Cash, Krugler & Fredericks

Case Results

The following cases are a sample of some of the settlements and judgments we have obtained for our clients.

$18,500,000 – Brain Injury Caused by Defective Product

Our client suffered an anoxic brain injury due to a defective product. After a year and a half of litigation, the case settled just prior to trial.

$16,366,180 – Brain Injury Caused by Defective Product

Our ten year old client suffered brain and spinal cord injuries after becoming entrapped in a residential elevator in a vacation rental home.  The case settled after extensive litigation involving multiple parties.

$9,250,000 – Fraud Claim Against Boston Men’s Health Center

Our client was treated at a Boston Medical Group facility in Georgia for erectile dysfunction and suffered permanent injuries as a result. Employees of Boston Men’s Health Center, Inc. falsely misrepresented their treatment as safe and as a “cure” for erectile dysfunction. The case was tried to verdict in DeKalb County State Court, with the jury awarding $750,000 in compensatory damages and $8,500,000 in punitive damages.

$5,100,000 – Brain Injury Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered an anoxic brain injury following routine orthopedic surgery. The case was filed against the hospital and anesthesia providers, but settled prior to trial.

$5,000,000 – Brain Injury Caused by Work Place Accident

Our client was a technician who suffered skull fractures and a brain injury when he fell from a ladder while working on an indoor crane. The defendant denied that it caused the accident and offered only $50,000 before trial. Our partners tried the case in two and a half days. A Hall County jury awarded the worker $4,000,000 and his spouse $1,000,000. It is the largest verdict in Hall County history and was the first verdict over $1,000,000 in the county.

$4,550,000 – Tractor-Trailer Wrongful Death Accident

This case involved the death of a mother of three, who was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer owned and operated by a Pennsylvania trucking company.  The tractor-trailer driver negligently failed to stop and hit Ms. Thomas’ vehicle, forcing her into oncoming traffic where she was then t-boned by another vehicle.

$4,000,000 – Stroke Due to Vertebral Artery Dissection Caused By Chiropractor

Our client visited a chiropractor for back pain. The chiropractor performed cervical manipulations, which caused our client to suffer a vertebral artery dissection. After being taken to a local hospital, our client suffered additional neurological damage after an emergency room physician failed to timely diagnose the vertebral artery dissection and treat the ongoing stroke-like symptoms.

$3,995,000 – Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Our client was a married father of three and a practicing physician who was diagnosed with lung cancer. One year before, a chest x-ray was taken which showed a lump in the client’s lung, but it was missed. Our firm was able to recover this amount prior to the client’s death, eliminating his concerns for his family’s financial future.

$3,900,00 – Tractor-Trailer Wrongful Death Accident

Our clients’ father died in a tractor-trailer accident after a tractor-trailer left its lane of travel and crashed into the base of a large, overhanging road sign, causing the sign to fall and crush our clients’ father.  The driver and passenger in the tractor-trailer also died in the accident and the defense contended that a sudden medical emergency caused the driver to leave his lane of travel.  After extensive discovery into the medical and driving history of the tractor-trailer driver, we learned that the driver had a history of syncope or losing consciousness that he repeatedly failed to report during his annual physical examinations.  The case settled just prior to trial.  

$3,862,000 – Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Our clients were the surviving children of a 73-year-old man who was negligently treated at Decatur Hospital. The agency nurse on duty improperly failed to check her patient’s blood pressure during an eight hour period and failed to detect and report hypotensive episodes, that ultimately led to the patient’s death. The case was tried to verdict in DeKalb County State Court, resulting in a jury verdict of $3,862,000.

$3,826,000 – Traumatic Brain Injury Caused By Vehicular Accident

After a three-day trial, a Fulton County Jury compensated our client $3,826,172.26. Our client was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her friend in the early morning hours of September 1, 2008. The driver fell asleep and caused the vehicle to crash into the median wall leaving the vehicle disabled in the emergency lane and partially blocking the far left lane of the highway. Fifteen minutes after the initial impact, an employee of defendant Phoenix Air Group came along at a high rate of speed while following another vehicle too closely and slammed into the disabled vehicle. By then the two women had exited the disabled vehicle and were standing with a good samaritan 4 to 5 car lengths away when the defendant’s employee struck the disabled vehicle and sent it careening into the two women and the good samaritans. Our client was left unconscious and bleeding at the side of the highway. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and was ultimately diagnosed with a permanent brain injury. State Farm Insurance offered only $5,000 to resolve the case before trial.

$3,625,000 – Brain Injury Caused By Automobile-Pedestrian Accident

Our minor client suffered a traumatic brain injury when struck by an automobile as she attempted to cross the street.  Although the driver had state minimum limits of insurance, our investigation showed that the driver was making a food delivery at the time of the accident and that out-of-state corporate defendants were responsible for the driver.

$3,500,000 – Jury Verdict for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Our client sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when she was struck from behind by a refrigerated truck while stopped at a red light. The driver did not make any attempt to stop the truck before striking our client and could offer the jury no reason why he failed to stop. The defense ultimately admitted liability for the collision, but denied the extent of the plaintiff’s brain injury. As a result of the collision, our client suffers from chronic headaches, short-term memory problems, ringing in the ears, light sensitivity and anxiety. During the two years of litigation, the insurance company offered a maximum of $150,000. Just prior to the trial of the case, the insurance company increased its offer to $200,000. After two and a half days of trial, a DeKalb County jury came back with a verdict of $3,500,000.

$3,427,000 – Improperly Maintained Tractor-Trailer

Our client was a truck driver who was hired to carry a load using another company’s vehicle. During the trip, the tractor trailer malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and turn over. Our client sustained serious injuries, including fractures to her arm and leg, as well as chemical burns.

$3,025,000 – Brain Injury Caused by Defective Product

Our client suffered skull fractures and a frontal lobe brain injury from a defective product. A lawsuit was filed two months after the incident occurred and settled eight months later.

$3,000,000 – Brain Injury Caused By Defective Product 

Our minor client suffered an anoxic brain injury due to a defective product.

$3,000,000 – Burn Injury to Minor

Our minor client suffered burn injuries as a result of a gas leak that caused an explosion in her home. Our investigation uncovered that a third party was previously hired to inspect the home for safety issues and had failed to detect a problem with the gas line.  The case settled for the policy limits of insurance.

$2,800,000 – Leg Amputation Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered a crush injury at work and was rushed to a local hospital. The treating surgeon failed to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome, as well as a post-operative infection, which caused our client to require a leg amputation.

$2,500,000 – Brain Injury Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered an anoxic brain injury following routine oral surgery.  The case settled after extensive litigation.

$2,500,000 – Wrongful Death Due to Defective Product

Our client died due to exposure to a defective product.  The case settled after extensive litigation.

$2,500,000 – Legal Malpractice on Wrongful Death Action

Cash, Krugler & Fredericks obtained a judgment against an Arkansas law firm and attorneys who mishandled a wrongful death and personal injury case out of DeKalb County, Georgia. The attorneys failed to timely notify the State of Georgia of the clients’ claims, which included the wrongful death of a wife/mother. The attorney’s negligence prevented the clients from filing suit.

$2,150,000 – Wrongful Death Auto Accident

Our client’s wife died after being struck by a driver who lost control of his car after becoming unconscious.  During discovery, we were able to uncover the driver’s medical history and, in particular, the driver’s failure to comply with physician orders for additional testing, which led to this tragic accident.

$2,050,000 – Severe Knee Injury from Defective Automobile

Our client suffered a serious knee injury requiring multiple surgeries, after she was struck by a defective vehicle that was later part of a national recall issued by the automobile manufacturer.  The case settled shortly after private mediation

$2,000,000 – Brain and Spine Injuries Caused By Construction Company

Our clients suffered brain and spine injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Our investigation found that a construction company performing roadwork in the area had removed a stop sign just prior to the accident.

$2,000,000 – Paraplegia Caused By Negligent Maintenance of Truck

Our client was in a car accident and suffered a spinal injury that caused him to become a paraplegic. Our investigation determined that a truck involved in the accident had been negligently maintained.

$2,000,000 – Death Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our client was not placed on anti-coagulant therapy following bariatric surgery despite being at high risk for developing clots.  After being discharged home, she suffered a pulmonary embolism and died.

$1,985,000 – Wrongful Death Due to Negligent Security

Our client died following a shooting at an apartment complex.  The case settled after extensive litigation.

$1,750,000 – Rear End Collision, Double Back Surgery

Our client sustained a herniated disc at the L5, S1 level when he was struck from behind by a rented moving van in south Georgia. He underwent two surgeries and continues to suffer from chronic pain as a result of the collision. The defendant driver told the police officer at the scene that he rear ended our client. During his deposition the defendant driver changed his story and testified that our client caused the collision. The defendants were also caught committing numerous discovery violations and were subsequently sanctioned by the Court. The defendants appealed the Trial Court’s rulings to the Georgia Court of Appeals and while that decision was pending, the defendants settled the case for $1,750,000.

$1,500,000 – Commercial Trucking Accident

Our client was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Clayton County when a tractor-trailer struck his vehicle from behind.  The truck driver did not hit his brakes and alleges he never saw our client.  Fortunately, our client was pulled from the vehicle before it exploded into flames.  Through litigation, we learned the truck driver had numerous hours of service violations and the commercial trucking company knew of these violations and allowed him to continue driving.  Our client sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery and also sustained both neck and back injuries for which surgery was also recommended.  After extensive litigation, the case settled just prior to trial.

$1,500,000 – Unsecured Dump Truck Load Causes Death

Our client died as a result of an unsecured load on a dump truck.

$1,300,000 – Failure to Diagnose Internal Bleed/Bed Sore

Our client received permanent and serious injuries when his physicians failed to timely diagnose an internal bleed, which almost resulted in his death. The client subsequently sustained a Stage IV bedsore as a result of nursing negligence.

$1,250,000 – Wrongful Death of 13-year-old Girl

This case involved the death of Sarah Crider at Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta. Sarah’s death was featured on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as part of a probe into Georgia’s mental health system. Sarah died when her providers failed to timely diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction. We were able to obtain this settlement prior to filing suit. Sarah’s death sparked a federal investigation into Georgia’s mental health system.

$1,250,000 – Workplace Accident Resulting in RSD

Our client was a computer technician who suffered a crush injury when a worker lowered the forks of a pallet jack onto his foot. While the client had no fractures, he was subsequently diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), for which there was no cure.

$1,030,000 – Brain Injury Caused By Automobile Accident

Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by an automobile accident.  Although the driver had state minimum limits of insurance and was not working at the time of the accident, our investigation showed that the driver’s employer had a commercial general liability policy that provided coverage for the driver.  The case settled for the policy limits of insurance.

$1,025,000 – Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Trucking Accident

Our client suffered spinal cord injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.  The case settled for $1,025,000, which was more than the limits of the insurance.

$1,000,000 – Wrongful Death Due to Motorcycle Accident

Our client died following catastrophic injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  The case settled for the limits of insurance.

$1,000,000 – Death Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our client died of an infection following outpatient surgery.  The case settled for the policy limits of insurance.

$1,000,000 – Spinal Injury Caused By Car Accident

Our client suffered a spinal injury after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. The insurance company for the driver failed to timely pay its low limits of insurance and the case was litigated in multiple courts over several years. The case ultimately settled beyond the limits of insurance.

$1,000,000 – Work Injury – Wrongful Death

Our client was a 41-year-old veteran of the U.S. Navy who was fatally injured when making a delivery to a customer facility. The defendant’s employee negligently dropped a large generator on our client, killing him instantly. Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, was able to resolve the case without filing a lawsuit.

$1,000,000 – Tractor-Trailer – Trucking Accident

Our client sustained back, neck and other injuries when her car was struck by a tractor trailer on I-285 in DeKalb County, resulting in a fusion of her lumbar spine and blocks in her neck. The case was resolved shortly after Cash, Krugler & Fredericks filed a Motion for Sanctions based upon a showing that the trucking company had destroyed evidence.

$1,000,000 – Wrongful Death of State Mental Health Patient

This case involved the death of Michael Webb at Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta. Like Sarah Crider’s case, the circumstances surrounding Michael’s death were featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as part of a probe into Georgia’s mental health system. Michael died when his providers failed to timely diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction. The state chose to settle the claim but refused to issue an apology to the family.

$950,000 – Wrongful Death due to Negligent Security at a Gas Station

Our client’s husband, and father of five, died after being shot by unknown individuals while putting gas in his vehicle at a gas station in DeKalb County.  The case settled shortly after Cash, Krugler & Fredericks became involved and filed suit.

$800,000 – Ankle Injury Caused By Automobile Accident

Our client suffered a badly fractured ankle as a result of an automobile accident.

$750,000 – Tractor-Trailer – Trucking Accident

Our client was driving on I-285 when a speeding tractor-trailer struck her vehicle and left the scene of the collision. She sustained serious injuries, resulting in a cervical disc fusion in her neck. The case was resolved shortly before trial.

$750,000 – Medical Malpractice – Misdiagnosis of Cancer

Our client was a 57-year-old pastor whose primary care physician failed to recognize an abnormal lab test result (PSA) and, as a result, failed to refer his patient to a urologist. As a result of this error, the patient developed metastatic prostate cancer.

$700,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident

Our client was side swiped by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85. He suffered a herniated disc in his neck that resulted in surgery.

$685,000 – Negligent Road Design Causing Fatal Accident

Our firm was contacted days before the statute of limitation ran out on this negligent road design and construction case, which involving a hydroplaning accident resulting in one death. We were asked to become involved by attorneys from Alabama. Two other firms reviewed the case and turned the clients down. The case settled before trial after we proved the roadway and drainage system was improperly designed and constructed.

$650,000 – Dump Truck Accident Causing Hip Replacement

This case was tried against the Georgia Department of Transportation when one of its dump trucks drove into a van driven by our client on an Atlanta interstate. The DOT denied that it caused the collision, claiming that our client drove into the back of the truck. A DeKalb County jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor after a two-day trial.

$625,000 – Tractor-Trailer – Trucking Accident

Our client in this case was struck by a tractor-trailer backing through a strip mall parking lot. He sustained serious back injuries as a result which required surgery. The defendant contended that our client was at fault, but the case settled shortly before trial.

$550,000 – Medical Malpractice – Radiology Error

Our client was injured in a motorcycle accident and treated at a hospital for his injuries. The radiologist failed to note abnormal findings on an abdominal CT Scan, thereby misdiagnosing an internal bleed caused by a gastric perforation.

$530,000 – Injury to Hand Caused by Defective Canister

Our client suffered injuries to his non-dominant hand due to a canister that exploded at work. Our investigation determined that the canister was defectively manufactured, which resulted in a weak seal and the subsequent explosion.

$530,000 – Spinal Cord Injury Caused By Dump Truck Accident

Our client suffered an injury to his cervical spine after being struck by a dump truck.

$510,000 – Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Struck by Motorist

Our client was a young woman who was attempting to cross the street when a motorist attempting to make a right turn struck her. The defendant’s insurance company strongly denied liability. The jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor, which was partially reduced due to our client’s own comparative fault.

$510,000 – Spine and Pelvis Fracture Injuries caused by car accident

Our client was standing on a curb, waiting to cross the street, when a driver rode up onto the curb and struck her, pulling her underneath the vehicle, causing her to suffer multiple spine and pelvis fractures, as well as injuries to her head, leg and shoulder. After fighting for her fair compensation for years with the defense, Cash, Krugler & Fredericks attorneys arrived in court  and zealously fought for our client, moving the jury to return with a verdict that found the defendant responsible for the wreck, and compensate our client with a verdict of $510,000 to cover her medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering.

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