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Andrew Ralph Young

Andrew Young’s Legal Cases

32 total

  • Verdict Against State Farm Insured

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict of $387,557
    Description:
    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident on October 5, 2005. Liability was admitted to, as this was a rear-end accident. While property damage estimates were considerable, the photographs seemingly showed minor property damage. A motion in limine was granted excluding the photographs and the property damage estimates from the evidence. Defendant argued that the second diagnostic knee arthroscopic surgery and the lower lumbar spine decompression were unrelated to the October 5, 2005, accident. Plaintiff demand was for $90,000. Defendant offer was for $50,000. The jury returned verdict of $384,000 for the Plaintiff.
  • Trial Verdict: Three Defendants, Two Car Accidents, One Plaintiff

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2010
    Outcome:
    Combined Verdict of $119,200
    Description:
    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident on October 3, 2007. She was involved in a second (single-car) accident on December 5, 2007, that resulted from an incorrect auto part being installed into her vehicle during repairs following the first accident. The defendants for the second accident were the parts supplier and the body shop that performed the repairs from the first accident. All parties stipulated to negligence. Plaintiff demand was for $75,000. Defendant offer was for $55,000. The jury returned verdict of $119,000 for the Plaintiff.
  • Wrongful Death Verdict Over $2,000,000.00

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Jury Awarded $2,287,000
    Description:
    After a four day trial, a jury awarded $2,287,000 on behalf of the husband, two minor children, and an adult daughter of a 46-year-old woman who died as a result of the negligence of Marietta Emergimed, Inc. On March 23, 2002, the emergency room group of Marietta Memorial Hospital failed to inform a patient that she might have lung cancer. The patient went to the emergency room complaining of cough and fever. The results of a chest x-ray showed pneumonia and a shadow that potentially could be cancer. The patient was given discharge instructions to follow-up with a primary care physician and obtain a repeat chest x-ray. However, the discharge instructions appeared to be the routine discharge instructions for nothing more than pneumonia. A legal dispute ensued over whether or not the patient was told that she might have cancer and whether or not the patient was herself responsible for not obtaining a repeat chest x-ray. The jury found that the emergency room group "failed to adequately convey potential severity of abnormal x-ray findings (increased markings) and need for immediate follow up to the patient." The jury also apportioned some fault on the patient for "failure to take responsibility of her own health care." The jury found the emergency room group 90% at fault and apportioned 10% responsibility on the patient, reducing the overall award down to $2,058,300.
  • Student Lost Use of His Eye

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    $2,050,000 settlement
    Description:
    Plaintiff, a freshman at the University of Toronto, Canada, was traveling to Florida as a passenger in a van with his college swim team when they were involved in a life-altering highspeed accident on an Ohio highway. On impact, the van's glass window next to plaintiff shattered and pieces of glass struck the left side of his face. Plaintiff recalls seeing pieces of glass "flying" and feeling "stung by them." He suffered a penetrating ocular injury, with glass to the left eye rupturing his globe. Despite eight surgeries to salvage the eye, he is left without vision and permanent disfigurement.
  • Hospital Fails to Treat High Cholesterol

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Hospital group paid $850,000
    Description:
    Wrongful death of a husband and father, 42 years old, as the result of a heart attack. The cause of death was determined to be severe coronary artery disease with occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to properly evaluate and treat decedent's chronic hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and other risk factors for coronary artery disease while decedent was a patient and treating regularly with the defendants between 1993 and 2000. Defense counsel contended that plaintiff decedent was noncompliant with his follow-up, treatment, diet, and use of tobacco products.
  • Trial Verdict: Passenger Wins Against Drunk Driver

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Mar 06, 2006
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict of $550,000
    Description:
    Our client was awarded $550,000 by a Lorain County jury against a drunk driver in a single car roll-over accident. The plaintiff was a passenger in the drunk driver's car. The jury found that the defendant failed to reasonably control his vehicle after a tread detached from his right rear tire. A tire company was added as a defendant because the drunk driver alleged the tire tread detachment was the cause of the accident. The tire company argued that the tire tread detached due to the age and misuse of the tire, not due to a product defect. The plaintiff's expert opined that, despite the tire's age and condition, it was defective in design as it did not have belt edge enhancement features to delay the tread separation. The jury found against plaintiff on his claim against the tire manufacturer but in favor of the plaintiff on his claim against the driver. The plaintiff's injuries included head trauma requiring lengthy hospital stays and facial lacerations in need of future revision surgeries. The jury apportioned 80% of the fault to the drunk driver, and 20% of the fault to the plaintiff for riding with a drunk driver. As a result, the award was reduced by 20% to $440,000.
  • Verdict Against State Farm

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict of $316,082
    Description:
    Automobile Collision where plaintiff was struck by an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff brought a claim against his own insurance company, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, for uninsured motorist coverage for his injuries sustained in the accident. The jury found that the plaintiff sustained a wrist sprain and lower lumbar disc related injuries requiring physical therapy, nerve block injections, and additional treatment. Defendant insurance company admitted that the wrist sprain was related to the accident but denied that the lower lumbar injuries were related to the accident. Prior to the trial, the last offer made by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company was $5,000.
  • Jury Verdict: Failure to Yield at The Right Away

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jun 03, 2005
    Outcome:
    $102,416.79
    Description:
    A verdict was handed down in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $102,416.79 against a driver who negligently failed to yield the right of way. The jury victim was a 54-year-old woman, who was the front seat passenger in a van traveling through an intersection on a green light. The defendant driver of the other vehicle failed to stop for a red light, and collided with the van in which the plaintiff was traveling. The plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck and back, including a herniated lumbar disk with nerve root impingement. Her treatment consisted of emergency room visits, physical therapy, nerve root injections, pain management, rehabilitation, and a home exercise program. Allstate Insurance Company hired attorneys to represent the defendant driver. Defendant argued that, due to the plaintiff's prior automobile accidents and medical history, her herniated disc was unrelated to this accident. This, coupled with the fact that the van sustained minimal property damage (the van's plastic bumper having absorbed the impact), caused Allstate to offer a minimal settlement of $20,000 to resolve the case prior to trial. This offer left the plaintiff no choice but to take her claim to a jury of her peers, which awarded $102,416.79 for her injury.
  • Verdict Against Allstate Insured

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Outcome:
    $36,081.60
    Description:
    Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle struck from behind. Plaintiff suffered from a neck sprain radiating pain into her shoulder and down her arm. She had approximately $9,400 in medical bills for medical treatment as it relates to her injuries from the car accident. She was ultimately diagnosed with an unresolved neck strain. Plaintiff also lost $1,600 in sick time from her job as a math teacher for high school students. Defense counsel disputed the extent and nature of plaintiff's injuries because of an underlying pre-existing condition of multiple sclerosis and degenerative disc disease. Prior to the trial, the last demand was $32,000 and the last offer made by Allstate Insurance Company was $13,912.
  • Bicycle Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    $310,000
    Description:
    Automobile struck bicyclist causing a left distal humerus fracture resulting in several surgeries. After a settlement was reached for the policy limits from the at-fault party's insurance company, plaintiff went to trial against his own insurance company for underinsured motorist coverage. Prior to closing arguments, plaintiff settled with his own company for the balance.