$44,717,681
Trial Verdict

Air Force

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$20,000,000 judgment after appeal
$15,752,732 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$5,311,982 attorneys’ fees
$232,364 litigation expenses

Dickerson v. United States

Sheppard Air Force Base Hospital

Infant injured at birth as a result of pregnancy induced hypertension. Air Force providers failed to perform a timely c-section resulting in a profound brain injury.

$32,676,410
Trial Verdict

Army

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$23,250,000 awarded on appeal
$18,967,710 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$6,347,611 attorneys’ fees
$203,577 litigation expenses

Lebron v. United States

Fort Hood, Texas

At Darnall Army Community Hospital, a doctor’s improper use of forceps crushed a baby’s skull, leading to massive brain damage, requiring lifetime care.

$21,592,643
Trial Verdict

Veterans Affairs

Stroke Misdiagnosis

$21,592,643.03 trial verdict
$15,884,511.98 in trust for clients with lifetime benefits
$5,398,160.76 attorneys’ fees
$309,970.29 litigation expenses

Farley v. United States

VAMC Manchester, N.H.

Our client went to the Manchester Veterans Affairs with a minor stroke. The providers failed to diagnose the cause of his stroke and failed to prevent a second, larger stroke—causing our client locked in syndrome.

$18,708,734
Trial Verdict

Army

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$12,000,000 post-trial settlement
$8,704,761 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$3,000,000 attorneys’ fees
$295,238 litigation expenses

Dominguez v. United States

Darnall Army Community Hospital

At Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, providers failed to properly respond to a fetal heart rate monitor, causing the child to suffer a hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

$13,690,648
Trial Verdict

Navy

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$12,500,000 settlement
$9,183,752 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$3,125,000 attorneys’ fees
$191,248 litigation expenses

Brown v. United States

Naval Branch Health Clinic, Millington, TN

Navy doctors failed to properly prescribe prenatal vitamins containing folic acid which resulted in our client suffering a devastating spinal cord injury known as spina bifida.

$10,000,000 Settlement

Army

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$7,384,854 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$2,500,000 attorneys’ fees
$115,143.23 litigation expenses

Guill v. United States

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (ACH)

Failure to properly interpret fetal monitoring and failure to properly resuscitate at birth caused global brain damage. During delivery, our client’s fetal monitoring alerted providers to multiple episodes of bradycardia that went ignored.

$6,500,000 Settlement

Air Force

Medical Malpractice Brain Injury

$4,581,969.98 to clients
$1,625,000.00 attorneys fees
$285,061.14 litigation expenses

Timmons v. United States

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Air Force settled this case after its doctors and nurses provided too much oxytocin to our client and failed to monitor her labor and delivery, causing cerebral palsy in her child.

$5,800,000 Settlement

Army

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$4,106,711.68 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$1,450,000 attorneys’ fees
$33,666.12 litigation expenses

Humble v. United States

Darnall Army Community Hospital

During labor and delivery, the Army doctors and healthcare providers failed to timely and properly respond to the baby’s heart rate monitor causing the child to suffer permanent and severe brain damage as a result.

$5,117,473.50
Trial Verdict

Air Force

Medical Malpractice

$3,475,648.35 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$1,279,368.37 attorneys’ fees
$412,914.78 litigation expenses

Lee v. United States

Randolph Air Force Base Clinic

Military providers failed to provide our client, a child, the Prevnar vaccinations against pneumococcal pneumonia. When our client contracted pneumonia, the Air Force clinic failed to diagnose it, leading to a kidney transplant.

$5,000,000 Settlement

Army

Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose

$3,649,997.32 received by clients with lifetime benefits
$1,250,000 attorneys’ fees
$100,002.68 litigation expenses

Spratling v. United States

Martin Army Community Hospital

The Army failed to diagnose aortic dissection, which resulted in the death of a mother and a permanent brain injury to her child.

$5,000,000 Settlement

Army Malpractice Lawyers obtained a $5 million birth injury settlement for a Texas family.

Towards the end of a healthy pregnancy, Gwendolyn Spratling presented to Martin Army Community Hospital in Georgia at the end of her third trimester complaining of sharp chest pain, radiating to her neck and jaw. She also reported nausea. She was given a fetal non-stress test with normal results and a normal fetal heart rate. But Gwendolyn had an abnormal electrocardiogram. Despite this abnormal result, her chest, neck and jaw pain was dismissed as secondary to anxiety and she was discharged with no additional evaluation, cardiac or otherwise.

Three days later Gwendolyn went out to dinner with her husband and family. After dinner, she felt increasingly tired and experienced chest pain that became severe. Her family took helped her to her husband’s car. Mr. Spratling drove her emergently to Martin Army Community Hospital, with her parents following behind in their car. In transit to the hospital, Gwendolyn lost consciousness and arrested. Providers performed an emergency Cesarean Section due to the agonal heart rate of the baby, and delivered her baby. Sadly, Gwendolyn died minutes later. An autopsy revealed that Gwendolyn suffered from an acute Type A aortic dissection with extension into the left main and left anterior descending coronary arteries.

Army doctors were negligent in failing to timely diagnose and treat Gwen’s aortic dissection. Heart disease is the most common cause of maternal death, and pregnancy a known risk factor for aortic dissection in women under the age of 40, particularly in the third trimester. Had Army providers performed a cardiac workup when Mrs. Spratling presented with radiating chest pain, including a CT scan, it would have been evident that she required emergency heart surgery. Her child could have safely been delivered by Cesarean section without injury, and her life would have been spared. More likely than not, Gwendolyn and her infant would have survived the surgery, free of injury. As a result of the negligence of government providers, Mrs. Spratling lost her life at the age of 23 and her baby suffered both the loss of his mother and a permanent brain injury due to oxygen deprivation that he endured as Mrs. Spratling was dying. This double tragedy that took one young life and forever marred another was completely avoidable, had providers investigated and treated Mrs. Spratling’s cardiac symptoms.

Our Army malpractice lawyers were able to obtain a $5 million birth injury and wrongful death settlement with lifetime benefits for the child.

We presented expert testimony from obstetrical and cardio-thoracic medical doctors and a comprehensive life care plan for the child created by a physical medicine rehabilitation specialist doctor. Our Army birth injury lawyers were able to resolve this case before trial for the family. If you or a loved one has suffered damages as a result of Army malpractice, contact us today. We may be able to help you obtain a settlement in your birth injury case and provide you with the financial security your family needs to cope with birth trauma as a result of medical malpractice. 

$4,500,000 Settlement

Army

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

$3,172,468 received by clients lifetime benefits
$1,125,000 attorneys’ fees
$202,531 litigation expenses

K. White v. United States

Winn Army Community Hospital

Ft. Stewart, Georgia healthcare providers misdiagnosed a miscarriage and performed a D&C on a viable pregnancy. The baby survived the procedure, but had serious brain and orthopedic injuries as a result.

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CASES AGAINST PRIVATE ENTITIES

$8,700,000
Jury Verdict

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement following appeal

Muth v. Ford Motor Co.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Our client, an Army Major, became a tetraplegic when the roof of a Crown Victoria in which he was a passenger was crushed in on him during a rollover. We were able to show that a nine dollar repair that involved adding steel to the roof would have prevented our client’s injuries.

$3,565,000 Trial Verdict

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement following appeal

Beene v. Ford Motor Co.

Denver, Colorado

Our client, a volunteer firefighter, was seriously and permanently injured when a Ford Expedition Police Truck that had been parked slightly uphill of our client slipped out of park into neutral. The Expedition rolled downhill and crushed our client’s legs.

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement

Austin, Texas

Our firm represented a nine-year-old boy who was asphyxiated and nearly killed when he was pinned between an automatic gate and fence at his apartment complex. We brought suit against Pennsylvania gate opener manufacturer, a Colorado apartment complex owner, and against the Austin gate installer.

$5,500,000 Jury Verdict

Products Liability

Travis County, Texas

A Mack truck delivering the mail ran a red light and broadsided the car driven by our client’s 19-year-old son, killing him instantly. A defect in the brake valve, under the driver’s foot, prevented any substantial braking.

$7,450,000 Settlement

Truck Accident

$4,309,199 received by clients
$2,980,000 attorneys fees
$160,800.68 litigation expenses

Los Angeles, California

Moments before a jury was selected in Los Angeles County, a delivery truck owner settled this case, with our Austin clients recovering in excess of $4.3 million for injuries he received when he was crushed by a dumpster.

Aviation

Confidential Settlement

Georgia

When an Embraer 120 turboprop aircraft crashed in Georgia, all of those on board lost their lives, including a NASA astronaut whose family retained our firm. After extensive investigation in federal court in multi-district litigation, we found that the cause of the crash was a manufacturing defect in a part of the propeller mechanism

$1,750,000 Settlement

Car Accident

$1,166,507 received by clients
$583,333.34 attorneys fees
$159.51 case expenses

Austin, Texas

Settlement on behalf of a family of an 18-year old passenger in a vehicular accident that resulted in his tragic death. Our firm was able to negotiate a settlement before filing suit.

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement

Austin, Texas

Two boys, 7 and 9 years old, were brutally burned when the flick of a cigarette lighter ignited gas that had leaked into the passenger cab of a 1966 Chevrolet pickup. Because General Motors decided to put the fuel tank and its filler neck (with a rubber filler hose) within the passenger compartment, the gas leak was highly dangerous and constituted a design defect.

$1,650,000 Settlement

College Hazing

$943,747.86 received by clients
$660,000 attorneys’ fees
$46,252.14 litigation expenses

Hesselsweet v. Kappa Alpha

Austin, Texas

Our client was a pledge with Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin. During rush, he was hazed by the fraternity members and suffered a cracked skull and brain injuries as a result. The case settled after jury selection.

Home Neglect

Confidential Recovery

Plano, Texas

Mentally handicapped twin adult women were neglected/abused in their community home. When their mother complained, the owner threatened to discharge the twins in an attempt to avoid caring for them. After trial, the jury awarded the twins’ mother damages for pain and suffering, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages. Subsequently, we settled their cases for a confidential amount.

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement

Rezulin, available only by prescription, proved to be a dangerous drug that caused significant damage to a 55-year-old man’s liver, necessitating that he be placed on the liver transplant list. We settled the case on behalf of our clients for a confidential amount just prior to the beginning of trial.

Sexual Assault

Confidential Recovery

Travis County, Texas

On his first day on the job, a new preschool teacher sexually molested children of our clients. The day care facility did not interview him or conduct a criminal background or professional reference check prior to hiring. The case settled for a confidential amount after the first week of trial before we called any witnesses to testify about the children’s damages.

$1,400,000 Recovery

Trucking Accident

Travis County, Texas

A head-on collision between an SUV and an eighteen-wheeler resulted in the death of a 43-year-old businessman. Our firm’s investigation into the accident revealed that the driver of the eighteen-wheeler was on drugs at the time of the accident. We were able to obtain a pretrial settlement from the truck driver’s employer.

Aviation

Confidential Settlement

The firm represented families from Jakarta, Indonesia, Borneo, Hong Kong, and Pecos, Texas after their husbands and fathers were killed in a Bell 212 helicopter crash on the way to an ARCO rig off of Tarakan, Indonesia. In separate confidential settlement agreements, five families residing 12,000 miles apart received ample compensation for suits handled by our firm in three states. that failed in flight.

Wrongful Death

Confidential Settlement

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Our firm represented the family of Egypt’s Vice Minister of Security in a lawsuit that arose from the death of the general’s wife of 29 years. Doctors from a hospital in Oklahoma lured her to the United States with a promise of a liver transplant. When she arrived in Oklahoma, the doctors enrolled her in a experimental drug trial without her knowledge or consent, delaying her transplant.

Products Liability

Confidential Settlement

Austin, Texas

Our client, who had received her implants after undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer, developed autoimmune problems after one of her implants ruptured. After her implants were removed, her health problems improved. This verdict paved the way for us to negotiate settlements for the approximately 200 women we represented in similar cases.