Case Results

2.5 MILLION DOLLARS–MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

​We were hired by the family of a man who presented at a North Alabama hospital with signs of an intracerebellar hemorrhage (traumatic brain bleed) . Over the course of three days nurses and doctors failed to recognize symptoms, failed to timely diagnose his condition, and then failed to carry out and perform critical tests once symptoms became obvious. As a result, this father of five and grandfather of fifteen died as a result of bleeding into his cranium. After lengthy and difficult discovery the hospital settled rather than go to trial and his wife received 2.5 million dollars. By filing suit and following through our clients help to make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen to another family.

$575,000.00—SLANDER & MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

​Our client had been accused by her employer of stealing several thousand dollars. The accusation was based solely on the word of a co-employee who was also a relative of the employer. Despite the fact that all evidence overwhelmingly pointed to the co-employee as the actual thief, the employer fired our client and then had her criminally prosecuted so as to receive insurance reimbursement for the theft. Our client was arrested, booked, and jailed overnight before arranging bail. Criminal charges were eventually dropped by the District Attorney but not before our client’s reputation in her small community had been tremendously harmed. She came to us for help and we filed suit against her employer for slander, libel and malicious prosecution. Rather than go to trial the employer settled for $575,000.00 and a written apology. While it won’t entirely restore her reputation, it helps, and might possibly prevent this sort of thing from happening to someone else.

5.5 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT—TRUCK WRECK CAUSING DEATH

​Our client’s husband was driving along a two-lane country highway when a log-truck coming in the opposite direction attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle and changed lanes directly in front of our client’s husband. The impact killed him instantly and he left behind a wife and two teen-age children. We filed suit on behalf of his family. During discovery we found that the driver of the log-truck had a history of moving violations including speeding and reckless driving, and the driver’s employer had a history of not reprimanding or monitoring its drivers. The trucking company refused to engage in reasonable settlement discussion so we proceeded to trial where the jury awarded our client and her children 5.5 million dollars. This will pay for college tuitions and a chance for our client to train in a profession and enter the work-force.

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT—INSURANCE BAD FAITH AND FRAUD

​We were hired by a woman who had been severely injured in a car wreck caused by a young man who did not have enough insurance coverage to fully compensate our client for the serious and permanent injuries caused by the wreck. She made a claim with her own insurance company for insurance benefits for which our client had faithfully paid premiums for many years. Her own insurance company did not treat her fairly and she hired us for help. The available insurance benefits were large and the insurance company did not want to pay. The case went to trial and also an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court, and involved allegations of fraud and bad faith in addition to the compensation our client had originally sought. Rather than a second trial our client’s insurance company settled by payment of a sum of money that is confidential but which exceeded our client’s expectations and with which she is tremendously pleased. She is still injured but takes great satisfaction in the facts that her insurance company was not allowed treat her unfairly, and the knowledge that perhaps she has prevented the same thing from happening to someone else.

1.725 MILLION DOLLAR – BREACH OF CONTRACT AND COMMISSIONS OWED

​We were hired by an insurance executive who had been cheated by the insurance company for which he had worked for several years. He had been promised a percentage of the premiums paid on insurance policies he had sold or generated. The insurance company fired him using alleged reasons which were not true and which were just a pretext to be able to get rid of him because he had done so well. He hired our firm to recover money that he needed to feed and care for his family. We took advantage of state laws which serve to protect sales-persons in his position, and rather than go to trial the company eventually paid him the amount which was originally owed and more. Our client and his family did not lose their home and are doing well.

4.0 MILLION DOLLARS—MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

​Our client was a young boy who developed symptoms of meningitis. His mother did not know what was wrong and took him immediately to a clinic in North Alabama which had treated the boy before. The original physicians and nurses correctly diagnosed the boy as suffering from meningitis. Unfortunately the boy was treated at a time of day when a shift-change occurred between nurses and physicians. The doctors and nurses coming on duty did not adequately read and pay attention to care-orders left by the previous nurses and doctors. As a result our client’s meningitis was allowed to progress to the point of irreversible physical deficits. The defendants paid 4.0 million dollars which was used by his mother to help pay for the extra care and rehabilitation he will need as he grows older. Our client’s family has the resources to find the best help he will need growing older, and our client has funds to help see him through life when he is an adult.
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Case Results

2.5 MILLION DOLLARS–MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

​We were hired by the family of a man who presented at a North Alabama hospital with signs of an intracerebellar hemorrhage (traumatic brain bleed) . Over the course of three days nurses and doctors failed to recognize symptoms, failed to timely diagnose his condition, and then failed to carry out and perform critical tests once symptoms became obvious. As a result, this father of five and grandfather of fifteen died as a result of bleeding into his cranium. After lengthy and difficult discovery the hospital settled rather than go to trial and his wife received 2.5 million dollars. By filing suit and following through our clients help to make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen to another family.

$575,000.00—SLANDER & MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

​Our client had been accused by her employer of stealing several thousand dollars. The accusation was based solely on the word of a co-employee who was also a relative of the employer. Despite the fact that all evidence overwhelmingly pointed to the co-employee as the actual thief, the employer fired our client and then had her criminally prosecuted so as to receive insurance reimbursement for the theft. Our client was arrested, booked, and jailed overnight before arranging bail. Criminal charges were eventually dropped by the District Attorney but not before our client’s reputation in her small community had been tremendously harmed. She came to us for help and we filed suit against her employer for slander, libel and malicious prosecution. Rather than go to trial the employer settled for $575,000.00 and a written apology. While it won’t entirely restore her reputation, it helps, and might possibly prevent this sort of thing from happening to someone else.

5.5 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT—TRUCK WRECK CAUSING DEATH

​Our client’s husband was driving along a two-lane country highway when a log-truck coming in the opposite direction attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle and changed lanes directly in front of our client’s husband. The impact killed him instantly and he left behind a wife and two teen-age children. We filed suit on behalf of his family. During discovery we found that the driver of the log-truck had a history of moving violations including speeding and reckless driving, and the driver’s employer had a history of not reprimanding or monitoring its drivers. The trucking company refused to engage in reasonable settlement discussion so we proceeded to trial where the jury awarded our client and her children 5.5 million dollars. This will pay for college tuitions and a chance for our client to train in a profession and enter the work-force.

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT—INSURANCE BAD FAITH AND FRAUD

​We were hired by a woman who had been severely injured in a car wreck caused by a young man who did not have enough insurance coverage to fully compensate our client for the serious and permanent injuries caused by the wreck. She made a claim with her own insurance company for insurance benefits for which our client had faithfully paid premiums for many years. Her own insurance company did not treat her fairly and she hired us for help. The available insurance benefits were large and the insurance company did not want to pay. The case went to trial and also an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court, and involved allegations of fraud and bad faith in addition to the compensation our client had originally sought. Rather than a second trial our client’s insurance company settled by payment of a sum of money that is confidential but which exceeded our client’s expectations and with which she is tremendously pleased. She is still injured but takes great satisfaction in the facts that her insurance company was not allowed treat her unfairly, and the knowledge that perhaps she has prevented the same thing from happening to someone else.

1.725 MILLION DOLLAR – BREACH OF CONTRACT AND COMMISSIONS OWED

​We were hired by an insurance executive who had been cheated by the insurance company for which he had worked for several years. He had been promised a percentage of the premiums paid on insurance policies he had sold or generated. The insurance company fired him using alleged reasons which were not true and which were just a pretext to be able to get rid of him because he had done so well. He hired our firm to recover money that he needed to feed and care for his family. We took advantage of state laws which serve to protect sales-persons in his position, and rather than go to trial the company eventually paid him the amount which was originally owed and more. Our client and his family did not lose their home and are doing well.

4.0 MILLION DOLLARS—MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

​Our client was a young boy who developed symptoms of meningitis. His mother did not know what was wrong and took him immediately to a clinic in North Alabama which had treated the boy before. The original physicians and nurses correctly diagnosed the boy as suffering from meningitis. Unfortunately the boy was treated at a time of day when a shift-change occurred between nurses and physicians. The doctors and nurses coming on duty did not adequately read and pay attention to care-orders left by the previous nurses and doctors. As a result our client’s meningitis was allowed to progress to the point of irreversible physical deficits. The defendants paid 4.0 million dollars which was used by his mother to help pay for the extra care and rehabilitation he will need as he grows older. Our client’s family has the resources to find the best help he will need growing older, and our client has funds to help see him through life when he is an adult.
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