Case Results

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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

$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.

$9,000,000 – Construction Accident – Wrongful death involving fall from scaffolding.

Construction Accident – Wrongful death involving fall from scaffolding.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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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