Top Settlements and Verdicts

Over 60 Settlements and Verdicts over $1 Million

$45 million on behalf of an individual who suffered severe burns.

$45 million for clients injured by an over-the-counter medication that caused kidney failure and wrongful death.

$10 million on behalf of a client who suffered burns on over 60% of his body in a propane gas explosion.

$10 million on behalf of seven children who suffered intestinal injuries as a result of a defective food product.

$7.5 million verdict awarded to an E. coli O157:H7 survivor with severe kidney damage. This is believed to be the largest individual jury verdict in United States history for any case involving E. coli O157:H7 or any other foodborne pathogen.

Fred Pritzker Quote$6.7 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$6.45 million settlement for victims of a foodborne illness outbreak apportioned as follows: $3,500,000 to the couple that suffered the death of unborn twins; $2,700,000 to the family of the wrongful death victim; and $225,000 to a woman who elected to have an abortion. It is believed that the two larger settlements are the highest recoveries ever obtained for victims of this particular foodborne illness.

$6 million on behalf of a family that suffered the loss of three loved ones in a motor vehicle collision.

Semi Trailer Truck Inspection Lawyers

Pritzker Hageman attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman inspect a semi-trailer after a crash caused by a commercial truck driver.

$6 million on behalf of a 26 year-old female passenger whose right leg was traumatically amputated when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger was struck by a drunk driver.

$5.9 million on behalf of clients who suffered abdominal injuries as a result of a defective medical device.

$5.1 million on behalf of a motorcyclist who suffered an amputation injury when an unqualified and overtired delivery truck driver collided with him.

$5 million on behalf of a woman severely injured in a boat accident involving an intoxicated driver.

$4.5 million on behalf of a young woman who suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) following consumption of an adulterated meat product.

E coli

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is kidney damage caused by E. coli poisoning. We are one of the few law firms in the nation that handles a significant number of these cases and wins millions for clients.

$4.5 million recovery on behalf of a young man who sustained serious physical and cognitive damage as a result of Listeria meningitis from a contaminated food product. It is one of the largest individual listeria settlements ever received.

$4 million on behalf of a family who lost loved ones when a negligently repaired vehicle caused its driver to lose control and collide with their minivan.

$3 million on behalf of a 39 year-old man whose left leg was amputated below the knee following injuries sustained in a recreational vehicle crash caused by a defective control mechanism.

$3.75 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$3.25 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$3.25 million in a another case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$3 million on behalf of the family of a child who drowned while participating in a junior high swim class.

$3 million on behalf of the families  of two  young men killed in a collision involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck.

$3 million wrongful death recovery on behalf of the family of a woman who died as a result of Legionnaire’s Disease.

Legionella Bacteria

Legionella bacteria, shown here, cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia. We are one of the few law firms in the nation that handles a significant number of these cases and wins millions for our clients.

$2.95 million on behalf of two children following an apartment fire in which their mother and brother were killed. The surviving girl suffered brain damage from smoke inhalation and the surviving boy suffered minor injuries from which he fully recovered.

$2.85 million on behalf of the family of a man who was killed when his vehicle was struck by debris from a garbage truck. The man was survived by his wife, two minor children and two adult children from a previous marriage.

$2.75 million recovery for a 59 year-old truck driver who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the loss of his left eye and significant disfigurement when the tow chain being used to pull the man’s semi tractor-trailer out of a ditch broke loose from a front-end loader to which it was attached.

$2.75 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.58 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.56 million  recovery for husband and wife whose vehicle was hit by a semi-tractor-trailer rig and then collided at highway speed with an SUV. The husband sustained traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries, and his wife suffered orthopedic injuries.

$2.5 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.46 million verdict in wrongful death case on behalf of the family of a 52-year-old female bicyclist run over by a right turning tractor-semi-trailer.  The truck’s insurer refused to make any settlement offer contending the bicyclist was at fault. The jury returned its verdict in favor of the bicyclist’s survivors following an eight day trial.

$2.4 million in a boiler explosion case involving the wrongful death of a 25-year-old man.  The man was working in the boiler room while the boiler was being tested.  The boiler exploded, killing the man instantly.

$2.3 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.26 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.2 million on behalf of a woman who was severely injured when her automobile was struck by a jackknifed semi-tractor-trailer rig.

$2.17 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.15 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2.13 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$2 million on behalf of the heirs of a 37 year-old male who was killed when his delivery truck was struck from the rear at high speed by a garbage truck.

$2 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1.9 million on behalf of the parents and siblings of a 23-year-old unmarried man who died in a collision with a jack-knifed semi-tractor-trailer.

$1.9 million on behalf of a man who suffered partial paralysis after consuming a contaminated product.

$1.8 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1.7 million on behalf of a 42 year-old man who was run over by a semi-tractor as the man stood beside the road while assisting another motorist who crashed in an earlier accident. The victim sustained a number of fractures and internal injuries from which he never fully recovered.

$1.7 million on behalf of a 57 year-old man who developed listeriosis after eating adulterated cold cuts. This led to meningitis which caused neurological damage including memory and gait problems.

$1.69 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1.65 million on behalf of senior citizens who were implanted with defective orthopedic appliances.

$1.6 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1.5 million on behalf of the daughter of a man who was killed when he collided with the back of a stopped semi truck on a Wisconsin highway.

$1.5 million on behalf of a 36 year-old man whose wheel chair was struck by a garbage truck as the man tried to cross a busy road. He used a motorized chair due to pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis. The crash resulted in a hip fracture that required surgery and caused the man to lose additional function.

$1.3 million on behalf of a 61 year-old woman with E. coli O157:H7 poisoning and hemolytic uremic syndrome as a result of consuming adulterated meat.

$1.25 million for the family of a Minnesota bicyclist killed by a distracted driver.

$1.22 million on behalf of a 50 year-old female who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when the vehicle she was operating was struck by a farm sprayer that failed to stop at a rural intersection.

$1.2 million on behalf of a 51 year-old woman who developed an E. coli infection as a result of eating adulterated hamburger. The resulting abdominal damage required extensive surgery and caused partial loss of bowel function.

$1.1 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1.1 million on behalf of a 26 year-old male whose motorcycle was struck by a left turning automobile operated by a 16 year-old driver.

$1 million for a bicyclist struck and injured by a right-turning tow truck as the bicyclist crossed at an intersection in Apple Valley, Minnesota. At the time of the incident, the tow truck driver had a warrant for outstanding traffic citations which he received while driving the company’s tow truck.

$1 million on behalf of family members who suffered physical and emotional injuries when a semi truck ran a stop sign and collided with their minivan.

$1 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1 million on behalf of a woman in her late 70’s who died as a result of an overdose of pain medication caused by a pharmacy compounding error. The ingested drug was 8-10 times stronger than prescribed.

$1 million in a case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1 million in a another case involving a medical product that caused permanent injury.

$1 million on behalf of a family whose child died from an E. coli infection linked to a daycare.

Pritzker Hageman law firm has a reputation for success in complex cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. As a result of obtaining verdicts and settlements like the ones above, our lawyers have gained a national reputation. They have been interviewed by The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawyers USA and others. Several have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine. Read testimonials from clients.

If you or a family member has been injured, contact Pritzker Hageman attorneys for a free consultation: 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).