Leeseberg & Valentine
Leeseberg & Valentine

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Largest personal injury verdict in state history - $44.5 million verdict obtained by Leeseberg & Valentine

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Top Client Care And Record High Results

We are attentive to our clients’ needs. We provide top-quality legal services, and we maximize results for your long-term wellbeing.

Leaders In Medical Malpractice

We have full-time nurses on staff, a global network of medical specialists and a reputation for maximizing trial verdicts and settlements.

Recognized For Personal Injury And Product Defect Case Results

Our attorneys hold negligent parties accountable and handle a variety of claims involving serious injuries with care and compassion.

Our Success:

$44.5 million Verdict for injured 9 year-old in Franklin County, Ohio $8 Million Settlement for 18 Patients who took Baycol $6.5 Million Franklin County Wrongful Death and Survivorship Jury Verdict $6 Million Jury Verdict Against Emergency Room Physicians $5 Million Verdict Against Hospital and Surgeon $4.8 Million Settlement On Behalf Of A Minor Child Severely Injured During Birth $4.5 Million Settlement From Hospital During Trial $3.8 Million Verdict for 9-Year-Old Girl with Compartment Syndrome $3.25 Million Verdict Against Hospital and Physician $3.1 Million Settlement from Motorists Insurance for Wrongful Death $2.8 Million Settlement From Hospital for Injured Physician $2 Million Settlement from Hospital and Midwife for Wrongful Death $2 Million Verdict Against ENT Surgeon for Twin 3-Year-Olds $2 Million Settlement Obtained for Family of OB-GYN with Delayed Colon Cancer Diagnosis $1 Million Verdict for 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in Car Crash

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Products Liability

Serious Personal Injury

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Firearm Litigation Cases

Listed below are examples of cases we have been fortunate to be involved with in the past, as well as information as to how they were resolved.

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Griffith v. Booher

Franklin County | $2.5 Million Settlement

Family of a 20-year-old boy sued son’s friend who accidentally shot him in chest with .45 caliber handgun, as well as Mount Carmel East Hospital and its physicians for medical malpractice in treatment of wound. Jason Griffith went into shock and nearly bled to death after admission to the hospital before he was taken to surgery, as a result of which he suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest and brain damage. Jason lived for 13 months before dying of pneumonia.

Pretrial settlement demand was $2.25 million and offer from medical defendants was $300,000. Case was settled on third day of trial for $2.5 million, with medical defendants paying $1.15 million.

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Pavlides v. Niles Gun Show

Stark County | $760,000 Jury Verdict

“Landmark case” received national media attention. Plaintiff was shot by a 14-year-old boy who earlier that day stole a handgun and purchased ammunition at a gun show sponsored by the defendant. “The $760,000 jury award is believed to be the first such verdict against a gun merchant in the country — and the latest in a series of legal developments stressing gun merchants’ responsibility to ensure that firearms don’t fall into the wrong hands.” — Wall Street Journal

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Treadway v. Jones

Perry County | $425,000 Settlement

$425,000 settlement on behalf of family of deceased hunter who was accidentally shot by 14-year-old boy who was turkey hunting with his father. Evidence established that boy and father failed to follow established “rules” for turkey hunting, including identification of male turkey by visually spotting the male turkey’s red “beard.”

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Filius v. Mossberg

Federal Court – Dayton | $145,000 Settlement

$145,000 partial settlement against shotgun manufacturer and shell distributor, alleging defects in design and manufacture of gun, and overpowering of shells due to inadequate quality control by foreign manufacturer. Shell exploded resulting in loss of partial vision in one eye.

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Our Successes

$44.5 million Verdict for injured 9 year-old in Franklin County, Ohio

$8 Million Settlement for 18 Patients who took Baycol

$6.5 Million Franklin County Wrongful Death and Survivorship Jury Verdict

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