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Companies Harmed by Wrongful Actions

Corporate Negligence Suit Ends in $48 Million Verdict for DBJ Business Client

DBJ secured the largest verdict ever in St. Louis County when a jury awarded $48.4 million to an energy company that sued Chicago Title Insurance Co. for negligence.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

DBJ Wins $2.2 Billion Verdict for Victim of Diluted Cancer Drug Fraud

DBJ won a $2.2 billion jury verdict for Georgia Hayes, who was given diluted chemotherapy medication by her pharmacist for her cancer treatment. The verdict was the second largest ever won in Missouri courts.

Farmers Harmed by Agricultural Companies

DBJ Instrumental in $750 Million GMO Rice Settlement

Missouri rice farmers earned a measure of payback against Bayer AG for its contamination of US rice supplies that were traded abroad with genetically modified long grain rice. Bayer agreed to a $750 Million settlement to compensate the farmers for financial damages suffered because of the contaminated rice.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

KC Jury Verdict of $160 Million in RR Crossing Accident

A Jackson County, Missouri jury awarded a $160 million verdict against Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak in favor of a 34-year-old woman who was severely injured in a railroad crossing accident.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

$37.5 Million Settlement in Fatal Railroad Crossing Accident

DBJ negotiated a $37.5 million settlement from Kansas City Southern Railway Co. on behalf of a family whose car was struck by a train at a railroad crossing. A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and three sisters were severely injured.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Jury Verdict of $30 Million for Carpenter After Electric Shock

A Jackson County, Missouri jury awarded $30 million to DBJ-client Virgil McCormack, a carpenter, who received a 277-volt electric shock at a construction site when sub-contractor negligence led to the shock.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

DBJ Wins $25 Million Jury Verdict for Girl Injured in Truck Accident

DBJ won a $25 million Jackson County, Missouri jury verdict for a 7-year-old girl who suffered a skull fracture and brain injury when her family’s minivan was rear-ended by a truck.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

DBJ Wins Family $21 Million Verdict in Fatal Helicopter Crash Case

DBJ won a verdict of $21 million from a St. Louis jury for two U.S. Army reservists who died when their helicopter crashed after hitting unmarked power lines. Three Rivers Electric Cooperative was found responsible because the lines and their supporting structures were almost impossible to see and Three Rivers knew aircraft flew at low levels in the area.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Helicopter Crash $21 Million Verdict Upheld on Appeal

A $21 million verdict won by DBJ for the family of the victims of a helicopter crash caused by unmarked power lines was upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Eastern District.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

DBJ Secures $20 Million Verdict for Surgery Error

An Arkansas jury awarded DBJ and its client a $20 million judgment to the family of a 15-year-old boy whose doctor operated on the wrong side of his brain.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

DBJ Settles Railroad Crossing Case for Record $12.5 Million

DBJ negotiated a $12.5 million settlement with Union Pacific Railroad on behalf of a motorist hit by a train at a railroad crossing. It was the largest railroad crossing settlement in the history of the state of Arkansas.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Improper Patient Transfer Results in $10.25 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

DBJ won a $10.25 million wrongful death verdict on behalf of the parents of a man who was improperly transferred to a facility not licensed to treat his type of illness.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Jury Verdict of $9.6 Million Against BNSF for Railroad Crossing Accident

An Oklahoma jury awarded $9.6 million to the family of a man killed at a BNSF Railway railroad crossing. BNSF's negligence led to the dangerous conditions that directly caused the accident.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Tractor-Trailer Crash Settlement of $9.5 Million

DBJ achieved a $9.5 million settlement for the parents of a 15-year-old girl who was killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer. The girl was a passenger in a pickup truck on westbound Interstate 70 when a tractor-trailer driving east crossed the median and hit the pickup head-on, killing her and four others.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Double Amputation After Truck Accident Results in $6.7 Million Settlement

DBJ negotiated a $6.7 million settlement on behalf of a woman whose right arm and leg had to be amputated after a truck in which she was riding drove off an entrance ramp.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Iowa Jury Awards Injured Railroad Conductor $3.5 Million

A DBJ-represented railroad conductor received a jury-verdict award of $3.5 million in a negligence case against Union Pacific Railway. The plaintiff developed kidney failure after a rigorous shift in near-zero weather conditions with defective equipment contributing to his injuries.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Fatal Head-On Tractor-Trailer Collision Ends with $3.3 Million Settlement

DBJ secured a $3.3 million settlement for the family of a Missouri man killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Moark Egg Corp. and its subsidiary, Premier Farms, are responsible for over $3 million of the settlement on behalf of their employee, the driver of the truck.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

DBJ Wins $3.25 Million Premises Liability Verdict

DBJ attorney Scott S. Bethune wins a $3.25 million jury verdict against employer who failed to follow its own security and domestic violence protocols that could have protected its vulnerable employee who was shot on company property by a known threatening ex-boyfriend.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

FELA Award of $3.2 Million After Railroad Worker Falls from Ladder

A Union Pacific Railroad employee represented by DBJ received a $3.2 million jury verdict as a result of a fall from a crane ladder. Mark Larsen, 54, missed a rung on the ladder and fell twelve feet onto the train tracks, suffering neck and back injuries.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

DBJ Client Wins $2.75 Million Verdict and $2 Million Settlement in Med Mal Case

A Buchanan County, Missouri jury returned a verdict of $2.75 million against a hospital who provided below-standard care for a woman who was treated for injuries from a minor car accident. She ended up paralyzed from her injuries. DBJ also earned the woman $2 million in settlement from the neurosurgeon who failed to perform emergency surgery when doing so could have saved her from paralysis.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Jury Verdict of $2.7 Million For Failure To Perform Surgery

DBJ earned a big result for a woman who became a paraplegic after a minor car accident when a neurosurgeon failed to perform emergency surgery was awarded $2.75 million by a Buchanan County, Missouri jury.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

DBJ Wins $2.5 Million Verdict for Car Crash Victim

DBJ earned a $2.5 million verdict from a Jackson County, Missouri jury for a woman injured in a car accident. Adrienne Garrison Wayman, of Grain Valley, Missouri, suffered back, hip, and neck injuries when her car was rear-ended, forcing her vehicle into the car in front of her.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Welder Awarded $2.4 Million for Amputated Fingers

A welder who lost parts of his fingers while operating a hydraulic press was awarded $2.4 million by a Missouri judge. The plaintiff was represented by Scott Bethune and Wes Shumate of DBJ.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

Exploding Battery Case Results in $2.25 Million DBJ Verdit

A Jackson County jury awarded DBJ-client with massive eye injury $2.25 in a product liability case. The plaintiff was blinded in one eye when a poorly designed battery exploded as he was trying to fix a stalled front-loader.

Railroad + Airplane Accidents

Family of Man Killed in Railroad Crossing Accident Receives $1.9 Million Settlement

Thomas C. Jones of DBJ secured a $1.9 million settlement for the family of a 22-year-old man who was killed in a railroad crossing accident. The man was traveling near Warrensburg, Missouri when his pickup truck was struck by a high-speed Amtrak train at an uncontrolled rural grade crossing.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

DBJ Wins $1.66 Million Verdict for Victim of Tractor-Trailer Accident

DBJ's Grant L. Davis and Thomas C. Jones won a $1,660,000 verdict from a St. Louis jury for a 49-year-old man who was injured when his car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

Tractor-Trailer Accident Case Settles for $1.02 Million and More

DBJ negotiated a $1,002,500 settlement on behalf of the family of a man who was killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer. A man driving a four-door sedan was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer owned by ABC Trucking Company, causing it to cross the median and roll over twice. The man died from head injuries suffered in the accident.

Trucking + Automobile Accidents

DBJ Settles $1 Million MODOT Negligence Car Crash Case

An arbitration panel found the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) partially to blame for a highway accident that killed two people. Total damages exceeded $1 million.

Serious Injury + Wrongful Death

DBJ Earns Relief for Woman Wrongfully Denied Medical Procedure

DBJ secured a permanent injunction in Jackson County Circuit Court against an HMO that denied a Kansas City woman an “experimental” treatment. The Court ordered the insurer to cease its denial of coverage so the patient could receive treatment.