Britcher Leone, LLC works ceaselessly on behalf of their clients: Below are examples of the Verdicts and Settlements we have won for our clients.
$1,237,004 Verdict for Failure to Properly Treat
A Bergen County Jury awarded a total of $1,237,004 to a Chester, NY man and his wife for the Defendant's failure to timely address the Plaintiff's heart condition, which resulted in his suffering a significant heart attack. Following a clinical stress test that showed a likely right coronary blockage, an angiogram was performed showing a 90% blockage of that same vessel. Despite increasing symptoms over the previous weeks, the patient was released from the hospital and immediately told to return eight days later for an angioplasty and stent. He later suffered from a heart attack that night. The performing doctor failed to acknowledge the Plaintiff's past medical history of chest pain that put him at high-risk for a heart attack. No medical history was present in the records, and the doctor failed to obtain a history prior to treatment.
$42 Million Dollar Vaccine Injury Structured Settlement
$3,007,943.69 lump sum payment, plus annual payments starting at $471,688.00 who sustained severe injuries resulting in brain damage, ventilator and feeding tube dependency following receipt of the mandatory vaccinations required at 2 months of age (DPT, IPV, HIB, Hep B and Prevnar) for Past Medical Reimbursement, Pain and Suffering, Future Lost Wages and Life Care needs.
$5.7 Million Obstetrical Malpractice Structured Settlement
A settlement was achieved on behalf of a Morris County girl who had spinal deformities, which were missed during pre-natal ultrasound evaluations. As a result, the parents were deprived of the opportunity to determine whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. In addition to complications of the spinal deformities, the child suffered additional congenital impairments in her hearing and other observable physical deformities.
$3.8 Million Present Value Pediatric Urological Surgery Settlement
A Passaic County girl who underwent a pediatric urological procedure that was negligently performed and suffered injury to both her ureter and bladder causing a need for her to be catheterized of her urine and who is at future risk of renal failure received a $3.8 million settlement to provide for her present and future special needs.
$3.38 Million Gross Medical Malpractice Verdict
A Morris County Jury awarded the Estate of a local man a gross verdict against two physicians totaling $3.38 Million, as a result of improper medical clearance that failed to diagnose hepatitis and that led to an unnecessary surgical procedure causing him to go into liver failure that was ultimately fatal. The jury also found that there was a chance that the gentleman's liver failure and death could have resulted from his pre-existing conditions and also found that he was partly at fault by failing to advise the anesthesiologist of his hepatitis. Thus, the gross verdict was reduced for both these reasons with a net verdict against the physicians of $1.6 Million and a judgment of $2.1 Million.
$1.65 Million Present Value Spinal Surgery Settlement
A Union County woman received a $1.65 million settlement for a spinal surgeon negligently removing a portion of a spinal nerve during herniated disk surgery.
$5.2 Million Obstetrical Malpractice Structured Settlement
A Sussex County girl was the recipient of a $5.2 Million structured settlement for the negligence of her mother's obstetrician in failing to perform a timely delivery resulting in limited physical limitations, which required extensive therapies and the use of accommodative devices. The settlement included the establishment of a special needs trust for the preservation of funds and provision of her special needs.
$40 Million Vaccine Structured Award
The parties to a National Vaccine Compensation Claim today agreed not to seek a review and to accept a decision, dated March 31, 2000, by Special Master Laura Millman of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The decision awards a life-care plan, which will pay $40 Million to a Brooklyn girl who requires constant medical attention for her developmental disabilities and seizures that resulted from a whole-cell DTP vaccination. Britcher Leone, LLC successfully prosecuted this case involving complex medical issues. The plan will provide in excess of $8 million in present value benefits and $40 million in payments, if the child lives to age 76.
$19 Million Vaccine Structured Award
A Paterson girl suffered retardation, seizures and behavioral disorders from a rubella vaccine. Our firm alleged that the vaccine, which led to her being stricken with encephalopathy, caused her disabilities. The $19 million total payments to be received are based on the girl's life expectancy of age 75.
$2.5 Million Failure to Timely Diagnose Breast Cancer Verdict
An Essex County woman whose breast cancer diagnosis was delayed resulting in a Stage IIB diagnosis and full mastectomy received a $2.5 million verdict from an Essex County Jury.
$16 Million Obstetrical Malpractice Structured Settlement
A Superior Court Judge in Bergen County approved a settlement achieved by our firm on behalf of a Bergen County boy who was born with debilitating hydrocephalus, which was missed during pre-natal testing. As a result, the parents were deprived of their ability to make a knowledgeable decision of whether to carry the pregnancy to term, and the child's condition went undiagnosed for several months after birth. We established that the child's brain had not properly developed, causing impairments of sight, hearing, ambulation, verbalization and other brain function.
$13.6 Million Obstetrical Malpractice Structured Settlement
Our firm achieved a settlement including the establishment of a Special Needs Trust for the preservation of funds for a Bergen County boy, who was the victim of a delayed delivery by his mother's obstetricians. We alleged that the young man suffers from pervasive developmental delay, with an autistic component and self-injurious behavior, as a result of the doctor's negligence.
$3.5 Million Resort Negligence Settlement
A vacation at a well-known Caribbean resort resulted in a Bergen County man suffering spinal injuries, causing him to be a spared quadriplegic, confined to a wheelchair, with major motor coordination of his arms. Our firm achieved a $3.5 million present value settlement that involved special negotiations with the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of New Jersey and payment from resort management for their failure to guard against injuries to guests such as the plaintiff.
$60 Million Flu Vaccine Structured Settlement
$1,822,845.00 lump sum payment to a child who suffered Guillaine Barre syndrome following influenza vaccine and remained a quadriplegic at 3 years of age, with additional annual payments of over $375,000 a year for life.
$2 Million Wrongful Birth/Wrongful Life Settlement
A Somerset County family received a $2 Million Present Value Settlement regarding the failure of a radiologist and radiological technician to recognize the fetus dramatic malpositioning of her internal organs.
$3.5 Million Present Value Wrongful Death Settlement
A Rockland County woman's family received a total of $3.5 Million in settlement of claims against a truck and bus company when their negligence lead to her car being crushed with her inside.
$1.59 Million Medical Malpractice Judgment
A 68-year-old plaintiff proved to a Bergen County jury that her family physician failed to diagnose and treat an infection in her foot. Gangrene developed and she was required to have an above the knee amputation of her leg. Our firm proved to the jury that the defendant committed malpractice in failing to take a culture and hospitalize the plaintiff when her condition started to deteriorate.
$800,000 Recovery Failure to Treat Eye Infection and Vision Loss
A 44 year old Bergen County man with diabetes developed an eye infection with a fungus that rapidly caused blindness in his left eye. Due to a delay in diagnosis and treatment, he lost a chance of cure that could have prevented his vision loss.
$1.35 Million Wrongful Death Settlement
A settlement was achieved worth $1.35 million for the death of a 37-year-old divorced and unemployed woman who was treated at the psychiatric hospital and died. The hospital failed to monitor the woman's fluid intake and output while on neuroleptic drugs; this led to dehydration and seizures, which caused brain damage and eventual death.
$1.2 Million Failure to Provide Adequate Security Settlement
A Hudson County man suffered neck, back, pulmonary and psychiatric injuries. The landlord for his place of employment failed to protect against a threat to the property, which resulted in his becoming trapped in a smoke filled room.
$850,000 Settlement for Brachial Plexus/Shoulder Dystocia Injury
A Somerset County girl and her mother received an $850,000 settlement as a result of an obstetrician's decision to induce her delivery, despite recognizing the child's very large size
$1 Million Podiatric Malpractice Judgment
A diabetic man's podiatrist failed to properly diagnose and treat a foot ulcer, which resulted in a partial amputation of his foot. It was also proven that the doctor had changed his records to hide the mistake. With prejudgment interest, the judgment exceeded $1 million.
$863,000 Orthopedic Malpractice Judgment
In February 1998, a Morris County jury awarded $863,000, with prejudgment interest, to a Morris County man and his wife, who was the victim of medical malpractice in a back operation. Our firm proved to the jury that the doctor failed to adequately evaluate the patient prior to surgery and failed to diagnose and treat a post-operative infection, leading to multiple subsequent surgeries and chronic pain.
$850,000 Radiology Malpractice Settlement
The firm achieved a settlement during jury deliberations for a young man whose ankle was injured and fractured at work, and was subsequently missed on x-rays taken shortly afterwards. Significant lost future income resulted from the doctor's failure to diagnose and treat the injury.
$800,000 Cardiology Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement
A Judge in Passaic County approved an $800,000 settlement for the family of a Pompton Lakes man, who died following his doctor's failure to diagnose and treat an initial heart attack. Our firm alleged that the doctor had failed to properly read the deceased man's EKG, following an initial heart attack, resulting in his failing to receive proper care prior to his death from an overlapping myocardial infarction. The settlement, which had a present value of $800,000, was structured to provide payments to his wife and children over the course of their lives, bringing the total payments to more than one million dollars.