Double Below Knee Amputation Case Settles
December 19, 2017
Patton & Ryan successfully secured an extremely favorable settlement in a construction accident involving a plate of steel that fell on an ironworker’s feet, resulting in a double amputation below the knee.
Through aggressive discovery and motion practice, Patton & Ryan was able to discredit Plaintiff’s theories of liability and establish Plaintiff’s contributory negligence. Patton & Ryan’s reputation for fearlessly taking cases to verdict, made Plaintiff seek a swift resolution to the case.
Plaintiff demanded millions of dollars. Despite a waiver of the worker’s compensation limits to contribution liability, Patton & Ryan was able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement far under the Plaintiff’s demand. The settlement was achieved prior to the disclosure of expert witnesses, which resulted in the saving of significant litigation costs.