The Gallagher Law Firm is proud of its results. Below are short summaries of some of the Louisiana cases which highlight our results.
$2,7000,000 settlement for a commercial diver who suffered inner ear barotrauma after his employer allowed him to dive too soon after a prior injury and without ensuring that his ear had healed from the prior injury.
$2,800,000 jury verdict for a man who suffered an unnecessary back surgery and major spinal complications from the surgery.
$758,000 arbitration award for a company when another company tried to back out of an agreement. This case was not a personal injury case – it involved a contract dispute between two companies.
$700,000 settlement for a woman who suffered heart damage as a result of a missed heart attack.
$650,000 jury verdict after trial for a man who injured his shoulder while cleaning fish tanks at a local restaurant.
$524,000 settlement for a child who suffered brain damage from an infection caused by unsanitary conditions in a hospital. This settlement is the most that can be recovered under Louisiana law.
$525,000 settlement for a young woman who went to the emergency room suffering undiagnosed pneumonia. Doctors and hospital staff failed to note the signs of pneumonia and failed to timely give her antibiotics. Unfortunately, she died the next day. This settlement represents the most that can be recovered under Louisiana law, plus some interest.
$525,000 settlement for a woman who had a family history of clotting problems and notified her surgeon of this history prior to elective surgery. The doctor ordered a test to determine if she had clotting problems, but performed the elective surgery before waiting for the results of the test. The test showed she did have clotting problems. The woman now is on blood thinners for the rest of her life, must wear special stockings, and is at risk for sudden death.
$500,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a two year old child who died from a misdiagnosed abdominal condition. This settlement is the most that can be recovered under Louisiana law.
$500,000 settlement for a stroke victim who suffered two amputations and eventual wrongful death from an infection which started when a needle was left in his arm for too long. This settlement is the most that can be recovered under Louisiana law.
$490,000 settlement for a man who suffered a heart attack inside of hospital, but treatment was delayed over three hours. The man died the following day, leaving his widow and teenage daughter behind.
$475,000 settlement for the family of a man who died after hernia surgery.
$400,000 settlement paid to the adult children for the wrongful death of a 72 year old woman Their mother died from unrecognized and untreated surgical complications. Note that the age of a person who dies from negligence can effect the settlement amount.
$350,000 settlement paid to the adult children for the wrongful death of their 52 year old father. Their father died from undiagnosed and untreated pneumonia. Note that adult children often receive less compensation for the death of a parent than minor children.
$300,000 judgment after trial for a woman whose vocal cords were paralyzed after surgery to diagnose a benign tumor.
$250,000 settlement paid to the mother for the wrongful death of her unborn child. The child died from an infection of her amniotic fluid which was unrecognized and untreated.
$135,000 jury verdict after trial for the wrongful death of a 98 year old nursing home resident.
This is just a partial list of the cases successfully handled by The Gallagher Law Firm. The Gallagher Law Firm has successfully handled many other cases.