Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. The dollar amounts of the settlements are before the deduction of attorneys’ fees and expenses. Most cases result in a lower recovery and prospective clients should not assume their case will have as beneficial a result.
Automobile Negligence (Broward County Circuit Court)
We represented a 31 yr. old man who was riding his motorcycle and was cut off by a driver of an automobile owned by a Fortune 100 Company. Our client suffered significant injuries to his thoracic spine and groin area. The Defendant Fortune 100 Company fought very hard and hired experts to try to prove that our client was responsible for the accident. Although there were no eyewitnesses, through the use of subpoena power and other creative discovery methods, we were able to prove that the Defendant driver required glasses for driving, had 20/200 and 20/400 vision in her eyes and was not wearing glasses at the time of the accident. The Defendant Driver had already testified under oath that she did not need glasses for driving. Just prior to trial, this case was settled for 1.75 million dollars. Since then, our client has made a good recovery and is living happily in South Florida.
Automobile Negligence (Orange County Circuit Court)
We represented a 62 yr. old woman who worked for the Florida Dept. of Agriculture. While on the way to work one day, she was rear-ended by a Cement Mixer on the way to a Construction Site. The truck was fully loaded and weighed 62,000 pounds at the time of impact. Through the course of discovery, our experts were able to obtain and download vital data from the truck’s black box which proved that the truck driver was distracted at the time of impact. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unable to finish her remaining 3 year tenure as a State Employee. Once again, just prior to trial, this case was settled for 1.2 million dollars. The good news is through neurologic rehabilitation; our client has made an excellent recovery and made plans to return to college in her sixties.
Pharmacy Error (Pinellas County Circuit Court)
We represented a 73 yr. old woman who went to her local pharmacy, a large national chain with a household name. While at the Pharmacy, our client filled a prescription for 10 mg. of Claritin, a popular allergy medication. Instead of filling her bottle with 10 mg. of Claritin, the Pharmacy mistakenly filled our client’s bottle with 10 mg. of Coumadin. Coumadin is a blood thinner and can cause life threatening problems if taken in large doses. Our client’s problem became compounded by the fact that she was already taking 5 mg. of Coumadin daily as prescribed by her doctor. Now, because of the Pharmacy’s negligence, our client was taking an overdose of Coumadin which caused her to begin bleeding profusely through every orifice of her body. An intern at Shand’s Hospital discovered the error and our client began to recover form this horrifying episode. A confidential settlement in the multiple six figure range was reached with the nationally recognized pharmaceutical chain.