Case: Carpenter v. School District/Sports Club.
Result: $2,000,000 settlement
A young boy was playing on soccer goal posts left unsecured on a field.
Several kids playing on the goal posts tipped them over: the crossbar landed squarely on the head of the young boy.
The school district made the goalposts out of heavy square tubular metal. The heavy goalposts weren’t anchored and secured, despite clear guidelines from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
The young boy suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. He was hospitalized for a long time, followed by an even longer period of rehabilitation. He has permanent disabilities. Attorney Kevin Coluccio secured a recovery for his ongoing care.
Case: “John Doe” v. Hospital.
Result: $8,500,000 result
“John Doe,” married and the father of two children, went to local hospital for an outpatient shoulder surgery.
During surgery, the patient’s blood pressure is supposed to be monitored and stabilized. During John’s surgery, the anesthetist failed to properly maintain his blood pressure, resulted in a severe brain injury from the loss of oxygen.
The brain injury left the John profoundly changed; he was unable to continue his career as a carpenter. The result obtained by lawyer Kevin Coluccio helped provide for his lifelong monitoring and personal care.