$1.8 Million Settlement for Unnecessary Surgery Death
June 2012 – Daniel Harwin represented three siblings whose mother died at a Hialeah hospital when she was given unnecessary surgery. He negotiated a $1.8 million settlement on behalf of his clients.
$1.85 Million Settlement on Behalf of Victim’s Family
May 2012 – $1.85 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 30-year-old father who was hit and killed on his motorcycle by a drunken driver. Attorney Daniel Harwin alleged “Bad Faith” against the driver’s insurance company after it failed to pay out on a $25,000 insurance policy in a timely manner.
Weston Lawyers Reach $1.25 Million Settlement For Failed Diagnosis
March 2012 – A $1.25 million settlement with an urgent care facility was reached after its doctors failed to diagnose a treatable artery tear that eventually caused a 46-year old man to have a catastrophic stroke.
Confidential Settlement for Drunk Driving Victims
February 2012 – An undisclosed amount was settled on behalf of pedestrians who were struck by a speeding drunk driver.
Confidential Settlement for Shoulder Dystocia
July 2010 – Attorney Daniel Harwin reached a confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a brachial plexus injury as a result of the improper management of shoulder dystocia during the delivery of the child. The Defendant’s Insurance Company paid double the available policy limits on the eve of trial, based upon their bad faith exposure.
Confidential Settlement for Wrongful Birth
October 2010 – A confidential settlement was reached in a wrongful birth/medical malpractice case against a peri-natologist for failing to diagnose and advise a family of an open-neural tube defect in-utero. Attorney Daniel Harwin represented the family.
Confidential Settlement for Injured Physician
April 27, 2010 – Attorney Daniel Harwin reached a confidential settlement in a automobile accident involving significant orthopedic injuries to a local physician.
Jury Awards $520 Million Settlement Against AstraZeneca
April 27, 2010 – U.S. Attorney General, announced the $520 million dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed against AstraZeneca. The settlement announced today in Philadelphia indicates marketing practices for Seroquel included promotion of the drug by physicians participating in clinical studies and drug sales representatives encouraging doctors to prescribe for the unapproved uses.
Confidential Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case
July 2010 – Attorney Daniel Harwin reached a confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure of a cardiologist to properly recognize and treat an abnormal EKG resulting in the death of an elderly patient.
Confidential Settlement Reached with Physician for Improperly Prescribing Anti-Psychotic Medications
June 2010 – Attorneys Michael Freedland and Daniel Harwin reached a confidential settlement with a physician who improperly prescribed several anti-psychotic medications to a minor child resulting in the child’s death.
Confidential Settlement for Golfer Struck by Car
March 2010 – The firm reached a confidential settlement in case involving an elderly man who was struck by a motor vehicle. The man was lawfully crossing the street while golfing.
Confidential Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect
Attorney Daniel Harwin reached a confidential settlement in a nursing home negligence case involving the failure to prevent and treat decubitus ulcers after a hip replacement.
Jury Awards $520 Million Settlement Against AstraZeneca
April 27, 2010 – Freedland Harwin Valori is pleased that Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, announced the $520 million dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed against AstraZeneca. The settlement announced today in Philadelphia indicates marketing practices for Seroquel included promotion of the drug by physicians participating in clinical studies and drug sales representatives encouraging doctors to prescribe for the unapproved uses.
Jury Awards $1,750,000 for Crushed Hand
January 2010 – After a week-long trial, a Broward County jury awarded a young factory worker was awarded $1,750,000 for suffering a crushing injury to his right hand while working on a World War II heavy machine. The machine, which required manual engagement, had all the safety mechanisms removed by the factory owners an attempt to speed up their production, causing the machine to become incredibly dangerous to operate. The jury found no negligence on the part of the worker.
Jury Awards $650,000 for Reconstructed Knee
January 2010 – After a three-day trial in Hillsborough County, a jury awarded a former Union Worker $650,000 for suffering a knee injury in an automobile accident which required reconstructive knee surgery. Attorneys Michael Freedland and Dan Harwin represented the plaintiff(s).
$1.4 billion Fines Related to Eli Lilly Illegal and Fraudulent Marketing of Zyprexal
January 2009 – Freedland Harwin Valori publicly revealed that it initiated the nation’s largest federal whistle-blower, which was unsealed in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 15. As part of a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eli Lilly & Company will pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines related to its illegal and fraudulent marketing of the highly profitable prescription drug Zyprexa. Click here for more.
$10.1 Billion Tobacco Verdict Paves Way for Philadelphia Counsel
March 2003 – Illinois Judge ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $10.1 billion in the first “light cigarette” consumer fraud class-action lawsuit to come to trial alleging a tobacco company committed consumer fraud in its advertising of light cigarettes. The verdict will pave the way for our firm in a similar lawsuit filed in Florida. Click here for more.
Over $100 Million in Settlements in Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation
Attorneys Michael Freedland and Raymond Valori and their litigation team have secured in excess of $100 million dollars in Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation settlements. The most recent resolution received final judicial approval in early 2008. /p>
Baseball Brings in Excess of $3.05 Million
Attorney Michael Freedland represented a 26-year-old DNA research scientist at Washington University who caught Mark McGwire’s monumental 70th home run ball. The ball was sold for $3.05 million at auction. The New York Times – 10/15/1998 The National Law Journal – 11/9/1998 New York Post – 1/13/1999 The Wall Street Journal – 1/13/1999
Confidential Settlement at Trial for Radiologist Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
August 2004 – Attorney Michael Freedland reached a confidential settlement during the third day of a jury trial in a medical malpractice case involving a 40 year old woman whose doctors failed to detect obvious findings of breast cancer. The 9 month delay in diagnosis ultimately led to the death of the mother of three. Click on the links below. November 20, 2003 – Boca Radiology Group doctor confesses to witness tampering October 15, 2003 – Daily Business Review – Poisoned pen
Jury Awards $924,615 from Landlord for Scalding
January 2004 – The Daily Business Review “After deliberating for an hour-and-a-half following a three-day trial, the jury awarded the plaintiffs $924,615″ for third degree burns to a man’s hands caused by a malfunctioning hot water heater that allowed tap water to flow hotter than 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Michael Freedland represented the plaintiff.