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$975,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case

Failure to treat a medical emergency.

$700,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case – Failure To Treat

Failure to treat a medical emergency.

$500,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case

Failure to diagnose cancer.

$2.637 Million Awarded In Workplace Explosion

Workplace explosion.

$1.6 Million Awarded For Workplace Injury

Press Operator suffered traumatic amputation of the lower arm after employer removed OSHA-required machine safeguards

$825,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case

Failure to diagnose stomach cancer.

$700,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case – Failure To Diagnose

Failure to diagnose.

$4 Million Awarded For Workplace Injury

Workplace injury due to negligent operation of a forklift.

$2 Million Awarded In Premises Liability Case

Workplace exposure to a toxic substance resulting in cancer.

$1.27 Million Awarded In Boating Accident

Boat accident due to failure to remove old bridge piling.

$725,000 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case

Failure to diagnose hydrocephalus.

$612,500 Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case

Misdiagnosis of the medical condition after an automobile accident.

$3.657 Million Awarded For Trip And Fall

Trip and fall at Kmart.

$1.85 Million Awarded For Workplace Injury

Workplace injury due to negligent operation of a fork lift.

$6 Million Awarded For Defective Product

Defective pharmaceutical product.

$4.34 Million Awarded For A Defective Product

Defective medical product.

Dangerous Toy Causes Fire And Death Of Two Children

The death of two small children in a home fire started by a defective “disco light” toy was at the center of a lawsuit handled by attorney Steve Browning against several companies, including the distributor and retailer.

In the early morning hours, two children under eight were asleep in their room. Their newly acquired toy, a “disco light,” an electrified sphere that emits colored lights in flashing patterns, was plugged into a wall socket. The “disco light” caught fire.

Asleep in another room, their mother was unaware of the fire until she smelled smoke and carried her children outside. Unfortunately, the children were overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning from the smoke and could not be revived.

Steve Browning comments on the cause of this tragedy: “Children are too often the victims of unthinkable things. This was a toy – it should not have been built to get hot enough to catch fire. We investigated and found this product was manufactured in China. Clearly, it did not meet the strict codes that should have been imposed on it before being shipped to retailers in the U.S. It is one more example of dangerous imported products being sold to children.”

Vigorous discovery and prosecution ultimately resulted in a confidential settlement with multiple defendants on behalf of the family of the deceased children.

Defective Products Cause Catastrophic Accident

A young woman from Norfolk, Virginia, was traveling I-75 en route to Florida when the tread on her Firestone tire separated and she lost control of her Ford Explorer. The vehicle rolled several times before ending up on its side in the median. The driver’s window was open, so despite being belted in, the young woman’s legs were ejected and pinned under the car when it finally came to rest. She received serious injuries to both legs, and ultimately lost one to amputation.

Our attorneys undertook a thorough investigation of the accident and inspection of the failed tire, discovering that product defects were to blame. Attorney Steve Browning explains: “Accidents and severe injury are caused by defective products more frequently than is realized or reflected in litigation. In this case, we determined that both the tire and automobile manufacturer were liable. On the eve of trial, both defendants offered settlement commensurate with our client’s injuries and needs.”

$1.375 Million Awarded For Defective Product

Defective medical device.

$1 Million Awarded For Defective Product

Defective cleaning solution.

$980,000 Awarded For Defective Product

Defective tire.

$856,336 Awarded For Defective Tire

Defective tire / defective SUV rollover.

$805,000 Awarded For Defective Product

Defective hospital bed.

$727,537 Awarded In Product Liability Case

Defective dietary supplement.

$725,000 Awarded For Boat Defect

Defective boat windshield.

$650,000 Awarded For Defective Product

Defective car lift – orthopedic injuries.

$500,000 Awarded For Defective Airbag

Defective air bag – orthopedic injuries.

$3 Million Awarded In Product Liability Case

Defective hangar door.

$2.9 Million Awarded For Defective Product

Defective seatback in the vehicle.

$1.64 Million Awarded For Defective Product

Defective child car seat.

$550,000 Awarded For Negligent Security

Negligent security at a big box store.

Husband Compensated For Wife’s Death By “Big Rig” Manufacturer

Tammy Tucker and her husband Steve operated a Peterbilt tractor-trailer. In the early morning hours, while she was at the wheel and he was asleep in the cab, Tammy encountered an unexpected patch of ice. Although she was no stranger to driving on ice, when she attempted to correct for the slide, the cab was jerked around by the interaction of the trailer. As it slid sideways, Tammy’s shoulder hit the driver’s door and it unexpectedly opened. She lost her balance; falling partially out of the door. Within seconds the entire rig tipped over on its left side. No longer able to hold on to the wheel, Tammy was ejected out of the truck and crushed by its weight.

Steve Tucker survived, believing what had occurred was just a horrible accident. While at the funeral service for Tammy, Steve learned that a recall notice had just come out from Peterbilt related to a faulty latch on the same door that had unexpectedly come open and thrown his wife to her death.

Steve Browning took the case, and flew out to the accident site in South Dakota to conduct a thorough investigation, which included an examination of the door on the Tucker’s truck. He gathered evidence that proved that the door latch was defective. “Peterbilt took a hard line – their product was not defective and they did what was required by sending out a recall notice. Of course it was obvious to us that companies do not send recall notices out on products that are not defective. This, coupled with the results of our investigation, demonstrated their culpability,” said Steve Browning, who reached a confidential settlement with Peterbilt on behalf of Steve Tucker and his children.

“I appreciate everything Steve Browning did for us. Under the horrible circumstances, working with him and the firm was a positive experience and led to the best outcome possible.” – Steve Tucker

$700,000 Awarded For Defective Power Tool

Amputation of fingers due to defective power tool

$590,000 Awarded For Defective Product

Defective tool supplied by the rental company.

$450,000 Awarded for Bike Defect

Defective component on a bike – amputation of fingertip.