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Jun 22, 2009

Estate of Branden Atherton, et al v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., et al.

MOTOR VEHICLE: $1.5 MILLION Injuries/damages: Branden Atherton sustained fatal injuries in the accident including a C-2 fracture, a pelvic fracture, bilateral rami acetabular and pubic fractures, and an injury to the right internal iliac artery. Case name: Estate of Branden Atherton, et al v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., et al. Court: Chippewa County Case […]

Jun 15, 2009

Michael Sanchez, et al. v. Erie Insurance

MOTOR VEHICLE: $468,403 Injuries claimed: Comminuted fractures of the tibia and fibula of right leg; two mandibular fractures, plus fracture of one cervical vertebra. Court: Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case name: Michael Sanchez, et al. v. Erie Insurance Case number: 07-CV-012776 Judge: Dennis P. Moroney Verdict & settlement: Verdict. Offer of settlement filed by plaintiff: […]

Jun 8, 2009

Dawn R. Garski vs. Dr. Jose G. Araujo

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: $490,000 Injuries claimed: Masectomy Court: Wood County Circuit Court Case name: Dawn R. Garski vs. Dr. Jose G. Araujo Case number: 2007-CV-263 Judge: Gregory J. Potter Verdict & settlement: Settlement Settlement amount: $490,000 Special damages: Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $19,645 Date of incident: July 7, 2006 Plaintiffs attorney (firm): D. J. Weis, Habush [[...]

Jun 8, 2009

Anthony J. Perez vs. Terrance K. Welch

MOTOR VEHICLE: $703,641 Injuries claimed: Skull injury, traumatic brain injury, right hip fracture, and muscle/nerve injuries Court: La Crosse Circuit Court Case name: Anthony J. Perez vs. Terrance K. Welch Case number: 07 CV 843 Judge: Scott L. Horne Verdict & settlement: Jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Original amount sought: None Original offer: Zero […]

Jun 1, 2009

Dustin R. Kramer vs. Vincent Vaccarello and Lukas Eyer, et al.

MOTOR VEHICLE: $312,500 Injuries claimed: Right-sided rib fractures, right pneumothorax, right femur fracture, left distal tib/fib deformity, open fracture/dislocation of left ankle, transverse process fractures of T1 and T2; swelling in ankle, numbness in dorsum of foot along with a limp; scarring from surgeries/tubes and contusions Court: Oneida County Circuit Court Case name: Dustin R. [&hellip[...]

Jun 1, 2009

Cassandra, James, Hunter and Elizabeth Armstrong (all minors) vs. Little Hernandez

MOTOR VEHICLE: $750,000 Injuries claimed: Death Court: Marathon County Circuit Court Case name: Cassandra, James, Hunter and Elizabeth Armstrong (all minors) vs. Little Hernandez Verdict & settlement: Settlement Original amount sought: : $1 million Original offer: $650,000 Award: $750,000 Special damages: Economic/pecuniary loss at $600,000 – $750,000 Date of incident: Dec. 19, 2005 Plai[...]

May 18, 2009

Ernest A. Stankowski vs. David A. Justmann

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: $390,000 Injuries claimed: Fractured neck with halo and left shoulder also injured. Court: Portage County Circuit Court Case name: Ernest A. Stankowski vs. David A. Justmann Case number: 08-CV-178 Mediator: Steve Hansen Verdict & settlement: Mediation Original amount sought: $750,000 Original offer: $250,000 Award: $390,000 Special damages: Plaintiffs past medical expen[...]

May 18, 2009

Kevin Schmude vs. Tricam Industries, Inc.

PRODUCT LIABILITY: $677,318 Injuries claimed: Back, bulging discs, neck and back. Court: U.S. District Court for Eastern District of WI Case name: Kevin Schmude vs. Tricam Industries, Inc. Case number: 07-CV-457 Verdict & settlement: Verdict in favor of plaintiff Award: $677,318 Special damages: Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $29,773; plaintiff’s past wage loss: 99,090; plainti[...]

Apr 20, 2009

Pippenger v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., et al.

WRONGFUL DEATH: $1.2M Injuries claimed: Estate of Brandon Pippenger: Pre-death conscious pain and suffering. Brandon’s parents: Loss of Brandon’s society and companionship under wrongful death statute, as well as severe emotional distress resulting from witnessing the incident and the injuries to their son. Court: Marathon County Circuit Court Case name: Pippenger v. Laidlaw Transit, I[...]

Mar 23, 2009

Lori Cornue-Owens, et al. vs. Northland Transportation, et al.

PERSONAL INJURY: $2.2 MILLION Injuries claimed: Burst fracture of thorasic spine, crushed spinal cord with T-10 and below paraplegia, fractures of left shoulder and multiple ribs, head laceration with head injury Court: Rock County Circuit Court Case name: Lori Cornue-Owens, et al. vs. Northland Transportation, et al. Case number: 06 CV 26 Judge: James Welker […]

Mar 16, 2009

Sandy Matelski, et al. v. ACUITY, A Mutual Insurance Company, et al.

PERSONAL INJURY: ZERO DOLLARS Injuries claimed: The plaintiff claimed injuries to her neck, right shoulder, lower back and right knee as a result of the accident. The main issues were the neck and right shoulder. The plaintiff had two neck surgeries, resulting in a three-level fusion from C3-6. She also had surgery on her right […]

Mar 2, 2009

Mellom v. Shindler Elevator, et al.

PRODUCT LIABILITY: $2.2 MILLION Injuries claimed: Death Court: Rock County Circuit Court Case name: Mellom v. Shindler Elevator, et al. Case number: 06 CV 1517 Judge: James Welker Verdict & settlement: Jury returned plaintiff verdict Original amount sought: $2.5 million Original offer: No offer from elevator companies Award: Partial settlement with the architect and Inspectors […]

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