Case Examples

Cancer Misdiagnosis Resulting in Unnecessary Hysterectomy – Sieh v. IHA Ann Arbor OB/GYN
Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels filed a general negligence complaint on behalf of a woman who underwent an unnecessary hysterectomy and removal of her ovaries ...
  • Verdicts & Settlements

Comprehensive Settlement in Case Alleging ThinkDirect Marketing Group’s Failure to Pay Overtime

Sommers Schwartz attorney Rob Ash, along with co-counsel, secured a settlement in lawsuit claiming that Florida-based ThinkDirect Marking Group violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by unlawfully withholding overtime compensation. The plaintiffs, employees working as Home Agent Sales Associates for ...

Confidential Settlement for Woman Who Underwent Unnecessary Mastectomy and Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

Sommers Schwartz attorney Michael Cunningham negotiated a confidential settlement for a woman who went through extensive but unnecessary treatment after the defendant diagnostic laboratory misinterpreted a breast biopsy as positive for breast cancer. According to the allegations, the plaintiff, then 23 years ...

Medical Malpractice Settlement Over Wrongful Death Resulting from Operating Room Fire

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels secured a confidential settlement for the estate of a man who died after he suffered burns caused by a fire that broke out at the beginning of a surgical procedure. After suffering an injury working on a project at home, the man was ...

$89 Million Pharmaceutical Class Action Settlement

A national class action settlement was approved for purchasers of Bextra and Celebrex totaling $89 million. Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson was among the plaintiff lawyers who represented three payors from Michigan who were overcharged for the drugs.  Mr. Thompson ...

$46 Million Class Action Settlement in Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit

Schwartz attorneys Andrew Kochanowski and Lance Young were co-class counsel securing a settlement for more than 170,000 sales distributors across the U.S. in a RICO class action that claimed the plaintiffs were defrauded in an illegal pyramid scheme. The suit alleged ...

Homeowners from 38 States Expected to Receive $22.5 Million in Class Action Settlement with Allstate

Sommers Schwartz recently received preliminary approval for a nationwide class action settlement with Allstate, on behalf of policyholders whose covered property damage claims were previously underpaid. The Plaintiffs in the case, two Michigan Allstate policyholders, were represented by Sommers Schwartz ...

$22.5 Million Class Action Settlement for Allstate Insurance Policyholders from 38 States

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thomson and Lance Young settled a nationwide class action insurance dispute against Allstate on behalf of policyholders whose covered property damage claims were previously underpaid. The plaintiffs, two Michigan Allstate policyholders, claimed that their insurance contracts ...

$11.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Involving Breach of “Michigan Students First” Loan Contracts

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson and Lance Young, as class counsel on behalf of a group of some 105,000 student loan borrowers, secured an $11.5 million settlement in a breach of contract action against Michigan Finance Authority. The plaintiffs alleged ...

$11.3 Million Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement for Misclassified Employees

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson secured an $11.3 million settlement on behalf of exotic dancers working at a Déjà Vu gentleman's club. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs were not paid a minimum wage; instead, they claimed to have been intentionally ...

$7.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky obtained a settlement in a birth trauma case arising out of the defendants' failure to properly resuscitate a newborn baby. The lawsuit claimed that the defendants improperly intubated the baby by inserting the endotracheal tube into ...

$7,000,000 Settlement in Class Action Involving Spam Fax Advertising

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson (along with lawyers from Anderson & Wanca and Bock Hatch Lewis & Oppenheim LLC) secured a settlement of nearly $7 million on behalf of a more than individuals and companies who received a faxed advertisement ...

Appeals Court Affirms $6.55 Million Class Action Wage & Hour Settlement for Déjà Vu Dancers

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson prevailed on an appeal involving a $6.55 million class action settlement on behalf of exotic dancers who alleged they were not paid a minimum wage while working at Déjà Vu gentlemen’s clubs. The plaintiffs are ...

$6.55 Million Class Action Settlement for Exotic Dancers Claiming Wage & Hour Violations

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson secured a $6.55 million settlement on behalf of exotic dancers working at a Deja Vu gentleman’s club. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs were not paid a minimum wage because they were intentionally misclassified as independent contractors ...

$6.25 Million Settlement for Permanente Advice Nurses Over Unpaid “Off-the-Clock” Work

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson and Kevin Stoops secured a $6.25 million class action settlement on behalf of Permanente “advice nurses” whose jobs involved answering patients’ health care questions by telephone. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs were required to use certain computer ...

$5.3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement in Case Involving Intubation Errors

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels obtained a $5.3 million settlement on behalf of a three-year old child who suffered bleeding after a tonsillectomy. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the defendant physicians involved in the boy's care at different points ...

Birth Injury Settlement for Newborn Who Suffered Brain Damage During Delivery

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky obtained a confidential settlement for a child who suffered acute hypoxia and ischemia during labor and delivery. According to the lawsuit, the child showed signs of fetal distress including tachycardia and decelerations ...

$4.92 Million Judgment involving Violation of Property Owners’ Constitutional Rights

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andrew Kochanowski received a $3.8 million jury verdict in Bay City, Michigan federal court.  The commercial litigation case centered on allegations that the City of Frankenmuth violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by improperly limiting the ...

Settlements Involving Defective Hip Implants

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels has successfully obtained more than 20 settlements on behalf of victims of defective hip replacement implant systems. In most of these cases, the plaintiffs suffered from debilitating pain after the negligently designed devices failed. They also ...

$4.5 Million Settlement for Man Electrocuted by Fallen Power Line

The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz secured a $4.5 million personal injury settlement for a 48-year old man who was electrocuted after a faulty power line fell on him while he was mowing his grass.  As a result of the defendant's ...

Confidential $4.375 Million Birth Injury Settlement For Child Who Suffered Severe Brain Injury

Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured a $4.375 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a severe birth-related hypoxic ischemic brain injury. The birth injury lawsuit claimed that fetal heart monitor tracings recorded during labor and delivery showed ...

Confidential $4.25 Million Settlement in Birth Injury Lawsuit Over Untreated Placental Abruption

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Matthew Curtis obtained a confidential multimillion-dollar settlement for a child who suffered acute hypoxia and ischemia during labor and delivery. According to the complaint, the mother had experienced a placental abruption when she arrived at the defendant hospital. The ...

$4.25 Million Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat Hydrocephalus Resulting in Permanent Brain Damage

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kenneth Watkins secured a confidential $4.25 million settlement for a 35-year-old plaintiff whose severe brain injury was not timely diagnosed. As a result, the man suffered permanent disability and filed a lawsuit against the hospital and professional negligent emergency ...

$3.75 Million Settlement for Infant Who Suffered Brain Injury Due to X-Ray and Treatment Delays

Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured a $3.75 million settlement in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a minor child. The infant was born with congenital deformities that prevented his trachea, esophagus, and stomach from properly connecting. After an ...

$3.6 million Equal Protection Verdict

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andrew Kochanowski obtained a $3.6 million jury verdict in favor of a Michigan family discriminated against by the exclusionary zoning actions of a city. In this commercial litigation matter, the jury found that the city violated the 14th Amendment's ...

$3.5 Million Settlement for Home-Based Call Center Representatives Over Unpaid “Off the Clock” Hours

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of nearly 2,800 at-home customer service agents employed by a leading call center services provider. According to the class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs to were required to use the ...

$3.175 Million Settlement for Infant Who Suffered Brain Damage Due to Delayed Delivery

The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz secured a $3.175 million medical malpractice settlement in a birth injury case arising out of the defendant's negligent management of labor and delivery.  Fetal monitor tracings revealed episodes of fetal heart rate decelerations, indicating that ...

$3.1 Million Breach of Contract Verdict for Infringement of Baseball Bat Patent

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andrew Kochanowski secured a $3.0 million verdict against the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in damages for breach of a license agreement along with $3.1 million for patent infringement on behalf of Charles S. Baum of Baum ...

Substantial Settlement Obtained in Surgical Malpractice Case

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Matthew Turner secured a confidential settlement on behalf of their client, a 55-year-old wife and mother of four who suffered serious and permanent injury after undergoing surgery for an arterial occlusion – or blockage ...

$3,045,000 Anesthesiology Malpractice Settlement for Brain Damaged Woman

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky secured a settlement on behalf of a 49-year old woman who presented to the hospital for elective colon surgery. Prior to going to the operating room, a thoracic epidural was placed for ...

$2.8 Million Wrongful Death Verdict for Delay in Treating Wrongful Myocardial Infarction-Induced Arrhythmia

When Dorothy Kubacki went to the St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital with chest pain, she and her family expected prompt diagnosis and treatment. She died two days later without receiving either. Mrs. Kubacki presented to the hospital on a Saturday ...

$2.8 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict for Negligently Perforated Bowel and Uterus

Sommers Schwartz attorney Samuel Meklir secured a $2.8 million medical malpractice verdict on behalf of a patient whose bowel and uterus were perforated during what should have been a routine dilation and evacuation procedure. The defendant obstetrician assigned a first-year ...

$2.7 Million Class Action Settlement Involving Inflated Prescription Drug Prices

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason J. Thompson spearheaded the participation of 19 Michigan municipalities in an $81 million class action settlement based on allegations of prescription drug price gouging committed by pharmaceutical wholesaler McKesson. The plaintiffs claimed that the company artificially and unjustifiably inflated the prices by 5% ...

$2.65 Million Settlement for Automobile Accident Death

Sommers Schwartz attorney Michael Cunningham secured a $2.65 million settlement in an automobile accident case where a 54-year old wife and mother of two was killed. The victim was driving her SUV on a clear day with her father, sister, ...

Substantial Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused by Emergency Room Malpractice

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Fox and Richard Groffsky secured a confidential settlement for the estate of a man who died after the Defendant hospital’s emergency room staff failed to properly assess and treat his condition. The decedent presented to the ...

$2.5 Million Confidential Settlement in Lawsuit Claiming a Failure to Diagnose and Timely Treat Epidural Abscess

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Michael Cunningham and Richard Groffsky secured a confidential settlement in a lawsuit claiming that a hospital and its doctors failed to properly and timely diagnosis an epidural abscess on the plaintiff’s cervical spine. The complaint alleged the ...

$2.5 Million Settlement in Emergency Room Negligence Lawsuit

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Jay Yasso secured a $2.5 million settlement in a case alleging emergency room malpractice.  The plaintiff , then 33 years old, presented to the Defendant ER in moderate to severe respiratory distress, with a ...

$2.5 Million Verdict for Surgeon’s Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Sommers Schwartz attorney Ken Watkins obtained a $2,570,795 verdict in Ingham County, Mason, Michigan Circuit Court on behalf of a woman who suffered permanent impairment and scarring of her right arm resulting from necrotizing fasciitis, a serious bacterial skin infection ...

$2.3 Million Settlement for Surgeon’s Negligent Placement of Venous Catheter

Sommers Schwartz attorney Charles Ash secured a $2.3 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 58 year-old divorced mother of two. According to the complaint, following surgery on April 7, 2011 to perform an aortobifemoral bypass on her left ...

$2.265 Million Settlement for Construction Site Accident

Sommers Schwartz attorneys negotiated a $2.265 million personal injury settlement for a 28-year old man who was seriously injured when he fell approximately 12 feet onto concrete when a defective wooden barricade gave way. The defendants designated some of the ...

$2.1 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement over Claims of Delayed Newborn Testing and Diagnosis

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky secured a $2.1 million settlement in a medical malpractice case filed in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court involving claims against a defendant hospital and defendant neonatologist. The minor plaintiff was born after a normal labor and delivery. Because of ...

$2 Million Settlement for Plaintiff Who Became Paraplegic From Thoracic Spine Surgery

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kenneth Watkins secured a $2 million neurosurgical malpractice settlement on behalf of a woman who, upon awakening from thoracic spine surgery, was paralyzed from the chest down. The 62-year-old plaintiff suffered from persistent back and leg pain. She saw ...

$2 Million Settlement for Failure to Prevent Ischemic Thromboembolic Stroke

Sommers Schwartz attorney Samuel Meklir secured a $2 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a major stroke and neurological impairments as a result of a physician’s failure to take proper preventative action. The plaintiff, then ...

$2 Million Verdict in Case Involving Misrepresentation, Silent Fraud, and Corporate Espionage

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andrew Kochanowski obtained a $2 million verdict in federal court on behalf of V Cars, LLC, a company founded by noted automotive entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin. V Cars sought to export into the United States cars produced in ...

Confidential Settlement Alleging Wrongful Death Due to Nursing Home’s Negligence

Sommers Schwartz secured a confidential settlement for a nursing home’s failure to properly prevent and treat decubitus ulcers. According to the allegations, a 95-year-old woman residing in the defendant nursing home developed bedsores that became chronic, non-healing, and infected, ultimately ...

$2 Million Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose Strep B Infection During Pregnancy

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Lisa Esser secured a settlement with Cook County Health & Hospital System on behalf of a minor child and her mother. The lawsuit alleged that the defendant’s medical staff failed to timely diagnose a ...

$1.975 Million Confidential Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Spinal Epidural Abscess

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller secured a confidential $1.975 million hospital malpractice settlement on behalf of a client now permanently paralyzed due to the failure to timely diagnose and treat an epidural abscess in his spine. The ...

Confidential $1.95 Million Settlement for Woman Rendered a Quadriplegic Due to Neurosurgical Malpractice

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner and Richard Groffsky secured a $1,950,000 settlement for a woman rendered a quadriplegic as a result of the defendants’ alleged neurosurgical malpractice. The plaintiff, then 62 years old, presented to the emergency room in July ...

Confidential $1.9 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death Due to Timely Diagnose and Treat Ischemic Bowel Condition

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky secured a confidential $1.9 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the estate of a 50-year-old woman who died defendants failed to timely diagnose and treat her ischemic bowel condition. The decedent’s medical history included ...

$1.9 Million Settlement for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Resulting in Permanent Blindness

Sommers Schwartz attorney Samuel Meklir obtained a $1.9 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered permanent blindness due to the defendant's failure to timely diagnose and treat cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and increased intracranial pressure. During a hospital admission for ...

$1.9 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement in Case Involving Vacuum Extraction and Pitocin Errors

Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky obtained a confidential $1,097,000 settlement in a birth trauma lawsuit alleging medical malpractice against a surgeon and surgery clinic. The plaintiffs sought compensatory damages for the newborn's brain injury, cerebral palsy, and mental impairment. The plaintiff asserted ...

$1.86 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Action

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a $1.86 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the estate of a man who died three weeks after undergoing elective surgery. The complaint alleged that the night before the scheduled procedure, the patient had a 102.4-degree fever, ...

Confidential $1.8 Million Birth Injury Settlement – Failure to Treat Mother’s Pelvic Infection Resulting the Premature Birth and Grievous Injuries to the Child

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Andy Dragovic obtained a confidential $1.8 million birth injury settlement on behalf of a child who was born 24 weeks premature due to the defendant doctor’s failure to treat his mother’s pelvic inflammatory disease ...

$1.7 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death Caused by Negligent Mismanagement of Fluid Volume

Attorneys from Sommers Schwartz obtained a $1.705 million verdict in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court for the estate of a 53-year-old woman who died as a result of excessive fluid administration. According to the lawsuit, the decedent presented to the ...

$1,630,000 Settlement in Class Action Involving Spam Fax Advertising

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson and Lance Young obtained a $1,630,000 class action settlement on behalf of a more than 3,000 individuals and companies who received a faxed advertisement from the defendants. None of the class members consented to receive the ...

$1.6 Million Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Prevent Myocardial Infarction

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels obtained a verdict for more than $1.6 million from a Saginaw County, Michigan jury over claims that the plaintiff's family medicine doctor failed to properly treat her coronary artery disease. The plaintiff had a history ...

$1.575 Million Settlement in Class Action Brought by Maxim Healthcare Services Recruiters

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson obtained final approval of a settlement in a wage and hour class action against Maxim Healthcare Services.  In the case, filed in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia, Plaintiffs alleged that Maxim improperly classified them as exempt salaried ...

$1.5 Million Confidential Settlement Over Allegations of Neurosurgeon’s Malpractice

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner and Richard Groffsky obtained a $1.5 million settlement with a neurosurgeon whose medical malpractice rendered the plaintiff a quadriplegic. According to the complaint, the plaintiff went to the ER with neck pain following a fall ...

$1.5 Million Confidential Settlement for Misplaced Umbilical Vein Catheter Leading to Infant’s Death

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Kenneth Watkins and Richard Groffsky secured a confidential $1.5 million settlement for parents whose child died from complications following an improperly placed umbilical vein catheter (UVC). The plaintiffs filed a wrongful death action against the pediatricians, pediatric ...

$1.5 Confidential Million Settlement for Misplaced Umbilical Vein Catheter Leading to Infant’s Death

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Kenneth Watkins and Richard Groffsky secured a confidential $1.5 million settlement for parents whose child died from complications following an improperly placed umbilical vein catheter (UVC). The plaintiffs filed a wrongful death action against the pediatricians, pediatric ...

$1.5 Million Settlement Over Surgical Errors Resulting in Massive Blood Loss and Amputation of the Foot

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kenneth Watkins secured a confidential $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was severely harmed as a result of surgical errors. The plaintiff underwent a hysterectomy procedure following a diagnosis of endometrial cancer. During the operation, injury was done to ...

Confidential $1.5 Million Settlement for Newborn Who Suffered Brain Damage Due to Delayed Delivery

Richard Groffsky obtained a confidential $1,500,000 settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving birth injuries due to the negligence of the defendant hospital’s obstetrical team. According to the lawsuit, the mother was a poorly controlled diabetic whose pregnancy was at ...

Confidential $1.5 Million Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose Acute Ischemic Stroke

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller secured a confidential $1.5 million hospital malpractice settlement on behalf of a 52-year-old man who suffered an acute ischemic stroke while being observed in the stroke unit of the defendant hospital. The ...

Confidential $1.5 Million Wrongful Death Settlement Over Failure to Diagnose and Treat Arteriosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Michael Cunningham secured a confidential $1.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 43-year-old man and single father of a teenage son, whose wrongful death was caused by the defendant doctors’ failure to ...

Confidential Settlement Over Claims of Failure to Recognize and Address Fetal Distress

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Matthew Curtis secured a confidential settlement on behalf of a child who suffered serious and permanent injuries at birth at an Atlanta, Georgia hospital. According to the lawsuit, the defendants failed to properly evaluate and ...

$1.425 Million Settlement for Prenatal Death of Pregnant Mother and Subsequent Death of Infant Child

Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured an $1,425,000 settlement over allegations that the defendants failed to perform a caesarean section that would have saved the life of both the mother and her child. During an ultrasound examination Maria Perry was ...

$1,375,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Over Failure to Address Respiratory Issues

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky negotiated a confidential $1.375 million settlement for the estate of a woman who died from cardiopulmonary arrest while seeking treatment for complications associated with sickle cell crisis. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the decedent ...

$1.35 Million Settlement for the Wrongful Death of a 40-Year-Old Woman After Cervical Spine Surgery

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kenneth Watkins secured a $1.35 million neurosurgical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 40-year-old woman who died after undergoing spine surgery. The decedent was the mother of three children who had developed severe cervical neck pain following a motor ...

Confidential $1,325,000 Settlement for Neurosurgeon’s Failure to Treat Spinal Cord Stenosis

Sommers Schwartz attorney Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller secured a confidential settlement on behalf of a 61-year-old man who claimed the defendant neurosurgeon failed to perform the appropriate surgery to provide adequate spinal decompression and stabilization. According to the allegations, the plaintiff presented ...

$1.1 Million Settlement for Woman Severely Injured in Truck Collision

Sommers Schwartz attorney Michael Cunningham secured a $1.1 million settlement in a trucking accident that ended a woman’s promising career. The lawsuit alleged that the driver of the tractor/trailer had every opportunity to prevent the accident, but instead turned into ...

Confidential $1,087,500 Surgical and Anesthesiology Malpractice Settlement for Unnecessary Thyroidectomy

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential $1,087,500 medical malpractice settlement for a woman who underwent an unnecessary and negligently performed total thyroidectomy, resulting in lifelong pain, suffering, and disfigurement. The plaintiff went to see the defendant surgeon for ...

$1.075 Million Class Action Settlement for Sutherland Call Center Reps Over Unpaid “Off the Clock” Work

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kevin Stoops finalized a $1,075,000 class action settlement against Sutherland Global Services, Inc. on behalf of hourly home-based customer service representatives who claimed the company unlawfully withheld compensation for “off the clock” work. According to the lawsuit, the ...

$1 Million Judgment Against Future Income Payments, LLC

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Lance Young and Rod Johnston obtained a $1,037,328.88 default judgment in a consumer protection case alleging false advertising and deceptive sales practices intended to dupe retired and disabled military veterans. According to the class action lawsuit, Future ...

$1 Million Settlement in Defective Manufacturing Equipment Case

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $1 million product liability settlement on behalf of an assembly line worker injured by a cutting machine designed, manufactured, and sold by the Defendant. At the end of a work shift, the Plaintiff ...

$1 Million Dollar Dram Shop Settlement from Restaurant for Drunk-Driving Accident

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Curtis secured a $1 million settlement in a dram shop action. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant restaurant/bar served alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated patron resulting in the injury or death of the plaintiff's decedent. The alcoholically ...

$1 Million Wrongful Death Settlement for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential $1 million settlement for the family of a 57-year-old man whose wrongful death was caused by a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The decedent presented to the emergency room three days before his ...

$950,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Case Alleging Deliberate Indifference to Inmate’s Needs

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $950,000 personal injury settlement for the wrongful death of a 28-year-old man who was incarcerated in a county jail after being arrested for driving on a suspended license. The decedent requested mental health assistance at his arraignment and was ...

$940,000 Settlement in Class Action Brought by Sykes Enterprises Call Center Workers

Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson obtained final approval of a $940,000 settlement in a wage and hour class action against Sykes Enterprises, Inc. The nationwide lawsuit, litigated in federal court in Minnesota, included some 4,000 Plaintiffs employed by Sykes as call-center and at-home customer service ...

$925,000 Settlement in Automobile Negligence Case Involving Head-On Collision

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels secured a $925,000 personal injury settlement on behalf of an 87-year old Jackson, Michigan widow who was injured when another driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic, colliding with the woman’s vehicle. The collision trapped ...

Confidential $912,500 Settlement Over Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Brain Aneurysm

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic obtained a $912,500 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered an undiagnosed and untreated brain aneurysm causing permanent neurological damage. According to the allegations, the plaintiff, then 52 years old, went to the emergency ...

Confidential $900,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement for the Estate of a Man Who Died Due to the Hospital Staff’s Failure to Timely Respond to a Cardiac Alarm

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic obtained a confidential $900,00 settlement on behalf of a 52-year-old man who died after the defendant hospital's staff failed to monitor and respond to a cardiac alarm when the decedent recovered from a hernia repair ...

Confidential Pre-Suit Medical Malpractice Settlement for Death of Pregnant Woman and Her Newborn Child

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Matthew Curtis secured a confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a deceased mother and her deceased newborn child. The mother, the 32-weeks pregnant, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency room complaining of ...

$882,500 Wrongful Death Settlement Involving Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Abscess Leading to Sepsis and Stroke

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential $882,500 wrongful death settlement on behalf of the estate of a woman who died as a result of an infection from dental work that traveled to her spine causing an epidural abscess ...

$885,000 Verdict for Failure to Diagnose Oral Cancer

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner and Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller obtained a verdict of $885,618.72 in a wrongful death case against an oral surgeon who failed to diagnose cancer of the tongue. The medical malpractice lawsuit claimed that the defendant failed to ...

$825,000 Settlement for Birth Injuries Caused by Substandard Neonatal Care

Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured an $825,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a minor child who sustained injuries shortly after birth by caesarian section at 26 weeks. Due to his extremely low birth weight, suspected sepsis, and diagnoses of respiratory distress syndrome and hypotension, he was admitted to the Defendant ...

$700,000 Settlement for Call Center Reps in Wage Theft Class Action Against West Business Solutions

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Kevin Stoops and Matthew Turner secured a $700,00 class action settlement on behalf of customer service representatives employed by West Business Solutions, LLC at its Reno, Nevada call center. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs were forced to use certain ...

$700,000 Verdict for Injuries Sustained After Surgery Performed at Wrong Spine Level

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Turner secured a $686,772 neurological malpractice verdict in Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of a 59-year-old woman who alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon performed surgery on the wrong level of her spine. Medical records indicated ...

$675,000 Settlement Over Claims of Surgical and Emergency Room Malpractice

Sommers Schwartz attorney Charles Ash secured a $675,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a man who now suffers from bladder injuries that will require him to self-catheterize four to five times each day for the rest of his life. The man ...

$600,000 Settlement in Case Involving Negligently Performed Epidural Steroid Injections

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels secured a $600,000 paralysis injury settlement for a woman who sought treatment for pain management. The defendant physician diagnosed the plaintiff with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and ischial bursitis, and performed a series of epidural steroid ...

Settlement in Birth Injury Case Alleging Malpractice of Obstetrical Nurses

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew Curtis and Richard Groffsky secured a confidential settlement on behalf of a child who suffered severe hypoxic ischemic brain injury during labor and delivery. The lawsuit claims that an NST performed during the day prior to ...

$600,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement for the Death of a Brain Injured Child

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels secured a $600,000 settlement in the wrongful death of an infant alleged to have been caused by her doctor's negligence.The child's mother suspected that the infant had suffered birth injuries as the result of medical malpractice. After ...

$575,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Case Alleging Failure to Diagnose Pheochromocytoma

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential settlement for the estate of a 33-year-old man who died from cardiac arrest while being treated in the defendant hospital. The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the cardiologist and medical staff were negligent in ...

$482,500 Class Action Settlement for Violation of Truck Drivers’ Auto Transport Agreement

Sommers Schwartz attorney Kevin Stoops (along with Megan Bonanni of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer & Rivers) finalized a $482,500 settlement in Macomb County Circuit Court on behalf of a group of truck drivers who entered into contracts with Motor City Auto ...

$475,000 Settlement for Man Rendered Blind by a Vacuum Cleaner Attachment

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $475,000 personal injury settlement on behalf of a man who was rendered blind in one eye when struck by a vacuum cleaner attachment. While the plaintiff was visiting the defendants’ home, a teenager residing in ...

$470,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Alleging Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Acute Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Infarction

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $468,750 settlement for the estate of a man who died as a result of cardiology malpractice. When the decedent presented to the emergency room, he had significant anemia due to a gastrointestinal bleed, and at the ...

$462,000 Settlement for Injuries Sustained in Campfire Accident

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic secured a $462,000 settlement on behalf of a man injured during a camping trip. The plaintiff was sitting around a campfire when another individual in the group negligently threw an empty aerosol bug spray can ...

$450,000 Settlement for Cruise Ship Passenger’s Slip & Fall Injury

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured $450,000 in compensation for a man injured while a passenger on a cruise ship. According to the allegations in the federal maritime action, the plaintiff was traveling on an international cruise that originated in ...

Confidential Settlement in Case Alleging Medication Error During Surgery

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a confidential settlement for a 64-year-old woman who suffered cardiac arrest during surgery as a result of a medication error. From an early age, the plaintiff suffered from facial paralysis due to polio with ...

$450,000 Wrongful Death Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Post-Operative Cardiac Bleeding

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential $450,000 wrongful death settlement for the estate of a 75-year-old woman who died days after undergoing cardiac surgery. The decedent had acute coronary heart syndrome and was taking Coumadin, Plavix, and Vitamin E, which are known to ...

Confidential $425,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death of Unborn Child

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a confidential wrongful death settlement on behalf of a 28-year-old woman who delivered a stillborn child after failing to be treated for diabetic ketoacidosis during her high-risk pregnancy. The woman, who had previously undergone ...

Two Settlements Totaling $410,000 in Related Auto Negligence Cases

Attorney Charles Ash secured a total settlement of $410,000 on behalf of a husband and wife who were seriously injured in a head-on car accident. The couple, along with their daughter, was traveling at posted speeds in a residential neighborhood. The operator of the ...

$385,000 Employment Settlement over Statutory Violations and Breach of Contract

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah successfully obtained a $385,000 settlement for the CEO of a local home healthcare company in an employment litigation dispute involving violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ...

$375,000 Wrongful Death Settlement for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Diagnose Heart Disease

Sommers Schwartz attorney Charles Ash secured a $375,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the family of a 17 year-old high school student-athlete who died while seeking treatment from the defendant heart specialist. The boy had been in excellent health and good ...

Confidential Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused by Improperly Maintained Railing

Sommers Schwartz attorney Ken Watkins secured a confidential multimillion-dollar settlement for the estate of a 33-year-old man who died from injuries sustained when a guardrail at his apartment building failed. According to the complaint, the railing was not regularly inspected ...

$360,000 Class Action Settlement for Call Center Employee Claiming Unpaid Overtime Pay

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason J. Thompson, Matthew L. Turner, and Lance C. Young obtained court approval for a $360,000 settlement in a case alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The class action involved claims that employees of the defendant’s ...

$360,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic settled a wrongful death case against the United States government for $360,000 after a Veterans Affairs Medical Center radiologist failed to appreciate an abnormality on a chest x-ray that was suspicious for lung cancer. The ...

$350,000 Wrongful Death Settlement for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Abdominal Infection

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a confidential $350,000 settlement for the family of a 27-year-old disabled man with multiple severe medical problems, including kidney failure requiring dialysis and a congenital heart condition, whose wrongful death was claimed to be ...

$345,000 Settlement for Claims Arising from Boating Accident

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Arvin Pearlman and Ben Wilensky secured a $345,000 settlement for a man who suffered leg and spine injuries as a passenger on a boat owned and operated by the defendants. According to the allegations, the plaintiff, then ...

$345,000 Wrongful Death Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Bowel Obstruction and Perforated Colon

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 50-year-old man who died while in the care of a rehabilitation facility. The plaintiff claimed that the medical team failed ...

$337,500 Settlement Over Laboratory Malpractice

Attorney Matthew Turner secured a $337,500 settlement on behalf of a man who failed to receive timely treatment of an ulcer on his toe due to the lab’s failure to report a finding of MRSA on the culture. At their ...

$320,000 Settlement for Vision Loss Caused by Ophthalmologist’s Failure to Treat Serious Eye Conditions

Sommers Schwartz attorney Ken Watkins secured a confidential $320,000 settlement on behalf of a woman whose doctor ignored signs and symptoms of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The plaintiff faithfully saw the defendant ophthalmologist for more than 20 years, including a ...

$320,000 Settlement for Police Officer Terminated in Violation of Whistleblower and Family & Medical Leave Laws

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah successfully obtained a $320,000 settlement for their client, a police officer wrongfully discharged from a local municipality, in an employment litigation dispute involving violations of the Michigan Whistleblower Protection Act, the Michigan Elliot-Larsen ...

$300,000 Settlement For Arm Injuries Caused by Hospital Nursing Staff

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $300,000 hospital malpractice settlement for a man who sustained severe trauma to his left forearm. Multiple unsuccessful attempts were made by the defendant hospital’s nursing to place an IV in his left arm. ...

$300,000 Overtime Settlement for Property Management Employees

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved a $300,000 settlement of an overtime class action brought against Amurcon Corporation for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In the lawsuit, thirty-five (35) plaintiffs alleged that ...

$290,000 Settlement for Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic secured a $290,000 settlement on behalf of his client, who was injured in a motorcycle accident.  According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was riding his motorcycle when he was struck when the defendant driver defendant made ...

$275,000 Settlement in Claim of Negligence Against Emergency Room Physician

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a $275,000 settlement in a matter involving emergency room malpractice. The client sustained a fall and was taken to the hospital where the ER physician diagnosed a right shoulder fracture and dislocation. After six ...

$260,000 Settlement Over Failure to Diagnose Displaced Hip Fracture

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic obtained a $260,000 medical malpractice settlement for a woman with a fractured hip that the defendant doctors failed to diagnose over a five-year period. The plaintiff, a 66-year-old woman, complained repeatedly of severe and persistent hip ...

$250,000 Settlement for the Estate of a Woman Who Bled to Death in a Hospital Emergency Room

Attorney Charles Ash obtained a settlement in the amount of $250,000 for the estate of a woman who died as the result of hospital malpractice stemming from staff miscommunication and a negligent delay in treatment. The patient had undergone heart surgery and was ...

$250,000 Settlement for Failure to Properly Read and Report PET Scan

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a $250,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf a man whose lung cancer went undiagnosed by his radiologist. According to the lawsuit, the man presented to the defendant radiologist for a full body PET scan. The defendant ...

$250,000 Settlement For Failure to Prevent Pressure Ulcers During Hospital Admission

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a $250,000 hospital malpractice settlement for a woman who developed pressure sores and contractures during recovery from a hip fracture and corrective surgery. The plaintiff sustained a fall at her home and presented to ...

$235,000 Settlement in Defective Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels secured a $235,000 product liability settlement for a man injured by a defective hip replacement system. The lawsuit alleged that five years after the plaintiff’s initial hip implant surgery, the device failed, causing him excruciating ...

$189,000 Verdict in Surgical Malpractice Case

Sommers Schwartz attorney Andy Dragovic obtained a unanimous medical malpractice verdict in Ingham County, Michigan Circuit Court. The case involved surgical errors committed during a lapidus bunionectomy procedure performed on the plaintiff’s foot. The alleged negligence required multiple revision surgeries ...

$175,000 Settlement for a Supply Chain Planner in an Employment Dispute Involving Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act Violations.

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah secured a $175,000 settlement on behalf of a supply chain planner at a national cereal producer.  The employment litigation dispute alleged that the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

$167,000 Severance Agreement for a Former Law Firm CIO

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah secured a $167,000 severance package on behalf of their client, a former Chief Information Officer terminated by a local law firm.

$96,000 Jury Verdict in Motorcycle Accident Case

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured a personal injury verdict on behalf of a man injured when the motorcycle he was operating was struck by an automobile. The lawsuit alleged that the defendant driver failed to stop and ran a ...

$82,500 Settlement Over Physician’s Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner secured an $82,500 settlement for a woman who claimed that her internal medicine physician committed medical malpractice by failing to timely advise her of test results showing a cancerous mass on her ovary. After undergoing an ...

$80,000 Severance Package for Terminated Human Resources Executive

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah successfully negotiated an $80,000 severance package on behalf of their client, a former human resources supervisor terminated by a local automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

$75,000 Severance Package for Company Engineer

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah secured a $75,000 severance package for their client, a former utility company engineer.

Grant of Summary Judgment on Behalf of Deceased Employee’s Estate in ERISA Life Insurance Benefits Dispute

A federal court judge granted Sommers Schwartz attorneys Dan Swanson and Tad Roumayah’s motion for summary judgment, finding that Church Chicken’s breached its fiduciary duty to a now deceased employee by materially misrepresenting her life insurance coverage while accepting her ongoing premium payments. The lawsuit, brought by ...

$53,750 Settlement for Pedestrian Injured in an Automobile Accident

Sommers Schwartz attorney Joseph Grinnan negotiated a settlement on behalf of a woman who was struck by a car while attempting to cross a busy intersection on foot, causing various orthopedic injuries. The driver’s insurance company was initially reluctant to ...

Class Action Verdict in Wage & Hour Case on Behalf of Hourly Production Workers

Sommers Schwartz attorneys Matthew L. Turner and Jason J. Thompson secured a jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in a class action alleging Fair Labor Standards Act violations against Sara Lee (now known as Hillshire Brands). ...
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