Verdicts + Settlements

$1,900,000

In Davia, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,900,000 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.

$1,900,000

In Duffy, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,900,000 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.

$1,876,000

In Kelley, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,876,000 verdict in the United States District Court of New Jersey for a 58-year-old woman involved in a motor vehicle accident while traveling between meetings for work. The defense argued that she suffered nothing more than a temporary soft tissue injury on top of a prior history of back and neck pain that had been documented for over 10 years prior to the accident. While the client did not have surgery or broken bones, Duffy + Fulginiti impressed upon the jury that her life had changed significantly following the accident, including an inability to return to her prior position (although she returned to light duty work) and restricted her ability to be involved in the lives of her grandchildren.

$1,841,000

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 preexisting medical history and was responsible for the incident as he was not wearing high-visibility clothing.

$1,800,000

A confidential settlement of $1,800,000 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.

$1,750,000

Duffy + Fulginiti recovered $1,750,000 in a complicated wrongful death case involving a workplace accident and negligently maintained equipment. The defense argued that the equipment that exploded was maintained by the decedent’s employer and any failures associated with that equipment were not the responsibility of the decedent. The case settled following unsuccessful motions for summary judgment and a lengthy mediation.

$1,700,000

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.

$1,650,000

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 and secured a $1,650,000 settlement for his family.

$1,600,000

A confidential settlement of $1,600,000 involved the death of an 81-year-old man, who was killed when a truck ran a red light, striking his vehicle. Duffy + Fulginiti's post-accident vehicle testing revealed a fault in the brake line of the defense vehicle that would have prevented the vehicle from stopping in a timely manner at a traffic control device.

$1,600,000

In Cole, a truck driver suffered a wrist injury when a steel roll-away door fell from its track and landed on Duffy + Fulginiti's client's wrist, causing fractures in multiple places. This led to the driver's inability to continue driving trucks. A New Castle County, Delaware jury returned a verdict $1,600,000 for Mr. Cole against the Port of Wilmington.

$1,550,000

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.

$1,510,000

Duffy + Fulginiti secured a confidential settlement of $1,510,000 for a union ironworker who suffered a knee injury after stepping into a small hole on a construction site. Evidence showed that the defendants failed to establish safety protocols to ensure that all contractors on site were OSHA compliant.

$1,500,000

In Kee, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for a union plumber who fell through a rotted floor during a commercial construction project. While Mr. Kee fell only 2 feet, he suffered bilateral shoulder injuries resulting in his inability to continue work as a union plumber.

$1,500,000

In Koppel-Klein, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,500,000 settlement for a woman who was struck by an ambulance that ran a red light. The ambulance did not have its lights or sirens activated when it sped through the steady red light. While the plaintiff, self-employed, did not have a wage loss claim, and despite significant surveillance evidence against the plaintiff, Duffy + Fulginiti was able to obtain a favorable settlement through discovery and trial techniques, including calling the defense expert in its case-in-chief, and establishing evidence that called into question the integrity of the surveillance footage.

$1,500,000

Duffy + Fulginiti won a $1,500,000 settlement for a boy with Erb's Palsy caused by an attending doctor's negligent delivery after a shoulder dystocia was encountered. The doctor failed to perform the necessary maneuvers to avoid an injury.