Horn Law routinely represents clients who are severely injured due to dangerous conditions. A by-product of our case is that businesses will have an incentive to improve customer safety.
A $6,006,241.50 settlement was reached for a twenty-eight year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working in a warehouse. A detailed life care plan and economic report were vital in reaching a settlement prior to trial by jury. Additionally, our client also recovered worker’s compensation benefits as he was in the course and scope of employment at the time of injury.
A thirty-seven year old man, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working at a stockyard, received a six figure confidential settlement. The case was settled shortly before trial, after aggressive litigation. The insurance company had offered nothing to settle the matter before litigation.
A wrongful death settlement in the amount of $110,000.00 was reached for the mother and father of a young boy who died as a result of a hotel swimming pool drowning. During the case, we uncovered key information concerning the maintenance of the pool that led to the settlement.
A confidential settlement was reached for a pregnant lady and her unborn child who both suffered toxic exposure to carbon monoxide in her workplace. The case was brought against a local construction firm and a national manufacturer of machinery used in construction.
Dangerous steps at a large hotel caused our client to fall and suffer multiple injuries, including permanent injuries to her knees. The case was resolved at mediation after we demonstrated that the stair case in question had been neglected and not properly maintained with a non-slip surface. Although the hotel put up a vigorous defense, a large confidential settlement was reached.
Horn Law obtained a jury verdict of $189,000.00 in a case involving a slip and fall on water at a grocery store. Prior to trial in the Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court, the defense attorneys for the grocery store had offered a small settlement. The jury assessed 50% fault to both plaintiff and defendant.
A 6 figure confidential settlement was reached for a woman who suffered a severe knee injury requiring surgical repair when she slipped on a substance, possibly soap, in the middle of the main aisle on a large outlet store.
A settlement of $224,000.00 for our client in her claims against the City of Kansas City, Missouri after she suffered multiple leg fractures when she slipped on the ice formed after a water main leak in front of her house. The evidence revealed, after months of legal discovery, the water main leak was a chronic leak that had never been adequately repaired even though the city had notice of the leak.
A $100,000.00 settlement was reached, without litigation, for a man who suffered a shoulder injury when he slipped and fell on a slippery deck. The man was walking across the deck, adjacent to a hot tub, when he slipped on moss or some other substance that had formed near the base of the hot tub.
A $290,000.00 settlement was obtained for a truck driver who injured his back requiring surgery, while making a delivery to a manufacturing plant. The dock was under construction with no sign warning of this dangerous condition. Additionally, we also recovered worker’s compensation benefits for our client as he was in the course and scope of employment at the time of injury.
Horn Law obtained a jury verdict of $173,000.00 in a case involving a slip and fall on water at a grocery store, before an assessment of comparative fault. This represented an excellent recovery since Horn Law previously tried the case resulting in a defense verdict. Horn Law appealed the result to the Missouri Court of Appeals based on improper trial tactics by defense counsel and a new trial was granted.
A 6 figure confidential settlement was reached for a woman who suffered a shoulder injury when she tripped over cords from medical equipment located in a local hospital. The case was settled shortly before trial.
A $250,000 settlement was obtained for a special needs student who was injured while at school when his wheelchair went off the side of the playground pavement. When his wheels went over the edge and into the grass, our client was thrown out of his wheelchair, resulting in a fractured femur. Claims were made based on premises liability and negligent supervision. This was an excellent recovery since our client had a long, complex medical history, which the defense attempted to use to avoid paying our client’s full damages. We successfully argued, under Missouri law, a tort-feasor “takes the plaintiff as he/she finds him/her.” This is known as the “eggshell plaintiff” rule. Under the rule, a plaintiff cannot be penalized for having a “predisposition” toward a certain injury.
Horn Law represents pedestrians who have been severely injured or killed by a negligent driver.
In 2011, Attorneys Douglas Horn and Laurie Del Percio obtained a $500,000.00 settlement for a Kansas jogger who suffered a head injury and orthopedic injuries.
A college student was struck by a car as she was crossing the street on campus. This matter was significant because our client incurred a large amount of medical and rehabilitative expense. Horn Law’s Lead Litigator, Laurie Del Percio, took the case to trial and the jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor.
An elderly disabled lady was killed when her motorized wheelchair was hit by a truck as she was crossing an intersection. The defendant argued that the motorized wheelchair was difficult to see because it did not have an attached safety flag. The wrongful death case was resolved for the insurance policy limits.
A college student was riding her bicycle to class when she was struck by a motorist, who ran a red light in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The case was resolved for the $100,000.00 policy limit before suit was filed.
A college student was struck by a car as she was walking to class. The case was resolved for $227,500.00. Claims were made against the driver of the car and our client’s under-insured motorist policy. A lawsuit was filed in Kansas Federal Court.
Horn Law routinely represents clients and families of those severely injured or killed by medical errors. Medical Error cases involve substantial financial investment and aggressive representation, including early investigation and preservation of evidence.
A wrongful death claim was brought against two doctors on the basis of two medical errors. The first medical error involved a doctor who failed to properly read radiology film. The second error involved a failure to detect a cancerous tumor. Confidential settlements were reached with both doctors prior to trial for the family.
A $1 million dollar plus verdict was obtained in favor of a woman against a surgeon and a resident physician who prematurely removed a breathing tube from the patient after a weight reduction surgery. The case was tried in Jackson County, Missouri.
A 6 figure confidential settlement was reached in a hospital liability case where the patient received the wrong dosage of his anti-depressant medicine resulting permanent injury. This was a very successful result given our client’s extensive medical history prior to the medical error.
A $241,000.00 verdict was obtained in favor of our client and against a negligent doctor who failed to schedule a pelvic ultrasound. Our client later was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The case was tried in Platte County, Missouri.
A 6 figure confidential settlement for our client was reached in a medical case that involved negligent treatment of post-surgical infection. The defendant was a doctor who refused to take responsibility for the post-surgical care of a patient who had a hernia surgery.
Our firm represented a 3 week old infant who fell victim to hospital nursing error as a direct result of an IV infiltration. The infant recovered and the case was settled with the hospital. The case was significant because the hospital specialized in pediatric care.
Horn Law brought suit in the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas involving an allegation of an unnecessary nasal surgery. Our expert doctors testified that the defendant made a serious judgment error that failed to meet the standard of care. This testimony swung the case in our client’s favor and a settlement was reached before trial.
Horn Law obtained a verdict in favor of our client against a mental health care provder who failed to order a simple blood test resulting in our client becoming lithium toxic. The case was tried in Johnson County, Kansas.
A nursing home malpractice case was brought against caregivers who negligently dropped a patient resulting in a broken leg. A 6 figure confidential settlement for our client was reached just days before trial.
Since 2005, Horn Law has handled over 120 pharmacy error cases in 36 states. Approximately 60% of our cases involve a prescription filled with a wrong medication. 23% of the cases involve a wrong dosage. We regularly take on cases against Walgreen’s, CVS, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, Target, and a host of other large retail pharmacies.
When we agree to take on a pharmacy error case, it is our primary objective to obtain a fair and full recovery for our client. A by-product of our case is that pharmacies will have an incentive to improve procedures in order that the risk of future errors be minimized.
Horn Law was lead counsel for a Minnesota woman who was afflicted with significant skin lesions following a pharmacy error involving a prescription that was being transferred from one pharmacy to another pharmacy. A confidential settlement was reached after the parties entered into a mediation.
A confidential settlement was obtained for a Virginia woman who became pregnant after receiving incorrect instructions regarding a birth control prescription from a mail-order pharmacy.
Horn Law represented the mother and father of a Colorado infant who nearly died because of a prescription error made by a pharmacist employed by a large chain pharmacy. This was a case where the defendant corporation was challenging both liability and damages. A confidential settlement was obtained shortly before trial.
A confidential settlement was obtained for a young child who suffered alleged memory loss due to a prescription error in Texas. Strong testimony from both a well-respected neurologist and an expert toxicologist were the key to this successful result.
Additionally, over the recent past Horn Law has resolved 35 cases involving pharmacy mistakes involving anti-depressant medications. Patients who depend upon these medications for their mental and emotional well-being go through severe pain, suffering, and discomfort when there is a sudden withdrawal of the medication due to the wrong medication or dosage being dispensed.
A confidential settlement was reached with a large railroad in favor of a young mother who collided with a locomotive at an unprotected crossing in rural Missouri. The evidence, including the recordings from the train’s “black box,” revealed that the train engineer failed to sound its horn as the train approached the crossing.
A $200,000.00 settlement was reached for our client who suffered burns to his hands when the vehicle he was riding in caught fire. The liability evidence hinged on a defective repair to a fuel pump that caused a fuel leak. The defective repair was performed hours before the fire at a Missouri car dealership.
We represented a young man who suffered severe injuries to his neck/throat when he drove a go-cart into a single steel cable barricade while in a city park. The city disputed liability even through we produced evidence that the cable was in disrepair and the city had notice of this fact. A 6 figure settlement was reached prior to trial.
We obtained a $37,000.00 recovery for a client who suffered a leg laceration when cut by shattered glass at an indoor sports facility.
A farm accident in Nebraska where our client suffered lower extremity injuries when 2 bales of hay, weighing over 1,000 pounds, were pushed off a flat-bed truck in a loading accident resulted in a large confidential settlement prior to litigation.
An ATV accident in which a teenager lost his arm when he ran into a tree resulted in a maximum recovery for our young client. Liability was based on the fact that the owners of the ATV had given permission to use the ATV on their property without supervision or safety considerations. The case was successfully settled prior to trial.
Over the recent past, we have successfully represented children from Missouri and Kansas who were attacked by vicious dogs and suffered severe bite wounds and permanent scarring, including a case where a child, who was visiting his father in Arkansas, was bitten on the face by a pit bull.
A $70,000.00 settlement was obtained for a client who suffered facial lacerations when she was injured by a steel cable.
A $120,000.00 settlement was obtained for our five (5) clients who were Missouri residents, visiting in Alabama, when their car was rear-ended. The settlement was reached without the need for a lawsuit.
A $104,235.47 settlement was reached, without the need for litigation, for a single mother and her son who both suffered ankle injuries when their car was t-boned at an intersection.
A $124,750.00 settlement was obtained for our three (3) clients who were injured on the Lake of the Ozarks when a jet ski struck the boat. A settlement was reached against the driver of the boat and the driver of the jet ski.
A $200,000.00 policy limits settlement was obtained for our client who suffered a right ankle fracture, requiring surgery, when he was injured in a motor vehicle collision while visiting family in Oklahoma.
A $149,016.00 settlement was obtained for a family of four (4), who were all injured, when another car failed to stop at a red light.
A $100,000.00 policy limits settlement was reached for a wife, whose husband was killed, when an uninsured driver failed to yield the right of way.