Jeff Meyers and Tim Takala obtained a $350,000 settlement for an eighty two year-old woman suffered a fall at home and required an open reduction internal fixation to stabilize her hip fracture. After the operation, the internal medicine service failed to identify and treat an infection, which eventually led to Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, septic shock and ultimately death. Settlement was driven by a nuanced and scientifically supported legal argument which qualified the patient for the higher cap exception for non-economic damages pursuant to MCL 600.1483(1)(b).
Jeff Meyers and Tim Takala Secured a $1.375 Million Dollar settlement for an 81 year-old woman who suffered three separate falls while hospitalized for a mitral valve surgery resulting in a subarachnoid hemorrhage and facial fractures. Aggressive litigation, including multiple Daubert challenges, neutralized a defense that the residual damage from the head injury was the result of preexisting Alzheimer’s disease.
79 year-old man suffered a traumatic fall which led to significant brain injury in the Intensive Care Unit. Although a sitter was requested and should have been assigned to monitor the patient, he was left unattended and suffered permanent brain injury which qualified for the higher cap for non-economic damages.