$51M – AMPUTATION INJURY – PREMESIS LIABILITY
Verdict against the Philadelphia mass transit agency in a case in which a boy’s foot was severed by an escalator. Septa was also fined for concealing documents.
$49M – BRAIN INJURY
Verdict in a case that left a young man with severe brain damage. The award set a Pennsylvania record at the time of the trial.
$30M – SPINAL CORD INJURY – QUADRIPLEGIA – PRODUCT LIABILITY
Settlement in an auto accident case in which severe spinal cord injuries resulted from a defective rear-seat lap belt.
$24M – ANOXIC BRAIN INJURY – PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE – PREMISES LIABILITY
Jury verdict in a premises liability case involving a three year-old child’s near-drowning at an apartment complex swimming pool.
$21.6 – BRAIN INJURY – HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (HIE)
Jury verdict for a child born with severe brain injuries. Verdict was a record for an Erie County, Pennsylvania case.
$20M- BRAIN INJURY – COMA
Settlement for a teenage boy who underwent routine surgery for a sports injury and suffered an anoxic brain injury.
$19.9M – PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE – ASSAULT
Jury verdict for a patient who was assaulted while in the hospital and suffered severe injuries.
Record Delaware verdict.
$19.1M – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – WORKPLACE INJURY
Pennsylvania jury verdict for a woman left incapacitated after being struck by a van as she worked at a roadside construction site.
$19M – SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – PRODUCT LIABILITY
Settlement for a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury because of a defective product.
$17.5M – ANOXIC BRAIN DAMAGE – FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT
Verdict against the VA Hospital for a former Marine who suffered a stroke during a dental procedure. The verdict includes periodic payments.
$15M – AMPUTATIONS – ELECTROCUTION – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Settlement for a man who was struck by an electrical power line and suffered amputations, a traumatic brain injury, and burns. The settlement includes periodic payments.
$12.25M – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – SUBDURAL HEMATOMA – CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
A worker fell at a construction site due to the negligence of a subcontractor, not the employer, and suffered a traumatic brain injury and partial vision loss. The settlement includes periodic payments. Unlike a worker’s compensation case where you can only recover a percentage of your wage loss and your medical bills, in a third party lawsuit, for example against the negligent sub-contractor, you can recover lost wages not reimbursed by worker’s compensation, damages for scaring, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, loss earing capacity, loss of companionship, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
$10M – PARTIAL AMPUTATIONS – ARM AND SHOULDER INJURY
Settlement for a person who suffered permanent shoulder and arm injuries at work. The machine that the employee was operating was defectively designed and pulled the employee’s arm into the machine causing serious and permanent injuries. The settlement includes periodic payments.
$10M – DIFFUSE AXONAL HEAD INJURIES – PREMESIS LIABILITY
Catastrophic injuries when a minor child fell through a window screen in an apartment complex. The window screens did not have window locks.
$8.5M – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION
Settlement for a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a truck.
$7.5M – AMPUTATION – BURNS – EXPLOSION
Settlement for a man who suffered amputations and burns after a boiler exploded. The investigation revealed that the boiler was defectively designed. The settlement includes periodic payments.
$7.5M – CLOSED HEAD INJURY – SEIZURES – BICYCLE ACCIDENT
A bicyclist suffered a traumatic brain injury because of defective road conditions. The settlement includes periodic payments.
$7M – MULTIPLE AMPUTATIONS
Settlement for a child who suffered multiple amputations of the digits of his hands and feet as a result of bad medical care.
$6M – PARTIAL AMPUTATION – AUTO ACCIDENT
Settlement for a man who suffered amputations and incomplete paraplegia as a result of a car accident. The operator of the other car was charged with speeding and reckless driving.
$5M – CLOSED HEAD INJURY – FRACTURED SKULL – ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Settlement in an ATV rollover accident which caused a traumatic brain injury. The ATV was defectively designed.
$5M – QUADRIPLEGIA – AUTO ACCIDENT
Settlement for a passenger who was in an automobile accident. The driver lost control and rear-ended another vehicle.
$5M – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – FRONTAL LOBE DAMAGE – DEFECTIVE HELMET
Settlement for a man who sustained a closed head injury/frontal lobe damage because of a defectively designed helmet.
$3M – AMPUTATIONS – PRODUCT LIABILITY
Settlement for a worker who was injured on the job as a result of a defective product that had been previously recalled by the manufacturer.
$1M – INCOMPLETE PARAPLEGIA – GYMNASTIC INJURY
Settlement for a minor child who suffered a spinal cord injury because of negligent supervision at a gymnastic class.
Specific Loss Benefits (SLB) are paid when an employee suffers an amputation or the complete loss of use of a specific body part while at work. The employee would be “permanently disabled” and may be eligible for Specific Loss Benefits.
Depending on the state, an employee may be entitled to the Specific Loss Benefit if they have an injury to any of the following body parts:
In some states the amputation of the body parts may include:
Permanent injury to a body part may include fractures, burns, crush injuries, and severe nerve damage.