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$49,123,375.87 || BRAIN INJURY, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE, ROADWAY LIABILITY || representing compensatory damages to a 23-year-old student who suffered catastrophic traumatic brain injuries as the result of a road wreck involving two commercial truck drivers on a two-lane highway in San Jose, California. The award provided compensation for $35.6 million in economic damages, which included past and future medical expenses and lost wages, as well as $13.5 million for pain and suffering. Drew Dakota Bianchi v. Gordon Trucking, Inc., Samuel Ortega Bimbela and Michael Anthony Demma, C.A.F. 1-08-CV-104548, Superior Court of Santa Clara County, San Jose, California (2009).

$45,000,000.00 || AMPUTATION, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE || representing compensatory damages for the unnecessary and preventable quadruple amputation of a 6-month old child due to medical negligence. James Don Adams, Jr. and Lamona K. Adams, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. 93VS79895 (1995).

$25,000,000.00 || BRAIN INJURY, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for a 38-year-old man's resulting brain injury due to medical malpractice of a doctor and two hospitals who failed to timely diagnose an impending stroke. The verdict included $1,000,000.00 for loss of consortium by his wife. The plaintiff additionally obtained a judgment of an additional $1,035,616.50 as prejudgment interest. Rex Leroy Jones, et al. v. Robert Glenn Bashuk et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. 98VS0137930C (1999).

$24,529,286.00 || AMPUTATION, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for the unnecessary and preventable amputation of a 14-year-old athlete's right leg due to medical negligence of an orthopedic physician, the physician's medical group and a hospital's nurses. Reginald B. Harris, Jr., a Minor, et al. vs. Sumter Regional Hospital, Inc., Albany Orthopaedic Clinic, Inc., Duncan R. Marsh, Superior Court of Dougherty County, Georgia, C.A.F. 06CV2533-1 (2008).

$22,800,000.00 || BRAIN INJURY, BUS DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for a severely brain injured 51-year-old woman who was struck in a San Francisco crosswalk by a tour bus making an illegal left turn. Xiu Jin Shi, individually and by and through her Guardian Ad Litem Rachel Deist, v. Coach USA, Inc., et al., Superior Court San Francisco County, California, C.A.F. CGC-05-444417, (2007).

$16,500,000.00 || TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages to a 72-year-old attorney who suffered injuries as the result of a wreck wherein a logging truck failed to yield the right of way and entered Georgia Highway 172 from a dirt road in Warren County, Georgia. The award provided compensation of $15,000,000.00 for the attorney, and $1,500,000.00 for his wife’s loss of consortium claim. Albert “Buddy” Dallas and Denise Dallas v. Bass Logging, Inc, C.A.F. 12-CV-432, Superior Court of Washington County, Sandersville, Georgia (2015).

$16,500,000.00 || MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for child who suffered liver failure requiring a liver transplant at age 4 months caused by a failure of her healthcare providers to follow-up on an abdominal cyst detected on ultrasound early in the pregnancy. Brooke Yamada, A Minor, by and through her Guardian, Mina Leigh Yamada, and Takahiro Yamada and Mina Leigh Yamada, Individually vs. Northside Hospital, Inc., Northside Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, P.C. and Women's Health Associates, P.C., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. 2005VS076354G (2006).

$12,000,000.00 || BRAIN INJURY, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for a severely brain injured child who suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, including cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and global developmental delays as a result of an untimely cesarean section and mismanagement of labor by a nurse midwife and an obstetrician. Tate v. Clark-Holder Clinic et al., Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia, C.A.F. SU01CV2528 (2002).

$7,828,455.30 || WRONGFUL DEATH, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE, PREMISES LIABILITY || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of 31-year-old mother of two who died from being crushed between two tractor-trailers while performing her duties as a security guard for Kmart Distribution Center in Newnan, Georgia. Kierra Elaine Garrett and Davante Rashad Purdy by and through their guardian and next friends Betty Garrett and Charles Keith, et al. v. MVT Services, et al., State Court of Coweta County, Georgia C.A.F. 04-SV-381 (2006).

$6,250,000.00 || MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, BOTCHED SURGERY || representing compensatory damages to 32-year-old man who suffered loss of 70% of his abdominal wall. Physicians performed a colostomy and stapled his digestive tract shut bringing the distal end of the colon to the colostomy bag. After seven days, his colon exploded, spilling digestive product throughout his abdomen and resulting in massive infection. He has been rendered permanently physically incapacitated. Krenson Edward Kniphfer and Jennifer Harry Kniphfer v. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc., and MPPG, Inc., State Court of Chatham County, Georgia. C.A.F. 1010574F (2001).

$6,177,454.00 || BRAIN DAMAGE, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for brain injury a child suffered at birth due to the failure of nurses to monitor the mother's blood pressure during labor. Jennifer and Gerald Garland, et al. v. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Inc., Superior Court of Dougherty County, Georgia, C.A.F. 92-CV-4038 (1993).

$5,537,420.00 || BRAIN INJURY, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for brain damage suffered by a 49-year-old retired U.S. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant who was injured after a truck driver crossed over center of a divided highway and collided with plaintiff's car, which was pulled off to side of road. Plaintiff also recovered $623,000.00 in prejudgment interest. Baker v. Brown Transport Co., et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia (1986).

$5,250,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, PROPANE GAS EXPLOSION || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of three children who died as a result of burns sustained in a propane explosion due to the negligence of an agent for Blossman Gas, Inc. in illegally filling an out-of-date 100-pound propane tank with a defective valve. Ginger Evans v. Blossman Gas, Inc., Blossman Gas, Inc. of Georgia, and H&H Shoppette, Inc., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. 03-VS-050554 (2004).

$3,003,000.00 || MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, BOTCHED SURGERY || representing compensatory damages to a 76-year-old woman for her claims of medical malpractice against a thoracic surgeon for injuries she suffered as a result of the surgeon severing her esophagus during surgery. The woman subsequently struggled to swallow and eat solid foods, and required repeated procedures to expand the scar tissue and re-open her esophagus. Nina K. Spurlock v. James M. Freeman and Cardiovascular Surgery Associates, P.C., Superior Court of Dougherty County, Georgia, C.A.F. 97-CV-1083-1 (1998).

$3,000,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, PREMISES LIABILITY || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of two young boys and Joe Delaney, Kansas City Chiefs football player and 1981 AFC Rookie of the Year. Joe Delaney drowned while attempting to rescue the drowning boys in a pond located at a City owned water park. Carolyn Delaney, et al. v. City of Monroe, Louisiana, et al. State of Louisiana, Parish of Ouachita, 4th District Court (1987).

$2,250,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a 41-year-old automobile mechanic and father of three who died after colliding with a poorly lighted semi-tractor trailer blocking both lanes of travel on a rural road after becoming jackknifed when the driver attempted an illegal turn in the roadway. Davis v. Cooper, et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, (1991).

$1,950,000.00 || SPINAL CORD INJURY, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages awarded to a 73-year-old lady who was administered an anticoagulant to minimize blood clots. She suffered permanent, partial paralysis due to a failure to promptly diagnose and treat compression of her spinal cord caused by bleeding into her epidural space following withdrawal of an epidural catheter. Roe v. Heidary, et al., Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia, (1992).

$1,625,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, BOTCHED SURGERY || representing compensatory damages awarded for the wrongful death of 37-year-old single mother of two undergoing surgery for a tubal ligation and dilatation and curettage (D and C). Plaintiff also recovered prejudgment interest of $198,700.84. Wainwright v. Wendell E. Phillips, M.D., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, (1992).

$1,265,000.00 || MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, BOTCHED COSMETIC SURGERY, INFORMED CONSENT || representing compensatory damages in a cosmetic surgery case for a 71-year-old woman who suffered scars on her face following simultaneous full face CO2 laser resurfacing and facelift. This verdict included $250,000.00 for loss of consortium to her spouse. Nestlehutt v. Altanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. d/b/a Oculus, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. 2007-CV-002223J (2008). This verdict was appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, which declared as unconstitutional legislation passed in 2005 that placed monetary caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The Georgia Supreme Court concluded the legislation violated the Georgia Constitution by encroaching on the right to trial by jury. (Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. v. Nestlehutt, et al., Ga. S. Ct., S09A1432, March 22, 2010).

$1,250,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, BOTCHED SURGERY || representing compensatory damages awarded for the wrongful death of a 60-year-old wife and mother who underwent a negligently performed back operation where the instruments went through the operative field into the abdomen, severing major blood vessels resulting in death due to blood loss. . Austin v. Kaufman et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia (1990).

$1,200,000.00 || BRAIN INJURY RESULTING IN DEATH, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing the full value of the life of a seven-year-old child who was killed due to the negligence of a truck driver who jumped out of his truck loaded with gravel as it careened downhill to a roadway blocked by a low-boy trailer crossing the road as other negligent persons were attempting to load a front end-loader. Avant, et al. v. Bridges, et al., State Court of Bibb County, Georgia, (1984).

$1,015,538.20 || WRONGFUL DEATH, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages equaling the full value of the life of 43-year-old man killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer carrying a load of logs as the driver pulled out from behind another truck and into his lane of travel. Leslie Phillips, et al. v. Meeks Logging Co., Inc., Superior Court of Emanuel County, Georgia, C.A.F. 01-CV-211 (2002).

$926,000.00 || BRAIN INJURY, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for medical malpractice against a hospital for brain injury suffered as a result of post-operative bleeding in the neck, which went undiagnosed and untreated until after irreversible brain injury had occurred. Debra Avant v. Southern Regional Medical Center, Inc., et al Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.A.F. E-35510 (1995).

$800,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a 26-year-old husband and father due to the negligence of a truck drive who failed to stop at the stop sign. Vickie Ray, et al. v. Summerford Truck Line, Inc., et al., United States District Court, Middle District, Georgia, Albany- Americus Division, (1988).

$700,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, FAILURE TO PROPERLY TREAT POSTOPERATIVE INFECTION || representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a 26-year-old man who died of infection while in a hospital following a gunshot wound. Irish et al. v. Lane et al.., Superior Court of Dougherty County, Georgia, (1988).

$600,000.00 || WRONGFUL DEATH, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages for the full value of the life of a four-month-old infant who was anesthetized without an established IV access for a routine hernia operation. When the child became hypotensive, the anesthesiologist could not find a vein for the administration of life-saving drugs. Kisner v. Saucier, et al., Superior Court of Sumter County, Georgia, (1987).

$575,000.00 || AMPUTATION, BUS DRIVER NEGLIGENCE || representing compensatory damages to a 28-year-old woman whose great left toe was amputated after she was struck by a MARTA bus while crossing the street. Gaffron v. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, d/b/a MARTA, Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, C.F.A. E-32365 (1999).  ♦

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