Verdict against Ford in death of a boy run over by truck with defective parking brake. The then-second largest product liability verdict in the nation. (White) (Jury awarded $52 million in retrial of punitive damages.)
Many Kline & Specter cases have resulted not only in large monetary resolutions but also in changes that benefited thousands if not millions of citizens. (See examples)
The following are some of the larger publicly disclosed settlements and verdicts obtained by Kline & Specter attorneys. The list does not account for innumerable major settlements which are confidential nor for scores of other Kline & Specter seven-figure settlements and verdicts.
Largest contested liability personal injury verdict in Pennsylvania history, including $48 million compensatory and $61 million punitive damages for the family of a woman killed by a fallen electric line. (Goretzka)
Recovery following a verdict for a woman catastrophically injured in a Philadelphia building collapse. Largest personal injury recovery in Pennsylvania history. (Plekan)
Verdict against Johnson & Johnson for a Pennsylvania woman permanently injured by a defective vaginal mesh device. (Ebaugh)
Verdict in birth injury case involving oxygen deprivation which resulted in cerebral palsy.
Verdict against the Philadelphia mass transit agency in a case in which a boy’s foot was severed in an escalator. SEPTA was also fined for concealing documents. (Hall)
Verdict in a hospital error case that left a young man severely brain damaged. The award set a Pennsylvania record at the time for a medical malpractice case. (Caruso)
Jury verdict – $8.02 million compensatory and $38.5 million punitive – against a security company for the families of two women killed by a disgruntled employee at Kraft Foods plant in Philadelphia. (Brown/Wilson)
One of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania history for a girl badly injured at birth at a Philadelphia hospital. (Fortson)
Verdict in Harrisburg federal court for an infant who suffered severe brain damage because of a botched forceps delivery. Defendant was the U.S. government, which employed the doctor. (Armolt)
Settlement in explosion that killed six and injured six others at apartment complex where basement flooding had caused a gas line break. (Village Green)
Delaware County verdict in auto accident case for girl injured at notoriously dangerous intersection. (Robley)
Settlement with oil refinery in death of a worker, believed to be the largest-ever reported settlement nationally for a single-victim employee fatality. (Motiva)
Settlement on behalf of more than 100 businesses and individuals for losses in the 2001 Continental Business Center fire in Bridgeport, Pa. (Bridgeport)
Largest settlement of its kind in Arizona history against a healthcare system over alleged Medicare fraud.
Lehigh County verdict in the case of a missed diagnosis of breast cancer that resulted in a woman’s death. (Welteroth)
Settlement in an auto accident case in which severe injuries resulted from a rear seat lap belt.
Settlement for a young child who suffered severe brain damage due to improperly managed anesthesia during a routine procedure at an area hospital.
Settlement in the Pier 34 collapse that left three women dead and dozens injured. (Pier 34)
Jury verdict in the case of a Philadelphia woman injured after exercising for a promotional video for replacement knees. (Polett)
Jury verdict against two doctors found negligent in the death of a patient, herself a doctor, after a routine fertility procedure. (Matteo)
Settlement: Misdiagnosis and failure to properly treat retinopathy of prematurity in twin boys resulting in blindness.
Settlement: Tractor trailer slammed into a vehicle occupied by a Philadelphia school teacher, who suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis.
Settlement: Failure to diagnose life threatening cardiac problem following open heart surgery resulting in cardiac arrest and death.
Jury verdict in a premises liability case involving a three-year-old girl’s near-drowning at an apartment complex swimming pool. (Weightman)
Delaware County , Pa., jury verdict for a man who was left blind as the result of prolonged back surgery. (Drainer)
Jury verdict for child born with severe brain injury. The verdict, which includes periodic payments, was a record for an Erie County, Pa., personal injury case. (Graham)
Verdict against Johnson & Johnson for a New Jersey woman injured after she was implanted with a vaginal mesh device. (Engleman)
Medical malpractice verdict for boy who went blind after birth. The $20 Million verdict is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Montgomery County history. (Lee)
Jury verdict for a college student who suffered brain damage after nurses failed to respond in time to an alarm. (Gallagher)
Verdict for a patient who was assaulted while in the hospital, suffering severe injuries. Record Delaware verdict. (Sparber)
Settlement: Failure to diagnose infection and dislodged tube results in brain injury in young woman.
Jury award against Merrell Dow for boy born with club feet after his mother had taken the morning sickness drug Bendectin. (Blum)
Luzerne County verdict for mother of three left incapacitated after being struck by a van as she worked at a roadside construction site. (McManamon)
Settlement: Surgical error during liver donor procedure for transplantation results in liver failure.
Settlement: Overdose of Pitocin during delivery results in baby being born with severe brain damage and injury to mother.
Verdict for medical error that caused damage to a girl’s heart and required later heart transplant, leaving her with only a 50-50 chance of living past 21. (Keen)
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- Medical Malpractice (Includes brain and spinal cord injury, birth injury and neonatal cases, failure to diagnose cancer, and general malpractice)
- Mass Tort/Drug Cases (Vioxx, Fen-Phen, Baycol)
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Construction/Workplace Injuries
- Automobile Litigation
- Civil Rights