Verdicts & Settlements

ABUSE/NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT

$8,000,000.00

Internal failure of the hydraulic pump causing the sudden start of machinery and resulting in injury to client who was struck in head unexpectedly. Client suffered traumatic brain injury causing seizure disorder.

DEFECTIVE PRODUCT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$6,700,000.00

Ira’s wife suffered a traumatic brain injury due to negligence at a skilled nursing facility, and our team of attorneys worked hard to ensure that Ira’s wife and his family received the compensation that they rightfully deserved.

ABUSE/NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT

$5,000,000.00

Individual with bipolar disorder suffered severe brain damage as a result of overdose on prescription drugs that were recklessly made available to the individual.

ELDER NEGLIGENCE/ABUSE

$4,250,000.00

Client was purposefully ignored despite her known need for care resulting in Client suffering serious bodily injuries. Staff of facility claimed to knowingly disregard the needs of Client due to claims of overall understaffing, underfunding and disinterests of the facility’s senior management.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$3,300,000.00

Negligent driver struck client’s car causing serious injuries to the passengers, including a pregnant mother who delivered prematurely. As a result of the accident, the child sustained severe injuries

DROWNING DEATH

$2,750,000.00

Represented the husband and children of a women who was killed in drowning incident when her dive computer failed and the dive-guide had left with others failing to pay attention to her safety despite being assigned to her oversight.

DEFECTIVE PRODUCT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$2,450,000.00

Rental car tire blew out resulting in serious injuries to the passengers and the tragic death of a young child.

ELDER NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$2,000,000.00

Failure to respond to a Nursing Home resident’s call light prompted resident to attempt to walk to bathroom; fall occurred causing resident to strike head and bleed to death.

ELDER ABUSE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,956,000.00

Failure to monitor and care for an elder individual after hip operation led to heal ulcers and a leg amputation, ultimately resulting in death.

NEGLIGENCE/WILLFUL MISCONDUCT

$1,750,000.00

Parked car rear-ended by a commercial big-rig causing severe injuries.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$1,700,000.00

Stopped car rear-ended by a speeding vehicle causing serious injuries.

ELDER ABUSE/NEGLECT

$1,600,000.00

Geriatric Hospital failed to provide appropriate care. Over-medicated patient resulting in cardiac and respiratory arrest. Client survived but was no longer able to recognize family members.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,500,000.00

Coumadin poisoning due to over-prescription and improper medication of patient.

NEGLIGENCE/TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1,400,000.00

Office worker exposed to toxic chemicals resulted in severe respiratory problems and lung damage as well as severe emotional distress.

ELDER ABUSE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,212,500.00

Elderly client of Residential Care Facility died following multiple falls which were known to the staff but who nonetheless knowingly left client unattended with serious injury.

ELDER ABUSE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,175,000.00

Elderly patient left in bathroom unsupervised, fell and fractured hip. Nurse on duty didn’t report the incident, and attempted to cover up the injury.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

$1,000,000.00

Skilled Nursing Facility failed to care for client’s wounds resulting in skin ulcers and gangrene, then proceeded to care for incorrect foot.

ELDER NEGLECT

$1,000,000.00

Client dropped during rehabilitation therapy suffered severe and permanent injury.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/FRAUD

$1,000,000.00

Unlicensed home care nurses withheld appropriate care, slept on the job, and committed lewd acts in front of an elderly individual.

ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF DEPENDENT ADULT/MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

$1,000,000.00

Rehabilitation facility’s failure to provide the medical and custodial care required caused plaintiff to suffer serious injury.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$1,000,000.00

Car rear-ended at stop light injuring the two passengers inside. One was a pregnant woman who went into premature delivery and suffered injuries to her neck

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

$1,000,000.00

Botched surgery on foot and grossly inadequate follow up care caused serious harm and injury to patient.

NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION/ELDER ABUSE

$1,000,000.00

Individual with blindness was improperly monitored and sustained multiple falls while at care center. Client sustained hip fracture that was left untreated for several days.

NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT

$1,000,000.00

Dependent adult improperly supervised resulting in a severe injury, including loss of all previous independence.

PERSONAL INJURY/PREMISES LIABILITY

$995,000.00

Slip and fall caused by establishment’s failure to protect patron safety resulted in severe head injury.

ELDER NEGLECT/ INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

$953,500.00

Caregivers of injured elder failed to seek help for fractured hip.

RESIDENTIAL ELDER CARE FACILITY/WRONGFUL DEATH

$950,000.00

Care facility staff failed to summon help for resident who suffered fall with head trauma, instead moving client to common area and out of view of others.

NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION/WRONGFUL DEATH

$950,000.00

Improper care and negligence by residential care facility resulted in the death of patient.

ELDER ABUSE/WRONGFUL DEAT

$950,000.00

Dependent adult subjected to repeated acts of neglect and abuse resulting in death.

ELDER ABUSE/ WRONGFUL DEATH

$938,000.00

As a direct result of care facility’s neglect, patient suffered physical harm, pain and mental suffering. Specifically, client’s health significantly deteriorated to the point where defendants’ neglect was a factor in contributing to patient’s death.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

$920,000.00

Healthcare center failed to develop and implement appropriate care plan resulting in severe sores and open wounds. The wounds became infected with multiple strains of drug resistant bacteria. The infection spread causing multi-system organ failure and premature death.

ELDER NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$812,500.00

Neglect by nursing home to protect patient safety and well-being despite severe respiratory condition resulted in death.

NEGLIGENCE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$810,000.00

Improper discontinuation of medication resulted in deteriorating health and ultimately death.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$800,000.00

Driver fell asleep and crashed into another vehicle causing severe injury to passengers of that vehicle.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$750,000.00

Elder Abuse and Wrongful Death- Skilled nursing facility severely neglected the patient and as a result patient suffered head trauma and died.

NEGLIGENCE/PREMISES LIABILITY

$750,000.00

Inadequate accommodation for legally disabled resulted in a violent fall and severe injuries.

NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION OF DEPENDENT ADULT

$750,000.00

Client resided in a residential adult care facility due to developmental disabilities and was sexually touched by a staff member following reports to management of there being signs of an inappropriate developing relationship.

ELDER ABUSE/FRAUD

$750,000.00

Elderly patient left in bathroom unsupervised, fell and fractured hip. Nurse of duty didn’t report incident and attempted to cover up by stating it was a “bug bite.”

ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT/MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

$750,000.00

Hospice willfully withheld appropriate care and failed to properly the train staff.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

$730,000.00

Intoxicated minor recklessly drove another minor passenger. Minor drove at dangerous speeds and attempted to evade a police officer. Minor crashed into retainer wall causing serious and permanent injury to passenger.

ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT /WRONGFUL DEATH

$725,000.00

Care facility withheld care to a dependent adult resulting in pressure sores on the back of the head that caused dependent adult’s premature death.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$700,000.00

Client neglected by administration and staff and as a result suffered severe injuries, and died following surgery.

RECKLESS NEGLECT/ FRAUD/ WRONGFUL DEATH

$700,000.00

Failure of senior living facility to provide adequate care resulted in injuries requiring surgery which led to the death of the individual.

DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE AND NEGLECT

$675,000.00

Quadriplegic patient in skilled nursing facility was severely neglected. As a result patient suffered a dangerous decubitus ulcer that ultimately required hospitalization and surgical intervention

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/ BREACH OF CONTRACT

$612,500.00

Dementia patient at adult care complex fractured arm after wandering off due to lack of supervision.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/ WRONGFUL DEATH

$600,000.00

Improper care by skilled nursing facility permitted client to fall multiple times and culminated with a blunt force injury and death of client.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/ WRONGFUL DEATH

$600,000.00

Post-operative care and rehabilitative therapy facility failed to administer required care which caused fatal blood clot in leg.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/ BRAIN INJURY

$600,000.00

High fall risk patient left un-monitored and fell and sustained a brain injury. Caused serious and permanent cognitive impairments.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$555,000.00

Car rear-ended by a reckless driver and rolled off the freeway. Resulted in severe injuries.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$555,000.00

Skilled nursing facility recklessly attempted to transfer elder individual and dropped said individual. Resulted in serious hip fractures requiring surgical intervention and culminating with the premature death of the individual.

NEGLIGENCE/PREMISE LIABILITY

$555,000.00

Traumatic slip and fall incident cause serious personal injuries.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$555,000.00

Post surgery client went to a skilled nursing home for rehabilitation. The facility was recklessly understaffed and permitted patient to fall and sustain fatal closed head injury.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

$555,000.00

Care facility’s reckless lack of care caused Plaintiff to suffer multiple falls, a severe acute ischemic event, and need for an above-the-knee amputation of her left leg.

NEGLIGENCE/AUTO ACCIDENT

$525,000.00

Car rear-ended causing innocent party injury including a central disk protrusion and disk bulge in back, and permanent issues that are projected to worsen over time.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$500,000.00

Death as a result of multiple falls at a negligent rehabilitation facility

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$500,000.00

Nursing home’s failure to provide needed care and administer prescribed medication caused client death by septic shock.

NEGLIGENCE/PREMISE LIABILITY

$500,000.00

Pedestrian injured by construction site negligence.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$500,000.00

Rehabilitation center was reckless, neglectful, and abusive and failed to provide care and treatment required.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$500,000.00

Failure to provide required care to patient caused premature death of client.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT/WRONGFUL DEATH

$500,000.00

Untreated bedsore became infected and caused sepsis in the bloodstream. Client was wrongfully discharged and condition remained untreated resulting in premature death.

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

$450,000.00

Client sustained injuries as a result of care center’s reckless conduct in monitoring catheter care.

Additional Case Results

Disclaimer: Case results as reported above were derived based upon facts and circumstances specific to each separately reported case and publication of such case results is for informational purposes only and by no means is intended to constitute any representation or guarantee of a similar result for your prospective case.

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Below are answers to common questions people have about personal injury cases and working with a lawyer. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer questions that are particular to your case.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

You benefit from legal representation in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of a settlement or jury award. We will only recover a fee if you recover compensation.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Case Is Worth?

There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

  • Your total financial or economic damages
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The impact of your injuries on your daily life
  • The strength of your case
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • Insurance policy limits 

Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

Legal representation is also vital if your case involves a complex area of law such as elder abuse or neglect, premises liability, commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or serious work-related accidents. Determining liability, navigating decades of legal precedence, and interpreting specific statutes in these cases is best done with years of relevant legal experience.

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