Verdicts & Settlements
WARD V. CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.
This is the largest recorded verdict ever obtained on behalf of an injured Railroad worker. Butch Ward was a bridge worker in CSX’s B&B department. He and his crew were replacing a trestle in Southern Mississippi. Mr. Ward fell from the bridge and suffered a neck fracture that caused paralysis.
WETTERMARK KEITH CLIENT V. ANONYMOUS DRIVER
Confidential settlement obtained for two Wettermark Keith clients following a motorcycle accident.
ELLIOTT V. ANONYMOUS HOSPITAL
At the time, this was the largest settlement in a Tennessee medical malpractice case. A 42-year-old man suffered brain damage when a nurse anesthetist failed to properly administer and monitor his anesthesia during surgery.
JORDAN V. NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
David Jordan was struck by a Railroad train. He sustained numerous injuries that prevented him from returning to his previous occupation. Prior to trial, the Railroad offered $300,000 to settle the case. The jury returned its verdict in favor of Mr. Jordan after a four-week trial.
WETTERMARK KEITH CLIENT V. CORPORATION
Confidential settlement for a Wettermark Keith client who lost his leg in an on-the-job injury.
HUTCHENS V. CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.
Confidential settlement reached between a 45-year-old Wettermark Keith client who sustained multiple orthopedic injuries while performing his job duties for his employer.
HENDERSON V. FAIRVIEW NURSING HOME
A 55-year-old signal man fell 20 ft from a bridge while carrying a dwarf signal. He fractured his elbow, both wrists, and his foot. His injuries prevented him from returning to his job with the Railroad. The Railroad paid for Mr. Hutchens’ retraining in computer sciences and offered to settle for $400,000. The verdict came after a four-day trial.
The family of 100-year-old Elvia Henderson was awarded $2 million for her wrongful death. She was dropped while being assisted to the bathroom and that fall resulted in a broken leg, which eventually became infected with pressure wounds, leading to the amputation of her leg and her ultimate death.
A 44-year-old Wettermark Keith client sustained severe fractures of his hip requiring surgery following an automobile accident.