Barge Explosion - Upper Extremity Amputation
We represented a deckhand who was injured while working on a barge in Louisiana waters in an explosion which resulted in a catastrophic injury to his right
hand requiring surgical amputation. His injuries had a permanent affect on his ability to earn a living and required extensive future medical treatment,
including state of the art prosthetic devices. We litigated the suit in the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana against the
barge owner and successfully gained a settlement for him in the amount of $6,000,000.00.
Construction Site Accident - Knee & Low Back Injury
We represented a telecommunications worker who injured his knee and low back in a construction site accident when he fell into a hidden cavern caused by a broken sewer line. The defendant drilling company that broke the sewer line failed to report the incident, inadequately attempted a covert repair, and as a result created the underground hidden cavern. Our client suffered severe and permanent injuries that required multiple knee surgeries, caused chronic knee and low back pain, and had a permanent effect on his ability to earn a living. After years of litigation, we tried the case before a jury in state court in Louisiana and obtained a verdict in the amount of $4,100,478.30.
18 Wheeler Accident - Upper Extremity CRPS/RSD
We represented a young mother and her father who were injured when their car was broadsided by an 18 Wheeler who ran a stop sign in New Iberia. The young
mother received significant injuries and was diagnosed by her team of doctors with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (otherwise known as Reflex Sympathetic
Dystrophy). Her injuries had a permanent affect on her ability to return to work and required extensive future medical treatment, including multiple
future surgeries associated with her Spinal Cord Stimulator. We litigated the suit in the 16 th Judicial District Court in Iberia Parish against the
truck driver, the trucking company and its insurers and successfully gained a settlement for them in the amount of $2,553,438.12.
Auto Accident-Back Injuries
We represented an older couple who were injured when their vehicle was struck on its side by an inattentive driver who failed to stop before entering
the roadway from a private parking lot. Although the accident involved a low speed impact, both of them sustained injuries as a result of the accident.
Her injuries required surgery on her lumbar spine and limited her ability to return to work. His injuries were primarily to his low back and lower
extremities. Although he had been declared to be physically disabled before this accident, his treating physician recommended a surgery to his
lumbar spine following this accident. We litigated the suit in the 16 th Judicial District Court in Iberia Parish against the other driver and
his insurance companies and successfully gained a settlement for the couple in the amount of $1,325,000.
DREDGE ACCIDENT - LOW BACK SURGERY
We represented a dredge worker who injured his low back when he fell on a set of homemade steps while working on a crane barge in support of dredging operations
being conducted in Florida inland waters. His injuries required surgery on his low back and had a permanent affect on his ability to earn a living.
We litigated the case in federal court in Louisiana and after years of litigation settled the case resulting in a total recovery of $1,164,285.90.
Auto Accident - Neck & Back Injuries
We represented a hard-working father who was injured when his vehicle was struck on Highway 90 an by 18 wheeler who ran a red light as it pulled out onto the highway. As a result of the accident, he sustained injuries to his neck and back. His injuries required surgery on his cervical spine and limited his ability to return to the same type of work he had been performing prior to his accident. We litigated the suit in the 16th Judicial District Court in St. Martin Parish against the truck driver and the trucking company and successfully gained a settlement for him in the amount of $850,000.