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Confidential Pre-Trial Settlement

G. C. was a business invitee at K-Mart when she slipped on laundry detergent leaking from an over-loaded pallet display. G.C. suffered severe back injuries which necessitated a surgical laminectomy with dorsal column stimulator implant for pain control.  The implant failed, and was removed in a subsequent back surgery.  The parties settled for a confidential amount prior to trial.

Confidential Pre-Trial Settlement

Jane Doe slipped off the broken bricks of the front steps of Little Switzerland and suffered torn ligaments in her ankle which led to rapid development of symptoms consistent with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 (CRPS-1), a chronic pain syndrome that can be crippling.  Over the course of three years, she was diagnosed by eight different physicians with RSD/CRPS in her left lower extremity which spread to her left upper extremity and her face. Her physical impairment was rated by as severe by physicians, and her symptoms were progressive in nature. The case was settled for a confidential amount at mediation prior to trial.

Fourteen-year-old A.S. was riding his skateboard on the Defendant’s premises when his wheels hit a broken section of pavement, causing him to fall into the street where he was struck in the head by a passing car. A.S. suffered catastrophic brain damage and is now confined to a wheelchair, requiring round the clock care. The settlement amount represents the policy limits for several defendants.

M.A. and her husband were visiting a boat showroom owned by MarineMax when she fell from an elevated platform erected without building permits or inspection. The platform did not have hand-rails and otherwise violated applicable building and safety codes. M.A.’s original shoulder injury required corrective surgery, after which she developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

S.M. was an opera singer on break while performing at the Defendant’s restaurant when her dress caught fire from a candle placed on the floor. She suffered third-degree burns over 30% of her body, requiring extensive hospitalizations and multiple surgeries, including skin grafting and colecystectomy.