Results

Settlement (Medical Malpractice)
Settlement

Settlement (Medical Malpractice)

The Charges

This medical malpractice case involved a major DFW hospital administering medication to the patient that it knew the patient was allergic to. Specifically, the patient was admitted for a back procedure at a major DFW hospital. During recovery, the hospital, by and through its nurses, administered penicillin to the patient, although she had fully disclosed to the hospital that she was allergic to penicillin. Shortly after the administration, the patient suffered a painful allergic reaction, chest pain and mild cardiac arrest.

The Result

The Hagood Law Firm was able to obtain a settlement with the hospital without filing suit.

Settlement (Hit by Car)
Settlement

Settlement (Hit by Car)

The Charges

The client was lawfully attempting to cross a Fort Worth, Texas street when he was violently hit by a passing car.

The Result

The driver of the vehicle was found at-fault. Plaintiff suffered great bodily injury and was in a coma for two (2) months. The insurance company for the at-fault driver paid the policy limits prior to plaintiff filing suit.

Settlement (Ambulance Malpractice)
Settlement

Settlement (Ambulance Malpractice)

The Charges

On an icy day in February, the plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash that required emergent medical care. The local EMS was dispatched. On the way to a nearby emergency department, the ambulance hit a patch of ice and slid off the road. The plaintiff, however, was improperly secured and went flying in the back of the ambulance causing numerous injuries.

The Result

The Hagood law firm was retained and a settlement was obtained without filing a suit.

Settlement (Premises Liability at High End Cafe)
Settlement

Settlement (Premises Liability at High End Cafe)

The Charges

The plaintiff and her husband were eating at a notable café in the prestigious highland village café. While walking down the stairs the plaintiff stepped on a sliced carrot causing her to slip and fall down the stairs. The plaintiff suffered immense bodily injury as a result of the fall.

The Result

A lawsuit resulted and a settlement was obtained prior to trial.

Settlement (Skin Care Spa Malpractice)
Settlement

Settlement (Skin Care Spa Malpractice)

The Charges

The plaintiff, an elderly woman, was a patient of a local skin care spa for CO2 fractional resurfacing laser treatments to her face. The technician, however, improperly operated the laser setting it on too high a frequency, causing permanent discoloration to the plaintiff’s skin.

The Result

The Dallas area skin spa was put on notice of the malpractice and settled just prior to filing suit.

Settlement (Premises Liability – Nursing Home)
Settlement

Settlement (Premises Liability – Nursing Home)

The Charges

This case arose out of an unreasonably dangerous condition at the nursing home which caused plaintiff to fall and suffer severe and painful bodily injurious to her face and upper extremities. Specifically, in September 2014, the plaintiff had planned to visit a resident at the nursing home, parked her vehicle in the nursing home’s parking lot, and began to talk towards the nursing home’s entrance she tripped and fell over an unpainted concrete wheel stop. The plaintiff suffered multiple contusions, fractured facial bones, fractured bones to her upper extremities, and significant periods of assessment, care, and treatment of her injuries. The lawsuit alleged that the unpainted concrete wheel stop was a condition that posed a unreasonable risk of harm that the nursing home knew or reasonably should have known about but failed to warn or do anything about it.

The Result

The nursing home repainted the parking lot after the incident—but it took this incident to force them to do this so that it wouldn’t happen to someone else. A significant settlement was obtained.

Settlement (Motor Vehicle Accident)
Settlement

Settlement (Motor Vehicle Accident)

The Charges

The plaintiff, a woman in her 50’s, was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Allen, Texas. Specifically, the client was at a stop sign when she was hit from behind by a teenage driver. As a result of the collision, the client suffered injuries to her hand which re-aggravated her preexisting RSD Condition. Further still, the plaintiff was the owner of her own business and was forced to miss a significant period of time from her work.

The Result

After months of litigation and presenting evidence signifying the amount of damage to her body and work this incident had caused, the defendant’s insurance carrier elected to settle for a significant 5 figure amount.

Settlement (Plastic Surgery Malpractice)
Settlement

Settlement (Plastic Surgery Malpractice)

The Charges

The patient agreed for the plastic surgeon to perform a liposuction and tummy tuck procedure. The patient however, received only a partial liposuction, which required months of additional corrective work.

The Result

The plastic surgeon’s carrier agreed to settle the case prior to filing suit.

Settlement (Automotive Accident)
Settlement

Settlement (Automotive Accident)

The Charges

In November 2013, the plaintiff, an elderly retired gentleman, was travelling on the service road of I-45 at night when he collided with the farm tractor that being driven on the wrong side of the road. Local law enforcement was called and found the operator of the tractor at fault stating that the operator was driving the tractor northbound in the southbound land on the I-45 service road, causing a collision with plaintiff.

The Result

The parties settled the case at mediation.

Settlement (Gross Negligence Against Distracted Driver)
Settlement

Settlement (Gross Negligence Against Distracted Driver)

The Charges

Jared Hagood was victorious at trial. On December 27, 2012, the plaintiff was traveling southbound on North Central Expressway when the defendant, a young teenage driver, slammed into him from behind. As a result of the crash, the plaintiff suffered serious bodily injury and had to be transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas; the plaintiff’s vehicle was totaled. The investigation revealed the Defendant was on her way from her father’s north-Dallas home to her mother’s east-Dallas home to attend a funeral, wasn’t sure how to get there, and was using a GPS application on her cell phone while driving on the highway. The defendant, at her deposition, admitted she knew the great risk of harm looking at her cell phone while driving at highway speeds on north central expressway involved but nonetheless did it. The defendant’s insurance carrier refused to pay the plaintiff’s demand at mediation.

The Result

At trial, evidence was put on concerning the incident and the risks of distracted driving. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and found the defendant was grossly negligent—a rare gross negligence jury trial finding.

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