Recent Verdicts & Settlements

(Note: Names are not provided to protect the privacy of our clients)

$444,270 verdict for a man rear-ended on the freeway.  Our client suffered low back and neck injuries when he was rear-ended.  Defendant's insurance company refused to fairly compensate our client so we took this case through trial to obtain justice for our client.

$2,772,680 verdict for the wrongful death of a woman who died when her doctor failed to diagnose a pulmonary embolism despite her presentation with symptoms including shortness of breath and elevated pulse.

$293,987 verdict for a woman hit by a car when she was crossing the street against a red light.  Our client suffered a shoulder injury

$655,000 verdict for a man who lost the feeling in his tongue following removal of a wisdom tooth. Our client had his lower left wisdom tooth removed by an oral surgeon. Following the surgery, he lost all feeling and taste on the left side of his tongue. A Lancaster jury awarded our client $655,000 before MICRA reductions.

$500,000 verdict for woman injured in automobile collision. Dispute over the color of the traffic signal and whether the Defendant was driving for his employer at the time of the collision. Our client had fractured ribs and fibromyalgia.

$94,864.00 verdict for woman who suffered a pressure sore on her knee following surgery to repair her Achilles tendon.

$294,575 verdict for a man hit at an intersection. Defendant denied responsibility claiming he suffered a sudden stroke.

$2,000,000 for Group B Strep Infected Baby. Following improper prenatal care, a child delivered prematurely was infected with group B Strep while in the hospital. In order to obtain a proper settlement, Rice & Bloomfield litigated this case to the morning of trial. In addition to obtaining a settlement to provide superior lifetime care for the child, Rice & Bloomfield was able to ensure that the baby was being treated by one of the few specialist in the state capable of helping the child develop to her full potential.

$93,000 for 34 year old man rear-ended. After stopping on the freeway in traffic, our client was rear-ended by an inattentive driver. Rather than accepting a quick and low settlement, we litigated this case to the point where the insurance company paid proper value for the injury.

$530,000 for 82 year old woman who suffered a bed sore. The elderly in hospitals and care facilities often need assistance and monitoring to prevent bed sores. Our client was not properly monitored and as a result suffered a significant bed sore around her tailbone.

$12 million verdict for a child who suffered serious brain injury because a clinic refused to do a $75 test without authorization from the child's pediatrician, who insisted the child be transferred to another facility. The delay in treatment caused the harm to the child. The pediatrician settled the case before trial for $1 million.

$1.6 million for a 59-year-old man who was the victim of age discrimination. He was laid off from his job, where he had worked for more than 20 years. The company claimed it was downsizing, but it only laid off six workers out of 400 and five of the six were over the age of 50.

$1.4 million arbitration award for a child with a brain tumor. After surgery to remove the tumor, which was critical to her recovery, the HMO did not do CT scans every two months, as they were supposed to do. As a result, the doctors didn't know that they hadn't removed the entire tumor and it was growing back until the child suffered serious brain damage as a result.

$600,000 settlement for a woman who fell at a Palm Springs hotel, seriously injuring her knee. The hotel painted yellow strips on most of the concrete steps in the complex, but did not paint the steps leading from her hotel room terrace into the parking lot. She was not aware that there was a step down and fell as a result.

$900,000 for a 45-year-old man who had a serious heart attack the day after going to his doctor complaining of chest pain. The doctor did not do the necessary tests to rule out a heart problem because he didn't think the patient was old enough to be at risk for a heart attack.