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Verdicts & Settlements


In Baird, Duffy + Fulginiti secured a settlement for a union glazier who became permanently disabled when he had to dive to get out of the way of a crate of glass being unloaded by a crane.


This confidential settlement was reached for a baby with cerebral palsy who was delivered by a midwife and nurses who failed to recognize the significance of deceleration and drop in the baseline on the fetal monitor.


A young schoolteacher suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck in a multi-car pileup following a flash freeze involving multiple vehicles. Defendants denied wrongdoing since many vehicles were involved, and claimed that the plaintiff’s injury actually came from an accident some weeks prior. The firm’s accident reconstruction experts established that the defendant drivers were at fault, since the plaintiff’s car was positioned on the side of the road, and, had the defendants been operating at safe speeds for the weather conditions, they would have had time to react. This matter settled for $2,200,000.


In Graves, a jury returned this verdict following a 5-day trial, finding that Hahnemann Hospital and its staff committed malpractice during a surgical procedure when nerves in our client's throat were accidentally cut. This verdict was especially impressive considering no claim for lost wages or medical bills was made – the verdict was based entirely on “pain and suffering."


A confidential settlement against a quarry owner following the drowning of a child, arguing that the quarry failed to hire properly qualified lifeguards.


This confidential settlement was secured for a union ironworker who lost the tips of 2 fingers when the load being transported by a crane operator was not properly rigged, allowing the bundle to collapse onto the plaintiff’s hand.


In Davia, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained this settlement for a contractor who suffered multiple injuries after a fall from scaffolding that had been improperly and unsafely built by another contractor on a construction site.


In Duffy, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained this verdict for John Duffy, an insurance salesman, who suffered a broken hip following a motor vehicle collision with a police cruiser. The police officer contended he was in a high-speed pursuit of another vehicle, which did not pan out to be accurate based upon the police tapes.


This confidential settlement involved a traumatic brain injury victim who was forced off a road in Delaware by a tractor trailer operator. While the plaintiff returned to her pre-accident job and did not have any wage loss, Duffy + Fulginiti was able to establish a significant impact on the plaintiff’s cognitive function through sophisticated diagnostic testing. Additionally, although the accident occurred in Delaware, the plaintiff lived in New Jersey, and the defendant was from Wisconsin, Duffy + Fulginiti was able to institute and maintain this action in Philadelphia County.


In Wardrop, Duffy + Fulginiti attained this settlement for the family of warehouse worker Bruce Wardrop, who was killed when the driver of a tractor trailer being unloaded by Mr. Wardrop moved the truck without warning. This caused the forklift being operated by Mr. Wardrop to overturn, causing his untimely death.


Andrew Weygand, an electrician, was electrocuted when he inadvertently touched an energized copper pipe on the third floor of a home where he was working as a contractor. Duffy + Fulginiti was able to establish the pipe was not properly grounded in the basement of the home.


This confidential settlement involved the death of an 81 year old man, who was killed when a truck ran a red light, striking his vehicle. The post-accident vehicle testing of Duffy + Fulginiti revealed a fault in the brake line of the defense vehicle that would have prevented the vehicle from stopping timely at a traffic control device.


In Cole, a truck driver suffered a wrist injury when a steel roll-away door fell from its track, landing on his wrist, causing it to fracture in multiple places and leading to his inability to continue driving trucks. A New Castle County, Delaware jury returned a verdict for Mr. Cole against the Port of Wilmington.


In Pakuris, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,550,000 verdict for a veteran Philadelphia attorney who suffered a torn rotator cuff following a motor vehicle accident. The attorney sought the assistance of the firm for the handling of his claim against the defense driver, who contended that the insignificant impact could not have caused the total disruption of Mr. Pakuris’ rotator cuff. Duffy + Fulginiti was successful in having the defendant’s biomechanical engineer precluded from testifying based upon research against the defense expert obtained from other states.


A confidential settlement involving a union ironworker who suffered a knee injury after stepping into a small hole on a construction site; evidence showed that defendants failed to establish safety protocol to ensure OSHA compliance by all contractors on site.