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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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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Premises Liability 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.

Wagner v. The City Of Columbus

Franklin County | $1 Million Settlement

Pre-suit settlement with the city of Columbus for $1 million. This settlement occurred despite assertions by the city that it was immune pursuant to the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.

Nine-year-old Willie Wagner Jr. was electrocuted and died after coming into contact with an energized light pole while walking across the Town Street bridge with a friend and his father. It was proven that, with the amperage presumably involved in this case, Willie’s heart did not go into ventricular fibrillation until five seconds after coming in contact with the electricity. It then took 15 seconds to one minute for Willie to lose consciousness as a result of the fibrillation. During that entire time, Willie was most likely aware of his environment and experienced the pain and anguish of electrocution.

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Stapleton v. Alum Creek Friends Church

Morrow County | $750,000 Settlement

Ten-year-old Chairadra Stapleton spent the night at a friend’s home. In the middle of the night, a fire was accidentally started in the basement by a candle. Despite the fact there were smoke detectors in the house, they were not operational; no alarms sounded, and none of the adults in the house were timely alerted of the fire. Chairadra and another child were not able to escape the fire and died.

A negligence claim was brought against the defendants alleging, in part, that they failed to use ordinary care in maintaining and inspecting the smoke detectors located in the house so as to ensure that they were in working condition, and otherwise failed to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition. The case was settled for $700,000.

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Harrington v. Shamrock

Franklin County | $542,500 Settlement

Carl Harrington fell approximately 20 feet at a building site where he was working as a subcontractor. Upon the direction of the general contractor, another subcontractor had cut an opening in the floor and covered it with a piece of opaque plastic. No barricades or warning signs were placed around the opening. As a result of his fall, Mr. Harrington sustained a brain injury that caused profound personality changes, a depressed skull fracture, blunt abdominal trauma and multiple musculoskeletal contusions. Mr. Harrington was initially in a coma and underwent multiple surgeries to repair the skull fracture.

Defendants argued that the opening in the floor was an open and obvious hazard and/or Mr. Harrington was contributorily negligent. The case was settled for $542,500.

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Roach v. Abc Corp.

Erie County | $275,000 Settlement

$275,000 settlement reached in August 2002 on behalf of patron of restaurant complex who suffered fractured pelvis as a result of floor collapse. Hospitalization, but no surgery, was required. Client incurred $28,410 in medical expenses and lost wages, and required physical therapy for several months. Theory of recovery was premises liability predicated on negligence and notice of structural defects.

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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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