Verdicts + Settlements


Duffy + Fulginiti recovered $2,900,000 for a minor who was injured when an erratic commercial van struck her, fracturing bones in both of her lower extremities.


This settlement was obtained on behalf of an undocumented construction worker who was injured when the scaffold he was working on tipped over.


In Williams, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained $2,750,000 for a man with a history of schizophrenia who, left unattended in a crisis response center waiting for treatment for conjunctivitis, went into a bathroom and removed his own eye.


In Nalls, Duffy + Fulginiti secured a settlement for a young, off-duty police officer who was forced off the job by injuries he received when the driver of an automobile hit him on his motorcycle, causing injuries to his face, arm, and leg.


In Ward, Duffy + Fulginiti secured this settlement for a woman who, while working at her job as a bank teller supervisor, sustained injuries and permanent nerve damage when a deliveryman knocked a heavy box off of a hand truck onto her foot and leg.


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 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.


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.


Duffy + Fulginiti recovered $1,841,000 for a construction worker who suffered injuries when a forklift was driven over his foot. The defense contended that the plaintiff had a significant pre-existing medical history and was responsible for the incident as he was not wearing high-visibility clothing.


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.