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.

  • $180 Million

    Commercial Dispute

    Confidential Complex Commercial and Business Claim
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  • $105 Million

    Class Action

    Bad faith class action
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  • $50 Million

    Toxic Exposure

    Personal injury claims for toxic exposure to particulate matter on behalf of community members
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  • $39 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Verdict in bad faith claim for failure of insurance company to pay $10,000 dismemberment policy (largest bad faith verdict in West Virginia at the time)
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  • $36.6 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith and coverage claims on behalf of manufacturer for failure to pay for toxic clean-up
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  • $35 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Work-related chemical and toxic exposure resulting in wrongful death of one worker and severe personal injuries/burns to two other workers
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  • $ 33.3 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace industrial explosion resulting in death of 3 workers
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  • $25 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Coal mine explosion caused by failure to properly monitor methane gas resulting in two wrongful deaths and personal injuries to a third miner
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  • $24 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Construction fire resulting in wrongful death of ironworker and injuries to two other workers settled after opening statements
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  • $20 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Lockout/Tagout and First Line Break violations causing thermal and chemical burns resulting in wrongful death (believed to be largest recovery in workplace "deliberate intention" claim in West Virginia)
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  • $16.1 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Verdict in catastrophic personal injury claim involving single car accident caused as a result of failure to properly install guard rail
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  • $13.1 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Verdict in motorcycle accident resulting in death of passenger including a $5 Million assessed in punitive damages

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  • $12.5 Million

    Product Liability

    Defective and negligently designed car seat resulting in brain damage.
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  • $10.3 Million

    Class Action

    Shareholder derivative suit and negligent bank auditing.
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  • $10 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Thermal and chemical burns as a result of failure to follow and implement proper lockout/tagout procedure
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  • $9.4 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Verdict in medical malpractice claim involving negligent release of psychiatric patient resulting in wrongful death of third party
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  • $8.3 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Wrongful death negligence action against coal operator for surface damage causing single vehicle collision
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  • $8 Million

    Class Action

    Personal injury and property damage claims brought on behalf of community members exposed to particulate matter emissions
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  • $8 Million

    Consumer Protection

    Claims for consumer protection and antitrust violations brought as Special Assistant Attorneys General against insurance companies and brokers
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  • $7.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Verdict in medical malpractice case involving failure to properly diagnose colon cancer (largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Belmont County, Ohio)
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  • $6.9 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent treatment of patient leading to attempted off-premises suicide

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  • $6.75 Million

    Personal Injury

    Drowning wrongful death claim

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  • $6.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Failure to properly treat cervical dysplasia and changed medical records

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  • $6.5 Million

    General Litigation

    Fraudulent expert opinion and malicious defense.
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  • $6.3 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Fetal brain injury caused by failure to timely diagnose and deliver
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  • $5.4 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace electrocution resulting in death of worker
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  • $5.1 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Work related personal injuries caused by failure to follow proper lockout-tagout policy while working inside a vessel
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  • $5.1 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Personal injuries sustained as a result of confined space violations

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  • $5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Thermal and chemical burns as a result of failure to follow and implement proper lockout/tagout procedure
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  • $5.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent release of psychiatric patient resulting in wrongful death.
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  • $4.9 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Wrongful death claim against oil and gas company arising from oil and gas trucking accident.
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  • $4.75 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Underground mining accident involving improper mining procedures and defective equipment
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  • $4.5 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Severe personal injuries sustained in surface mining/fall incident
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  • $4.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Failure to timely treat diabetic ketoacidosis resulting in brain injury
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  • $4.3 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Severe personal and burn injuries sustained in gas well explosion during drilling operations
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  • $4.2 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Verdict in medical malpractice claim involving negligent treatment of chest pain with increasing troponin levels leading to wrongful death
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  • $4.1 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith for failure to pay $25,000 underinsurance policy limits
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  • $4.0 Million

    General Litigation

    Head football coach left WVU and breached his contract to go to Michigan resulting in $4 million dollar recovery for WVU
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  • $4.0 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Car accident resulting in severe but non-fatal injuries
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  • $4.0 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Verdict in bad faith claim arising from insurance company's improper claims handling in underlying car collision case
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  • $4.0 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Severe but non-fatal injuries sustained in truck accident
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  • $3.95 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for wrongful denial of coverage in underlying wrongful death case
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  • $3.75 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Drunk driving accident and insurance bad faith
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  • $3.65 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    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
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  • $3.5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace crane accident resulting in wrongful death - settled during jury deliberations.
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  • $3.5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace accident caused by chemical fire and explosion resulting in wrongful death.
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  • $3.5 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Summary judgement obtained against AIG in insurance coverage claim arising from claims against a hospital
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  • $3.25 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent intubation of distressed baby resulting in brain injuries which was settled during trial.
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  • $3.2 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnose and negligent treatment as a result of delayed CT scan resulting in wrongful death two days following CT order
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  • $3.2 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for failure to pay $30,000 water damage claim
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  • $3.1 Million

    General Litigation

    Fraudulent procurement of settlement releases in asbestos claims
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  • $3 Million

    Business Dispute

    Business tort involving minority shareholder claim
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  • $3 Million

    Class Action

    Claim on behalf of city residents for negligent maintenance and construction of water lines
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  • $2.8 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Verdict in medical malpractice claim arising from surgical error resulting in wrongful death 68 year old non-employed
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  • $2.8 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Verdict in car accident resulting in ruptured disc and insurance bad faith claim
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  • $2.5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    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.
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  • $2.5 Million

    Toxic Exposure

    Environmental damage caused by improper discharge brought on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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  • $2.5 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim on behalf of manufacturer for improper claims handling
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  • $2.5 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Claim for breach contract and insurance bad faith for failure to defend and indemnify manufacturer
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  • $2.35 Million

    General Litigation

    Legal malpractice claim and insurance bad faith claim
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  • $2.2 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace electrocution resulting in wrongful death.
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  • $2.2 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Surgical error resulting in wrongful death

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  • $2.1 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Work injury caused by chemical burns from spilling unmarked caustic
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  • $2.0 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Burn injuries caused by truck accident.
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  • $2 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Truck accident wrongful death claim
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  • $2.0 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim against medical malpractice insurer for improper claims handling
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  • $2.0 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for wrongful denial of coverage in a total fire loss where insurance company accused insured of arson
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  • $1.95 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Surface coal mining accident as a result of coal company's failure to properly maintain its coal haulage equipment
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  • $1.95 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Failure to prevent workplace violence resulting in attempted strangulation by supervisor and co-employees
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  • $1.94 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim resulting from improper claims handling of underlying motor vehicle claim
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  • $1.9 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim from improper claims handling in underlying automobile accident
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  • $1.9 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Longshoreman injury resulting in wrongful death.
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  • $1.80 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Claims for violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA) arising from company's harassment and debt collection practices.
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  • $1.8 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Cerebral palsy caused by failure to timely treat fetal distress.
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  • $1.8 Million

    Personal Injury

    Electrical injuries caused by negligently placed power line resulting in electrocution and psychological damage
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  • $1.8 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper claims handling.
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  • $1.8 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper claims handling
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  • $1.8 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Fetal brain injury and Cerebral Palsy resulting from failure to timely treat fetal distress
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  • $1.78 Million

    Consumer Protection

    Violations of Consumer Protection Act resulting from improper debt collection practices
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  • $1.75 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for failure to comply with Court mandated infant settlement procedures
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  • $1.73 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Wrongful death claim as a result of company knowingly exposing employees to unsafe working conditions and requiring employees to work on unsupported roofs without proper fall protection
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  • $1.72 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Verdict in medical malpractice claim involving negligent treatment and monitoring of prescription drug

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  • $1.7 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Failure to supply and enforce fall protection resulting in fall from bridge and wrongful death
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  • $1.7 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim of permitted driver against owner's automobile insurer
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  • $1.7 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Car accident resulting in personal injuries and bad faith claim
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  • $1.7 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Surgical error resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Please change description to: "Verdict in medical malpractice claim involving surgical error resulting in partial paralysis and speech impediment

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  • $1.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent supervision and release of psychiatric patient
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  • $1.5 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper claims handling in underlying accident
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  • $1.5 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Trespass by pipeline company resulting in property damage
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  • $1.5 Million

    Coal Mining Accident

    Surface mining and power haulage equipment incident resulting in wrongful death

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  • $1.5 Million

    Product Liability

    Failure to properly warn about risks of prescription drug resulting in wrongful death (successfully argued that the learned intermediary doctrine should not apply on appeal)
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  • $1.5 Million

    General Litigation

    Improper denial of pension benefits of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster
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  • $1.5 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper subrogation claims
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  • $1.5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Work injury caused by falling ice resulting in wrongful death.
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  • $1.5 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace fatality caused by improper confined space policies and procedures
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  • $1.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Please change description to: Verdict in birth injury claim arising from negligent treatment of fetal distress

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  • $1.5 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Failure to properly diagnose colon cancer resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.46 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Personal injuries sustained as a result of company's failure to implement and maintain proper fall protection and ladder safety

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  • $1.45 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Car accident resulting in serious but non-fatal personal injuries
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  • $1.4 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for failure to pay $16,000 in water damage
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  • $1.4 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Car accident resulting in death of elderly couple
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  • $1.4 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis and negligent treatment of melanoma cancer resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.35 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent release of psychiatric patient resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.35 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

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

    Personal Injury

    Sexual assault and molestation claims against church and pastor
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  • $1.3 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Work related crush injury
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  • $1.3 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Drunk driving accident resulting in TMJ.
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  • $1.3 Million

    Product Liability

    Verdict in claim involving negligent design of truck frame resulting in single truck accident
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  • $1.3 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Disputed property damage valuation claim
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  • $1.2 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for failure to pay $20,000 water damage claim
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  • $1.2 Million

    General Litigation

    Estate beneficiary dispute
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  • $1.2 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Fraud committed in procurement of oil and gas lease.
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  • $1.2 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis and negligent treatment of drug overdose patient
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  • $1.2 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Improper work practices which caused brick wall to collapse resulting in leg amputation
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  • $1.15 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis of cancer and negligent treatment
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  • $1.13 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motorcycle accident settled for policy limits.
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  • $1.13 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim wrongful denial of coverage after insured suffering from mental illness burnt down her house
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  • $1.1 Million

    Workplace Accident

    Deliberate intention claim involving injuries to foot tendon and ligaments settled for policy limits during jury deliberations
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  • $1.1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent treatment and diagnosis of pneumonia resulting in wrongful death

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  • $1.1 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for malicious defense
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  • $1.03 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent treatment of chest infection resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.025 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper claims handling and alleging claimant was a "malinger"
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  • $1 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper collection of subrogation
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  • $1 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper claims handling and lowball offers in underlying car collision case
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  • $1 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for improper "churning" of benefits
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  • $1 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Trucking accident wrongful death claim for policy limits
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  • $1.0 Million

    Toxic Exposure

    Personal injuries for mercury exposure
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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    Premises liability claim resulting in brain injuries
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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    Wrongful death of pedestrian struck by train settled during trial
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  • $1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Medical negligence claim
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  • $1.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Birth injuries caused by delayed C-section

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  • $1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis and improper treatment of acute coronary syndrome resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis of cancer resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent treatment of brain infection in emergency room resulting in wrongful death
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  • $1.0 Million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for failure to pay $5,000 medical payments claim

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  • $1.0 Million

    General Litigation

    Eminent Domain Proceeding
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  • $1 Million

    Consumer Protection

    Violations of the Consumer Protection Act for improper debt collection practices and phone harassment
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  • $1 million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim for lowball offers to disabled claimant
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  • $1.0 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Oil and gas drilling explosion resulting in burn injuries to worker.
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  • $1.0 Million

    Oil & Gas Accident

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

    Workplace Accident

    Workplace electrocution caused by improper lockout/tagout policies and procedures resulting in death of worker
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  • $1.0 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident

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

    Oil & Gas Accident

    Property damage caused by oil spill.
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  • $1 million

    Insurance Dispute

    Bad faith claim of behalf of local business for wrongful denial of coverage and failure to defend
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  • $1.0 Million

    Toxic Exposure

    Oil and toxic pollution claim
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  • $1.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligent treatment of meningitis resulting in damaged hearing
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  • $1.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Misdiagnosis of compartmental syndrome leading to amputation settled for policy limits during trial
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  • $1.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose breast cancer resulting in single mastectomy
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  • $1.0 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Surgical error resulting in leg amputation

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