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Wrongful Death Cases

$12.3 Million Verdict
($8.3 Million Punitive)

Multnomah County Circuit Court, November 2002
Estate of Scott Groth v. Hyundai Motor Company, Inc.
Wrongful Death - Strict Products Liability
30-Year-Old Lathe Operator, Husband and Father
Struck and Killed When a Bronze Impeller Penetrated
the Hyundai Lathe’s Viewing Window and Door
Affirmed on Appeal, 209 OR App. 781 (2006)

$3 Million Present Value
($15 Million Structured Settlement
for Surviving Family Members)

Multnomah County Circuit Court, December 2007
King Family v. Union Pacific RR, et al.
Wrongful Death - Personal Injury Claims
Train Collides with Car at Hazardous Rural Railroad Crossing in Oregon
Causing Death of 31-Year-Old Mother-To-Be
And Emergency Caesarean Birth of 29-Week-Old Fetus

$3 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, March 2000
Estate of Ray Whitney v. Champion Road Machinery and Western Power & Equipment
Wrongful Death - Strict Products Liability
58-Year-Old Heavy Equipment Operator, Husband and Father
Crushed by Road Grader - Faulty Design of Seat Safety Device

$2.8 Million Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, May 2001
Estate of Dr. Robert Dunnington v. Macy Ranches
Wrongful Death Claim - Intersection Motorcycle Accident
50-Year-Old Orthodontist, Husband and Father from Ellensburg, Washington
Traveling Home Through Oregon to Washington From Medical Convention in Nevada
Struck and Killed by Defendant’s Flatbed Truck

$1.5 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 1985
Green v. Ford Motor Company
Products Liability - Automobile Design Defect
Ford Pinto Roof Crush
Wrongful Death of 21-Year-Old Mother-Passenger
in a 1980 Ford Pinto Which Struck a Horse in the Road
Case was Featured on 60 Minutes
Affirmed on Appeal, 87 Or App 298 (1987)

$850,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, September 1998
Estate of Stephen Ackers v. AGI, Inc.
47-Year-Old Husband and Father - Design Engineer
Third-Party Negligence Resulted in Wrongful Death on Construction Site Accident

$850,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, January 1995
Estate of Hubbard v. Delta Sand & Gravel Corp.
Wrongful Death - Construction Company Negligence
35-Year-Old Housewife & Mother
Construction Equipment Crushed Victim’s Car

$750,000 Jury Verdict
Lane County Circuit Court, 1992
Howard v. U.S. Surgical Corp. and Dr. John Doe
Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Wrongful Death of a 58-Year-Old Husband and Father
No Offer Case

$500,000 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 2002
Estate of John Nolan Griener v. Truckers Express, Inc.
Wrongful Death Claim - Auto Accident
81-Year-Old Retired Family Man

$360,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, July 1994
Estate of Marvin Smith v. Dr. Bianchini
Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
50-Year-Old Husband and Father

$300,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, June 1999
Estate of Lee v. C.R. Bard, Inc.
Product Liability Claim
Product Liability Claim 72-Year-Old Retired Veteran’s Wrongful Death
Stroke During Heart Surgery at VA Hospital

$300,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, September 1997
Estate of Widener v. Leroy and Farmers Insurance
Wrongful Death - Campground Shooting
Policy Limits Case
Homeowner’s Negligence

$225,000 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, September 1999
Estate of Matthew Schekel v. Sheridan Fruit Company
Wrongful Death - 26-Year-Old Single Bicyclist Hit Delivery Truck

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