Verdicts and Settlements

Featured Verdicts and Settlements

At Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, we believe that all cases deserve justice. We know that a preventable injury or the death of a loved one can have a devastating impact on your life, which is why we are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation you need.

Because our accomplished personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling even the most complex cases, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to handle your case with the attention and skill you deserve.

Medical Malpractice

$190 Million

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Sexual Abuse

One of the largest in U.S. history for a case of this nature, this class action settlement was called "a historic day" not only for the victims of Dr. Nikita Levy but for the United States civil justice system. Johns Hopkins' liability was founded on its failure to establish procedures and adequately oversee the care provided by its OBGYN department, including the presence of a chaperone during its pelvic examinations. This led to the sexual abuse of women through unnecessary gynecological/exams and illicit photos.

$33.5 Million

Delayed C-Section

A Tennessee jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after finding that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$24.25 Million

Failure to Diagnose

A record-breaking medical malpractice jury verdict in the District of Columbia, obtained for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy because her doctors failed to properly diagnose and respond to an airway obstruction.

$18.1 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

Verdict obtained in Iowa on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.

$18 Million

Medication Error

A settlement obtained in a case against a pharmacy that negligently dispensed incorrect medication to a pregnant mother, resulting in her child developing a neural tube defect, resulting in paraplegia and other significant injuries.

$17.5 Million

Mismanaged Delivery

Settlement obtained in Tennessee on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy as a result of mismanagement of labor and delivery.

$15.5 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

Verdict obtained on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.

$15.5 Million

Delayed Delivery

An OBGYN’s failure to come to the hospital to assess and deliver a baby caused brain damage and cerebral palsy, resulting in a record-breaking verdict in Minnesota.

$15.1 Million

Mismanaged Delivery

A trial award by a Federal Judge in a Tennessee case against an Army Community Hospital whose improper fetal monitoring during delivery and failure to properly inform the mother of specific risks led to her child suffering a hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, resulting in cerebral palsy and lifelong neurological deficits.

$14 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

A settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child developed hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy as a result of mismanaged labor and delivery.

$13.5 Million

Fetal Monitoring Errors

This record jury verdict in Iowa was obtained for a child’s cere¬bral palsy caused by brain injury as the result of inconsistent fetal heart monitoring during birth.

$13 Million

Poor Post-Operative Care

Settlement received in a case against a U.S. government-employed healthcare provider whose poor post-operative care resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$11.5 Million

Delayed Resuscitation

Settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child suffered acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of delayed resuscitation at a U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.

$10 Million

Misdiagnosis Labor and Delivery

Warning signs of an impending potential obstetrical emergency that developed during labor, which included unrelenting, continuous abdominal pain, were not fully appreciated and responded to in an emergency manner, which was required under the circumstances.

$100s of Millions

Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis

Hundreds of millions of dollars obtained in verdicts and settlements in cases involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening conditions.

Cerebral Palsy

$33.5 Million

Delayed C-Section

A Tennessee jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after finding that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$24.25 Million

Failure to Diagnose

A record-breaking medical malpractice jury verdict in the District of Columbia, obtained for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy because her doctors failed to properly diagnose and respond to an airway obstruction.

$18.1 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

Verdict obtained in Iowa on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.

$18 Million

Medication Error

A settlement obtained in a case against a pharmacy that negligently dispensed incorrect medication to a pregnant mother, resulting in her child developing a neural tube defect, resulting in paraplegia and other significant injuries.

$17.5 Million

Mismanaged Delivery

Settlement obtained in Tennessee on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy as a result of mismanagement of labor and delivery.

$15.5 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

Verdict obtained on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.

$15.5 Million

Delayed Delivery

An OBGYN’s failure to come to the hospital to assess and deliver a baby caused brain damage and cerebral palsy, resulting in a record-breaking verdict in Minnesota.

$14 Million

Mismanaged Labor and Delivery

A settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child developed hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy as a result of mismanaged labor and delivery.

$13.5 Million

Fetal Monitoring Errors

This record jury verdict in Iowa was obtained for a child’s cere­bral palsy caused by brain injury as the result of inconsistent fetal heart monitoring during birth.

$13 Million

Poor Post-Operative Care

Settlement received in a case against a U.S. government-employed healthcare provider whose poor post-operative care resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$11.5 Million

Delayed Resuscitation

Settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child suffered acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of delayed resuscitation at a U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.

$10.8 Million

Failure to Respond to Uterine Rupture

Jury verdict for a child who suffers from cere­bral palsy and mental retar­da­tion due to a failure to respond to signs and symp­toms of a uterine rupture.

$9.5 Million

Failure to Treat Infection

An infant developed cerebral palsy after signs of an infection were not immediately treated by emergency room personnel.

$9.3 Million

Birth Injury

Jury awards record verdict in Minnesota for child’s cere­bral palsy caused by brain injury sustained during birth.

$9 Million

Delayed Delivery

Delivery was delayed despite knowing fetal compromise would occur. As a result, the infant developed cerebral palsy.

Sexual Abuse

$190 Million

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Sexual Abuse

One of the largest in U.S. history for a case of this nature, this class action settlement was called "a historic day" not only for the victims of Dr. Nikita Levy but for the United States civil justice system. Johns Hopkins' liability was founded on its failure to establish procedures and adequately oversee the care provided by its OBGYN department, including the presence of a chaperone during its pelvic examinations. This led to the sexual abuse of women through unnecessary gynecological/exams and illicit photos.

$8 Million

Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy

A group settlement on behalf of victims of brother Stephen Baker, a Franciscan (TOR) priest who served in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and as an athletic trainer and teacher at a local Catholic high school.

Confidential 7-Figure Settlement

Sexual Assault in the Workplace

During a work retreat on a Caribbean island, a supervisor plied an employee with alcohol and proceeded to sexually abuse him.

Confidential 7-Figure Settlement

Penn State University Sexual Abuse

Penn State University failed to take action to prevent children from being sexually abused by PSU football coach and serial molester Jerry Sandusky.

$1.88 Million

Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy Verdict

The only successful child sex abuse claim to date in Pennsylvania resulting in a jury verdict against a Roman Catholic Diocese, Bishop and predator priest. As a result of various appellate court opinions, precedent setting laws were established dealing with negligent retention and supervision of a priest, the discovery of secret archive records, and punitive damages in a clergy sex abuse case.

Military Medical Malpractice

$15.1 Million

Mismanaged Delivery

A trial award by a Federal Judge in a Tennessee case against an Army Community Hospital whose improper fetal monitoring during delivery and failure to properly inform the mother of specific risks led to her child suffering a hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, resulting in cerebral palsy and lifelong neurological deficits

$13 Million

Poor Post-Operative Care

Settlement received in a case against a U.S. government-employed healthcare provider whose poor post-operative care resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$11.5 Million

Delayed Resuscitation

Settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child suffered acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of delayed resuscitation at a U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.

$6.5 Million

Mismanaged Delivery

A settlement obtained in a case in Texas against an Army Medical Center whose misuse of Pitocin, mismanagement of fetal heart rate patterns, and delay in cesarean delivery contributed to a child developing cerebral palsy.

$4 Million

Delayed Delivery

Settlement received on behalf of a child who suffered oxygen deprivation following a mismanaged cesarean section that resulted in a 12 minute delay in delivery at an Army Medical Center in Texas.

Dangerous Drugs and Products

$200 Million

New England Compounding Center Fungal Meningitis

Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC obtained a $200 million settlement from New England Compounding Center on behalf of victims who received contaminated steroid injections. NECC failed to maintain a clean, safe environment when making compounded medications, resulting in a widespread outbreak of fungal meningitis.

$100s of Millions

Dangerous Drugs Verdicts and Settlements

Recoveries for victims of dangerous drugs and phar­ma­ceu­tical prod­ucts, including Baycol, Rezulin, Fen Phen, breast implants and latex gloves.

Other

$225 Million

Environmental Contamination

Howard Janet and Kenneth Suggs were appointed as special counsel to assist the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in its pursuit of a landmark environmental lawsuit brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection against Exxon Mobil Corporation. The suit sought compensation for extensive damage Exxon Mobil caused to highly valuable state-owned natural resources, including large tracts of land and essential waterways. The litigation produced a $225 million settlement.

$95 Million

Whistleblower Case

Through a lawsuit JJS pursued on behalf of a whistleblower, the U.S. recouped $95 million from several major banks. Our client discovered the banks had submitted fraudulent documents to the federal government in order to assert they owned $95 million of home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which they did not actually own.

$48 Million

Federal Racketeering Lawsuit Settlement

JJS represented customers against South Carolina Energy and Gas company (SCE&G), using the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to highlight its wrongdoing, which significantly expanded the basis for their liability in these claims. Our team played a major role in opposing efforts by SCE&G to dismiss the lawsuit, which would have been a huge disservice to the residents of South Carolina.

$35.9 Million

Construction Site Paralysis

Our client was tasked with erecting scaffolding next to high voltage electrical equipment, which he was assured was off. During construction of the scaffolding, an electrical arc shot through our client, causing severe burns and throwing him to the ground. He struck his head, suffering a broken neck and permanent paralysis.

$19.5 Million

Groundwater Contamination Settlement

Class action settlement with mine owners who failed to properly contain and remove waste stored on the mine site. Toxic chemicals seeped into groundwater, contaminating nearby residential water wells.

$17 Million

Intellectual Property

Settlement in a complex dispute between international corporations involving breach of contract and theft of intellectual property.

$16 Million

Commercial Vehicle Collision

Salesman drove over a median resulting in a head-on crash with a family. The pregnant mother lost her baby and their 5-year-old daughter became a paraplegic. The salesman’s company offered $12 Million to settle, and the family wanted to take it. We encouraged them to let us keep on negotiating and use the money to help the community’s other paraplegics. Actor Christopher Reeves joined the initiative and helped raise funds for wheelchair basketball.

$12 Million

Legal Malpractice

Defendants failed to secure expert witnesses and prosecute the case on a timely basis. Underlying case was a malpractice case that involved mismanaged anesthesia resulting in death.

Confidential 7-Figure Settlement

Legal Malpractice

Plaintiff’s counsel in a medical malpractice case failed to identify negligence on the part of the physician. Their lawsuit also failed to include a key defendant, resulting in substantially lessened insurance coverage.

Multimillion Dollar

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims in car, truck, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle accidents.

$2.5 Million

Personal Injury

Verdict reached on behalf of two boys injured at a traffic scene due to improper police procedures.

$1.5 Million

Toy Defect Infant Death

Settlement obtained in death of infant. The baby suffocated in crib after fabric ball that was negligently merely glued and not sewn onto stuffed Christmas bear’s Santa cap detached and lodged in his throat obstructing his airway.

$1 Million

Negligent Operation of an Aircraft

Verdict reached in Federal court for two paramedics injured in a helicopter crash due to pilot error.

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