ACCIDENT & INJURY CASES
$7,000,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
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 permanent injuries.
LEAD PAINT POISONING $500,000
3 year old with lead lab results of 34 -4 after living in apartment with lead paint.
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.
GAGNON VS. SHOBLOM AND BFI 409 MASS. 63 $3,000,000 SETTLEMENT
$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”.
DEBBIE IRWIN VS. TOWN OF WARE 392 MASS. 745 (1984) $874,000 JURY VERDICT
$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.
CROWD CRUSH CASE AGAINST FAMOUS MASSACHUSETTS "A-LIST" ROCK BAND ARISING OUT OF A CONCERT IN SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
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.
SNOW TUBING $225,000
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.