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Recent Victories

Brain Injury

$24,227,916

Burn Injury

$10,000,000

Offshore Maritime

$1,500,000

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Victories

CourtroomOur firm is proud of the victories we have achieved on behalf of our clients by way of settlements and verdicts in the following individual cases and class actions. Many of our achievements would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our co-counsel throughout the country.

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CLASS ACTIONS/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$25,550,000,000

Settlement with cigarette manufacturers to recover medical reimbursements for health costs related to diseases caused by smoking.

CLASS ACTIONS/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS/CONTAMINATION

Uncapped (Est. To Exceed $9,000,000,000)

Settlement with BP for certain claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon litigation.

CLASS ACTIONS/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$4,850,000,000

Settlement with Merck for claimants who suffered injuries as a result of Vioxx.

CLASS ACTIONS/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$4,500,000,000

Settlement with cigarette manufacturers on behalf of the State of Louisiana to recover medical reimbursements for health costs related to diseases caused by smoking.

CLASS ACTIONS/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$591,000,000

Jury verdict against cigarette manufacturers for cessation services to qualified smokers in the State of Louisiana.

CLASS ACTIONS/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$202,000,000

Civil rights action on behalf of African Americans who were sold inferior life insurance policies based on race.

CLASS ACTIONS/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$103,000,000

Judgment in favor of thousands of Louisiana homeowners who were not paid timely by insurer following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

PERSONAL INJURY/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS/BURN INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH

$85,815,240

Massive explosion at an industrial plant causes death, injury, property damage and evacuation of the surrounding community.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$55,000,000

Verdict against insurer for bad-faith failure to pay property damage and business interruption claim following Hurricane Katrina.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$47,879,628

Offshore workers were injured when a barge sunk off the coast of Mexico during a hurricane. The workers were coerced into signing releases on all claims. After over 100 days of trial testimony, the releases were deemed invalid by the Court and the workers recovered their damages.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$46,700,000

Client recovered in case against insurer for captive insurance agents and managers to reclaim commissions and renewals from insurer.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$40,000,000

Single family residential sewer account holders sue the City of San Diego for reimbursement of sewer and water bill payments.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$39,800,000

Borrowers filed suit against financial institutions and insurance companies for unauthorized imposition of force-placed insurance on personal property

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$37,000,000

Bank claims $37,000,000 on mortgage and defendants claim $20,000,000 contract and lien to prime bank.

PERSONAL INJURY/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS/BURN INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH

$25,000,000

Grain elevator exploded killing thirty-five people and seriously injuring thirteen others.

PERSONAL INJURY/BRAIN INJURY

$24,227,916

Child suffered brain injury as a result of medical procedure.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$19,000,000

Chicksan joint fell thirty-feet and broke the back of an offshore derrick hand rendering him a permanent paraplegic.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$15,000,000

Settlement with insurers forproperty damage and business interruption claims arising out of explosion at the Orion Refinery in Norco.

PERSONAL INJURY/BRAIN INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS

$11,200,000

Traffic accident with train caused massive closed-head injuries, paralysis, and other permanent debilitating injuries.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/BURN INJURY

$10,000,000  

Client severely injured when came in contact with overhead power line.

PERSONAL INJURY

$9,200,000

Verdict for part-time professional wrestler who was rendered quadriplegic when his opponent used the “pile driver” move on him in a wrestling match.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/BURN INJURY/BRAIN INJURY

$8,050,000

Client was injured while working to restore electricity to Louisiana communities affected by Hurricane Gustav when a downed power line was energized by one of his fellow crewmembers.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS/BRAIN INJURY

$8,000,000

Oil rig monkey-board fell and crushed safety helmet into head of independent drilling superintendent resulting in incomplete quadriplegia.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS/WRONGFUL DEATH

$7,450,000

Clients’ husband and father drowned when he fell off a vessel in an area where there was a break in the bulwarks.

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH

$7,000,000

A crazed sniper at the New Orleans downtown Howard Johnson hotel, killed several guests and wounded twenty others. The hotel was found negligent in their security.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS/BRAIN INJURY

$5,290,000

A twenty-one year old legal secretary who was a passenger in an automobile became stranded on an overpass due to a minor rear-end collision. While waiting for police to arrive, there was a six car pile-up wherein she was knocked from the overpass and rendered a complete paraplegic.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS

$4,500,000

Client was a guest passenger and was partially paralyzed in a collision that occurred in a construction zone intersection, which was not properly posted and signed.

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH/CAR ACCIDENTS

$3,800,000

Client reached a settlement on behalf of the deceased who were untimely killed by a speeding train at substandard railroad crossing.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$3,640,000

Post Hurricane Katrina dispute between landlord and tenant regarding entitlement to insurance proceeds.

PERSONAL INJURY/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$3,500,000

Failure to warn drugs/products liability case results in Stevens-Johnson syndrome of a six year-old girl.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/BURN INJURY

$3,400,000

A low uninsulated electrical line and improperly designed roof hatch causes severe electrical burns to client, including amputation.

PERSONAL INJURY/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS/BURN INJURY/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$3,350,000

Dye house worker suffered 3rd degree burns over 90% of his body when pressurized dye machine exploded, spewing hot, caustic steam and gas throughout the area. Suit was brought against the manufacturer for using a defective door-latch mechanism and failing to add safety interlocks to the door fasteners.

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH/CAR ACCIDENTS

$3,275,000

Deaf driver was injured and her nine year-old son was killed when their vehicle was struck by a train at an ultra hazardous crossing guarded only with two crossbucks.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$3,250,000

Injured client was electrocuted by a personal massager when it shorted out.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/BURN INJURY/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$3,100,000

Client was electrocuted by an unguarded, unprotected and electrically charged surge arrestor.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$3,000,000

Clients recovered against HMO’s collection agency for overcharging patients.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$2,350,000

Client working on a jack up rig became violently ill after eating uncooked fish, was hospitalized and ultimately underwent over twenty surgeries for a ruptured stomach and a ruptured diaphragm.

PERSONAL INJURY/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS/WRONGFUL DEATH/DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

$2,000,000

An ammonia pipeline exploded and killed a plant worker.

PERSONAL INJURY/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/CAR ACCIDENTS

$1,965,000

A nineteen year old female client was injured in a motor vehicle accident and subsequently treated at a hospital where there was a mis-diagnosis of cervical fracture at the C6 – C7 level.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$1,945,000

A longshoreman lost his leg while unloading steel cargo from a barge and sued the loading stevedore.

PERSONAL INJURY/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,834,914

Death of patient after discharge following oral surgery as a result of the nurse’s failure to ensure that patient’s blood pressure was under control prior to discharge.

PERSONAL INJURY/ELECTROCUTIONS/BURN INJURY

$1,650,000

Injured client sustained severe electrical burns caused by power lines and poles that were negligently placed and maintained near a billboard.

PERSONAL INJURY/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS

$1,620,000

Personal injury client was performing a cargo survey when a forklift abruptly backed into him.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,600,000

A car driving in the wrong direction was driven off of the Judge Seeber Bridge, while the bridge was in a raised position. The driver and two passengers died.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$1,500,000

Diver injured when piece of heavy equipment fell on top of him.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS/BRAIN INJURY

$1,400,000

Client suffered multiple injuries including closed head injuries and fractures when an intoxicated driver traveling down a two-way undivided highway crossed the center line and collided head on with client.

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH/CAR ACCIDENTS

$1,400,000

Van struck by train at crossing in Morehouse Parish. Four family members were killed and one was injured.

PERSONAL INJURY/18 WHEELER TRUCKING ACCIDENTS/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,375,000

Plaintiff was side swiped on the driver’s side by a truck and suffered extensive injuries including massive soft tissue wound and fractures of the arm. The plaintiff died allegedly due to complications from these injuries.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS

$1,350,000

Offshore drilling company failed to comply with the longstanding duty to offer prompt medical attention when a worker reports an illness.

PERSONAL INJURY/BRAIN INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS

$1,300,000

Southern Pacific reached a settlement in case where inadequate and outdated warnings, obsolete wig wag and site obstructions at railroad crossing caused severe, permanent head injury to client from railroad.

PERSONAL INJURY

$1,200,000

Personal injury client, a patron of the Circle K store intervened in another patron’s confrontation with the cashier by removing him from the premises. The patron later returned to the store and shot the client in the stomach.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

$1,200,000

CEO received judgment in his favor for a breach of contract claim against his employer.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS

$1,180,000

Client passenger suffered a broken neck when he was rear ended by a drunk driver.

PERSONAL INJURY/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$1,150,000

Injured client driver was rear-ended suffering moderate injuries to neck and back. In the course of treatment for injuries, driver suffered an injection injury to her cervical spinal cord.

PERSONAL INJURY/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,130,000

Plaintiff died when the emergency room physician failed to diagnose bilateral pulmonary emboli.

PERSONAL INJURY/CAR ACCIDENTS/BRAIN INJURY

$1,100,000

Client attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade sustained multiple injuries, including head injuries, when she was rolled over by a drunken driver.

PERSONAL INJURY

$1,025,000

Personal injury client who tripped over the railroad tie was lying unconscious on the railroad tracks suffered severe spinal injury when he was run over by a train which failed to stop.

PERSONAL INJURY/OFFSHORE MARITIME ACCIDENTS/BURN INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH

$1,000,000

While in the performance of his duties, twenty-six year old derrick hand was mixing caustic soda when it bubbled and popped on him. Trying to escape, plaintiff slipped and fell, spewing caustic soda over his body causing burns of 50% of his total body surface, inhalation injuries and ultimately death.