Two foreign exchange students walked along Lake Pontchartrain seeking a place to swim. Along most areas of the lake there were “No Swimming or Diving” signs posted, with one exception, a spot at the end of a break water. Not realizing any danger, one of the young plaintiffs dove into the lake striking his head on a submerged boulder and was rendered a quadriplegic. The Glorioso Law Firm took the case that several attorneys rejected and subsequently won a $9.2 million dollar judgment, which was believed to be the largest verdict of a single injured person ever affirmed by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
A spinal cord or brain injury can result in devastating, life-long effects and in some cases, death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 200,000 people in the U.S. live with a disability related to a spinal cord injury. On average, another 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, ranging from mild to severe. Among the causes for brain and spinal cord injuries:
- Auto or other vehicle accidents, including motorcycles
- Construction accidents
- Medical negligence
- Slips & falls
- Sports accidents
Have you or your loved one suffered a brain or spinal cord injury due to the fault of another? Let our family fight for yours so you can receive the justice you deserve.
$4,200,000 - Inadequate Security, Attempted Robbery, Premises Liability
Plaintiff while walking in the area of a public park went into a shelter restroom to use the facility. In the process of an attempted robbery, plaintiff was shot and rendered paraplegic. Plaintiff showed that the park authority was on reasonable notice of the foreseeability of such an act of violence and yet took no reasonable security measures.
Confidential settlement - Physician performs unnecessary spinal surgery that leads to paralysis
12 year old girl suffered permanent paralysis from the waist down following an unnecessary spine surgery. No amount of money can make her whole again but due to having the right law firm fight for her and her family, she was able to obtain enough money to have a specially equipped handicap accessible home and vehicle. She was also able to afford the assistance needed to continue with her educational goals of going to college and earning a degree. As a result, her family was provided security that they could always take care of their little girl’s medical, physical and emotional needs.
$1,500,000 - Negligent Hiring and Supervision
18 month old accidently shot in head when off duty police officer accidently discharged his weapon which went through the floor of his apartment, and ceiling of apartment beneath, striking the sleeping baby in the head. Plaintiff showed negligent hiring and negligent issuance of firearm. The deputy had recently been released from a mental unit; there was no meaningful check of his background and the firearm assigned to him had a “hair trigger” (the spring had been filed down by someone before him). The child had recovered relatively well.
$1,400,000 - Negligent hiring/training
Plaintiff, a prison guard, was shot when a fellow prison guard, “horse playing” allowed his issued handgun to discharge. The shooter was a prison cook who, in order to be given a raise was “elevated” to a guard and issued a weapon without the national standard, required, training.
$1,100,000 - Attempted Robbery, Premises Liability
Plaintiff was a guest of a friend who had monthly parking at a lot near the French Quarter and had parked there one evening. As they left the parking lot and reached the corner (public property – no longer on parking lot property) an attempted robbery resulted in plaintiff being shot and rendered paraplegic. Defendant claimed no cause of action because not on defendant’s property. Plaintiff showed the likelihood of a crime of violence at or near defendant’s parking lot, that defendant had actual or constructive knowledge and could foresee such but failed to warn its patrons. Settled before trial.