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Douglas Burdette’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Swine Flu Vaccine-Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1981
    Outcome:
    Judgment against U.S.
    Description:
    Mr. Pretre contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome as a result of taking Swine Flu Vaccine. The case involved a cover up of evidence by the U.S. Attorney General's St. Louis office. The case went to trial only on the issue of damages and resulted in a seven figure judgment for Mr. Pretre..
  • Medical Malpractice-Urology

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff's verdict for $750,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff underwent surgery to remove lymph nodes from his abdomen as part of cancer treatment. During the surgery, the surgeon inadvertently placed a clamp on the renal artery, killing the kidney. The surgeon claimed he did not clamp the artery and that scar tissue caused the kidney to fail.
  • Marital fraud

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement favorable to plaintiff
    Description:
    The parties were married. While using his wife's money to pay his child support and other bills, the husband spent many of his days engaged in sexual encounters with prostitutes. During the pendency of divorce proceedings, the wife sued husband separately for fraud.
  • EMT Malpractice

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Settlement for plaintiff, $3,750,000
    Description:
    The child plaintiff was being examined by his doctor in her office when he suddenly started having a seizure. The ambulance was called and upon arrival, the doctor turned the patient over to the EMTs who failed to take appropriate action to control the seizures. The child was brain damaged as a result of their negligence.
  • Defamation

    Practice Area:
    Libel & Slander
    Date:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Outcome:
    $50,000 judgment for plaintiff
    Description:
    Defendant sent pictures of a porn star to plaintiff's neighbors claiming plaintiff was the woman in the pictures.
  • Vaccine Death

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Outcome:
    $250,000 maximum under VICP
    Description:
    Child became ill immediately following vaccinations. She died shortly thereafter.
  • Flu Vaccine-Brachial Plexus Injury

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    May 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    $775,000 settlement with United States
    Description:
    Client received seasonal flu vaccination. Immediately thereafter she developed brachial plexitis.
  • Car pulls out in front of motorcyle

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle Accident
    Date:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Outcome:
    $145,000 settlement
    Description:
    Shoulder injury