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Settlements/Verdicts

(Cases and matters referenced do not represent our entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results. Unless otherwise specified, each of the following matters was contested on liability and/or damages, the opposing parties were represented, the matters involved complex legal and/or factual issues, and the law firm was successful in collecting the amounts stated. Case summaries are from 2000 through the present.)

$1.76 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED OVER PATIENT’S DEATH FROM UNTREATED SEPSIS

A 36-year-old woman who worked as a CPA at a public university had been a long-time patient of a large multi-specialty medical practice. She went to the primary care division and was seen by a physician who had not treated her before.

MENINGITIS MISSED IN ER AND BY PEDIATRICIAN RESULTS IN $7.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT

Martin & Jones retained more than 20 of the foremost experts in pediatric infectious disease, neurology, radiology, nephrology and emergency medicine to assist with the case of a little girl who suffered profound brain damage due to meningitis which was undiagnosed, even though her mother repeatedly took her to the emergency room and her pediatrician.

$1.775 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR PARENTS OF GIRL WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL DUE TO DELAYED TRANSFER

A 4-year-old girl with a serious heart defect died because of a delay in transferring her from a local hospital to a major medical center which was only two hours away. The little girl was in her local hospital for severe breathing problems caused by her heart defect.

UNDIAGNOSED MENINGITIS LEADS TO DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL/PARENTS RECEIVE $1.35 MILLION SETTLEMENT

A 2-week-old infant developed meningitis while hospitalized for dehydration. The meningitis went undiagnosed for four days, leading to brain damage and ultimately death.

$4 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR YOUNG WOMAN PARALYZED BY UNTREATED EPIDURAL INFECTION

A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis in all of her significant joints that left her legs contracted at 90 degrees. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended bilateral knee replacements to restore her ability to walk.