Case Results That Count
Settlements and verdicts obtained Goldberg Finnegan
Our law firm is proud of the significant financial settlements and verdicts our attorneys have achieved. Since the creation of Goldberg Finnegan, we have secured over $150 million for our clients, making a substantial impact on their lives by providing financial resources to cover expenses like medical care, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
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Notable settlements and verdicts
The result was obtained on behalf of a baby diagnosed with brain damage and cerebral palsy following a mismanaged labor and delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that if the baby was delivered timely, he would have avoided all brain damage.
This result was obtained for a 28-year-old woman who is in a permanent vegetative state after her hospital health care providers failed to treat her in time to avoid permanent brain damage following surgery that resulted in unrecognized internal bleeding.
Resolved a medical malpractice case for $4.15 million on behalf of a baby who suffered from lack of oxygen to her brain during labor and delivery, resulting in cerebral palsy and other severe neurologic conditions. The firm alleged that the health care providers failed to recognize signs on the fetal heart tracings over many hours; had those providers acted timely, the baby would have been delivered without any problems. The parents now have the funds to allow their daughter to receive the substantial care she requires.
This result was secured for a 50-year-old man who was ignored in the hospital for several weeks, despite the radiographic films and his condition that was deteriorating and that led to permanent and disabling injuries, including permanent nephrostomy tubes and likely need for dialysis in the future.
Following a three- and one-half-week trial, on November 18, 2011, a $4 million verdict was obtained on behalf of a 13-year-old client.
The jury deliberated for over ten hours before reaching its verdict. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the minor child in the District Court for Burleigh County, North Dakota. It was alleged that while at the hospital, the midwife was negligent in failing to deliver the minor child many hours prior to when he was eventually delivered. By that time, the lack of oxygen and/or lack of blood flow to the brain had already caused permanent brain damage.
All babies have what’s known as fetal reserves, which allows them to withstand the rigors of the labor process. The fetal heart rate tracing lets the care providers know if the baby is doing well: if there are problems on those tracings, then the care providers must act and either resolve the problems or get the baby out of that environment.
In this case, the midwife did not do that. The midwife also allowed this labor induction to go on for 61 hours in the hospital before finally calling a doctor to come in and deliver by cesarean section.
The child now has mental retardation and severe cognitive and behavioral issues, all related to the injury to his frontal lobe area of his brain. He does not have cerebral palsy.
This verdict allows for the child to have the care he requires for the remainder of his life to maximize his chances.
This verdict was obtained for the family of a 73-year-old man who died of advanced lung cancer after his primary care physician ignored for 20 months a concerning chest film that was suspicious for cancer. The case was tried in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Kevin Goldberg successfully resolved a truck accident case for $1.8 million. This amount was well in excess of the available insurance coverage.
Kevin Finnegan obtained a $1.5 million verdict in a case tried in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County for a client who was involved in an automobile collision and seriously injured.
State Farm disputed the liability of their driver for almost two years and up until the day of trial, when they finally conceded fault for the collision. State Farm also disputed the nature of the injuries sustained, only offering $26,000 to settle before trial and forcing a jury to decide the case.
Thomas W. Farrington obtained a $1.37 million verdict in Calvert County, Maryland, in June 2006. The press reported this as the largest verdict in Calvert County history.
We reached a settlement in excess of $750,000 on behalf of a family who lost their wife and mother after the defendant surgeon performed an unnecessary surgical procedure, which led to the death of the 36-year-old woman several days following the surgery.
Kevin J. Finnegan and Thomas W. Farrington obtained a $580,000 verdict on behalf of a child chased into the street by a pit bull. This verdict came after nearly 4 years of litigation.
Justin Katz and Kevin Goldberg obtained a $500,000 verdict from a Prince George’s County jury on behalf of a woman who slipped and fell on a dangerous ceramic tile surface. Prior to trial, the Defendant did not make a settlement offer.
Settled a case for $455,000 on behalf of a 21-year-old Maryland man who suffered a fractured femur, requiring surgery and physical therapy, when his healthcare aide negligently pushed his wheelchair over rough terrain, causing the man to be thrown to the ground, fracturing his femur.
Obtained a $175,000 excess verdict in Circuit Court for Prince George’s County for a girl who broke her arm when she was hit by a car while crossing the street in the crosswalk.
This verdict was in excess of the defendant driver’s $100,000 insurance State Farm Insurance policy. State Farm’s lawyer disputed liability, arguing that their driver was not at fault and that our client, although a minor child, was barred from recovery under the theory of contributory negligence.
State Farm chose not to make a settlement offer in this case, which forced the case to trial and exposed its insured driver to an excess verdict. Although the defendant driver only had $100,000 in liability insurance, the insurance company ultimately ended up paying more than its insured’s policy limits since it made the wrong decision in forcing this case to trial.
Thomas W. Farrington obtained a $167,000 verdict in Prince George’s County Maryland. This verdict exceeded the defendant’s $100,000 policy limits and the Firm will now attempt to pursue the insurance company for “bad faith” for their failure to settle the case within their insured’s policy limits of $100,000.