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September 2022 – Last month’s Results: Warnken, LLC Recovered $11,352,323.54 for 48 Injured Clients

Warnken, LLC concluded forty-five cases in September 2022.

No two cases are ever the same.  Please don’t think your case will necessarily produce the same recovery.  Some case details have been withheld because of confidentiality agreements.  Some cases were handled with co-counsel.

Please seek an attorney for your medical malpractice, car crash, or workers’ compensation case.

  • Body Part(s): Birth Injury
  • Injury: Cerebral Palsy and Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Confidential
  • Body Part(s): Death
  • Injury: Wrongful Death
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Confidential
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Amount: $87,155
  • Claimant was at work when they tried to catch a patient who was falling off a bike and sustained injury to the shoulder and neck. Claimant was treated with x-rays, brace, medication, physical therapy, injections, and an MRI.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $36,000
  • Claimant was at work pulling trailers when they sustained injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, several injections, surgery, and work hardening.
  • Body Part(s): Hip
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $90,000
  • Plaintiff tripped and fell sustaining injury to the hip. Plaintiff was treated with x-rays, CT scans, impatient rehabilitation, and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Myofascial
  • Amount: $43,500
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained injuries to the neck, back, head, and ankle. Plaintiff was treated with CT scans, pain medications, x-rays, physical therapy, and an MRI.
  • Body Part(s): Leg
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $50,400
  • Claimant was at work when a 14 foot deep trench collapsed on him sustaining injury to the leg and psychological. Claimant was treated with two surgeries and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Meniscus Tear
  • Amount: $27,500
  • Claimant was at work closing the hatch on the bus and when they stepped down they sustained injury to the knee. Claimant was treated with MRI, and phyiscal therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Arm
  • Injury: Rupture of Bicep Tendon
  • Amount: $9,477
  • Claimant was working as a truck driver and crane rigger who was assembling a crane and pushed a metal pad sustaining injury to the arm. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with x-rays, physical therapy, home exercise program.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: ACL Tear
  • Amount: $41,292
  • Claimant was at work when they stepped into some soft dirt and their knee buckled. Claimant was treated with x-rays, MRI, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, two surgeries, EMG, and aquatic therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Hand
  • Injury: Ligament Reconstruction
  • Amount: $140,525
  • Claimant fell from the top of a dumpster at work and injured their hand. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with x-rays, steroid injection, surgery, and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $12,320
  • Claimant was at work when they slipped and fell sustaining injuries to the neck, head, back, shoulders, hands and knees. Claimant was treated with CAT scans, x-rays, and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained injuries to the neck and knee. Plaintiff was treated with CT scan, x-rays, medications and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained injuries to the neck and back. Plaintiff was treated with x-rays, medications, and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Amount: $13,200
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained injuries to the neck and back. Plaintiff was treated with chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and electrical stimulation.
  • Injury: acute subchondral fx of the distal clavicle, slight tearing of labrum, slight tearing on bursal surface of rotator cuff
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Claimant was working as frozen food leader when he injured his shoulder from repetitive lifting. Treatment consisted of surgery, injections, physical therapy and medication.
  • Injury: anterior cruciate ligament tear and medial collateral ligament tear
  • Amount: $21,500
  • Claimant was working as a machine operator when his knee was hit by a Jersey wall. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy and medication.
  • Body Part(s):
  • Injury: hip strain
  • Amount: $28,800
  • Claimant was working as MRI tech, when she stepped backwards into hole, injuring her back, hip, leg, arm and foot. Treatment consisted of physical therapy. Injections, and medication
  • Injury: abrasion of thigh, dog bite of finger
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Claimant was working as delivery driver when she was attacked by dog. Treatment consisted of medication.
  • Injury: Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Amount: $59,400
  • Claimant was working as warehouse asst. mgr when he slipped and felt pop in his knee. Treatment consisted of multiple surgeries, MUA, physical therapy, injection, and medications.
  • Injury: Hand strain and partial thickness rotator cuff tear
  • Amount: $47,500
  • Claimant was working as a plumber when he injured his shoulder, elbow and hand after he started to fall down steps and caught himself. Treatment consisted of physical therapy and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Disc herniations at C5-6 and C6-7
  • Amount: $85,000
  • Worker slipped and fell on wet concrete. Eventually, workers under went a two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Claimant returned to work in same position with employer. Claim settled on appeal when WCC denied the request for a second surgery.
  • Body Part(s): Foot
  • Injury: Medial malleolus fracture and post-traumatic arthritis
  • Amount: $315,938
  • Worker sustained a fractured ankle coming down a ladder. Worker eventually had three surgeries: (1) arthrotomy of the ankle, exostectomy talus, right iliac crest bone marrow aspiration and injection, (2) diagnostic arthroscopy with extensive debridement, (3) arthroscopic and extensive debridement, medical malleolus exostosis and spur removal, and anterior distal tibial spur removal. Claimant’s leg was diagnosed with an overcompensation injury and was added to the claim. Claim was resolved at private mediation.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Amount: $254,849
  • Worker injured both shoulders lifting and moving product while working in a warehouse. Three surgeries. On one shoulder, arthroscopic biceps release, labral debridement, and open subpectoral biceps tendonesis and then a shoulder arthroscopy and subacromial decompression. Other shoulder, arthroscopy, superior labral debridement, open subpectoral biceps tendoesis, extensive subacromial and subdeltoid bursectomy, and subacromial decompression. Claimant returned to work for same employer with restrictions in a lighter duty job. WCC found “serious disability” and E/I appealed. Claim settled during mediation.
  • Body Part(s): Hip
  • Injury: Displaced intertrochanteric fracture of the femur
  • Amount: $62,767
  • Plaintiff fell from a ladder and fracture the hip. Worker underwent an intramedullary nailing for the hip fracture. A second surgery was performed to remove painful hardware. Worker returned to work with restrictions. SIF implead. PPD finding at WCC, SIF not held in. Appeal filed. Claim settled on appeal.
  • Body Part(s): Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Injury: Ears
  • Amount: $5,571
  • Claimant sustained occupational hearing loss while working construction over a period of time. This was a reopening for worsening of permanent condition.
  • Body Part(s): Foot
  • Injury: Fracture of the fifth metatarsal
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Claimant sustained a fractured foot after being run over by a pallet jack. Injured worker was placed in a non-weight bearing boot until the fracture healed and then underwent physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Leg
  • Injury: Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Amount: $36,750
  • Claimant fell form a ladder and injured the knee when landing. Claimant underwent a quadriceps tendon repair due to a ruptured tendon. After post-surgical care and work hardening, Claimant returned to work with the same employer, but with permanent restrictions and in a different position.
  • Body Part(s): Arm
  • Injury: Comminuted radial head fracture and dislocation
  • Amount: $70,000
  • Claimant fell from the back of a truck and fractured the elbow. Worker underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of the radial head. Worker underwent a FCE which provided permanent work restrictions.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Acute sprains and strains and post-traumatic headaches
  • Amount: $7,667
  • Plaintiff was driving a car when stuck from behind by the at-fault driver. Non-surgical care and no reported permanent injury.
  • Body Part(s): Ears
  • Injury: Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Amount: $16,500
  • Claimant sustained occupational hearing loss as a result of employment with Bethlehem Steel Corp. The claim was settled with open medicals.
  • Body Part(s): Hypertension
  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Amount: $7,875
  • Claimant developed hypertension while working as a law enforcement officer.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a crash. Claimant had therapy and was recommended for an injection to the shoulder.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $8,500
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Claimant had physical therapy for injuries to the back and wrist.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Claimant received medical care and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $16,035
  • Claimant sustained injuries in a motor vehicle crash while working. Claimant was diagnosed with chronic cervical and lumbar strains. Claimant had physical therapy and chiropractic treatment.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Herniated disc
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Claimant sustained a herniated disc due to repetitive lifting while working. The Commission denied the claim and the matter was resolved on appeal.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Disc herniation
  • Amount: $9,050
  • Claimant was lifting heavy objects at work and injured neck and shoulder. Claimant had therapy. Injections were recommended.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Claimant had physical therapy for injuries to the back.
  • Body Part(s): Psych
  • Injury: PTSD
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a motor vehicle crash. Claimant was seen at the ER and released. Claimant was seen for therapy related to anxiety.
  • Body Part(s): Hernia
  • Injury: Hernia
  • Amount: $12,155
  • Claimant developed hernia after lifting a heavy object at work. Claimant underwent two separate hernia repair surgeries.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $5,500
  • Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a motor vehicle crash. Plaintiff was seen for therapy before recovering from the injuries sustained.
  • Body Part(s): Wrist
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $6,335
  • Claimant fell while working. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, medication, and a brace.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Disc herniation
  • Amount: $44,042
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical care. Claimant received an injection and additional physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Hip
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant slipped while chasing a fleeing student. Claimant had 4 injections into the hip for treatment.

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Warnken, LLC Attorneys At Law

Warnken, LLC started more than 20 years ago.  The firm’s founder, Byron L. Warnken, Esq., has been an attorney for more than 40 years.  He is also a full-time law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  In the early 1990’s, Warnken, LLC consisted of Byron L. Warnken and his wife Bonnie L. Warnken, who handled mostly medical malpractice and personal injury cases.  In 1997, the firm began to expand, with more lawyers being hired to handle the work associated with representing the Maryland Troopers Association.  Since then, the MTA has been a focus for Warnken, LLC.  Warnken, LLC also has a reputation throughout the State for success in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

Personal Injury Attorneys

Voted MD’s Best Personal Injury Law Firm 2021. More than 3000 litigation matters in more than 25 years of practice.

Warnken, LLC handles personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases.  We also handle medical malpractice, birth injuries, truck accidents, negligence, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, and other injuries or disputes.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Workers’ compensation is by far the fastest growing practice area at Warnken, LLC.  A decade ago, Warnken, LLC had less than 20 comp files at any given time a few years ago.  Today there are more than 500.  Some of the best workers’ compensation lawyers in Baltimore practice law at Warnken, LLC

Our comp practice grew from serving law enforcement.  Being one of the most dangerous jobs, police officers and other public safety employees often need counsel for workplace injuries.  In order to serve our existing clients, we gained the expertise.

Law Enforcement

Since 1997, Warnken, LLC has been general counsel to the Maryland Troopers Association.  We handle administrative discipline, trial boards, disability retirement, grievances, and generally anything else active or retired law enforcement personnel face.  We take great pride in the work.

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