Walnut Creek – War Veteran v. Health Care Providers

Result: $900,000

Plaintiff was a World War II Veteran, a married, proud father of five children who underwent heart bypass surgery, which was a success. Nonetheless, a cascading series of intertwined errors and mistakes, made by his healthcare providers, led to his development of decubitus ulcers on his heels. These ulcers, which became gangrenous, resulted in the amputation of his left leg. Names confidential as a condition of settlement.

Livermore – Bike Rider v. Box Truck

Result: $850,000

A married father of two (2) children, both University students at the time, had his left non-dominant hand crushed when a driver of a box truck negligently made a sudden ill-advised right turn directly into the path of his approaching bicycle, pulling him down onto the ground and running over his hand. The client sustained a severe complex crush injury requiring several surgeries to repair and leaving him with permanent residuals. The matter resolved prior to the filing of a lawsuit, to the delight of the client, who did not want to be entangled in the litigation process.

San Leandro – Huang v. M&M Services, Inc.

Result: $715,000

This matter arose out of an industrial accident that occurred at the Davis Street Transfer Center. Huang, while preparing to dump a load of recyclables was struck by a massive metal door which had come loose from a debris box being emptied by an adjacent driver. Huang’s injuries included a displaced and comminuted right ankle fracture which required two (2) surgeries and left him with permanent residuals and a mild traumatic brain injury. The matter settled shortly before trial.

Sacramento – Employees v. Pet Store

Result: $710,000

Employees brought suit for race and sexual orientation discrimination against a major corporation for discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. Derogatory and racial slurs were frequently used in the workplace by managers when referring to the clients. When the clients complained, nothing was done to correct the harassment, rather, the clients were retaliated against and/or wrongfully terminated. The matter was resolved prior to trial.

Lafayette – Prius v. Bentley

Result: $600,000

Client filed suit for personal injuries arising out of a rear-end motor vehicle collision. Client was a wife and mother injured in a minor rear-end motor vehicle collision with a speed upon impact of approximately 5 mph. Notwithstanding the minor impact between the parties’ vehicles, the client immediately began to experience low back pain. The client reported these symptoms to her primary care physician on the day of the incident after which conservative health care was sought. When the client’s low back pain failed to subside, a MRI was pursued which revealed a lumbar spine herniated disc. The client eventually underwent a lumbar spine operation. Notably, Ms. Heinrich was able to prove a causal connection between the subject incident and the client’s disc herniation through the retention of a highly regarded radiologist.

Pittsburg – Martin v. BART

Result: $500,000

Ms. Martin slipped and fell on a slippery, water covered tile floor at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station. Unbeknownst to her, but well known to BART, the tile surface presented a veritable ice rink wherein, over the years, numerous BART patrons had been injured. As a result of the incident, Plaintiff suffered a severe fracture of her right ankle, requiring three surgeries.