Professional Liability

  • Engineering negligence: Recovered $16 million in construction and design defect claim involving multiple parties and complicated issues of liability, damages and insurance coverage. The client owned and operated a valuable asset that had been poorly designed and constructed. 


  • Recovered for insurance broker’s failure to procure workers compensation insurance that left the State of Kansas to pay for the catastrophic loss.  Recovery provided $3.3 million cash and relieved the State of Kansas from paying future medical care of approximately $8 million.


  • Legal malpractice:  Obtained $200,000 for client after her attorney failed to secure debt from a divorce. The former husband filed bankruptcy and avoiding paying property settlement.


  • Medical negligence:  Obtained $200,000 for young patient whose cancer was not timely diagnosed leading to additional medical procedures.


  • Medical negligence:  Obtained confidential settlement for our client who suffered amputation as a result of failure to monitor Coumadin and failure to timely diagnose blood clots.


  • Medical negligence:  Recovered a cash payment plus financial benefits for 25 years for two young children that lost their father after he suffered a traumatic brain injury and died after weeks in the hospital. Settled with the father’s neurosurgeon for failing to timely diagnose and treat the father’s head injury.


  • Broker negligence and Directors and Officers negligence:  Recovered a $1.045 million partial settlement after being retained by the Court-appointed bankruptcy trustee in the Brooke Corporation bankruptcy to prosecute broker liability claims valued at over $13 million for the former directors and officers of the Brooke entities for the brokers’ failure to procure adequate liability coverage for the directors and officers. See story in Missouri Lawyers Weekly. 


  • Medical negligence:  Represented a construction worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell off of scaffolding onto the concrete floor below.  After brief litigation, secured a settlement on behalf of the injured worker that helped him to maintain his independence.


  • Medical negligence:  Recovered $70,000 for injury suffered when hospital crash cart not properly equipped with epinephrine.