A previously healthy 3-year-old child presented to the emergency room with with complaints of stomach pain, multiple episodes of diarrhea, fever and elevated vitals. She was discharged from the emergency room without any diagnostic testing. The injuries she would soon sustain resulted in her undergoing intensive rehabilitation, chronic dialysis, and a lifetime of kidney transplants and hospitalization. A previously healthy 3-year-old is now an insulin dependent diabetic with high blood pressure, kidney disease, with cognitive injury.
A pressurized steam container violently exploded, flew 500 feet through the air, and crash landing into the Faultless Linen facility. One person was killed and two were injured at Loy Lange, while three more were killed and another injured at Faultless Linen. After two years of extensive litigation, which included over 75 depositions and over 20 experts, a settlement of slightly over $47 million was reached on behalf of all Plaintiffs with the defendants.
A jury awarded $105 million to a man who was seriously injured when a multi-piece wheel explosively separated while he was airing up a tire. This caused the rim to strike his face with such force that it could have lifted a 3000-pound car 15 feet off the ground.
The Plaintiff in this case was prescribed over 37,000 schedule II narcotic opioids for undiagnosed lower back pain, with a pain level that was never quantified by his doctor. Over the course of four years, his dose was escalated from 50 mg of opioids per day to well over 1500 mg on average and 40 pills per day in the final year.