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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Product 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.

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Doe Plaintiffs v. Bayer Corporation

$8 Million Settlement

Settlement for $8 million on behalf of 18 individuals. These 18 individuals were prescribed Baycol, a cholesterol-lowering drug. However, each of these individuals developed rhabdomyolysis to varying degrees. Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder involving injury to the kidney caused by the toxic effects of the release of myoglobin. The disorder in turn can cause death, permanent kidney damage, and muscle pain or weakness. Individual suits were filed on behalf of each person against Bayer Corporation and their affiliates.

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Cronkleton v. Doe Corporation

Franklin County | $750,000 Settlement

Settlement for $750,000. Nathan Cronkleton — 24 years old at the time of the incident — was injured after the corn head on a combine was inadvertently activated by the combine operator. Nathan, who was standing on the corn head snouts, was knocked off balance and fell into the chains of the corn head. He was subsequently drawn into the combine. Due to the severity of his injuries, Nathan’s left leg was later amputated below the knee.

Defendants argued that the Cronkletons did not operate the combine in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and that Nathan’s injuries were the proximate cause of the negligence of a third party. Plaintiffs contended that they followed standard field practices and the injury occurred because — in contrast with combines by other manufacturers that require multiple steps to activate the corn head — the subject combine was designed so that the corn head “ON” button could be depressed too easily.

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Jane Doe v. Fuel Gel Defendants

Franklin County | $450,000 Settlement

Ms. Doe suffered severe burns to her arms, neck and face following the explosion of fuel gel used in an outdoor firepot. She filed suit against the manufacturer of the firepot and fuel gel, the retailer who sold both products, and the product’s owner, claiming inadequate warnings on usage and an inherently dangerous product. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled fuel gel products shortly after Ms. Doe, and numerous others, were seriously injured as a result of similar explosions of the fuel gel. During the case, we were able to prove that the retailer who sold the products to the product owner, had knowledge of the dangers involved and the recall, prior to Ms. Doe’s injury, but failed to notify the product owner to discontinue use of the product, or instruct the owner on safe and proper product usage. Ms. Doe resolved her case for a combined $450,000 from all defendants.

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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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