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Medical Malpractice

$1,200,000

Settlement for Paralyzing Spinal Injury Caused by Negligent Review of X-Ray Films

45-year-old husband and father is paralyzed after a radiologist fails to identify a spinal fracture on an X-ray film and orders nurse to move the patient — severing his spinal cord
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Medical Malpractice

$600,000

Verdict for Severed Artery During Surgery in Black Hawk County

27-year-old woman suffers a severed iliac artery during surgery for endometriosis. She is placed in a medically induced coma and suffers multiple complications. RSH Legal medical malpractice attorneys go to trial and argue the doctor made a medical error during surgery. The malpractice verdict awards the woman with compensation for pain and suffering and future medical expenses.
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Nursing Home Injury

$900,000

Verdict for Punitive Damages and Pain and Suffering in Mason City Nursing Home

An 84-year-old woman suffered from several falls and bed sores during her 2 ½ year stay at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, Iowa.There was also a bedbug infestation and mice in the resident’s room. After several falls, the resident was taken to the emergency room, where she was found to be chronically dehydrated and underweight. The resident died in hospice a short time later. Good Shepherd maintained that the resident had received proper care throughout her stay. A Cerro Gordo County jury reached a $900,000 verdict against Good Shepherd nursing facility for pain and suffering of the resident and for punitive damages.
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Medical Malpractice

$400,000

Settlement for Placing Incorrect Heart Valve by Iowa City Doctor

A 59-year-old husband and father had the wrong heart valve placed by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Doctors placed a mechanical heart valve instead of a tissue valve into the patient. The patient had specifically requested a tissue valve, but doctors ignored his consent and instead used a mechanical valve. The result of this medical malpractice means the patient will need to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life.
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Workers' Compensation

$125,000

Settlement after Permanent Total Award After Neck Injury Resulting in Loss of Job

34-year-old materials handler suffers cervical disc herniation at two levels while lifting on the job – resulting lifting restrictions cause loss of job and aggravation of major depressive disorder
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Medical Malpractice

$5,650,000

Verdict for Paralysis Caused by a Chiropractic Adjustment

63-year-old husband and father is paralyzed from the waist down after a chiropractor applies too much force while adjusting a bone in the patient’s upper low back
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Car Accidents

$415,000

Settlement with Vehicle Owner for Loaning Vehicle to Unfit Driver

82-year-old suffers collapsed lung, fractured ribs and permanent injury to the bladder after his car is hit by a car driven by a disoriented elderly woman with poor driving history.
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Fall Injury

$9,000,000

Construction Accident – Wrongful death involving fall from scaffolding.

Construction Accident – Wrongful death involving fall from scaffolding.
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Construction Accident – Workplace Injury

$9,000,000

Construction Accident, Ironworker Suffered Neck Injury

Ironworker suffered a neck injury after being struck on the head by jackhammer left on a scaffolding at a construction site. We argued the company that left the scaffolding out failed to follow its own safety policies and OSHA regulations.
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OSHA Violation Injury

$300,000

Worker Was Injured in Gas Tank Explosion in Muscatine

Worker was injured in gas tank explosion when he was using a cutting torch to cut off a gas tank he allegedly knew had gas in it.
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Car Accidents

$275,000

Head-On Auto Accident in Wapello County, Iowa

Head-on auto accident case where a woman had broken an ankle. Woman was accused of driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Wrongful Death

$4,000,000

Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Meningitis

31-year-old wife and mother dies after multiple doctors fail to diagnose spinal meningitis despite significant symptoms and 3 trips to hospital. Our Personal Injury Attorneys challenged the medical facility and doctors for a wrongful death case that gave her family some financial security.
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Social Security Disability

$6,139

Cancer Survivor Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits After Being Initially Denied by the Social Security Administration

56-year-old woman diagnosed with stage 3 cancer was approved at the reconsideration level of appeal after the SSA originally told her that her condition had not lasted long enough to be approved for benefits. She received the back pay owed to her by the SSA of $6,139 and receives ongoing monthly payments that allow her to provide for her own food, clothing, and shelter. She also has ongoing medical coverage to help cover her ongoing medical treatment.
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Social Security Disability

$12,874

Intellectually Disabled Child Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits

21-year-old woman diagnosed with learning disabilities and other mental health impairments since childhood was approved to receive benefits from her parent’s work record after an Administrative Law Judge hearing. She received her back benefits of $12,874. She continues to receive monthly benefits and medical insurance coverage.
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Social Security Disability

$22,627

Chronically Ill Man Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits After Having Been Denied for More Than 2 Years

28-year-old man suffering from chronic pain requiring a spinal cord stimulator implant due to his severely deteriorated back, and permanent digestive system conditions requiring use of an ostomy bag the remainder of his life was approved after an Administrative Law Judge hearing. He received his back benefits owed to him by the SSA of $22,627. Since he has a minor child as well, his son also received back benefits from the SSA and both receive ongoing monthly payments.
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Social Security Disability

$74,370

Stroke Survivor Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits After First Applying for Benefits in 2007

59-year-old man originally applied for Social Security Disability Benefits in December of 2007 after suffering a stroke in September of 2007. The stroke rendered him permanently injured and he had been denied disability benefits by the SSA multiple times. His case even went to federal district court. He and RSH Legal did not give up. After his third different Administrative Law Judge hearing he was approved for benefits. He was awarded $74,370 in past due disability benefits and ongoing monthly disability payments.
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Fall Injury

$2,000,000

Verdict for Pre-death Pain and Suffering at Assisted Living Facility

82-year-old man with severe dementia was wrongfully retained in an assisted living facility rather than transferred to a higher level of care. Failure to provide proper care led to his fall, broken hip, and eventual death.
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Personal Injury

$4,000,000

Settlement for Paralysis Following Sledding Crash – Personal Injury

37-year-old male suffered broken back and paralysis after falling on his sled into a rock-lined ditch placed at the bottom of a sledding hill. Others had been injured in the same ditch prior to client’s paralysis. He received a pay out from the personal injury case.
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Brain Injury

$1,000,000

Settlement for Brain Damage Caused by Negligent Medical Monitoring

75-year-old retired nurse and grandmother is admitted into hospital for mild high blood pressure; doctor fails to monitor her sodium level and she suffers permanent brain damage (settlement during trial after we presented our case)
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Injury to Child

$825,000

Settlement for Injury Resulting from Negligent Response to Shoulder Dystocia

Newborn suffers permanent loss of use of hand and arm after doctor fails to properly respond to shoulder dystocia during birth
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Medical Malpractice

$1,000,000

Settlement for Amputation Caused by Negligent Prescription of Antibiotics

17-year-old loses his leg after doctor negligently prescribes the wrong antibiotic to treat an infection
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Injury to Child

$1,100,000

Settlement for Birth Injury Caused By Negligent Management of Delivery

Newborn suffers severe brain damage as a result of medical personnel failing to properly monitor and treat complications during birth
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Injury to Child

$1,250,000

Verdict for Injury Resulting from Negligent Response to Shoulder Dystocia

Newborn suffers permanent loss of use of hand and arm after doctor fails to properly respond to shoulder dystocia during birth
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Car Accidents

$175,000

Verdict Against Two Drivers for Collision at Uncontrolled Intersection

17-year-old passenger suffers a hip fracture and a strained ligament in knee after vehicle she is riding in and another vehicle collide after each vehicle fails to yield at an uncontrolled intersection on a country road.
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Car Accidents

$212,500

Settlement with Negligent Garbage Truck Driver for Failure to Yield

37-year-old suffers severe ankle injury after a garbage truck fails to yield and pulls out in front of her vehicle; ankle injury requires multiple surgeries and results in significant disability and a lifetime of medication therapy.
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Motorcycle Accident

$300,000

Verdict for Death of Motorcyclist Caused by Car Driver’s Failure to Yield

43-year-old riding a motorcycle is killed after a car driver fails to yield after stopping at a stop sign and causes a collision; jury finds car driver to be 60% at fault for the collision.
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Car Accidents

$300,000

Verdict for Back Injury Caused by Rear-End Collision

22-year-old male auto-repair clerk suffered upper back myofascial injury requiring repeated injections to manage pain after being rear-ended on a four-lane divided city street.
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Car Accidents

$465,000

Verdict Against Insurance Corporation for Uninsured Motorist Benefits

67-year-old is killed in a car accident with an uninsured driver. Victim’s own insurance refuses to pay uninsured motorist benefits. After a trial, jury reaches verdict of $465,000 for victim’s estate and his two adult children. Court orders insurance corporation to pay limits of victim’s policy.
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Car Accidents

$498,822

Verdict Against Insurance Corporation for Underinsured Motorist Benefits

54-year-old bicyclist suffers a traumatic brain injury when a driver with minimal insurance hits him on a country road. Victim’s own insurance refuses to pay underinsurance motorist benefits. After a trial, the court orders the insurance corporation to pay the limits of the victim’s policy.
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Car Accidents

$725,000

Settlement with Farmer and Tractor Owner for Causing Collision at Field Entrance

67-year-old passenger suffers severe leg fracture and resulting disability after her car rearends a farm tractor and implement that illegally pulls out in front of it.
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Pedestrian Accident

$1,200,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Struck by Driver with Eye Condition

19-year-old surveyor is struck by an elderly driver with an eye condition; surveyor suffers multiple broken bones and permanent disability.
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Brain Injury

$2,000,000

Settlement for Worker Struck by Driver in Construction Zone

29-year-old streets worker is struck by an inattentive driver in a construction zone; worker suffers severe brain injury and multiple broken bones which combine to cause permanent disability.
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Car Accidents

$150,000

Settlement with Dog Owner for Road Rash

56-year-old motorcyclist and 55-year-old passenger suffer severe road rash and the passenger suffers torn shoulder muscle when a dog known to chase cars runs in front of motorcycle on highway and causes the bike to go down.
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Motorcycle Accident

$300,000

Verdict for Death of Motorcyclist Caused by Car Driver’s Failure to Yield

43-year-old riding a motorcycle is killed after a car driver fails to yield after stopping at a stop sign and causes a collision; jury finds car driver to be 60% at fault for the collision.
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Fall Injury

$125,000

Settlement for Broken Hip

A 90-year old temporary nursing home resident falls from his bed and breaks hips after staff fails to answer his calls for toileting assistance; resident eventually returns home and lives additional three years with diminished quality of life.
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Medical Malpractice

$200,000

Settlement for Fractured Hip

A 90-year old woman suffered a hip fracture, surgery and death due to nursing home negligence.
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Car Accidents

$400,000

Settlement for Closed-Head Injuries and Facial Fractures

Three tractor-trailers collide in winter driving conditions causing 40-year-old driver to suffer broken facial bones and a closed head injury.
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Fall Injury

$250,000

Settlement for Deceased Fall Victim’s Family

An 84-year old resident prone to falls dies after a fall at the nursing home. Records reveal that resident had fallen several days earlier and no additional precautions were taken to prevent subsequent falls.
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Truck Accident

$1,610,209

Verdict for Disabling Injuries Caused by Truck Driver Running Stop Sign

42-year-old driver suffers fractures of pelvis, tailbone and upper back when a semi-truck driver runs a stop sign and causes crash; the resulting physical limitations combine with severe depression to result in permanent disability.
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Workers' Compensation

$95,742

Award for Daily Services Provided by Spouse to Injured Worker

After worker is paralyzed on the job, his wife, a certified nurse’s aide, provides daily home health care; after a hearing, workers compensation commissioner orders that wife be paid at reasonable rate for her daily services
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Nursing Home Injury

$275,000

Settlement for Poor Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevention

An 84-year old man with a complicated health history developed a pressure sore in a hospital and was transferred to a nursing home. The nursing home failed to take care of the pressure ulcer and it greatly worsened eventually resulting in surgery and death.
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Fall Injury

$362,000

Verdict for Wrongful Death of Nursing Home Resident

93-year old retired nurse’s aide dies after being allowed to fall 18 times during a 30-month stay at a nursing home; jury finds nursing home liable for the willful and wanton disregard of their resident’s rights and safety
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Workers' Compensation

$245,962.50

Settlement for Multiple Work-Related Back Injuries Resulting in Loss of Job

62-year-old traveling salesman suffers multiple disc herniations resulting in permanent lifting restrictions and loss of job through involuntary early retirement
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Brain Injury

$400,000

Settlement for Head Injury in Nursing Home

83 year-old woman was improperly transferred into her bed, causing a brain injury and eventually death.
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Workers' Compensation

$330,000

Settlement after Permanent Total Award for Disabling Back Injury and Depression

28-year-old delivery truck driver suffers disc herniation while lifting a keg on the job resulting in permanent lifting restrictions and an aggravation of a disabling major depressive disorder
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Workers' Compensation

$388,000

Settlement after Permanent Total Award for Neck Injury While Lifting Heavy Steel

46-year-old equipment mechanic undergoes multiple neck surgeries after work-related injuries that result in significant permanent restrictions and a loss of his profession
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Brain Injury

$466,000

Settlement after Permanent Total Award After a Work-Related Stroke

62-year-old salesman is injured in an ATV rollover while on the job; he suffers a stroke resulting in brain injury, left-sided weakness and depression
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Social Security Disability

$600,000

Settlement for Disability Due to Crushing Injuries from Trench Collapse

35-year-old plumber suffers multiple fractures after being crushed from waist down in trench collapse; those in control of construction site had not informed plumber he was working in abandoned septic field
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Wrongful Death

$1,020,000

Motorcyclist’s Wrongful Death Settlement with Trucking Company

45-year-old motorcyclist is killed on his way to work when tractor-trailer fails to yield and turns into cyclist’s path.
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Workers' Compensation

$1,149,238

Settlement for Death of Worker Due to Chemical Exposure in Workplace

49-year-old railroad car worker is killed after entering a tank car filled with nitrogen; owner of car had failed to properly inspect or mark tank car before sending it in for repairs
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Brain Injury

$1,589,351

Verdict for Brain Damage Caused by Construction Site Accident

26-year-old construction worker is struck in head with chain from crane; blow results in brain damage resulting in disability and need for lifetime of medication.
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Wrongful Death

$1,250,000

Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Negligent Prescription of Drugs

37-year-old wife and mother dies after accidental overdose of prescription medication wrongfully prescribed by doctor
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Car Accidents

$40,000

Settlement for Rear-end Crash Resulting in Spinal Disc Injuries

23-year-old male college student suffered mid and low back disc bulges requiring chiropractic treatment and epidural injections after being rear-ended by a driver exiting a highway ramp.
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Car Accidents

$90,000

Settlement for Roll-over Crash Resulting in Back and Neck Nerve Injuries

50-year-old female nurse suffered aggravations of neck and back disc bulges requiring nerve root procedures to control pain after being struck by a driver who ran a stop sign and rolled her SUV over on its top.
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Truck Accident

$336,000

Settlement for Parents of Adult Daughter Killed in Semi Pile-up

42-year-old woman killed in a multi-vehicle pile-up involving numerous semis on the interstate in a snow storm. Parents recovered for the loss of the loving relationship with their adult daughter.
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Bicycle Accidents

$121,365

Verdict for Wrongful Death of Nine-Year-Old Due to Semi-Bicycle Collision

9-year-old girl riding a bicycle on highway is run down and killed by a semi-truck driver; jury finds semi driver 65% at fault for collision
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Fall Injury

$155,000

Settlement with Negligent Driver Who Failed to Secure Trailer Load

60-year-old driver suffers neck and back injuries after her car is struck by railroad ties falling off of the trailer; truck driver failed to properly secure trailer load.
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Wrongful Death

$253,500

Verdict for Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnose Diverticulitis

73-year-old grandmother is admitted into hospital with a distended abdomen and complains of severe lower abdominal pain; doctor fails to order CT scan that would have discovered diverticulitis; after four days in hospital, diverticulum ruptures and causes infection that kills patient; on appeal, Iowa Supreme Court reduced verdict to $128,500
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