$4,134,288.26 Medical Malpractice Verdict
In Sedgwick County District Court against a cardiac electrophysiologist
who negligently performed an electrophysiology study and ablation resulting
in complete heart block and pacemaker dependency for our client.
$1,000,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement
Against a rancher whose cattle were on a highway at night where one was
struck by our client resulting in a closed head injury and permanent disability.
Confidential Medical Malpractice Settlement
Against a nurse anesthetist for a client who suffered cardiopulmonary arrest
as a result of an improperly placed epidural injection.
Confidential Property Damage Settlement
Against an excavation contractor for their failure to properly close a
manhole prior to an extremely heavy rain, allowing massive amounts of
rainwater to enter the sanitary sewage system and causing system overload.
More than 20 homeowners in the area had their homes infiltrated by raw sewage.
$900,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement
For a client who suffered a comminuted tibia/fibula fracture, lumbar fracture
and permanent disability as result of an automobile collision.
$500,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement
(The maximum recoverable against a municipality under Kansas law) against
a County ambulance service for improperly intubating our client who suffered
progressive bradycardia and hypoxia and eventually death.
$11,000,000+ Class Action Settlement
This important class action case involved the wrongful incarceration of
over 40,000 Wichita residents for failing to pay traffic and misdemeanor
fines. By imprisoning these individuals without a hearing, the City violated
their due process rights under both the United States and Kansas Constitutions.
The City was utilizing these methods in an effort to increase sagging
city revenues. Mr. Leatherman and Mr. White worked diligently to ensure
that this abusive practice was stopped and that those who were unlawfully
imprisoned were fairly compensated. In total, the case was settled for
Confidential Insurance Bad Faith Settlement
Against an insurance company for wrongful denial of coverage to its insured.
As a result of its denial, the insured was personally exposed to damages
in excess of $2.5 million dollars.
Confidential Legal Malpractice Settlement
Against a lawyer who was negligent in representation of the client in an
underlying medical malpractice case.
Confidential Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement
Against a physician’s assistant staffing an emergency department
who discharged our client after failing to recognize she had sepsis syndrome
as a result of Influenza A.