Other Georgia and National Verdicts and Settlements
One of the most common questions that our potential Georgia clients ask is: What is my case worth? We have handled many cases and we would be happy to discuss the potential value of your case and to answer any questions that you may have. But please remember that there are many factors that determine the value of your case and we are happy to share them with you. Some important factors are the type of case, the county in which a lawsuit would be brought, the type of injuries, the type of medical treatment sought, whether objective medical tests show the injury, whether the injuries are permanent and the financial strength of the defendant. However, one thing is certain: Each case is different and the specific facts of your case will help determine valuation for settlement and trial purposes. While each case is unique, the following are examples of other Georgia recoveries that we have compiled by case type and county as a general guide. Please visit our web site for a list of Recent Results that our firm has achieved.
$150,000 Root Canal Nerve Injury Settlement
A general dentist performed a root canal on a lower wisdom tooth. During the root canal procedure the dentist drilled too far into the tooth which resulted in the root canal material being filled past the apex of the root of the tooth and into the underlying nerve canal. This resulted in the plaintiff suffering a permanent nerve injury. The plaintiff alleged that the root canal was performed without the dentist first gaining informed consent and that the procedure was performed negligently because the dentist did not take pre-root canal x-rays or take measurements of the canal lengths before conducting the procedure. Due to this alleged negligence, the Plaintiff suffered from permanent numbness and paresthesia.The defendant claimed that the measurements were taken but had been lost and that the injuries were “a risk of the procedure.”
$510,000 Settlement in Root Canal Nerve Injury
Dental Malpractice settlement after dentist overfilled root canal material into the inferior alveolar nerve causing permanent nerve injury.
$875,000 Settlement After Wisdom Tooth Extraction Georgia Trial
Plaintiff suffered a lingual nerve injury which resulted in numbness and pain in her tongue following a wisdom tooth extraction. Evidence in the case established that the lingual nerve was severed during the extraction. The defense relied upon a theory of the case that it was a “risk of the procedure” and dental malpractice did not play a role in the injury. The plaintiff countered this defense with expert testimony that the injury was due to malpractice and therefore, not simply a risk of the procedure which could not be avoided in this case. Due to her injury, the Plaintiff claimed damages including loss of her job, and both past and future pain and suffering resulting from the permanent nerve injury.
$1,265,000 Medical Malpractice Fulton County Jury Verdict
A 71-year old woman cosmetic consultation regarding bags under her eyes and lines around her mouth. The defendant doctor recommended a full facelift and simultaneous full face C02 laser resurfacing. The simultaneous procedures resulted in dermatitis on the woman’s face.
$512,000 Settlement in Fulton County Tractor-Trailer Accident
Plaintiff was struck by a tractor-trailer while attempting to pass on the right. Plaintiff was air-lifted to a nearby hospital to treat a head laceration, but upon a display of confusion and other indications consistent with a head injury, the hospital held him.
$300,000 Settlement in Fulton County Tractor-Trailer Accident
Plaintiff, while waiting for a red light, was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer, which resulted in various injuries. Plaintiff had to undergo a lumbar laminectomy and fusion of one spinal disk. As a result of the injury and medical procedures, Plaintiff had lost wages of $57,000 and medical bills totaling $69,000.
$450,000 Auto Accident Jury Verdict
Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by defendant’s vehicle. However, the issue of liability was contested due to Defendant’s claims that an unidentified third driver had run a stop sign that caused her to lose control. Plaintiff suffered a back injury in the wreck and had $10,000 in lost wages and $20,000 in medical bills as result of the accident.
$875,000 Slip and Fall Verdict
A clear slick residue existed in the staircase of a hotel, which caused Plaintiff to fall and fracture his elbow. The fractured elbow required multiple surgeries to install plates and screws, as well clean up scar tissue that had developed. The issue of prior knowledge of the existence of the residue was contested at trial.
$650,000 Settlement in Richmond County Motorcycle / Tractor Trailer Wreck
Husband and wife were riding a motorcycle in Richmond County, GA when a tractor- trailer unexpectedly turned left into their lane causing a head-on collision. Plaintiffs had $150,000 in medical bills and $30,000 in lost wages.
$252,864 Automobile Accident Jury Verdict in Cherokee County
Traffic forced Plaintiff to come to a complete stop on the highway. Defendant failed to stop in time, which resulted in a rear end collision. Although the Plaintiff had no pain at the immediate time of the accident and very little property damage to Plaintiff’s pickup truck was visible at the scene, two hours later he began to have severe lower back pain that radiated down his legs. Plaintiff had $38,000 in medical bills. The jury returned a verdict for $252,864 in compensatory damages, excluding lost wages and medical bills.
$1.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict for Fulton County Automobile Accident
A man was struck and killed by an SUV which was being driven by Defendant when he was on the job. The Defendant admitted that he negligently failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection. The Defendant employer did not dispute that Defendant was working within the scope of his employment at the time of the wreck.
$5.4 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice in DeKalb State Court
An individual was injured as a result of an elbow implant that “exploded,” having been left in a locked position. The injury resulted in $243,000 in medical bills. The verdict also included $100,000 for loss of consortium.
$5 Million for Wrongful Death Action in Gwinnet County
Despite nursing records that stated the 32-year-old patient was to have assistance when moving around, nurses left her unattended while she was in the shower. The brief period of being alone resulted in the patient falling, which led to her death.
$3,740,000 Verdict for Wrongful Death Case in Chattooga County
An automobile accident that resulted in the death of two individuals.
$3 Million Verdict Awarded for Tractor Trailer Accident
A dock worker was struck by a tractor trailer that was backing into the loading dock area. The dock worker had $200,000 in medical bills as a result of the accident.
$2.5 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death in Pauling County Car Accident Case
Defendant tried to pickup a cell phone he dropped in the passenger area of his car while driving. The negligent driver crossed the centerline, and struck Plaintiff head-on. The decedent was airlifted and endured more than one hour of extreme conscious pain and suffering and later died.
$1,937,500 Verdict for Motorcycle Collision in Cobb County
A young driver turned left in front of a motorcycle, resulting in the passenger of the motorcycle being thrown off, breaking her pelvis. The passenger underwent surgery for internal fixation of her broken pelvis, requiring a 12-day hospital stay and $151,000 in medical bills. The injured passenger, an attorney, suffered no lost wages.
$1.75 Million Settlement for Tractor Trailer Accident and Wrongful Death Action
A man was killed when struck as a pedestrian by a tractor-trailer. In addition to the wrongful death and estate claims for her deceased husband, the settlement included claims for the wife’s emotional distress, having witnessed the aftermath of the accident.
$1 Million Verdict for Automobile Accident in Fulton County
Plaintiff was injured when a work van rear-ended him causing lower back and neck injuries. The defendant admitted liability, but the issue of causation was contested. Plaintiff had $300,000 in medical bills.
$900,000 Settlement for Automobile Accident
Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident with Defendant, which resulted in Plaintiff having severe neck and spine injuries that required a cervical fusion procedure. Plaintiff had more than $300,000 in medical bills for the related injuries.
$515,000 Medical Malpractice in Fulton County
A 63-year old woman underwent surgery to resolve a perforated ulcer, but died of a pulmonary embolism approximately 5 weeks after the procedure.
$450,000 Verdict for an Automobile Accident that resulted in a Lumbar Compression Fracture in Bibb County
Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in a lumbar compression fracture that required more than $20,000 in medical bills.
$275,000 Verdict for Auto Collision in Cherokee County
After refusing a $25,000 pretrial settlement offer, a jury returned a verdict for $275,000 for an individual involved in an auto collision that resulted in a concussion, arthritis, and a 10% disability rating. Plaintiff had more than $20,000 in medical bills, and $4,800 in lost wages.
$300,000 Verdict for Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle in Gwinnett County
A 55-year old woman struck Plaintiff while he was crossing the road.
$299,533 Verdict in DUI Accident Resulted in Chatham County
Plaintiff fractured his knee cap after being involved in an accident with a drunk driver. The verdict consisted of $100,000 in punitive damages and $23,000 in special damages.
$285,000 Verdict in Police Excessive Force Case
After being doused with pepper spray while being arrested by four police officers, a 61- year old man was left with a severe left elbow injury. Plaintiff had more than $35,000 in medical bills as a direct result of the incident.
$150,000 Verdict for Auto Collision in Cherokee County
Plaintiff sustained a broken ankle and broken thumb in an automobile accident. Medical bills totaled more than $24,000 and Plaintiff incurred $350 in lost wages.