verdicts & settlements

Verdicts & Settlements

Boston, Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet has helped recover over $23 million for clients in personal injury cases since in 2005. Here are some of the more notable verdicts and settlements from that recent time span:

Product Liability

Claim against medical device manufacturer for defective design of arterial introducer valve causing brain embolism in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts: $3.96 million.

Claim against manufacturer of toy hammock for strangulation death of child in Texas: $700,000.

Claim against hot water heater manufacturer for defective safety design resulting in severe hot water scalding in Springfield, Massachusetts: $350,000.

Claim against running shoe manufacturer for defective manufacture of air cushion causing rupture of Achilles tendon in Franklin, Massachusetts: $300,000.

Claim against aerial work platform manufacturer and owner for tip-over incident on a construction site causing severe orthopedic injuries in Plymouth, Massachusetts: $230,000.

Claim against nail gun and power load strip distributors and retailers for blast injury caused by defective nail gun in East Greenwich, Rhode Island: $230,000.

Medical Malpractice

Claim against medical staff for failure to secure arterial introducer valve causing brain embolism in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts: $4 million

Claim against medical staff for fatal overdose of immunosuppressant medication to Crohn’s disease patient in Boston, Massachusetts: $2.5 million

Claim against attending physician for failure to monitor elevated liver enzymes in conjunction with toxic drug treatment in Boston, Massachusetts: $1 million.

Claim against emergency room physician and radiologist for failure to diagnose cervical neck fracture in Lynn, Massachusetts hospital: $900,000.

Claim against reproductive physician and geneticist for failure to properly test pre-implantation embryo for cystic fibrosis in Plymouth, Massachusetts: $725,000.

Claim against pain management physician for nerve block injection error in Springfield, Massachusetts: $600,000.

Claim against ophthalmologist for failure to diagnose pituitary tumor in Needham, Massachusetts: $300,000.

Claim against urologist for failure to diagnose hydronephrosis resulting in loss of kidney in Framingham, Massachusetts: $300,000.

Claim against dental surgeon for negligent insertion of a dental implant resulting in nerve damage in Boston, Massachusetts: $225,000.

Claim against neurosurgeon for failure to immobilize spine injury victim in Springfield, Massachusetts: $100,000.

Fire/Gas Explosion

Claim against propane gas distributor for failure to properly test residential gas lines causing severe burn injuries in Greenfield, Massachusetts: $2.2 million.

Claim against landlord for failure to provide smoke detector causing death in Boston, Massachusetts: $175,000.

Claim against electric company for failure to guard against arcing explosion on residential electrical meter in Mashpee, Massachusetts: $175,000.

General Negligence

Negligence claim involving catastrophic brain injury: $3.75 million.

Claim against amusement equipment operator for injury on a defective inflatable climbing wall in Wellesley, Massachusetts: $400,000.

Premises Liability

Claim against residential landlord for failure to fill in fence-post hole in yard causing ankle fracture and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) in Manchester, Massachusetts: $290,000.

Claim against health club for failure to lifeguard swimming pool resulting in fatal drowning incident in Saugus, Massachusetts: $250,000.

Claim against apartment building owner for failure to secure loose carpeting at top of staircase causing orthopedic injuries in Maine: $190,000.

Claim against gas station for failure to remove snow and ice causing head trauma and cardiac arrest in Reading, Massachusetts: $150,000.

Claim against big-box retailer for negligent display of lumber causing cervical spine injury in Boston, Massachusetts: $150,000.

Claim against school for failure to provide lighting and handrails on auditorium stairway causing broken hip in Manchester, Massachusetts: $150,000.

Claim against hospital for negligent security of minor who eloped from adolescent psychiatric facility in Boston, Massachusetts: $100,000.

Crime Victims

Claim against psychiatric hospital for negligent hiring, supervision and retention of two mental health associates who sexually assaulted an in-patient in Westwood, Massachusetts: $300,000.

Claim against bar for negligent security arising out of patron-on-patron assault in Boston, Massachusetts: $75,000

Claim against day care provider and placement agency for assault of child in Boston, Massachusetts: $40,000.

Construction Site Accidents

Claim against general contractor arising out of fork-lift tip-over incident in Revere, Massachusetts: $250,000.

Claim against construction manager and labor contractor for blast injury caused by defective nail gun in East Greenwich, Rhode Island: $230,000.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Claim against motorist for leaving roadway and striking pedestrian on sidewalk causing traumatic brain injury in Providence, Rhode Island: $650,000.

Claim against motorist for crossing double yellow median resulting in head on collision and causing severe orthopedic injury in Middleton, Massachusetts: $350,000.

Claims on behalf of passengers injured by operator of racing vehicle who exited road and struck a tree in Charlestown, Rhode Island: $200,000.

Claim against motorist for crossing double yellow line and causing collision with severe facial laceration in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts: $150,000.

Claim against car dealership for failure to properly secure materials in flatbed truck resulting in collision with another vehicle and causing severe hand injury in Boston, Massachusetts: $140,000.

Claim against parking garage owner and driver for injuries sustained by pedestrian walking to his parked vehicle in Brookline, Massachusetts: $110,000.

Claim against motorist who rear-ended passenger causing hip dislocation and triggering seizures in Lexington, Massachusetts: $92,500.

Breach of Contract/Fraud

Claims of fraud and breach of contract against maker of promissory notes in Boston, Massachusetts: $250,000.