$12,299,520 – Hardee County for 7-year-old Canadian girl injured when her family’s RV was rear-ended by a Publix truck
$12,000,000 MVA – Brain injury to a 26 year old male
$9,500,000 – For 183 Polk County Courthouse employees (including Judges and lawyers) against general contractor, architect and multiple subcontractors for sick-building related illnesses
$6,500,000 – Jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff against a County for negligent design of an intersection after other settlements were previously obtained with private landowners. Plaintiff was left a quadriplegic as a result of the automobile accident
$5,000,000 – A Hardee County verdict involving a claim by the parents of 35 year old resident at a brain injury rehabilitation facility, who died as a result of positional asphyxiation from negligent restraint during the course of a search of his room for snacks allegedly removed from the kitchen
$3,150,000 – The firm provided representation for several plaintiffs against a club house manager for a major league baseball team alleging sexual molestation over a period of years resulting in severe psychological injuries to the plaintiffs.
$2,250,000 – Settlement just prior to trial on behalf of the surviving spouse whose husband was killed in a small aircraft accident. The lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of the aircraft propeller, the company provided maintenance to the propeller and the aircraft’s pilot.
$2,200,000 – For surviving spouse of 79-year-old nursing home resident, including $1,700,000 in punitive damages
$2,000,000 MVA – Wrongful death of 21 year old female
$2,000,000 – Wrongful death of a 24 year old female
$1,700,000 – For tennis pro for failure to diagnose tumor behind left knee, resulting in insertion of metal rod and loss of function and mobility
$1,375,000 – Wrongful death of a 74 year old male
$1,350,000 – Settlement in wrongful death of man who was struck by automobile while he was working on night-shift of road construction crew
$1,350,000 – Woman suffered severe leg injuries when tractor-trailer cut across her lane of the interstate and abruptly stopped when the truck driver realized he had to enter weigh station. Settled on the eve of trial
$1,275,000 – Pelvic and internal injuries to a 48 year old male (policy limits)
$1,250,000 MVA – Lower extremities injuries to a 58 year old female
$1,250,000 – For youth pastor hit by car while cycling. Treatment of broken leg resulted in osteomyelitis and contraction of Hepatitis C
$1,200,000 – Representation of a Plaintiff against a surgeon and anesthesiologist for their negligence in the conduct of surgery to repair a thoracic aneurysm. The negligence resulted in the paralysis of the plaintiff.
$1,135,000 – Wrongful death of a 18 year old male (policy limits)
$1,050,000 – Uninsured Motorists claim for Lakeland man with broken leg in motor vehicle accident – multiple surgeries following complications
$1,050,000 – Representation of husband and wife against pediatrician and pharmacy for negligently dispensing the wrong medications in improper amounts to a 9-month-old infant
$1,050,000 – Settlement reached immediately prior to trial with road contractor, engineering firm, and driver of automobile involved in a single car accident due to improper signage in a roadway construction site. Plaintiff was left a quadriplegic as a result of the automobile accident.
$1,000,000 MVA – Wrongful death of 18 year old female
$1,000,000 MVA – Wrongful death of 35 year old male (policy limits)
$1,000,000 MVA – Lower extremities injuries to a 17 year old male
$1,000,000 MVA – Wrongful death of a 52 year old female
$1,000,000 – Head/facial and lower extremity injuries to a 61 year old male (policy limits)
$1,000,000 – Wrongful death of a 73 year old male (policy limits)
$1,000,000 – Settlement for motorcyclist struck by automobile. Client suffered broken leg and knee injury with complications due to pre-existing diabetes.
$1,000,000 – For wife and 2 children of motorcyclist killed when a grove worker drove a front-end loader out into the road
$1,000,000 – Settlement immediately prior to trial as a result of personal injuries sustained by a porter at a Greyhound bus station who was run over by a bus departing the facility
$1,000,000 – Policy limits settlement during jury selection for widow of a nursery worker
$1,000,000 – For widow and child of City of Lakeland lineman vs. manufacturer of bucket truck for electrocution death resulting from negligent design
$962,106.86 – For widow of 82-year-old man killed when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer
$935,000 – For truck driver who struck a vehicle which pulled out in front of him, resulting in the roll-over of his tractor-trailer
$900,000 – Wrongful death of a 48 year old male (policy limits)
$875,000 – Representation of the individual who lost his arm as a result of an electrocution at a construction site. A settlement was reached just prior to trial against the general contractor, engineering firm, and the city for whom the construction project was undertaken.
$850,000 – Pregnant woman tripped on a tent stake at outdoor festival, severely injuring her back, leaving her with partial paralysis and chronic, disabling pain
$850,000 – Settlement just before trial on behalf of children of dentist murdered in his office by gunman allegedly hired by his widow, who was convicted of capital murder
$850,000 – Representation of the surviving spouse against the nursing home for failure to identify and properly treat multiple decubitus ulcers resulting in sepsis and death
$800,000 – For widow and child of sign painter killed when his painting pole contacted power lines
$800,000 MVA – Wrongful death of an 80 year old male
$775,000 – Representation of an elderly plaintiff against a nursing home for its negligent failure to follow treatment directions resulting in the dehydration and subsequent stroke resulting in partial paralysis
$750,000 – Neck injury with surgery to a 26 year old female
$750,000 – For 3 adult children of 80-year-old gentleman killed in intersection collision.
$750,000 – For husband of woman killed in fire resulting from escaping gas while sliding on pavement – Claim vs. GM for negligent design of gas cap of 1979 Longhorn pick-up truck
$700,000 MVA – Wrongful death of 35 year old male
$695,000 – Facial/dental injuries to a 23 year old male
$675,000 – Settlement reached with in connection with wrongful death of patient subsequent to aspiration resulting in Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
$685,000 – For truck driver rear-ended by another truck when attempting to make a right turn.
$658,484.69 – For man who sustained multiple injuries when hit head-on by a vehicle attempting to pass traffic in a “no passing” zone
$650,000 – For widow and child of motorcyclist killed in intersection collision
$602,000 – Verdicts for 2 teenagers for compensatory and punitive damages against roofing company for negligent hiring of employee with poor driving record years earlier in another State
$600,000 – Head injury to a 45 year old female
$550,000 – Upper and lower extremity and sternal injuries to an 80 year old female
$550,000 – Settlement for the husband and son of a lady killed in intersection collision due to a malfunctioning traffic light
$515,000 – For parents of 22-year-old man killed when struck by a garbage truck while riding his bicycle
$500,000 – Back injury to a 17 year old male (policy limits)
$500,000 – Lower extremity injuries to a 41 year old female
$500,000 – Neck and back injuries to a 28 year old male
$500,000 – Eye injury to a 14 year old female
$500,000 – A $500,000.00 verdict arising out of an offset head on motor vehicle accident, involving significant back and neck injuries to the plaintiff
$500,000 – For 8-year-old girl in front seat who lost partial vision of left eye resulting from airbag deployment after accident impact
$475,000 – For teenager passenger of car that struck garbage truck – arm and eye injuries
$455,000 – Slip and Fall for RSD hand injury to 65 year old female
$450,000 – For man with soft-tissue injuries from intersection collision with British tourists driving rental car
$450,000 – Representation of the Plaintiff whose motorcycle was struck by a motor vehicle resulting in multiple, severe pelvic fractures and the amputation of the right leg
$425,000 – Representation of Plaintiff against a nursing home for negligent failure to obey the medical directions of the surviving daughter to intubate father resulting in his death
$425,000 – For college student working summer job at phosphate plant, who sustained back injuries in “trap door” fall
$400,000 MVA – Back injury to 24 year old male
$400,000 – For man who was T-boned by a tow truck which ran a red light, which resulted in knee injuries, fractured ribs, neck and back injuries and lacerations
$350,000 – Elderly lady tripped and fell when she caught her shoe in a broken sidewalk outside a restaurant, suffering a fractured pelvis
Confidential – For father whose wife and 2 children were killed when a rotten tree in right-of-way fell on the family’s pick-up truck on a windy day – claim vs. State/County/City for failure to trim or remove tree
Confidential – For widow of man killed by stepson and friends – based on negligence of Polk County Sheriff’s Department to follow-up on a lead which may have prevented the murder
Confidential – For father of 2 teen-age sons killed as passengers in single-car accident after the driver was allowed to leave the scene of a stop for careless driving – Claim vs. Sheriff’s Department for deputies’ failure to detect that driver of the vehicle was DUI
Confidential – Family of college student killed when tire tread separated in car in which she was a passenger. Vehicle lost control and hit a tree. Confidential settlement reached with tire manufacturer.
Confidential – Settlement during 2nd trial (following hung jury after 1st trial which lasted 3 weeks) for a woman injured during a roll-over of her Jeep
Confidential – Claim vs. Chrysler for defective design/manufacture of steering mechanism resulting in single-car crash with bridge abutment
Confidential – Representation of a class of individuals against an insurance company for its failure to freeze rates in connection with the Florida Tort Reform insurance act of 1986. The matter settled for a confidential amount and the payments by the defendant of substantial attorney’s fees.
Confidential – Back side of shopping center suddenly and catastrophically collapses when sinkhole opens. Settled at mediation.