Examples Of Our Verdicts And Settlements

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$2,000,000 recovery for truck wreck victim's family

The wife, daughter, and parents of a citizen of Mexico recovered $2,000,000.00 as compensation for the loss of their loved one. The deceased was acting as a Good Samaritan assisting a stranger with a flat tire when he was run over and killed instantly by an 18 wheeler.

The Defendants vigorously contested liability as a result of a police report that found that our client was on the highway at the time of the collision. After thorough investigation and extensive litigation, Plaintiffs' used accident reconstruction and trucking industry experts to convince the Defendants that the police report was wrong and in fact the truck was driving on the shoulder of the road at the time of the collision.

**A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $800,000.00 and $25,000.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client of the gross settlement amount.

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Parents awarded $800,000 for the loss of their adult son

The parents of the deceased were the only recipients of an award of $800,000.00 for the death of a Mexican citizen living in Texas who was killed when struck by a big rig.

The Defendants vigorously contested liability as a result of a police report that found our client was on the highway at the time of the collision. After thorough investigation and extensive litigation, Plaintiffs' used accident reconstruction and trucking industry experts to convince the Defendants that the police report was wrong and in fact the truck was driving on the shoulder of the road at the time of the collision.

**A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $320,000.00 and $15,000.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client of the gross settlement amount.

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Woman accepts over $2,000,000 settlement for auto collision

We represented a wife and mother of two who was a computer analyst and was injured in a head on collision when a truck slid across a rain slick road on a two lane farm to market road. She suffered fractures of both legs, one of which required surgical repair, and fractures of both arms, with some residual impairment in her dominant arm .

After lengthy negotiations, the client accepted a settlement of more than $2,000,000. Post settlement efforts resulted in successful lien negotiation and investments of proceeds securing lifelong monthly payments helping secure Client's future financial security.

**A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $666,667.00 and $25,000.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client of the gross settlement amount.

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Man accepts $1,000,000 settlement for collision with truck.

Our client broke his shoulder and all of his ribs on one side and hurt his knee when a truck ran a red light striking clients car. By applying intense litigation pressure on the Defendant and using vigorous discovery methods, we learned that the trucking company violated numerous federal motor carrier safety regulations that directly led to the collision. After an excellent physical recovery, out client accepted the settlement that he thought was in his best interest.

** A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $400.000.00 and $85,000.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

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Confidential amount recovered in a medical malpractice claim

We represented the parents and common law husband of a previously disabled woman who was paralyzed during a back surgery and died a few months later from a bladder infection. The Defendant healthcare providers claimed to be heroes helping an already extremely ill woman who died from preexisting conditions. We hired top notch medical and nursing experts and proved that the surgery was done improperly and that death was preventable. Our clients brought a medical malpractice lawsuit and were pleased to exercise their right to settle with several healthcare providers for a confidential amount of money, just before the trial of the matter.

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Jury awards totals $3,000,000 for medical malpractice victim

Our client Paul McEwen was given an exceedingly large dosage of a toxic prescription medication by his doctor and that drug gave him cancer. His cancer was misdiagnosed and he underwent unnecessary and useless chemotherapy. His doctors told him had less than 6 months to live. A new doctor discovered the misdiagnosis and his cancer was successfully treated. A Tarrant County Jury awarded him a judgment that was approximately three million dollars after adding costs and interest. See the related news story below.

** A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $704,469 and $103,013.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross amount.

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Jury Awards Millions for Misdiagnosis

Reporter: Walt Zwirko | Online Producer: Walt Zwirko

Updated: Jul 17, 2001 at 12:32AM

FORT WORTH — A Bedford man said mistakes by two doctors gave him cancer and almost killed him.

Paul McEwen said he was misdiagnosed -- not once, but twice -- and will never be the same.

A jury in Fort Worth agreed, and awarded McEwen nearly $3 million.

McEwen has no idea what the future holds, but he isn't looking back. "I'm physically weakened from it all," he said. "I don't have the stamina that I had, but I must tell you I thank God every day that I am still here."

After suffering two strokes, McEwen was treated by Dr. Jerome Kane. The doctor decided McEwen had an extremely rare disease of the central nervous system, and put him on a drug called Cytoxan.

McEwen was later diagnosed with cancer; he blames his treatment.

He went to Presbyterian Hospital to have his cancer treated. There, McEwen says, the head of the pathology lab, Dr. Richard Pascoe, said he had cell carcinoma.

McEwen had two operations and chemotherapy. Later he was told he had just three months to live.

McEwen now says he now knows he never had the rare disease Dr. Kane said he had.

McEwen also said Dr. Pascoe was wrong; he did not have carcinoma at all, but lymphoma -- cancer of the bowel and bladder -- for which he received no treatment.

McEwen took his allegations to court, suing the doctors for malpractice. A jury awarded him just under $3 million.

"I have seen lots of cases with errors in them, but I have not seen a case in which error upon error upon error occurred, and that's the scary thing about Mr. McEwen's case," said Jerry Andrews, the patient's lawyer.

Andrews said the proper treatment for vasculitis, the ailment he never had, is 360 Cytoxan pills over six months.

McEwen was told to take 2,400 pills over three-and-a-half years.

His attorneys say his cancer would have been detected by a simple test costing $280 -- a test that was never performed.

"You would think that $280 versus the life-long havoc that was put upon Paul McEwen would have been worth it," said Jason January, a lawyer who also represents the patient. "We need to make it mandatory, when the technology exists for this type of case, to use it. I think even one life saved is worth it."

Both doctors denied making any mistakes. Their lawyers told the court:

"Plaintiff's injuries and damages, if any, were proximately caused by superseding and/or intervening acts which disrupted the chain of causation, and was wholly beyond the scope and/or control of these defendants."

We could not reach Dr. Pascoe or Presbyterian Hospital officials. The hospital was dropped from the case before it went to trial.

Dr. Kane referred us to his lawyer, Jeff Ryan, who said: "Dr. Kane handled it appropriately. Dr. Kane stands by his diagnosis."

As for Paul McEwen, he finally got the right treatment. His cancer is in remission and he's living one day at a time. What got him through it all?

"My family, my friends, an array of competent physicians... and God," McEwen said.

Paul McEwen is a medical practice consultant. He says most doctors do an excellent job and he does not want his case to reflect badly on the whole profession.

Copyright: 2001 by WFAA-TV Co. All Rights Reserved

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