$75 MILLION GLOBAL SETTLEMENT FOR VICTIMS OF HANCOCK SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE
Corboy & Demetrio and Clifford Law Offices, with the assistance of Evidence Video, received $75 million in a global settlement for the victims of the scaffolding accident that took place at the John Hancock Building in Chicago. Ten victims were injured or killed when the scaffolding collapsed into the street.
$29.6 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR METRA ACCIDENT VICTIM
Corboy & Demetrio, with the help of Evidence Video, secured a nearly $30 million settlement for one of the victims of the 2005 Metra Train accident in Chicago. The victim was three months pregnant at the time of the accident. She is now confined to a wheelchair, suffered vision loss, has difficulties speaking and has undergone over 20 surgeries to reconstruct her hand.
INDIANA WOMAN AWARDED $24 MILLION AFTER ACCIDENT
Attorney Kenneth J. Allen worked with Evidence Video to document daily activities of a Porter County, Indiana woman who became paralyzed following a car accident. Evidence Video produced a Day in the Life film which helped secure a settlement in her favor.
$17 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED FOR BRAIN INJURY CASE
A former police officer received a settlement after a hospital error led to his being paralyzed. He developed a brain stem herniation after hospital staff failed to properly monitor his intracranial pressure while he underwent an external ventricular drain. He is now a quadriplegic who cannot use his mouth to eat or speak.
$12 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED FOR FAMILY OF BRAIN INJURED CHILD
Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldberg worked with Evidence Video to make a Day in the Life Video that assisted in reaching a $12 million settlement for the family of a child who was given an overdose of medication and suffered irreversible brain damage.
$10 MILLION AWARDED AFTER WORKER FALLS DOWN ELEVATOR
Attorney Louis C. Cairo of Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo Ltd., received a $10 million settlement for the family of a construction worker who fell 110 feet to his death while working in a downtown high rise. It was determined that the owner of the building had violated numerous building codes that resulted in the victim’s death. Evidence Video worked with Cairo to capture the pain and suffering felt by the victim’s wife and two daughters.
$9 MILLION AWARDED FOR BRAIN INJURY
A $9 million settlement was awarded to the family of a girl who was born severely brain damaged after a midwife ignored signs of fetal distress and failed to obtain proper emergency care.
FAMILY AWARDED $9 MILLION SETTLEMENT 12 YEARS AFTER BIRTH OF THEIR CHILD
Jeffrey M. Goldberg, with the assistance of a Documentary produced by Evidence Video, reached a $9 million settlement for a family who wanted to investigate the cause of their child’s severe neurologic injuries. Tracing the events from day one produced evidence that a Chicagoland hospital was negligent in causing severe neurologic injuries and severe mental retardation due to hypoxic Ischemic encephalopathy.
$2.5 MILLION REACHED FOR WRIGLEY FIELD ACCIDENT
Evidence Video assisted Clifford Law Offices in securing a settlement after a wind storm at Chicago’s Wrigley Field caused a wall to collapse, killing a 21-year-old woman.
$2 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEE
Evidence Video helped Clifford Law Offices to secure a $2 million settlement for a Cook County, Illinois employee who was injured while on a Metra train. The train did not properly cross over from one track to another, causing the victim to suffer hip and shoulder injuries.
VICTIMS OF ACME BARREL FACILITY AWARDED SETTLEMENT
The law firm of Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo, with the help of Evidence Video, secured a settlement for the families who lived near the ACME barrel facility in Chicago. It was determined that the residents were being exposed to toxic smoke from the facility.
| $48 MILLION VERDICT AWARDED TO INDIANA FAMILY
Attorney Kenneth J. Allen represented a steel mill worker who fell 17 feet off a ladder and became covered in refractory concrete. The accident resulted in him being paralyzed from the waist down, and he was awarded $48 million.
$33 MILLION SETTLEMENT AWARDED FOR BIRTH INJURY
Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldberg represented a Wisconsin family who was awarded a $33 million settlement after their baby was born severely brain damaged as a result of an obstetrician’s failure to monitor the mother’s labor. Evidence Video created a Day in the Life Documentary that assisted the attorneys in this medical malpractice case.
$29.1 MILLION FEDERAL COURT CLAIM VERDICT SECURED FOR LAKE COUNTY FAMILY
David J. Pritchard and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, along with Evidence Video, helped secure the $29.1 settlement against a Chicago Hospital after physicians were proven to be negligent in the delivery of a newborn baby. When the mother began complaining of severe labor pains, physicians failed to supply her with an antibiotic that would have prevented a severe infection from spreading to the baby. The infection advanced through the blood stream traveling to the brain. The child is now a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy who cannot walk, talk or eat through his mouth.
$11.5 MILLION AWARDED IN NEGLIGENCE OF HOSPITAL
Clifford Law Offices secured an $11.5 million verdict for a Bolingbrook woman who lost her newborn baby and part of her intestine due to negligence on the part of a suburban hospital. Evidence Video produced a Progressive Day in the Life Video.
$10 MILLION SETTLEMENT FROM CITY AFTER BOY LOSES LEG
The City of Chicago reached a $10 million settlement for a boy who lost a leg when he was hit by the bumper of a fire truck. The law firm of Levin & Perconti worked with Evidence Video to document the boy’s life and how it has forever been changed.
$9.5 MILLION AWARDED TO THE FAMED BLACKHAWK PLAYER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Corboy & Demetrio secured a $9.5 million jury verdict for the family of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Keith Magnuson who was killed in a car crash. Evidence Video made a Wrongful Death Documentary for the family which was used during trial. To date, it was the largest jury verdict for a personal injury and wrongful death case in St. Louis County, Missouri.
$7 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR WOMAN INJURED BY TARGET STORE DOORS
A record-breaking settlement was obtained by Corboy & Demetrio with the help of Evidence Video. It was reached in Cook County for a woman 60 years of age, who was brain damaged by automatic doors at an Illinois Target store.
$5 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED MOTHER
Clifford Law Offices used an Evidence Video Documentary to help secure $5 million for the family of a woman who was misdiagnosed with lung cancer. The 45-year-old woman later died as a result of the delay in treatment.
$2.1 MILLION AWARDED FOR MOTHER WHO WATCHED HER DAUGHTER DIE
A jury awarded an 85-year-old mother $2.1 million after a semi-truck collided with her van in Indiana. The accident resulted in her 59-year-old daughter losing her life. Evidence Video worked with Attorney Kenneth J. Allen to produce a Documentary that was used in court to depict the deceased woman’s life.
FAMILY OBTAINS $6.3 MILLION AFTER ELECTRICIAN’S DEATH
The law firm of Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo won a $6.3 million jury verdict for the family of a man who was killed following an explosion on a Chicago Transit Authority train. The switchgear explosion resulted in the electrician losing his life from massive injuries.
PLANE CRASH FAMILY AWARDED
Evidence Video and Clifford Law Offices worked with five families and produced Documentaries for the families of the victims who lost loved ones in the 2008 Comair crash in Kentucky. The settlements were undisclosed. The accident occurred after the pilots were directed down a runway that was under construction.