Over $1,000,000 Verdict for Small Business Owner in Partnership Dispute
Bill Blankenship represented a client who started a small business with a family member. After the business was in operation, the family member claimed there was no agreement to run the business as partners. The lawsuit was heavily contested and went to trial in June of 2015. After a four day trial, the jury awarded Bill’s client all of his damages. After trial, the judge awarded Bill’s client all of his attorney fees as well.
Verdict and Excess Judgment in Collision Caused by Drunk Driver
On behalf of a client who was rear ended by a drunk driver, Bill Blankenship filed suit against the driver of the other vehicle and tried the case to a jury. Bill made the decision to only submit pain and mental anguish, physical impairment and punitive damages to the jury. The jury awarded Bill’s client damages for each of the elements submitted, which exceeded the insurance policy limits of the defendant.
Wrongful Death Arising from Negligent Security
Bill Blankenship represented the family of a 31 year old wife and mother of four young children who was murdered by an unknown assailant after she got out of her vehicle to buy a Coke from a vending machine at their apartment complex. Bill filed suit against the owner and manager of the complex for negligent security. After extensive discovery related to previous violent acts on the premises, Bill was able to secure a significant confidential settlement for the husband and young children.
Wrongful Death Arising from Medical Malpractice
Bill Blankenship represented the family of a 39 year old wife and mother of two young children who died after being given a large dose of a strong narcotic medication while in the hospital. Bill filed a lawsuit against the hospital and doctor and was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for the family.
On behalf of a client whose pelvis was shattered by a falling steel gate, Bill Blankenship filed a lawsuit against the company which manufactured and installed the gate. The client spent 3 months in traction and 9 months learning to walk again. Unfortunately, he was unable to perform the type of work he previously performed and could not return to his previous job. Bill was able to maximize the confidential settlement which will provide lifetime income for the client.
Wrongful Death Arising from Construction Accident
On behalf of a widow and her 5 year old daughter, Bill Blankenship filed a lawsuit against a crane owner and operator for the death of his clients’ husband and father. While nothing can replace such a loss, Bill was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement which will provide for lifetime income for both the wife and daughter.
Verdict and Judgment Against Operator for Production Proceeds Owed to Working Interest Clients
On behalf of fifteen working interest owners, Bill Blankenship filed a lawsuit against the operator of an oil and gas well for failure to pay his clients’ share of production from a successful well. The case was hotly contested for over three years and finally went to trial in October of 2009. After obtaining a verdict and the entry of judgment against the defendants, Bill was able to collect all amounts owed to his clients and recover their attorney fees and costs.
Wrongful Death Arising from the Administration of a Different Patient’s Medications
Bill Blankenship represented the family of an elderly woman who was discharged with and administered another patient’s medications after being admitted to a nursing home. After receiving the wrong medications for ten days, she died from kidney failure. On behalf of the family, Bill sued the discharging doctor and hospital, as well as the nursing home and attending physician into whose care she was admitted. No one caught the mistake until it was too late. As a result of the case, the hospital changed its medication administration practices involving discharged patients.
Traumatic Brain Injury of a Child
Bill Blankenship represented the family of a 12 year old boy who was severely injured at a private school. After being taught by their physical education instructor to swing each other on scooters by using a jump rope, the minor client fell off and struck his head on the concrete floor, resulting in right-sided partial paralysis and cognitive deficits. Bill was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement which will provide lifetime income for the minor.
Medical Malpractice Causes Client to Become Deaf
Bill Blankenship represented a client who was prescribed Neomycin, a potentially ototoxic medication, in its maximum dosage for a period of time which greatly exceeded its necessity. The client became permanently deaf and lost his job, which resulted in the foreclosure of his home. After taking the depositions of the experts hired by the Defendant’s insurance company, Bill was able to convince the court that the experts’ opinions were not reliable, preventing them from testifying at trial. Shortly thereafter, Bill was able to obtain a substantial confidential settlement which allowed the client, among many other things, to purchase a new home.
Breach of Contract Against Automobile Manufacturer
Bill Blankenship represented a local, long time family owned automobile dealership in its claims that one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world ran it out of business. The allegations were that the manufacturer shipped unordered and undesirable cars, refusing to take them back and causing the dealership to exhaust its “floor plan” line of credit. The dealership was unable to sell the undesirable inventory and, without a line of credit, could not obtain additional desirable cars to sell. After two years of litigation, Bill was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for the family owned dealership right before trial.
Traumatic Brain Injury from Falling Box
Bill Blankenship represented a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury when a box was pushed onto her head by an employee stocking shelves at a large retail store. Prior to the accident, the client was a manager at a large energy company earning a six figure salary. As a result of her injuries, she was no longer able to work. Bill was able to obtain a substantial confidential settlement which will provide lifetime income for the client.