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Recent Verdicts, Awards & Settlements

Results that have helped our clients

Many personal injury firms try to impress prospective clients with large verdicts and settlements flashing on their websites. We choose not to do this out of respect for both our past and future clients, and because each and every case is unique. We have maintained our hard-earned reputation for over 50 years, and believe it speaks louder than any flashing dollar amount ever could.


No matter the type of personal injury case you are interested in pursuing, odds are that one of our lawyers has handled a case just like it. We invite you to take a look and see just a sampling of the outstanding results that SUGARMAN has obtained on behalf of its clients in complex personal injury claims.

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Retirement Home Guest Slips on Ice Leaving Facility

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for a middle-aged woman who slipped on ice patch at the entrance to the defendant’s nursing home, while visiting her father, resulting in rotator cuff tear requiring surgical repair and back injuries.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Malpractice

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for two separate patients of the same doctor who negligently performed elective breast procedures resulting in permanent disfigurement to both women.

Patient dies after hospital administers wrong medication

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Pre-discovery settlement for family of a 91 year old man who died in a Boston-area hospital as a result of the medical staff giving him a high dose of a psychiatric medication intended for another patient. Soon after filing suit, SUGARMAN’s attorneys served a demand letter on the hospital’s insurer for its failure to make a settlement offer when liability was clear. The case settled soon after.

Medical malpractice - kidney failure

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for client and wife against urologist for failure to properly monitor for urinary retention due to enlarged prostate over the course of several years, resulting in kidney failure.

Dram shop/liquor liability and motor vehicle negligence

Tags: Alcohol Related Accidents, Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Recovery in personal injury lawsuit against driver and bar in which he was served after becoming intoxicated before driving a corporate-owned exotic sports car off the road and into a tree at a high rate of speed, resulting in the death of both himself and his passenger.

Legal malpractice suit for injured tractor trailer driver

Tags: Legal Malpractice

Settlement arising out of a workplace accident in which the plaintiff suffered crush injuries to his foot after being run over by a forklift. The plaintiff’s original attorneys failed to file suit within the statute of limitations, resulting in the dismissal of the plaintiff’s lawsuit against the forklift operator.

Jury verdict for Massachusetts woman injured on operating table

Tags: Medical Malpractice

An Essex County jury sitting in Newburyport rendered a verdict in favor of a 42-year-old woman who suffered significant neck injuries at a hospital in Lynn, MA, after being positioned on an operating room table for routine surgery.  After she was anesthetized and medically paralyzed, her unsecured head fell off the table resulting in permanent nerve damage to her neck.

Driver struck by a truck resulting in spinal fractures

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement in personal injury case for a 69-year-old driver who suffered spinal fractures in a motor vehicle and truck collision in Lunenburg, resulting in a complex surgery with hardware implantation.

Jury verdict for family of man killed by drivers engaged in horseplay

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

A Plymouth County jury sitting in New Bedford rendered a substantial verdict in favor of the estate of a pedestrian who was killed by a car that went off the road and struck him while walking his dog in Easton, MA. The plaintiff, his widow, alleged that the teenage driver that struck him lost control because he was engaged in a race or horseplay with another teenage driver.  The jury found both drivers responsible for the incident in issuing their award.

Kidney damage from over-prescription of NSAIDS

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement of medical malpractice case on behalf of 70-year-old patient who was over-prescribed NSAIDS (Indomethacin) by physician and nurse practitioner in Quincy, MA, to treat gout for more than two years.  The medication caused irreversible kidney failure, forcing the patient into dialysis for several years.

Failure to diagnose heart attack

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for family of a 47-year-old man who was improperly discharged from the hospital following failure to diagnose and treat evolving myocardial infarction.  Second largest medical malpractice settlement reported in Massachusetts in 2017.

Wrongful death of nursing home patient

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement for family of elderly patient whose C. Difficile illness went untreated for several days when the staff at her nursing home in Boston failed to review critical laboratory results and failed to transfer the patient to a hospital for immediate care.  By the time the patient was transferred to a hospital, four days after her symptoms began, she was septic and she passed away shortly thereafter.

Failure to diagnose lung cancer

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement against Lowell-area radiologist for long-time smoker who underwent X-rays due to history of shoulder pain.  X-rays revealed suspicious mass in patient’s left lung, but radiologist interpreted the X-rays as being normal, resulting in a 28 month delay in diagnosis.

Failure to diagnose lung cancer

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement against cardiothoracic surgeon for estate of 73-year-old decedent who had undergone a chest CT relative to aortic valve replacement.  CT scan revealed suspicious mass in patient’s lung with recommendation for biopsy.  The patient was never told of her abnormal scan findings, resulting in a three-year delay in diagnosis.  She was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma and died four months later.

Injury from homemade projectile

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Substantial settlement for eye injury caused by projectile from homemade firearm.

Dram shop/Liquor liability - Bar overserves patron

Tags: Alcohol-related Accidents

Recovery in personal injury lawsuit against a night club for motorcyclist who suffered a below-the-knee amputation when he was struck by wrong-way driver who had become intoxicated at the night club.

Pedestrian sustains closed head injury

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for a plaintiff who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a pedestrian. The pedestrian was holding onto the window frame of the defendant's car when the defendant accelerated forward, causing the pedestrian to fall to the roadway, forcefully striking his head.

Pedestrian struck by unmanned bus

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Substantial settlement when unattended bus strikes pedestrian causing severe injuries.

Nursing home resident suffers fracture during routine procedure

Tags: Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement against a nursing home for fracturing the resident's femur during a catheter replacement in violation of the established Plan of Care. The nursing home resident required orthopedic surgery for her leg fracture and suffered post-surgical decompensation and death.

OB/GYN malpractice - Failure to diagnose fetal distress

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement in medical malpractice lawsuit against obstetrician for failure to timely perform a C-section.The newborn suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the doctor's negligence.

Arbitration award for death caused by respiratory depression

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

$2.2 million arbitration award in a wrongful death/medical malpractice lawsuit for the family of a 68-year-old man who passed away just 12 hours following a routine hip replacement surgery. The patient died from complications of respiratory depression caused by the standard post-operative administration of narcotic pain medications. The defendant nurse failed to notify a doctor or take appropriate clinical interventions once the patient began exhibiting signs of respiratory depression.

Leg amputation at highway construction site

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Personal injury settlement for man who suffered an amputation of his leg when struck by a car that entered into an improperly protected highway job site.

OB/GYN malpractice - Failure to diagnose postpartum infection

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for failure by obstetrician and two midwives to properly recognize and treat a postpartum Group A Streptococcus infection and premature hospital discharge, resulting in a below-the-knee amputation of the patient's leg.

Highway fatality from runaway tire

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Recovery in wrongful death claim for family of woman killed by runaway tire on the highway.

Sexual assault of child

Tags: Sexual & Physical Assault

13-year-old boy on school field trip who was sexually assaulted by hotel security guard. Settlement with hotel and security service.

Power plant explosion - Wrongful death

Tags: Electrocutions, Explosions, and Fires

Settlement against site owner, operator and outside vendors for the mother and father of a 20-year-old man who died from severe burns as a result of an industrial steam explosion in Salem, Massachusetts.

Nurse fractures ankle due to excess water on stairwell

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for a registered nurse who slipped and fell at a nursing home when a janitorial company violated its own policies and left standing water on a stairwell after mopping it. The client sustained a severe ankle fracture requiring three surgeries and developed complex regional pain syndrome, which prevented her from returning to work at a Lowell-area nursing home.

Negligent hip revision surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Arbitration award in medical malpractice case for 76-year-old patient who suffered vascular injury and subsequent generalized decline due to negligent placement of acetabular screw during hip revision surgery.

Woman struck by golf cart

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Pre-suit settlement for woman who was run over and dragged by golf cart while waiting to tee off. She sustained multiple fractures, including a shoulder fracture which required surgery, and was left with permanent scars on her arms, back and face.

Construction worker struck by debris

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Significant recovery in personal injury claim for union carpenter struck on the head by discarded debris at a construction site. Worker suffered a neck fracture requiring surgical fusion and a significant closed head injury.

Pharmacy dispenses wrong medication

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Pre-trial settlement for man who developed severe Levaquin-induced tendonitis with resulting complications after his local pharmacy in Framingham dispensed Levaquin to him instead of a sleep aid. The error went undetected for two months.

Injuries during laparoscopic surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Verdict in Quincy District Court against a gynecologist as a result of injuries sustained by a patient during laparoscopic surgery.

Ulcer surgery causes bowel leak and major complications

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement with surgeon for woman who suffered bowel leak, bleeding, and major complications following gastric (stomach) ulcer surgery.

Defective product - Industrial machine

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Personal injury settlement against automotive fabric company for a worker who suffered fractures to his arm when caught in an industrial winding machine due to improper training, staffing and supervision, and improper warnings on the machine.

Man dies of heart attack after being sent home from health clinic

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Substantial recovery in wrongful death medical malpractice case for family of man in his fifties who was sent home from a walk-in clinic and died shortly thereafter from cardiac arrest.

Death as a result of doctor's failure to diagnose cardiac condition

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death settlement for widow and family of 48-year-old man against primary care physician for failure to properly examine, diagnose and treatment cardiac condition. The patient died as a result of the doctor's malpractice.

Motorcyclist suffers amputation from left-turning vehicle

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement reached for 45-year-old motorcyclist who suffered a below-the-knee amputation in a collision with a left-turning vehicle. While the plaintiff was able to return to work as a carpenter, the settlement reflected the life-altering nature of his injuries, and included contributions from the primary and excess insurance policies of the other driver's employer.

Fractured pelvis in car accident

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement of personal injury claim for 18-year-old female passenger with fractured pelvis requiring surgical repair.

Slope failure causes property damage

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement in nuisance and negligent trespass case for plaintiffs who sustained significant property damage and resulting loss of business income when a massive earthen slope broke free during an extensive rain storm. The slope failure occurred due to a neighboring landowner's failure to properly maintain its land, which led to the formation of unnatural depressions on the land that pooled water and over-saturated the adjacent slope during the rain storm.

Psychiatric injuries due to medical malpractice

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement against a hospital for a 12-year-old girl who suffered psychiatric injuries after she was coerced into unwanted sexual behavior with two female roommates in a locked child psychiatric unit.

Death of four-year old due to defective design of escalator

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property, Wrongful Death Claims

A four-year old boy fell to his death through a gap between an escalator and the adjacent railing. The escalator had been installed as a replacement and was narrower than the original escalator. The escalator construction company failed to install deck barriers as required by the construction plans and by state escalator and building codes, resulting in the escalator being in a defective and dangerous condition. After extensive discovery, SUGARMAN lawyers settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the escalator contractor, store, and mall owner for the benefit of the boy's parents.

Wrongful death involving defective pool slide

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods, Wrongful Death Claims

SUGARMAN lawyers secured $20.6 million in punitive and compensatory damages in Essex Superior Court for a Colorado man whose wife was critically injured from a defective pool slide sold online and in stores by Toys R Us. The slide was imported from China and did not comply with federal standards regulating swimming pool slides. The jury award is the largest wrongful death/personal injury verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 and was upheld on appeal. Aleo v. SLB, 466 Mass. 398 (2013).

Power plant accident

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement against power plant and safety contractor for twenty-six-year-old boilermaker apprentice who was severely injured when he was violently sucked into a boiler drum which had not been properly de-energized for contractor work during an annual shutdown.

Negligent removal of kneecap during surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement against orthopedic surgeon and his practice group for the inappropriate surgical removal of a 50-year-old man's left kneecap in treatment of multi-compartmental knee arthritis.

Patient falls off examining table

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement with doctor for a closed head injury sustained when a 73-year-old man fell off a table after cardiac catheterization.

Fall from operating room table results in spinal cord contusion

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Arbitration award against a surgeon in medical malpractice claim for 71-year-old man who suffered spinal cord contusion as a result of a fall from an operating room table. The wife also recovered for her loss of consortium due to her husband's injuries.

Wrongful death - Pedestrian killed due to defective road design

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement for family of pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a car. The defendant property owner failed to install barriers or guardrails in a shopping center access road, both of which would have prevented the accident and the pedestrian's death.

Hospital fails to report lab results to patient

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Pre-discovery settlement in medical malpractice case where the hospital and its medical providers failed to inform the patient of significant laboratory results that did not become available until the patient was discharged. The patient’s infection went undiagnosed for almost two months and she developed septic arthritis for which she required a total knee replacement.

Failure to remove snow and ice from roof of truck

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement against driver of a tractor-trailer truck and his employer for severe facial and dental injuries suffered by a 64-year-old man after being struck in the face by a slab of snow and ice which came through his car windshield after falling from the roof of the tractor-trailer while in transit.

Severely disabled man asphyxiates in bed rails

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement reached for family of 34-year-old man with cerebral palsy who died after accidentally asphyxiating himself between metal railings and the base of his bed after his caretakers left him in his bed awake and unattended for three hours.

Trip and fall in supermarket parking lot

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement with owner of parking lot on behalf of an 85-year-old women who suffered a left femur fracture. The injury occurred when the woman tripped on an uneven surface in the parking lot.

Loading dock worker injures neck due to slip and fall on ice

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for plaintiff against owner of loading dock for failure to properly remove ice from walking surfaces, causing fall and neck injury requiring cervical fusion surgery.

Town building inspector slips on ice during inspection

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for a town building inspector who slipped on an icy unpaved driveway while performing an inspection of the defendant's property, resulting in severe and permanent leg fracture and injuries that rendered him totally disabled from performing his job as a building inspector.

Pedestrian struck by automobile while walking dog

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for a pedestrian walking her dog on a Jamaica Pond roadway against driver of the car which struck her.

Leg amputation - Man struck by MBTA bus

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for plaintiff who suffered a leg amputation when struck by a MBTA bus while repairing a flat tire along the roadside.

Jury verdict in fall at construction site

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Middlesex County jury returns verdict on behalf of construction worker injured in fall from unguarded opening in construction project. The plaintiff sustained debilitating injuries and fractures as a result of the fall. One of 10 largest jury verdicts reported in Massachusetts in 2011.

Hit and run accident results in severe facial scarring

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Pre-suit personal injury settlement on behalf of young woman who was struck by a drunk driver while she was a pedestrian. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries, including a permanent foot long scar down the center of her face.

Medical malpractice - Anoxic brain injury and death

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement against doctor and hospital following the death of a 78-year-old woman, who died from anoxic encephalopathy following an inappropriate dosage and combination of narcotic and anti-anxiety medications, and improper monitoring during MRI.

Car crash - Nerve injury

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement in personal injury case for passenger in motor vehicle accident who suffered rare nerve injury resulting in chronic neck and shoulder pain.

Gas explosion resulting in personal injuries

Tags: Electrocutions, Explosions, and Fires

Settlement against contractor for physical and psychological injuries to a 19-year-old man following a gas explosion at a residential home.

Recovery under Massachusetts' liquor liability law for family of man killed in single car accident

Tags: Alcohol-related Accidents, Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Significant recovery for the widow and family of a man who died in a single car accident while he was a passenger in his friend's vehicle. The driver of the car was intoxicated at the time of the accident and had been drinking at a bar near the accident site. SUGARMAN attorneys brought claims on behalf of the widow and family against the driver and the establishment, under Massachusetts' liquor liability law, alleging that the driver was negligent and that the bar had over-served him.

Couple struck by tractor trailer

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Pre-suit settlement of personal injury claims for husband and wife whose van was struck from behind by a tractor trailer. The wife sustained ACL tears in both her knees and the husband developed compartment syndrome resulting in extensive surgeries and scarring.

Firefighter’s leg amputated due to defective fire truck

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Product liability claim was brought against the manufacturer and distributor of the truck for failing to design truck with safety mechanism to prevent uncontrolled movement in the event of a shift into gear while pumping. As a result of the defective design of the truck, it shifted into gear and crushed a firefighter's leg, resulting in the need for amputation.

Defective product - Airplane cargo loader

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in product liability lawsuit for a Boston airline worker who sustained fractures of his pelvis and hip when the safety rails on a cargo loader failed to activate, allowing a 1,500 lb. pallet to move off the loader and land on the worker after the pallet fell approximately 15 feet. The accident occurred due to a manufacturing defect in an electronic sensor used to activate the safety rails whenever the loader was in operation.

Displacement of lumbar interbody graft following surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement for young mother and her family against a neurosurgeon who failed to properly place a lumbar interbody graft during a fusion surgery. Post-operative stage diagnostic studies revealed that the graft was displaced and deforming her iliac vein and arteries. The patient subsequently underwent two life threatening procedures and was left with significant neurological injuries.

Defective scissor lift injures construction worker

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in product liability suit for construction worker who sustained severe crush and cardiovascular injuries due to the defective design of a safety device in an elevating scissor lift that allowed the lift to rise due to inadvertent contact with the joystick - the very hazard the safety device was intended to prevent.

Workers struck by train

Tags: Airplane, Boating and Railroad Crashes

Two railroad electricians were injured by the unexpected movement of a train. A settlement was reached for the electricians, who were thrown from a man-lift onto the moving train.

Wrongful death - Complications of colonoscopy

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement of medical malpractice lawsuit for widow and family of middle-aged man who became brain damaged and ultimately died as a result of a ruptured spleen suffered during a colonoscopy. While the complication is rare, it is known to occur. The medical negligence case/wrongful death case was brought for failure to recognize signs of splenic rupture and bleeding in the hours following the procedure.

Medical malpractice - Emergency room negligence

Tags: Medical Malpractice

A doctor's failure to perform emergency CT scan to diagnose spinal cord compression resulted in paraplegia for patient. SUGARMAN lawyers were able to obtain a settlement of the lawsuit prior to trial.

Defective consumer product - Child dies due to carbon monoxide poisoning

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement of wrongful death case on behalf of a family who lost a child as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. SUGARMAN attorneys brought product liability and general negligence claims alleging improper installation of a residential boiler, and a defect in the boiler which allowed it to create and introduce high concentrations of carbon monoxide into the home during foreseeable weather events, such as heavy snow storms.

Scoliosis surgery results in paralysis

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement for a scoliosis patient who was paralyzed as a result of surgery. SUGARMAN's personal injury attorneys secured settlements from the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.

Medical malpractice - Doctor's failure to diagnose heart attack

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement of wrongful death lawsuit against a primary care physician following the death of a father of two children who suffered a heart attack. The defendant doctor failed to appreciate the severity and cause of the patient's complaints and failed to properly interpret the patient's EKG readings.

Craneway collapse at Fore River Shipyard

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Settlement of wrongful death lawsuit reached for the four young children of a construction worker who was killed when a massive steel craneway in Quincy collapsed. The general contractor failed to develop an engineering or demolition plan for the dismantling of the craneway and made cuts that left a portion of it a free-standing structure without securing it or warning any of the workers at the site of the danger posed by the free-standing structure.

Wrongful death - Doctor's failure to diagnose and treat impending heart attack

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement in medical malpractice lawsuit against primary care physician for family of patient with multiple high risk factors who died from an undiagnosed heart attack.

Medical malpractice - Liver transplants

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice jury verdict and settlement against Boston-area transplant surgeon for wrongful deaths as a result of negligent liver transplant surgery.

Product liability case - Worker killed in mechanical lift accident

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in wrongful death lawsuit for the family of a worker who was killed by a mechanical goods lift that had malfunctioned. SUGARMAN successfully brought claims against the foreign parent corporation of the worker's employer.

Product liability - Defective aerial lift design

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement of product liability lawsuit for the family of a young boy who was catastrophically injured when an aerial lift truck he was riding in tipped over due to a defect in its design. The young boy suffered severe brain damage that left him paralyzed and unable to speak or care for himself.

Medical malpractice by doctor and nurse midwife

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death settlement for the death of baby shortly following birth. The OB/GYN doctor negligently used Pitocin during labor and left the mother in the care of a midwife.

Slip and fall at MBTA station

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

SUGARMAN lawyers obtained a jury verdict for a woman who sustained a comminuted elbow fracture after she slipped on slushy muck while on a T platform.

Lack of fall protection at construction site

Tags: Construction Site Injuries, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement for the death of a 29-year-old plasterer working on a construction site in central Massachusetts.

Defective aerial lift control design

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement reached for an electrical apprentice working on the Big Dig. The worker suffered an abdominal crush injury and an esophageal tear because of a malfunction with the bucket controls.

Medical malpractice - Failure to diagnose pelvic/ovarian abscess

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death settlement against a primary care physician and a Framingham hospital reached following the death of a 35-year-old mother of two children who died of septic shock as a result of the defendants' failure to properly initiate antibiotic treatment or administer diagnostic testing.

Injuries suffered in car crash on the Mass Pike

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for an arm fracture and concussion sustained by a woman driver when defendant slowed suddenly to "rubber-neck" at medical event on opposite side of the Mass Pike.

Electrocution to construction worker on a residential construction site

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Settlement of personal injury lawsuit for an excavation worker who was electrocuted while attempting to place caution tape over low hanging electrical wires.

Medical malpractice during hemorrhoid surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement from a general surgeon who negligently performed surgery on patient resulting in disruption of the external and internal sphincters.

Carpenter dies in fall at construction site

Tags: Construction Site Injuries, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement of wrongful death claims reached with a general contractor for worker's death due to a fall in an unguarded area of residential home construction project.

Failure to properly restrain wheelchair-bound passenger in car

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Personal injury settlement for a wheelchair-bound passenger who was thrown from chair when the driver applied brakes.

Assault to a woman in bar

Tags: Sexual & Physical Assault

Jury verdict for personal injuries sustained when a woman was punched in the face by a professional hockey player in a Boston nightclub. The woman sustained bruising and psychological trauma.

Collapse of earthen containment dike at tank farm

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for worker who fracture his ankle when walking on a dike that collapsed.

Nursing home sexual assault to female resident

Tags: Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Malpractice

Settlement for the sexual assault of 54-year-old female nursing home resident by a male resident who was not properly supervised.

Liquor liability against restaurant/bar

Tags: Alcohol-related Accidents

Personal injury settlement for client who sustained multiple fractures. The restaurant/bar served 5-6 "Naked Barbies" to a patron who subsequently crashed a SUV into the 18-year-old plaintiff's car.

Injury to flight attendant

Tags: Airplane, Boating and Railroad Crashes

Jury award to a flight attendant who suffered a debilitating back injury in Boston after the plane she was in was struck by a mail cart while parked on the tarmac.

Roofer suffered burns while attaching flashing to two-family home

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement reached for worker's multiple injuries from burns and a fall from roof height.

Ironworker falls 30 feet from Boston high-rise

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Settlement for ironworker who sustained multiple fractures when he fell while erecting the steel frame on the construction site for a new Boston high-rise. General contractor failed to require 100% fall protection.

Car accident resulting in traumatic brain/closed head injury

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement reached for a mother whose closed head injury suffered in a car accident affected her ability to care for children.

Defective product - Industrial plastic roll-stand

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in product liability suit where the plaintiff suffered a workplace hand injury caused by roll-stand. The manufacturer of the machine had failed to properly guard a nip point with a barrier guard, light curtain, electric eye, trip wire, or presence-sensing device to prevent workers from coming into contact with nip rolls.

Subcontractor injured installing electronic components

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Settlement secured for worker who was injured after the cabinet he was installing electronic equipment into fell on him, causing a disc herniation. The plaintiff recovered from general and electrical subcontractor.

Wrongful death - Fall on exterior stairway at hospital

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property, Wrongful Death Claims

Arbitration award received for the death of an 87-year-old woman who fell while climbing stairs that did not have a railing.

Tow truck collision

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for a client who suffered hip and cervical spine fractures when a tow truck collided with plaintiff's car. The driver of the tow truck claimed that the plaintiff was distracted, and could have avoided the collision.

Medical malpractice during shoulder surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for a 26-year-old man who underwent surgery to treat a shoulder dislocation and suffered a brachial plexus injury as a result of the surgery that caused arm paralysis.

Wrongful death in motorcycle - car collision

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

A husband and wife on a motorcycle were hit by a car, resulting in the death of the husband and serious injuries to wife. SUGARMAN lawyers settled the case before trial.

Negligent lumbar disc surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement for a 48-year-old patient who suffered nerve root damage during lumbar disc surgery.

Wrongful death settlements for school bus crash

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents, Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in a negligence and product liability case against a transportation company and bus manufacturer following the deaths of four middle school students on a school trip in Canada. Through the use of accident reconstructions, SUGARMAN attorneys established that bus driver error was the cause of the deadly crash, and not a roadway design defect as the defendants maintained. SUGARMAN lawyers also prosecuted product liability claims against the foreign bus manufacturer, relying upon biomechanical engineering evidence to show that an improper window design resulted in passengers being ejected from the bus during the crash sequence.

Hip and ankle fractures due to slip on ice

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

An 82-year-old woman slipped and fell on an icy bank walkway, fracturing her hip and ankle. The case was settled before trial.

Dentist's failure to diagnose benign tumor

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement of medical malpractice lawsuit for 10-year-old patient whose tumor doubled in size as a result of delay in diagnosis.

Breast cancer - Misread mammogram

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement against radiologist for failure to properly read a mammogram and diagnose breast cancer in a mother of four young children.

Liquor liability causes death of father of unborn child

Tags: Alcohol-related Accidents

Settlement between family of driver and the bar where he had been drinking after driver was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed while driving home.

Arbitration award for knee fracture sustained in car accident

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

SUGARMAN attorneys secured an arbitration award for a 54-year-old school teacher who suffered a fractured patella during an intersection collision.

Retired firefighter working as handyman injured

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement with homeowners after a porch roof collapsed on the plaintiff while he was working at the defendant's home.

Bicyclist killed by SUV at intersection crash

Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death settlement against driver of SUV who struck and killed a 61-year-old man riding his bicycle.

Premises liability - Balcony collapse injures four college students

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for four visitors to a college who were injured when the balcony they were standing on collapsed.

Police motorcycle officer struck by tractor-trailer

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Police officer settlement after a collision with a tractor-trailer, forcing his leg to be amputated above the knee.

Toll booth worker injured while handing ticket to motorist

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement with a motorist after a toll booth worker suffered a left arm and shoulder injury. The worker was attempting to hand a ticket to the motorist, when they failed to properly slow down.

OB/GYN malpractice

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement against OB/GYN physician for failure to deliver baby after an abnormal biophysical profile in mother whose morbid obesity limited testing ability.

Car struck head-on by commercial truck

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement in auto accident lawsuit reached for driver and passenger who sustained fractures and multiple other injuries when the car they were in was struck by a commercial truck.

Death following exploratory surgery

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Medical Malpractice

Settlement of medical malpractice lawsuit reached against surgeon in the death of 40-year-old patient who died from complications following exploratory surgery for infertility.

Hit and run collision

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Arbitration award from an uninsured motorist policy for multiple fractures from a car collision after responsible driver fled the scene.

Medical malpractice - Negligent intubation

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death settlement following the death of 54-year-old intensive care patient.

Worker changing billboard advertisement falls

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement on behalf of a worker who fell 20 feet, and needed partial amputation of his left arm and leg.

Wrongful death - Medical malpractice in ICU

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement reached in a medical malpractice case against a hospital for failure to monitor and respond to a patient's respiratory distress in the ICU resulting in the death of a 38-year-old mother of two young children.

Medical malpratice - Over-medication of patient

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement against physician and hospital for prescribing excessive and inappropriately combined medication, causing anoxic brain injury and death.

Skiing accident

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Arbitration awarded to the plaintiff, a spectator, who was struck and injured by a high school ski team member after a race.

Nursing home medical malpractice case for death of 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient

Tags: Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Malpractice

Wrongful death settlement for the family of an Alzheimer's patient who was allowed to wander outside at night and died as a result.

Medical malpractice in treatment of accident victim

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death settlement where 28-year-old patient died as a result of untreated hypovolemia following a car accident.

Bicyclist struck in crosswalk by ambulance

Tags: Bicycle Accidents

The bicyclist sustained severe and permanent injuries to his ankle and heel when an ambulance ran him over. The ambulance was not responding to an emergency and was driving toward an intersection within the speed limit. Through eyewitnesses and an expert witness’ reconstruction of the accident, SUGARMAN attorneys were able to demonstrate the bicyclist was within the confines of the crosswalk before the ambulance reached the intersection, thus proving the defendants’ negligence in the personal injury lawsuit.

OB/GYN malpractice - Death of newborn

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Claims

In medical malpractice case, jury verdict awarded to parents of a newborn whose death resulted from doctor's failure to respond to emergency during labor.

Construction site accident - Worker Injured by concrete

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Slab of concrete fell from ceiling of a building under construction causing serious injury to plaintiff. The contractor, mechanical engineer, and architect denied responsibility for locating and securing the slab. By starting with the original building plans from the 1900's and working forward to the current renovations, SUGARMAN lawyers were able to prove the responsibility that each defendant had in causing the accident. The plaintiff recovered personal injury settlements from all defendants.

Wrongful death - Failure to diagnose intra-abdominal injury in emergency room

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement in medical malpractice lawsuit for the family of a 59-year-old cardiac patient who died after falling from a ladder. The hospital failed to diagnose the patient's internal bleeding, which caused a heart attack and his death.

Sexual assault by school van driver

Tags: Sexual & Physical Assault

Settlement from the driver's employer after a 13-year-old special-needs student was sexually assaulted by her school van driver.

Union tunnel worker injured on job

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement for a worker who was injured when an auger hooked piece of rebar struck the worker in his leg, causing a tibial plateau fracture. The settlement was reached with the auger operator's employer.

Landlord's failure to properly light office parking lot

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Premises liability settlement for 45-year-old worker who fell and sustained injuries as a result of poor lighting while walking to her car.

Wrongful death and injury claims resulting from industrial explosion

Tags: Electrocutions, Explosions, and Fires, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement against a Springfield company and a chemical manufacturer following a resin-powder explosion that caused the death of three foundry workers and seriously burned and maimed nine others. In reviewing tens-of-thousands of documents and conducting scores of depositions, SUGARMAN lawyers uncovered the defendant company's corporate orders to reduce and eliminate safety programs at the foundry in order to increase production and profits. These reductions caused an explosion hazard which the defendant knew was a danger to the injured and deceased employees.

Accident caused by generator on wheels detaching from truck

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for injuries to driver who took evasive action to avoid a run-away generator that detached from the truck towing it. The driver was struck by another car while attempting to avoid collision with the generator.

Laboratory malpractice - Failure to diagnose hyperbilirubinemia in newborn

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement in lawsuit brought for bilateral hearing loss in newborn where lab test showed concerning/abnormal results, but the lab and physicians failed to act.

Medical malpractice - Negligent postoperative care after neck surgery

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death settlement for the family of a patient who died as a result of the failure by physicians to observe him after removing a drain following surgery.

Pedestrian struck and killed by garbage truck

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims, Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Wrongful death settlement for the family of 79-year-old pedestrian killed by a garbage truck.

Neck injury due to delivery truck accident

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement in car accident lawsuit for a neck disc injury sustained when a delivery truck pulled in front of plaintiff's car, causing a collision.

Minor struck by motor boat on New Hampshire lake

Tags: Airplane, Boating and Railroad Crashes

Settlement from summer camp in personal injury case involving a 14-year-old camper who was struck by a motor boat while water tubing.

Construction accident - Defective formwork

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Product liability settlement reached against the distributor of TAR Waller and the general contractor for injuries sustained by a construction foreman who fell when loop on wall formwork broke.

Inadequate fluid and blood replacement during surgery

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement in medical malpractice case for 38-year-old cerebral palsy patient who suffered brain damage during surgery as a result of improper monitoring and treatment by anesthesia team.

Failure to diagnose slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice case settled during the appeals process after a jury verdict against a radiologist who misread the x-ray of 13-year-old boy who went to local emergency room with hip pain.

Failure to diagnose T-6 compression fracture

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice settlement against physicians who sent patient home from hospital after a fall without diagnosing a compression fracture. The patient eventually was left paraplegic as a result of the delay in diagnosis.

Food poisoning at wedding reception

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement for 37 wedding guests (including the bride) who suffered food poisoning as a result of contaminated berries that were served at dessert.

Intersection collision results in fractures

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Personal injury settlement for femur and tibial fractures resulting from car crash.

Lack of stop sign at privately owned intersection causes car crash

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Personal injury settlement against landowner whose property included an intersection open to public travel.

Malfunctioning lid on industrial water filter

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement in product liability case for 47-year-old maintenance worker injured as a result of the defective lid.

Liability for bar in auto accident

Tags: Alcohol-related Accidents

Personal injury settlement against bar that over-served patron to intoxication. The patron drove a short distance from bar and collided with plaintiff's car. The drunken patron had a .27 BAC, over three times the legal limit in Massachusetts.

Birth trauma - Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption during labor

Tags: Medical Malpractice

SUGARMAN lawyers settled an OB/GYN medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit after jury verdict in favor of our clients whose newborn child died because of negligent delay in performing a C-section delivery.

Defective apartment window screen

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement of personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the defective screen, and the landlord. A toddler fell out of a third-floor apartment window due to dangerous design, installation, and maintenance of the window screen, resulting in severe brain and orthopedic injuries to the child.

Recovery following dog bite

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement of personal injury lawsuit brought by a man who was attacked and bitten by his neighbor's dog.

Premise liability - Defective roof deck railing

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement of lawsuit against landlord for tenant who fell six stories and suffered injuries when the railing he leaned on gave out.

Asthma attack triggered by chemicals used during construction project

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Settlement reached with a construction company that failed to ventilate a nursing home during renovations, causing a nurse to suffer a severe asthma attack.

Pedestrian struck by car on Beacon Hill

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for a pedestrian who sustained traumatic brain injuries, including a subdural hematoma, when struck by a car in Boston.

Wrongful death - Asphyxiation at concrete batching plant

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Settlement reached in lawsuit for the family of a 39-year old plant worker who was buried alive and asphyxiated in a stone bin.

Product liability - Defective plastic molding machine

Tags: Defective Products and Consumer Goods

Settlement of product liability lawsuit for worker against machine manufacturer for defective design of control panel, resulting in permanent injuries to the worker's hand.

Medical malpractice - Failure to diagnose sarcoma

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement against physician misdiagnosing thigh mass as a benign lipoma. The mass was actually cancerous and the delay in diagnosis allowed the cancer to metastasize.

Fall on ice outside supermarket

Tags: Premises Liability - Injuries on Property

Personal injury settlement for client who suffered a leg fracture after falling on an icy sidewalk that the defendant property owner failed to salt or sand.

Failure to diagnose cancer - Melanoma

Tags: Medical Malpractice

Settlement reached in wrongful death case against pathologist who misdiagnosed mole as benign. Patient died of melanoma four years later.

Masons injured at construction site accident

Tags: Construction Site Injuries

Personal injury settlement for two masons injured on a construction site when swing staging collapsed.

Pedestrians in crosswalk struck by shuttle van

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

Settlement for the death of a husband who was struck while crossing street in crosswalk.

Accident involving delivery truck

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement of personal injury lawsuit for a worker who suffered multiple permanent neck, back and head injuries after a truck collided with his parked delivery truck, causing a load of bricks to fall onto his head and body.

Sodium explosion causes tragic firefighter deaths

Tags: Electrocutions, Explosions, and Fires

Settlement in a negligence and product liability case against a Newton chemical company for eleven firefighters injured as a result of a sodium explosion at the company.

Recovery against employer due to failure to provide workers' compensation insurance

SUGARMAN attorneys obtained a personal injury lawsuit settlement for an employee against her own employer. The employee was a nurse injured while caring for private duty patient.

Car accident caused by defendant falling asleep at wheel

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement in personal injury lawsuit for plaintiff who sustained permanent knee injuries after being struck by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

Car crash - Failure to stop at stop sign

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement reached in auto accident lawsuit for an elderly gentleman who suffered multiple fractures when the defendant failed to stop at a stop sign.

Fractures sustained in car accident

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement of personal injury claims for 82-year-old passenger injured by her daughter's negligent driving. Accident resulted in multiple fractures which necessitated the plaintiff moving into a nursing home.

Product liability - Defective hammer drill

SUGARMAN attorneys obtained a jury award in a product liability case for a union plumber who sustained a severe hand injury while using a defective hammer drill.

Seaman drowned at George's Bank during storm

Settlement for a seaman who was washed overboard by a large wave while fishing on George's Bank. The Captain's failure to properly monitor changing weather conditions provided enough for recovery under the Jones Act.

Spinal fusion for child injured in motor vehicle accident

Tags: Car, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Settlement for 14-year-old boy passenger injured in a motor vehicle resulting in L3-L4 spinal fusion.

Train workers injured by failure to monitor their work

Tags: Airplane, Boating and Railroad Crashes

Two railroad workers were severely injured while working in a tunnel when they were struck by a moving train as a result of improper monitoring of their work. Both recovered under the Federal Employers Liability Act.

Wrongful death in trucking accident

Tags: Wrongful Death Claims

A trucking company, which allowed its drivers to work beyond the maximum hours mandated by federal regulations, settled a case in which a tired truck driver rear-ended a car at high speed on a highway. A woman in her thirties, with no dependents, was killed in the accident.

Improperly positioning patient during surgery

Gynecological malpractice verdict against OB/GYN for negligence in improperly positioning patient during surgery resulting in neuropathy, and injury to her ureter. The verdict is the largest ever recorded in the District Courts of Massachusetts.

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