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Assisted in case preparation mediation and settlement and strategy as paid
legal consultant in 2009 bariatric surgery case where woman's Roux
en-Y weight-loss surgery was mis-constructed, leaving her with catastrophic
This firm represented multiple plaintiffs who received fractured bones
and an estate for the death of an individual. Allegations of negligence
against the band, its manager and security company included poor planning,
insufficient staff, promoting a rowdy mosh-pit atmosphere for the success
of the concert, and lack of reserved seats in favor of all stadium style
and on the field seats. The seating plan created a rush to the gate and
crushed fans from the push of the line forming behind and the collapse
of the main entrance gate. The case was filed in U.S. District Court in
Boston, all discoveries done on the mainland, and the case eventually
mediated to a successful conclusion and confidential settlement in San
Jose, Costa Rica
$874,000 jury verdict when the town was found liable for the negligence of its police officers
in not removing from the road a drunk driver whom they had stopped and
then let go. The driver 5 minutes later crashed head-on into the Irwin
family car at 85 mph and killed the husband and baby daughter, Misty Jane,
and seriously injured the young mother Debbie and her son. The trial Judge,
Raymond Cross, wrote in his book that it was one of the most important
cases of the century. Case was one of the first under the state's
new "Governmental Tort Claims Act" M.G.L. Chapter 258.
See the NY Times article on Debbie Irwin and Town of Ware.
$3,000,000 settlement to good Samaritan truck driver who became paralyzed after a garbage truck
driver on the interstate fell asleep due to obstructive sleep apnea and
drifted into the breakdown lane where Gagnon was helping another driver
fix her mud flaps. The trial judge praised Goodman's handling of the
case as expeditious and lauded him for obtaining a "very fine result".
The defense attorney said his Goodman's work on the case was "impressive".
3 year old with lead lab results of 34 -4 after living in apartment with
Insurance paid $500,000 policy limits in a structured settlement that protects
and grows the money tax free for the child and provides for a college
fund and future payments
Fractured ankle when boot heel caught rubber mat on matter of slope. Instructions
were to drag your feet to slow down. Two surgeries and permanent injuries to nurse.
$225,000 settlement after discovery concluded.