Verdicts & Settlements

At Janet, Jenner & Suggs, we believe that all cases, no matter their size, 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.

Our accomplished personal injury lawyers have recovered verdicts and settlements of all sizes, ranging from thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars. Because we 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.

Tens of Millions

Cancer Misdiagnosis Verdicts & Settlements

Tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts obtained in delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cancer cases. These cases involved lung, breast, prostate, and numerous other forms of cancer.

$10 Million

Mismanaged 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.

$9 Million

Sonogram Misinterpretation Settlement

Settlement reached in a case involving the misin­ter­pre­ta­tion of a prenatal sono­gram that resulted in the birth of a child with severe, life-long brain damage.

$8.25 Million

Airway Obstruction

Recovery for failure to properly respond to airway obstruction resulting in brain damage at birth.

$7.3 Million

Placental Abruption Mishandled

Recovery for a child because of a failure to respond in a timely manner to signs of placental abruption resulting in severe brain damage.

$6 Million

Diagnostic Procedure Injury Settlement

Settlement obtained for infliction of spinal injury during diagnostic procedure. A negligently-performed discogram of neck produced a spinal abscess which was not diagnosed or treated promptly. The patient, who was in his 60’s, suffered permanent spinal injury that left him a quadriplegic.

$5.9 Million

Surgical Delay Verdict

Verdict on behalf of a 62-year-old woman and her husband after surgeon and hospital failed to diagnose and perform surgery to treat a spinal epidural hematoma (blood clot) following back surgery, in a timely manner, resulting in permanent damage.

$5.5 Million

Failure To Detect Defects

Recovery for the parents of a child in a wrongful birth case because of failure to detect severe brain defects that appeared on prenatal ultrasound film.

$5.5 Million

Anesthesia Error

Medical professionals failed to recognize and respond to complications from anesthesia during a minor gynecological procedure, leaving the patient in vegetative state.

$5.5 Million

Anesthesia Mistake

Recovery for a man who suffered quadriplegia and brain damage due to anesthesia malpractice.

$5 Million

Improper Delivery Settlement

Forceps and vacuum extraction were improperly used during delivery.

$4.75 Million

Failure To Manage Infection

Failure to manage signs and symptoms of infection that developed shortly after delivery, resulting in meningitis.

$4.6 Million

Death Of A Child Verdict

Verdict reached in a case of obstet­rical malprac­tice that resulted in the death of a child.

$4.5 Million

Radiation Therapy Error Settlement

Settlement obtained for excess unnecessary radiation therapy. An erroneous decision to administer radiation therapy to a woman’s pelvic area was compounded by inadequate shielding of her spine. This young mother developed significant limitations in the use of her legs.

$4.5 Million

Medication Mismanagement Settlement

Settlement obtained for mismanagement of medication. Adolescent who had asthma was treated with excessive doses of medication leading to seizures and brain damage.

$4.5 Million

Sonogram Misread Settlement

Settlement obtained for a baby whose prenatal sono­gram was misread, resulting in lack of advance prepa­ra­tion to provide adequate oxygen support at the time of his birth.

$4.25 Million

Severe Dehydration At Birth

Recovery for a child who has brain damage and seizure disorder because of a negligent failure to respond to severe dehydration in a newborn

$4 Million

Surgical Negligence/Legal Malpractice

Recovery for a member of the Armed Forces whose prior attorney mishandled his medical negligence case involving surgical negligence that rendered him quadriplegic.

$2 Million

Medication Overdose Error Verdict

Verdict obtained for wrongful death of child who died from complications of brain damage that was caused by a massive overdose of medication he received for treatment of a condition associated with his premature birth.

$1.85 Million

Vacuum Extraction Negligence

Caused significant intracranial bleeds that in turn caused pulmonary and cardiac complications and death.

$33.5 Million

Delayed C-section Verdict

A jury found that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$24 Million

Failure To Diagnose Verdict

One of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts ever won 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.

$18,126,600

Mismanaged Labor & Delivery Verdict

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

Mismanaged Labor & Delivery Verdict

Broke the record for the largest birth injury jury award in Minnesota, obtained on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and devel­oped cere­bral palsy as a result of misman­age­ment of labor and delivery.

$15 Million

Delayed Delivery Settlement

Settlement obtained in a case involving an obstetrician’s failure to come to the hospital to deliver a baby in a timely manner. The delay caused brain damage that was ulti­mately diag­nosed as cere­bral palsy.

$13.5 Million

Fetal Monitoring Errors Verdict

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.

$10.8 Million

Failure To Respond To Uterine Rupture Verdict

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 Verdict

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

$9.3 Million

Birth Injury Verdict

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.

$8 Million

Asphyxiation At Birth Settlement

Settlement reached on behalf of a baby asphyx­i­ated at birth because of the failure to timely and appro­pri­ately use a vacuum extrac­tion device or forceps to speed up vaginal delivery.

$6 Million

Mismanaged Labor And Delivery

Mismanagement of labor and delivery resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$6 Million

Failure To Perform Emergency C-section Settlement

Recovery of $6 million after medical staff failed to appropriately interpret and respond to evidence of fetal compromise and perform emergency C-section, resulting in brain damage.

$5.9 Million

Failure To Monitor Blood Loss

Following surgery, hospital staff failed to diagnose and treat blood loss in a timely manner, leaving the patient with permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy due to insufficient oxygenation.

$5 Million

Labor And Delivery Mismanaged

Recovery for a child who suffered cerebral palsy and mental retardation because of a mismanaged labor and delivery.

$4.75 Million

Failure To Respond To Electronic Fetal Monitoring Data

Medical staff did not act on worrisome fetal monitor tracings in a timely manner, leading to brain injury and cerebral palsy.

$4.65 Million

Anesthesia Negligence Verdict

Verdict reached on behalf of a child due to the negli­gent deci­sion to use a slow-acting form of anes­thesia for an emer­gency cesarean section. The inor­di­nate delay caused the baby to suffer a neuro­log­ical injury that was later diag­nosed as cere­bral palsy.

$4 Million

Labor And Delivery Mismanagement

Recovery for a child who suffers cerebral palsy and mental retardation due to a mismanaged labor and delivery.

$16 Million

Commercial Vehicle Collision Settlement

Salesman drove over the 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.

$9 Million

18 Wheeler Crash Settlement

When an 18-wheeler driver was distracted and lost control of his truck, it went over the median and crashed into a car with two brothers inside. The car caught fire and the brothers were severely burned. The truck driver said he was ‘afraid of getting burned’ and wouldn’t help.

$2.5 Million

Tractor-trailer Collision

Settlement obtained in tractor-trailer collision. A young woman sitting in her car well on the shoulder of the road suffered facial burns after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer that negligently veered off the road.

Multimillion Dollar

Trucking Accident Confidential Settlement

Settlement reached on behalf of a driver run off the road by a hazardous waste truck.

Cases Valued at $1,000s and $10,000s

Car Accident Victims Verdicts & Settlements

Verdicts and settlements for car accident victims in cases of all sizes and values. Every case is important to us, no matter the size.

$700,000

Car Accident

Recovery obtained in a car accident where a distracted driver crossed the yellow line, resulting in a head-on collision.

$300,000

Car Accident

Recovery obtained in a car accident involving a drunk driver who jumped the curb and struck a woman who was walking her dog.

$35.9 Million

Construction Site Paralysis Verdict

The electricity from the transformer was supposed to be cut off. The worker on a scaffold was struck by an electrical arc that burned him severely and caused him to fall to the ground, striking his head on scaffolding and breaking his

$100s of Millions

Dangerous Drugs Verdicts & Settlements

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

$13 Million

Poor Post-operative Care Settlement

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.

$200 million

New England Compounding Center fungal meningitis settlement

Janet, Jenner & Suggs 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.

$190 Million

Dr. Nikita Levy Settlement

$190 million Dr. Nikita Levy class action settlement, was called "a historic day" not only for the victims but for the United States civil justice system. The settlement is the largest in U.S. history for sexual abuse committed by one person. The agreement is "fair and reasonable" for the 8,000 or more women who will participate in the settlement, Howard Janet said. He noted both sides in the negotiation process "worked zealously" to obtain a settlement "in the best interests of their clients.

$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.

$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.

$2.5 Million

Personal Injury Verdict

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

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

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

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