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Verdicts and Settlements

The lawyers at Morgan & Morgan handle lawsuits throughout the state of Florida, as well as nationwide. We are extremely proud of the results that we have obtained and look forward to sharing them with you.

At Morgan & Morgan, we strive to ensure our clients are fully compensated for their losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, then we are prepared to try the case. All cases are different and results are case-specific, but our attorneys work diligently for each client we serve. If you are interested in reviewing the settlements and verdicts we have obtained for our clients, please review the list below.

Please note that the amounts indicated below do not reflect deductions for attorneys’ fees and costs. Because each case is different, future clients may not obtain the same or similar results.

Our Results
  • Verdict Tobacco Litigation
    $90,200,000

    Recovery in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. A woman was widowed when her husband died from lung cancer. The total award after apportioning damages based on assignment of fault was $46.3 million.

  • Verdict Tobacco Litigation
    $90,000,000

    Attorneys Keith Mitnik and Greg Prysock obtained a jury verdict of $90.8 million in Townsend v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 08-CA-131, Florida Circuit Court (Gainesville). Mr. Mitnik and Mr. Prysock represented Lyantie Townsend in this lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second-biggest U.S. cigarette maker. Lyantie Townsend was widowed when her husband Frank died from lung cancer in 1995.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident
    $47,500,000

    A 27-year-old man suffered multiple broken bones, a shattered jaw and a collapsed lung after he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck going the wrong way on Semoran Boulevard. The accident also left him unable to have children.

  • Verdict Tobacco Litigation
    $40,000,000

    In a case against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, attorneys Keith Mitnik, Greg Prysock, Joe Taraska and Katy Massa recovered a $40 million tobacco litigation verdict on behalf of the husband and daughter of a woman who died after smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for 36 years.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $38,750,000

    Failure to perform a timely C-section resulting in serious injury.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose
    $28,500,000

    Failure to timely diagnose and treat encephalitis.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident
    $26,000,000

    $26 million awarded to an Iraqi war veteran who suffered permanent brain damage in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Medication Overdose
    $19,200,000

    Medication overdose of a 26-week premature newborn against a hospital.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident - Paraplegia
    $18,800,000

    In January 2011, Keith Mitnik obtained an $18.8 million verdict on behalf of a motorcyclist who was rendered a paraplegic when a car pulled out in front of him.

  • Verdict Tobacco Litigation
    $18,500,000

    Attorneys Keith Mitnik, Greg Prysock, Antonio Luciano, and Katy Massa helped the surviving husband and daughter of a deceased smoker obtain an $18.5 million jury verdict against tobacco companies Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.

  • Verdict Complex Real Estate Litigation
    $14,500,000

    An Orange County jury handed down a $14.5 million verdict to plaintiffs Good Gateway LLC. and SEG Gateway LLC. in a multi-year case involving a 120-acre, mixed-use real estate development. Represented by attorneys Keith Mitnik, Clay Townsend and John Dill, the plaintiffs accused multiple defendants of breach of operating agreement and fiduciary duty, tortious interference, conspiracy to commit civil theft, and constructive fraud.

  • Verdict Paralysis
    $12,200,000

    An 11-year-old girl involved in a rear-end motor vehicle accident suffered paralysis from the waist down.

  • Settlement Wage and Hour - Class Action
    $10,000,000

    Recovery for national class of poultry workers.

  • Settlement Illegal Chinese Overtime
    $9,990,000

    Award for a class of oil, gas and petroleum inspectors paid illegal "Chinese overtime" rather than proper time-and-a-half.

  • Settlement Wage and Hour
    $9,975,000

    $9.975 million settlement on behalf of off-shore oil inspectors not properly paid for all hours worked.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice
    $9,728,000

    Delay in diagnosing rectal cancer in a 40-year-old female resulting in permanent colostomy, removal of part of liver due to spread of the cancer and lung metastasis.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice
    $8,600,000

    Failure to diagnose Tuberculous Meningitis of a 5-year-old girl.

  • Settlement Quadriplegia
    $8,500,000

    Automobile accident rendered client a quadriplegic.

  • Settlement Car Accident - Brain Injury
    $7,500,000

    Automobile accident case resulting in brain injury to plaintiff. Plaintiff was in a coma for nearly one month and had to receive two months of brain injury rehabilitation.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $6,500,000

    Failure of nursing staff to monitor vital signs in post-cesarean patient, resulting in seizure activity and severe brain damage.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident - Wrongful Death
    $6,500,000

    A husband and wife were killed instantly while driving their motorcycle after being struck head-on by an SUV. This verdict was the largest in Hendry County history.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Brain Injury
    $6,330,000

    Case involved a 42-year-old woman who suffered cardiac arrest leading to brain damage, which left her in a permanent vegetative state. Claim was that her doctor missed (and thus failed to treat) underlying heart disease that led to her cardiac arrest.

  • Settlement Pedestrian Accident
    $6,000,000

    Settlement for a pedestrian that was run over by a large commercial truck. He sustained severe degloving injuries all over his body, as well as crushing injuries to his pelvis and hips, a ruptured kidney, and a ruptured spleen.

  • Settlement Slip and Fall - Brain Injury
    $6,000,000

    Premises liability claim resulting in severe brain damage to husband and father.

  • Settlement Head-On Car Accident - Loss of Life and Brain Damage
    $5,800,000

    Attorney Mike Sutton obtained a pre-litigation mediation settlement of $5,800,000 on behalf of a family who was seriously injured in a head-on car accident. The mother, seated in the front seat, was 20 weeks pregnant and lost her unborn child, with her and her husband's 3-year-old son sustaining permanent brain damage as a result of the crash.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $5,800,000

    Obstetrical negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Settlement Car Accident
    $5,200,000

    One car accident, rollover, cervical injury/paraplegic.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose
    $5,000,000

    Failure to perform a timely C-section.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
    $4,800,000

    Wrongful death of a 32-year-old husband and father due to fatal anaphylactic reaction.

  • Settlement Employee Misclassification
    $4,700,000

    $4.7 million settlement on behalf of class of production superintendents misclassified as exempt employees.

  • Settlement Bicycle Accident - Brain Injury
    $4,600,000

    A man suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of falling from his bicycle after a car turned into his path.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose
    $4,500,000

    Failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis in a 3-month-old.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Brain Injury
    $4,250,000

    Patient languished in Emergency Room with bowel injury. The delay in treatment caused brain injury.

  • Verdict Pedestrian Accident
    $4,077,000

    Pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the road in the rain.

  • Verdict Failure to Diagnose
    $3,600,000

    The case involved failure to diagnose chronic pulmonary emboli in a 55-year-old woman. Damages were awarded to her surviving spouse.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $3,500,000

    Brain injury to baby as a result of vacuum extraction during delivery.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Brain Injury
    $3,500,000

    Brain injury to a 62-year-old man caused by failure to diagnose a brain hemorrhage.

  • Settlement Wage and Hour - Class Action
    $3,500,000

    Recovery for a national class of construction managers and superintendents.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $3,265,000

    Obstetric negligence, brain injury and death of newborn.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Brain Injury
    $3,250,000

    Brain injury to a 53-year-old due to overdose of drugs administered by hospital ICU nurse postoperatively.

  • Settlement Spinal Cord Injury
    $3,100,000

    The case involved a spinal cord injury to an infant during a spinal tap resulting in paraplegia.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
    $3,000,000

    Wrongful death of a 38-year-old husband and father from failure to diagnose and treat an infection.

  • Settlement Brain Injury
    $3,000,000

    Negligent storage of sliding glass doors by glass retailer. Client suffered permanent brain damage.

  • Settlement Wage and Hour Misclassification
    $3,000,000

    Combined settlement of $3,000,000 in four separate cases on behalf of loan processing agents misclassified as exempt employees.

  • Verdict Pedestrian Accident - Wrongful Death
    $3,000,000

    Pedestrian vs. truck accident. A 16-year-old boy walking to school was hit by a truck, resulting in his death.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident
    $2,941,240

    Client was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a Sumter County School Bus. His right leg was amputated below the knee at the scene of the accident.

  • Verdict Moped Accident
    $2,900,000

    Attorneys Keith Mitnik and Alan Stagmeier obtained a $2.9 million jury verdict on behalf of a client (who later died due to unrelated health issues) who was injured after being hit by a car while riding his Moped. Liability for the accident was disputed in court.

  • Settlement Paralysis
    $2,850,000

    Error during cardiac diagnostic procedure leading to partial paralysis.

  • Settlement Trucking Accident - Brain Injury
    $2,840,000

    A 55-year-old single male was driving on I-75 and attempted to change lanes, bumping into a vehicle in his blind spot. He then spun out of control and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer parked off the side of the highway. The Plaintiff suffered various injuries, including a brain injury and a below-the-knee amputation.

  • Verdict Motorcycle Accident - Dismemberment
    $2,800,000

    Plaintiff was injured while riding his motorcycle when a car illegally turned directly in front of him. The Plaintiff lost his leg as a result of the collision.

  • Settlement Car Accident - Head Injury
    $2,600,000

    A 28-year-old single male involved in a motor vehicle accident with a "phantom vehicle" suffered a fractured skull and a closed head injury. A titanium plate was inserted in his skull.

  • Settlement Nursing Home Abuse - Wrongful Death
    $2,600,000

    An elderly nursing home resident was attacked by a CNA, resulting in an intracranial hemorrhage and death 18 days post-attack.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice
    $2,500,000

    Injury to the heart of a young woman as a result of misdiagnosed heart attack.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $2,500,000

    Obstetric negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Settlement Motorcycle Accident
    $2,500,000

    Man lost his leg above-the-knee as a result of a car turning in front of his oncoming motorcycle.

  • Verdict Negligent Security
    $2,500,000

    Negligent security verdict on behalf of a former high school basketball star shot in the leg at an apartment complex.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
    $2,400,000

    Failure to diagnose and treat a 50-year-old patient suffering from evolving heart attack. Wrongful death verdict against attending MD.

  • Settlement Wage and Hour - Class Action
    $2,400,000

    Recovery for national class of poultry workers.

  • Settlement Trucking Accident - Wrongful Death
    $2,360,000

    Wrongful deaths of a father and daughter when a tractor-trailer pulled out onto the highway in front of their vehicle, resulting in a multi-vehicle accident.

  • Settlement Birth Injury
    $2,350,000

    Neonatal negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Verdict Assault
    $2,340,000

    Plaintiff's jury verdict for an assault upon a bar patron for $2.34 million.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $2,300,000

    Obstetric negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Settlement Trucking Accident - Wrongful Death
    $2,200,000

    Commercial semi-truck and multi-car accident in early morning, causing the deaths of client's spouse and child.

  • Settlement Workers' Compensation - Car Accident
    $2,200,000

    Landscaper was catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident. Morgan & Morgan represented the worker and his family. After negotiations, the insurance company agreed to fund a settlement that will provide a lifetime duration of medical and nursing care as well as handicap accessible transportation and permanent total disability wage benefits.

  • Settlement Failure to Diagnose
    $2,170,000

    Failure to diagnose a spinal tumor, resulting in partial paralysis.

  • Settlement Birth Injury
    $2,150,000

    Obstetric negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice
    $2,125,000

    Paralysis of a 52-year-old husband and father due to failure to diagnose and treat a stroke.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice
    $2,100,000

    Failure to diagnose an epidural abscess that caused paraplegia in a 32-year-old female.

  • Settlement Surgical Error
    $2,025,000

    Error during minor surgery resulting in coma.

  • Settlement Nursing Home Neglect - Brain Injury
    $2,000,000

    Brain injury due to an untreated MRSA infection in a 31-year-old nursing home resident.

  • Verdict Medical Malpractice
    $2,000,000

    Partial paralysis of a 66-year-old man caused by improper anesthesia during oral surgery.

  • Settlement Car Accident - Wrongful Death
    $2,000,000

    A 68-year-old male killed in a highway collision, leaving three surviving adult children.

  • Settlement Car Accident - Wrongful Death
    $2,000,000

    Recovery for the family of a child who was a backseat passenger and died when the driver of her vehicle sped and lost control while transporting children from school.

  • Settlement Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury
    $2,000,000

    Obstetric negligence, brain injury to newborn.

  • Settlement Emergency Room Negligence - Failure to Diagnose
    $2,000,000

    ER negligence. Failure to diagnose and treat a urinary tract infection, resulting in septic shock and multiple digit amputations in a 55-year-old female.

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