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Verdicts & Settlements

Selected Verdicts & Settlements

DISCLAIMER: Verdicts and Settlements are listed on this website for informational purposes only. Future verdicts or settlements cannot necessarily be predicted from prior results. Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC makes no guarantee that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters. Each case depends on its own unique facts, strengths and weaknesses, severity of damages/injuries, credibility of witnesses, availability of insurance coverage, and many other facts that can affect a claim's verdict and/or settlement amount. Because of this, you cannot assume that the same result would occur for you in your state under the particular facts of your case.

Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has a proven history of obtaining significant results on behalf of its clients including more than 140 settlement and verdicts over $1 Million. Below is a partial list of some of our verdicts and settlements.

Medical Malpractice Claims

$9.4 Million Verdict, Negligent release of psychiatric patient resulting in wrongful death caused by shooting

$7.5 Million Verdict, Largest verdict ever in Belmont County for medical malpractice

$6.9 Million Settlement – Medical malpractice claim for failure to prevent attempted suicide

$6.5 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for improper treatment of cervical dysplasia and changed medical records

$6.3 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to admit pregnant mother on Medicaid

$5.0 Million Settlement, Negligent release of psychiatric patient resulting in wrongful death

$4.5 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to timely treat diabetic ketoacidosis

$4.2 Million Verdict, Medical malpractice for failure to properly treat chest pain resulting in death

$3.25 Million Settlement during trial, Medical malpractice for negligent intubation of distressed baby resulting in brain injuries

$3.2 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for delayed CT scan resulting in wrongful death

$2.8 Million Verdict, Medical malpractice for negligent anti-reflux surgery resulting in wrongful death

$2.2 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose goiter before extubation

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$1.73 Million Settlement, Birth injury for failure to timely treat fetal distress

$1.72 Million Verdict, Medical malpractice for failure to properly monitor liver enzymes during administration of Methotrexate

$1.5 Million Verdict, Medical malpractice for failure to recognize fetal distress

$1.5 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose colon cancer

$1.5 Million Settlement, Negligent security resulting in patient death

$1.4 Million Settlement, Cerebral palsy caused by failure to timely treat fetal distress

$1.2 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose drug overdose

$1.0 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to timely treat meningitis resulting in hearing loss

$1.0 Million Settlement – Medical malpractice wrongful death settled for the policy limits

$1.0 Million Settlement – Medical malpractice wrongful death claim settled for policy limits

$1.0 Million Settlement, Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose breast cancer resulting in single mastectomy

$1.0 Million Settlement during trial for policy limits, Medical malpractice for failure to properly treat compartmental syndrome resulting in below knee amputation

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Workplace Accidents Claims

$5.4 Million Settlement, Workplace electrocution resulting in wrongful death

$5.1 Million Settlement, Work injury caused by being entrapped by materials while working inside a vessel

$4.3 Million Settlement - Oil and gas drilling explosion resulting in burn injuries to worker

$3.65 Million Settlement – Workplace intentional tort/deliberate intention claim for wrongful death arising from a surface haulage accident caused by mining company's failure to properly maintain its coal hauling trucks

$3.5 Million Settlement during jury deliberations, Workplace crane accident resulting in wrongful death

$3.5 Million Settlement, Workplace accident caused by chemical fire and explosion resulting in wrongful death

$2.5 Million Settlement – Workplace intentional tort/deliberate intent claim for wrongful death as a result of company's failure to maintain and implement an adequate "minimum approach distance" for overhead lineman resulting in workplace electrocution

$2.2 Million Settlement, Workplace electrocution wrongful death

$2.1 Million Settlement, Work injury caused by chemical burns

$1.95 Million Settlement – Deliberate intention/intentional tort wrongful death claim of a 72 year old worker arising from a surface coal mining accident as a result of company's failure to adequately maintain the safety of its coal hauling trucks

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$1.95 Million Settlement – Workplace intentional tort/deliberate intention claim for personal injury resulting from company's failure to prevent and abate known work place violence

$1.9 Million Settlement, Longshoreman injury resulting in wrongful death

$1.775 Million Settlement – Claims for violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA) arising from company's harassment and debt collection practices

$1.73 Million Settlement, Workplace wrongful death caused by failure to supply fall protection

$1.5 Million Settlement, Work injury caused by falling ice resulting in wrongful death

$1.46 Million Settlement – Workplace intentional tort/deliberate intention claim arising from company's failure to implement proper ladder safety requirements

$1.3 Million Settlement, Workplace crush injury

$1.2 Million Settlement, Work injury caused by failure to guard resulting in amputation

$1.1 Million Settlement after Plaintiff's Closing Argument, Work injury to tendon/ligament in foot

$1.0 Million Settlement – Oil and gas drilling explosion resulting in burn injuries to worker

$1.0 Million Settlement – Workplace intentional tort/deliberate intention claim for wrongful death against oil and gas company resulting from company's failure to properly maintain its trucks

$1.0 Million Settlement, Workplace electrocution caused by company's improper lock out tag out policy

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Insurance Bad Faith Claims

$110 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith class action

$39 Million Verdict - $34 Million Punitive Damages, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $10,000 dismemberment policy - Largest verdict in the history of West Virginia for insurance bad faith

$36.6 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay toxic clean-up against 10 separate insurance carriers on 8 claims

$4.1 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $25,000 underinsurance policy limits

$4.0 Million Verdict, Insurance bad faith

$3.95 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith

$3.5 Million Summary Judgment against AIG for coverage claim

$3.2 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $30,000 water damage claim

$2.4 Million Settlement, Legal malpractice/insurance bad faith - missed statute of limitations in soft tissue injury case

$1.9 Million Settlement, Car accident/insurance bad faith

$1.75 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to comply with infant settlement procedures

$1.7 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith

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$1.5 Million Settlement, Insurance Bad Faith

$1.5 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for improper subrogation claims

$1.4 Million Verdict, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $16,000 in water damage

$1.2 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $20,000 flood damage claim

$1.125 Million Settlement – Insurance bad faith claim resulting from wrongful denial

$1.1 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for malicious defense

$1.0 Million Settlement, Insurance bad faith for failure to pay $5,000 medical payments claim

$1.0 Million Settlement – Insurance bad faith claim for wrongful denial

$1.0 Million Settlement - Insurance bad faith settlement for local small business wrongfully denied coverage

$1.125 Million Settlement - Wrongful denial after insured burnt down house

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

$16.1 Million Verdict, Single car accident caused by failure to properly install guard rail resulting in wrongful death

$13.1 Million Verdict - $5 Million Punitive Damages, Motorcycle accident resulting in death of motorcycle passenger

$8.25 Million Settlement, Single car accident caused by road defect due to underground mining resulting in wrongful death

$4.9 Million Settlement – Wrongful death claim against oil and gas company arising from oil and gas trucking accident

$4.0 Million Settlement, Car accident resulting in serious but non-fatal injuries

$3.75 Million Settlement, Drunk driving accident and insurance bad faith

$2.8 Million Verdict, Car accident resulting in ruptured disc and insurance bad faith

$2.0 Million Settlement, Trucking accident

$2.0 Million Settlement, Burn injuries caused by truck accident

$1.7 Million Settlement, Car accident and insurance bad faith

$1.45 Million Settlement – Car accident resulting in serious but non-fatal personal injuries

$1.35 Million Settlement – Wrongful death car accident claim settled for the policy limits

$1.3 Million Settlement, Drunk driving accident resulting in TMJ

$1.125 Million Settlement - Motorcycle accident settled for policy limits

$1.0 Million Settlement – Truck accident resulting in non-fatal personal injuries settled for the policy limits

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Fraud Claims

$10 Million Settlement, Shareholder derivative suit and negligent bank auditing

$6.5 Million Settlement, Fraudulent expert opinion and malicious defense

$3.1 Million Settlement, Fraud

$1.2 Million Settlement – Fraud committed in procurement of oil and gas lease

Negligent Design Claims

$12.5 Million Settlement, Negligently designed car seat resulting in brain damage

$1.8 Million Settlement, Electrical injuries caused by negligently placed power line resulting in psychological damage

$1.3 Million Verdict, Negligent design of truck frame resulting in single truck accident wrongful death

Toxic Exposure Claims

$38.5 Million Partial Settlement – Personal injury claims for toxic exposure to particulate matter on behalf of community members

$8.0 Million Settlement – Class action brought on behalf of residents of community exposed to harmful and toxic particulate matter

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Construction Accident Claims

$27 Million Settlement after Plaintiff's Opening Statement, Construction fatality caused by multiple safety violations and corporate greed

$1.7 Million Settlement, Construction accident caused by failure to supply proper fall protection

Coal Mine Accident Claim

$25 Million Settlement, Coal mine explosion caused by failure to properly monitor methane gas resulting in PTSD and wrongful death

Sexual Assault Claim

$1.352 Million Settlement – Sexual assault and molestation claims against church

Property Damage Claim

$1.0 Million Settlement, Property damage caused by oil spill

Slip & Fall Claim

$1.0 Million Settlement, Slip and fall resulting in brain injuries

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