At the Donahey Law Firm, our lawyers are proud of the personal injury lawsuit verdicts and accident settlements we have achieved on behalf of our clients throughout Ohio. Here are some of the results we have achieved for our clients:
Personal Injury Lawsuit Verdicts & Settlements
Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury due to defendant railroad’s negligence. Plaintiff established that the railroad failed to place lights or gates at a railroad crossing. This case was tried by a former partner in the law firm of Twyford & Donahey.
($5,000,000.00 in compensatory damages and $5,000,000.00 punitive damages) Judgment against a physician for criminal assault.
Three cases settled against hospitals, all within a 60 day period. One case was turned down by a well known Medical Malpractice attorney!
Video – Plaintiff suffered an amputation of a portion of his arm due to a workplace accident. Plaintiff established that his employer failed to use adequate safety procedures and safety guards to prevent employee injury. The jury’s verdict included compensatory damages as well as an award of punitive damages
Plaintiff sustained a significant closed head injury as well as other serious injuries including fractures as a result of a head-on motor vehicle collision. These injuries left plaintiff permanent disabled effectively destroying her wage earning capacity.
Settlement for a baby born with physical disabilities due to obstetric malpractice. Baby suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of OB/Gyn negligence. Oxygen deprivation prior to the baby’s delivery led to permanent brain damage. As she grows, baby will require daily supervision for the rest of her life.
A 2-year-old suffered a significant brain injury as a result of untreated abdominal distension caused by a perforated duodenum, which led to cardiac arrest. The patient will remain in a vegetative state for the remainder of her life.
Before she was born, our client’s pregnant mother was rear-ended by a minivan. The collision impact resulted in a pelvic fracture. Shortly after her baby’s delivery, an MRI revealed that the baby had suffered a brain hemorrhage/bleed which caused developmental delays and permanent brain damage/injury. Our expert witnesses believed her brain was damaged, before birth, as a result of the force of the collision.
Our client reported severe back pain over the course of several hospital visits. His severe back pain was spontaneous and unrelated to recent injury or trauma. Defendant physicians and hospitals committed numerous acts of medical malpractice through their failure to order an MRI which would have revealed a spinal epidural abscess. When the abscess was finally diagnosed, our client had sustained permanent paralysis.
Our client sustained severe burn injuries as a result of a workplace accident. Both his employer and an independent contractor failed to provide adequate safety guards and warnings in a workplace setting.
Defendant neurosurgeon caused permanent spinal cord injury while performing neck surgery (cervical laminectomy), resulting in paralysis. Plaintiff’s expert witnesses testified that, under no circumstances, should the neurosurgeon have struck/nicked our client’s spinal cord during neck surgery.
Patient presented to emergency department with localized back tenderness, an elevated white count, and other symptoms suggesting a spinal epidural abscess. He was immunocompromised secondary to chronic steroid use. Blood culture was positive for enterococcus faecalis. Patient then developed more worrisome signs/symptoms of leg weakness and immobility, and there again occurred a delay in diagnosing the patient’s spinal epidural abscess. By the time the patient was diagnosed, his paralysis was irreversible. The case settled for $1,790,000.
Our client went to an emergency room complaining of severe back pain. No MRI was performed and she went on to suffer from paralysis. A subsequent MRI determined that she had an infection (abscess) near her spinal cord. The infection caused irreversible damage to her spinal cord.
Failure of an ophthalmologist to recognize the signs and symptoms of a growing optic nerve tumor in a child leading to permanent blindness in one eye and partial blindness in the other. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
Our client was found to be at fault by the Ohio State Highway Patrol because the semi truck driver claimed our client went left of center. Our investigation and expert witnesses showed that the semi truck driver actually went four feet left of center and killed our client in his own lane, resulting in a favorable settlement for our client’s children.
Plaintiff’s father went into the hospital for a knee operation. He was taken off his prescribed heart medication for the purpose of the surgery. Unfortunately the patient was never put back on his required medication and suffered a massive heart attack and died. The case was settled prior to a lawsuit being filed for $575,000.
Patient underwent surgery on lower leg. Afterwards, she developed severe swelling which her physicians failed to recognize and treat. The swelling caused tissue death and infection, leading to permanent calf weakness and severe permanent scarring.
Pregnant female presented to hospital emergency department with influenza-like illness. Despite CDC warning/admonition, patient was not prescribed Tamiflu. Patient went on to develop pneumonia and died. Fetus was delivered successfully before mother died. Case settled for an undisclosed amount.
A jury returned a verdict against a central Ohio urologist who destroyed a man’s spleen in an attempt to blast kidney stones in what would otherwise have been a routine procedure. Attorney Curtis Fifner of the Donahey Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio, said that the jury awarded 100% of what he argued the damages were worth for his clients! Fifner said that he has never heard of another case in which a jury awarded 100% in a medical malpractice case. “This is highly unusual”, said Fifner. Fifner further indicated that he would pursue pre-judgment interest in the case since an offer to settle was never made.
Some of the parties’ names have been kept confidential in accordance with confidentiality agreements.
Results vary and these may or may not be indicative of the results in similar cases.
Our law firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Ohio. We have offices and the flexibility to serve clients throughout the entire state of Ohio and Kentucky. Our attorneys work on a “contingent fee” basis, which means we don’t get paid until we are successful in recovering financial compensation on your behalf.
If you have been injured, due to someone else’s negligence, anywhere in Ohio, please contact us by e-mail for a FREE consultation or call us anytime to discuss how our law firm can help you.