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Do you know what we at Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio have been doing for our clients for these past seven years? PWW 1. January 2001 Schultz and Underdahl v. State of Washington An $8.8 PJO million settlement for negligent supervision of a parolee by the Department of KC Corrections resulting in rape and murder of one victim and assault of another. PLS 2. April 2001 Lau v. Crew Shuttle, Inc A $2.16 million (policy limits) KLK settlement for a closed-head and other injuries to a pedestrian hit by a van and then a car. PLS 3. May 2001 Molitor v. Heaverlo A $1.66 million (policy limits) settlement plus additional contingent payments for a 23-year-old T-4 paraplegic injured in a vehicle rollover. PLS 4. May 2001 Peck v. King County A $1 million settlement for contracting MEW CIDP from a tetanus shot given in the ordinary course of necessary medical treatment as a result of a motorcycle/deputy sheriff vehicle collision. KLK 5. June 2001 Whitmer v. Yuk, Pierce County and City of Lakewood A $6.35 PLS million settlement for negligence and failure to provide traffic signals at a busy intersection. PJO 6. June 2001 Doe v. Auto Manufacturer and a Medical Facility A $3 million KC settlement for a woman burned by a post-collision gasoline fire in an auto PWW crash when she was struck by a driver who was negligently allowed to leave a medical facility while drug impaired. PLS 7. January 2002 Morales v.“Yellow Cab” A $1.25 million settlement for a KLK woman pedestrian with a closed head injury from being hit by a cab. KLK 8. April 2002 Stefanie Brenner v. Bestway Excavating and State of Washington KKK A $2,671,148 million arbitration award for the wrongful death of a minor in an intersection collision PWW 9. April 2002 Doe v. Hospital A $7.5 million settlement against a hospital for removal of the wrong kidney. PWW 10. June 2002 Magana v. Hyundai Motor America An $8.1 million verdict in PJO Clark County for a defective seat back and failure of occupant restraint system. After an appeal, a new judgment for a discovery sanction was entered in the amount of $10,399,907.00. PWW 11. July 2002 Pemberton v. Arnold, et al. A $1.475 million settlement for a PJO road rage case where a 16-year-old girl was killed. MEW 12. July 2002 Doe v. Doe A $3.75 million settlement for the death of a KLK passenger as a result of the negligent operation of a private plane. MEW 13. August 2002 Kime v. City of Seattle A $1.75 million settlement for the KKK death of a 20-year-old for enhanced danger by failing to protect the public during Mardi Gras celebration. PLS 14. October 2002 Smith, et al. v. Behr Process Corporation A class action MEW verdict for the benefit of thousands of Western Washington consumers in KC Grays Harbor County Superior Court in 2000. Breach of warranty and Consumer Protection Act violation case for defects in clear coatings for exterior wood surfaces. The products promoted rather than prevented growth of mildew. The nine class representatives received verdicts from a low of $24,000 to a high of $97,000. Applied to the entire class, the case resulted in a settlement of $67.5 million. PLS 15. October 2002 Stipic, et al. v. Behr Process Corporation A class action MEW settlement for the benefit of a nationwide class of consumers for $132.5 KC million. PWW 16. December 2002 Marvin v. Evergreen Hospital An $8.5 million KC settlement for a brain injury anesthesia case. KLK 17. February 2003 Thompson v. The State of Washington, et al. A $2.75 BJM million settlement for paralyzing injuries sustained in a collision at an intersection lacking adequate traffic control devices. KC 18. April 2003 Tkachev v. Ledcor Industries (USA), Inc. A $2.4 million PLS settlement for an immigrant laborer who had his right leg amputated below the knee when the general contractor failed to provide guardrails for the 7’6” scaffolding on which he was working. PLS 19. April 2003 Glubrecht v. Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. A $1.2 million KLK settlement for a tow truck operator injured by a forklift with a faulty emergency brake resulting in thoracic outlet syndrome, partial removal of a lung and a neck fusion. KLK 20. April 2003 James Evans v. The State of Washington, et al. A $1 million RWK settlement for a moderate brain injury caused in a collision resulting from a lack of a highway median barrier. MEW 21. May 2003 Halasz v. CECO, et al. A $1.75 million settlement for a PLS carpenter struck by a counterweight on a crane while sitting in a sanican, resulting in a closed head injury with resulting seizures. 22. June 2003 Doe v. Hospital A settlement of $1.375 million in infant death RWK case. KC 23. July 2003 Doe v. Doe. A $1.5 million settlement for a woman who lost PLS 75% of the function of one kidney and 25% of the other in an auto crash. KC 24. August 2003 Virnig v. a Safeco insured A $1.5 million policy limits PLS settlement for a college student who suffered a closed head injury in an auto crash. KC 25. September 2003 Crawford Estate v. Hospital and Doctor A $1 million PWW settlement for the death of an eleven-month-old baby when medical personnel failed to follow up on a radiology report recommending further studies would have revealed a duplication cyst of the small bowel. The baby suffered a bowel perforation at the site of the cyst resulting in peritonitis and death. PWW 26. September 2003 Hilde Estate v. Tire Manufacturer and Distributor A PO $1.657 million settlement for the death of a 20-year-old promising professional baseball player when the vehicle in which he was riding crashed as a result of a manufacturing defect in a tire. RWK 27. February 2004 DOES v. XYZ Corporation A $3.1 million KLK settlement for exposure to high concentrations of sulfur dioxide at a pulp mill, causing two employees of an independent contractor to develop Reactive Airways Disease Syndrome. MEW 28. March 2004 The Lummi Nation v. Golder Associates, Inc. A $4.25 PLS million settlement for violation of contracts and the Indian Graves Recovery BJM Act by an archeology firm while monitoring an excavation for a construction project. The claims included damages suffered by the Lummi Indian Nation as well as emotional distress claims on behalf of tribal members. BJM 29. April 2004 Doe v. Nursing Home A $1.5 million settlement for the KLK rape of a developmentally disabled nursing home patient by a nurse’s KC assistant (negligent hiring and supervision). MEW 30. August 2004 Clements v. State of Washington A $2.2 million settlement for wrongful death and survival actions when Department of Corrections negligently released a prisoner who then killed this 22-year-old mother. PWW 31. September 2004 Ratigan v. Central Building, LLC A $1.575 million RWK settlement for client who suffered a brain injury in a fall from a PJO window. MEW 32. September 2004 Steen v. Hospital A settlement after entry of a PLS judgment and appeal for $4,687,704.21 for death of a patient as a GLJ result of hospital negligence. PLS 33. February 2005 Jane Doe Estate v. XYZ Manufacturer A $1.25 PJO million settlement for defective design of vehicle and negligent driving PWW of driver. KKK 34. March 2005 Jane Doe v. Insurance Company $4 million settlement for bad faith in defense of motor vehicle crash. PLS 35. April 2005 Wilbur/Johnson v. Lutton Trucking, Inc. $1.7 million settlement for badly fractured hip that required a hip replacement for a 23-year-old young man who also suffered from PTSD and depression as a result of the crash. PWW 36. May 2005 Estate of Amy Robinson v. XYZ Hospital A $1.25 million KC settlement for delayed diagnosis of oral cancer resulting in death. KKK 37. May 2005 Doe v. Doe $4.3 million settlement for skull fractures, TBI and partial blindness following car crash. PLS 38. August 2005 Stromberg v. Wiles $1 million policy limits settlement for KKK the death of a 57-year-old woman pedestrian hit by a pickup exiting a Bellevue garage. She is survived by her spouse and three adult children. BJM 39. September 2005 Doe v. Adult Family Home $1.135 million settlement for a mentally ill woman who slipped and fell, resulting in a fractured leg and ultimate amputation below the knee. PLS 40. November 2005 Adams v. Testa $2 million settlement for UIM policy KKK limits on behalf of a woman who suffered significant orthopedic injuries in an automobile crash. Additional sums were recovered for Farmers’ bad faith claims handling. KC 41. May 2006 Messenger $2.1 million policy limits partial settlement for a PLS 12-year-old brain damaged boy who was a pedestrian hit by a van while crossing the street in an unmarked crosswalk. PLS 42. May 2006 Wright v. Harris Trucking $3.15 million settlement for four KC members of the Wright family injured when a gasoline truck and double trailer crossed the center line and hit them head-on. KLK 43. May 2006 Merdes v. State of Washington $5.4 million settlement for death of a father of four who was a fault-free passenger in an auto/highway design case. PLS 44. May 2006 Qamar v. Leonard Trucking, Inc. $1.85 million settlement for KC death of a 62-year-old UW professor when struck by a load of logs that fell RWK off logging truck. PLS 45. June 2006 Meadows v XYZ Corp. $3.2 million settlement for client who PWW suffered a brain injury in a fall from a window. RWK PJO PLS 46. August 2006 Fulton v. XYZ Corp. $2.2 million settlement for a roofer KC who fell from a construction site roof 35 feet rendering him a paraplegic. Suit was against general contractor and second tier contractor for failure to maintain a safe workplace. Substantial comparative negligence issues. PLS 47. November 2006 Meza v. United Tempering Systems/Meza $1.525 million KC settlement for a child injured in a motor vehicle crash when a truck barreled into another motor vehicle, resulting in a closed head injury. PLS 48. November 2006 Forestier v. City of Vancouver $6,050,000 settlement for KLK a French foreign exchange student who was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle while crossing Fort Vancouver Way on her way to school. The City failed to provide proper lighting for the crossing. PLS 49. December 2006 Watson v. XYZ Corp. $4.9 million settlement for woman PJO struck in face with a leaf spring that fell off a truck suspension system. Closed head injury and facial disfigurement. PLS 50. December 2006 Wade v. Pierce County $1.25 million settlement for death KC of a 12-year-old on a bicycle struck by a police vehicle. PLS 51. April 2007 Plaintiff v. Defendant $3.7 million settlement for death of a KC 46-year-old airline pilot husband father of two. Truck turned in front of his motorcycle. Substantial comparative negligence issues. BJM 52. June 2007 Sholtz v. Kuhn $1.15 million settlement for 61-year-old woman PLS who suffered a comminuted and compound fracture of her leg when hit by a vehicle while traveling on a motorcycle. Infections of the leg required extensive medical treatment. BJM 53. June 2007 Wallace v. Tesoro $1.1 million settlement involving a pipe KLK fitter who suffered permanent injuries from an overhead obstruction while climbing a scaffold access ladder. PWW 54. June 2007 Weller v. HMO $1 million settlement. Failure to diagnose prostate cancer. KLK 55. 2007 Boyd Estate v. Les Schwab Tires $1.9 million settlement for death of motorcycle operator when improperly tightened wheel fell off of car and struck him. KKK 56. December 2007 Huang v. Lustyk $2.9 million settlement for injuries RWK suffered when a vehicle ran into a motorcycle. KKK 57. January 2008 Petersen v. Finazzo $ 1.033 million verdict for injuries KC suffered when a structure collapsed causing a severe right foot fracture requiring fusion and fixation surgery with hardware. PLS 58. March 2008 Pattison v. City of Chelan $4.5 million settlement for a KLK spinal cord injury that resulted in the client being a tetraplegic. Client RWK dove into Lake Chelan in a city park and hit his head on submerged rocks. No warnings of the danger was posted. KKK 59. March 2008 Jane Doe v. XYZ Corporation $2.65 million confidential PJO settlement for a traumatic brain injury due to a motor vehicle collision for PLS the defective design and manufacture of a vehicle. PLS 60. March 2008 Clauson v. Ashland, Inc. Confidential settlement for a RWK diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma for a housewife as a result of being contaminated by asbestos fibers at home because of the work exposure of her ex-husband. PLS 61. April 2008 Stanton v. LeMay $2.7 million settlement for the deaths of two KC minor children who were passengers in a vehicle that rear-ended a recycling truck without proper under-ride protection guard that had stopped in the roadway. PLS PWW 62. July 2008 Lovejoy v. Rice Confidential settlement for a fetal death when doctor failed to recognize or treat dangerous cord presentation and low amniotic fluid. PLS KC 63. January 2009 Samples v. Rockeries, Inc., judgment and settlement of $3.3 RWK million for wrongful death case by husband of 46 year old woman hit by run away dump truck trailer. Case will eventually include recovery of interest, attorney fees, and bad faith damages. PLS KC 64. March 2009 Brown/Symoni v. Sportsman Airpak $3.225 million settlement for a small single engine plane crash caused by failure to maintain a carburetor resulting in spinal cord injuries.
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