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.

$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.

$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.

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

Confidential pre-suit settlement against a hospital for the wrongful death of a 24 year-old woman.

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.

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

$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.

$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.

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

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

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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

$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.

$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

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

$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.

$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.

$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.

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

$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.

$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.

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

$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.

$56,000 verdict for a 16-year-old who fractured her wrist in a car wreck.