Verdicts and Settlements
Schlichter, Bogard & Denton’s aggressive approach in handling each case has produced successful settlements and verdicts in favor of our clients. SBD has committed resources to all of our practice areas in order to acquire favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.
SBD represents hundreds of individuals injured by Vioxx® who received millions of dollars paid by Merck & Co. in settlement. In addition, we have obtained substantial settlements for our clients injured by complications associated with Fen-Phen. In many otherpharmaceutical cases, the settlements are confidential and cannot be released in the public domain.
Some examples of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton’s recent verdicts and settlements in other areas include:
$27 Million verdict: Defect in a self-contained breathing apparatus used by firefighters, resulting in tragic death of a St. Louis firefighter. Verdict consists of $12 Million in compensatory damages to the family and $15 Million for punitive damages against Defendants.
$6 Million judgment: United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a railroad employee who had been struck in the hand by a train, requiring multiple surgeries to his hand, shoulder, and spine and resulting in permanent disability Judgment includes over $1 million in interest to compensate for the delays resulting from appeals.
$4.5 Million settlement: Railroad employee suffered severe injuries, including an above-the-knee amputation of his leg, when he became trapped beneath the wheel of a locomotive and dragged by the moving train.
$2.3 Million settlement: Railroad operator sues railroad employer when train ran over rough track, injuring worker’s back, neck and spine.
$1.5 Million verdict: Railroad trackman injured while working when his truck was forced off the road, causing injuries to his back and neck. Verdict was affirmed by U.S. Supreme Court.
These are just a few examples of victories we have won for our clients. If you want to learn more about our past successes or how we might be able help you, please contact us with Schlichter, Bogard & Denton today.