For the last three decades, the Gelinas Law Offices has represented people who have suffered serious personal injuries as a result of the negligence of others.The following is a partial list of some of the verdicts and settlements we have been able to obtain for our clients:
Confidential Settlement at trial for a child who developed a brain abscess secondary to sinus infection resulting in permanent impairments after being misdiagnosed as having "pink eye."
$1,700,000.00 settlement for the estate of a man who died from a post-surgical infection following routine elective abdominal surgery. $1,300,000.00 jury verdict for a premature baby who sustained partial amputation of her forearm as a result of substandard neonatal care. $800,000.00 settlement for a child who suffered a brachial plexus injury as a result of shoulder dystocia during birth. $600,000.00 settlement for the estate of a homemaker who died as a result of a delay in treating her breast cancer following a suspicious mammogram.
$1,000,000.00 jury verdict for a cafeteria worker who suffered disabling low back injuries after she slipped on a puddle of water in a workplace restroom which did not have a wet floor sign. $750,000.00 settlement for a truck driver who suffered disabling low back injuries when his tractor-trailer was being unloaded by a careless crane operator. $700,000.00 settlement for a construction laborer who suffered head trauma as a result of being struck by debris dropped from above on the jobsite. $495,625.00 jury verdict for a worker who suffered compression fractures and a knee injury requiring surgery after falling from a defective ladder supplied by the defendant.
Construction Site Injuries
$1,500,000.00 jury verdict for a construction worker who sustained head injuries during a demolition project when a subcontractor negligently dropped construction debris.
$1,200,000.00 settlement for the estate of a worker who was killed instantly during an asbestos removal project when a 7 ton heater tank rolled off of its moorings onto the decedent.The settlement provided for purchase of annuity with an estimated future value of up to $4,300,000.00.
Confidential Settlement for two children whose parents and sibling died as a result of a house fire which was ignited by a defectively designed portable electric space heater.
$1,500,000.00 jury verdict for a maintenance worker who sustained disabling wrist injuries as a result of a trash dumpster which was supplied with a defective wheel.
$302,500.00 settlement for a woman who suffered a fractured knee when she was injured due to a defect in a recreational vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
$1,057,000.00 jury verdict for a nurse who sustained a cervical disc injury as a result of a taxicab accident.
$750,000.00 settlement for a driver who suffered traumatic injuries to his face and chest when his vehicle was struck by a telephone pole that was knocked down by a dump truck.
$485,000.00 settlement for a woman who sustained serious injuries during a high speed police chase.
$475,000.00 jury verdict for a pedestrian who suffered injuries to her elbow, neck and back after she was knocked down by a vehicle while crossing the street.
$325,000.00 settlement for a driver who suffered neck and back injuries when his car was struck in an intersection as a result of a defective traffic signal.
$286,000.00 combined settlement for two passengers who suffered neck and back injuries when their limousine struck another vehicle in a funeral procession.
$250,000.00 settlement for a woman sustained neck and back injuries when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a gutter contractorís van.
$250,000.00 settlement a woman who sustained head and neck injuries when she was struck while in a crosswalk by an inattentive bus driver.
$225,000.00 jury verdict for a driver who suffered a knee injury after her vehicle struck a large rock that fell out of a construction dump truck in front of her vehicle.
$210,000.00 settlement for the driver of a vehicle who suffered an aggravation of his prior low back condition when he swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting a police car which failed to stop at a stop sign.
$1,535,000.00 settlement for a child who sustained burn injuries after being placed into a bathtub that had been filled with scalding hot water.A portion of the settlement proceeds was used to purchase a structured settlement which will pay an estimated $9,700,000.00 over the course of her lifetime. $525,000.00 settlement for the estate of a child who died of dehydration after being found unconscious in a playpen at defendantís daycare facility.
$435,000.00 settlement for a man who sustained injuries when he tripped on a sidewalk with a missing utility cover/grate.
$375,000.00 settlement for a woman who fell when the tread of a defectively constructed wooden stairway collapsed.
$300,000.00 settlement for a woman who fractured her ankle when she fell on a defective curb which had been pushed up by tree roots.
$275,000.00 settlement for a woman who suffered shoulder, knee and neck injuries after slipped on yogurt which was spilled on the floor of a supermarket.
$250,000.00 settlement for a man who suffered lower back injuries after he slipped and fell on water at the entrance of a supermarket.
Drunk Driver/Dram Shop Cases
$400,000.00 settlement for child who was injured when a drunk driver ran off of the road and hit a telephone pole. $265,000.00 settlement for a passenger who was injured when his driver, who was drunk, hit a parked construction trailer.
$244,000.00 settlement for a woman who suffered injuries to her left knee and lower back when she tripped while exiting a hotel elevator which failed to level properly.
$242,757.00 settlement reached after a jury verdict in favor of a man who suffered neck injuries requiring surgery, when the hotel elevator in which he was a passenger malfunctioned.
$172,125.00 jury verdict for a woman who sustained back and knee injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery when she tripped when an elevator lurched as she was exiting it.
$162,500.00 settlement for a man who suffered an ankle injury requiring surgery after the escalator he was riding suddenly stopped, causing him to fall.
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