Verdicts and Settlements

At Douglas & London, we are proud of our success in representing clients in a variety of legal matters and situations. Whether a case requires a jury verdict or a settlement outside the courtroom, we work tirelessly to make sure our clients are fairly and appropriately compensated for the injuries and losses they have experienced as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our experienced law firm in New York, NY, has handled thousands of cases over the years. Some of our verdicts and settlements have been highlighted below:

Settlement: Over $2 billion: Pharmaceutical Products Liability 

Our firm’s involvement and participation in the Yaz®/Yasmin® product liability litigation resulted in Bayer paying over $2 billion to the approximately 20,000 injured claimants.  Firm partner Michael A. London played a pivotal role throughout the litigation, holding the position of court-appointed co-lead counsel of the entire litigation. Firm partner Gary Douglas was designated a co-lead trial counsel for the first trial that was stayed just 11 days before it was set to begin after the announcement of settlement negotiations, and Stephanie O’Connor, another partner at the firm, was critical in establishing the science aspect of the case.  Together this advocacy helped shed light on this dangerous new birth control, which resulted the convention of an FDA Advisory Committee to address the drug’s hazards and the approval of a change to the label’s package warnings to better reflect the real dangers

Settlement: $690,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Our firm’s involvement and participation in the Zyprexa® product liability litigation yielded a $690 million settlement on behalf of approximately 8,000 injured plaintiffs.  Michael A. London played a pivotal role, holding the position of Vice-Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee responsible for starting this groundbreaking litigation that led to changes in warning labels for atypical anti-psychotic medications and the historic $690 million settlement in less than two years of litigation.

Settlement: $670,600,000: Environmental Toxic Exposure

Our firm’s involvement and participation in the C8 litigation against DuPont resulted in a $670.6 million settlement on behalf of approximately 3,550 plaintiffs.  Firm partner Gary J. Douglas tried three cases to verdict, with three separate juries returning verdicts in the amounts of $1.6 million, $5.6 million and $12.5 million.  Firm partner Michael A. London held the position of plaintiff’s co-lead counsel of the entire litigation and was the lead negotiator of the $670.6 million settlement.  Mr. Douglas, Mr. London, and Senior Associate Rebecca G. Newman were nominated as one of the eight national finalists for Trial Team of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Settlement: $650,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Settlement on behalf of approximately 4,400 claimants injured by use of the drug Pradaxa. Firm Partner Michael A. London served as co-lead counsel to oversee the entire litigation and was one of two primary negotiators of the settlement.  Firm Partner Gary J. Douglas was designated as lead trial counsel for the first Pradaxa bellwether trial, which was stayed following the announcement of the settlement.

Verdict: $140,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Firm Partner Stephanie O’Connor served on the trial team that secured a $140 million verdict against AbbVie, Inc. on behalf of a man who was injured as a result of his use of testosterone replacement therapy. Ms. O’Connor, along with the entire trial team, was recognized as one of the eight finalists for Trial Team of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Settlement: $123,200,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Settlements for 933 clients of our firms clients who were injured as a result of using a prescription medication manufactured by a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company. 

Settlement: $50,800,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 152 clients who were injured as a result of using a prescription drug manufactured by a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company.

Settlement: $48,000,000: Medical Device Products Liability

Confidential settlements with multiple manufacturers of women’s health-related medical devices on behalf of 1,015 women. 

Settlement: $40,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability 

Confidential settlement on behalf of 160 clients for a prescription medication manufactured by a Fortune 500 company.

Settlement: $36,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability 

Settlement where our firm represented 151 clients who were injured following their use of a diabetes medication. Firm partner Stephanie O’Connor was instrumental in the litigation and on the trial team that secured a multi-billion dollar verdict. 

Verdict: $27,800,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Firm partner Gary J. Douglas served as lead trial counsel and secured a $27.8 million verdict in the first and only plaintiff’s victory against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a woman injured following her use of the blood thinner, Xarelto®.

Verdict: $20,350,000: Product Liability

Firm founders Gary J. Douglas and Michael A. London secured the first verdict in the history of the State of New York against the tobacco industry for the death of a 58-year-old former smoker of Lucky Strike cigarettes.

Verdict: $20,000,000: Train Accident

Firm partner Gary J. Douglas won a trial on behalf of a 16 year old whose skull was fractured when he was struck by a New York City subway.

Settlement: $15,000,000: Consumer Fraud

Class Action lawsuit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals alleging false representations made regarding additional health benefits of their over-the-counter combination aspirin drugs. Firm Partner Michael A. London, with great assistance from Senior Associate Virginia E. Anello, served as co-lead counsel on this litigation.

Settlement: $14,900,000: Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 15 clients who were injured as a result of using a household consumer product manufactured by a Fortune 500 company.

Settlement: $14,000,000: Medical Device Products Liability

Confidential settlements against 6 medical device manufacturers whose products caused serious side effects requiring our clients to undergo life-long treatment to minimize their symptoms.

Settlement: $11,300,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 109 clients who were injured as a result of using a prescription drug manufactured by a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company.

Verdict: $8,500,000: Medical Device Products Liability

Firm partner Gary J. Douglas obtained a jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon Endosurgery, on behalf of the family of a 45-year-old man who died after a staple gun misfired during a weight-loss surgery.

Settlement: $8,180,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 78 clients who were injured as a result of using a prescription drug manufactured by a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company.

Verdict: $8,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

 Jury verdict against Merck & Co. on behalf of a 72-year-old Florida woman who suffered a disabling and disfiguring jaw disease as result of taking the osteoporosis drug Fosamax. Of note, Gary J. Douglas was the lead trial attorney and achieved the first win for any plaintiff against Merck & Co in the country relating to Fosamax, which ultimately led to a global settlement.

Settlement: $6,240,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 156 clients who were injured as a result of receiving a defective and recalled medical device manufactured by a pharmaceutical company.

Settlement: $6,000,000: Medical Malpractice

For an infant who suffered kidney damage at birth due to a one hour delay by hospital and obstetrician in not performing an emergency C-section following a sinusoidal pattern seen on the fetal monitor.

Verdict: $5,000,000: Construction Site / Workplace Accident

Firm partner Gary J. Douglas secured this monumental verdict for a construction worker who lost his vision in one eye when a caustic substance splashed his face.

Settlement: $5,000,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a 19-year-old who died tragically following the use of a prescription medication manufactured by a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company.

Settlement: $4,800,000: Medical Malpractice

Structured settlement for a 14-year-old boy suffering from Rheumatic Fever, which was misdiagnosed, resulting in severe heart damage and necessitating a mitral valve replacement.

Settlement: $3,500,000: Assault/Inadequate security

Lack of security case against a landlord for a taxi driver paralyzed when he was shot in the vestibule of his building and paralyzed from the waist down.

Settlement: $3,000,000: Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose and treat non-terminal cancer by doctor resulting in metastasis (spread of cancer) to lung and other organs of the body, resulting in the death of 48 year old.

Verdict: $2,800,000: Construction Site Accident

For construction worker whose leg was fractured after he fell four stories in a scaffold collapse.

Verdict: $2,700,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement on behalf of the Estate of a patient who died due to a negligently performed tubal ligation.

Settlement: $2,500,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for the family of a 2½-year-old boy who was given the wrong polio vaccine which caused him to develop polio and quadriplegia, all of which ultimately led to his premature death before he even reached the age of 3.

Settlement: $2,500,000: Medical Malpractice

Failure to timely diagnose and treat tonsil cancer causes the death of a 47-year-old electrician, who was married and a father of three.

Settlement: $2,275,000: Medical Malpractice

Primary care physician failed to recognize that routine blood tests indicated kidney failure, which resulted in the rapid demise and death of a 42-year-old police department employee and mother of a 12-year-old boy.

Verdict: $2,225,000: Medical Malpractice

For a 42-year-old woman who suffered a stroke after her cardiologist failed to implant a pacemaker and treat her bradycardia.

Settlement: $2,186,000: Pharmaceutical Products Liability

Confidential settlement where our firm represented 6 clients who were injured as a result of using a defective post-operative medical device manufactured by a pharmaceutical company.

Settlement: $2,000,000: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice case involving the negligent delivery of infant resulting in severe Erb’s Palsy necessitating multiple surgeries.

Settlement: $1,950,000: Negligence

Settlement on behalf of a client who fell from an aircraft catering lift and suffered catastrophic leg injury as a consequence of a design defect.

Settlement: $1,930,000: Medical Malpractice

On behalf of a 76-year-old man who was the victim of medical malpractice when his doctor failed to diagnose an infection in his knee which required surgery and subsequent admission to a hospital and a rehabilitation center.

Settlement: $1,900,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement on behalf of the Estate of a patient who committed suicide due to malpractice of patient’s Psychologist.

Settlement: $1,850,000: Medical Malpractice

For the widow of a 57-year-old man who underwent an umbilical hernia surgery during which the anesthesiologist neglected to reverse the effects of a muscle relaxant administered during surgery, which resulted in pulmonary edema and respiratory distress culminating in brain damage and subsequent death.

Settlement: $1,800,000: Construction Site Accident

For construction worker sustaining multiple facial fractures in a work site accident.

Verdict: $1,750,000: Medical Malpractice

For the family of a janitor who suffered a fatal heart attack after being released from a hospital emergency room complaining of chest pain.

Settlement: $1,725,000: General Negligence

Settlement for a 52-year-old woman who slipped and fell at a department store as a result of a hazardous situation created by the department store and who, as a result, suffered severe injuries to her lumbar spine necessitating multiple surgeries and resulting in the loss of her job.

Settlement: $1,650,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement on behalf of the Estate of a patient who suffered severe brain damage and death as a consequence of negligent placement of a catheter to patient’s left innominate vein.

Settlement: $1,600,000: Interior Staircase Collapse / Premises Liability

Confidential settlement on behalf of a 35-year-old male who suffered debilitating bilateral knee injuries following the collapse of a residential building’s interior staircase.

Settlement: $1,537,500: Medical Malpractice

Settlement secured on behalf of the Estate of a patient who died due to hospital and physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat endocarditis. Settlement on behalf of an infant suffering from deformed fingers due to malpractice of physician in obtaining informed consent for Chorionic Villus Sampling prenatal diagnostic procedure.  

Settlement: $1,500,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement secured on behalf of the Estate of a patient who died due to hospital and physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat endocarditis.

Settlement: $1,500,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement secured on behalf of the Estate of a patient who died due to physician negligently discontinuing patient’s Aspirin therapy in advance of an Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).e collapse of a residential building’s interior staircase.

Settlement: $1,000,000: Product Liability

For eye injury sustained by 35-year-old messenger injured by a defective luggage cart/bungee cord.

Verdict: $1,000,000: Medical Malpractice

Failure to monitor 4-year-old child’s blood work during treatment of his bone infection leading to liver and renal failure, internal hemorrhage and surgeries to address same.

Settlement: $1,000,000: Medical Malpractice

For an infant who suffered respiratory failure and urinary dysfunction at birth and subsequent renal failure for failure to diagnose in utero that the fetus was suffering from posterial urethral valves and thus failing to perform in utero shunting procedure which would have likely saved the infant’s kidneys and urinary function.

Settlement: $900,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement recovered on behalf of the Estate of infant who died due to hospital’s negligently failure to properly intubate child. 

Settlement: $900,000: Medical Malpractice

On behalf of an 82-year-old woman presents to the emergency room, whose emergency room physicians, once having diagnosed a blocked ureter and back-up of urine as well as infection, failed to perform procedures to relieve these conditions. As result, she suffered a cardiac arrest and was revived in the hospital, but lived out the next 16 months of her life in a nursing home.

Settlement: $899,999: Auto Accident

Road worker’s truck was hit in the rear while parked on the highway doing work. Plaintiff was a decorated Desert Strom veteran and suffered herniated disc and required spinal laminectomy following as result of the accident.

Settlement: $825,000: Negligence

Settlement for a 50-year-old man who was making a delivery for outdoor party supplies when he slipped and fell down a flight of icy stairs, which resulted in a C6-7 spinal fusion, as well as right shoulder arthroscopy for a torn rotator cuff.

Settlement: $800,000: Inadequate Lighting / Premises Liability

Confidential settlement on behalf of a 47-year-old male who suffered crush fractures and degloving injuries to his left lower extremities after he was run over by a garbage truck. The case was brought against the property owner for its inadequate exterior lighting.

Settlement: $800,000: Medical Malpractice

For eye injury sustained as a result of a failed cataract procedure and revision surgery resulting in infection, edema, retinal hemorrhage and ultimately optic nerve damage

Settlement: $800,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for a 75-year-old woman whose physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat her maxillary sinus cancer.

Settlement: $750,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement secured for elderly patient who suffered a hospital fall and a fractured hip due to hospital’s malpractice.

Settlement: $750,000: Medical Malpractice

Negligent failure to address an elderly patient’s risk of falling, resulting in hip fracture and extended admission to a rehabilitation center.

Verdict: $750,000: Medical Malpractice

Botched facelift resulting in permanent damage (numbness and pain) to the greater auricular nerve innervating one side of the Plaintiff’s face.

Settlement: $725,000: Medical Malpractice

Hospital failed to diagnose a fractured nose in 32 year old who presented to the emergency room following an assault outside a restaurant. The hospital discharged him hours after he presented, and 2 days later he was re-admitted with sinusitis, abscess and other infections in the sinus and skull which resulted in a loss of consciousness, coma, and resulting death.

Settlement: $700,000: Medical Malpractice

Settlement for a woman while getting a dental procedure suffered a serious infection, which lead to a spinal abscess.

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The above list does is not intended to imply a promise or guarantee for a similar result in a similar case.  Each case is handled and resolved on its own individual and unique merit, and your outcome cannot be predicted using previous results.