Some of Our Plaintiff Cases

Colorado:

  • Alexander Abiakam, et al. v. Valerie Imperial, M.D., et al. – Pediatric medical malpractice case resulting in an anoxic hypoxic brain injury in which VDI provided an earning capacity evaluation of the child. Received Plaintiff verdict of $2.1 million (which included the full amount of the lost earning capacity claim of $1.3 million)
  • Bonner v. Edrich, M.D. et al– Pediatric medical malpriactice case for a diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome in which VDI provided earning capacity evaluation. Settled prior to trial.
  • Victoria M., et al v. Eagle County Schools Re-50J - Claim for disability discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in which VDI provided a Life Care Plan. Settled prior to trial.
  • Garrett Horsfall et al. v. Royceton Lapid et al. - Personal injury case involving a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident resulting in severe traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries. VDI provided and earning capacity evaluation, Life Care Plan. Settled prior to trial.

Arizona:

  • Dyer v. King’s Inn – Traumatic brain injury resulting from carbon monoxide exposure case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation and Life Care Plan. Settled during trial.
  • Fuller v. Phillips – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, deposition testimony and arbitration testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Jones v. Cochise County – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided an Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and trial testimony. $1.625M plaintiff verdict.
  • McAchran v. Knight Transportation – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan, deposition testimony and trial testimony. Jury verdict of $3.1 million.
  • Remmetter v. Daimler Chrysler – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Rodriguez v. Fesko – Pediatric traumatic brain injury case involving twin children injured before birth in a motor vehicle accident, in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Case settled prior to trial.
  • Massey and Lollie v. City of Phoenix and DeLeon – Pediatric traumatic brain injury case involving a child injured before birth in a motor vehicle accident. VDI provided an Earning Capacity Evaluation and a Life Care Plan. Case settled prior to trial.
  • Winckler v. BNSF Railroad Company, et al – Earning Capacity Evaluation under Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Case involved a railroad conductor who sustained a knee injury. Jury found employer liable for injuries and awarded $3.8M+ (less 20% for employee liability) in lost wages, future lost wages and benefits for total damages of just over $3M plus taxable costs. Mr. Taylor evaluated the employee’s ability to work considering these injuries and developed a retraining and re-employment plan.

Nevada:

  • Bergeron v. Casa Blanca Hotel & Casino – High profile spinal cord injury with paraplegia case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation and Life Care Plan. Settled prior to deposition or trial for $5.5 million.
  • Burns v. Mattingly – Spine injury/chronic pain case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, deposition testimony and trial testimony. Jury verdict in excess of $850,000.
  • Estate of Polly Gonzalez v. Ford Motor Co. – Wrongful death cases in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Fonseca v. Rainbow Rock – Multiple orthopedic injuries case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Guerrero v. Republic Silver State Disposal – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan, deposition testimony and trial testimony. Jury verdict of over $17 million.
  • Leboukas v. Ford Motor Co., et al – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • McCloud v. ATC VANCOM, Inc. – Traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.

Wisconsin:

  • Bomkamp v. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund – Wisconsin – Medical malpractice / traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. $17.3 million settlement was the largest medical malpractice settlement in Dane County, Wisconsin history.
  • Lampe v. Campbell – Wisconsin – Cervical spinal cord injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Lenhardt v. State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Wisconsin – Pediatric traumatic brain injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial for $20 million.
  • Melton v. Ford Motor Company – Wisconsin – Pediatric spinal cord injury case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Schultz v. Wisconsin Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund – Wisconsin – Traumatic Brain injury medical malpractice case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan, deposition testimony and trial testimony. Verdict of $10 million.
  • Swatek v. Froedtert Hospital – Wisconsin – Quadruple amputee medical malpractice case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.

Other Venues:

  • Doe 30 v. Diocese of New Ulm, Diocese of Duluth, and Oblates of Mary Immaculate – Minnesota – Clergy sexual abuse case, in which VDI provided an Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony on behalf of the plaintiff. Jury awarded $8.1 million in damages.
  • Garcia, et al. v. Kit, et al. – New Mexico – Carbon monoxide poisoning case involving four families, parents and eight children, in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluations, Life Care Plans and deposition testimony. Cases settled prior to trial.
  • Triplett v. Smith – Ohio – Medical malpractice case involving spinal cord injury/tetraplegia in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan and deposition testimony. Settled prior to trial.
  • Reyes v. Bay, Ltd. – Texas – Spinal cord injury (paraplegia) case in which VDI provided Earning Capacity Evaluation, Life Care Plan, deposition and trial testimony. Settled during trial.