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Thibodeaux v. Fidel Sendra, M.D.
Medical malpractice settlement
Joseph Thibodeaux underwent open heart surgery and developed sepsis as a result of a surgical sponge having been left in his chest. He suffered and lingered for 2 years and 7 months before succumbing to infection. The case settled for $4.3 million dollars after a favorable ruling on a motion for summary judgement on liability.
Williams v. Maritime Overseas Corporation
Jones Act, personal injury, jury verdict
Jerome Williams, while operating as a bosun on a blue water ship, was subjected to chemical burns of his hands and forearm while at sea. Maritime Overseas Corporation took the position that the incident did not occur and refused to pay anything in settlement to Mr. Williams. After a jury trial, the jury awarded $2 million and eventually paid $2.3 million after exhausting appeals.
Schlesinger v. Hertzog
Legal malpractice; jury verdict
Mr. Hertzog, former counsel for plaintiff, Lee Schlesinger, caused Mr. Schlesinger to get involved in a business arrangement with another client of the firm despite a clear conflict which was recognized by the firm prior to their merging of the companies. Ultimately Mr. Schlesinger lost his lucrative real estate business as a result of the arrangement. The jury awarded $5.5 million in damages, but after appeals the firm and its insurance carries paid $7.8 million to satisfy the judgement.
Stateler v. Al-Saef, et al.
Personal injury auto-collision jury verdict
Wanda Stateler, an employee of Hughes Corporation, was visiting New Orleans when she was involved in a minor collision while a passenger in a taxi cab. Unfortunately, she developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a painful condition requiring many injections in her neck to relieve the pain. The jury awarded her $1.3 million dollars and the defendant paid $1.6 million, including interest, prior to appeal.