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Our Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements


Our law firm has extensive experience representing clients that have been injured due to someone else's neglect. 

Personal Injury/Medical Negligence

  1. Failure to Recognize and Appropriately Treat Obstructed Bowel, Death  $750,000.00 (Settlement)
  2. Failure to Properly Monitor Glucose Levels After Cardiac Surgery; Brain Damage:  Partial Settlement with some Defendants ($2,300,000.00) and Verdict on Remaining Defendants ($6,500,00.00)
  3. Slip and Fall on Construction Site; Significant Thoracic and Lumbar Injury: Settlement ($1,700,000.00)
  4. Death of Child in Child Care from collapsed crib; Settlement at Policy Limits $300,000.00
  5. Death in automobile/commercial truck; $3,100,000.00 (settlement)
  6. Death Resulting From Failure to Treat Neurological Condition in Hospital:  Settlement:  $750,000.00
  7. Verdict: $3 million for victim of molestation by pedophile
  8. Settlement: $2 million against property insurer for sinkhole damage to shopping center
  9. Settlement: $850,000 for trip and fall at fair resulting in severe back injury
  10. Verdict: $800,000 against property insurer for hurricane damage to commercial property

Coverage Verdicts/Settlements

  1. Uninsured Motorist Coverage Dispute:  Carrier settled by paying 25 x’s its alleged UM coverage after suit was filed
  2. Uninsured Motorist Coverage Dispute:  Carrier was required in jury trial to credit Plaintiff with $900,000.00 in available UM coverage against Carrier’s original position that only $10,000.00 of UM Coverage was available; Carrier also required to Pay $188,000.00 in attorney’s fees for wrongful denial of coverage
  3. Payment of Claimed Engine Damage of $6500.00 from jury trial; Carrier Required by Court to Pay $120,000.00 in legal fees as a result of wrongful denial of coverage
  4. Wrongful Denial of Coverage in Homeowner’s Policy for Injuries to Child Riding on Golf Cart: policy limits paid together with confidential amount of attorney’s fees for wrongful denial of coverage
  5. Wrongful Denial of Coverage in Homeowner’s Policy for Injuries to Guest of Homeowner Thrown from Golf Cart off Insured’s Property;  Final Judgment in favor of insured finding that injury was covered; confidential settlement providing both damages and attorney’s fees for wrongful denial of coverage
  6. September 2011: In a dispute with an insurance company regarding insurance coverage for damages awarded to a Polk County homeowner, the insurance company agreed to pay the homeowner $1,000,000 for damages resulting from the construction of the home.
  7. July 2011: An insured reached a settlement agreement with their insurance company after the insurance company initially refused to pay hospital and medical expenses associated with the birth of the insured’s newborn child. The insurer denied coverage based on its position that it was never notified of the birth of the newborn. After suit was filed and extensive discovery was taken, the insurance company agreed to pay the expenses, interest and attorney’s fees.
  8. October 2008: After a two-week trial, a Polk County homeowner was awarded a jury verdict totaling $903,000 for damages and loss of use of the home after suing the contractor who built the home. The home suffered damages resulting from improperly installed windows, stucco, HVAC units and a host of other problems.

JURY AWARDS $6.5 MILLION TO FAMILY

A Tampa jury has found the director of a hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit and the hospital responsible for the brain damage of a Polk County toddler.

The jury awarded $6.5 million in damages after finding that no one at the hospital noticed that the infant daughter’s blood sugar had fallen dangerously low after heart surgery in May 1993.

WOMAN FACES LEGAL BATTLES

A nine-month-old child died in her care in August 1998.

WINTER HAVEN – Legal problems facing a Winter Haven babysitter who was caring for a nine-month-old baby when the child was strangled by a high chair strap, continued to mount a year after the child’s death.

The woman is facing a civil lawsuit, filed by the baby’s parents, and a final determination by the county to permanently revoke her privileges to ever baby-sit again.

FIRED REHAB WORKER FILES SUIT

WINTER HAVEN – A top administrator at Polk County’s primary drug treatment program filed a federal discrimination complaint Friday saying she was fired because she’d had an affair with a boss who thought she was in the way of his promotion.

The director of special programs at Tri-County Addictions Rehabilitations Services in Winter Haven filed the complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Tampa.

The complaint was filed against her two superiors, with whom she said she’d had the affair, and the agency’s executive director.

‘HONKY TONK’ AGAIN FACING BARRAGE TO CLOSE PLACE DOWN

TAMPA – City officials are mounting a second campaign against Juanita’s Place, a bar police say is a haven for crime and a “drive-through supermarket for drugs.”

City Attorney Tom Saunders said police officials are compiling a second report about the bar that will include details not included in an original report delivered last month to the City Council.

The bar, at 4309 N. 34th St., is known to its patrons as the Honky Tonk.

MAN SUES GESSLER CLINIC

WINTER HAVEN – A Winter Haven man who lost his leg to infection after what he says was improper medical treatment will take his case to court Monday.

A retired mobile-home inspector for the Department of Motor Vehicles is suing Gessler Clinic and one of its doctors for negligence in treating an infection three years ago.

The man contends in his lawsuit that his right leg had to be amputated because his physician did not treat him properly.

FAMILY SETTLES FONDLING CASE

A lawsuit filed against a Winter Haven man who pleaded guilty last year to fondling a 15-year-old girl has been settled. The Winter Haven man was sentenced in May 1996 to 30 days in jail and seven years of probation.

The girl and her parents filed a lawsuit against the Winter Haven man and his wife seeking more than $15,000 in damages. The family is not identified in court records to protect the girl’s identity.

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