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Illustrative Verdicts & Settlements

Hutton & Hutton has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million in Kansas, Oklahoma and other states. Our 7 largest recoveries average over $11 Million. If you are interested in the kinds of results we have obtained for our clients, please continue reading.

Please note, where settlement amounts are not listed in the represented cases below, it is because the defendant insisted on confidentiality of the settlement amount as a condition of settlement. During the last five (5) years, Hutton & Hutton has been successful in a variety of cases illustrated here:

The following is a partial sampling of Hutton & Hutton's verdict and settlement amounts within the past five years:

DISCLAIMER: Please note that prior verdicts and settlements are not a guarantee that your case will be successful. Results vary case by case, and some cases result in no recovery. The cases referenced are only illustrative of our capabilities in resolving litigation.

$34 million jury verdict.

Mason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.

$23.6 million jury verdict.

Aves, et al, v. Nasreen Shah, M.D., 997 F.2d 762 (10th Cir. 1993). Darcy Aves was severely injured during birth, resulting in severe mental and physical retardation, blindness and seizures from Cerebral Palsy. Darcy’s twin sister, Danna, was born healthy. The jury awarded $23.6 million, the largest jury verdict in Kansas and one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the nation.

$15 million jury verdict.

Graham v. Wyeth Labs, 666 F.Supp. 1483 (D. Kan. 1987). Michelle Graham had a severe neurological reaction to Wyeth Labs’ DPT vaccine and suffered severe brain damage. The jury awarded $15 million. Wyeth thereafter purified the vaccine.

$11.2 million jury verdict.

O’Gilvie v. International Playtex, 821 F.2d 1438 (10th Cir. 1987). O’Gilvie died from Toxic Shock Syndrome after using Playtex super-absorbent tampons. The jury’s $11.2 million verdict led to the removal from the market of Playtex’s super-absorbent tampons and addition of warnings to packaging.

$10 million jury verdict.

Johnson v. American Cyanamid Co., 239 Kan. 279, 718 P.2d 1318 (1986). Emil Johnson contracted polio from his newly-vaccinated granddaughter and died from respiratory paralysis. The jury awarded $10 million, but a split Kansas Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, threw out the verdict. Despite this setback, the manufacturers began warning of the potential for contracting polio through personal contact.

$9.5 million verdict with pre-judgment interest.

Barrett v. St. Francis Hospital, Case No. CJ 85-4966, Tulsa, Oklahoma District Court. Seven year-old Elaina Barrett was injured in August 1983 when a horse she had been riding fell on her head, fracturing her skull. She underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in her head. All expected her to recover fully. Yet St. Francis negligently-handled her sudden respiratory problem post-anesthesia in the recovery room. As a result of St. Francis’ negligence, Elaina was left permanently brain damaged, wheelchair bound, and requiring 24-hour care for the remainder of her life.

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