Work Injury Settlement

Keith M. Fletcher

Case Conclusion Date:May 30, 2012

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Settled for 11.9 Million (Per Texas Bar disclosure requirements, the attorney fees on the case were $3,966,666.27 and case expenses were $213,253.55.)

Description:May 30, 2012 - Keith M. Fletcher and Christopher K. Fletcher obtained a $11,900,000 settlement in a case where an individual worker was severely shocked in an industrial accident. The worker was assisting another employee on a manlift about 30 feet in the air when the other worker steered too close to a 34 kv power line. The resulting shock caused burns and an extended period of oxygen deprivation our client. He suffered irreversible brain damage, and requires 24 hour per day monitoring. He sustained significant short term and long term memory problems, and permanent disabled. After a lawsuit was filed, the case was ordered to arbitration pursuant to an employee benefit policy. After extensive discovery and depositions, and after the excess carrier tried to get out of their obligations by trying to void their insurance policy in Federal Court, the case settled on the eve of arbitration for $11,900,000. Lead Counsel was Keith Fletcher (Baylor Law, 1979) with Chris Fletcher (Baylor Law, 2009) as second chair.