$4.85 Billion settlement of Vioxx litigation. Merck withdrew the pain medication Vioxx from the world market in 2004. We represented about 100 patients who had heart attacks or strokes from taking Vioxx. About 20,000 plaintiffs shared the total settlement.
$2 Million settlement a week before trial of construction site electrical injury. A worker struck a live underground power line as he was digging to install a guard rail post. His electrical injury was confirmed by the Chicago Electrical Institute. The suit was brought against the general contractor and the subcontractor for their failure to have the area he was about to dig properly “marked out”.
$7.5 billion settlement was awarded for the citizens of New Jersey against the Tobacco Industry. Our firm was co-counsel in a case brought by Governor Whitman against the tobacco industry for reimbursement of Medicaid expenditures caused by smoking related illnesses. The suit sought to recover billions of dollars that the state and its taxpayers paid through the Medicaid program for health care costs attributable to smoking related illnesses.
$7.1 million settlement for the wife and children who was tragically killed when a tractor trailer driver crashed into the family car on the NJ Turnpike.
$2.5 Million settlement several construction companies and a machine manufacturer paid $2.5 million to our client for injuries he sustained on a construction site. Our client lost his leg and his vision in one eye after an unstable machine was allowed onto a job site and was assigned for use by the general contractor in an area for which it was not intended.
$1.8 million out-of-court settlement for our client, a pedestrian injured while crossing a major intersection.
$1.7 million settlement for anesthesiological malpractice after the anesthesiologist incorrectly inserted a tube in the plaintiff’s esophagus when the plaintiff has a pre-exiting artificial opening in the neck from a previous laryngectomy, thirty years before.
$1.5 million settlement for nursing malpractice. This was a case in which a hospital patient, who had been admitted because of a 15 foot fall from a ladder, was given the wrong injection prior to coccyx surgery, because the nurse mislabeled the syringe, and caused the patient’s death.
$1.4 million settlement for a 38-year-old Mays Landing laborer severely injured on a construction site in South Jersey.
$1.35 million settlement for a 24-year-old Bridgeton man whose hand was amputated in a defective vegetable-processing machine.
$1.2 million out-of-court settlement, paid by various companies to our client, who contracted leukemia from exposure to a workplace chemical.
$800,000 settlement for a 32-year-old Vineland man whose hand was severely burned in a glass making machine.
$775,000 settlement reached after one week of trial for a boy injured by a defective bicycle.
$750,000 settlement for the family of a man killed in a car accident.
$750,000 settlement for a 35-year-old Paulsboro man whose leg was amputated below the knee in a heavy equipment accident.
$500,000 settlement for a 17 year old boy who was injured at birth by a doctor who mismanaged his delivery.