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March 2018 Case Results and Values

Below is about 80% of our verdicts, awards, decisions and settlements from March 2018 on behalf of our clients.  Please understand, no two cases are exactly alike.  Even if your injury is the same, there are numerous other factors that can impact the value of your case.  The list below is only used to get a rough starting point – contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.

  • Injury: Tear of the quadcrips tendon
  • Body Part: Right leg
  • Amount: $30,870.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling down stairs. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the torn quadriceps tendon and had extensive therapy.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain and cervical strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $7,392.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while at work. Claimant had therapy and did not miss time from work.

 

  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $2,112.00
  • Claimant was injured after a metal object became lodged in the arm. The metal was removed surgically, leaving claimant with a scar on the right forearm.

 

  • Injury: Right foot contusion crush injury
  • Body Part: Right foot
  • Amount: $25,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after a crush injury to the right foot. Claimant was treated with therapy and bracing for the injuries and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the ACL
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $25,125.00
  • Claimant was injured after being struck by a pallet jack at work. Claimant underwent surgical repair of the knee injury and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain with degenerative disc disease
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Claimant sustained injury after pushing heavy objects at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and rest.

 

  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $14,000.00
  • As a result of being a law enforcement officer, Claimant developed hypertension that is controlled with medication.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $6,720.00
  • Claimant was injured after moving a heavy object at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and medication.

 

  • Injury: Partial quadriceps rupture
  • Body Part: Right leg
  • Amount: $27,783.00
  • Claimant was injured after striking and twisting the knee while at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the partial quadriceps rupture, followed by therapy. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Complete tear of the common flexor tendon from the medial humeral condyle
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $10,584.00
  • Claimant was injured while in training for employment. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the tear and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder rotator cuff strain and AC strain
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $5,070.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when a case of frozen food fell onto the shoulder. She had a MRI performed which revealed a bone bruise at the greater tuberosity and thickening of the suprapinatus and infraspinatus tendons, a small focal tear at the proximal spraspinatus tendon. She was also given an injection and had extensive course of therapy.

 

  • Injury: Fractures of radius and ulna shafts
  • Body Part: Left Arm
  • Amount: $17,500.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when a bay door fell on his left arm. He required surgery and physical therapy but was able to return to work full duty.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Neck & back
  • Amount: $1,680.00
  • Claimant injured his upper back and neck at work when he was unloading a pallet. He was evaluated at a medical center and had x-rays of his cervical and thoracic spine.  He had physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $8,280.00
  • Claimant was injured at work pulling a heavy cart. He was evaluated at a medical center where x-rays were performed and was placed in a knee immobilizer.  He was referred to an orthopedic specialist.  An MRI was done which showed a tibial plateau fracture.  He was given a knee brace and required periodic x-rays to monitor healing until the fracture.

 

  • Injury: Occupational asthma
  • Body Part: Pulmonary
  • Amount: $38,000.00
  • Claimant worked for a period of time in a temporary tent while his employer’s showroom was being remodeled. Eventually he noted onset of cough and other breathing issues due to suspected conditions inside the tent. He was treated with medication.

 

  • Injury: Hip replacement, Sprain of lower back
  • Body Part: Back, Right Hip
  • Amount: $118,800.00
  • Claimant injured his back and right hip at work when he tripped and fell on a strap while moving pallets off of a trailer. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was diagnosed with a right hip fracture.  He was admitted and underwent a total right hip replacement surgery.  He was discharged to an acute rehab facility where he stayed for 5-6 days and was then discharged home.  He continued with physical therapy.  He also had an MRI of the lumbar spine which lead to a series of epidural steroid injections.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $8,150.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when she was holding a door on a very windy day when a gust of wind blew back the door causing her to fall and twist her right ankle. She was evaluated at St. Joseph’s Medical Center where x-rays showed a nondisplaced fracture of the distal fibula.  She was given a splint and crutches.  She was evaluated by Dr. Stern who placed her in an air splint. She had a course of physical therapy and was released.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $15,000.00
  • Claimant injured his back while lifting at work. He had physical therapy and one lumbar injection.  He was released back to full duty.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Lower Back
  • Amount: $6,020.00
  • Claimant was lifting at work when she injured her back. She had physical therapy and one injection before reinjuring the back in a subsequent car accident in Virginia.

 

  • Injury: Sprain
  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Amount: $5,280.00
  • Claimant injured low back at work after slipping and falling on ice. Injured worker underwent approximately two months of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Ruptured Quad Tendon
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $30,870.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when he fell onto his right leg. He underwent a repair of the right quad tendon disruption through a transosseous patellar tunnel.  His knee was immobilized with a hinge brace which was adjusted by increments.   He had a fall during his aquatic therapy resulting in a rerupture of the quad tendon.  He underwent another surgical repair of the right distal quad and had additional therapies.

 

  • Injury: Contusion, sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Chest, Shoulder, Back
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Plaintiff was the belted driver of his vehicle when he was struck on the passenger side by a commercial truck that had drifted into plaintiff’s lane of travel, after both vehicles were stopped at a red light and began making left hand turns onto an adjacent roadway. The plaintiff’s injuries required two month of therapy with no loss of time from work.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the abductor pollicis longus, extensor pollicis brevis and extensor carpi radialis                                         longus and brevus tendons
  • Body Part: Left arm
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Claimant was injured after a piece of metal became lodged into the arm while at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair torn tendons and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

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Warnken, LLC Attorneys At Law

Warnken, LLC started more than 20 years ago.  The senior member of the firm, Byron L. Warnken, Esq., has been an attorney for more than 35 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 Warnken, LLC’s focus.  The past decade has seen the firm gain great expertise in personal injury matters and workers’ compensation cases.

Litigation

Warnken, LLC has handled more than 2000 litigation matters in more than 20 years of practice.   This includes numerous kinds of litigation and includes trial work, post-verdict work, and appeals.

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

Workers’ Compensation

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 300.

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.