Legal Options For Catastrophic Injuries
Issues related to catastrophic injuriesCatastrophic injuries encompass a wide variety of different injuries including:
- Amputation or dismemberment
- Brain-related injuries
- Eye injuries
- Multiple bone fracture
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord related injuries
Causes of catastrophic injuriesThere are many scenarios that can result in a catastrophic injury. Most catastrophic injury cases filed in the United States involved vehicular accidents, and to a lesser degree, industrial accidents and workplace falls. Other fairly common causes of catastrophic injuries are medical malpractice, sports accidents, injuries incurred from falling/flying objects, and injuries sustained as part of military service. In the event of catastrophic injury resulting from neglect or action, the person injured may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the individual or organization responsible. This may be the only legal way to get compensation for medical costs, loss of income, and even mental and emotional trauma and anguish. Getting compensation for lost income is especially important, as most people who experience catastrophic injuries are unable to work for a long time, and perhaps may never even work again. For such claimants, compensation may be awarded for income already lost and future lost income. There are companies that offer plaintiffs cash advances that can be paid off from the proceeds from a successful lawsuit. Since most people who experience catastrophic injuries are not able to return to work immediately–if ever at all–these cash advances help ease financial burdens until the lawsuit has been successfully litigated. Medical care is an especially important concern for people who experience a catastrophic injury. The person affected will require immediate medical attention in a professional medical facility, and long-term medical care may be required as well. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to afford the type of specialized medical care that they need while the case is still in litigation. Since the legal process can take several months, the injured person and his immediate family will typically have to endure the financial burden until after receiving a favorable ruling and compensation. In many instances, plaintiffs have had to settle for much lower compensation than they deserve just to be able to deal with the financial burden caused by the injury. By applying for pre-settlement funding, plaintiffs may be able to ease this financial burden and have a source of income while waiting for a decision. With the help of the money from the advance, a plaintiff may be able to pay the medical bills and be able to hold out longer for higher compensation.
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100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Brown, LLC Assists in Obtaining $140M False Claims Act JudgmentBrown, LLC helped obtain a judgment of $140 million dollars against a group of South Carolina healthcare entities.
Brown, LLC – A Leading False Claims Act Law FirmWhistleblower law firm Brown, LLC was among the most prolific filers of qui tam lawsuits over the past five years.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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