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

December 2017 Case Settlements and Verdicts

Below is a listing of Warnken, LLC cases that were concluded in December 2017, either permanently, or in the form of a PPD award in the case of workers’ compensation.  Warnken, LLC recovered $754,890.82 for the injured in December 2017.  It’s important to note that this figure, in the case of workers’ compensation cases, does not include medical treatment and unless specifically stated otherwise, does not include lost wages.  It’s strictly what’s known as “indemnity.”

 

  • Injury: Right knee sprain
  • Body Part: Right knee
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and did not miss time from work.

 

  • Injury: Bicondylar fracture of the left proximal tibia
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $35,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the knee and post-operative therapy. Claimant was able to return to work.

 

  • Injury: Avulsion fracture to foot and nondisplaced fracture of right distal fibula
  • Body Part: Foot and Ankle
  • Amount: $5,590.00
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work, injuring the left foot and the right ankle. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and injections. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Medial and lateral menisci tears and advanced degeneration
  • Body Part: Left knee
  • Amount: $40,200.00
  • Claimant fell from a truck and injured the left knee. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the torn meniscus, and had injections following surgery. Ultimately, Claimant underwent a total knee replacement and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical herniation, lumbar disc herniation with annular tear, rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Neck, shoulder, back
  • Amount: $115,230.00 for worsening (total award of $168,610.00)
  • Claimant was injured after falling off of a truck at work. Claimant underwent a cervical fusion following the first award of permanency. Claimant had a shoulder surgery prior to the award for worsening. Claimant had conservative treatment to the low back.

 

  • Injury: Left palmar wrist contusion, wrist sprain, and traumatic ulnar neuritis
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $13,162.50
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with therapy and splinting. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbosacral muscular strain, greater trochanteric bursitis of hip, knee sprain
  • Body Part: Back, right hip, right knee
  • Amount: $20,000 (total award is $28,134.00)
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work and being hit by boxes falling after the fall. Claimant received therapy and injections. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Claimant was injured while restraining a combative patient. An MRI was unremarkable.  Claimant attended physical therapy and returned to work full duty.

 

  • Injury: Concussion, hearing loss
  • Body Part: Head and neck
  • Amount: $38,118.75
  • Claimant fell and hit head on a metal sink at work. Claimant suffered a severe concussion that resulted in headaches, dizziness and hearing loss.  The Claimant underwent a course of vestibular therapy and was referred for surgery due to the hearing loss.

 

  • Injury: Concussion, shoulder injury
  • Body Part: Head and shoulder
  • Amount: $32,585
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work causing a head and shoulder injury. The shoulder was treated conservatively with rest and physical therapy.  Postconcussive headaches were treated with medication.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the supraspinatus tendon and labrum; L5-S1 disk bulge
  • Body Part: Shoulder, back ribs
  • Amount: $46,305
  • Claimant was injured when he was hit in the back with an excavator bucket and knocked into a ditch. Claimant underwent surgery followed by physical therapy for the shoulder.  He was referred for injections for the lumbar spine.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the MP joint
  • Body Part: Thumb
  • Amount: $12,500
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work and injured her thumb trying to catch herself. She underwent a surgical repair; specifically, MP joint collateral ligament reconstruction with a tendon graft using the palmaris longus tendon. Postoperatively she underwent a course of hand therapy.

 

  • Injury: Type V acromioclavicular joint separation
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $46,315
  • Claimant injured his shoulder pushing a heavy piece of equipment. He underwent surgical repair of the shoulder followed by a course of therapy.  He developed a postoperative infection that needed to be drained and treated with antibiotics.

 

  • Injury: Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Claimant injured back moving a large ladder at work. Treatment including formal physical therapy as well as use of an at home TENS unit.

 

  • Injury: Interphalangeal joint dislocation
  • Body Part: Thumb
  • Amount: $14,920.52
  • Claimant’s hand got caught in a vending machine during the course of employment, resulting in a near amputation of the thumb. Claimant transported by ambulance to the hospital where surgical repair involving placement on pins was performed.  Following removal of the pins Claimant underwent a course of occupational therapy.

 

  • Injury: Fifth metatarsal fracture
  • Body Part: Foot
  • Amount: $6,450
  • Claimant twisted ankle on a manhole cover resulting in a fracture. Claimant was placed in a walking boot until the bone healed. Claimant missed 6 weeks from work.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Claimant was injured in the course of employment with a large nursing facility.  Claimant tore the rotator cuff, necessitating surgical repair.
  • Injury: Multiple body parts including back
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle collision.
  • Injury: Strain; posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • Body Part: Back and ankle
  • Amount: $29,312.50
  • During employment as a nurse, claimant suffered a back injury and ankle injury. The back injury was treated with rest and medication.  Her ankle injury required surgical repair of the tear and post-op physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Strain; posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • Body Part: Back and ankle
  • Amount: $29,312.50
  • During employment as a nurse, claimant suffered a back injury and ankle injury. The back injury was treated with rest and medication.  Her ankle injury required surgical repair of the tear and post-op physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Strain; contusion
  • Body Part: Elbow and knee
  • Amount: $8,250
  • Claimant sustained an elbow injury and knee injury as the result of a fall at work. Treatment included one injection for the knee and two injections for the elbow.

 

  • Injury: Crush injury
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $8,385
  • Claimant’s hand was crushed when a heavy table fell on it. Xrays were negative for fractures.  Claimant underwent an extensive course of therapy and missed 4 months from work.

 

  • Injury: Strain; hernia
  • Body Part: Back; groin
  • Amount: $49,677.55