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June 2018 Case Summaries

Below is a list of personal injury cases and workers’ comp cases that Warnken, LLC brought to either verdict, final settlement, or a PPD settlement (permanent partial disability) in June 2018.  No two cases are the same.  Just because the injuries are the same or similar doesn’t mean the values will be the same.  Personal injury cases are personal to you.  Contact an attorney asap.

  • Injury: Rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament
  • Body Part: Left Thumb
  • Amount: $3,944.50
  • Claimant was injured after a patient grabbed the thumb causing injury. Claimant underwent surgical repair to the ruptured ligament and post-operative therapy.

 

  • Injury: Thoracic and lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $9,860.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting a heavy patient at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with medication and therapy.

 

  • Injury: Lateral patellar dislocation
  • Body Part: Right knee
  • Amount: $3,168.00 ($30,888 total)
  • Claimant was injured after twisting and falling at work. Claimant had two surgeries. The claim was reopened for additional physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $12,285.00
  • Due to stresses of being a law enforcement officer, Claimant developed hypertension. Claimant manages the hypertension with medication.

 

  • Body Part: Leg
  • Injury: Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Amount: $2,976.00
  • Claimant was a day-laborer who was hired for a one-day job unloading a large truck. The Claimant was injured after tripping on the ramp of the truck.  Claimant was diagnosed with a quadriceps tendon rupture and underwent surgery.  Post-operatively the Claimant underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Injury: Ankle tendinitis
  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Claimant’s ankle was injured when a co-worker dropped a box onto the Claimant’s foot. Xrays did not reveal a fracture and an MRI was unremarkable. The Claimant was initially non-weight bearing on crutches prior to undergoing a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Neck, scalp
  • Injury: Disfigurement to the scalp, cervical spine burst fracture
  • Amount: $61,911.50
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle crash where the tractor trailer rolled onto the passenger side panel causing injury to the neck. A CT scan of the cervical spine revealed a burst fracture with retropulsion of the fracture fragments.  The Claimant underwent an anterior C7 corpectomy and C6 to T1 fusion with cage allograft and anterior cervical fusion.  Post-operatively the Claimant was in a neck brace for a period of time but eventually was released to return to work.

 

  • Body Part: Head, neck, low back, ankle
  • Injury: Sprain, post traumatic headaches
  • Amount: $14,625.00
  • Claimant sustained injury after tripping and falling at work. Treatment included rest and physical therapy. An MRI revealed a disc protrustion in the cervical spine.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Sprain/strain leading to adhesive capsulitis
  • Amount: $12,500.00
  • Claimant was working as a nurse and sustained injury lifting a patient. An MRI revealed rotator cuff tendinosis and a course of physical therapy was initiated.  During a prolonged recovery the Claimant developed adhesive capsulitis that required one cortisone injection.

 

  • Injury: L4/5 disc protrusion
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $6,880.00
  • Claimant was at work as a registered nurse while pulling a patient out of bed sustained an injury to the back. An MRI of the lumbar spine revealed a minimal disc bulge with some superimposed mild broad-based paracentral posterior disc protrusion at the L4-5 level.  An MRI of the thoracic spine was negative for herniated discs and an EMG/nerve conduction study was negative for lumbar radiculopathy.  The required treatment was a course of physical therapy which was followed by a full duty work release.

 

  • Injury: Partial amputation
  • Body Part: Index finger, thumb
  • Amount: $41,242.50
  • Claimant’s thumb and index finger were crushed in a printing press. The injury required two surgeries in the form of a partial amputation and skin graft from the forearm.  This was followed by a course of occupational therapy and an eventual full duty work release.

 

  • Body Part: Back, hip
  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Amount: $8,600.00
  • Claimant fell on a loading dock injuring the hip and back. The necessary treatment included physical therapy and one injection in the hip.

 

  • Body Part: Head
  • Injury: Concussion
  • Amount: $11,050.00

Claimant was hit in the head by a steel pole at work and suffered a concussion.  This resulted in blurry vision and headaches.  The Claimant treated with medication and was instructed to wear sunglasses in bright environments.

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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.