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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Workplace Violence Cases

Listed below is an example of a case we have been fortunate to be involved with in the past, as well as information as to how it was resolved.

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Myers v. Hessler

Franklin County | $3.2 Million Settlement

Leeseberg & Valentine represented eight victims and their families in claims arising out of the shootings and mass murders perpetrated by convicted killer Jerry Hessler. The actions filed included claims for wrongful death, personal injuries from the shootings and post-traumatic stress disorders suffered by survivors who, in some cases, witnessed the terrifying massacre of family members. Hessler was obsessed with and stalked one of his female co-workers, and was briefly hospitalized at the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital shortly before the murders. Despite overwhelming evidence of Hessler being at high risk of committing aggressive acts of violence against identified individuals after discharge, he was released from the hospital with minimal supervision and follow-up care.

Litigation was successfully pursued against several mental health professionals and agencies, as well as the former employer of Hessler and several of his victims. Theories of liability included a failure to identify the risk of, and prevent, workplace-related violence, negligent assessment of the propensity for violence in mental health patients, and inadequate supervision and monitoring in outpatient mental health treatment programs. To date, settlements totaling $3.2 million have been paid on behalf of the victims of the shootings.

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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