Our Results

The follow represent just some of the verdicts and settlements that the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have achieved on behalf of our clients:

Verdict: $36,000,000

  • Jury verdict for child who suffered brain damage and other serious injuries in a bus crash on the way to church camp. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were $400,000 and attorneys’ fees were $2,280,000.

Verdict: $23,500,000

  • Jury verdict in wrongful death case against TXI for the death of a 34-year-old man who was burned to death in an industrial accident. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were $150,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,360,000.

Verdict: $18,000,000

  • Jury verdict in commercial fraud case involving the sale and distribution of computer products in Europe.

Litigation expenses were $23,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,285,000.

Verdict: $16,500,000

  • Jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving a defective Duragesic┬« fentanyl pain patch, manufactured by Alza Corporation and Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P (Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries), which resulted in the death of a 38-year-old mother of three. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were $300,000 and attorneys’ fees were $5,500,000.

Settlement: $15,000,000

  • $15 million wrongful death settlement in a tragic motor vehicle collision between an 18-wheeler and a vehicle carrying several members of the same family.

Litigation expenses were $585,000 and attorneys’ fees were $6,000,000.

Result: $7,250,000

  • Disputed liability motor vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler, which killed one man, paralyzed one man, and caused injuries to three others including traumatic brain injury, partially collapsed lungs, multiple fractures,and concussions.

Litigation expenses were $410,000 and attorneys’ fees were $2,900,000.

Settlement: $6,749,000

  • Personal injury lawsuit against the United States for medical errors at a VA hospital, which caused permanent brain damage to an 8-year-old child. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were $64,000 and attorneys’ fees were $2,699,600.

Verdict: $5,500,000

  • Jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving a defective Duragesic┬« fentanyl pain patch, manufactured by Alza Corporation and Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P. (Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries), which resulted in the death of a 28-year-old young man.

Litigation expenses were $300,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,200,000.

Verdict: $5,200,000

  • Jury verdict in a disputed liability 18-wheeler/car collision case which resulted in the paralysis of a 19-year-old young man.

Litigation expenses were $160,000 and attorneys’ fees were $143,000.

Verdict: $5,006,199

  • Jury verdict in disputed liability motor vehicle collision case against Union Pacific involving an 18-wheeler, which paralyzed a man from the chest down. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were app. $185,000 and attorneys’ fees were app. $100,000.

Result: $4,700,000

Litigation expenses were approximately $280,000 and the attorneys’ fees were 1,175,000.

Verdict: $3,100,000

  • Jury verdict in negligence lawsuit for the death of one man against American Airlines and various security companies for failure to post proper warnings at a railroad crossing.

Litigation expenses were approx. $200,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,240,000.

Verdict: $3,000,000

  • Jury verdict for a client who was in a partnership dispute regarding the development, manufacture and sale of wireless video surveillance systems.

Litigation expenses were $63,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,200,000.

Settlement: $3,000,000

  • Lawsuit against an insurance company and a third-party administrator for failing to defend an insured, with a minimum limits automobile liability policy, and allowing entry of a default judgment. Read Case Summary

Litigation expenses were $63,000 and attorneys’ fees were $1,200,000.

Verdict: $2,200,000

  • Jury verdict in personal injury lawsuit involving improper discharge of a newborn from the hospital with low glucose levels, resulting in moderate brain damage.

Litigation expenses were $263,000 and attorneys’ fees were $880,000.

Verdict: $1,800,000

Litigation expenses were approximately $75,000. The case was reversed on appeal.