Case Results

Premises Liability

$250,00041 year old woman slipped and fell on ice on sidewalk outside of apartment building, striking her head and sustaining a concussion and the loss of sense of taste and smell (anosmia.) After a 3 day trial, the jury returned what is believed to be the largest reported verdict of its kind in Geauga County history.

Wrongful Death

$5,750,00047-year-old mother of two killed after being hit head-on by another vehicle.
$2,800,000Mother of 5 young children died of cervical cancer which was not diagnosed in timely fashion due to improper interpretation of PAP smear.
$2,365,00043-year-old pregnant woman died shortly after complications during labor as a result of an hours’ long delay in the physician arriving at the hospital to render any care despite the identification of severe medical issues by nurses.
$1,500,000Wrongful death of an elderly woman caused by neglect of nursing home staff.
$1,500,000A 21-year-old woman was struck from behind by a driver who was admittedly playing with her IPOD in the seconds before impact.
$1,500,000Nursing student killed after being hit by distracted driver on I-480.
$1,315,760Car accident victim was taken to local emergency room where the attending doctor erred in the manner in which he placed a central venus catheter, resulting in her death.
$1,240,000Fifty-year-old father and husband killed in an auto accident.
$800,000Steel worker crushed to death by 10,000 pound coil of steel.
700,00033-year-old father of 2 traveling on rural country road at night killed in wreck caused by horse that was running loose in road.
$350,000Death of infant from group beta strep.
Confidential39-year-old woman killed after drunk driver ran a stop sign and broadsided her vehicle.
Confidential2-year-old child killed when ceiling collapsed in rental home.
Max. Award39-year-old woman killed in collision caused by drunk driver. The VOC claim was in addition to the wrongful death claim that was settled for a confidential amount.

Auto/Truck Accidents

$5,000,000High school senior, a passenger in a friend’s car, paralyzed after driver struck a tree while fleeing from police.
$3,450,000Toddler sustained permanent brain injury when father lost control of car on the highway and it rolled over.
$650,000Passenger in SUV sustained elbow, pelvis, and kneecap fractures after the SUV was forced to veer into a ditch.
$410,000Young man suffered lacerated spleen, broken leg, hip, pelvis, and tailbone in collision caused by dump truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel.
$350,000Passenger of vehicle underwent surgery for subdural hematoma after being struck by truck.
$300,00057-year-old woman suffered permanent nerve and bone injuries to face after a collision with an uninsured motorist.
$250,000Pedestrian sustained fractures to both elbows after being struck by inattentive and reckless teen driver.
$205,000T-bone collision results in aggravation of prior back injury.
$155,000Rear end collision results in bilateral rotator cuff tears.
$150,000Truck driver aggravated pre-existing knee condition after being struck by tow motor on loading dock.
$96,25053-year-old sustained injuries to her head, face, and chest after being hit head-on by a drunk driver.
$85,00028-year-old sustained torn ankle tendon after collision with driver making improper lane change.
$76,500Police officer sprained shoulder and injured two cervical discs after being rear-ended by a drunk driver.
$75,500Driver underwent surgery for torn patellar tendon after being broadsided by a tow truck.
$51,000Driver underwent surgery for arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus caused by rear-end collision.
$30,000School bus driver sustained injuries to neck and back after being hit head-on by driver who was under the influence of marijuana and cocaine.

Motorcycle Accidents

$950,000Motorcycle driver lost leg from knee down after being broadsided by inattentive driver.
$950,000Motorcycle driver suffered severe and permanent orthopedic injuries after being struck by vehicle.
$100,000Man suffers severely fractured wrist and hand after being hit by a drunk driver and recovers maximum insurance available.
$100,000Rider suffers fractured leg after being hit by another vehicle and recovers maximum insurance available.

Medical Malpractice

$750,00056 year old woman was not timely diagnosed with cervical cancer or offered PAP smear screening despite seeing family doctor on over thirty occasions.
$750,00052 year old black male was diagnosed with an advanced case of prostate cancer after not being properly screened by family physician.
$700,000Failure to diagnose acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
$125,000Despite warnings from paramedic, fire chief administered dangerously high dosage of IV epinephrine to 34 year old man who had suffered a bee sting resulting in injury to spleen.
ConfidentialWoman suffers permanent paralysis after ER physician and hospital staff failed to diagnose and timely evacuate spinal abscess.
ConfidentialPharmacy error in filling prescription resulted in elderly man suffering from seizure and crashing his car.

Nursing Home & Assisted Living Center Neglect

$285,000An elderly gentleman fractured his neck after falling from wheelchair during transport in the assisted living center's van as result of staff failing to secure him properly in wheelchair.
$275,000Woman had to have both legs amputated due to improper care by nurses, aides and other nursing home staff.
$75,000An elderly woman developed bedsores/pressure ulcers on her coccyx caused by nursing home staff failing to turn and reposition her appropriately.
Confidential76-year-old man fell and sustained a fractured leg while being assisted from his bed to the bathroom by a single nurse's aide despite protocol calling for two aides.

Injuries Caused by Defective or Dangerous Conditions on Property

$1,500,000Diving injury to a guest at a party.
$500,000While performing his job, a huge chunk of concrete fell from the ceiling of dilapidated parking garage and crushed Plaintiff’s foot which resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. Plaintiff recovered the maximum insurance available in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
$165,000Young man sustained partial amputation of 2 fingers on unguarded punch press.
$125,000Middle aged man suffered a trimalleolar fracture to his ankle after slipping on dangerously slippery and unsafe floor at restaurant.
$125,00046-year-old sustained fractured femur when he slipped and fell in hotel bathtub without a slip resistant surface.
$100,00074-year-old woman sustained torn rotator cuff after she slipped on floor that had just been mopped.
$97,500A woman slipped and fell on water in her rented apartment and suffered broken hip requiring surgical repair.
$92,50044-year-old woman sustained severe upper arm fracture when she tripped and fell over uneven sidewalk at hotel.
$85,000A woman sustained a fractured ankle after she slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on dangerously steep handicap ramp at gas station/convenience store.
$80,000Plaintiff fractured her hip after her legs became entangled in plastic band that was used to bind stacks of newspapers which were dropped by the door of a large, chain gas station.
$80,000A man, his sister and her daughter were hospitalized after suffering from food poisoning which they contracted at a restaurant.
$67,500Plaintiff tore ligaments in her knee after she fell on slippery area of marble floor at airport.
$51,000A woman tore her Achilles tendon after she tripped and fell over overlapping floor mats at convenience store.
Confidential6-month-old baby received severe burns when babysitter unintentionally bathed her in scalding hot water due to landlord’s negligent failure to maintain plumbing fixtures in good working order.

Dog Bites & Injuries Caused by Animals at Large

$66,000Young physician biking on his street when he was chased by neighbor's dog which caused him to fall from his bike and injure his knee.
$55,000Child bitten in face by Cane Corso while playing with the dog in the owner’s yard and with the owner’s permission.
$50,00056-year-old doctor bitten on hand by vicious dog while jogging through park.
ConfidentialMan attacked and seriously bitten on the face by his neighbor's dog.

Burn Injuries

Confidential6-month-old baby received severe burns when babysitter unintentionally bathed her in scalding hot water due to landlord’s negligent failure to maintain plumbing fixtures in good working order.
Confidential14-month old baby rolled off of bed in metropolitan housing apartment and sustained second and third degree burns to stomach, legs and feet caused by exposed hot water pipe.

Pedestrian Accidents

$250,000Woman struck by inattentive driver suffered amputation of leg, and obtained the maximum insurance coverage available.
$210,000Woman suffered fractures to her shoulder, pelvis, ankle and hand when struck by a car while crossing the street outside of a sidewalk.
$180,00039-year-old woman had surgery to repair fractured tibia after being struck while in crosswalk outside of a Sam's Club store.
$180,00037-year-old woman suffered left proximal tibia fracture after being struck by negligent driver while walking in crosswalk at strip center.
$60,000Plaintiff sustained broken shoulder and wrist after getting struck by car while crossing street at night and during a torrential downpour.
ConfidentialTwo women suffered temporary amnesia and orthopedic injuries after being struck by a car while walking in crosswalk.

Bicycle Accidents

$66,000Young physician biking on his street when he was chased by neighbor's dog which caused him to fall from his bike and injure his knee.
$4,000Plaintiff struck by SUV recovered $4,000 for damage to custom bicycle.

Victim of Crime Claims

Max. Award24-year-old man shot while attempting to break up altercation, resulting in paraplegia.

Boating Accidents/Maritime Law

$125,000Three fishermen injured when inattentive boat operator collided with their anchored boat on Lake Erie.

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Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A. handles a large variety of cases, with values both large and small. The examples cited herein represent some of the more significant cases. However, we routinely handle cases involving injuries that are not as severe as those mentioned above. If you have any question with regard to your claim, please do not hesitate to contact one of our attorneys who would be happy to provide a free consultation, in-person or by phone.

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