Recent Case Results

$1.7 Million Awarded

$1.7 million awarded in a settlement of insurance bad faith, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit secured on behalf of a small local trucking company. This case was settled by Attorney Brendan Lupetin.

$2 Million Awarded

$2 million awarded to woman injured as a result of a botched gall bladder removal surgery. This case was tried by firm Partners Brendan Lupetin and Gregory Unatin.

$2.1 Million Jury Verdict

Horton v. Target Corporation$2.1 million jury verdict for woman who suffered a hamstring avulsion due to slipping and falling on a wet floor. (This is the largest reported slip and fall verdict in the history of Western Pennsylvania). This case was tried by Attorney Brendan Lupetin

$6.3 Jury Verdict

Brand Marketing Group v. Intertek NA$6.3 million jury verdict (This is the largest reported verdict of its kind in Western Pennsylvania and included $5 million in punitive damages). Read more about this case in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “O’Harra Firm wins $6 million verdict over testing of space heaters”. This verdict was later upheld via precedential and law-changing opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. This case was tried by firm Partners Brendan Lupetin and Gregory Unatin.

$2 Million Settlement

Fitzgerald v. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania et al.$2 million settlement for worker who suffered a broken leg when a pressurized gas line broke open. This case was settled by Attorney Brendan Lupetin.

$1.35 Million Settlement

Sample v. Vrudney$1.35 million settlement (insurance policy limits) for family of woman killed by a reckless driver. This case was settled by Attorney Brendan Lupetin.

$304,000 Jury Verdict

$304,000 jury verdict for a woman injured when she slipped and fell on black ice in Allegheny County. The Plaintiff had an extensive orthopedic history before the fall and underwent three major unrelated surgeries after the fall. The jury determined that the plaintiff was not herself at fault for the fall. The defendants top offer of settlement before trial was $150,000. The jury’s award was comprised entirely of pain and suffering damages. This case was tried by Attorney Brendan Lupetin.

$1 Million Settlement

$1 million settlement (insurance policy limits) for family of woman who died from opiate-induced respiratory arrest following a routine neck surgery. This case was settled by Attorney Brendan Lupetin.

$6 Million Settlement

$6 million settlement in Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuit for the family of man who became quadriplegic because of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of a neck fracture. A significant part of the settlement was devoted to creating a stream of payments that would permit the patient to receive needed lifelong attendant care and medical treatment. This case was settled by firm Partners Jerry Meyers and Brendan Lupetin.

$4 Million Birth Injury Settlement

$4 million Pennsylvania birth injury settlement after many days of trial, for the family of an infant who suffered severe brain damage due to a delay in delivery. A physician was not available in-house at the time that delivery was required. This case was settled by firm Partners Jerry Meyers and Gregory Unatin.

$2.1 Million Birth Injury Settlement

$2.1 million Pennsylvania birth injury settlement for the family of an infant that suffered severe brain damage due to delay in securing an airway and providing proper ventilation at birth. This case was settled by firm Partners Jerry Meyers and Gregory Unatin.

$1.8 Million Settlement

$1.8 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a family for the delay in diagnosis and treatment of a skin cancer, such that the patient did not receive treatment until after the cancer had spread. A significant part of the settlement was devoted to creating a stream of payments that would permit the patient to receive income and needed medical treatment.This case was litigated and settled by firm Partners Jerry Meyers, Brendan Lupetin and Gregory Unatin.

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