Category Archives: Jury Verdicts

Accident Lawyer | More Surprises From The Trial Survey Group

In a previous post, I discussed the findings from the Trial Survey Group that young people (35 and under) have a propensity to award damages below the national average in personal injury lawsuits. Another surprising find by the study was … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer | Study Shows That Young People Award Lower Damages Than Average In Personal Injury Lawsuits

All personal injury lawyers in Spokane have opinions as to which demographics award more money in personal injury actions. However, a recent study may have shaken some long-held beliefs. A study done by Trial Survey Group found that individuals under … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury Attorney | Woman Awarded $975,000

A federal jury awarded $975,000 to a mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth alone in a jail cell. In the lawsuit, Plaintiff claimed that her constitutional rights were violated when jail officials refused to provide her medical care for … Continue reading

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Obtaining an IFCA and Insurance Bad Faith Verdict

Recently, Steven Hughes and I obtained a jury award on behalf our client, the Estate of Frank Madden, against Medico Insurance Company for violating the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) and insurance bad faith. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Frank … Continue reading

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Personal Injury Verdict | Crane Operator Awarded $1.45 Million

A King county jury awarded a former crane operator, Warren Yeakey, $1.45 million for injures he allegedly suffered due to the collapse of a construction crane in Bellevue, Washington. Due to the collapse, Mr. Yeakey was found to be 100 percent disabled by the … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer | Family Receives $1.5 Million from City

On August 10, 2010, John T. Williams was shot and killed by a Seattle Police officer. A subsequent investigation by the Police Department’s Firearms Review Board ruled the shooting unjustified. After mediation, the Seattle Police Department agreed to award Williams’ … Continue reading

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Spokane Lawyer | The Katrina-Hospital Case Settles

Last week, I reported that a trial will begin regarding a class action suit against Memorial Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, and its corporate overseer, Tenat Healthcare. The question presented was whether Memorial and Tenat should be held accountable for the deaths … Continue reading

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Insurance Law | Jury Awards $19 Million To Man That Had A Portion Of His Medical Bills Wrongly Denied

A case out of California highlights the risk insurance companies run when they second guess medical professionals in a first party context. The plaintiff in this case, Thomas Nickerson, is a paraplegic former Marine. While attempting to get into his  van, … Continue reading

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