Verdicts And Settlements

$16,500,000 verdict in Washington County, Ga. against a logging truck company to compensate a 68-year-old man for the injuries he suffered in the collision. $1,500,000.00 was allocated to his wife's loss of consortium claim. Brad Houck and Tommy Malone represented the plaintiff at trial. Read more about this case here.

$7,900,000 verdict against trucking company and against Kmart for the wrongful death of a 31-year-old mother. Tommy Malone who served as lead counsel. This verdict is believed to be the largest verdict ever for Coweta County. (Coweta County, Ga.)

$3,700,000 verdict in Fulton County, Ga. against dental practice to compensate a then 18-year-old female for injuries she suffered when she was sexually assaulted by a nurse anesthetist while under anesthesia. Attorneys Bill Bird and Jennifer Jordan represented the plaintiff during a seven day trial. Read more about this case here.

Confidential settlement of a claim against a dental practice to compensate minor female for injuries she suffered when she was sexually assaulted by a nurse anesthetist while under anesthesia.

$3,500,000 settlement against trucking company for the wrongful death of a 36-year-old woman. (Cobb County, Ga.)

$2,740,500 judgment against the owner/temporary employer for a 36-year-old woman who was rendered a paraplegic in a single vehicle accident caused by the defendant's failure to use the proper trailer hitch while hauling a trailer. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$2,250,000 settlement against a trucking company for a minor who suffered a brain injury in a car wreck. (Walton County, Ga.)

Confidential pre-suit settlement against a hospital for the wrongful death of a 24 year-old woman. (Fulton County, Ga.)

Confidential settlement against a hospital and three doctors for failing to timely diagnose heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a 68-year-old man whose leg was amputated above the knee as well as three fingers on his dominant hand. (Bibb County, Ga.)

Confidential settlement with hospital whose failure to timely diagnose heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a 59-year-old female patient caused amputation of both feet. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$1,265,000 verdict against cosmetic surgery business of Dr. Chip Cole for negligently performing procedures that caused permanent scarring on the face of a 71-year-old woman. The Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed the verdict on appeal and declared the caps on non-economic damages to be unconstitutional. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$1,000,000 arbitration award (full policy limits) for the wrongful death of a 52-year-old man. We were able to show that the defendant truck driver was fatigued and not keeping a proper lookout due, in part, to his violations of the Federal Motor Carrier hours of service regulations that govern professional truck drivers. (Macon, Ga.)

$1,000,000 settlement (policy limits) against truck driver and trucking company for the wrongful death of a 21 year old. (Cobb County, Ga.)

$1,000,000 settlement (policy limits) against truck driver and trucking company for the wrongful death of 22 year old. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$900,000 settlement against the hospital for failure to appropriately monitor a 47 year old patient who died following an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion.

$825,000 settlement (policy limits) against a drunk driver and an underinsured motorist carrier for a doctor who suffered a brain injury in a car wreck. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$760,000 verdict against the owners of an after-school program for negligently supervising a 9-year-old girl, who was hit by a car, broke both legs and developed keloid scarring after surgery. The Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict on appeal. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$595,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a 71-year-old man who was a passenger in a single vehicle accident caused by the failure of the trailer manufacturer and dealer to provide adequate towing instruction for its trailer. (Gwinnett County, Ga.)

$515,000 verdict against two doctors and their medical practices for negligent post-operative care of 63-year-old woman, which resulted in a fatal pulmonary embolus (Fulton County, Ga.)

$500,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man who died from postoperative complications and the medical staff's failure of to properly monitor and report his declining condition. (DeKalb County, Ga. )

$475,000 settlement on the eve of trial on behalf of a 19-year-old man who fell from a 4th story breezeway due to a faulty temporary guardrail that was negligently maintained (Fulton County, Ga.)

$400,000 settlement for wrongful death of 88 year-old man arising out the negligent care and monitoring while in a hospital. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$305,000 settlement for a 64-year-old woman who fell and was injured due to a construction defect at the Atlanta Airport resulting in back and knee surgery. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$290,000 settlement against an insurance company for the victim of a single vehicle accident. The at-fault defendant assigned his claim against its own insurance agent for failure to timely report the claim resulting in the loss of coverage for the underlying accident. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$272,500 settlement against a carnival company for negligent raising an awning into the path of a 12-year-old girl on a swing breaking her leg. (Fulton County, Ga.)

$250,000 settlement against a trucking company for a 19-year-old college student who broke her foot which required surgery. (Richmond County, Ga.)

$250,000 settlement for injuries a river of a tractor-trailer suffered who was cut off by a passing vehicle causing him to strike another tractor-trailer in a head-on collision. (Gwinnett County, Ga.)

$200,000 settlement for a minor whose family doctor failed to timely follow up on laboratory tests evidencing early stages of kidney failure resulting in a kidney transplant. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$180,000 pre-suit settlement for a woman who had partial back surgery at the wrong level of her spine. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$135,000 settlement against a trucking company for a 41-year-old man who suffered a herniated disk in his neck in an automobile wreck. (DeKalb County, Ga.)

$56,000 verdict for a 16-year-old who fractured her wrist in a car wreck. (Gwinnett County, Ga.)