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Notable Jury Verdicts and Notable Settlements

Key Verdicts

A. O’B v. YAMAHA
Paraplegia / Defective Motorcycle
$24,000,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and John Scanlon

  • National Law Journal, US Verdict of the Week
  • Record Verdict for Paraplegia
W.S., W.T. & T.S. v. C.H. ROBINSON
Two deaths, One Serious Injury Interstate Trucking Accident
$23,700,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and Jack Cannon

  • Largest Verdict on record in Will County
  • 100 Largest U.S. Verdicts
A.C. v. S. MILES
Paraplegia / Intersection Collision
$25,093,335
Martin Healy, Jr. and David Huber

  • Record Verdict for Paraplegia in Illinois
  • Breaking Previous Record in Illinois, also obtained by The Healy Law Firm
E.G. v. TOWN OF CICERO
Wrongful Death / Police Procedure
$7,500,000
Martin Healy, Jr., Jack Cannon and David Huber

  • Chicago Tribune, Headline Article
J.S. v. CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Loss of an Arm / Mass Transit
$7,800,000
Martin Healy, Jr.
WALMART v. SUMMIT FIRE PROTECTION
Contribution Jury Verdict
$2,100,000
Kevin Veugeler and Patrick Anderson
S.G. v. ILLINOIS COLLEGE
Death of Pole Vaulter Caused by Defective Landing Pit
$2,500,000
Martin Healy, Jr., Jack Cannon, Matthew M. Gannon, Dennis Lynch and Patrick Anderson

  • Largest verdict in Morgan County — Home of Illinois College
J.K. v. DART TRANSIT
Wrongful Death / Interstate Trucking
$7,500,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and Terence Geoghegan

  • Chicago Law Bulletin, Annual Top Verdict in Illinois
V.D. v. FIRST STUDENT
Brain Injury / Bus Crash
$6,000,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and Kevin Veugeler

  • National Law Journal, Headline Verdict Article
J.M. v. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
Brain Damage / Train Collision, Railroad Worker
$3,200,000
Martin Healy, Jr.
D.D. v. TOGHER
Incomplete Quadriplegic / Swimming Pool Accident
$8,100,000
Martin Healy, Jr., Jack Cannon and Dennis Lynch

  • Record Verdict in Illinois involving a Swimming Pool Accident
M.S. v. BOARD OF EDUCATION
Loss of Vision in an Eye / Improper
Educational Supervision
$4,600,000
Martin Healy, Jr.
R.Z. v. ST. ANNE’S HOSPITAL
Loss of Hearing / Misdiagnosed Meningitis
$5,500,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and Terence Geoghegan

  • National Law Journal, One of the Significant Verdicts in the US for the year
P.S. v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Brain Injury / Rollover Ford Bronco II SUV
$5,000,000
Martin Healy, Jr., Terence Geoghegan, David Huber and Kevin Veugeler

  • First Bronco II Rollover Verdict in Illinois
K.M.C. v. DEAN FOODS
Death of Three Teens / Interstate Trucking
$20,200,000
Martin Healy, Jr., Daniel Malone, David Huber and Patrick Anderson

  • National Law Journal, 100 Largest US Verdicts
B.K. v. Civic Opera House
Herniated Disc / Slip and Fall
$2,800,000
Daniel B. Malone
O.S. v. DR. P.S.
Brain Damage / During Angiogram
$4,600,000
John Scanlon and Matthew Gannon
F.C. v. JMS TRUCKING
Wrongful Death / Construction/ Trucking
$9,200,000
Martin Healy, Jr. and Kevin Veugeler
  • Chicago Sun Times, Headline Article
International Construction, Inc. v. Illinois Fire Protection
Construction Injury
$4,600,000
Kevin Veugeler and Patrick Anderson
  • Largest Verdict in an injury contribution action after settlement

Key Settlements

P.S. v. CHRYSLER
Product Liability / Death of Child and Hemi-paresis / Defective Fuel Pump
$21,000,000
M.F. AND G.S. v. CLARK USA, INC.
Death of Two Mechanics / Refinery Fire
$12,000,000
M.A. v. PARRILLO BMW
Brain Damage / Pedestrian Collision
$7,500,000
M.G. v. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Medical Malpractice / Brain Damage at Birth
$6,500,000
A.K. v. MACNEAL HOSPITAL
Perforated Ulcer Resulting in Brain Damage
$5,250,000
B.B. v. PASCHEN
Fall from “L” Platform / Serious Back Injury
$3,150,000
E.H. v. SUBURBAN HOSPITAL
Medical Malpractice Death / Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism
$2,000,000
JMS TRUCKING v. OCCIDENTAL FIRE & CASUALTY
Insurance Bad Faith Settlement
Largest Compensatory Insurance Bad Faith Settlement in Illinois
$9,100,000
F.B. v. NULNE TECH.
Serious back injury / Construction Injury
$5,000,000 settlement
J.P. v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, INC.
Product Liability / Fractured Neck / Sports Utility Vehicle Rollover
Confidential Settlement
J.H. v. MERC. TRANSPORTATION
Multiple Injuries / Trucking Collision Louisville, Kentucky
$3,000,000
ESTATE OF E.S. AND V.S. v. CITY OF PALOS HILLS
Police Negligent Driving Death
$3,000,000
ESTATE OF J.D. v. PREM. TRANSPORT.
Death / Trucking Collision
$3,000,000
T.B. v. Tovar Snow Professional, Inc.
Trucking Accident / Operated Shoulder
$2,250,000
R.S. AND R.H. v. S. WESTERGAARD
Pedestrians in Crosswalk
$1,000,000
G.E. v. CYCLE WORLD
Stuck Throttle / Motorcycle Paralysis
$3,000,000
L.B. v. PEPSI
Multiple Injuries / Trucking Accident
$2,700,000
ESTATE OF T.W. v. APT, INC.
Death / Trucking Collision
$2,000,000
ESTATE OF T.H. v. MICHAEL REESE HEALTH PLAN
Medical Malpractice Death from failure to diagnose Acoustic Neuroma
$2,300,000
S.R. v. GEORGE ROLL CONSTRUCTION
Construction Injury / Pole Dropped Closed Head Injury
$1,500,000
C.C. v. LEDRAPLASTIC
Product Liability / Bilateral Forearm Fractures / Defective Exercise Ball
$1,032,000
K.K. v. YAMAHA
Product Liability Defective Wave Runner (Jet Ski)
Confidential Settlement
J.T. v. MITSUBISHI
Product Liability / SUV Rollover Death
Confidential Settlement
D.V. v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Product Liability / Brain damage from a Bronco II (SUV) Rollover
Confidential Settlement
E.G. v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
Product Liability / Death / Airbag Deployment / Defective Airbag
Confidential Settlement
L.G. v. VALUJET AIRLINES
Death / Crash of a Passenger Airline Jet Florida Everglades
Confidential Settlement
L.R. v. A.D. AND OLSSON ROOFING, CO.
Intersection / Death 34-year-old single female
$3,625,000 settlement before closing arguments
D.K. AND A. M. v. ALCO TRUCK, INC.
Death of Two Teens Interstate Trucking
$9,000,000
H.S. v. YARD HORSE TRUCKING COMPANY
Brain Damage from Truck Collision
$1,842,000
J.G. v. CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
Medical Malpractice / Loss of a Kidney
$1,200,000
D.G. v. UNIQUE INDOOR COMFORT, INC.
Defective Electric Box / Burn Injury
$1,150,000
K.B. v. FALLON TRACK, INC.
Stuck Throttle / Motorcycle / Brachial Plexus Injury
$1,000,000
M.T. v. BOTTLING CO.
Loss of a leg — 70-year-old driver / Work Injury
$5,000,000
ESTATE OF C.V. v. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Medical Malpractice / Death
$4,000,000
J.R. v. DOMINICK’S FINER FOODS
Negligent Security / Shooting
$3,920,000
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