While the immediate physical and emotional trauma of an accidental death may be almost too much to bear. Under any circumstance, the death of a family member can be extraordinarily painful for those closest to him or her. However, the challenges faced by the victims of wrongful death, or a death caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else, can be especially difficult. In these circumstances, substantial medical and funeral expenses, as well as the loss of an important source of income support, can leave families struggling with financial problems on top of the emotional pain they may be dealing with.
At the Sampson Law Firm, we know that nothing can ever make the tragedy of losing a loved one in Louisville right. However, wrongful death claims can at least help families to better handle the financial effects of their terrible loss. Through such claims, families are often able to both hold the person responsible for their loved one’s death accountable and get much-needed financial support.
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$875,000.00 for estate of elderly motorcyclist killed in collision. Seventy year-old client was a semi-retired businessman who enjoyed traveling the country on his Harley Davidson. He was killed instantaneously when a young woman crossed the center line in her automobile and stuck him head-on. The settlement far exceeded the value of the client’s projected future earnings.
$6,192,378.40 for Assault/Inadequate Security claim on the night of the Kentucky Derby. A man was assaulted in a local nightclub by an angry patron. He was seriously injured and not expected to live following the assault. He survived, but sustained serious, debilitating and life-altering injuries including brain damage. He incurred medical expenses in the amount of $270,664.45 and had a documented lost wage and impairment of earning capacity claim of over 1.5 million dollars. The Sampson Law Firm tracked down critical fact witnesses and deposed them and others including expert witnesses over eight states in the Continental United States. After conducting more than forty depositions, a Judgment was entered in the amount of $6,192,378.40.
Confidential mediated settlement for overdose of prescription medication. A man was treated by his primary care physician for chronic back pain. The primary care physician prescribed over 3,800 hydracodone tablets to the man over the span of a little more than one year. Expert witnesses identified the forty-one year old man’s future earning capacity as $2,048,077.00. The Sampson Law Firm retained multiple expert witnesses and deposed numerous defense experts. The case went to mediation where the Sampson Law Firm demonstrated effectively to defense counsel what the appearance of over 3,800 tablets looked like by filling a clear container with over 3,800 Vitamin Tablets. The case settled at mediation for a confidential amount.
$463,570.60 for Wrongful Death Case. Recently, a case co-counseled by Jeffrey Sampson of the Sampson Law Firm resulted in an award of more than $463,000 for the widow of a man whose wrongful death was caused by negligent care at the facility in which he was being treated. James White was being treated at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 4th, 2011, when an aide employed by the hospital attempted to transfer Mr. White from a bedside commode to his bed on her own. In so doing, she dropped him onto the bed, dislodging a breathing apparatus and placing Mr. White’s life in danger. Fifteen minutes later, the pulse oximeter to which Mr. White was attached sounded an alarm, and ten minutes afterwards, a CODE BLUE was called. By the time a physician was able to reach him, Mr. White had already passed away. The arbitrator adjudicating this suit found that Kindred Hospital-Louisville, as well as its parent and subsidiary companies, had acted negligently by allowing a single aide to assist Mr. White in being moved to his bed, and that this negligence was the direct cause of his untimely death. Therefore, Mr. White’s surviving widow and executrix of his will, Carol White, was awarded compensatory and punitive damages in the amount of $463,570.60.