Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD

May 2017 – More than $596,000 recovered for the injured

Below is a list of Warnken, LLC cases that were brought to final conclusion or received a permanent partial disability award in May 2017.  This totaled 22 awards listed below, not including ones that must remain confidential.  The cases below total $596,140 in recoveries in personal injury cases, including workers’ compensation cases.

Please understand, every case is different.  Just because one set of results was obtained in a given case below, does not mean your case will be the same, even if it seems similar.  There are numerous variables that determine the value of a case.  Past results are a helpful guide, but by no means dispositive.  For more results, please see other examples from other months here.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder impingement and capsulitis, lumbar strain, cervical disc bulges
  • Body Part: Neck, shoulder, back
  • Amount: $38,295.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Claimant received injections to the shoulder and was treated with physical therapy for the neck, shoulder, and back.

 

  • Injury: Corneal abrasion, concussion
  • Body Part: Eye and Head
  • Amount: $40,000.00
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy door handle broke and struck claimant in the head and eye. Claimant received conservative treatment including vision therapy for the concussion and its side effects.

 

  • Injury: Thoracic disk herniation
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $7,740.00
  • Claimant was injured while lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant received injections and physical therapy. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Knee strain, shoulder strain, cervical strain
  • Body Part: Knee, Shoulder, Neck
  • Amount: $3,507.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling on ice. Claimant went to the doctor multiple times before being released from care.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder strain, lumbar strain, Hip strain
  • Body Part: Shoulder, back, hip
  • Amount: $3,440.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling on ice. Claimant was seen at an urgent care facility and also saw an orthopedic doctor.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,160.00
  • The injured was in a motor vehicle collision. Claimant underwent conservative care that included physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $37,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after performing CPR on a patient for an extended period of time. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Closed radial head fracture, fracture of ulna, rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder and arm
  • Amount: $122,075 ($40,000 from SIF)
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling on ice. Claimant had surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff. Claimant was able to return to work with permanent light duty restrictions. Claimant had significant pre-existing injuries and conditions to allow the SIF to be impleaded.

 

  • Injury: Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Body Part: N/A
  • Amount: $4,300.00
  • Claimant was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning after being exposed to fumes from a faulty machine at work. Claimant was seen at the emergency room and had one follow up visit with the doctor.

 

  • Injury: PCL tear and MCL sprain
  • Body Part: Right knee
  • Amount: $1,917.00
  • Claimant was injured after tripping and falling. Claimant underwent conservative treatment that included physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain, lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $25,000.00
  • The injured was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Claimant received conservative care that included a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Prostate cancer
  • Body Part: Prostate
  • Amount: $42,450.00
  • Due to exposure to toxic materials during the course of claimant employment, Claimant was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

 

  • Injury: Contusion
  • Body Part: Hip, knee, arm, leg, back
  • Amount: $13,000
  • Claimant slipped and fell while sweeping during the course of part-time employment. Treatment included 12 sessions of therapy.

 

  • Injury: Partial amputation of the right second tow
  • Body Part: Foot
  • Amount: $8,600
  • Claimant was operating a forklift and got his foot stuck between two palletjacks, which caused a deep laceration of the right second toe. He underwent surgery to remove a portion of the toe.  This was followed by a course of physical therapy.  Claimant returned to work without restriction.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain w/ mild spondylosis; shoulder contusion
  • Body Part: Neck; right shoulder
  • Amount: $27,000
  • Claimant was working at any auto repair shop when stuck with a large object. Treatment included a course of physical therapy, one cortisone injection to the shoulder, and one epidural injection to the cervical spine.

 

  • Injury: Multi-level disc herniation
  • Body Part: Cervical spine
  • Amount: $42,000
  • Claimant was injured moving heavy furniture in the course of employment. Claimant initially had a pain management injection before subsequently undergoing a multi-level fusion surgery.  The Claimant missed several months from work, since returning to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Complex tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn and body
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $8,256
  • Claimant twisted knee chasing a child during the course of employment as a teacher. An MRI revealed a meniscus tear.  Claimant did not undergo surgery, but treated with with a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Orbital blowout fracture
  • Body Part: Face, eye
  • Amount: $35,000
  • Claimant was struck in the face by a stapler during the course of his employment as a teacher. He underwent surgery for a right orbital blowout fracture, which was repaired with a Medpor titanium implant.  He did not have any other treatment following surgery besides occasional follow up appointments.  Claimant missed approximately 7 months from work before returning to his preinjury employment.

 

  • Injury: Distal tibia/fibula fracture
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $30,150
  • Claimant tripped on a cord on the floor and fractured her right ankle. She was placed in a walking boot and treated nonoperatively.  She underwent a course of physical therapy after the boot was removed.  She also went an FCE which placed Claimant on permanent work restrictions.  She remained with the same employer, who transferred her to a new light duty position.

 

  • Body parts:   Neck, back, shoulder
  • Amount:   $16,000
  • Client was involved in a motor vehicle collision.  Injuries were sustained to the neck, back and shoulder.  Treatment included medication and chiropractic care.

 

  • Body part:   Shoulder
  • Amount:   $41,875
  • Claimant was injured at work.  Diagnosis included a rotator cuff tear.  After an extended course of therapy, the injured worker underwent arthroscopic surgery followed by further physical therapy.

 

  • Body part:   Shoulder
  • Amount:   $42,875
  • Claimant was injured during a fall while on duty.  An MRI revealed a tear of the posterior labrum, which was repaired surgically.  Post-operative treatment included a sling and physical therapy.