Case Results

Due to confidentiality provisions, only some of our
case settlements are reported below
  • $10,350,000
    Award for Family Injured in a Motor Vehicle Crash
    Award for family injured in a motor vehicle crash involving a truck that had failed inspection and had faulty brakes.
  • $6,000,000.00
    Settlement for Stroke Victim In VA
    Our thirty-two-year-old client suffered a stroke after undergoing chiropractic manipulation of her neck. She presented to her HMO exhibiting symptoms of her stroke but the health care providers at the HMO failed to recognize her symptoms and failed ...
  • $5,000,000.00
    Settlement For An Infant Who Suffered A C-Section Injury
    We represented an infant who suffered a severe brain injury and multi-organ injuries due to the negligence of a midwife. During pregnancy, the mother became high-risk labor and delivery. Nevertheless, the midwife caring for her prenatally did not ...
  • $4,723,771.00
    Verdict for Surgical Error
    We represented a 54-year old woman who now suffers from lifetime disabilities due to a surgical error. Prior to surgery, our client was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage localized only in the back of her brain on the right side. The doctors ...
  • $4,000,000.00
    Settlement In Food Poisoning Case
    We represented a 32-year-old man who suffered salmonella food poisoning from eating undercooked chicken at a restaurant. Salmonellosis led to the development of debilitating reactive arthritis that resulted in our client's disability from his ...
  • $4,000,000.00
    Wrongful Death Of 40-Year-Old From An Undiagnosed Blood Clot
    We represented the estate of a 40-year-old woman who died from a blood clot that traveled to her lungs (known as a pulmonary embolism). Our client had been given a drug, Lupron, for the treatment of endometriosis. Complications from this drug led to ...
  • $3,400,000.00
    Settlement For Wrongful Death From Drug Reaction
    We represented a husband and three young children for the wrongful death of their 43-year-old wife and mother. The wife/mother was negligently misdiagnosed by her psychiatrist as suffering from Bipolar II Disorder, when in fact she was suffering ...
  • $3,000,000.00
    Jury Award for Wrongful Death from Cervical Cancer
    We represented the estate of a 36-year old woman who died from cervical cancer. An abnormal Pap smear test revealed the early stages of cancer. Tragically, the Pap smear was misinterpreted by the doctor as normal. As a result, the diagnosis and ...
  • $2,400,000.00
    Breast Cancer Case Settlement
    We represented a forty-year-old woman in this District of Columbia medical malpractice case. The patient had a screening mammogram at which time the radiologist found an abnormality in the right breast and recommended to the primary care physician ...
  • $1,475,000.00
    Medical Malpractice Case Settlement
    We represented a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic urinary tract infection, controlled diabetes, atrial fibrillation, recent lithotripsy, and stenting to remove a kidney stone obstruction. She was admitted to the hospital with complaints ...
  • $1,175,000.00
    Settlement For Client With Major Orthopedic Pelvic Fracture
    Our client was hurt in a head-on collision. The driver of another vehicle had been speeding, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow line, and hit our client's vehicle head-on. The collision caused major injury to our client. He ...
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    Dump Truck Accident Case Settlement
    We represented a 46-year old gentleman in a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck. His vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck on Route 95 in Fairfax County. Our client suffered a cervical spine injury that limited his ability to work and walk ...
  • $4,900,000.00
    Settlement for Brain Injured Child
    This case involved the care provided to a newborn baby while admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After a difficult delivery, the baby was admitted to the NICU for monitoring. While in the NICU, the baby demonstrated numerous signs of ...
  • $3,300,000.00
    Settlement to Mother & Son for Birth Injuries In VA
    We represented a mother and her infant son for injuries that occurred during the delivery process. The mother had experienced a placental abruption while her son was in utero causing him fetal distress due to a lack of oxygen supplied through the ...
  • $3,300,000.00
    Verdict for Wrongful Death Of 3-Year Old
    We represented the parents of a 3-year-old girl who died at Inova Fairfax Hospital as a result of a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of elevated ammonia in her blood. The daughter was born with a urea cycle defect, which is a genetic inborn error ...
  • $2,400,000
    Jury Verdict in Winchester
    Attorney Tom Smith won a hotly contested jury trial in Winchester involving a surgeon injuring three major blood vessels while trying to repair a fractured hip. Our 64-year-old client nearly bled to death, but she survived. The surgeon denied cutting ...
  • $2,300,000.00
    Hospital Physician Engaging In Sexual Relationship With Patient
    We represented a thirty-two year old woman who sought treatment from a hospital-based psychiatrist. The psychiatrist violated the patient-physician relationship by engaging in a sexual relationship with the plaintiff. The hospital knew of the ...
  • $2,249,672.00
    Jury Verdict In Wrongful Death Case Following Hiatal Hernia Repair
    We represented the estate of a 49-year old woman. She was a single mother of a 17 year-old daughter. The mother died as a result of complications that occurred during surgery. In 2007, the mother underwent a surgical procedure to treat ...
  • $1,899,036.96
    Jury Verdict For Plaintiff In Lung Cancer Case
    The plaintiff is a 70-year-old man with a history of melanoma. His dermatologist ordered periodic chest imaging studies to conduct surveillance for possible metastasis of the melanoma. On Aug. 1, 2006, a chest CT scan ordered by the dermatologist was ...
  • $1,600,000.00
    Jury Verdict For Patient Who Lost Central Vision In One Eye
    We represented a 53-year-old woman who lost central vision in one eye following a vitrectomy performed by Dr. Randall Wong at the Capital Eye Consultants. The allegations against Dr. Wong were that he recommended and performed eye surgery despite the ...
  • $1,475,000.00
    Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease
    We represented a 55-year-old gentleman who suffered a massive heart attack after his treating physicians failed to diagnose and treat the plaintiff's underlying heart disease. Prior to suffering his heart attack, the plaintiff had notified his ...
  • $1,450,000.00
    Settlement for Brain Injury Caused By Epidural
    Our client was a young mother who went to the hospital for an elective cesarean section. She was given a spinal-epidural anesthesic prior to her her surgery and a epidural anesthetic following surgery. In response to the anesthetics, our client ...
  • $1,400,000.00
    Settlement for Stevens Johnson Syndrome Patient
    Plaintiff was a 36-year-old female with a mental disability due to a birth injury that left her with the functional age of approximately six years old. The plaintiff also had a seizure disorder. She was experiencing tremor episodes that the defendant ...
  • $1,375,000.00
    Settlement Due To Nursing Error
    We represented a 46 year-old gentleman who suffered an anoxic brain injury when he was oversedated in the hospital following coronary artery bypass surgery. The nurse caring for him noted in the chart that our client was "unarousable," but she took ...
  • $1,375,000.00
    Settlement For Death Of A Toddler Following Trachea Surgery
    The plaintiff's child was a two-year-old who was born with a congenital problem known as Pierre Robin Syndrome. This condition caused some breathing difficulties that required the placement of a tracheostomy tube to assist with breathing. After ...
  • $1,350,000
    Settlement for Delay in Diagnosing a Brain Infection
    Our client was a young mother of two children. She presented to the emergency room with altered mental status. Despite signs of viral infection on her brain MRI, the virus was not diagnosed, and she was not timely treated with antiviral medications ...
  • $1,250,000.00
    Settlement for Wrongful Death from Acute Pancreatitis
    We represented the wife and three children of a 40-year-old man who died from complications of untreated acute pancreatitis arising from undiagnosed Cushing's Syndrome. Of note, the insurance company for the defendant doctor refused to make a ...
  • $1,050,000.00
    Settlement In Bacterial Endocarditis Case
    We represented a 39-year old gentleman who presented to his primary care physician with signs and symptoms of an infection. A blood culture was necessary to diagnose and treat his infection, but it was not done. Instead, the doctor diagnosed our ...
  • $1,050,000.00
    Misread Mammogram Leads to Settlement
    Misread Mammogram Leads To $1.05 Million Settlement. We represented the estate of a 52-year-old woman who died from the metastatic spread of her breast cancer. Years prior to the diagnosis of her breast cancer, our client underwent two screening ...
  • $1,000,000.00
    Cerebral Palsy Due To Placental Insufficiency
    Our infant client was born two weeks after her due date. She suffered a brain injury, cerebral palsy, and a seizure disorder because her mother's placenta had "run out of gas" and could no longer provide the oxygen and nutrition that the baby needed. ...
  • $925,000
    Settlement for Our Client Who Suffered In a Motor Vehicle Crash
    Settlement for our client who suffered in a motor vehicle crash resulting in a cervical spine fracture that required surgery.
  • $862,500
    Settlement for Client Who Suffered Ankle & Wrist Fractures
    Settlement for client who suffered ankle and wrist fractures in a motor vehicle crash involving a car that failed to yield the right-of-way.
  • $650,000.00
    Uterus Injury Following Hysteroscopy
    The plaintiff was a 38-year-old women who underwent a hysteroscopy to investigate the cause of vaginal bleeding. It was alleged that during the hysteroscopy, the gynecologist perforated both the uterine wall and the rectal wall. The hole in the ...
  • $600,000
    The Case Settled for Policy Limits
    Our client was injured while riding his motorcycle on Route 95 in Virginia. He was cut off by an unknown driver who made a sudden lane change, causing our client to lose control of his motorcycle. He suffered third-degree burns primarily to his leg ...
  • $500,000.00
    Automobile Accident Case Settlement
    We represented a 39-year-old man who sustained multiple bone fractures and a severe infection in a motorcycle accident. Our client was injured while making a left turn across traffic when he was hit by a car traveling in excess of the speed limit. ...
  • $500,000.00
    Automobile Accident Case Settlement After the Discovery Of A Second Insurance Policy
    We represented a 72-year-old woman who sustained multiple bone fractures in an automobile accident. She was a passenger in a car that was broad-sided by a speeding vehicle. During the case, it was learned that our client's husband had two separate ...
  • $500,000.00
    Jury Verdict Against Chiropractor Who Breaks Patient's Ankle
    We represented a 43 year-old woman who suffered a broken ankle as a result of the chiropractic manipulation of her feet and ankles. Our client originally visited a chiropractor for back and hip pain. During the chiropractor's examination of our ...
  • $480,000.00
    Jury Verdict In Case Involving A Misplaced Pacemaker Lead
    We represented the family of an 81-year-old woman who died following the misplacement of a pacemaker lead. The decedent was diagnosed with a Mobitz Type II heart block and was sent to Fauquier Hospital by her primary care physician for evaluation and ...
  • $425,000.00
    Head-On Collision Case Settlement
    We represented a 63 year-old woman who was injured in a head-on automobile collision in Fairfax County, Virginia. The defendant fell asleep while driving and crossed the double yellow line into the our client's lane. As a result of the accident, our ...
  • $285,657.76
    Motor Vehicle Crash Victim Wins Jury Award
    We represented a client injured in a motor vehicle crash in Fairfax County. The crash resulted from the defendant running a red light, and making a left-hand turn in front of his client's car. Our client suffered a hangman's fracture of the C2 ...
  • $145,000.00
    Jury Verdict In Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case
    We represented a 53-year-old woman who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Fairfax County, Virginia. Our client's SUV was broad-sided by the driver of a minivan who failed to yield the right-of-way. The accident was witnessed by a Fairfax ...
  • $100,000.00
    Car Accident Case Settles For Policy Limits
    We represented a 33-year old woman who was injured in a four car accident in Alexandria, Virginia. Our client was the third car in a chain reaction wherein each car hit the car in front of it. As a result of the accident, our client suffered a ...
  • $100,000.00
    Settlement For Pedestrian Hit By Car In Virginia Parking Lot
    We represented a female client who was hit in a shopping center parking lot while walking to her car. As a result, she suffered a broken leg, ligament damage to her ankle, and a torn meniscus that required surgery. The driver who hit our client was ...
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    Hearing Loss Caused By Air-Bag Deployment
    A recent client was involved in a car accident in Springfield, Virginia. After sitting at a red light, he began to drive his car after his light turned green. As he entered the intersection, his car was hit by an SUV who was racing into the ...
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    Client's Case Settles And Defendant Doctor's License Suspended
    On March 6, 2006, the medical license of Dr. Rene Alvir was suspended indefinitely, for a period of not less than one year, by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Dr. Alvir was a surgeon who performed a TURP surgical operation on a patient represented by ...
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    Defective Knee Implant Case Settled For 40 Clients
    We represented 40 clients who received a defective knee implant from a leading orthopedic prosthesis manufacturer. Before sale to our clients, the knee implants sat on a warehouse shelf for over 4 years, allowing a key plastic component to oxidize. ...

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