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
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.
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$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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