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$ 2,500,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Pipeline Explosion/Burn

Description:
A pipeline explosion in a residential neighborhood resulted in the burn deaths of a mother and daughter. Suit was brought against the pipeline company on behalf of the surviving sister and husband.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
During the Holidazzle parade in Minneapolis, a police van suddenly accelerated into the crowd of onlookers, injuring several and killing two. John Goetz represented the families of the two deceased. In a four week state court trial plaintiffs established that the sudden acceleration of the police van resulted from a defective aftermarket electronic product installed in the vehicle.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Description:
A medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital for the wife and children of a man who committed suicide in the locked psychiatric unit of the hospital. A federal court jury found the hospital negligent at the conclusion of a two week trial.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
A 43-year-old father and husband suddenly developed an excruciating headache, the first such headache in his life. At the small town emergency room in Wisconsin, the physician failed to consider a cerebral aneurysm and did not perform a CT scan. He instead diagnosed a sinus headache and sent the patient home with antibiotics. The patient subsequently died of a cerebral aneurysm.
$ 900,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Injury to Children

Description:
A construction project contractor piled a shipment of roof trusses in a vacant lot. The trusses were piled one on top of the other in rows. An 11 year old girl and her little brother were playing among the trusses when a pile of trusses fell on her crushing her to death. Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben sued the general contractor, the subcontractor, and a government agency which was involved in the building project. Liability and damages were disputed. Jim Schwebel and Jim Ballentine achieved a settlement of $900,000 for the girl's parents and siblings.
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