Successfully defended a plumbing client alleging burn injuries from negligent installation of a water pipe that burst. Unanimous defense jury verdict.
Obtained a favorable resolution of a lawsuit defending a railroad against an engineer’s cumulative trauma claim.
Obtained summary judgment for a treestand manufacturer against a hunter who fell from a climbing stand after convincing the trial court judge to exclude plaintiff’s metallurgist’s opinions on how the climbing stand allegedly failed.
Successfully resolved a claim against a life insurance company that was accused of negligently issuing life insurance benefits that exceeded the insured’s needs after the insured’s husband murdered her to collect those benefits.
Defended a proppant sand manufacturer in a case involving a worker who allegedly developed severe neck injuries, eye movement problems, and cognitive deficits after he was struck in the head by a conveyer he was using to transport proppant sand from trucks to barges. Obtained a favorable settlement.
Defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against multiple claims involving individuals who allegedly developed tardive dyskinesia after using a prescription pharmaceutical to treat acid reflux. Worked closely with national counsel to resolve.
Defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against multiple claims involving children who allegedly developed birth defects associated with their mothers’ use of a prescription pharmaceutical to treat depression and anxiety. Worked closely with national counsel to resolve.
Successfully defended a tree harness manufacturer for injuries a hunter experienced from falling nearly 30 feet after plaintiff’s engineering expert conceded that he could not explain how the harness supposedly failed.
Defended an automobile manufacturer against a claim alleging a seat belt “rolled out” and failed to restrain a woman who experienced significant spinal cord injuries in a car accident. Obtained a favorable resolution.
Obtained summary judgment for a sterilization and surgical products manufacturer against a claim alleging that the product’s viscosity caused a woman to slip and fall.
Obtained a successful settlement defending an amphibious passenger vessel manufacturer in litigation involving 17 deaths and 14 injuries to passengers and crew members when the vessel sank.
Secured a summary judgment in favor of a medical device manufacturer on punitive damages claims in a case alleging an expired knee implant failed.
Defended a fireworks manufacturer following an explosion that resulted in the deaths of five individuals who were preparing the fireworks for a display. Obtained a favorable resolution.
Defended a brass manufacturer in a lawsuit where a welder and pipefitter experienced extensive burn injuries from spraying hydraulic oil that an open flame heater ignited immediately after they had supposedly repaired a hydraulic line leak. Obtained a favorable settlement for less than 1% of plaintiffs’ claimed damages.
Defended a lift manufacturer in a claim by two laborers who alleged they experienced severe injuries when the lift they were using tipped over because of insufficient safety features. Obtained a favorable resolution.
Yeargain v. Summit Treestands, LLC, 2012 WL 1033649 (E.D.Mo. Mar. 27, 2012)
Wetzler v. Barnes-Jewish Hosp., No. ED94034 (Mo.App. Aug. 17, 2010)
Long Motor Corp. v. SM&P Util. Res., Inc., No. 100,336 (Kan.App. Aug. 21, 2009)
Baltzell v. R&R Trucking Co., 554 F.3d 1124 (7th Cir. 2009)
Clark's Res., Inc. v. Ireland, 142 S.W.3d 769 (Mo.App. 2004)
Keisker v. Farmer, 90 S.W.3d 71 (Mo. banc 2002)