Ellis Injury Law Shares Recent Settlement Victories

Ellis Injury Law Shares Recent Settlement Victories

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June 30, 2020

Ellis Law Corporation

Recent Settlements

Ellis Injury Law has an outstanding reputation for tenacity and skill when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. We’ve secured many multi-million-dollar settlements and jury awards for our clients over the past 25 years, helping them put their lives back together after an accident. Our attention to detail and client-centered attitude are second-to-none, and our results speak for themselves.

Here are some recent examples of successful settlements we have negotiated in recent years:

$2,428,535 Car Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law represented Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sanchez in Alfred Sanchez et al. v. Steve Rivera et al., which was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Bernardino.

On November 1, 2013, Mr. Sanchez and his wife, Ana Sanchez, along with a front seat passenger, were driving eastbound on the I-10 freeway in a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage. While they were at a complete stop due to traffic, the defendant, who was in a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, failed to stop and rear-ended them.  

Because of the rear-end accident, Mr. Sanchez injured his spine, from neck to lower back. He incurred around $11,700 in medical expenses. Luckily, he was able to feel pain relief with physical therapy. Mrs. Sanchez incurred around $155,000 in medical expenses. 

Using the expert testimony of Chiropractors, a Radiologist, Pain Management Specialists, and many other physicians, Mr. Ellis was able to recover $2,428,535.08 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez.

$985,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a medical malpractice (wrongful death) lawsuit, referred to as Fred Cohen, Jr. et al. v. Doe Medical et al., in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case sought damages for the death of Fred Cohen and was filed by Fred’s wife, Patricia Cohen.

Mr. Cohen was seen by a physician assistant at Doe Medical.  After a series of tests, the physician assistant diagnosed him with Type II diabetes and the flu.  The physician assistant then prescribed Mr. Cohen with Pioglitazone and Tamiflu.  The next day, Patricia Cohen received a phone call from Doe Medical, instructing her to stop Mr. Cohen from taking his prescribed medication because of his elevated glucose levels and to send him to the emergency room immediately.  It turned out that Pioglitazone can exacerbate diabetes, and Mr. Cohen should have never been prescribed this medication.

Mrs. Cohen followed the instructions given to her. However, Mr. Cohen collapsed as he was exiting the door of his home while attempting to get to the hospital.  The paramedics were contacted, and Mr. Cohen was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Cohen’s tragic and unnecessary passing resulted from Doe Medical’s negligence in failing to acknowledge his elevated glucose levels at the time of his visit and for prescribing a medication that is harmful to diabetics.  Mr. Ellis was able to recover $985,000 on behalf of Mr. Cohen’s family.

$175,000 in Premises Liability Case

Ellis Injury Law represented Kaisene Kinsey against J.R. Pipeline Co., Inc. in a premises liability case filed in Superior Court of California – Los Angeles.

On November 24, 2014, Mr. Kinsey and his mechanic were working on his vehicle in the parking lot outside of his apartment complex.

At the time, the sewer lines were being worked on, and the parking garage had been closed off.  The construction company working on the sewer lines provided storage containers, or bins, for the tenants to use in the meantime.  The construction company dug up a trench that was 1 ½ feet wide and 3 feet deep.  Mr. Kinsey, as he was carrying his 30-pound pallet jack to his storage container, stepped over the trench and placed his foot onto a 2-foot concrete slab that was placed in front of his storage bin. As he began to take his second step towards the storage container, the earth beneath him gave way, causing him to fall backward and into the trench, along with the pallet jack, which landed on his chest.  It was later revealed that the construction company left the trench uncovered for 3 weeks prior to Mr. Kinsey’s fall.  It was not until after his fall that the trench was filled in. 

Mr. Kinsey incurred about $58,000 in medical costs, and his injuries are chronic. Mr. Ellis was able to recover $175,000 on his behalf.  

How can Ellis Law help you?

Like the injury victims we served in these successful settlements, you can trust Ellis Injury Law for client-driven advocacy that gets superior results.

Call us today to schedule a 100% free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.