Case ResultsCase Results - Product Liability, Auto / Car Accident, and More

Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley, in Providence, Rhode Island, has an outstanding record of success. Our attorneys have secured numerous judgments and settlements in excess of $1 million each. The following cases are a representative sampling of the firm's achievements listed by practice area.

These descriptions are meant only to provide information to the public about the activities and experience of our law firm.  As each case is different, they are not intended as a guarantee that we will obtain the same or similar results in every case we undertake.*

Securities Fraud

$16.6 million settlement from a municipal bond financial adviser for misconduct in connection with issuance of municipal conduit revenue bonds.

$25.625 million settlement from leading investment banks for misconduct in connection with issuance of municipal conduit revenue bonds.

$2.5 million settlement from individuals connected with conduit borrower for misconduct in connection with issuance of municipal conduit revenue bonds.

Mass Tort

$176 million for victims of the Station Nightclub Fire. Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley was co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in this effort and was instrumental in garnering this combined settlement. 

Product Liability

$3.05 million from a lessor and maintenance company for complex fracture of sixty year old woman´s lower leg resulting from recreational vehicle accident. 

$20 million for twin newborns exposed to a hazardous drug during mother's pregnancy;

$1.1 million for family of woman killed in kerosene heater fire.

Schedule a consultation with product liability attorneys in Providence, Rhode Island.

Auto Accident

$1 million for wrongful death of 80 year-old artist killed in motorbike-van collision.

$3.1 million for family of physician killed in car accident;

$1.4 million for family of deceased 18-year-old killed in single-vehicle rollover;

$1.8 million for physician's wife injured in auto accident.

Speak with a Rhode Island car accident attorney; contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley.

Legal Malpractice

$1.9 million against defense counsel for negligent representation in tort case.

$1.2 million for missed statute of limitations in medical malpractice wrongful death of 58 year-old man.

$1 million against probate lawyer for negligent preparation of will.

$4.4 million settlement against bond counsel for quasi-government agency. 

$12.5 million against general counsel and two employees of quasi-governmental state agency regarding issuance of revenue bonds.

Insurance Bad Faith

$14 million dollars in excess judgment against real estate management company satisfied by payment in suit against insurance carrier and defense counsel. 

$6 million against insurance carrier for failure to settle within policy limits.

$5.9 million for insurance company's refusal to defend its insured.

$5 million for insured for insurance company's refusal to settle within policy limits;

Medical Malpractice

$2.9 million for death of 54 year-old man due to post-operative pulmonary embolism.

$2 million for death of 38 year-old engineer due to post-operative pulmonary embolism.

$1.95 million for death of 39 year-old male due to post-operative bleed.

$1.85 million for death of a 56 year-old married man due to failure to timely diagnose peritonitis.

$1 million for bowel perforation as a result of endometrial ablation procedure.

$3 million for a 24-hour delay in diagnosis and treatment of an epidural abscess, resulting in hemiparesis in a 62 year-old man.

$2 million from hospital for death of 55 year old retired man as a result of sleep apnea. Hospital failed to monitor vital signs during hospitalization for diagnostic work-up for flank pain;

$2.3 million for wrongful death of a 46 year old woman arising from emergency room's failure to diagnose aortic dissection;

$1.9 million for death of a 50 year-old woman following laparoscopic bariatric surgery;

$1 million for widower of 57-year-old woman who died after failed diagnosis of abdominal ischemia; 

$3.2 million for delayed diagnosis of brain tumor, resulting in blindness;

$3 million for newborn baby brain-injured by contraindicated drug therapy;

$2.675 million for a physician following failure to diagnose a vascular injury;

$2 million for survivors of delayed-diagnosis cancer victim;

$2 million for birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy;

$1 million for family of man brain-injured during spinal surgery;

$1.85 million for man cognitively impaired following neurosurgery;

$1.65 million for brain-injured newborn;

$1 million for young stroke victim injured by birth control pills;

$2 million for brain-injured infant;

$1.75 million for physician who suffered brain injury while undergoing surgery;

$1.6 million for 40-year-old man rendered incontinent from colonoscopy complications; 

$1.4 million for 40-year-old woman injured during spinal surgery; 

$2 million for brain-damaged neonate;

$1 million for brain-injured infant with cerebral palsy;

$1.9 million for family of 42-year-old man who died after delayed diagnosis of colon cancer;

$1.1 million for death of 50-year-old woman after delayed diagnosis of bowel obstruction;

$1.25 million for death of 43-year-old woman after delayed diagnosis of breast cancer;

$1.25 million for widow of 57-year-old man who died after delayed diagnosis of colon cancer;

$1.5 million for birth injuries as a result of uterine rupture during attempted vaginal delivery following C-section.;

$1.7 million for T-6 paraplegia in 75-year-old woman following improperly performed laminectomy;

$1.8 million for brain-damaged neonate after delayed diagnosis of sepsis;

$1.1 million for death of a 74-year-old widow with no earning capacity following thyroidectomy;

$1.25 Million for parents of an unborn child who died as the result of negligent failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption;

$1.4 million for drug-induced priapism resulting in permanent erectile dysfunction in a 34-year-old man;

$1.75 million for wrongful death of 52-year-old woman resulting from delayed diagnosis of melanoma.

$1 million for a family of a police detective whose suicide with service weapon followed psychiatrist's negligent certification as fit for duty.

$2 million for family of post-menopausal divorced woman who died after a delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer.

Speak with a Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney; contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley.

Civil Rights

$1.3 million for fatal police shooting of mentally disturbed 31 year-old man in Pawtucket, Rhode Island 

$1 million for death of 47 year-old mentally disturbed man in police custody in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

$600,000 for police beating of suspect in East Providence, Rhode Island. 

Clergy Sexual Abuse

$1.325 million for a 15-year-old boy who was sexually abused by clergy. 

Commercial Litigation

$5 million against insurance company for bad-faith refusal to settle;

$2.5 million for negligent tax advice concerning like kind exchanges of real estate;

$1.2 million for developer in real estate dispute;

$1.85 million for victim of fraud in art investment scheme;

$1.1 million for game inventors whose trade secrets were misappropriated.

$1.3 million for executive for breach of employment contract by employer.

$2.25 million to ex-CEO for his corporation's breach of stock option agreement

Social Worker/Adoption Malpractice

$3.8 million for misrepresentation of medical/psychiatric background information in adoption placement;

$1.05 million for misrepresentation of medical/psychiatric background information in adoption placement;

$1.1 million for misrepresentation of medical/psychiatric background information in adoption placement.

Wrongful Death

$3.25 million for death of a 40 year-old single mother of two arising from allergic reaction.

$2.1 million for wrongful death of a 69 year old retired woman who suffered bowel perforation during laparoscopic hernia repair.

$6.9 million for wrongful death of 45 year old male. 

Industrial Accident

$2 million for arc flash burns to apprentice electrician at dangerous job site.

$4.1 million for organic brain injury for a 47 year old male.

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