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

Last Month’s Results: Last month, Warnken, LLC Recovered $1,166,800.71 for 35 Injured Clients

Warnken, LLC once again recovered in excess of one million dollars for our injured clients last month. Thirty-five cases concluded, either permanently, or, in the case of some workers’ comp cases, for now.  Of the 35, three cases resulted in recoveries to the injured client in excess of $100,000.

Please remember, when considering your personal injury, workers’ compensation, or car crash case – no two matters are ever the same and our successes in the past don’t guarantee success in your case.  There are a lot of variables that go into determining the value of the case.  The injuries, the lost wages, the medicals are just the start.  Our job is to help you recover the most compensation possible for your injuries.  We never promise specific results or specific numbers – no honest lawyer should.  However, we promise our best efforts.  Also, you don’t pay our fee or expenses, unless you win.  Please see last month’s results below.

 

  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Injury: Rupture of the collateral ulnar ligament
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $8,415.00
  • Claimant sustained injury while attempting to restrain an inmate. Claimant had surgery and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Employer: A Maryland Law Enforcement Agency
  • Injury: Reaction to exposure to narcotics
  • Body Part: Eyes
  • Amount: $4,500.00
  • Claimant was exposed to narcotics during traffic stop that caused eye irritation. Claimant was seen at the ER and primary care physician.

 

  • Location: Montgomery County
  • Injury: Torn meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $4,536.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the torn meniscus and return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Employer: Montgomery County
  • Injury:             Numerous
  • Body Part: Both knees, both shoulders, neck, back, head, hearing loss, psych
  • Amount: $69,629.00 from E/I and $46,384 from the SIF. ($116,013.00 total)
  • Claimant fell down steps at work after slipping on the landing. Claimant had total knee replacement surgery on each knee. Claimant has surgery to the shoulder. Claimant was given a hearing aid for the hearing loss that was caused by the head injury.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain and cervical strain
  • Body Part: Back and Neck
  • Amount: $8,600.00
  • Claimant sustained injury after lifting a patient at work. Claimant underwent physical therapy. Injections were recommended but declined.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain and cervical strain
  • Body Part: Back and Neck
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant had physical therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Insurer: Lifebridge Health (Sisco)
  • Type of Award: PPD (20%)
  • Employer: Carroll County Hospital Center
  • Injury: Status post left knee replacement and left hip replacement
  • Body Part: Knee and Hip
  • Amount: $52,650.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell while at work. Claimant underwent a total hip replacement and a total knee replacement. Claimant had post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Hearing Loss
  • Body Part: Ear
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant developed acute hearing loss after a pressure valve released next to where the claimant was standing. Claimant was given a hearing aid and has permanent hearing loss as a result.

 

  • Employer: Johns Hopkins
  • Injury: Shoulder strain with impingement syndrome with biceps tendinitis
  • Body Part: Shoulder and arm
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work. Claimant underwent two surgeries to the shoulder and had post-operative therapy.

 

  • Employer: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore
  • Injury: Disc herniation
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $45,225.00 in new money ($60,300 total)
  • Claimant injured back while on the job as a law enforcement officer. Claimant reopened claim to have surgery approved. After a trial on appeal, Claimant’s surgery was approved and performed. Claimant remains in a permanent light duty position as a result.

 

  • Employer: A Baltimore Hospital
  • Injury: Ulnar nerve damage
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $40,200.00
  • Claimant was injured after a co-worker caused injury during a surgical procedure. Claimant was treatment conservatively and did not have surgery. Claimant did not return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and medical and lateral meniscus tears
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $45,756.00  (41% PPD to the knee)
  • Location: Prince George’s County
  • Client sustained a knee injury after jumping a fence and landing on a tree root while chasing a suspect. The injured worker sustained a twisting injury that caused an anterior cruciate ligament tear and medical and lateral meniscus tears.  The Claimant underwent an arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with a hamstring autograft and partial lateral and medial meniscectomies.  After a period of post-operative physical therapy, the injured worker was able to return to full duty work.

 

  • Injury: Non-displaced fracture at the base of the thumb.  Chip fracture of the thumb located in the IP joint space and tendon contracture
  • Body Part: Thumb
  • Amount: $15,000.00
  • Location: Frederick County
  • Employer: A supermarket chain
  • Worker sustained a crush injury to the thumb when the thumb was pinned between machinery and a metal railing. Claimant was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture at the base of the thumb.  A chip fracture of the thumb located in the IP joint space was also identified.  These injured caused a tendon contracture.  The worker underwent surgery to remove the bone fragment, reduction of the fracture of distal phalanx of the thumb, release of the flexor pollicis longus tendon contracture, and release of the joint contractor at IP joint.

 

  • Injury: Mild cervical radiculopathy and shoulder, arm, and lumbar sprains and contusions
  • Body Part: Head, Neck, Back, Shoulder, Arm
  • Amount: $16,025.00 with full third-party lien waiver.  Third party claim was settled for $22,198.00 by co-counsel.
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Worker was involved in a work-related motor vehicle collision and sustained injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. Claimant was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy and shoulder, arm, and lumbar sprains and contusions.  After a period of post-collision care, the injured worker returned to work for the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Medial meniscal tear, posterior collateral ligament injury, ACL insufficiency. Lumbar degenerative disc disease with medium disc bulges at L4-5.
  • Body Part: Back and Leg
  • Amount: 39% PPD to the knee, which was a 9% worsening of condition and a 13% to the back under “other cases,” which was a 3% worsening of condition.  Claimant had a prior finding of 35% to the foot, which was unchanged.  Total PPD now at 269.50 weeks, which elevated Claimant to “serious disability” and a total of 360 weeks.  Total of “new” weeks was 132.50, which equaled $63,202.50 in “new” compensation.
  • Since the prior Award of Compensation, Claimant underwent two additional surgeries to the knee. The first was an arthroscopy with partial lateral meniscectomy and debridement and a partial ACL repair due to a medial meniscal tear and a posterior collateral ligament injury.  The second surgery was a revision of the ACL reconstruction with tibialis anterior allograft due to ACL insufficiency.  For the lumbar spine, the Claimant underwent an additional series of epidural steroid injections under fluoroscopy at L4-5.  Claimant continues to work in the same position.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear and adhesive capsulitis.  Total knee arthroplasties and lumbar arthropathy.
  • Body Part: Shoulder, Back, both Knees
  • Amount: $197,421 for all combined
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant sustained two separate work related injuries. The first work injury involved the shoulder, in which the worker was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear and adhesive capsulitis.  The second work injury involved the back and both knees.  The second claim was subject to a reopening for “worsening of condition” to the back and both knees.  Since the prior Award of Compensation, Claimant underwent total knee arthroplasties (total knee replacements) to both knees.  For the lumbar spine, the injured worker underwent a series of bilateral medial branch block injections to L3-L5 under fluoroscopy due to lumbar arthropathy.  Because the claims involved the same employer and same treating physicians with overlapping medical care, they were “set with” each other for handling purposes.

 

  • Injury: Closed fracture of the radial head of the arm.  Contusion and sprain of the knee.
  • Body Part: Arm and Leg
  • Amount: $12,000.00
  • Location: Charles County
  • Worker sustained a closed fracture of the radial head of the arm and a contusion and sprain of the knee as a result of falling in a parking lot. The arm was treated non-surgically.  After the fracture healed, post-injury therapy was completed.

 

  • Injury: Neck Sprain, Rotator Cuff Tear of Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder, Neck
  • Amount: $55,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Claimant was working as a GNA while transferring an obese patient from a bed to a chair using a Hoyer lift and sustained injury to the neck and shoulder. Claimant had physical therapy before ultimately undergoing shoulder surgery.  Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder in the form of a rotator cuff reconstruction, subacromial decompression and limited intraarticular debridement.  Claimant then completed a course of postoperative physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Knee Contusion
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Claimant injured the knee while working as a GNA trying to keep a resident from falling. Claimant was treated with a knee brace and an injection.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder Strain, Back Strain
  • Body Part: Back, Shoulder
  • Amount: $75,522.00
  • Location: Eastern Blvd., Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was working as a driving instructor and was involved in a rear end motor vehicle collision. Claimant was treated with pain medications, physical therapy, and injections.

 

  • Injury: 2nd Degree Burns to the Neck and Chest
  • Body Part: Face, Neck, Chest
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was working as a registered nurse when a patient threw boiling hot water at them causing burns to the Claimant’s neck and chest. Claimant was treated with pain medication and ointment.

 

  • Injury: Rhabdomyolysis
  • Body Part: Kidneys
  • Amount: $18,600.00
  • Location: Davidsonville, MD
  • Claimant was working in extreme heat when leg cramps began. Claimant was taken to the emergency room, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis and treated with IV fluids and medication.

 

  • Injury: Fractured Ankle
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $24,000.00
  • Employer: Baltimore City Hospital
  • Claimant was working as a physician assistant when they were attacked by a patient sustaining injury to the ankle. Claimant was treated with a walking boot and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: PTSD
  • Body Part:        Psychiatric
  • Amount: $19,000.00
  • Claimant was robbed at gunpoint while working for the employer. Claimant underwent treatment in the form of psychotherapy and medications. Claimant did not return to work for employer.

 

 

  • Injury: Shoulder contusion, Rotator cuff strain, back and neck sprain, pelvic contusion.
  • Body Part:        Neck, Back, Shoulder
  • Amount: $10,441.44
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision when their vehicle was struck by another vehicle. Plaintiff treated conservatively with physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and medication, before being discharged from treatment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical and Thoraic spine strain
  • Body Part:        Back and Neck
  • Amount: $9,817.50
  • Claimant was in elevator that dropped approx. 15 feet, coming to sharp stop that gave jolt throughout body. Claimant treated with an orthopedic.  Claimant was treated with physical therapy, medications, and chiropractic treatment.

 

  • Injury: Rupture of lumbar disc, Back strain
  • Body Part:        Back
  • Amount: $22,000.00
  • Claimant was moving keg with co-worker when co-worker dropped their end, causing the claimant to sustain injuries. Claimant also reinjured the same body part a few weeks later at the same position.  Claimant was unable to return to the pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Meniscus Tear
  • Body Part:        Knee
  • Amount: $11,748.00
  • Sudden turbulence caused Claimant to twist the left knee. Claimant treated with an urgent care facility at first, then followed by an MRI, which showed a tear of medial meniscus.  Claimant underwent physical therapy and arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy.  Claimant was able to return to same job with employer.

 

  • Injury: Traumatic piercing injury
  • Body Part:        Foot
  • Amount: $11,000.00
  • Claimant stepped on a nail while cleaning wood shards. US showed fluid collection in soft tissue.  Claimant underwent an MRI which showed minimal subcutaneous edema. Claimant was treated with a walking boot and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Corneal Abrasion
  • Body Part:        Eye
  • Amount: $935.00
  • Insurer: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore
  • While passenger in work truck, tree branch struck and cracked the Claimant’s windshield, injuring their eye. Claimant had an appointment to confirm there were no foreign objects in the eye, and then returned to same job with employer.

 

  • Injury: Sprain of the ankle ligaments
  • Body Part:        Ankle
  • Amount: $4,675.00
  • Insurer: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore
  • Claimant injured their ankle while working on a roof cleaning debris. Claimant underwent X-rays which showed no fracture, and was treated with physical therapy. Claimant returned to same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: PTSD, Rib and Lumbar Fractures, among other injuries.
  • Body Part:        Back, Head, Ribs, Psychiatric
  • Amount: $116,796.39 ($90,000.00 plus $26,796.39 Medical Set Aside plus lien waiver)
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving for work. Claimant underwent substantial treatment, including physical therapy, medications, case usage, psychotherapy, and chiropractic treatment. Claimant sustained permanent injuries which prevented them from returning to pre-injury employment. Claimant found a new position through vocational rehabilitation.

 

  • Injury: Neck strain, shoulder strain, knee strain
  • Body Part:        Shoulder, elbow, knee
  • Amount: $4,700.00
  • Claimant fell while working for the employer, sustaining injuries to the knee, shoulder, and neck. Claimant underwent a course of physical therapy before being released to the same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff tear
  • Body Part:        Shoulder/Arm
  • Amount:          $40,000.00
  • Claimant fell while stepping off of a ladder, sustained a rotator cuff tear. Claimant underwent rotator cuff surgical repair, followed my medications, work-hardening, and physical therapy. Claimant was released to the same job with the same employer.

 

 

  • Injury: Wrist sprain, disc bulge, knee strain, cervical spine strain.
  • Body Part:        Arm, Neck, Back, Leg
  • Amount: $30,000.00
  • Claimant fell while exiting an employer provider shuttle, sustaining injures to their arm, neck, back, and leg. Claimant underwent an MRI of the back, which revealed a mild disc bulge. Claimant treated primarily with physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and medications, before being released. Claimant did not return to the previous employer.