Settlements and Verdicts

Since 1993, DRS Law has recovered over $500 million for our clients. Below are some of the successful results we’ve obtained over the years.

$193 million Complex Plaintiff Litigation A whistleblower exposed massive healthcare fraud by Endo Pharmaceuticals.
$120 million Complex Plaintiff Litigation Class action lawsuit against an unlicensed funeral home operator.
$10.7 million Medical Malpractice Wayne Barkes passed away suddenly after returning home from the ER where he was never seen by a physician. Following this tragedy, his wife turned to our firm for help.
$6 million Complex Plaintiff Litigation Confidential settlement.
$6 million Personal Injury A 35-year-old man suffered permanent injuries when he fell from a defective scissor lift.
$3.5 million Legal Malpractice Confidential settlement.
$2.6 million Medical Devices & Drug An adult suffered permanent heart-valve damage from a defective anti-obesity drug.
$2.4 million Civil Rights DRS Law sued the University of Tennessee for violations of Title IX laws, which protect students from gender discrimination in federally funded education programs. We alleged that UT created a hostile sexual environment for female students. Following our firm’s Title IX settlement, UT made changes to its student code of conduct and its practices for handling sexual assault complaints.
$2 million Civil Rights Children received compensation when their mother was beaten to death while she was an inmate at a prison in Tennessee.
$2 million Complex Plaintiff Litigation Landowners recovered $2 million when a power plant in Paducah, Kentucky contaminated their properties with radioactive particles. 
$2 million Medical Devices & Drug A contaminated dietary supplement caused a rare disorder that affects multiple organ systems of the body including the muscles, skin, and lungs. 
$2 million Medical Malpractice A pathologist’s misdiagnosis of a benign tumor as cancer resulted in an unnecessary amputation of a minor’s leg.
$1.9 million Medical Malpractice A 66-year-old man developed late stage lung cancer when a Tennessee cardiologist failed to follow-up on an abnormal x-ray. 
$1.3 million Civil Rights Several business owners in Tennessee were wrongfully arrested on charges that were later dropped. We sued the Sheriff of Rutherford County, the Smyrna Police Chief, and Rutherford County District Attorneys for civil rights violations, including the false arrests. 
$1.1 million Wrongful death An explosion at a fabrication facility in Tennessee resulted in serious injuries and burns to multiple workers, including the death of a 20-year-old man with a  wife and two children. The explosion occurred because of inadequate safety protocols, supervision and safety equipment.
$1 million Personal Injury Two minor children were exposed to unsafe levels of lead because of industrial site contamination in Tennessee. The lead poisoning caused permanent brain damage.
$1 million Trucking Accidents A grandmother died when a cement truck rear-ended her vehicle in McKenzie, Tennessee.
$1 million Trucking Accidents A tractor-trailer rear-ended an engaged couple on I-40 near Memphis, Tennessee, causing serious injuries. 
$1 million Personal Injury A 23-year-old man fell from a house in Kentucky and suffered serious physical injuries. 
$900,000 Personal Injury Domestic violence / sexual assault.
$775,000 Medical Malpractice An emergency department in Tennessee failed to communicate a blood infection to the patient, resulting in endocarditis and heart valve replacement surgery. 
$750,000 Wrongful death A young mother (with her infant in the car) died when a suspect who was being chased by law enforcement crashed into her vehicle during rush-hour traffic in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
$700,000 Trucking Accidents A man died in a tractor-trailer collision on I-24 near Manchester, Tennessee.
$650,000 Trucking Accidents A man died in a roll-over car accident from roof-crush injuries. We sued the automaker for manufacturing a vehicle with a defective roof.
$650,000 Trucking Accidents A woman sustained catastrophic injuries from a multiple-vehicle car wreck on I-40 near Nashville TN.
$650,000 Medical Devices & Drug A woman underwent multiple surgeries and sustained permanent injuries from defective vaginal mesh.
$650,000 Medical Malpractice A 12-year-old boy died when his pediatrician failed to diagnose appendicitis. 
$600,000 Medical Malpractice A neurosurgeon failed to treat a dural tear, resulting in arachnoiditis.
$550,000 Medical Malpractice A man sustained a catastrophic spinal cord injury when a physical therapist failed to follow surgeon’s orders.
$525,000 Medical Malpractice A newborn died from enterovirus when an OB/GYN mistreated the mother’s pre-delivery virus.
$525,000 Trucking Accidents A woman died in tractor-trailer collision on I-40 in Tennessee.
500,000 Medical Malpractice A 56-year-old woman suffered necrotizing fasciitis and septic shock when an OB/GYN failed to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic for an infection.
$450,000 Medical Devices & Drug An elderly man died from complications of hip revision surgery.
$450,000 Legal Malpractice A lawyer missed the statute of limitations for filing a Title IX lawsuit.
$450,000 Personal Injury Sexual abuse of a minor.
$450,000 Medical Malpractice A 45-year old mother died when an anesthesiologist failed to maintain the airway during a routine endoscopy procedure.

Over $500 Million
Recovered Since 1993

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