VERDICTS, SETTLEMENTS and SIGNIFICANT PENDING LITIGATION

Verdicts, Judgment and Settlements

$51,000,000INTERNATIONAL 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
$40,000,000CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST A COMPANY AND ITS OFFICERS THAT CONCOCTED A PONZI SCHEME TO DEFRAUD INVESTORS; FLORIDA.
$30,000,000TOXIC TORT LAWSUIT INVOLVING SICK BUILDING SYNDROME, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$18,000,000NEAR-DROWNING INCIDENT INVOLVING AN UNGUARDED ROADWAY ADJACENT TO A CANAL, WHICH RESULTED IN PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE OF A YOUNG MOTHER; FLORIDA.
$9,350,000NEGLIGENT CARE OF OBSTETRICAL PATIENT, RESULTING IN SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE; FLORIDA.
$7,300,000PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE INVOLVING AN AUTOMOBILE ROLLOVER AND SEATBELT FAILURE, WHICH RESULTED IN A PARAPLEGIC VICTIM; FLORIDA.
$6,250,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ABNORMALITES IN FETAL ULTRASOUND, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL BIRTH; FLORIDA.
$6,000,000MISDIAGNOSIS OF MENINGITIS, RESULTING IN LOSS OF LIMB; FLORIDA.
$6,000,000WRONGFUL DEATH OF A SINGLE MOTHER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT; FLORIDA
$5,900,000NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A TAXI, RESULTING IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A YOUNG MOTHER OPERATING ANOTHER VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$5,700,000NEGLIGENT CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING PROCEDURE, RESULTING IN A MASSIVE STROKE AND SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE; FLORIDA.
$5,500,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CERVICAL OSTEOMYELITIS (BONE INFECTION), RESULTING IN PARAPARESIS TO A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD WOMAN; FLORIDA.
$5,000,000INTERNATIONAL 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).
CONFIDENTIALNEGLIGENCE 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.
$4,500,000FAILURE TO MONITOR CARDIAC CONDITION, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$4,000,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ADRENAL GLAND TUMOR, RESULTING IN BLINDNESS TO A MINOR; NORTH CAROLINA.
$3,500,000NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILER CAUSING A COLLISION, WHICH RESULTED IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER OPERATING ANOTHER VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$3,500,000RAILROAD NEGLIGENCE ACTION WHERE SAFETY CROSSBAR MALFUNCTIONED, CAUSING COLLISION OF TRAIN AND AUTOMOBILE, WHICH RESULTED IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF A CHILD; FLORIDA.
$3,000,000INTERNATIONAL AIR DISASTER, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF A FOREIGN TAXI DRIVER AND FATHER OF THREE; SOUTH AMERICA.
$3,000,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE RETINOPOTHY OF PREMATURITY, WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF VISION TO AN INFANT; FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO.
$3,000,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE INTRACEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE, RESULTING IN DEATH; FLORIDA.
$3,000,000VALUJET AIRLINES FLIGHT 592 AIR DISASTER CASE ON BEHALF OF A FOREIGNER; FLORIDA (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$3,000,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE MENINGITIS, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF A MINOR; FLORIDA.
$2,500,000FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AN INTRACEREBRAL BLEED, RESULTING IN DEATH; PUERTO RICO.
$2,500,000ACTION AGAINST RENTAL CAR AGENCY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$2,000,000PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST A MINI-BLIND MANUFACTURER FOR THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A TODDLER; NEW YORK AND TEXAS.
$1,800,000AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 965 AIR DISASTER CASE; CALI, COLOMBIA (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$1,750,000AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INVOLVING SEVERAL VICTIMS, AGAINST ELECTRICAL POWER COMPANY, RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
$1,500,000INTERNATIONAL 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).
$1,500,000GAS LEAK CAUSING EXPLOSION IN BUILDING, WHICH RESULTED IN WRONGFUL DEATH; PUERTO RICO.
$1,500,000AEROPERU FLIGHT 603 AIR DISASTER CASE; LIMA, PERU (1 REPRESENTATIVE CASE; OTHERS NOT LISTED).
$1,200,000DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF GASTRIC CANCER, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$1,200,000AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULTING IN HIV CONTAMINATION TO DRIVER OF VEHICLE; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE CASE RESULTING IN BIRTH-RELATED NEUROLOGICAL INJURY; NORTH CAROLINA.
$1,000,000PRODUCTS LIABILITY ROLLOVER CASE AGAINST AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER, RESULTING IN DEATH; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF TRACTOR TRAILER, RESULTING IN BRAIN INJURY; FLORIDA.
$900,000AIR 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;
$875,000NEGLIGENT SURGERY FOR OBESITY, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; MICHIGAN.
$825,000NEGLIGENT GALLBLADDER SURGERY, RESULTING IN GASTROINTESTINAL INJURY; VIRGINIA.
$800,000NEGLIGENT CATARACT SURGERY, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VISION IN ONE EYE; FLORIDA.
$800,000MOTORCYCLE COLLISION AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL FAILURE, CAUSING A COLLISION BETWEEN VEHICLE AND MOTORCYCLE, RESULTING IN THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF THE OPERATOR OF THE MOTORCYCLE; FLORIDA.
$775,000DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF HEART CONDITION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY WOMAN; FLORIDA.
$750,000MISDIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY GENTLEMAN; NEW YORK.
$700,000NEGLIGENT REPAIR OF AUTOMOBILE, RESULTING IN 3RD-DEGREE BURNS TO DRIVER; FLORIDA.
$500,000NEGLIGENT MAINTENANCE OF BRIDGE AND ROADWAYS BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH (CLAIMS BILL); FLORIDA.
$500,000NEGLIGENTLY LEAVING SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INSIDE OF PATIENT’S ABDOMEN, RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL SURGERY; FLORIDA.
$450,000DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF STROKE, RESULTING IN PARTIAL PARALYSIS; FLORIDA
$400,000DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG CANCER, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$250,000NEGLIGENT PERFORMANCE OF CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF ELDERLY MAN; FLORIDA.
$250,000BOATING ACCIDENT, RESULTING IN BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
$200,000OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE, RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH; FLORIDA.
$200,000ACTION AGAINST BUILDING OWNERS AND ELEVATOR-MAINTENANCE COMPANY FOR NEGLIGENT REPAIR OF ELEVATOR, RESULTING IN BODILY INJURIES; FLORIDA.
CONFIDENTIALMARITIME 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
CONFIDENTIALDROWNING OF A CHILD DUE TO AN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL’S NEGLIGENT DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE OF ONE OF ITS RESORT SWIMMING POOLS; FLORIDA

Significant Pending Litigation

$75,000,000WRONGFUL 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.
CONFIDENTIALAIR-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.
$20,000,000PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY FOR DISTRIBUTION OF KNOWN HARMFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG, RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH; FLORIDA.
$20,000,000NEGLIGENCE ACTION AGAINST THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF THREE MOTHERS, IN AN ALCOHOL RELATED CATASTROPHIC CRASH; FLORIDA.
$15,000,000NEGLIGENTLY AND CARELESSLY PERFORMING A HEMI-CRANIECTOMY AND REIMPLANTING A BONE FLAP PREMATURELY; FLORIDA.
$10,000,000PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE AGAINST A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY FOR DISTRIBUTION OF KNOWN HARMFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG RESULTING IN STROKES AND HEART ATTACKS; FLORIDA.
$9,000,000PRODUCTS 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.
$8,500,000AUTOMOBILE 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.
$6,000,000PREMISES 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.
$5,000,000NEGLIGENCE 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.
$3,000,000VICTIM/TENANT SHOT IN ABDOMEN BY COMMERCIAL LANDLORD OVER LEASE AGREEMENT DISPUTE; FLORIDA.
$1,000,000NEGLIGENT 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.