Client was walking her small dog in her neighborhood when her dog was attached and bitten by a very large German Shepard mix dog that broke away from a young boy who was unable to control the dog. Client to save her small dog and, in the process, suffered severe bite wounds to her right dominant hand. She sought medical treatment for five puncture wounds to her hand as a result of the dog bite. Her treating hand surgeon was concerned that client may develop flexor tenosynovitis and septic infection. Client was prescribed antibiotics immediately as a precaution and, ultimately, underwent hand surgery and was hospitalized for two nights with a course of IV antibiotics to treat her infection. Client was later diagnosed with polyneuropathy. Client suffered permanent impairment with reduced range of motion and function as a result of flexor tendon sheath damage. The case settled for $32,000.00.
Pedestrian was crossing a public street when he was struck by a vehicle and sustained serious injuries to his right leg including an open fracture. He underwent surgery to repair the fractured leg. The case settled for $100,000.
Employee was working as a painter when he fell from a ladder and injured his lower back. Employee’s low back injury was treated non-surgically with physical therapy, pain and anti-inflammatory medication and epidural injection and blocks. The workers comp settled for $100,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was working as truck driver when he fell from the cab of his tractor trailer and injured his left wrist and right knee. The left wrist injury was diagnosed as a sprain/contusion. MRI confirmed a tear of the medial meniscus and posterior horn to the right knee. Employee underwent right knee arthroscopy to repair the torn meniscus. The workers comp claim settled for $120,000.00 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was working as a laborer for a roofing contractor when he was caused to fall from a roof. Employee was wearing a safety harness and safety line. The safety line anchor point failed. Employee fell to the ground and sustained multiple injuries including closed head injury, fractured jaw, fractured right humerus, right radial nerve injury and right shoulder injury. Employee was hospitalized and underwent surgery to wire his jaw shut to treat the fractured jaw. His right arm fracture was treated non-surgically. The workers comp claim settled for $120,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was entering her employer’s premises through a rear door entrance when she was caused to trip and fall on the metal threshold. As she was falling, Employee reached out with her left non-dominant arm in an attempt to break her fall. Employee sustained significant injuries to her left shoulder and left wrist including left brachial plexus injury, left shoulder dislocation and left wrist closed traumatic subluxation of the distal radioulnar joint. The workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was working as a machine operator when his arm got caught in the rollers of the machine as Employee was trying the machine. Employee sustained a crush injury to his right hand and wrist, a labrum tear of the right shoulder and post-traumatic complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) to the right arm. The workers comp claim settled for $125,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.
Employee was working as a laborer for a roofing contractor when he was caused to fall from a roof and sustained multiple injuries including a left posterior wall acetabulum fracture non-displaced, T6 compression fracture, right wrist and elbow contusions, low back sprain and concussion. Employee was hospitalized and later received out-patient treatment for his injuries which were treated non-surgically. The workers comp claim settled for $50,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment. The third-party claim was settled at mediation for $110,000.
Employee was working as a machine operator on a metal cutting machine which required him to do repetitive bending and squeezing with his hands and upper extremity to cut pieces of metal. Employee developed a right wrist sprain, tendinitis and ulnar neuropathy as a result of repetitive trauma to his right wrist as a result of repeatedly bending. twisting and squeezing pieces of metal. Employee ‘s right wrist injury was treated initially with splinting, physical therapy and cortisone injections. Eventually, Employee underwent surgery consisting of right first dorsal compartment release. Employee had a second surgery consisting of ulnar nerve decompression. The workers comp claim settled for $47,000.00 with liability accepted for future medical treatment. The third-party claim settled for $135,000.00.
Employee was working as a truck driver when he injured his left knee while exiting the cab of his tractor trailer. MRI confirmed a complex tear of the medical meniscus. Employee underwent left knee arthroscopy. The workers comp claim settled for $185,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.