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January 2011 – Business dispute – San Antonio

Represented small business anesthesia provider in lawsuit against largest anesthesia group in San Antonio and local hospital system involving claims of tortious interference with business relationships, breach of contract and business fraud. A true “David vs. Goliath” case. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

February 2011 – Wrongful death – Failure to Monitor – Weslaco

Represented family of nursing home resident that was improperly monitored, resulting in resident falling from wheelchair and suffering disabling injuries, brain injury and death. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

March 2011 – Jury Trial – Wrongful death – Laredo

Represented the Salazar family in lawsuit against Laredo Medical Center and local physician. Patient underwent a routine thyroid biopsy, during which she suffered a carotid artery injury in her neck due to the medical team’s failure to monitor her. Patient bled to the point of closing her airway and died from suffocation on the biopsy table. Laredo Medical Center denied responsibility and offered $10,000 in settlement on Friday before trial. Case tried to verdict in the 111th District Court – jury found hospital and physician negligent, awarding $1,150,000.

April 2011 – Medical malpractice – Surgery – Laredo

Represented patient who underwent surgery to remove a lump in her arm in lawsuit against surgeon after he damaged the patient’s ulnar nerve, leading to permanent disability in patient’s dominant arm. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

April 2011 – Personal Injury – San Antonio

Represented customer who suffered permanent disabling injuries after a slip and fall at a local grocery store. Store employee testified that store was aware of dangerous condition and failed to correct it. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

May 2011 – Medical malpractice – Surgery – San Antonio

Represented patient who underwent breast lift surgery in lawsuit against surgeon after he failed to recognize post-operative infection that ultimately led to patient undergoing double mastectomy (removal of both breasts) and breast reconstruction surgery. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

October 2011 – Wrongful Death – McAllen

Represented patient who underwent carpal tunnel procedure and anesthesia team turned down alarms on anesthesia equipment, which resulted in a failure to safely monitor patient when he suffered anesthesia injury, brain damage, and ultimately death. Significant settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

January 2012 – Medical malpractice – Brain Damage – Eagle Pass

Represented patient who suffered brain damage after a technician injected him with air during a routine CT scan. Hospital denied wrongdoing and said the patient was faking his injuries. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentiality.

May 2012 - Medical malpractice - Paralysis - San Antonio

​Represented patient who underwent spine surgery and suffered paralysis after surgery because hospital nurses failed to check on patient in a timely manner. Hospital denied wrongdoing and blamed the surgeon. Seven-figure settlement achieved - exact amount subject to confidentiality.

July 2012 - Medical malpractice - Gallbladder surgery - Eagle Pass

Represented patient who underwent surgery for removal of gallbladder. Surgeon and hospital nurses failed to check on patient in a timely manner after surgery. Patient suffered permanent, disabling injuries because surgeon cut the wrong duct. Hospital and physician denied wrongdoing. Six-figure settlement achieved - exact amount subject to confidentiality.

November 2012 - Medical malpractice - Obstetrical - Federal Court - Del Rio

Represented patient who underwent c-section delivery and obstetrician cut an artery, causing significant bleeding. Obstetrician and nursing staff failed to recognize that patient was bleeding after c-section until patient was so sick she had to be transferred to San Antonio. Hospital and physician denied wrongdoing. Six-figure settlement achieved - exact amount subject to confidentiality.

January 2013 - 18-wheeler collision - Eagle Pass

​Represented passenger in collision with 18-wheeler operated by company that failed to keep any of the business records required by Federal Safety Regulations. Trucking company denied responsibility and attempted to shift blame to another auto. Six-figure settlement achieved - exact amount subject to confidentiality.

April 2013 - Wrongful Death - San Antonio

​Represented the family of a young female patient who was admitted to the hospital to delivery her baby. Safety screening tests showed that she had an infection but physician and nurses failed to notice the test results. Patient was sent home with infection and died several days later. Hospital and physician denied wrongdoing. Six-figure settlement achieved - exact amount subject to confidentiality.

​June 2013 - Jury Trial - Personal Injury - Crystal City

​Represented minor child in auto accident who sustained head injury. Driver's insurance company refused to make settlement offer. Case was tried to jury and an excess verdict was obtained.

September 2013 – 18-Wheeler Collision – Laredo

Represented driver who was struck by a commercial vehicle that veered over the highway centerline at night. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

February 2014 – Real Estate Dispute – New Braunfels

Represented buyer in dispute with former seller alleging fraud in sale of properties worth more than $1 million. Case proceeded to arbitration – favorable decision resulting in landowner keeping all of the disputed property.

May 2014 – Legal Malpractice – Austin

Represented former client of large law firm that lost his controlling interest in his own company because law firm made drafting errors in company formation documents. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

August 2014 – Opioid Overdose – Wrongful Death – San Antonio

Represented family of patient who had back injection for pain and went home with a Fentanyl pain patch that was the wrong strength. Patient died in her home later that evening from opioid overdose. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

December 2014 – Wedgewood Senior Apartments Fire – San Antonio

Represented families of two senior citizen residents of Wedgewood Senior Apartments who died during a fire that started due to the building owner and other’s negligence. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

February 2015 – 18-Wheeler Collision – Carrizo Springs

Represented driver that was in collision with a cement truck. Trucking company claimed that client cut him off and was faking his injuries. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

April 2015 – Jury Trial – Medical Malpractice – Eagle Pass

Represented patient who had a hysterectomy and surgeon used the wrong type of sutures. Patient suffered ongoing complications and ultimately required corrective surgery. Surgeon’s settlement offer before trial was zero. Case tried to verdict – jury found surgeon negligent, awarding damages in excess of $300,000.

July 2015 – 18-Wheeler Collision – Carrizo Springs

Represented driver struck by an oil field truck and driven off the highway. Truck driver was found to have been in violation of driving hours rule and was sleep deprived. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

October 2015 – Legal Malpractice – San Antonio

Represented former client of attorney who failed to properly draft divorce agreement, resulting in former client’s loss of lifetime governmental benefits from ex-spouse. Favorable settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

January 2016 – Medical Malpractice – Brain Injury – San Antonio

Represented family of patient who underwent a liver biopsy and subsequently suffered brain damage as a result of the hospital’s failure to monitor her after the procedure. Case resolved during trial. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

February 2016 – 18-Wheeler Collision – New Braunfels

Represented driver rear-ended by commercial vehicle on I-35 South. Truck driver blamed client for causing collision and alleged that client’s injuries were fake. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

March 2016 – Spine Surgery Malpractice – Paralysis – San Antonio

Represented patient who underwent spine surgery and became paralyzed afterwards as a result of hospital nurse’s failure to monitor her condition. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

May 2016 – Life Insurance Dispute – San Antonio

Represented widow of woman who unexpectedly died from a seizure disorder. Life insurance company refused to pay on insurance policy, claiming that she should have disclosed condition and failure to do so voided policy. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

May 2016 – 18-Wheeler Collision – Eagle Pass

Represented driver involved in collision with oil field truck. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

September 2016 – Jury Trial – Construction Defect – San Antonio

Represented homeowner who hired pool builder to construct $100,000 pool addition. Pool builder defectively performed work, resulting in damage to pool and surrounding structures. Pool builder’s final settlement offer was minimal. Case tried to verdict – jury found the pool builder responsible, awarding damages in excess of $500,000.

March 2017 – 18-Wheeler Collision – Eagle Pass

Represented client on bicycle who was struck by a commercial vehicle resulting in injuries. Trucking company attempted to use client’s lack of US citizenship as a defense. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

May 2017 – Surgical Malpractice – Infection – San Antonio

Represented patient who underwent surgery to correct minor throat problem. Patient subsequently developed life-threatening infection and surgeons failed to recognize or timely treat the condition. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

September 2017 – Dental Malpractice – San Antonio

Represented patient who suffered chemical burn during root canal. Dentist was caught having altered the medical records to defend the claim. Favorable settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

October 2017 – Premises Liability – Eagle Pass

Represented customer at local restaurant who sustained serious injury when an object fell through a drop ceiling and struck her in the head. During lawsuit it was discovered that the restaurant owner had a hidden storage area in that part of the attic, despite his denial of its existence. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

December 2017 – Surgical Malpractice – Carrizo Springs

Represented patient in her 20’s who underwent gallbladder surgery. Surgeon negligently injured her intestines, resulting in the need for transfer to San Antonio and reconstructive surgery. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

January 2018 – Sexual Assault and Wrongful Death – Kerrville

Represented family of a minor girl who was sexually assaulted after two male friends coerced her into drinking so much alcohol that she passed out, and then subsequently died from acute alcohol intoxication. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

April 2018 – Pharmacy Negligence – Austin

Represented customer of pharmacy who was prescribed concentrated dose of thyroid medication, resulting in brain injury. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

May 2018 – Medical Malpractice – Paralysis – San Antonio

Represented patient who was admitted to hospital with a knee infection. Hospital nurses failed to monitor his condition as his knee infection spread to the spine and left patient paralyzed. Seven-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.

May 2018 – Jury Trial – Medical Malpractice – Corpus Christi

Represented patient who had spine surgery where surgeon used too few screws and placed one screw in the spinal canal. Patient suffered and eventually required the removal of her hardware and a second surgery. Surgeon’s settlement offer before trial was zero. Case tried to verdict – jury found the surgeon negligent and case subsequently settled for six-figures.

July 2018 – Boating Accident – Lake Corpus Christi

Represented three minor children who were run over by a 20-foot bay boat and sustained permanent injuries, including loss of hearing, skull fracture, and lacerated spleen. Boat owner had no insurance. Six-figure settlement achieved – exact amount subject to confidentially.