On May 26, 2009, Aura Javellana had tumescent liposuction performed at Sono Bello in Bellevue, Washington, by Marco Sobrino, M.D. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Sobrino failed to perform a physical examination of Ms. Javellana, or take a medical history. During the procedure, no record was kept of how much tumescent solution, which contains lidocaine, was being administered to Ms. Javellana, or how much material was suctioned from her to ensure that excessive lidociane was not absorbed in the tissues. At the completion of the procedure, Dr. Sobrino left the facility before Ms. Javellana was released. Sono Bello put Ms. Javellana into a taxi cab, with no responsible adult to care for her. She was found dead the next morning at a local hotel. King County Medical Examiners performed an autopsy which determined Ms. Javellana died of acute lidocaine toxicity.
Claims were brought by the Estate and on behalf of her mother and sister as statutory beneficiaries as they were receiving financial support from Aura.
Tanayia N. Blanchard v. King County Housing Authority and Allied Group, Inc.
Jan 20, 2009
$7 million policy limit settlement
This was a playground accident case that happened on June 18, 2006. Then 11 year old Tanayia Blanchard suffered a severe and debilitating anoxic brain injury when her neck became entangled in a cloth rope that had been attached to a section of playground equipment at an apartment complex in Federal Way, Washington. The rope had been tied to the equipment for a week or more according to resident witness testimony, police findings and expert forensic evaluation. Suit was filed on behalf of Ms. Blanchard and her parents against the property owner and property manager alleging negligence in playground maintenance in allowing the rope hazard to exist on the playground. The case was settled for all available policy limits for the property owner and property management company.
$1 million for construction worker
GLP successfully obtained a one million dollar settlement for a construction worker who was injured on the first day on the job when a large truss beam fell off the framing because it was not secured before other beams were being placed into the framing.
$2.1 million settlement
Successfully obtained a $2.2 million settlement for a minor who sustained brain trauma in a motor vehicle collision.