Results

Our Driven

Personal Injury:

  • $4.35 million settlement for our client who suffered burns on 90 percent of his body when the room he was working in exploded
  • $2 million settlement for a young child who was injured when a light fixture in an indoor pool fell and struck her in the head
  • $1.75 million settlement for a young man who was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of alleged fraternity hazing
  • $1.15 million settlement for a man who suffered extensive burns due to a paint booth explosion
  • $410,000 verdict for a man who was accidentally shot in the foot by a man playing with an old revolver that he believed to be empty
  • $1.8 million settlement for a man who suffered an injured back that required surgery when a steel shroud covering a garage door fell on him

Class Action:

  • In the 1990s, we entered into mass tort litigation by successfully representing* more than 50 clients who had been injured by an over-the-counter drug called L-Tryptophan (In Re: Showa Denko K.K. L-tryptophan Products Liability Litigation Action, MDL No. 865). Injuries ranged from death and paralysis to excessive fatigue.
  • 1992 saw the beginning of the national breast implant litigation (In Re: Silicone Gel Breast Implant Litigation, MDL No. 926). Our leadership role began when we were chosen to sit on the national settlement committee and act as liaison counsel for the state of Ohio. We represented more than 700 clients and played a significant role in the 12,000 hour discovery process.
  • In 1997, we were chosen to be a member of the lead counsel committee in the In Re: Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., Accufix Atrial “J” Leads Products Liability Litigation, MDL. No. 1057. Telectronics and its Australian parent were sued for the improper design of a heart pacemaker lead. We acted as trial counsel in a summary jury trial that resulted in a verdict of $265 million against Telectronics. Thereafter, we were part of the negotiating team that settled the case on a national level for $95 million. By that time, Telectronics was out of business and had limited assets.
  • In May 2000, we acted as sub-class counsel for the people who had sustained the most significant injuries in the $4.8 billion diet drug settlement (In Re: Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203).
  • Also in the 2000s, we took the lead role in the In Re: Inter-op Hip Prosthesis Product Liability Litigation, MDL 1401, negotiating and overseeing the interests and rights of approximately 30,000 class members in the $1.1 billion settlement.
  • In 2002, we were appointed co-lead and liaison counsel for the In Re: Ford Motor Company Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1488. The litigation involved allegations that the design of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor subjected the vehicles to unnecessary risk of explosion oftentimes with catastrophic injuries being suffered by police officers.

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