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Medical Malpractice - Seven-Figure Settlement

This medical malpractice case involved a client who underwent an elective surgery to repair a tendon in his arm.  The client decided to use a family friend he knew in the field of tendon repair when the surgery went horribly wrong after the client’s muscle was repaired incorrectly.  This incorrect repair caused the client to lose complete feeling in his arm. This resulted in the client being unable to perform his duties as a car mechanic which he had expertise in for 25 plus years.  The surgeon’s argued he was within the standard of care required and that the client’s muscle was already damaged prior to him repairing it. After mediation, a seven-figure settlement was reached.

Slip and Fall

The client was involved in a slip and fall at a grocery store. The violent fall caused the Client to injure his lower back resulting in surgery.  The defendant’s retail store disputed liability.  The plaintiff hired a grocery store expert who determined the store failed to take the preventative measures that were required under the store’s policies and procedures.  After contested litigation, a successful resolution was reached.

Motorcycle Accident - Six-Figure Settlement

Our client lost his mother in a horrific motorcycle accident. The client’s mother was a passenger on the motorcycle when they were hit by a utility van causing her untimely death. The driver of the motorcycle was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  A successful resolution was reached with the driver of the motorcycle and the driver of the utility van for the client’s loss. A six figured result was reached.

Slip and Fall - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was involved in a slip and fall at a retail store. The violent fall caused the Client to severely break her arm resulting in surgery.  Defendants argued the water client slipped on was left on the floor from a customer immediately after their staff did the routine floor check, therefore, they were not liable.  During litigation, it was learned from a former employee that the water had in fact been there for 25 mins after she notified cleaning crews.  The plaintiffs retained experts to determine the liability on the retail store. A successful resolution was reached resulting in six figures.

Rear-End Accident - $850,000 Settlement

Client was working for a moving company. He was heading to California to pick up a load of furniture when he was rear-ended by a semi-truck.  The force of the impact was minor however the client sustained whiplash injury causing his head to hit the steering wheel.  Client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.  Client’s injuries and damages were highly contested due to the fact the damage to the rear of the client’s moving van was minimal. An $850,000 settlement was achieved

Accident/Wrongful Death - Seven-Figure Settlement

Client was a tow truck driver.  He was stopped on the side of the road to repair a blown-out tire. Another driver of a semi-truck failed to maintain his lane colliding with the client’s tow truck causing it to burst into flames burning over half of the client’s body. Every attempt by medical personnel at the scene was performed to save the client however the severity of the burns caused clients untimely death.  The client left behind a wife and two grown children. A seven-figure settlement was reached.

Company Negligence - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was a security officer for a motel who suffered from reactive airway disease as a result chemical exposure.  Client was patrolling the premises. At the same time an individual working for a plumbing company in the surrounding area where the client was walking around and patrolling.  The worker attempted to transfer chemicals from his van a hose hooked to his van. However, he improperly hooked the hose causing the chemical smoke to build up through the air which in turn caused the client to inhale these dangerous chemicals.  The client immediately began vomiting and was rushed to the hospital.   Various experts determined that the cause of the clients’ reactive airway disease was directly linked to the chemicals she inhaled as the result of the negligence of the plumbing company. A six-figure settlement was achieved.

Medical Malpractice - $1M+ Settlement

Medical Malpractice case involving Client being wrongfully monitored at a rehabilitation facility.  The client was being monitored for cardiopulmonary disease when a staff member fell below the standard of care when he improperly hooked the client up to heart machine causing the client to go into cardiac arrest causing his untimely death.  During the litigation, it was learned the staff member had multiple violations filed with various nursing boards across the United States. A seven-figure settlement was reached.

Work Accident - Eight-Figure Verdict

Client was involved in an industrial accident. Client was working on a power line when another vehicle collided with the aerial lift the client was in causing him to fall 50 feet shattering his leg and ultimately losing his leg and suffering a traumatic brain injury.  Liability was contested and the case went through trial resulting in an eight figure verdict.

Auto Accident - $520,000 settlement

Client was exiting a gated community when she was t-bone by the adverse driver. After investigation it was learned the adverse driver was under the influence of alcohol. The force of the impact caused client to rotate striking a lamp pole.  Minimal property damage of $2,000.  Approximately, two weeks after the accident, client was experiencing abdominal pain sought medical treatment at the hospital.  After being admitted, client’s health deteriorated rapidly causing her untimely death and determined to be profound shock and perforated viscus.

An expert was hired to determine the reason for her sudden death. It determined her death was a result of the accident. It was directly linked to blunt abdominal trauma caused by the seatbelt and impact of the crash. A $520,000 settlement was achieved.

Medical Malpractice - Seven-Figure Settlement

This medical malpractice case involved a client who underwent an elective surgery to repair a tendon in his arm.  The client decided to use a family friend he knew in the field of tendon repair when the surgery went horribly wrong after the client’s muscle was repaired incorrectly.  This incorrect repair caused the client to lose complete feeling in his arm. This resulted in the client being unable to perform his duties as a car mechanic which he had expertise in for 25 plus years.  The surgeon’s argued he was within the standard of care required and that the client’s muscle was already damaged prior to him repairing it. After mediation, a seven-figure settlement was reached.

Medical Malpractice - $1M+ Settlement

Medical Malpractice case involving Client being wrongfully monitored at a rehabilitation facility.  The client was being monitored for cardiopulmonary disease when a staff member fell below the standard of care when he improperly hooked the client up to heart machine causing the client to go into cardiac arrest causing his untimely death.  During the litigation, it was learned the staff member had multiple violations filed with various nursing boards across the United States. A seven-figure settlement was reached.

Slip and Fall

The client was involved in a slip and fall at a grocery store. The violent fall caused the Client to injure his lower back resulting in surgery.  The defendant’s retail store disputed liability.  The plaintiff hired a grocery store expert who determined the store failed to take the preventative measures that were required under the store’s policies and procedures.  After contested litigation, a successful resolution was reached.

Slip and Fall - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was involved in a slip and fall at a retail store. The violent fall caused the Client to severely break her arm resulting in surgery.  Defendants argued the water client slipped on was left on the floor from a customer immediately after their staff did the routine floor check, therefore, they were not liable.  During litigation, it was learned from a former employee that the water had in fact been there for 25 mins after she notified cleaning crews.  The plaintiffs retained experts to determine the liability on the retail store. A successful resolution was reached resulting in six figures.

Accident/Wrongful Death - Seven-Figure Settlement

Client was a tow truck driver.  He was stopped on the side of the road to repair a blown-out tire. Another driver of a semi-truck failed to maintain his lane colliding with the client’s tow truck causing it to burst into flames burning over half of the client’s body. Every attempt by medical personnel at the scene was performed to save the client however the severity of the burns caused clients untimely death.  The client left behind a wife and two grown children. A seven-figure settlement was reached.

Company Negligence - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was a security officer for a motel who suffered from reactive airway disease as a result chemical exposure.  Client was patrolling the premises. At the same time an individual working for a plumbing company in the surrounding area where the client was walking around and patrolling.  The worker attempted to transfer chemicals from his van a hose hooked to his van. However, he improperly hooked the hose causing the chemical smoke to build up through the air which in turn caused the client to inhale these dangerous chemicals.  The client immediately began vomiting and was rushed to the hospital.   Various experts determined that the cause of the clients’ reactive airway disease was directly linked to the chemicals she inhaled as the result of the negligence of the plumbing company. A six-figure settlement was achieved.

Rear-End Accident $1M+ Settlement

Client was rear-ended by a Utility van. Property damage was minimal totaling $500. Client suffered lumbar injury resulting in a fusion surgery. Both Plaintiffs and Defendants retained various experts to determine the client’s injuries and need for surgery and the relation between the minor re-end impact and the client’s surgery. Client suffered prior back injuries. After intense litigation a successful seven figure settlement was recovered for this minor rear-end accident.

$2.3 Million Settlement for Slip & Fall Victim

Shook & Stone represented a client who suffered a debilitating knee injury that necessitated multiple surgeries after slipping and falling in a puddle of water at a grocery store. The grocery store failed to prevent shoppers from entering the area and only one small warning cone placed nearby. After an investigation and review of video footage from the store, it was discovered that several employees walked in front of and around the puddling water, yet failed to address the slipping hazard. Additionally, it was discovered that the grocery store was aware of a leaking icebox that caused the puddle, yet failed to properly address it. Our firm was able to successfully settle the case for $2.3 million, which will provide our client with compensation for her extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, and future needs.

Israel Bari v. Dr. James Carpenter, Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Nevada

On Mr. Bari’s behalf, Shook & Stone proved that Dr. Carpenter performed unnecessary cataract surgeries, causing Mr. Bari, a metal worker, to suffer blindness in his right eye. In addition to establishing multiple violations of the applicable Standards of Care, the firm revealed inconsistencies in Mr. Bari’s medical records as well as a pattern of indifference with regard to the management of Dr. Carpenter’s practice. During trial, the Defendants unsuccessfully argued that Mr. Bari consented to the procedures performed by Dr. Carpenter, and unsuccessfully alleged that Mr. Bari shared blame for his poor outcome.

Linda Colton v. Larry Hopkins, Contri Construction Co.

This case involved a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle struck from behind by an employee of Contri Construction Company. The Plaintiff, Ms. Colton, alleged she suffered serious injuries to her Cervical Spine, among other injuries, which caused her to undergo surgery. On Ms. Colton’s behalf, the firm presented evidence of both past and future damages, including a variety of economic losses.

Myrtelina Davis v. Las Vegas Hilton

Shook & Stone represented a California resident and patron of the Las Vegas Hilton who was injured when she tripped over a junction box cover (also known as a “turtle”), which she alleged caused an unreasonably unsafe condition on Defendant’s property. Among her injuries, Ms. Davis suffered a broad-based disc protrusion in her lumbar spine which became surgical. This litigation delved into the Hotel’s policies and procedures to establish deficiencies with regard to the applicable Standards of Care. The Hilton denied liability and argued that Ms. Davis was responsible for her injuries.

Monica Ramirez v. Dr. John Doe

The firm represented the parents of “Baby Ramirez”, who passed away after heart rate and other abnormalities were observed during a high-risk pregnancy. The Ruizes alleged these abnormalities should have alerted the mother’s medical providers that Baby Ramirez was in danger and should have resulted in care that would likely have saved her life. The case was complicated by the fact that the Ramirezes advanced ages (36 and 41 years of age) suggested this was their last opportunity to have a child together. The firm retained the services of multiple experts, including the renowned Dr. Thomas Moore, Chair of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, to address claims of Medical Negligence.

Diabetes Mellitus

48 year old pressman awarded based on Diabetes Mellitus.

Sonja Jackson v. Aaron Rents, Inc.

Shook & Stone represented a wife and mother who was a passenger in a vehicle struck by a delivery truck. As a result of the impact, Ms. Jackson alleged she suffered a disabling injury to her lumbar spine which caused her to undergo surgery and placement of a spinal cord stimulator. The case required in-depth knowledge of the physiology of the spine and the types of symptoms that can arise as a result of a lumbar disc herniation. The firm also represented Ms. Jackson with regard to her claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, resulting in an additional recovery of approximately $200,000.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

56 year old veteran awarded based on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

33 Year Old Bar-back Awarded

A 33 year old barback awarded despite unsuccessful work attempt, trial work period and collection of unemployment benefits after onset.

ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

11 year old boy awarded based on ADHD and Bipolar Disorder.

Asthma Despite a Lack of Treatment

37 year old man awarded based on asthma despite a lack of treatment and continued use of tobacco products.

Colon Cancer and Adhesive Capsulitis of the Right Shoulder

52 year old woman with special education and work as a porter awarded from age 49 based on history of colon cancer and adhesive capsulitis of the right shoulder.

Degenerative Disc Disease of The Lumbar Spine

A 59 year old man who suffered from degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine, history of a stroke and quadruple bypass. Benefits awarded in 2011 to individual alleging disability since August 2001 with a date last insured of June 2005.

Motorcycle Accident - Six-Figure Settlement

Our client lost his mother in a horrific motorcycle accident. The client’s mother was a passenger on the motorcycle when they were hit by a utility van causing her untimely death. The driver of the motorcycle was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  A successful resolution was reached with the driver of the motorcycle and the driver of the utility van for the client’s loss. A six figured result was reached.

Rear-End Accident - $850,000 Settlement

Client was working for a moving company. He was heading to California to pick up a load of furniture when he was rear-ended by a semi-truck.  The force of the impact was minor however the client sustained whiplash injury causing his head to hit the steering wheel.  Client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.  Client’s injuries and damages were highly contested due to the fact the damage to the rear of the client’s moving van was minimal. An $850,000 settlement was achieved

Accident/Wrongful Death - Seven-Figure Settlement

Client was a tow truck driver.  He was stopped on the side of the road to repair a blown-out tire. Another driver of a semi-truck failed to maintain his lane colliding with the client’s tow truck causing it to burst into flames burning over half of the client’s body. Every attempt by medical personnel at the scene was performed to save the client however the severity of the burns caused clients untimely death.  The client left behind a wife and two grown children. A seven-figure settlement was reached.

Auto Accident - $520,000 settlement

Client was exiting a gated community when she was t-bone by the adverse driver. After investigation it was learned the adverse driver was under the influence of alcohol. The force of the impact caused client to rotate striking a lamp pole.  Minimal property damage of $2,000.  Approximately, two weeks after the accident, client was experiencing abdominal pain sought medical treatment at the hospital.  After being admitted, client’s health deteriorated rapidly causing her untimely death and determined to be profound shock and perforated viscus.

An expert was hired to determine the reason for her sudden death. It determined her death was a result of the accident. It was directly linked to blunt abdominal trauma caused by the seatbelt and impact of the crash. A $520,000 settlement was achieved.

Rear-End Accident - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was driving a company bus when he was rear-ended by another vehicle. As a result of the accident client suffered neck injuries resulting in surgical intervention including a fusion and diskectomy at C5-C6.  Injuries were greatly contested by the Defendants.  Experts were retained to prove clients neck surgery in relation to the rear-end collision. After successful mediation a settlement was achieved.  A six figure settlement was reached

Rear-End Accident $1M+ Settlement

Client was rear-ended by a Utility van. Property damage was minimal totaling $500. Client suffered lumbar injury resulting in a fusion surgery. Both Plaintiffs and Defendants retained various experts to determine the client’s injuries and need for surgery and the relation between the minor re-end impact and the client’s surgery. Client suffered prior back injuries. After intense litigation a successful seven figure settlement was recovered for this minor rear-end accident.

John Doe v. Doe Insurance Company

Shook & Stone represented a gentleman initially injured in an automobile accident. The client suffered serious and permanent injuries to his lumbar spine resulting in surgery. After achieving a Policy Limits Settlement with the adverse driver, the client’s own insurance carrier refused to compensate our client appropriately. On client’s behalf, the attorneys at the firm filed a Complaint in Federal District Court, alleging, among other claims, that the Plaintiff’s insurance carrier violated the express terms of the insurance contract and further violated the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. After substantial litigation, the Client’s insurance carrier agreed to resolve the matter amicably.

Estate of Richard Munez and Josiah Munez v. Doe Auto Transport

The firm represented the surviving infant child of a teenager who was tragically killed when his vehicle was struck by the driver of an Automobile Transport Freightliner who lost control of his vehicle. The legal team investigated violations of applicable Federal Regulations which suggested Hours-of-Service violations, among others. The case involved significant allegations that the Decedent was contributorily negligent for the accident. After Decedent’s medical bills and funeral expenses were paid, a Structured Settlement was assembled for the benefit of the Decedent’s surviving child and his mother.

Estate of Ernest Powell v. Land Air Express, Inc.

Shook & Stone represented the widow of a military veteran and driver who was killed when his vehicle was struck from behind late at night by a loaded eighteen wheel tractor-trailer. During litigation, the attorneys at the firm discovered evidence suggesting that the Defendant-driver had a history of health problems which likely affected his ability to avoid the client’s vehicle. The lengthy case involved significant accident reconstruction analysis as well as an understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act Regulations and applicable standards of care in the Trucking Industry.

Jennifer Manning v. Doe Trucking

Shook & Stone represented a young woman who alleged that the side of her vehicle was struck by a truck making an illegal right turn from the wrong lane of travel. As a result of the incident, Ms. Manning alleged she suffered an injury to her lumbar spine which caused her to become a surgical candidate. Defendants alleged that Ms. Manning was partially responsible for failing to maintain proper lookout for their vehicle. The case, which litigated over approximately 2 years, required an in-depth understanding of how disk abnormalities can present radiologically in a young person as compared to the general population.

Rear-End Accident - $850,000 Settlement

Client was working for a moving company. He was heading to California to pick up a load of furniture when he was rear-ended by a semi-truck.  The force of the impact was minor however the client sustained whiplash injury causing his head to hit the steering wheel.  Client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.  Client’s injuries and damages were highly contested due to the fact the damage to the rear of the client’s moving van was minimal. An $850,000 settlement was achieved

Company Negligence - Six-Figure Settlement

Client was a security officer for a motel who suffered from reactive airway disease as a result chemical exposure.  Client was patrolling the premises. At the same time an individual working for a plumbing company in the surrounding area where the client was walking around and patrolling.  The worker attempted to transfer chemicals from his van a hose hooked to his van. However, he improperly hooked the hose causing the chemical smoke to build up through the air which in turn caused the client to inhale these dangerous chemicals.  The client immediately began vomiting and was rushed to the hospital.   Various experts determined that the cause of the clients’ reactive airway disease was directly linked to the chemicals she inhaled as the result of the negligence of the plumbing company. A six-figure settlement was achieved.

Work Accident - Eight-Figure Verdict

Client was involved in an industrial accident. Client was working on a power line when another vehicle collided with the aerial lift the client was in causing him to fall 50 feet shattering his leg and ultimately losing his leg and suffering a traumatic brain injury.  Liability was contested and the case went through trial resulting in an eight figure verdict.

Thomas Novick v. Nielsen, Panelized Structure.

Mr. Novick was run over by a 14,000+ pound Sky-Trak 5028 rough terrain forklift in a Las Vegas construction accident while working for Panelized Structures on September 1, 2004. Mr. Novick’s supervisor, Floyd Nielsen, who was 74-years-old when the accident occurred and had retired ten years before, pinned Mr. Novick underneath the forklift’s tires as he was parking it. The forklift then slowly rolled backwards across Mr. Novick’s whole body. At the end of trial, Shook & Stone helped Mr. Novick receive a jury award that included compensation for past medical expenses of approximately $1.5 million, future medical expenses of approximately $7 million, past lost earning capacity of approximately $171,000, future lost earning capacity of approximately $514,000, past pain and suffering of approximately $2.6 million, and future pain and suffering of approximately $7.9 million.

Nanette Rowan v. Doe Construction Co.

The firm represented a woman and Federal employee who alleged she was seriously injured when a 55,000 pound Lube Truck lost control and struck her vehicle. Ms. Rowan alleged that she suffered injuries to her back which resulted in surgery and the placement of a spinal cord stimulator. During litigation, the legal team discovered numerous pieces of evidence that were lost or destroyed, and alleged multiple violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act Regulations.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

56 year old veteran awarded based on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Accident/Wrongful Death - Seven-Figure Settlement

Client was a tow truck driver.  He was stopped on the side of the road to repair a blown-out tire. Another driver of a semi-truck failed to maintain his lane colliding with the client’s tow truck causing it to burst into flames burning over half of the client’s body. Every attempt by medical personnel at the scene was performed to save the client however the severity of the burns caused clients untimely death.  The client left behind a wife and two grown children. A seven-figure settlement was reached.


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