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Worker injured while performing a natural gas flow back operation.

Obtained a $1.4 million verdict for a worker injured while performing a natural gas flow back operation. Prior to trial, the oil & gas company only offered my client $100,000 to compensate him for his injuries.

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Plaintiff injured his left hand and lost his finger-tip.

On May 2014, a Stern Law Group attorney obtained a settlement of $250,000.00 in a personal injury accident involving a fork lift. As result of this accident, Plaintiff injured his left hand and lost his finger-tip.

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Deckhand on a tug boat injured his neck in a slip and fall.

A deckhand on a tug boat injured his neck in a slip and fall which occurred on the deck of the vessel. As a result of this incident, he suffered a herniation in his neck at C5-6 and underwent surgery on that level to repair the herniation. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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Assistant driller injured by improperly secured wrench.

An assistant driller on an offshore jack-up rig was injured when a spinning wrench that had been improperly secured on the rig floor dropped onto his hand. As a result, he suffered a significant hand injury which reduced the amount of strength in his hand and limited his range of motion. After six months of rehabilitation, he was able to return to work earning about half of what he was earning prior to his injury. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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Oilfield worker sustained injuries to multiple body parts.

An oilfield worker sustained injuries to his neck, back, and shoulder while working on a land-based drilling rig.

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Client aggravated a pre-existing spine injury.

SLG attorney successfully settles a motor vehicle accident for $425,000. Client aggravated a pre-existing spine injury. [client received $159,118.66; attorney's fees and expenses were $265,881.34. this figure includes repayment to the firm for neck surgery that the firm paid for.

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Seaman aggravated his pre-existing back injury while pulling on a shore line.

SLG attorney settles a Jones Act injury case for $400,000. The Jones Act seaman aggravated his pre-existing back injury while pulling on a shore line. Intensive investigation revealed information that the company could not let go before a jury and the injured worker obtained a favorable settlement.

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In an Operated Back Jones Act injury Case

In an operated back Jones Act injury case, SLG attorney successfully settles client's case for $750,000 after picking a jury. This amount was significantly more than Plaintiff's pretrial demand. [client received $397,776.77, attorney's fees and expenses and medical bills were $352,223.23

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Pedestrian, who was pregnant, was struck by a motor vehicle.

Harris County, Texas. Pedestrian, who was pregnant, was struck by a motor vehicle in downtown Houston. The mother was placed under observation for the final five weeks of her pregnancy. Settled for $750,000.

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Plaintiff sustained traumatic injuries to his lower back.

In October 2013, a Stern Law Group attorney obtained a settlement of $425,000 in a motor vehicle collision case involving a pickup truck. As a result of this collision, Plaintiff sustained traumatic injuries to his lower back.

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A plaintiff sustained severe abdominal injuries on a land based rig.

The plaintiff was a driller on a land based rig. He sustained severe abdominal injuries when a thin, highly pressurized stream of water tore through his mid section, causing him to permanently require use of a colostomy bag and delivery of his nutrition through liquid formulas. SLG attorneys extensively developed the case, and established liability for negligence against several parties for failure to properly conduct and supervise pressure testing as well as for providing inadequate tools. The case was developed and prosecuted under both Louisiana and Texas law. Seven defendants ultimately contributed to the settlement of this case, totaling 16.425 million dollars. After deducting case expenses of $262,886.00, a comp lien of $600,000.00 and total attorney's fees of $6,424,845.60, the injured plaintiff recovered $8,737,268.40 and his minor son recovered $400,000.00.

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Plaintiff was rendered a quadriplegic when he fell from a ladder into an open containment pit.

The plaintiff in this case was rendered a quadriplegic when he fell from a ladder into an open containment pit. Although the accident occurred at a Valvoline plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, SLG attorneys strategically filed the case in Texas, establishing venue in the district where the plaintiff and the plaintiff's employer resided. The plaintiff sustained approximately $477,000 in medical expenses. Battling allegations of contributory negligence and independent contractor status by the defendants, SL secured an $8.3 million settlement. In addition, the workers compensation lien was completely satisfied by the defendants. The plaintiff made a net recovery of $4,924,376.57 after subtracting case expenses of $92,679.95 and attorney fees of $3,282,943.4

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Client Recovered Significant Damages

In this case, SLG's client recovered significant damages in a confidential settlement as a result of a bombing that occurred in the jungles of Columbia by unknown person(s). Jurisdiction was heavily contested and fought for over a year. The case was substantially made on the basis of a witness tracked down and deposed in Scotland and another who was discovered as a result of artful lawyering. SLG attorneys forced the major defendant into the position of producing its chairman/CEO. To avoid this embarrassment, and with their liabilities mounting, the defendant settled the case for a significant and confidential amount.

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Case that resulted in the company tendering its policy limits of $1 million.

Hired as co-counsel 2-weeks before trial in a negligent hiring case that resulted in the company tendering its policy limits of $1 million. Trial lasted 5-days and the carrier was only offering $25,000 prior to my involvement in the case.

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Case that resulted in the company tendering its policy limits of $1 million.

Hired as co-counsel 2-weeks before trial in a negligent hiring case that resulted in the company tendering its policy limits of $1 million. Trial lasted 5-days and the carrier was only offering $25,000 prior to my involvement in the case.

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Back injury results in $1,379.62 every two weeks for life.

Prevailed at trial in a non-operated back injury case arising from a workplace injury in Iraq. In addition to a lump sum payment, Client will receive $1,379.62 every two weeks for life. Defendant was also ordered to pay SLG attorney's fees and expenses. Claimant paid no attorney's fees or expenses. The value of the trial court's Award was many times more that Plaintiff's pre-trial demand.

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Contractor injured in Iraq who sustained a shoulder injury.

SLG attorney successfully represented contractor injured in Iraq who sustained a shoulder injury when an insurgent threw a rock through the windshield of his truck. Based upon the unique facts of the case, the trial court awarded $144,791.39 (this is exclusive of attorney's fees) plus payment of on-going weekly compensation payments of $1,047.16 as well as payment for reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the for the shoulder and a skin condition. Additionally, the Court order Defendant to pay SLG attorney's fees and expenses. Claimant paid no attorney's fees or expenses.

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Industrial Plant Explosion Injures Client

SLG attorney obtains a $4,000,000 settlement in an industrial plant explosion case for an injured client. In addition, we obtained a full waiver of a Workers Compensation lien in the case to the benefit of our client.

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Industrial Plant Explosion Injures Client

SLG attorney obtains a $4,000,000 settlement in an industrial plant explosion case for an injured client. In addition, we obtained a full waiver of a Workers Compensation lien in the case to the benefit of our client.

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Client suffers a partial amputation of right thumb.

SLG attorney obtains a $680,000 settlement for a case representing a client that suffers a partial amputation of right thumb.

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Plaintiff injured when a piece of a equipment fell from a crane.

While working aboard a jack-up drilling rig, the plaintiff sustained injuries when a piece of a equipment fell from a crane. He incurred approximately $15,000 in medical expenses, but had no surgery. The case was fraught with inconsistent eye witness and medical evidence. Attorneys from our firm tried the case to a Harris County jury, which returned a $738,000 verdict. The defendant appealed, but the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston affirmed the trial court's judgment. The defendant appealed further to the Texas Supreme Court, who refused the petition for review. Following these appeals the final award amounted to $747,700 with prejudgment and post judgment interest. Of that amount, expenses of $53,735.02 and attorneys fees of $299,000 were deducted, providing for a total recovery by the plaintiff of $394,764.98.

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Death of a Jones Act seaman employed as an engineer for and offshore boat company.

Death of a Jones Act seaman employed as an engineer for and offshore boat company. The deceased was working as a member of the crew of a vessel owned and operated by the defendant when he suffered a heat stroke and died as a result of the extreme temperature and lack of ventilation in the engine room of the vessel. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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A crane operator injured by a 55-gallon drum.

A crane operator on an offshore drilling rig was injured when a 55-gallon drum fell from a pallet and struck him in the back. As a result of this incident, the crane operator suffered injuries to his lower leg and back that required surgery. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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A crane operator injured by a 55-gallon drum.

A crane operator on an offshore drilling rig was injured when a 55-gallon drum fell from a pallet and struck him in the back. As a result of this incident, the crane operator suffered injuries to his lower leg and back that required surgery. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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A deckhand injured when he slipped on a ladder that was not properly maintained.

A deckhand for a Dredge company was injured when he slipped on a ladder that had not been properly maintained by his employer. As a result of his injuries, he underwent surgery on his back. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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Deckhand injured in a slip and fall incident on the deck of a tender vessel.

A deckhand for a Dredge company was injured in a slip and fall incident on the deck of a tender vessel while cleaning the cutter blades of the dredge. As a result of his injuries, he underwent a two-level herniation which resulted in surgery. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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Crew member injured by oil tanker.

A member of the crew of a vessel was injured when the vessel on which he was working was struck and capsized by a offshore oil tanker. Our client spent several minutes underwater in the capsized vessel before finally escaping. As result of this incident, he suffered significant emotional trauma and an injury to his back while attempting to escape the vessel. Resulted in a favorable settlement prior to trial.

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Crewboat worker fell down a flight of stairs.

Successfully negotiated a $1.5 million Jones Act settlement against several oil & gas companies on behalf of a crewboat worker that fell down a flight of stairs when a transport boat moved suddenly.

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Plaintiff sustained an on-the-job injury at an oil services company.

In this case, the plaintiff sustained an on-the-job injury at an oil services company. The defendant company assured the plaintiff that he would not be adversely treated as a result of his workplace injury and strung him along for months delaying reimbursements for medical treatment. Ultimately, the plaintiff had to file a claim and he was terminated the following day. The firm obtained 1.165 million dollars for this wrongfully terminated employee. He netted $548,536.68 after attorney's fees of $466,000.00, cases expenses of $110,463.32 and a medical lien of $40,000 were deducted from the total recovery.

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Pregnant Client underwent physical therapy after collison with 18-wheeler

In August 2014, a Stern Law Group attorney obtained a settlement of $105,000.00 in a motor vehicle collision involving a 18 wheeler. In this soft tissue case, our client was pregnant at the time of the collision and has had to undergo physical therapy for treatment of her injuries.

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