Verdicts & Settlements

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Our firm’s experience in achieving these results demonstrates that we have dedicated many years in the gathering and presentation of evidence before judges, juries, administrative courts, and arbitration panels. While the facts and applicable law of each case are different, there is a commonality to the investigative techniques, rules of evidence, and presentation skills that form the building blocks of each contested matter.

The results we obtained in each of these cases were based on facts, legal issues, and insurance details that were unique to each case. For this reason, you should not assume or expect that we will obtain a result like this in your case. We present this information to show that LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has litigated both large and small cases, complex cases, and cases arising out of a wide variety of factual scenarios. Because each case is significantly different, prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome.

  • $14.2 Million
    Breach of Contract & Fraud
    Federal court jury verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages and interest after appeals, for 10 Midwest seed companies for breach of contract and fraud by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, the largest corporation in the world.
  • $4.3 Million
    Car Accident
    Trial court ruling against the Iowa Department of Transportation for negligent maintenance of a highway resulting in a head-on collision seriously injuring two members of the Drake University women’s basketball team.
  • $4.5 Million
    Accounting Malpractice
    Settlement from a national accounting firm to investors who bought stocks and bonds in reliance on the firm’s faulty financial information in an offering underwritten by a commodities brokerage.
  • $4.4 Million
    Fraud
    Trial court ruling for fraud by a developer who diverted loan proceeds rather than paying a construction firm that built subdivision infrastructure in reliance on loan proceeds. The ruling consisted of $1.1 million in actual damages and $3.3 million in punitive damages.
  • $3 Million
    Car Accident
    Settlement for 52-year-old single female with no dependents who incurred multiple shoulders, hip, knee, and foot fractures in a motor vehicle collision.
  • $2.8 Million
    Train Derailment
    Administrative law judge ruling in favor of Consolidated Freightways for damage to consigned freight and overcoming “act of God” defense in Chicago & Northwestern Railway bill of lading for negligent operation of a train during violent thunderstorm resulting in a derailment on an elevated trestle bridge.
  • $2.74 Million
    Bus Accident
    Settlement for a 24-year-old woman who suffered multiple pelvic fractures and a concussion after being run over by a DART bus in downtown Des Moines.
  • $2.4 Million
    Employee Negligence
    Settlement in an ERISA case for 25 members of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) whose stock in the company was forcibly sold at less than fair market value by the trustees of the ESOP.
  • $2,332,500
    Car Accident
    Settlement for 53-year-old single construction worker, no dependents, who lost his left leg below the knee after being struck by a drunk driver who crossed the centerline and struck his motor vehicle.
  • $2.3 Million
    Car Accident
    Settlement for 53-year-old single construction worker, no dependents, who lost left leg below the knee after being struck by a drunk driver who crossed the centerline and struck his motor vehicle.
  • $2 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Class action settlement for patients who were overcharged for medical services by the use of hospital liens filed by an Iowa hospital against their motor vehicle personal injury lawsuits.
  • $2 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Class action settlement for patients who were overcharged for medical services by the use of hospital liens filed by Mercy Medical Center against their motor vehicle personal injury lawsuits.
  • $2 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Jury verdict after a spine surgery operation left a 55-year-old woman partially disabled.
  • $2 Million
    Truck Accident
    Policy limit settlement for a 63-year-old man whose lower left leg was severed when he was inspecting his own broken-down tractor-trailer, which was lawfully parked on the shoulder of Interstate 80. Defendant driver, who fell asleep and allowed his unit to go onto the shoulder, had violated hours of service regulations by not taking the required off-duty time.
  • $1.9 Million
    Breach of Contract & Slander
    Federal court jury verdict for breach of contract and slander against Washington National Insurance Company on behalf of a Sioux City insurance brokerage.
  • $1.7 Million
    Employee Negligence
    Federal court jury verdict for 47 former employees of the Younker’s department store chain who were denied severance pay upon the consolidation of this division with Carson Pierce Scott by parent company Saks, Incorporated.
  • $1.67 Million
    Car Accident
    Settlement for an unmarried man with no dependents who suffered non-paralyzing spinal fractures and soft tissue injuries as a passenger in a single-car rollover. Defendants included the driver and owner of the vehicle and the Iowa County Highway Department that negligently maintained the gravel road on which the rollover occurred.
  • $1.6 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement to the widow of a 46-year-old grain elevator manager killed by an explosion of grain dust ignited from an electrical short.
  • $1.5 Million
    Bank Malpractice
    Settlement on behalf of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association against a bank for undue influence to get an elderly woman to change her will so as to give $1.5 million to a nursing home building fund rather than the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
  • $1.2 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Recovery resulting from a jury verdict in will contest action that centered over the issue of whether or not father or son died first when they were cleaning out a storage tank and were asphyxiated by lack of oxygen.
  • $1.1 Million
    Bank Malpractice
    Jury verdict against Norwest Bank Iowa, N.A. for negligence resulting in the loss of an SBA guaranteed loan commitment to a small manufacturing company.
  • $1.1 Million
    Pedestrian Accident
    Settlement for a 55-year-old woman who received severe crushing injuries to her left leg when struck by a DART bus while she was in the crosswalk at a busy downtown Des Moines intersection.
  • $1.1 Million
    Pedestrian Accident
    Settlement for a 55-year-old woman whose leg was severely injured when she was struck by a DART bus while in the crosswalk.
  • $1 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Class action settlement for patients who were overcharged for medical services by the use of hospital liens filed by Iowa Methodist Medical Center (Des Moines) against their motor vehicle personal injury lawsuits.
  • $1 Million
    Bicycle Injury
    Policy limit settlement for a 34-year-old unmarried bicyclist who suffered permanent injuries when he was struck from behind by a truck on a rural road.
  • $1,000,000
    Brain Injury
    Recovery in contested workers’ compensation case for a 48-year-old truck driver who suffered a brain injury in a single-vehicle accident. The employer originally denied the claim, asserting that the driver had deviated from his employment at the time of the injury by driving an alternate route.
  • $950,000
    Truck Accident
    Settlement for a 49-year-old man who suffered a broken arm and a cervical disc herniation when he was struck by a semi while aiding another motorist on I-80.
  • $900,000
    Product Liability
    Settlement for the estate of a 62-year-old truck driver killed when a defectively designed two-story grain bin loaded with six tons of soybeans collapsed on top of his truck while delivering soybeans to a grain elevator.
  • $870,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement for a non-displaced thoracic fracture and two herniated cervical disks requiring infusion incurred by a 40-year-old professional injured in a multiple rollover collision in Warren County, Iowa.
  • $850,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement for the estate of a man who died of undiagnosed cardiotoxicity from the cancer drug Fluorouracil (5-FU).
  • $800,000
    Helicopter Accident
    Settlement for a 46-year-old woman who suffered fractured lumbar vertebrae without nerve-root impingement while a passenger in a helicopter that experienced engine failure and went into the ocean off Islamorada, Florida.
  • $690,800
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement for the estate of a 45-year-old single woman with no dependents who was killed when a garbage truck drove over her.
  • $664,000
    Breach of Commercial Lease
    Trial court ruling for breach of a commercial lease and constructive eviction due to unremediated rainwater intrusions which caused property damage and led to mold growth. The award included damages for the purchase of leasehold improvements at the new location, employee downtime during relocation, moving expenses, reimbursement for remediation expenses during occupancy, and attorney fees.
  • $650,000
    Estate Malpractice
    Litigated estate settlement for a surviving spouse where the family-owned business was given to the decedent’s step-son, effectively cutting the wife out of all non-joint-tenancy property in the will.
  • $587,719 Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    Settlement of a contested workers’ compensation case in the amount of $587,719 to the surviving spouse of a worker who suffered a heart attack and died while traveling for business. Evidence showed that the worker ignored heart attack symptoms due to work obligations.

  • $587,718
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement to the widow of a business executive who died of a lethal arrhythmia at an out-of-state conference. The medical evidence showed that the worker suffered a heart attack while at the conference but did not recognize the symptoms and continued working. The lethal arrhythmia occurred because of the delay in treatment.
  • $500,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement against the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics arising out of the surgical error and mismanaged repair of a laceration following a cesarean section.
  • $500,000
    Pedestrian Accident
    Settlement on behalf of 3-year-old girl who ran into street between parked cars from a park where a baseball tournament was in progress. The driver failed to avoid striking the little girl, and she suffered serious lower leg and ankle injuries requiring multiple surgeries.
  • $475,000
    Lien Priority Dispute
    Settlement in favor of general contractor in a mechanic’s lien priority dispute between contractor’s lien and the bank’s first mortgage on real estate.
  • $450,000
    Car Accident
    Settlement for a 24-year-old woman who suffered two broken arms, two broken legs, a concussion, a broken hand, and broken ribs when she was in a collision at an uncontrolled intersection where the two vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and her comparative fault was at issue.
  • $450,000
    Acid Exposure
    Settlement following an arbitration decision awarding permanent total disability benefits for an industrial worker who was exposed to hydrochloric acid developing reactive airway disease.
  • $450,000
    Toxic Exposure
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case following an arbitration decision awarding permanent total disability benefits for an industrial worker who was exposed to hydrochloric acid developing reactive airway disease.
  • $425,000 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $425,000.00 on behalf of a 51-year-old man who suffered an overuse injury to his back while working for a septic company. The claimant was unable to continue working in any capacity due to his disability.

  • $407,500
    Breach of Intellectual Property
    Successful defense of breach of the exclusive intellectual property license agreement and a successful trial court ruling on counterclaim for defamation and unfair competition, resulting in an award of $157,500 to the licensee and over $250,000 in statutory attorney fees.
  • $400,000
    Construction Malpractice
    Settlement against a structural engineering firm regarding deficient building plans that caused the failure of support beams.
  • $400,000
    Burn Injury
    Jury verdict for a 27-year-old male who suffered burns as a result of being struck by a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company train as a passenger in an automobile whose driver was attempting to beat the train to crossing despite flashing lights.
  • $400,000 Settlement
    Facial & Head Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $400,000.00 for a 40-year-old man who suffered severe facial and head injuries while working on the construction of a highway bridge overpass. The claimant was working as a member of a road construction crew when he was struck by a flying piece of debris rendering him permanently disabled.

  • $390,000
    Car Accident
    Jury verdict for the estate of a 21-year-old unmarried woman without dependents who was killed in an intersection collision in a rural Iowa county.
  • $360,000 Settlement
    Spine Injury

    A workers’ compensation verdict awarding permanent total disability for a 55-year-old truck driver from Florida who suffered a non-surgical lumbar spine injury when falling off the bed of his truck. The defendants disputed the extent of the claimant’s industrial disability. Following an appeal, the case was settled for $335,000.00 with an additional $25,000.00 for future medical expenses. The Defendants' offer before the hearing was $20,000.00.

  • $350,000
    Motorcycle Accident
    Award by trial judge for a 41-year-old male construction worker who sustained a right knee medial meniscus tear and pelvic fracture when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by an oncoming vehicle that turned left into his lane. Damages included an award for past and future medical expenses, past and future physical and mental pain and suffering, past lost wages, and partial impairment of future earning capacity.
  • $345,000
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery for a hotel maintenance worker who suffered a knee injury following a fall at work. The injury resulted in a total knee replacement. The worker’s altered gait resulted in further injury to the other knee and the low back.
  • $325,000
    Rotator Cuff Injuries
    Recovery for a factory worker who suffered a rotator cuff tear resulting in surgery. In a separate incident, the worker developed post-traumatic stress syndrome as a result of being involved in the rescue of a co-worker who suffered a traumatic amputation of a limb in the process.
  • $320,000
    Fractured Skull
    Recovery for a worker who slipped on ice in the employee parking lot and suffered a fractured skull.
  • $300,000
    Car Accident
    Settlement for a 35-year-old man who suffered post-concussive syndrome and a re-aggravation of a preexisting neck injury after being rear-ended by a drunk driver.
  • $300,000
    Fraud
    Recovery for a 77-year-old widow who was defrauded by a younger man who had gained her friendship and confidence, only to obtain money and mistreat her.
  • $300,000
    Breach of Agreement
    Jury verdict for breach of a verbal agreement for a business who sued the widow of its former president who named her, rather than the company (as promised), as the beneficiary of an insurance policy on his life in that amount.
  • $275,000
    Premise Liability
    Settlement for man suffering foot and ankle injuries requiring surgery after being dropped from a loader bucket while helping his father trim trees in rural Iowa.
  • $275,000
    Surgical Complications
    Recovery for a factory worker who suffered complications following hernia surgery.
  • $275,000
    Surgical Complications
    Settlement for a factory worker who suffered complications following hernia surgery.
  • $270,000
    Bus Accident
    Settlement for a 58-year-old tractor-trailer driver who required neck surgery after a collision in which a commercial bus swerved into his lane from a rerouted interstate entrance ramp in a construction zone.
  • $250,000
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery for a factory worker who suffered a closed-head injury following a work-related fall.
  • $250,000
    Slip & Fall
    Settlement for a factory worker who suffered a closed-head injury following a work-related fall.
  • $250,000
    Tortious Interference
    Settlement on tortious interference with prospective business advantage for a retailer in a major shopping mall who had a competitor wrongfully interfere with its lease, resulting in the landlord refusing to renew the lease.
  • $250,000
    Car Accident

    Settlement for husband and wife injured when a pickup truck turned in front of them.

  • $249,000 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement following mediation in the amount of $249,000.00 for a 63-year-old man who suffered low back injuries following two falls while working for a flooring company. The worker was unable to return to his employment because of his disabling injury.

  • $249,000 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $249,000.00 for a 58-year-old male equipment operator for an excavation company who injured his low back while pulling on a log chain. The claimant was no longer able to continue his employment with the excavating company. There was evidence the claimant’s continued operation of heavy equipment following the work injury exacerbated his condition further.

  • $245,000
    Negligent Installation
    Settlement on behalf of a woman who was sickened by carbon monoxide following the negligent installation of a gas furnace in her home.
  • $239,500
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for an adult woman who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome following a flu vaccine.
  • $225,000
    Leg & Back Injury
    Settlement of a contested workers’ compensation claim where the worker suffered leg and low back injuries when struck by a semi in a warehouse parking lot. In the same incident, a colleague was killed in close proximity and the worker developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. The settlement from the semi driver's company and the workers’ compensation insurance totaled $225,000 and a waiver of the workers’ compensation lien.
  • $220,000
    Truck Accident
    Settlement on behalf of the driver of a truck who sustained multiple facial fractures and was life-flighted from the scene when a vehicle heading the opposite direction failed to yield and turned left into his truck.
  • $220,000
    Motorcycle Accident
    Settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered a fractured left clavicle, fractured left humerus, and non-displaced cervical fracture requiring a neck brace for four weeks. Defendant motorist made an unsafe left turn in front of a motorcycle at a busy intersection in Ankeny, Iowa.
  • $200,000
    Pedestrian Accident
    Settlement on behalf of a woman pedestrian whose leg was fractured after being struck by an automobile in a parking lot.
  • $200,000
    Legal Malpractice
    Settlement for legal malpractice resulting from improper estate planning advice and services.
  • $200,000
    Pedestrian Accident
    Policy limits settlement for a 22-year-old jogger who sustained a head injury after she was struck by a vehicle in a cross-walk.
  • $200,000
    Pedestrian Accident
    Insurance policy limits settlement for man who suffered degloving hand and foot injuries requiring surgery after a vehicle left the scene of an altercation in rural Iowa.
  • $200,000
    Car Accident
    Settlement for man who suffered head injury, post-concussive syndrome, tinnitus, headaches, and associated injuries following a vehicle collision on an icy road in rural Iowa.
  • $190,000
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement for widow of feed delivery driver who suffered a head injury following an unexplained fall in a feedlot. The employer denied the claim because the fall was not witnessed and the worker could not recall the cause of his fall. The worker died shortly after brain surgery. Medical evidence indicated that the worker’s head had struck a hard object, probably the feeder that he was working near at the time of his fall.
  • $190,000 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $190,000.00 for a 37-year-old man who while working in a warehouse suffered a serious low back injury. The claimant was leaning against a sawhorse that collapsed causing him to fall. The claimant was unable to return to gainful employment.

  • $185,000
    Shoulder Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation claim for a 58-year-old female truck driver who injured both shoulders while securing cargo.
  • $185,000
    Premises Liability
    Jury verdict for a 35-year-old male who, after consuming alcoholic beverages at a Des Moines area hotel, dove into the shallow end of a swimming pool that was improperly marked and that had other code violations. Plaintiff suffered whiplash-type injuries without any vertebral fracture or herniation of disks.
  • $177,750
    Car Accident
    Settlements for driver and passenger who stopped at a red light on an interstate exit ramp and were rear-ended by a driver who was asleep at the wheel.  $132,750 for a 54-year-old man who suffered reaggravation of prior neck injury requiring surgery and $45,000 for a 56-year-old man who suffered a soft-tissue “whiplash” injury to the cervical spine.
  • $175,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Jury verdict against a Des Moines orthopedic surgeon for a lawyer who had multiple dislocations after a hip replacement surgery.
  • $175,000 Settlement
    Truck Accident

    Settlement in the amount of $175,000.00 for a Tennessee truck driver who was injured in a rollover accident in Iowa. The claimant suffered a meniscus tear, right shoulder pain, head trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder from being trapped in his overturned cab for over two hours. He was unable to continue his occupation as an over-the-road truck driver.

  • $167,359
    Policy Coverage
    Settlement recovery from insurance company resulting from policy coverage dispute.
  • $163,000
    Forklift Injury
    Recovery for a warehouse worker who suffered shoulder, neck, and back injuries after being struck by a forklift. The incident resulted in documented post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
  • $155,000
    Toxic Exposure
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a foundry worker who was exposed to toxic chemicals and developed permanent respiratory distress.
  • $153,580 Settlement
    Shoulder Injury & Hernia

    Settlement in the amount of $153,580.00 for a plumber who injured his shoulder and suffered a hernia while moving a water heater. The claimant was unable to continue his employment as a plumber as a result of the injury.

  • $150,000
    Back Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a 57-year-old repairman who injured his low back while lifting a refrigerator.
  • $150,000
    Product Liability
    Settlement for a man who suffered a broken leg when the defective logging tool he was using broke.
  • $150,000
    Breach of Purchase
    District court judgment for seller against the buyer for breaching purchase agreement for a restaurant business.
  • $148,800
    Low Back Injury
    Recovery in a workers’ compensation case for a maintenance worker who suffered a low-back injury.
  • $144,000
    Rotator Cuff Injuries
    Recovery for a foundry worker who suffered left and right rotator cuff tears.
  • $140,000
    Premises Liability
    A settlement from private healthcare facility for an 11-year-old girl who was allowed to leave a youth shelter with a 17-year-old male resident who sexually assaulted her.
  • $127,500
    Car Accident
    Settlements for mother and child who were in a minivan struck by an uninsured driver high on marijuana.  $27,500 settlement for a five-year-old child who suffered broken collarbone and lacerations, and $100,000 policy-limit settlement for his mother who suffered a concussion with hemorrhage.  Settlement funds came from the family’s own uninsured motorist car insurance.
  • $125,000 Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    Settlement in the amount of $125,000.00 payable to the minor child of a worker killed in a tire explosion. Defendants alleged that the decedent was intoxicated at the time of his death. The claimant’s experts disputed that he was intoxicated and whether the alleged intoxication was a substantial factor in the incident.

  • $125,000
    Product Liability
    Jury verdict against an oil company for defective safety release valve on an above ground petroleum storage tank, which caused air pressure to be released while a delivery driver was attempting to refuel the tank. The driver suffered back and leg injuries. The driver suffered soft tissue injuries to his lower back when he lost his balance from the blast of air and fell approximately 15 feet.
  • $120,000
    Premises Liability
    Settlement on behalf of a woman who fell on an untreated icy sidewalk at an apartment fracturing her kneecap.
  • $120,000
    Torn-Rotator Cuff
    Recovery for a school maintenance worker who suffered a torn rotator cuff.
  • $118,382 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $118,382.25 for a 61-year-old man who while working as an electrician fell six feet from a ladder and injured his low back. The claimant was able to continue working at his job, however, he was severely restricted and his hours were reduced.

  • $115,000 Settlement
    Shoulder & Neck Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $115,000.00 for a 60-year-old man who injured his right shoulder and neck working as a mechanic at an auto dealership. The claimant was unable to continue his work at the auto dealership but was able to work a limited amount as a self-employed mechanic following his injuries.

  • $115,000
    Back Injury
    Settlement for a licensed practical nurse who suffered a severe low-back strain while lifting a patient. The employer terminated the injured worker after a functional capacity evaluation confirmed that the worker was limited to sedentary-light duty and was no longer able to perform essential functions of her employment.
  • $115,000 Verdict
    Head Injury

    A workers’ compensation verdict involving a 52-year-old man who suffered a head injury when struck by a scissor lift while working as a welder. The employer’s expert physician asserted that the claimant’s symptoms were not related to his injury. The Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded 40% industrial disability (200 weeks of benefits). Following the verdict, the case was settled for $115,000.

  • $110,823
    Medical Malpractice
    Jury verdict following negligent nursing care while a patient was confined to bed in an ICU unit. The nurses failed to provide the patient with proper skincare leading to the formation of bedsores on his sacrum.
  • $110,000
    Back Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a 29-year-old factory worker who fell off a conveyor belt at work and suffered a back injury.
  • $105,000
    Dog Bite
    Policy limit settlement for a four-year-old boy who was bitten on the face by a German Shepherd while a guest at the home of the owner of the dog.
  • $100,000
    Car Accident
    Policy limit settlement from Defendant who ran a red light at a busy intersection resulting in extension/flexion soft-tissue injury (“whiplash”) with permanent pain syndrome as a result of residual scarring in the soft tissues of the cervical and thoracic spine.
  • $97,000
    Breaches of ERISA Duties
    Settlement from local accounting firm and valuation firm resulting from breaches of ERISA duties in the creation, management, administration, reporting, and valuation of the ESOP plan for a small Iowa business.
  • $97,000
    Accounting Malpractice
    Settlement from county seat accounting and valuation firm resulting from breaches of ERISA duties in the creation, management, administration, reporting, and valuation of ESOP plan for a small Iowa business.
  • $96,000
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a construction worker who suffered a rotator cuff tear as a result of a work-related fall.
  • $95,000
    Truck Accident
    Settlement for a 33-year-old man who suffered a separated shoulder and chronic low back pain after he was rear-ended by a delivery truck.
  • $95,000
    Premises Liability
    Jury verdict for a 27-year-old male bicyclist who struck the uneven edge of sewer grate while on a city street, resulting in bruises, scrapes, and abrasions commonly known as “road rash,” with resulting permanent scarring on the right knee and right arm.
  • $90,000
    Bus Accident
    Settlement for a 68-year-old man who suffered a broken wrist with nerve damage after being hit by a DART bus in downtown Des Moines.
  • $88,000
    Back Injury
    Recovery in a workers’ compensation case for a truck driver who sustained a low-back injury in a fall on the ice in a parking lot.
  • $85,000
    Back Injury
    Recovery in a workers’ compensation case for a worker who injured his back while sandblasting a water tower. His employer alleged that the worker’s disability was due to a pre-existing back condition.
  • $80,000
    Car Accident
    Settlement for a police officer who suffered whiplash and facial lacerations when his patrol car was rear-ended by a drunk driver while he was on duty. The settlement included the policy limits of $50,000 from the drunk driver and $30,000 from the bar that served alcohol to the driver.
  • $80,000 Settlement
    Fall Injuries

    Settlement in the amount of $80,000.00 for a detention officer who suffered an injury to his back and knee in two separate incidents. The claimant was injured in a fall on a slick floor at the jail and then falling while running trying to break up a fight between inmates.

  • $78,000
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery for a delivery driver who suffered a rotator cuff tear following a fall in a parking lot.
  • $78,000
    Slip & Fall
    Settlement for a delivery driver who suffered a rotator cuff tear following a fall in a parking lot.
  • $77,500
    Motorcycle Accident
    Settlement for a motorcycle rider whose foot was broken when a motorist made an unsafe left turn in front of him.
  • $75,000
    Shoulder Injury
    Recovery for a grain truck driver who suffered bilateral shoulder injuries.
  • $75,000
    Flying Debris
    Jury verdict for the operator of a motor vehicle on I-235 that was struck by flying debris from a construction truck, resulting in contusions and bruises to knees and lower legs which healed without incident.
  • $75,000
    Premises Liability
    Settlement for a man who suffered soft tissue back injuries after falling down when an escalator suddenly slowed down.
  • $71,664
    Breach of Promissory Note
    District court judgment for breach of a promissory note.
  • $70,000
    Slip & Fall
    Settlement for a packing plant worker who injured her low back and hip in a work-related fall.
  • $70,000
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery for a packing plant worker who injured her low back and hip in a work-related fall.
  • $69,600
    Work Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case. His employer and its insurance carrier alleged that the medical condition was due to a non-work injury.
  • $68,000 Jury Verdict
    Back Injury

    A workers’ compensation verdict for a 59-year-old woman who suffered a non-surgical low back injury while moving totes of soil for a testing company. The claimant was not returned to work by the employer after the injury. The employer alleged that the low-back condition was pre-existing and not related to employment. The Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded 60% industrial disability (300 weeks of benefits). Following an appeal, the case was settled for $68,000.00. Defendants had offered $7,500.00 to settle the case before the hearing.

  • $62,500
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery for a packing plant worker who slipped and fell, injuring her shoulder.
  • $62,500
    Slip & Fall
    Settlement for a packing plant worker who slipped and fell, injuring her shoulder.
  • $60,000
    Real Estate Negligence
    Settlement against a real estate broker for misrepresentations made while representing both seller and purchaser of farmland property.
  • $60,000 Settlement
    Back Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $60,000.00 for a 60-year-old man working as a mechanic who suffered a low back injury while pulling on a bracket bar. The claimant was working at a rendering plant at the time of his injury. Although not surgical, the incident aggravated an L3-L4 disc bulge and resulted in lumbar facet arthropathy, and caused permanent disability.

  • $52,800
    Slip & Fall
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a waitress who fell while carrying trays at work and injured her neck and right shoulder. The employer was unable to accommodate her restrictions.
  • $51,348
    Medical Malpractice
    Jury verdict for a woman following the negligent extraction of a molar by a dental student. The student negligently cut into an adjacent tooth resulting in the loss of an otherwise healthy tooth.
  • $50,000
    Shoulder & Neck Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a nurse’s aide at an assisted-living center who injured her right shoulder and neck while assisting a resident. The employer alleged that her injuries did not limit her ability to work.
  • $50,000
    Back Injury
    Settlement for a certified nurse’s assistant following a work-related low-back injury that occurred while lifting a patient at a care unit.
  • $47,500
    Back Injury
    Recovery for a certified nurse’s assistant who injured her back while lifting a patient at a care unit.
  • $45,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement for a woman whose thumb was injured after she was placed in an incorrect post-operative splint.
  • $45,000
    Truck Accident
    Settlement for a 22-year-old woman who suffered facial lacerations and cervical strain when she was rear-ended by a large truck.
  • $43,000
    Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Fraud
    Jury verdict on claims of breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud against a real estate developer who misused and mismanaged a homeowners association’s money while completing the development.
  • $43,000
    Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Constructive Fraud
    Jury verdict on claims of breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud against a real estate developer who misused and mismanaged a homeowners association’s money while completing the development.
  • $40,000
    Tortious Interference
    Settlement for a tortious interference claim against a landlord for interfering with the sale of a tenant’s business operated in the landlord’s shopping center. In the same case, also obtained a $145,000 district court judgment against a third party for encouraging the landlord to make a side-deal with the buyer.
  • $40,000
    Car Accident
    Settlement for a 38-year-old woman who received an extension-flexion soft-tissue (“whiplash”) injury from a rear-end collision.
  • $32,746
    Medical Malpractice
    Jury verdict for a woman following a dentist’s negligent implantation of a bridge and negligence in failing to properly cap a root canal.
  • $32,440
    Eye Injury
    Recovery in a contested workers’ compensation case for a trade school student who lost his eye while building a house. At issue was whether the student was covered under workers’ compensation.
  • $19,407 Settlement
    Knee Injury

    Settlement in the amount of $19,407.00 to a 42-year-old woman working as a public school teacher’s assistant who was repeatedly kicked in the knee by an unruly child. Defendants disputed the degree of the claimant’s functional disability.

  • $13,000 Settlement
    Trip & Fall

    Settlement in the amount of $13,000.00 for a 67-year-old woman who was injured in a trip and fall while working as a restaurant waitress. The claimant injured her right shoulder, low back, neck, and right knee.

  • 40% Industrial Disability
    Shoulder, Neck & Knee Injury

    A workers’ compensation decision for a 54-year-old woman who suffered an injury while working as a manager of a convenience store. The claimant fell through a loading dock while carrying a box injuring her shoulder, neck, and knee. Defendants alleged that the claimant could work at full capacity. The Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded 40% industrial disability (200 weeks of benefits).

  • Lifetime Benefits
    Permanent Total Disability

    A permanent total disability verdict against the Second Injury Fund for a 53-year-old woman working as a stocker and clerk who suffered 36% functional loss due to bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome due to overuse. The claimant is receiving lifetime benefits.

  • Confidential Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    Confidential settlement paid by the estate of a physician (and estranged boyfriend) who shot and killed a 26-year-old female radiology technician in a murder-suicide committed.
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits
    Crush Injury
    Arbitration award of permanent total disability benefits for a 66-year-old horse show employee who suffered multiple injuries following the collapse of portable horse stalls. The employer alleged that the worker was an independent contractor and not an employee.
  • 80% of Industrial Disability
    Forklift Injury
    Arbitration award of 80% industrial disability for a factory mechanic whose legs were run over by a forklift causing a hip injury and neuropathic pain. The employer alleged that the injury was confined to his legs.
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits
    Back Injury
    Arbitration award of permanent total disability for a truck driver who fell from his flatbed to the ground suffering an injury to his lower back. The employer and its insurance carrier alleged that the truck driver had suffered no permanent injury.
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits
    Factory Injury
    Arbitration award of permanent total disability against the Second Injury Fund of Iowa for a 54-year-old shelf stocker who suffered severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Premises Liability
    Confidential settlement for two-year-old who fell out of third-story apartment window and suffered traumatic brain injury with resulting cognitive and motor impairments. Defendants included apartment owner, window manufacturer, and lumberyard, all of whom were involved in replacing crank-style windows with sliders. The replacement window failed to comply with building code requirements and none of the Defendants considered child fall protection such as window guards or vent locks.
  • Injunction
    Class Action Settlement
    Injunction against the State of Iowa on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Bekenton USA, Inc., preventing the State of Iowa from improperly assessing royalties in a Master Settlement Agreement in nationwide tobacco class action settlement.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    Bad Faith & Fraud
    Multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of real estate development company and against a bank for bad faith and fraud in breaching an agreement to lend sufficient funds to complete multiple development projects. The settlement included a substantial reduction in liability for personal guarantors, actual damages, and highly favorable restructuring of loans for certain projects and deeds in lieu of foreclosure with a waiver of personal liability on loans for two projects which the development company no longer wanted to complete.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    A multi-million dollar confidential settlement for 8 victims from the estate of a prominent Des Moines plastic surgeon with a history of malpractice due to personal problems.
  • Agreement Deemed Unenforceable
    Non-Compete Agreement
    Physician non-compete agreement deemed unenforceable due to employer’s failure to follow disciplinary protocol and employer’s failure to demonstrate an actual need for a covenant to protect its interest.
  • Breach of Management
    Business Litigation
    Successful Iowa District Court Ruling for real estate developer who served as a sole managing member of a major commercial development joint venture from claims of breach of the management agreement. Also successful on the counterclaim filed for breach of this agreement by the other member of joint venture LLC.
  • 25% Industrial Disability
    Ankle Injury
    Arbitration decision with an award of 25% industrial disability for a production worker who sustained an ankle injury. The injury altered the worker’s gait resulting in ongoing back pain. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier argued that the back pain was not related to the original injury and that the worker had not lost any earning capacity because she was still employed at the same job. The deputy workers’ compensation commissioner found that the worker was able to work because of employer accommodations.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
    Manufacturing Malpractice
    A multi-million dollar confidential settlement of a nuisance lawsuit on behalf of 125 homeowners who were exposed to harmful particulate matter and hydrogen chloride emissions from a manufacturing facility with a defectively designed emissions system.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    Confidential settlement for a 32-year-old athletic male who presented with unexplained “out of control” pain in his lower right extremity and against ER physician for failure to order MRI or consult with an orthopedic surgeon as part of the diagnostic workup, and thus failing to diagnose compartment syndrome resulting in permanent foot drop.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    Landmark case with a substantial monetary settlement and requiring agreement by major medical center not to engage in quota contracts which required cardiologists and heart surgeons to utilize implantable cardiac rhythm devices from only one manufacturer.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Tractor-Trailer Accident
    Confidential settlement for a driver injured while making a left turn and was struck by a tractor-trailer passing him in a no-passing zone.
  • Policy Limit Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    Policy limit settlement for the estate of a teenager who was killed while a passenger in a car that was driven recklessly and crashed into a utility pole.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Premises Liability
    Confidential settlement for a woman who suffered a broken leg after tripping on a large crevice in a damaged sidewalk in a residential neighborhood.  The owner of the property had removed a cement block from the sidewalk and failed to replace it for several years, creating a hazard to our client and all others who walked through the neighborhood.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    Confidential settlement of a claim for negligent security against a large retail mall owner and security company where video surveillance showed an unattended five-year-old girl playing on an escalator for more than 20 minutes before she fell to her death.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    A multi-million dollar post-jury verdict settlement against 18 manufacturing companies for the families of 10 persons killed in a department store fire, which the jury found to have been caused and spread by defective polyvinyl chloride wire insulation.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Shareholder Malpractice
    A global settlement of a shareholder dispute for control of a multi-operational entity that included the release of $2 million personal debt liability for the individual entrepreneur.
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