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Wrongful Death and Injury Claim Settles for $3,500,000

M. Blake Heath along with his friend and co-counsel Matt Bartle recently settled a case for $3,500,000. The parties, venue, and facts of the case are to remain confidential. Generally, the case involved the wrongful death of a young man in an automobile accident and injuries to a passenger.

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Insurance Owner v. Liberty Mutual

The deceased driver was driving home from work in rural Missouri. His vehicle was found upside down in a ditch. Based upon a physical inspection of the accident scene and skid marks the plaintiff contended that the driver braked and swerved to avoid another vehicle which was cresting the hill over the center line. The Liberty Mutual Insurance policy is …

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Legal Malpractice Settlement – Nursing Home, Medical Malpractice, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Along with our good friend A. Scott Waddell, our firm represented the heirs of the deceased in a legal malpractice case against their mother’s former attorney. The attorney originally brought a nursing home case, which was dismissed and refiled. However, plaintiff alleged that the attorney did not perfect service of process against the medical malpractice defendants, resulting in the underlying …

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Murder Victim v. Hotel Owner

In working with our good friend Robert Langdon of Langdon & Emison, we recently settled a wrongful death case for $2,750,000 against a hotel owner. A criminal raped a woman who worked the night shift and promised to return to the hotel. Our woman – the mother of three adult children – was stuck on the night shift and the …

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Wrongful Death: Injured Worker vs. Doctor and Hospital

We represented a widow and her daughters whose husband and father died at a hospital. The plaintiff alleged that the doctor and hospital failed to properly treat, prevent and diagnosis a deep vein thrombosis. Their husband ultimately died from a pulmonary embolism. Their husband had been admitted to the hospital after he rear-ended another vehicle. He had an injury to …

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Wrongful Death: Carol J. Long v. Lucas W. Dray & Shelter Insurance

This is a complicated case involving two little known insurance coverage principles – setoffs and stacking on underinsurance coverage. Vernie Long died in a car accident. The defendant was Lucas Dray, a young man ultimately convicted of man slaughter. Dray only had $50,000 in insurance coverage. The Long family then turned to their own insurance carrier, Shelter, for underinsured motorist coverage. Shelter Insurance Company took …

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Wrongful Death: Lero v. Mace / Lyons

Paul and Carolyn Lero sued Robert Lyons for the death of their daughter Denise Marie Greene on a theory of negligent entrustment. On October 11, 2008, Ms. Greene was driving on 291 Highway near CRD Home Farm Road in Cass County, Missouri. Adam Mace was driving a gold 2007 Toyota Corolla, on Highway 291 near Farm Home Road in Cass …

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