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Marion County Jury Awards $2.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case https://www.avera.com/verdict/marion-county-jury-awards-2-5-million-verdict-medical-malpractice-case/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:06:37 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1095 A Marion County jury handed down a $2,500,000 verdict to an Avera & Smith client who was the spouse of a patient who passed away after a family practice physician failed to identify the signs and symptoms of a deadly disease. The Ocala jury determined, after a week-long trial, that the patient’s physician failed to meet … Continue reading Marion County Jury Awards $2.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

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A Marion County jury handed down a $2,500,000 verdict to an Avera & Smith client who was the spouse of a patient who passed away after a family practice physician failed to identify the signs and symptoms of a deadly disease.

The Ocala jury determined, after a week-long trial, that the patient’s physician failed to meet the required standard of care, resulting in the patient’s death. By the time diagnostic tests were performed identifying the problem, the patient was already near death.

Avera & Smith attorneys Mark Avera and Ben Steinberg tried this case to verdict with the support of Avera & Smith staff.

Avera & Smith has represented Floridians for more than 60 years with a legacy of personal service and genuine care for clients and the local community. Visit www.avera.com for more information.

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Hill v. State Farm – Motor Vehicle Injury – Rod Smith and Benjamin Steinberg https://www.avera.com/verdict/hill-v-state-farm-motor-vehicle-injury-rod-smith-benjamin-steinberg/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:23:10 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1087 Almost three years after suffering a traumatic brain injury which kept Mr. Hill from continuing his career as a schoolteacher, he learned that he had insurance available from State Farm. Instead of resolving the claim, the insurance company called him a “malingerer” and offered him only $500 for his personal injury, lost wages, and pain … Continue reading Hill v. State Farm – Motor Vehicle Injury – Rod Smith and Benjamin Steinberg

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Almost three years after suffering a traumatic brain injury which kept Mr. Hill from continuing his career as a schoolteacher, he learned that he had insurance available from State Farm. Instead of resolving the claim, the insurance company called him a “malingerer” and offered him only $500 for his personal injury, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. In response, he hired Avera & Smith. Rod Smith and Benjamin Steinberg took his case all the way through to a jury verdict in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida. The jurors disagreed with the insurance company’s evaluation and awarded our client a verdict of over $1,600,000.

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Quiros v. Builders FirstSource, LLC – Workers’ Compensation / Personal Injury – Lance Avera and Benjamin Steinberg https://www.avera.com/verdict/quiros-v-builders-firstsource-llc-workers-compensation-personal-injury-lance-avera-benjamin-steinberg/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:13:38 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1086 When Mr. Quiros finished a long day of work and climbed into the the passenger seat of van owned by his employer for his commute home, he had no idea that his life, and the lives of his wife and three children, would change in an instant. When his co-worker fell asleep at the wheel, the … Continue reading Quiros v. Builders FirstSource, LLC – Workers’ Compensation / Personal Injury – Lance Avera and Benjamin Steinberg

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When Mr. Quiros finished a long day of work and climbed into the the passenger seat of van owned by his employer for his commute home, he had no idea that his life, and the lives of his wife and three children, would change in an instant. When his co-worker fell asleep at the wheel, the van violently rolled over, and Mr. Quiros suffered catastrophic injuries, including a significant brain injury. After his workers’ compensation benefits were wrongfully denied, Avera & Smith stepped in and brought suit against the responsible parties. Had he been confined to only a workers’ compensation claim, his wife and children would have been entitled to nothing as a result of his injuries. However, after an extremely complex case involving workers’ compensation and personal injury law, Lance Avera and Benjamin Steinberg were able to secure a recovery of over $11,000,000 to benefit his entire family.

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Farmer v. Safeco – Personal Injury – Lance Avera https://www.avera.com/verdict/farmer-v-safeco-personal-injury-lance-avera/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:04:12 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1072 In a case in which the Plaintiff’s foot was run over by the Defendant driver while attending a parade, Lance Avera negotiated a settlement in the amount of $500,000 where the insurance policy limits were only $25,000.

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In a case in which the Plaintiff’s foot was run over by the Defendant driver while attending a parade, Lance Avera negotiated a settlement in the amount of $500,000 where the insurance policy limits were only $25,000.

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Berg v. Tiner Communications Service, Inc. – Workers’ Compensation – Lance Avera https://www.avera.com/verdict/berg-v-tiner-communications-service-inc-workers-compensation-lance-avera/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:03:18 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1071 Settlement in the amount of $3.5 million for an employee who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell from a tower.

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Settlement in the amount of $3.5 million for an employee who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell from a tower.

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O’Neil v. Centurion – Workers’ Compensation – Lance Avera https://www.avera.com/verdict/oneil-v-centurion-workers-compensation-lance-avera/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:02:26 +0000 https://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=1070 Settlement in the amount of $1.8 million for an employee who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell off of a semi-truck.

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Settlement in the amount of $1.8 million for an employee who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell off of a semi-truck.

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Lucille Soffer vs R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company – Wrongful Death – Mark Avera, Rod Smith and Dawn Vallejos-Nichols https://www.avera.com/verdict/lucille-soffner-vs-r-j-reynolds-tobacco-company-wrongful-death-mark-avera-rod-smith-dawn-vallejos-nichols/ Wed, 04 May 2016 16:16:20 +0000 http://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=887 The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Avera & Smith client Lucille Soffer in a case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that will have significant implications for other Engle progeny tobacco-related cases statewide. The Supreme Court ruling reversed a First District Court of Appeal decision from 2012 that affirmed the compensatory damages verdict in the … Continue reading Lucille Soffer vs R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company – Wrongful Death – Mark Avera, Rod Smith and Dawn Vallejos-Nichols

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The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Avera & Smith client Lucille Soffer in a case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that will have significant implications for other Engle progeny tobacco-related cases statewide. The Supreme Court ruling reversed a First District Court of Appeal decision from 2012 that affirmed the compensatory damages verdict in the case, but found that the plaintiff was not entitled to seek punitive damages on the unintentional tort claims for negligence and strict liability.

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O’Hara Estate vs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. – Wrongful Death – Mark Avera, Rod Smith, Dawn Vallejos-Nichols https://www.avera.com/verdict/o-hara-estate-vs-r-j-reynolds-tobacco-co-wrongful-death-mark-avera-rod-smith-dawn-vallejos-nichols/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:21:35 +0000 http://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=884 A Pensacola Circuit Court jury returned a $34.6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds tobacco company on behalf of the family of Garry O’Hara, a man who passed away from lung cancer at age 50 subsequent to quitting smoking at age 35.

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A Pensacola Circuit Court jury returned a $34.6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds tobacco company on behalf of the family of Garry O’Hara, a man who passed away from lung cancer at age 50 subsequent to quitting smoking at age 35.

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Wiederhold vs. Domino’s Pizza LLC – Wrongful Death – Mark Avera and Benjamin Steinberg https://www.avera.com/verdict/wiederhold-vs-dominos-pizza-llc-wrongful-death-mark-avera-and-benjamin-steinberg/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:35:14 +0000 http://www.avera.com/?post_type=verdicts&p=878 An Orange County jury awarded the widow of Richard Wiederhold $10.1 million in damages in a disputed liability case. Mr. Wiederhold was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of the accident involving a Domino’s delivery driver and subsequently passed away due to complications from his injuries.

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An Orange County jury awarded the widow of Richard Wiederhold $10.1 million in damages in a disputed liability case. Mr. Wiederhold was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of the accident involving a Domino’s delivery driver and subsequently passed away due to complications from his injuries.

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