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1 CASE RESULTS INFORMATION Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. Nor does it mean that we win all of our cases - we don't. Our clients tell us that knowing that we have achieved significant results, both by settlement and by jury verdict, is one factor that many of them used to decide to hire us. You certainly should ask any attorney whether he or she has obtained significant verdicts and settlements but the decision to hire an attorney should not be made on this factor alone. We would be more than happy to discuss any of these cases, and many others, with you. For more insight about our services, click here to see comments and observations from past clients. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE RESULTS $1,250,000 Verdict for Injury Resulting from Negligent Response to Shoulder Dystocia Newborn suffers permanent loss of use of hand and arm after doctor fails to properly respond to shoulder dystocia during birth [1]

2 $1,250,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Negligent Prescription of Drugs 37-year-old wife and mother dies after accidental overdose of prescription medication wrongfully prescribed by doctor $1,100,000 Settlement for Birth Injury Caused By Negligent Management of Delivery Newborn suffers severe brain damage as a result of medical personnel failing to properly monitor and treat complications during birth $1,000,000 Settlement for Amputation Caused by Negligent Prescription of Antibiotics 17-year-old loses his leg after doctor negligently prescribes the wrong antibiotic to treat an infection $1,000,000 Settlement for Brain Damage Caused by Negligent Medical Monitoring 75-year-old retired nurse and grandmother is admitted into hospital for mild high blood pressure; doctor fails to monitor her sodium level and she suffers permanent brain damage (settlement during trial after we put on our case) $253,500 Verdict for Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnosis Diverticulitis 73-year-old grandmother is admitted into hospital with a distended abdomen and complains of severe lower abdominal pain; doctor fails to order CT scan that would have discovered diverticulitis; after four days in hospital, diverticulum ruptures and causes inflection that kills patient; on appeal, Iowa Supreme Court reduced verdict to $128,500 CAR ACCIDENT CASE RESULTS $725,000 - Settlement With Farmer and Tractor Owner for Causing Collision at Field Exit 67-year-old woman suffers severe leg fracture after car she is a passenger in rear-ends a tractor and farm implement that has pulled out in front of the car from a field exit $415,000 Settlement With Vehicle Owner For Loaning Vehicle to Unfit Driver 82-year-old male passenger suffers collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and permanent injury to his bladder after the car he is riding in is hit by car driven by a disoriented elderly woman with poor driving history; poor driving history was known to car s owner $212,500 Settlement With Negligent Garbage Truck Driver for Failure to Yield 37-year-old woman suffers a severe ankle injury after a garbage truck fails to yield and pulls out in front of her vehicle; ankle injury requires multiple surgeries and results in significant disability and need for lifetime of medication therapy [2]

3 $175,000 Verdict Against Two Drivers for Collision at Uncontrolled Intersection 17-year-old female passenger suffers a hip fracture and a strained ligament in her right knee after the vehicle that she is riding in and another vehicle collide after each driver fails to yield at an uncontrolled intersection on a country road $155,000 Settlement With Negligent Driver Who Failed to Secure Trailer Load 60-year-old woman driver suffers neck and back injuries after her car is struck by railroad ties falling off of trailer; truck driver failed to properly secure trailer load $132,397 Verdict Against Insurance Company for Uninsured Motorist Benefits 20-year-old passenger is injured in a hit-and-run car accident; he suffers a compression fracture of his spine, a pinched nerve and bulging discs in his neck; despite these injuries, insurance company of the driver refuses to pay uninsured-motorist benefits before trial TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE RESULTS $1,610,209 - Verdict for Disabling Injuries Caused by Truck Driver Running Stop Sign 42-year-old male driver suffers fractures of his pelvis, tailbone and upper back when a semi-truck driver runs a stop sign and causes a crash; the resulting physical limitations combine with severe depression to result in permanent disability $485,000 - Settlement for Severe Hip Injuries Because of Truck Driver s Negligence 50-year old pick-up driver suffers hip and leg fractures when semi loses control of its empty trailer in snowy conditions slamming into the pick-up driver $400,000 - Settlement for Closed Head Injuries and Facial Fractures Three tractor trailers collide in winter conditions causing 40-year-old driver to suffer broken facial bones and a closed head injury $275,000 - Settlement for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Semi Loses Control Worker is assisting snowbound motorist in ditch when semi loses control and hits pedestrian pinning him under car with dead motorist causing minor physical injuries to worker but significant emotional distress $121,365 Verdict for Wrongful Death of Nine-Year-Old Due To Semi-Bicycle Collision 9-year old girl riding a bicycle on highway is run down and killed by a semi-truck driver; jury finds semi driver 65% at fault for collision [3]

4 MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE RESULTS $1,020,000 Motorcyclist s Wrongful Death Settlement With Trucking Company 45-year-old motorcyclist on way to work is killed when tractor-trailer fails to yield and turns into biker s path $300,000 Verdict for Death of Motorcyclist Due To Car Driver s Failure to Yield 43-year-old man riding a motorcycle is killed after a car driver fails to yield after stopping at a stop sign and a collision occurs; jury finds car driver to be 60% at fault for collision $150,000 - Settlement With Dog Owner for Road Rash 56-year old driver and 55-year old passenger suffer severe road rash and passenger suffers torn shoulder muscle when a dog known to chase cars runs in front of motorcycle on highway and causes the bike to go down WORK INJURY CASE RESULTS $2,000,000 Settlement for Disabling Injuries to Worker Injured in Construction Zone 28-year-old road crew worker is struck by truck traveling at highway speeds in construction zone; worker is permanently disabled due to multiple fractures and a severe traumatic brain injury $1,589,351 Verdict for Disabling Brain Damage Caused by Construction Site Accident 26-year-old construction worker is struck in head with chain attached to crane at construction site; blow to head results in brain damage resulting in disability and need for lifetime of medication therapy $1,149,238 Settlement for Wrongful Death of Worker Due to Chemical Exposure 49-year-old railroad car worker is killed after entering a tank car filled with nitrogen; owner of tank car had failed to properly inspect or mark tank car before sending it in for repairs $600,000 Settlement for Disability Due to Injuries from Trench Collapse 35-year-old plumber suffers multiple fractures after being crushed from the waist down in a trench collapse at a construction site; those in control of construction site had not informed him that the trenching was being performed through an abandoned septic field [4]

5 NURSING HOME ABUSE CASE RESULTS $362,000 Verdict for Wrongful Death of Nursing Home Resident 93-year-old retired nurse s aide dies after being allowed to fall 18 times during a 30-month stay at a nursing home; jury finds nursing home liable for the willful and wanton disregard of their resident s rights and safety $250,000 - Settlement for Deceased Fall Victim s Family An 84-year old resident prone to falls dies after a fall at the nursing home. Records reveal that resident had fallen several days earlier and no additional precautions were taken to prevent subsequent falls $125,000 - Settlement For Broken Hip A 90-year old temporary nursing home resident falls from his bed and breaks hips after staff fails to answer his calls for toileting assistance; resident eventually returns home and lives additional three years with diminished quality of life [5]

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