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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

BREAKING NEWS

Our $11,000,000 Verdict

Halloween 2019 our client was walking in a crosswalk with a green “walk” signal when an SUV making an unprotected left drove into her at ~20 mph.


An eyewitness testified that she saw “the body fly through the air.” When she landed, she shattered both wrists, broke her pelvis, and her knee. She spent 29 days in three different hospitals and was released on Thanksgiving Day.


She spent the next 3 months bedridden, learning to walk and perform other basic tasks again. Over the course of the next few years, she had three wrist surgeries and an epidural injection in her back. 


This case went to trial on August 12, 2022, after Defendant refused to admit fault (blaming Plaintiff entirely for her injuries) and only offering $550,000. After hearing from many of her treating doctors as well as some friends (Plaintiff was a lifelong, professional dancer…something that was taken away from her) at trial, the jury deliberated for ~3 hours before returning the following verdict.


Future medical treatment: $1,500,000

Past General Damages: $4,750,000

Future General Damages: $4,750,000


For a total of $11,000,000


Plaintiff, her husband, and daughter were incredibly relieved to be vindicated (no contributory negligence put on Plaintiff at all). While the trial was difficult for everyone involved, it was an incredibly gratifying experience for an incredibly deserving client. 


Of note, Dr. Kromas -- a San Pedro chiropractor -- completely quarterbacked this case. Our client was a pre-existing patient of the chiropractor who not only got the case over to us but also managed her care, treated where appropriate, and even visited her patient in the hospital on multiple occasions. We all owe a debt of gratitude to this DC for seeing this case all the way through and really putting her patient’s interests first.  

Questions? Feel free to email me at alexandereisner@shawnsteel.com.

WELCOME NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Meet Erika, Joseline, Cynthia, and Michelle!

Erika Espinoza

Cynthia Toledo

Michelle Nava

Please welcome Erika Espinoza, Joseline Moreno, Cynthia Toledo, and Michelle Nava!


  • Erika is our new Litigation Assistant and Litigation Team Coordinator. She will be your contact for our litigation department.


  • Joseline, who is a 2nd year law student at Southwestern Law School, is our new Litigation Clerk. She will work closely with Alex and Erika and all our litigation cases.


  • Cynthia is our new Receptionist. Her bright voice will be the first voice you hear when you call our office! 


  • And, last but not least, Michelle Nava, is new our File Clerk. She works behind the scenes but will often be the other voice you hear when you call our office.


We look forward to serving you and meeting you at this year's Shawn Steel Law Firm Seminar in November.

Simple Ways to Avoid Malpractice

by Dennis Beaver, Esq.

It rarely happens, but if you are threatened with malpractice, this article will offer you insights of what NOT to do.


For example: 


  1. Never ever alter your records…it’s easy to detect. 
  2. Don’t lie or mislead. They know and it makes them mad.
  3. Never admit error or apologize?
  4. Then ask yourself why your malpractice rates are a tiny fraction of medical doctors 


For your free copy of the Beaver article published in Kiplinger, contact johntawlian@shawnsteel.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 - SSLF PODCAST

Join Shawn, Alex, and Dr. Laurence Adams, Vice Chair of the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners as they discuss how the last 100 years impacts the future 100.

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