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.