Child Injury & Abuse Results

Head Injury to Teenager – $3.5 Million Settlement

Our client, a teenage male, sustained head trauma in a multi-vehicle accident in Massachusetts.

What Happened

Our client was driving on an interstate into the early morning sun. As he drove over a rise in the road, he struck a car which was disabled and stopped in the middle of the road because a 150-pound wheel and tire detached from a tractor-trailer rig traveling in the opposite direction. The lugs holding the tire had broken off, causing the tire and wheel to travel across the median strip and hit and disable the stopped vehicle.

Injuries from the Accident

As a result of the accident, our client sustained a traumatic head injury which altered his life. As a result, our client was awarded a settlement of $3,500,000 help ease the financial burden caused by his injuries.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you have suffered a similar head injury as a result from a motor vehicle accident, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Boston car accident injury lawyer to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney today.

Permanent Brain Injury to 14-Month-Old Boy – $2.6 Million Settlement

Our client, a 14-month-old boy, suffered seizures and permanent brain injuries from being exposed to neurotoxins in a lotion made by a generic drug manufacturer in this product liability case.

What Happened

The child was taken to a healthcare clinic for treatment for a persistent rash on his stomach. The examining physician made a diagnosis that the child was suffering from scabies and prescribed a generic form of scabicide lotion whose active ingredient was a pesticide that was a neurotoxin.

The lotion did not have any warnings for pediatric use, which would have instructed that the lotion be used in minute quantities, if at all. The pharmacy filling the prescription gave the mother the lotion in a cough-medicine-size bottle with instructions to apply the lotion to the child’s body at bedtime.

The mother used the product nightly until the child began to experience seizures.

Injuries from the Accident

As a result of the neurotoxin exposure, the little boy suffered permanent brain injuries. His family sued the generic drug manufacturer, which settled for $2,600,000. The settlement will go to cover the medical costs for the boy and the recovery and living costs associated with his brain injury condition.

How a Child Injury Attorney Can Help

If your child has suffered a brain injury as a result of being exposed to unlabeled neurotoxins in medication, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Boston product liability lawyer to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Brain Injury to 14-Month-Old Girl – $2.2 Million Settlement

A 14-month-old girl suffered a permanent brain injury due to a defective toy.

What Happened

Our 14-month-old client suffered an anoxic insult and permanent brain injury from a defective playpen toy that was defectively designed and improperly age grouped.

During the case we learned that the nationally known toy manufacturer with a reputation for safety did not conduct any safety analysis of its toys and did not evaluate how the product would be used by parents. Further, the toy company did not employ a child psychologist or evaluate in any way what the appropriate age grouping should be.

Injuries from the Accident

As a result of the accident, our client sustained a permanent brain damage which altered her young life. As a result, our client was awarded a settlement of $2,200,000 as a compensation for her injuries.

How a Child Injury Attorney Can Help

If your child has suffered a similar brain injury as a result of a defective product, consult with an experienced Boston product liability lawyer today.

Head Injury to 7-Year-Old Girl – $1.25 Million Settlement

A 7-year-old girl suffered a traumatic head injury as the seatbelted rear passenger in a 2-car motor vehicle accident.

What Happened

The injuries to our client happened as a result of a two vehicle accident in which her seat belt malfunctioned.

The young girl was a belted rear seated passenger in her parents’ car which was hit in the left rear while traveling through an intersection. The child’s seat belt failed on impact and she was ejected from the vehicle, suffering a head injury that resulted in cognitive and speech deficits.

Injuries from the Accident

Because our client’s seat belt failed to protect her, the impact of the crash ejected her little body from the vehicle. The child sustained a serious head trauma as a result, which further lead to life-altering conditions, such as difficulties with speech and cognitive deficits.

How a Child Injury Attorney Can Help

Our client received a $1,250,000 settlement which will go to treatment and recovery from her life-altering injuries. The majority of the settlement was paid by the car manufacturer and was based on the defective design of the seat belt mechanism.

If your child has suffered a traumatic injury in a motor vehicle accident in which a defective seat belt failed to protect your child, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Boston child injury lawyer to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney today.