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

Another Successful Month for Warnken, LLC

Warnken, LLC was hard at work resolving client cases this past month.  We got great results in quite a few serious injury cases.  In all, we recovered $1,926,816 for our injured clients in May.  Details of our results are below.  Our new cases were down a further 15% from May, where we reported that new cases were down 50%.  This will impact our abilities in 2021, but we will stay the course and continue to serve our injured clients to the best of our abilities.

As you read the results below, please remember that past results are no guarantee of future cases.  Your case may end in a different result, even if the injuries or facts of the case are similar.  Please speak with a lawyer ASAP to get to work on the specifics of your personal injury, car crash, or workers’ comp case.

  • Injury: PTSD
  • Body Part: Psych
  • Amount: $18,250.00
  • Due to horrific things that Claimant saw during work, Claimant was diagnosed with PTSD.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $9,300.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant was treated with medication and therapy and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Employer: Genesis Healthcare
  • Injury: Torn quadricep muscle
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $21,975.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work causing a tear in the quadricep muscle. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the tear, following by therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder strain, lumbar strain, cervical strain, labral tear, ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Shoulder, back, neck, hip and ankle
  • Amount: $41.975.00
  • Claimant was struck by a drunk driver while working. Claimant sustained multiple injuries and had surgery to the hip. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Tinnitus
  • Body Part: Ears
  • Amount: $1,650.00 (total over claim is $9,900.00)
  • Due to career in law enforcement, claimant developed tinnitus. Claimant reopened claim due to worsening of condition.

 

  • Injury: Meniscus tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $21,204.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell while on a traffic stop causing reinjury to the knee. Claimant had surgery to repaired the meniscal tear and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Thoracic strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $7,440.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant underwent physical therapy and continued with employment.

 

  • Injury: Thoracic strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $6,700.00 (total over life of claim $28,475)
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical treatment. Claimant returned to therapy and continued to work full duty.

 

  • Employer: com
  • Injury: Ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $4,760.00
  • Claimant tripped at work and the ankle was caught in a cart at the same time. Claimant had physical therapy for the injury sustained.

 

  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers Insurance
  • Employer: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake
  • Injury: PTSD & concussion
  • Body Part: Psych & Head
  • Amount: $5,220.00
  • Claimant was assaulted by a co-worker. Claimant received stitches for a laceration on the head and was diagnosed with a concussion. Claimant aggravated pre-existing depression and developed PTSD.

 

  • Injury: Scalp laceration and concussion and thumb dislocation
  • Body Part: Head and Thumb
  • Amount: $16,740.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident while on duty. Claimant sustained a head laceration and thumb dislocation. Claimant was treated with therapy and medications. He continued to work throughout his care.

 

  • Injury: Chest and face contusions
  • Body Part: Chest and face
  • Amount: $7,500.00
  • Claimant was assaulted by a co-worker. Claimant was seen in the emergency room. No follow up care was needed.

 

  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $6,280.00

 

  • Injury: Torn rotator cuff
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $52,500.00
  • Claimant injured the shoulder after lifting a heavy object at work. Claimant received surgery for the injury and therapy.

 

  • Injury: Knee strain
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $3,348.00
  • Claimant fell and twisted the knee while apprehending a fleeing suspect. Claimant was treated with bracing and therapy.

 

  • Injury: Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Body Part: Bilateral wrists
  • Amount: $11,000 plus MSA of $13,937.01
  • Due to career picking crabs, Claimant developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Claimant underwent surgical repair to one wrist and declined surgery on the other.

 

  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Injury: PTSD and movement disorder
  • Body Part: Psych
  • Amount: $235,981.00
  • Claimant developed PTSD due to witnessing horrific incidents amongst inmates and violence against co-workers while working as a correctional officer. Claimant’s career was ended as a result.

 

  • Injury: Hearing Loss
  • Body Part: Bilateral ears
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Due to career as law enforcement officer, developed hearing loss.
  • Body Part:      Back & Hip
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Claimant sustained an injury when lifting a heavy door out of a truck. Claimant felt a pop in the low back and hip area. After an MRI, Claimant was diagnosed with a disc protrusion and radiculopathy.  Claimant underwent pain management, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment.  Claimant was unable to return to the previous employment due to weight restrictions placed on them by the physician.

 

 

  • Injury: PTSD
  • Body Part:      Psychological
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Claimant sustained psychological injuries when they were held up at gun point during a delivery. Claimant underwent psychotherapy and other psychological treatment and was able to be released to full duty.

 

 

  • Injury: Lisfranc dislocation of Foot/Ankle
  • Body Part:      Foot
  • Amount: $118,446.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury when their foot was run over from behind with a forklift. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the foot, with hardware put in.  Claimant subsequently completed pain management, physical therapy, medications, home exercise.  Due to the severity of the injury, the Claimant was unable to return to any employment.

 

 

  • Injury: Sprain
  • Body Part:      Wrist
  • Amount: $5,032.50
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the wrist when drilling holes, the drill locked up. Claimant sustained a twisting injury. An MRI was taken, and treatment with a hand specialist included physically therapy, medications. Claimant was released to full duty at the same job with same employer.

 

 

  • Motor Vehicle Crash
  • Injury: Sprain & Strain
  • Body Part:      Back & Neck
  • Amount: $7,460.00
  • Plaintiff sustained an injury to the back and neck when the defendant backed his vehicle into the Plaintiffs. Plaintiff suffered injuries and was treated conservatively with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medications.

 

 

  • Injury: Meniscus Tear
  • Body Part:      Knee
  • Amount: $10,659.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the knee while stepping up on a lift. Claimant felt a pop in the knee area. Claimant was seen at the ER, an MRI was taken, which revealed a partial meniscus tear.  Claimant underwent surgery in the form of a meniscectomy, and subsequently had a steroid injection.  Through additional physical therapy and medications, Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Body Part: Eye
  • Amount: $85,000.00 indemnity and $14,477.95 for future medical care.
  • Location: Prince George’s County
  • The eye injury was a polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with massive sub-macular bleeding and a dense vitreous hemorrhage, and detached retina. Client was punched in the face by a violent resident while the injured worker was attempting to stop the resident from attacking others.  The injured worker was diagnosed with a polypoidal choroidal `       qvasculopathy with massive sub-macular bleeding and a dense vitreous hemorrhage.  The Client came under the care of a ophthalmologist, who performed Avastin injections.  After the injections failed to bring relieve or improve the injured worker’s vision, the injured worker underwent surgery to repair a detached retina.  After a period of recovery, the Claimant was able to retuned to work in the same position with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Corneal abrasions
  • Body Part: Eye
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Location: Talbot County
  • Claimant sustained injury to the eye when a paint chip got into the eye while scraping paint. The injured worker come under the care of an ophthalmologist and was diagnosed with corneal abrasions. The claim was settled on appeal.

 

  • Injury:             Dental Injury
  • Amount: $4,125.00 in indemnity and $2,250.00 for future dental work.
  • Location: Calvert County
  • Claimant was working at a construction site and fell from a ladder, striking the right side of the mouth on the ladder. The injured worker dislodged a tooth and underwent a dislodge restoration by a dentist.

 

 

  • Injury: Proximal humerus fracture, torn rotator cuff, PTSD, anxiety, depression
  • Body Part: Shoulder, Arm, Psychological
  • Amount: Total benefits to Claimant was $316,444.55, some pre-appeal, some post
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Claimant slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk and sustained a proximal humerus fracture and shoulder injury. The injured worker ultimately underwent four separate surgeries.  The first surgery was an open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture and biceps tendinopathy.  The Claimant developed a “frozen shoulder” and the second surgery was a manipulation under anesthesia, lysis of adhesions, bursectomy and decompression of the subacromial space.  Approximately seven months later, the third surgery was performed.  This surgery consisted of a rotator cuff debridement, biceps and labral debridement, capsular release, synovectomy of the glenohumeral joint, open subacromial decompression, and a second manipulation under anesthesia.  The fourth surgery occurred approximately ten months later, which was a open resection of the heterotopic bone, open capsular release and an open biceps tendon resection.  The worker developed a post-surgical hematoma, which was irrigated.  As a result of the extensive injuries and the length of the recovery, the injured worker was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression.  The Claimant underwent a period of counseling.  Eventually, the Claimant returned to work with a different employer at a less physically demanding job.

 

  • Injury: Partial digit amputation
  • Body Part: Index finger
  • Amount: 25% permanent partial disability to the index finger.  $8,370.00 indemnity.
  • Location: Howard County
  • Claimant sustained a partial amputation of the index finger when it was caught in a door. The laceration was repaired and the injured worker underwent a period of post-surgical hand therapy and consult with a plastic surgeon. The worker returned to work in the same position with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Hip arthrosis and post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression
  • Body Part: Hip, Back and Psychological
  • Amount: Claimant received a total of $375,644.22 in a lump sum.
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant sustained injury when the Claimant fell from a ramp while making a product delivery, sustaining a blunt force injury to the hip, back and neck. The most significant injury was to the hip, which was initially diagnosed as trochanteric bursitis.  After injections, including an interarticular hip injection, failed to bring relief, the injured worker underwent a hip arthroplasty.  The Claimant was referred for long-term pain management.  After a period of vocational rehabilitation, the Claimant returned to work in a less physically demanding job.  The hip worsened and the injured worker returned to orthopedic care.  The Claimant underwent a second surgery, which consisted of a tenotomy of the psoas muscle and a trochanteric bursectomy.  As a result of the extensive injuries and the length of the recovery, the injured worker was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression and received therapy and prescriptions.  The treating physicians indicated that the injured worker was not able to return to suitable gainful employment.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Hip
  • Amount: $81,462.50
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Claimant was working as a dental assistant and fell in the office, sustaining a fractured hip. Claimant underwent surgery in the form of an anterior total hip replacement.  Due to the failed hip replacement, Claimant underwent a second surgery in the form of a revision total hip replacement.  Following post-operative rehabilitation the Claimant was able to return to preinjury employment.

 

  • Injury: Strain, Contusion
  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Knee
  • Amount: $1,300.85
  • Location: Belair Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle involved in a hit and run collision. Plaintiff was evaluated at the emergency room the day after the crash and was discharged.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain, headaches
  • Body Part: Back and neck
  • Amount: $30,000.00
  • Employer: Dollar Tree
  • Location: Annapolis, Fort Meade, MD
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of his employment and sustained injuries to the head, back, and neck. Plaintiff was treated with physical therapy and received a full duty work release.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear of the Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $62,875
  • Location: Gambrills, MD
  • Claimant was working as a mechanic when they stepped out of a truck, but the ground was not level causing them to overextend their arm, sustaining injury to the shoulder, arm and hand/wrist. Claimant had an MRI performed of the shoulder which revealed a rotator cuff tear.  Claimant then underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff tear.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear of the Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $81,022
  • Location: Essex, MD
  • Claimant was working as a carpenter when a large heavy sliding patio door fell, causing injury to the shoulder. Claimant had an MRI which showed a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff.  Claimant was treated with injections and physical therapy. Claimant eventually underwent arthroscopic to repair the tear.

 

  • Injury: Disk Protrusion
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $32,850.00
  • Location: Hyattsville, MD
  • Claimant was working as a dialysis technician and bent over to help a patient, sustaining injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, pain medications, epidural steroid injections, and work hardening.  An MRI was performed of the back which revealed a disk protrusion in the lumbar spine.  Claimant returned to preinjury employment after work hardening.

 

  • Injury: Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $4,536.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant’s job required repetitive motion which caused Claimant to develop lateral epicondylitis. Claimant underwent a surgical release procedure, and subsequently returned for additional treatment in the form of injections and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Trochanteric Bursitis, Sprain of the Sacroiliac Ligament
  • Body Part: Back, Hip
  • Amount: $83,581.00
  • Claimant was working as a bus driver and hit a bump in the road causing the bus to jolt forward and cause injury.  Claimant was treated with physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and injections.