGLIGENTLY AND CARELESSLY PERFORMING A HEMI-CRANIECTOMY AND REIMPLANTING A BONE FLAP PREMATURELY; FLORIDA.
$10,000,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY FOR DISTRIBUTION OF KNOWN HARMFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG RESULTING IN STROKES AND HEART ATTACKS; FLORIDA.
$9,000,000 PRODUCTS LIABILITY AGAINST WINDOW COVERINGS MANUFACTURER AND COMPONENT PARTS MANUFACTURER FOR PRODUCING AND SELLING A RECALLED PRODUCT WITHOUT REQUIRED CHILD SAFETY WARNINGS, RESULTING IN THE STRANGULATION DEATH OF A 3 YEAR OLD BOY; FLORIDA.
$8,500,000 AUTOMOBILE COLLISION DUE TO NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A COMMERCIAL FUEL TANKER TRUCK, RESULTING IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF THE DRIVER AND SEVERE INJURIES TO THE PASSENGER; FLORIDA.
$6,000,000 PREMISES LIABILITY AND NEGLIGENCE CASE AGAINST A MAJOR SHOPPING MALL, ITS MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND A VENDOR OPERATING A KIDDIE AMUSEMENT RIDE; DEATH OF A 14 MONTH OLD BOY WHO SUFFERED FATAL HEAD WOUNDS WHILE A PASSENGER ON A KIDDIE RIDE; FLORIDA.
$5,000,000 NEGLIGENCE ACTION, INCLUDING INSURANCE BAD FAITH CLAIMS, AGAINST THE OWNER, OPERATOR, AND INSURER OF A VEHICLE WHOSE DRIVER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A CRASH THAT LEFT A 19 YEAR OLD MOTORCYCLE RIDER SUFFERING FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AND WHO HAS LOST THE USE OF HIS UPPER EXTREMITIES.
$3,000,000 VICTIM/TENANT SHOT IN ABDOMEN BY COMMERCIAL LANDLORD OVER LEASE AGREEMENT DISPUTE; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000 NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE AGAINST AN ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENT; DESPITE THE CLUB UNDERTAKING TO SCREEN PATRONS FOR WEAPONS PRIOR TO ADMISSION, A PATRON WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN SHOT IN THE ABDOMEN AT CLOSE RANGE BY ANOTHER PATRON AT THE CLUB, WHO WAS PERMITTED TO ENTER THE PREMISES WITH A FIREARM.