Products Liability

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. This settlement is confidential.

Sexual Assault

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.

Rezulin 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.

Home Neglect

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

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. We settlement the case for a confidential amount.

Aviation

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. We settled the case for a confidential amount.

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.

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