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$500,000 Jury Verdict in KCPS Whistle-blower Case

Our client was a 19 year employee of the Kansas City Public Schools, with a spotless record serving as the Purchasing Director. During the final year of his employment he was sabotaged and undermined by two new high level officers who did not want to comply with the laws and policies required for public school [...]

$8.1 Million Awarded to Plaintiff

PRODUCT LIABILITY RESULT: FENSTERMACHER v. TELELECT, INC. Product liability claimed against Defendant. Plaintiff, an employee of KPL Gas Service Co., was in a bucket hoisted by a boom and was working on a 7,200 volt power line when he was injured by the electric current. Defendant was the manufacturer of the boom. Plaintiff alleged that [...]

$325,000 Verdict in Columbia, Missouri

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: The firm obtained a jury verdict for their clients in a medical malpractice claim against a Columbia Orthopaedic Surgeon. The jury found that the surgeon performed an unnecessary carpal tunnel release surgery on plaintiff, and as a result, she suffered a painful and debilitating injury known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or Regional Complex [...]

Retaliation and Pregnancy Discrimination

RETALIATION CASE: LEE V. CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI  Plaintiff was a pregnant woman who worked as a Traffic Control Officer at the airport. Her duties included dispatching cabs from a cab a lot when passenger called from the terminals. She filed two sexual harassment complaints with the city citing the behavior of two cab [...]

$100,000 for Employee Against Former Employer

FMLA SETTLEMENT: The firm settled a case brought by an employee against his employer for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Plaintiff claimed that the employer failed to give him his job back when he returned from a hospitalization and recovery from heart bypass surgery. The employee was fired the day he returned to [...]

$39,573 Verdict for Plaintiff in Age Discrimination Case

WRONGFUL TERMINATION : SPENCER V. STUART HALL CO. & NEWELL CO.  Plaintiff alleged wrongful termination by defendant employer due to age discrimination. Plaintiff had been employed by Defendant Stuart Hall Co., whose parent company is Defendant Newell Co., for 25 years, and was working as a supervisor when laid off during a work force reduction. [...]

$198,925 Verdict for Plaintiff

DANGEROUS PROPERTY: Plaintiff, female age 49, was walking on a sidewalk at the Country Club Plaza. An employee of the Defendant was working on a building construction project using a power saw. The saw shot out a piece of wood trim eight-feet-long and one-inch-wide, hitting the Plaintiff in the leg causing her to fall on [...]

Motor Vehicle Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver for $150,000

ACCIDENT & INJURY: Siro Smith Dickson successfully settled a highway car accident case caused by a drunk driver. The plaintiffs, a very vibrant and active elderly couple, were driving down the highway late at night when they suddenly came upon and hit a truck that had earlier flipped over in the roadway, and was left blocking their [...]

Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT: The firm settled the Wrongful Death claims of a young mother and daughter, for the death of their 25 year-old husband and dad, in a rural Eastern Kansas town. The family claimed that a treating physician failed to properly diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism (a life-threatening condition) in a relatively healthy and [...]

Have you sustained a work-related injury in Missouri?

What is a Second Injury Fund claim? The Second Injury Fund provides benefits to employees who have sustained workers' compensation injuries in certain instances. For further details on the Second Injury Fund, click here.