Successfully tried a case for local business in contract dispute with Utah hospital system. Case was tried to a verdict with jury returning a verdict for $3,100,000.
Represented a local franchise business in contract dispute with franchisor corporation. Successfully resolved dispute with recovery for local business of several million dollars.
Represented a client who had been injured through medical negligence. The client was injected with a combination of anesthetic drugs into the artery of her right arm instead of the vein. The physician failed to recognize the harm and danger from injecting the drug combination into the artery and failed to take appropriate and timely action to reverse the harmful effect of the drugs injected intra-arterially. The improper injection compromised the circulation of blood in the client’s right arm and ultimately caused the loss of a portion of the client’s thumb and fingers on her dominant hand. Ultimately the case settled and the client was compensated for her damages, including physical pain, impairment, scarring and lost wages.
We successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of a woman had been admitted to the hospital for nausea and vomiting. Following a routine surgical procedure on her abdomen, a large hematoma developed on her spinal cord following an improperly administered epidural for pain control. Despite her complaints of pain and decreasing sensation in her legs, nearly a week transpired before an MRI was ordered that ultimately detected the large hematoma. Unfortunately, our client was permanently paralyzed because of this costly error. However, the settlement we obtained on her behalf ensures she will receive the best quality of care available for the remainder of her life.
Our firm successfully handled a medical negligence claim arising from the failure to diagnose a squamous cell carcinoma growing on our client's nose. Our client followed up with his physicians on ten separate occasions and was told on each visit that the lesion on his nose was simply a pre-cancerous lesion. When cancer was finally diagnosed, our client's entire nose had to be surgically removed, and complicated reconstructive surgeries were performed using a forehead flap. After these surgeries, our client endured several chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In addition to a large settlement paid to our client, policies were changed at this facility to see that something like this is less likely to occur in the future.
Jeff Paradowski secured the very first verdict in favor of a plaintiff in Brazos County in a medical negligence case. The case alleged that local physicians and a local hospital were negligent in their failure to timely diagnose and begin treatment of a Grade III astrocytoma brain tumor in a young 15-year-old girl. The young girl's parents had brought their daughter to the medical providers with classic signs and symptoms of brain tumor (double vision, nausea, headaches, papilledema). When she was finally sent for MRI, the MRI plainly showed golf ball-sized tumor in the left temporal lobe, but the radiologist failed to communicate the findings to the ordering physician. Out of desperation, and because they were unable to get any answers, the young Hispanic girl's parents took their daughter to Mexico for treatment, where the tumor was immediately diagnosed and emergency surgery was performed. We were only able to show that this young girl had greater than a 50% probability of surviving 5 years had the tumor been timely and properly diagnosed and thus were only able to recover for the value of the 5 years this family lost with their daughter. The jury awarded the parents $600,000, even though only $33,000 had been offered by the defendants before trial.
Automobile Crash / DWI Cases
Represented a client who sustained serious injuries caused by a drunk driver who failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed his 2010 Hummer into our client’s vehicle. Our client was on her way to work at a new job and the collision occurred at 8:20 a.m. on a Friday morning. The defendant driver had been drinking and partying the night before, and his blood alcohol concentration measured 0.209 at the time of the crash, more than two times the legal limit in Texas. Our client sustained multiple injuries, including severe lacerations to her arms and legs, a fractured clavicle and a comminuted fracture of her right ankle. Our client’s recovery and rehabilitation lasted nearly two years, and she continues to have pain and impairment to this day. A significant recovery was obtained for our client’s damages.
Represented a client whose vehicle was hit head on by an intoxicated driver on a county road in Madison County. The defendant had been drinking most of the day and veered his vehicle into the path of our client’s vehicle. Our client sustained multiple injuries including multiple fractures to his left arm and hand that required five surgeries to repair. Our client was forced to withdraw from college classes in order to recover. With the help of experts, including an accident reconstructionist, economist, orthopedist, economist and medical illustrators, we were able to show the full nature and extent of damages caused to our client. A recovery was made for the limits of the defendant driver’s commercial automobile policy.
18 Wheeler Crash
Our firm secured a settlement of several million dollars on behalf of a family who tragically lost the mother of the household and youngest son. The trucking company hired the driver involved in the collision despite prior convictions against the driver for reckless driving. Witnesses testified that the trucker never hit his brakes prior to colliding with the rear of our client's vehicle, which was stopped waiting to turn left with the turn signal activated. The driver was subsequently charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the crash.
Jeff Paradowski obtained one of the largest verdicts handed down in Robertson County. Our client was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler while sitting at a red light and sustained injuries to her neck and low back including a disk herniation at C5-6 which required a discectomy and fusion surgery. Although over $50,000 was incurred by our client in medical bills relating to her surgery, the trucking company's insurance carrier only offered $86,000 to settle the case prior to trial. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client in the amount of $902,500.
The Law Offices of W. Jeff Paradowski serves the College Station area, including Bryan, Hearne, Calvert, Franklin, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville, Austin, Waco, Huntsville, Conroe, Brazos County, Madison County, Robertson County, McClellan County, Grimes County, Burleson County and Travis County, Texas.