We sued Avis for neglignece in their operation of an airport bus transporting
Mr. DeGannes, a airplane flight and ground mechanic. After establishing that Mr DeGannes suffers traumatic closed head injuries and a concussion upon striking his head inside the bus on a metal support post behind the front paseenger seat, we won a hard fought jury verdict, after 5 days of trial for $769,000.00 including approximatley $550,000.00 in projected future wage loss. The verdict was paid in full by Avis after past trial motions were denied by the court. We also successfully obtained a $100,000 workers compensation award for Mr Degannes with the help or co-counsel attorneys with whom we regularly work to obtain full benefits for our clients who were inured on the job.
S. Perez v Dr Jose Nabut and North Broward Medical Center
Jun 25, 1994
Jury Verdict $2,500.000.00
The Jury found General Surgeon and then No. Broward Hospital Chief of Surgery Dr Nabut liable for negligence during a gall bladder removal surgery- a laparoscopic cholysystectomy- by failing to properly identify the anatomy, by failing to perform an intraoperative cholangiogram, which with the injection of a radioactive dye would have provided a "road map" to the common bile duct, resulting in a complete dissection of the duct. This breach of the standard of care was not recognized by Dr Nabut during surgery and our client was closed with bile leaking into the abdominal cavity and adjacent organs including the liver. Ulimately she suffered from complications associated with liver damage and caused by a delay in recognizing the duct dissection, leading to likely lifelong infections, digestive difficulties and pain and suffering.
Judith and Wallace Peer v Carole and Robert Chiossi
Slip and Fall Accident
Feb 06, 2009
Settlement for $750,000.00
Judy tripped over a vacuum cleaner in her sisters home when the family dog lunged at her baring its teeth in an aggressive manner. She suffered a distal radial fracture of her dominant wrist, which over 4-6 weeks developed into RSD/CRPS I. (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy n/k/a Comprehensive Regional Pain Syndrome. The defendants carrier Cypress Casualty, Tampa, FL, covered the Defendant Chiossi's home with a $300,000.00 policy with a $25,000.00 dog attack limitation. plaintiff through counsel took the position that a failure to pay the $25,000 limit within 30 days of demand was bad faith. When Cypress, through its outside adjustment company Crawford and Co., offered the 25k limits after 72 days, we rejected the offer filed suit and prepared for trial. At mediation 1 month before trial Cypress acknowledging the problems in failing to timley tender, paid $750,000.00 to settle this and any future Bad Faith action. Had Cypress delivered a check for $25,000 WITHIN 30 DAYS OF OUR INITIAL DEMAND THEIR EXPOSURE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO THAT AMOUNT AND WOULD HAVE SAVED $725,000.00
John and Jane Does 1-14 v American Home products n/k/a Wyeth Ayerst Labs
Defective and Dangerous Products
Jun 01, 2004
Settled for confidential amounts in all 14 cases
in each case which were litigated in Circuit court after all Plaintiffs, opted out of the Class Action on our firms advice, the cases settled before trial for confidential payments to each Plaintiff we represented. We alleged that the diet drug Fen Phen caused serious and permanent heart valve damage to our clients as a result of long term ingestion of the drug to assist in weight loss.