The following is a sample of some, but not all, verdicts and settlements obtained by Abramson & O’Connell, LLC, on behalf of our clients:
$17.8 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
A 4-month-old child had elective surgery for removal of a benign cyst from her neck. Following an adverse reaction to anesthesia, her anesthesiologist failed to stop the procedure and thereafter failed to monitor her vital signs. Our client suffered irreversible brain damage as a result of being deprived of adequate oxygen and blood flow for a period of 30 minutes. This verdict set a record for the largest medical malpractice judgment in Franklin County history when it was rendered.
$3.2 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
A 45-year-old husband and father of three children developed blood clots in his brain. An MRI showed the presence of the clots but they were not diagnosed by the radiologist who interpreted the MRI. The failure to diagnose resulted in a massive and fatal hemorrhage in his brain.
$1.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
A working mother consulted with an ear, nose and throat specialist for treatment of an ear disorder. The surgeon performed an unnecessary surgery and penetrated through the base of our client’s skull, causing a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Our client was forced to undergo a craniotomy to repair the leak. As a result of the trauma from the brain surgery, she suffered a permanent loss of taste and smell and nerve damage on one side of her face.
$1,050,000 Motor Vehicle Settlement
Our client was broadsided by a defendant driver who lost control of her vehicle. Injuries included comminuted fractures of both legs.
$975,000 Worker’s Compensation/Uninsured Motorist Insurance Settlement
While driving in the course of his employment, our client was hit head-on when the defendant went left of center. As a result of this collision, our client suffered an injury to his spine. A combination of settlements was reached with the motor vehicle liability carriers and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
$750,000 Industrial Accident Settlement
A general contractor hired our client to frame a roof on a building under construction. As our client was installing trusses on the top of the building, the walls of the building collapsed. Our client fell nearly 20 feet and suffered serious internal injuries, as well as fractures of his pelvis, leg and foot.
$190,000 Settlement Reached After Verdict
Our client was driving his car when it was hit at an intersection by a driver who had failed to obey a stop sign. He suffered a contusion of his cervical spine and a torn lateral meniscus (knee injury). The case proceeded to trial after we rejected an insurance company offer of $13,500. The jury awarded $143,500. After asserting a claim for prejudgment interest, the case settled for $190,000.
$230,000 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement
Our client suffered a comminuted fracture of her ankle in a car collision. She required surgical fixation.
$925,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
This tragic automobile accident occurred when the defendant driver went left of center and collided head-on with our client’s husband. We pursued this claim on behalf of the decedent’s surviving spouse and two minor children.
$675,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
This wrongful death claim was settled on behalf of the estate of a minor who was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a drunk driver. The limits of the drunk driver’s insurance policy were recovered along with a separate settlement in a dram shop claim against a tavern owner.
$620,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
A passenger was killed after being ejected from a motor vehicle that crossed the centerline on a freeway. An uninsured motorist claim was pursued on behalf of her estate against the insurance company that insured the rental car involved in the accident.
$1.65 Million Settlement In Child Injury Case
This settlement was concluded on behalf of the guardian of an infant who suffered oxygen deprivation at birth. The case was bifurcated and settled following trial on the issue of liability.
This case was pursued on behalf of a husband and wife who were broadsided while traveling through an intersection. Both suffered substantial leg trauma.
$900,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
This medical negligence claim arose out of a physician’s prescription error causing our client to suffer a stroke.
$840,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
Our client developed an overwhelming infection after an obstetrician perforated her bowel during a hysterectomy and then failed to diagnose the bowel injury.
$300,000 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement
Our client suffered fractures of her legs and cervical spine after being struck head-on by a driver who crossed the centerline.
$500,000 Motor Vehicle/Product Liability Settlement
Our client suffered significant leg trauma as a result of a broadside collision. Her injuries were aggravated by the incursion of the engine into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Settlements were reached with the negligent driver and the auto manufacturer.
$200,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
This settlement was reached on behalf of our client who developed a stage 4 pressure ulcer due to the failure of hospital nursing staff to turn him at appropriate intervals.