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Case Results

  • $21,000,000
    Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Auto/Truck Accident Largest California non-punitive verdict for a single individual (San Francisco County, Zivic v. Winterland).
    We represented a 56-year-old woman who was injured when her car was struck by a truck. The driver of the truck claimed that his brakes failed at the last minute. She was admitted to the hospital and several months later she had recovered except for ...
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  • $17,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Settlement for a brain-injured baby.
    This is believed to be the largest medical malpractice recovery, either by settlement or jury verdict, for a medical malpractice case in California history. In this case, our client developed a routine infection during pregnancy that wasn't treated ...
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  • $14,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Neonatal Injury, Surgical Injury Surgery error on a 3-day old child resulted in brain injuries.
    This case involved a 3-day old child with a medical condition that the defendant decided needed surgery. Laparoscopic surgery was performed at a major California university hospital. The needle that was used to insufflate the child’s abdomen was ...
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  • $11,400,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Birth injury resulted in Cerebral Palsy. This settlement is a state record.
    The defendants failed to monitor a fetus during critical times before the birth and when they did resume monitoring the child was found to be in distress. The baby suffered a profound brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy and will require 24-hour ...
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  • $11,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Failure to Diagnose Neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets after failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner.
    This case involved neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets from retinopathy of prematurity. Retinopathy of prematurity can be treated if timely diagnosed and is a common problem in premature infants. We contended that the hospital, ...
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  • $10,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.
    Our birth injury specialists settled a case for $10,000,000 for birth injuries to a child. We contended the attending doctors failed to promptly deliver the child when fetal monitoring showed potential problems. The child is a spastic quadriplegic, ...
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  • $9,960,000
    Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death This case against UCSF Medical Center was the largest medical malpractice settlement for a death in California history in 2002.
    Our wrongful death attorneys in San Francisco settled a case involving the death of an athletic 38-year-old executive, who stopped at a UCSF clinic at the airport complaining of chest "tightness". The EKG was normal; there were no cardiac risk ...
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  • $9,750,000
    Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs. This is a record-setting result in the state.
    This case involved a 25-year old woman who developed MRSA pneumonia and then became septic. The defendants failed to diagnose and treat her sepsis promptly. When they did treat the sepsis, an excessive administration of medication intended to improve ...
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  • $9,700,000
    Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record settlement for amputation of multiple limbs.
    We resolved a case involving a jail inmate who had a skin infection and was not promptly sent for emergency care by the corrections facility personnel. He developed septic shock and suffered multiple amputations of hands and feet. This was a record ...
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  • $9,250,000
    Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Failure to diagnose sepsis in the ER resulted in the loss of arms and legs. This was a record-setting result at the time.
    This particular case involved a 40-year old woman who had pyelonephritis (a kidney infection) and developed sepsis because it was not properly diagnosed and treated in the ER. As a result, she lost both legs below the knees and both arms below the ...
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  • $8,900,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record trial judgment for improper use of vacuum extraction and failure to timely deliver a baby (1985).
    Our birth injury lawyers tried a case against the United States government in the Federal District Court of Hawaii. It was our contention that the child had been injured at birth because of improper management of the labor process. The defendants ...
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  • $8,750,000
    Medical Malpractice, Stroke, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury A 30-year-old woman with a brain aneurysm suffered a stroke after the ER failed to order a CT scan.
  • $8,750,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Amputation Failure to diagnose a devastating infection (Necrotizing Fasciitis) in a middle-aged woman.
  • $8,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Emergency Room Error, Amputation Sepsis not treated promptly led to the loss of hands and legs.
  • $8,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Stroke Injury Record settlement in 1985 for 16-year-old who went into a coma during knee surgery (Oklahoma).
    We represented a 16-year-old teenager who was brain-injured as the result of poor anesthetic technique during a knee operation. The highest judgment or settlement in Oklahoma state history prior to this case was $2.2 million. We settled this case ...
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  • $8,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Neonatal/Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record settlement for a neonatal/birth injury in this Western state. The baby suffered severe spastic quadriparesis and relatively retained cognitive ability.
    This child was found not breathing by a nurse and a code was called for resuscitation during which bilateral ruptured lungs were missed. The defendants contended that damage was done in an early apneic episode while the baby was in the mother's hands ...
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  • $8,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Stroke Injury A 58-year-old woman suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a cerebral aneurysm.
  • $7,860,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Stroke Injury Record result for 65-year-old woman with cerebral aneurysm resulting in significant brain injuries.
    Our brain injury lawyers represented a 65-year-old woman who was found to have a cerebral aneurysm. While the aneurysm was being treated it ruptured causing her significant brain injuries. Her injuries included quadraparesis and moderate to severe ...
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  • $7,760,000
    Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury This was the largest product liability settlement for an ambulatory brain-injured child in California at that time.
    A child was rendered partially blind, partially paralyzed, and brain-damaged from cardiac arrest during surgery for the repair of a urological problem. We contended that the anesthesia machine used during the surgery malfunctioned due to faulty ...
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  • $7,600,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.
    This San Francisco case involved an 18-year-old woman who had been rendered quadriplegic during radiation treatment for cancer she had suffered as a child (Necochea v. UCSF and Mt. Zion Hospital ). This was an extremely difficult liability case ...
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  • $7,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Surgical Error Failure to check blood type and kidney transplant rejected, resulting in life-time dialysis.
  • $7,100,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Birth injury record settlement in Mid-America.
    We settled this confidential case in a mid-western state for a record amount. The child suffered cerebral palsy as a result of fetal distress (non-reassuring fetal monitoring strips) which was not intervened upon until too late. The child was born ...
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  • $7,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury California birth injury record settlement at the time.
    A child suffered cerebral palsy and our birth injury team resolved the case for a record amount in California.
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  • $6,400,000
    Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Spinal Cord Injury San Francisco record legal malpractice verdict for failure to identify medical malpractice case for 32-year-old C-6 quadriplegic
    We handled a legal and underlying medical malpractice case against Melvin Belli Esq., wherein we represented a thirty-two-year-old man who had been paralyzed in an automobile accident when he was sixteen years old. Belli had represented the young man ...
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  • $6,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Settlement for a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy requiring 24-hour care.
  • $6,000,000
    Legal Malpractice, Auto Accident, Product Liability, Personal Injury Failure to advise the risks of rejecting an offer of settlement before a defense verdict in trial resulted in a settlement for the amount the plaintiff’s would have received had they settled. This case involved an auto accident explosion.
  • $6,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Emergency Room Error, Stroke Injury, Brain injury Failure to diagnose evolving stroke causing severe brain injury.
  • $6,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Emergency Room Error Settlement for brain infarcts caused by epinephrine overdose during emergency treatment for respiratory crisis (Hawaii).
    Brain infarcts caused by epinephrine overdose during emergency treatment for a respiratory crisis.
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  • $5,700,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury Verdict for failure to diagnose meningitis in a child.
  • $5,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Brain Injury Record settlement in California at the time for a brain injury to a child
    Our neonatal and birth injury lawyers in California represented a child who was brain injured shortly after her birth where the hospital personnel failed to note symptoms and treat a child suffering from hyperbilirubinemia. This resulted in a ...
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  • $5,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Confidential birth injury settlement in a Mid-Western state for a child with cerebral palsy due to failure to recognize fetal distress (non-reassuring signs) during labor.
  • $5,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury Mother sustained a brain injury during labor and delivery.
  • $5,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Spinal Cord Injury Settlement for an auto roll-over and failure to treat cervical spine fracture.
  • $5,000,000
    Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident Record settlement for the death of a 14-year-old child.
    We represented the parents of a 14-year-old girl who was killed at her bible camp when the ATV she was riding overturned. We sued the church that owned the camp for the negligence of the 20-year-old camp counselor operating the vehicle. Our research ...
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  • $5,000,000
    Personal Injury, Product Liability Product liability settlement for a swimming pool malfunction.
  • $5,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Highest birth injury settlement in a state’s history for delayed emergency C-Section.
    Our birth injury lawyers handled this case in a middle American state west of the Mississippi. This was believed to be the highest birth injury settlement in the state's history. The case was settled for the full policy limits of the physician.
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  • $5,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury PICC line caused brain injury to a premature infant.
  • $4,750,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury This was the largest medical malpractice birth injury pre-trial settlement in California history as of 1999.
  • $4,100,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Meningitis Trial judgment for brain injury to an infant when Kaiser failed to diagnose and properly treat meningitis in a four-year-old child.
  • $4,100,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to timely recognize fetal distress and promptly deliver the baby causing brain injury.
  • $4,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Spinal Cord Injury Settlement for failure to diagnose vertebral artery injury in an accident victim, resulting in C-4 quadriplegia.
  • $4,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Settlement involving an infant who suffered from cerebral palsy after a delay in delivery despite multiple warning signs during labor and delivery.
  • $4,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Wrongful Death Failure to diagnose a pending heart attack.
  • $4,000,000
    Personal Injury, Product Liability Settlement for intestinal injury to a child caught in defectively designed wading pool vacuum system.
  • $4,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to recognize fetal distress and promptly deliver a baby causing brain injury.
  • $4,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth and Neonatal Injury, Brain Injury Overdose of medication to an infant child during hospital care resulted in brain injury.
  • $3,800,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving improper use of forceps in delivery causing brain injury.
  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to deliver in a timely manner causing brain injury.
  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Wrongful Death Our wrongful death attorneys in San Francisco garnered a settlement for failure to diagnose an impending heart attack in a 32-year-old father, runner, and insurance executive.
  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury Settlement against HMO emergency room for failure to report repeated abuse to a child, which eventually resulted in a mild brain injury.
  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Birth/Genetic Malpractice Laboratory error resulted in the birth of a child with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury Settlement for motorcyclist diagnosed with Vertebral Artery Dissections.
    Plaintiff was injured in an off road motorcycle accident and was admitted to an emergency hospital for evaluation and observation. Over the next 24 hours, he gradually had increasing symptoms involving changes in sensation and decreased motor ...
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  • $3,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Stroke Injury A settlement against UCSF Medical Center for improper treatment of a brain malformation in a woman in her 50’s.
  • $3,450,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to deliver in a timely manner causing brain injury.
  • $3,320,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to deliver in a timely manner causing brain injury.
  • $3,250,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Stroke, Emergency Room Error, Brain Injury Our middle-aged client was taken to the emergency room with paralysis on one side of her body.
  • $3,200,000
    Medical Malpractice, Stroke, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury Verdict and settlement for stroke resulting in hemiplegia, caused by failure to diagnose hypercoagulability in 40-year-old carpenter.
  • $3,100,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to deliver in a timely manner causing brain injury.
  • $3,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving shoulder dystocia resulting in brain injury.
  • $2,800,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving malpractice by a nurse-midwife and hospital nurses, resulting in brain injury.
  • $2,750,000
    Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability Settlement for a woman who was tragically killed when the external staircase leading to her apartment collapsed.
  • $2,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Wrongful Death Failure to diagnose fatal arrhythmia condition in 32-year-old ophthalmologist.
  • $2,150,000
    Medical Malpractice, Meningitis, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury Confidential settlement for failure to diagnose and treat meningitis in a one-year-old child.
  • $2,100,000
    Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case wherein a physician failed to properly treat premature birth complications shortly after birth, resulting in brain injury.
  • $2,000,000
    Personal Injury, Brain Injury Case against child protective services for the brain injury to three-year-old attacked by foster mother after several previous episodes went unheeded by county personnel.
  • $2,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Diagnose Confidential settlement for quadriplegic brain damage injuries to a 20 day-old child from hyperbilirubinemia.
  • $2,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Errors Settlement for a 55-year-old woman who suffered a severe brain injury after undergoing eye surgery.
  • $1,950,000
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury Our birth injury lawyers in San Francisco tried a case involving failure to diagnose hydrocephalus in a 22-week fetus, resulting in the birth of a brain-damaged baby. (Parents can only collect for the cost of future care in such cases).
  • $1,750,000
    Medical Malpractice, Stroke, Brain Injury Settlement for the improper treatment of cerebellar hemangioblastoma, resulting in a stroke to the brain stem and paralysis of a 65-year-old man.
  • $1,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error Improperly performed angioplasty (heart stenting procedure), causing the death of a 48-year-old man.
  • $1,500,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Cancer Failure to perform a colonoscopy led to stage 4 colorectal cancer.
  • $1,300,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death Failure to diagnose breast cancer in a young woman.
  • $1,120,000
    Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury Settlement for the failure to treat eye problems in a newborn which resulted in blindness.
  • $1,100,000
    Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury Full policy limits of homeowner insurance for the brain injury of a two-year-old who fell in a pool that was not adequately fenced.
  • $1,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error Policy limits settlement for the death of a 45-year-old painter when their bladder was perforated during cancer surgery (Hawaii).
  • $1,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Our wrongful death attorneys in San Francisco were able to obtain the policy limits available for the death of a 50-year-old man over-radiated for a brain tumor.
  • $1,000,000
    Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice Policy limits settlement where poor legal advice resulted in tax liability.
  • $1,000,000
    Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Failure to diagnose colon cancer in a 48-year-old dentist (policy limits).

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