We are proud of our track record of success and our tradition of excellence on behalf of our clients. These success stories are rooted in our passion for the relentless pursuit of justice and for the compassion we have for our clients. We recognize that money cannot undo the harm that was inflicted upon our clients, but we take great pride in knowing that each settlement and verdict represents a positive change in their lives and gives them the financial resources they deserve and need to move forward. The following represents some of the many successes achieved by Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. over the past 30 years.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
$7.5 Billion settlement was awarded for the citizens of New Jersey against the Tobacco Industry. The suit sought to recover billions of dollars that the state and its taxpayers paid through the Medicaid program for health care costs attributable to smoking related illnesses. Lou DeVoto did extensive work on this landmark settlement, along with six other law firms and the State Attorney General.
$9.5 Million settlement medical malpractice settlement for birth injuries sustained shortly after birth at a hospital in South Jersey after a hospital lab worker incorrectly entered a critical lab test result into the hospital’s electronic medical record. Doctors in the NICU then negligently discontinued an anti-viral medication without seeing the actual test result and without obtaining several other tests results, either of which would have alerted them to the error. The medication was needed to treat the herpes simplex virus and had been prophylactically prescribed while awaiting for the test results to come back from another hospital that was better equipped to perform the testing. Because of these catastrophic system failures, the herpes simplex virus went incompletely treated and virus continued to attack the child’s central nervous system leaving her with brain damage, cerebral palsy and in need of life-long care. Lou DeVoto represented the family. This was 5th highest personal injury settlement in New Jersey for 2020 according to the New Jersey Law Journal .
$7.1 Million settlement for the wife and children of a man who was tragically killed when a tractor trailer driver crashed into the family car on the NJ Turnpike. Evidence uncovered during the case showed that the tractor trailer driver had been on duty and driving for 18 straight hours violating federal law. The truck driver, who had been stopped on the shoulder of the turnpike, pulled back onto the turnpike directly into the path of RD’s client causing a horrific crash. Andy Rossetti represented the family. Click here to read the published article of the settlement – One of the Top 10 Personal Injury Awards of the Year.
$5.5 Million Jury Verdict against General Motors. Harold Tucker, 69-year-old Salem man, was paralyzed from the chest down in a car crash. Mr. Tucker’s injuries resulted when his head hit the windshield after a rear-end impact despite being seat belted. Evidence uncovered during the case showed that the seatbelt locking mechanism was defectively designed allowing the seatbelt to spool and remain extended if a passenger leaned forward to, for example, change the radio or reach into the glove box. Experts testified that a proper design would result in the automatic retraction of the belt once the passenger returned to his normal seating position. Unfortunately, the defect prevented this from occurring on a consistent basis and internal GM documents uncovered during discovery proved that they knew their seat belt design was faulty and that they would pay in the courts someday. The jury agreed and ordered General Motors to pay $5.5 million in damages. Andy Rossetti represented Mr. Tucker.
$4.75 Million settlement against a South Jersey waterpark operator that served alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated parent who then drove home drunk and crashed his car, killing one child (age 8) and seriously injuring the other (age 9). The parent had been served the equivalent of 15-17 shots of alcohol in a 3-1/2 hour period and his blood alcohol level was estimated to be .21 when he was last served. Lou DeVoto and Melissa represented the family and uncovered evidence during the case that established a pattern of negligent alcohol service with parents sitting at the bar and becoming intoxicated instead of supervising their children and making certain that they were fit to drive them home.
$— Confidential settlement for a birth injury caused by medical malpractice. The child suffered from Erb’s palsy after an Ob-Gyn failed to recognize and react to a birth emergency known as shoulder dystocia, which occurs when the baby’s shoulders get stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone preventing the baby from moving through the birth canal. The child sustained severe neurological injuries to his one arm due to the improper maneuvers to dislodge the shoulder. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$— Confidential settlement against limousine company that failed to prevent one passenger from beating another despite having opportunity to stop or seek help. Andy Rossetti represented RD’s client.
Over $4 Million awarded by a jury for the plaintiff who has been disabled due to a poorly designed seat belt in a Toyota pick-up truck. Andy Rossetti assisted in representing the injured plaintiff.
$3.5 Million settlement obtained on behalf of our client who was scalped by a workplace conveyor. Andy Rossetti represented the plaintiff who had devastating and debilitating injuries.
$2.75 Million settlement obtained on behalf of our client who was severely injured by a defectively designed delivery van. Andy Rossetti handled this complex products liability case resulting in brain injuries and life-long problems for RD’s client.
$2.65 Million settlement for Industrial Explosion. Three prominent law firms all turned case down. A Camden City resident will receive $2,650,000.00 in settlement of claims arising out of an industrial explosion. Our client was 44 years old at the time when he was injured during the work place explosion. Lou DeVoto handled this catastrophic, high-risk case.
$2.6 million settlement on the day of trial against the City of Clifton for damages sustained by RD’s client who was cut-off by a city garbage truck while approaching an intersection on his bicycle. RD’s client landed under the truck and sustained fractures to his arm and shoulder, scarring to his face and was subsequently blinded from a medical complication that arose during one of his scar revision surgeries. The defense claimed that RD’s client caused the crash and that he was also at fault for not wearing a helmet. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s 46 year-old client. One of the Top 20 Personal Injury Awards of the Year.
$2.5 Million settlement several construction companies and a machine manufacturer paid $2.5 million to the worker for injuries he sustained on a construction site. He lost his leg and his vision in one eye after an unstable machine was allowed onto a job site and was assigned for use by the general contractor in an area for which it was not intended. Andy Rossetti represented the injured worker.
$— Confidential settlement for psychiatric malpractice that caused a patient to become delusional and kill an innocent child. Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD.
$2.3 Million Jury Verdict by a Camden County Judge to a 29-year-old Sewell, New Jersey mother and her 5-year-old daughter for damages arising from the death of their husband/father. The wife was only 24 years old and pregnant with the couple’s first child when her husband was killed in a car crash. Another driver disregarded a stop sign and a red flashing light and collided into his van at 50 mph. Lou DeVoto represented the mom and her young daughter. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$2,225,000 settlement paid by the City of Camden for deaths of three children who died as a result of a negligent police search after the children went missing. Andy Rossetti represented one of the families in this tragic case.
$1.9 Million settlement for the wrongful death of a 16 year old autistic student that occurred at a public school swimming pool where overwhelming evidence demonstrated that the lifeguards failed to adhere to school policies and Red Cross lifeguarding standards all of which led to the tragedy. Lou DeVoto represented the family.
$1.85 Million settlement for severe leg fracture in 62 year old client injured in an automobile crash. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$1.85 Million settlement against the City of Camden for the family of a murder victim after the City negligently misplaced a 911 call and failed to respond to a violent crime in progress. Andy Rossetti represented the family.
$1.8 Million settlement for Texas truck driver who suffered mild brain injuries in New Jersey in Turnpike crash. The case was settled after three days of trial in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Lou DeVoto handled the case for R&D.
$1.8 Million settlement for the victim, a pedestrian injured while crossing a major intersection. Lou DeVoto assisted in representing the family.
$1.7 Million settlement for anesthesiological malpractice after the anesthesiologist incorrectly inserted a tube in the plaintiff’s esophagus when the plaintiff has a pre-exiting artificial opening in the neck from a previous laryngectomy, thirty years before. Andy Rossetti represented the family.
$1.6 Million Jury Verdict from a Gloucester County jury to a Woodbury Heights boy who lost most of his left hand in a 1995 fireworks explosion. The jury award included $372,590 for future medical bills, $300,000 for future lost wages and $927,410 for pain and suffering. Lou DeVoto represented the young boy and his mother. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$1.6 Million Products Liability settlement for a 24 year old woman severely injured while riding in a reclined position in her vehicle. Andrew J. Rossetti brought national attention to the hidden dangers of reclining seats in a case against Chrysler.
$1.5 Million settlement paid by South Jersey Golf Course after dead tree branch fell 20 feet onto golfer causing rib and spinal fractures and hospital complications in RD’s 72 year-old client. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$1.5 Million Paid by State of New Jersey during trial to Injured Motorcyclist. The State of New Jersey paid $1.5 million to a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a State Trooper. The settlement occurred after three days of trial before the Honorable Martin Herman, JSC in Cumberland County. Lou DeVoto represented the plaintiff. Click here to read the full details.
$1.5 Million Jury Verdict against Cumberland County for dangerous road conditions that caused severe injuries to our client when he crashed going over the roadway on his motorcycle. County had been out to repair the road 50 times prior to the crash without successfully correcting the hazardous condition. Lou DeVoto represented the plaintiff and tried the case for the firm.
$1.5 Million medical malpractice settlement for the widow, of a 43 year old man, who died after being negligently treated by a doctor and nurse at a south jersey hospital in January 1999. Lou DeVoto uncovered grave medication errors made by a nurse and pulmonologist at a south jersey hospital which caused the death of the man. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$1.5 Million settlement for a man who was severely injured in an industrial explosion when a manufacturer of a regulator failed to warn users of the dangerous nature of its product. Andy Rossetti represented the injured man.
$1.4 Million settlement for a 38-year-old Mays Landing laborer severely injured on a construction site in South Jersey. Andy Rossetti represented the man.
$1.4 Million jury verdict for the family of a man killed in a gasoline tanker explosion. Andy Rossetti and Lou DeVoto assisted in representing the family.
$1.375 Million settlement for two Navy recruits seriously injured in car crash while being driven by Navy officer in a government owned vehicle. Lumbar fusion surgery, manipulations under anesthesia, psychological injury and loss of future earnings and Navy careers. Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD.
$1.35 Million settlement for a 24-year-old Bridgeton man whose hand was amputated in a defective vegetable-processing machine. Lou DeVoto represented the young man. Click here to read the published article of the settlement.
$1.3 Million settlement for two young Navy recruits who were both seriously injured when the driver of their Navy owned vehicle negligently pulled out from a stop sign and crashed into oncoming traffic. Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD which was filed in Federal Court under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
$1.3 Million settlement for a machinist in Millville, New Jersey, who was assigned to “upkeep” on a glass bottle manufacturing machine and as he was changing a neck ring his shirt became engulfed in flames when it came in contact with the 1500 degree bottles that are moved by conveyor. Andy Rossetti represented the injured man.
$1,287,500 settlement paid by Rita’s Water Ice to the woman whose leg was amputated after being struck by a car while waiting in line for Water Ice. The company has since installed barrier poles to prevent cars from striking pedestrians. Lou DeVoto represented the woman and her family.
$1.2 Million out-of-court settlement paid by various companies to the plaintiff, who contracted leukemia from exposure to a workplace chemical. Lou DeVoto assisted in the representation of the young woman.
$1.2 Million settlement paid by two trucking companies after a tractor trailer crash left our female client with neck and back injuries requiring two surgeries. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client in the case.
$1.15 Million settlement for a 43 year old worker who lost part of his hand in a poorly guarded industrial machine. Lou DeVoto assisted in the representation.
$1.1 Million recovery for 50 year old Vineland man who suffered fractured neck and herniated disk in a rear-end car crash. RD’s client had a surgery to repair the damage to the disk in his neck but made a good recovery and had no loss of income or other economic loss. Lou DeVoto represent RD’s client.
$1,020,000 settlement for wrongful death case that resulted from a defectively designed and manufactured go-cart. Andy Rossetti represented the family.
$— Confidential Medical Malpractice settlement against Hospital of University of Pennsylvania for wrongful discharge of patient leading to infection and death. Lou DeVoto represented the family.
$— Confidential settlement against foreign resort for our client who was vacationing in Jamaica after resort shuttle bus made left turn into on-coming traffic causing fractured back.
$975,000 recovered South Jersey women seriously injured in a car crash when a salesman for a major electric supplier in South Jersey failed to stop at an intersection and T-boned our client’s vehicle. She fractured her hip and her back and required spine surgery to stabilize the fracture with orthopedic hardware and to remove a damaged disk in her spine. Lou DeVoto represented the women.
$975,000 settlement against the Washington Inn and Mother of Grace Lodge in Salem County after a chandelier fell from the ceiling and struck RD’s 77 year-old client in the head causing a traumatic brain injury and a neck injury. The neck injury required surgery to correct and still causes problems. The defendants’ combined insurance coverage was $1 million. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client.
$950,000 settlement for a 46 year-old client who sustained serious knee and ankle injuries after a car crash in Cape May County. RD’s client had surgery on her ankle to repair a displaced talus fracture which required hardware and screws as well as a knee surgery to repair her damaged knee cap. Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD.
$950,000 medical malpractice settlement for our client who died from the failure of a rehabilitation hospital to position a feeding tube correctly resulting in a massive infection, sepsis and eventual organ failure. The defendant’s denied liability claiming that the patient was compromised before the feeding tube mishap claiming that the incident was not the cause of the death. Lou DeVoto represented the family.
$950,000 settlement for RD’s 42 year old female client injured after defendant made an illegal left turn and turned directly into our client’s vehicle. She sustained a complex comminuted fracture of the right foot and knee and was non weight bearing for years.$900,000 for RD’s client for neck and head injuries sustained in a crash on Route 295. Liability was hotly contested. RD’s client had a neck surgery and fusion and aggravated her underlying psychiatric condition which led to her being disabled from work as a financial analyst.
$945,000 settlement for woman injured by a defective workplace machine causing amputation to her thumb. The case, brought in Federal Court, was handled by Andy Rossetti.
$925,000 settlement for the family of a young boy who was killed by electrocution when a ladder he was using came in contact with a tree branch that then came in contact with a power line 15-20 feet away. The tree was not properly maintained by the power company and through an expert arborist, RD proved that the tree had not been maintained for more than 10 years instead of every 4 years as required by law. Andy Rossetti represented the family.
$920,000 settlement against Camden City School District for brain injuries sustained by a 6 year-old student when he was struck by a car while crossing the street that went directly through the carnival event. A security guard was required to be posted at the crosswalk to alert and stop traffic but inexplicably was not present at the crosswalk when our young client crossed the street. The settlement was achieved after the Court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss based on the Tort Claim Act immunity. Lou DeVoto represented the child.
$900,000 for construction worked suffered a severely fractured wrist when he fell from a collapsing scaffold. The scaffold was not properly supported and our OSHA expert showed that OSHA mandated fall protection was not provided. Andy Rossetti represented the man.
$900,000 settlement for 29 year-old man injured when a tractor trailer making an illegal turn crashed into his car. RD’s client suffered a fractured patella with nerve damage and had a portion of his knee cap removed. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client.
$900,000 settlement at Mediation for 59 year old woman injured in car crash causing traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome. Lou DeVoto handled the case. The Mediator was Retired Superior Court Judge Mark Epstein.
$900,000 settlement at Mediation for man who sustained severe leg injury in motorcycle crash requiring surgeries and hardware. Andy Rossetti represented RD’s client. Retired Judge Tom Wallitsch presided at the Mediation.
$900,000 settlement for the wrongful death of 75 year old woman who was injured and died of a head injury after she tripped over negligently located parking bumpers in a South Jersey shopping center.
$900,000 settlement for mild brain injury sustained by a fifty two year old British citizen who was visiting friends in the USA when he was involved in a serious car crash. Lou DeVoto represented the injured man.
$900,000 settlement for a man who suffered amputations of his fingers when a punch press machine malfunctioned. The recovery was limited by the lack of insurance coverage. Lou DeVoto represented the man.
$900,000 settlement for crash victim left with a displaced tibia and fibula fracture of the leg that required surgery and wound care for massive infection. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$900,000 settlement against a trucking company for crashing its dump truck into the rear of our client’s vehicle. RD’s client suffered from neck and head injuries and required a neck surgery and fusion. Defense claimed that RD’s client cut him off and caused the crash. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client who was 45 years old.
$900,000 for RD’s client for neck and head injuries sustained in a crash on Route 295. Liability was hotly contested. RD’s client had a neck surgery and fusion and aggravated her underlying psychiatric condition which led to her being disabled from work as a financial analyst.
$875,000 recovery for the negligent service of alcohol at a national restaurant chain that resulted in a husband and father being killed in a car crash after leaving the restaurant. Our leading toxicology expert proved that our client was served over 20 drinks. RD was able to show that that the company had policies that actually encouraged this type of excessive alcohol service. Andy Rossetti represented the family in the wrongful death action.$850,000 product liability settlement after Mediation for wrongful death caused by the combination of unstable furniture and a front heavy television. Andy Rossetti handled the case that uncovered widespread industry knowledge of the problem.$850,000 Arbitration verdict for 58 year old man injured in a truck crash at work causing 5 surgeries to his shoulder. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD. The Arbitration was presided over by Retired Superior Court Assignment Judge, Jack Sweeney.
$802,500 settlement for construction fall on a job site that caused a brain injury. Plaintiff’s employer paid the settlement in addition to paying all past and future workers’ compensation benefits. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$800,000 product liability settlement for a man who was killed when his truck caught fire after an impact with a tree. Andy Rossetti handled this complex Product Liability case.
$800,000 settlement against property management company Jones Lang LaSalle for failing to inspect and correct a dangerous hydraulic lift at a warehouse causing the amputation of two toes to a contractor. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$800,000 settlement for a 32-year-old Vineland man whose hand was severely burned in a glass making machine. Andy Rossetti represented this hardworking family man.
$800,000 for a man injured in the workplace by a defective machine. Andy Rossetti represented the plaintiff.
$800,000 settlement against a Cape May restaurant for a badly fractured ankle that was caused by a fall from dangerous steps. RD’s 72 year-old client had ankle surgery. Defense claimed the RD’s client was equally at fault in causing the fall. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client.
$775,000 settlement reached after one week of trial for a boy injured by a defective bicycle. Lou DeVoto represented the boy and his mother.
$750,000 jury verdict in Camden County for surgical errors during c-section. There was no offer in the case. Andy Rossetti represented RD’s client.
$750,000 settlement for a 35-year-old Paulsboro man whose leg was amputated below the knee in a heavy equipment accident. Lou DeVoto represented the gentlemen.
$750,000 settlement for a woman whose hand was partially amputated in a meat grinder while working. Andy Rossetti represented the young lady.
$750,000 settlement for the family of a man killed in a car accident. Lou DeVoto represented the wife and daughter (who went on to become a lawyer) in this tragic accident.
$750,000 for RD’s 24 year old temporary employee injured while working on a construction site when 6000 pounds of steel collapsed onto him after a fork lift operator failed to control the load. RD’s client was pinned to the ground causing injuries to his head, left arm, ankle and right ear. R&D sued the General Contractor for failing to manage safety on the jobsite.
$725,000 legal malpractice settlement against an attorney that failed to properly prosecute a products liability case leaving our client with no remedy. The underlying case involved a young man who suffered a neck injury with surgery after an elevator malfunctioned causing it to drop several times. RD was able to prove both the malpractice and the underlying case as the elevator had malfunctioned several times before and should have been taken out of service. Andy Rossetti represented the man.
$725,000 settlement against a national transport company and group home after a traumatic brain injured resident was able to leave the home and walk onto the shoulder of an interstate highway where he was struck by a van that swerved into him. Andy Rossetti represented the family in the wrongful death/survivorship case.
$700,000 medical malpractice settlement in North Jersey against an ER physician that discharged our client on Thanksgiving Eve when his blood test results showed a highly elevated white blood count, indicative of an infectious process. He was unable to get an appointment with his family doctor given the holiday and by the time he got back to the ER several days later, he had was in septic shock which shut down his organs and resulted in his untimely death. Other medical condition made the case difficult from a damages perspective. Lou DeVoto represented the family.
$700,000 for our client after she was injured in a car crash. She required a lumbar fusion surgery.
$700,000 for the widow of a 56 year old husband and father who died after he was negligently discharged from an emergency room in North Jersey. RD contended that testing done at the ER should have led the physician to suspect sepsis and order additional tests and treatment for the bloodstream infection. Instead he was sent home, without antibiotics, and died of a massive infection four days later. The defense contended that they acted appropriately, that RD’s client was not septic until after he left the ER and that even if diagnosed, there was a substantial likelihood that the result would have been the same.
$675,000 for our client who fractured her pelvis in a car crash on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The case was resolved after mediation with retired Judge Michael Brooke Fisher.
$670,000 settlement prior to trial for a woman hit as a pedestrian in the Centerton Square shopping center in Mount Laurel. She suffered surgical injuries to her hip and shoulder.
$660,000 Jury Verdict for injuries caused by a rear-end crash. Our 57 year-old client had neck, back and head injuries but no surgeries.
$650,000 settlement for fractures to our client’s arm and hand in a car crash. Client underwent multiple surgeries to correct the injuries and had limitations in function after the surgeries.
$625,000 settlement for 65 year old woman who fractured her hip in a fall on defective steps in her new home. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$625,000 settlement for New York client who fractured his pelvis in New Jersey Turnpike crash.
$600,000 settlement for 52 year-old construction worker who ruptured the ligaments in his foot trying to escape debris that was negligently dropped from above by another construction worker. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$600,000 settlement paid by the United States after pedestrian fell 15 feet into abandoned water well on Joint Base, McGuire-Dix Lakehurst property. RD’s 45 year-old client was stranded in the well with a badly fractured right knee/leg for 36 hours. Significant issues including trespass and duty complicated the case. The case was handled by Lou DeVoto.
$600,000 settlement construction worker who sustained a ligament rupture in his foot after trying to escape falling debris on a job site. The settlement was paid by the three contractors on the site who failed to manage safety. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s 56 year old client.
$600,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a Vietnamese immigrant who was killed when he was crushed by a roll of steel. The steel mill failed to incorporate OSHA safety practices into its handling of steel. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$600,000 settlement for neck and back injuries sustained by RD’s client after a rear-end tractor-trailer crash that occurred during an ice storm just after the plaintiff crossed the George Washington Bridge in Teaneck, New Jersey. Our client was rear-ended by another truck after he slowed his own truck in response to a crash in front of him. Defense claimed no negligence because of the storm. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client.
$550,000 settlement for client injured in a rear-end collision. Lou DeVoto represented the 60 year old man who sustained a herniated disk in his neck and eventually had surgery to stabilize his spine. The surgery went well and the client had a good recovery. The case was complicated by the fact that there was very little damage to the vehicles and because our client had previous neck injuries. Melissa and Lou were able to distinguish those injuries by hiring experts to compare the findings on the MRI’s that pre-dated the crash to those taken after the crash, which proved that the disk herniation and surgery were both related.
$550,000 settlement for boy struck by car while crossing street for a school bus. Bus company responsible for negligent bus routing.
$550,000 settlement for injuries sustained by construction worker in a trench collapse on residential home site.
$550,000 settlement for injuries sustained by our client in a car crash.
$547,500 Settlement for cervical fusion and aggravation of low back injuries resulting from rear-end car crash. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$525,000 Jury Verdict against LA Fitness for failing to properly train a member who paid for separate fitness training services. The member sustained a torn labrum in her shoulder and required surgery to correct the condition after her fitness trainer gave her an inappropriate exercise that caused injury to the shoulder. Burlington County.
$500,000 jury verdict in Middlesex County against a radiologist who failed to interpret and report seven fractured ribs and air in the space adjacent to the lung (an indicator for a punctured lung) after our 78 year old client was involved in a car crash. The error led the emergency physician to discharge the patient, who worsened over the next several days due to respiratory insufficiency causing his death. Lou DeVoto handled the trial for RD.
$500,000 Nursing Home Settlement for woman who sustained fractured hip, loss of mobility and bed sores following a fall at a dialysis center. Lou DeVoto handled the case with Michael Ringold, Esquire. The case was mediated by Retired Judge Jack Lintner.
$500,000 Settlement for 16 year old who suffered large hematoma on the brain after being struck by a metal ladder on residential property. The case was mediated by Retired Judge Charles Previte.
$500,000 Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice settlement for a 21 year-old Rutgers student who died at North Jersey hospital after they failed to properly run a Code call. The settlement reflects the fact that our client was a student and died without any dependents which in New Jersey severely limits allowable damages. The settlement also reflects the probability that a properly run code may not have saved her life. Lou DeVoto handled the case with Ohio co-counsel James Kelley, III. Trial was underway for several weeks in Essex County, New Jersey before a settlement was reached.
$500,000 settlement against a local tavern for serving an underage and intoxicated patron who crashed her vehicle resulting in her needless death.
$500,000 settlement for a 17 year old boy who was injured at birth by a doctor who mismanaged his delivery. Lou DeVoto represented the injured minor and his mother. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$500,000 settlement for a man whose Hepatitis C infection was misdiagnosed for seven years before the proper referral was made to a hepatologist. Lou DeVoto represented the man. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$486,000 Jury Verdict for a 35 year old Millville resident for injuries she sustained in a car accident. View Details Of Verdict
$480,000 for a 56 year old man injured in a motorcycle crash when a car turned left directly into his path of travel. Client sustained a displaced fractured of his left wrist which required surgery and orthopedic hardware to stabilize the broken bones.
$475,000 settlement for a Portuguese immigrant who suffered a compound fracture of two bones in his arm and a torn rotator cuff after falling 25 feet in a construction fall from an unguarded work platform that violated OSHA guidelines. Lou DeVoto handled this case against Orleans Home Builders.
$471,589 Jury Verdict – Negligent use of excessive force – defendant tavern’s Manager/Bouncer causes spiral fracture and nerve damage to independent contractor go-go dancer when breaking up altercation started by other go-go dancer – failure to prevent other hostilities from escalating into physical assault by other dancer. Mr. Rossetti represented the dancer.
$470,000 settlement for our client who was injured while working for a sanitation services company causing fractured pelvis.
$460,000 settlement paid by Winslow Board of Education for failure to properly cancel a scrimmage to our 21 year old client for orthopedic injuries and facial scars she received in a car crash after she and three car-loads of high school lacrosse players left school on a mad dash to pick-up their uniforms for a surprise scrimmage that was taking place shortly after school. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$450,000 for nursing home neglect for an 85 year old who died from the effects of painful bed sores at a local nursing home.
$450,000 medical malpractice settlement for the failure to diagnose a heart attack. This settlement came during jury deliberations. Andrew Rossetti represented the widow. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$440,000 for injuries sustained by our client who was killed by the negligence of a drunk driver. The settlement reflects the fact that there was insufficient insurance to pay for our clients injuries and those of the others in the car.
$436,500 recovery for construction worker poisoned by carbon monoxide on poorly ventilated jobsite. GC held responsible.
$425,000 settlement for a man who was injured in car crash rollover sustaining surgery to his neck.
$400,000 jury verdict in Philadelphia for woman who suffered non-displaced fractures to her right heel and mid back in a car wreck. Lou DeVoto tried the case for RD in August 2014.
$400,000 medical malpractice settlement for negligent angioplasty procedure that caused a death to our client who was 67. The settlement takes into account that our client was at higher risk for the procedure and had other health related problems that would have likely shortened his life. Lou DeVoto represented the family.
$400,000 settlement for a 78 year old man who suffered from severe injuries at a local Nursing Home caused by pressure sores that developed from a poorly fitted foot brace.
$400,000 settlement for a man who broke both wrists after falling from scaffolding on a worksite.
$400,000 settlement for three Mexican immigrants injured when a bus crossed the center line and struck their van head-on. The most seriously injured client sustained a fractured pelvis.
$400,000 settlement for a man who sustained a crush injury to his foot when the liftgate to his truck malfunctioned. It was determined that the maintenance company put the wrong part on the liftgate three weeks earlier during a routine service. Lou DeVoto handled the case for our client.
$400,000 settlement for man who suffered severe hand injury on defective workplace machine. Recovery was obtained against employer under the intentional acts exclusion of worker’s compensation bar making this case a rare exception to the normal rule that you cannot sue your employer and recovery is limited to Worker’s compensation only. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$375,000 settlement for the family of a woman who suffered unstageable sacral and heel pressure injuries prior to her death. RD was able to prove that the nursing home failed to abide by the resident’s care plan and pressure injury prevention plan that required frequent turning and repositioning and bilateral heel offloading. Andy Rossetti handled the case, which was mediated before a retired judge.
$375,000 medical malpractice settlement for negligent obstetrical care.
$350,000 for a doctor who fell on ice and snow outside a condominium complex.
$327,000 Jury Verdict in motorcycle crash. A Camden County jury split liability 65% to 35% in favor of our client who was injured when his motorcycle crashed into the side of a car that was turning left. Andy Rossetti tried the case for R&D.
$315,000 against Spirit Air for defective floor that caused foot injury and our client’s RSD.
$310,000 settlement against nursing home and its employee that negligently opened door into 88 year old resident causing fractured hip and her eventual death.
$305,000 for fractured Talus after client trips on improperly placed landscape netting. Lou DeVoto represented RD’s client.
$300,000 settlement for the family of a woman who suffered a Stage IV pressure injury prior to her death. RD was able to prove that the nursing home not only failed to turn and reposition the woman every two hours as required by nursing home standards, but they attempted to alter her treatment records after the fact to cover their liability. Andy Rossetti handled the case, which was mediated before a retired judge.
$300,000 settlement for a man that was injured at work after falling off a railcar while attempting to open a hatch. Utilizing an OSHA safety expert RD was able to prove that the employer failed to provide appropriate fall protection in accordance with OSHA standards. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$300,000 settlement against Group Home for the family of a severely, developmentally disabled man that died after choking on a latex glove that was negligently left within his reach.
$300,000 nursing home settlement for 89 year old whose death was caused by repeated falls at the nursing home resulting in fractured hip, immobility and pneumonia. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$300,000 settlement for a Portuguese immigrant who fractured his hip after falling 20 feet from an unguarded floor of a construction site. The unguarded sides of the floor deck violated OSHA guidelines. Lou DeVoto represented our client.
$300,000 medical malpractice settlement for psychiatric negligence. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$300,000 settlement after four days of trial for RD’s client who fell down negligently constructed steps at the home of her niece. She was 67 years old and suffered a fractured hip. The defense claimed that the stairs were not defective and the RD’s client was at fault for tripping. Lou DeVoto was the trial attorney.
$290,000 settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor in an Atlantic City casino bathroom, suffering injuries to her hip that required surgery. RD was able to prove that the maintenance staff wet mopped the floor without blocking off the area or putting down any warnings signs.
$275,000 settlement after the third day of trial for a man who suffered a shoulder dislocation that required surgery after suffering a fall down a staircase while transporting a large cabinet arcade game out of the seller’s home. Liability was heavily disputed by the defense.
$275,000 for our client who had neck and back injuries after a defective staircase crashed to the ground.
$275,000 settlement for Pennsylvania man injured in a motorcycle crash by a car that pulled directly into his lane of travel. The injuries were devastating but defendant did not have adequate insurance or assets to pay for the damage the caused.
$262,500 settlement for school student who sustained an eye injury as fellow student negligently exited bus.
$260,000 settlement for a woman who suffered injuries to her shoulder and leg requiring surgery after a car crash where another vehicle failed to abide by a stop sign. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$250,000 full policy limits settlement for elderly women hurt in car crash. Her husband passed out while driving, causing the crash. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD and was able to overcome the “sudden emergency” defense in which the defense claimed that an unknown medical condition led to the driver passing out at the wheel. The damages were significant and far exceeded the insurance policy limits. However, RD was able to maximize the recovery for our client by negotiating with Medicare and getting them to extinguish their lien.
$250,000 for herniated disk for our client injured in a car crash.
$250,000 jury verdict in Gloucester County for surgical errors during gallbladder surgery leading to surgical reconstruction to correct the condition. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$250,000 settlement for wrongful death of prison inmate that committed suicide as a result of being denied medications.
$250,000 settlement for fractured ankle with surgery and repeated infections after a car crash in Atco, New Jersey. Recovery was limited by insurance policy limits of $250,000.
$245,000 for displaced tibia fracture requiring surgery in 70 year old woman after outside deck collapses.
$240,000 Jury Verdict after third trial. An Essex County Jury awarded $240,000 to our client who was involved in a car crash in Essex Fells in 2002. Our client suffered several herniated disks in her neck that were admittedly present to some degree before the crash but had never given her any pain or disability until the accident. Attorney Lou DeVoto handled the case for R&D and is hopeful that this is the last time he will try the case.
$240,000 settlement for fall at work resulting in a traumatic head injury in West Atlantic City, New Jersey.
$240,000 settlement for 85 year old woman for subdural hematoma caused by car crash. Residual headaches and memory loss resolved approximately 6 months after crash.
$237,500 settlement for 67 year old man injured on his son’s property when son negligently operates chain saw and causes severe laceration to the left leg of his father.
$235,000 settlement for a man who suffered a finger injury and chronic deep vein thrombosis after being involved in a motor vehicle crash where another vehicle failed to abide by a traffic signal. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$230,000 settlement for a fractured ankle that needed surgery to correct.
$225,000 settlement for a man who suffered a slip and fall on ice while leaving his rental apartment building, suffering injuries to his ankle.
$225,000 settlement against Nursing Home for fractured hip with surgery caused by a fall from bed after repeated “call bells” for assistance to the bathroom were ignored by staff.
$225,000 settlement for wrongful death of elderly woman in nursing home caused by bed sores.
$225,000 settlement for wrongful death of elderly woman neglected by nursing home leading to her accelerated death shortly after she arrived at the facility. Lou DeVoto handled the case with Michael Ringold, Esquire.
$225,000 settlement for neck injuries caused by car crash requiring surgery in 45 year old client.
$225,000 settlement against major bed retailer for delivery negligence causing fractured hip in 75 year old man.
$225,000 settlement for Indian immigrant who was killed on the NJ turnpike when a truck crashed into him while he was pushing his disabled car off the roadway.
$225,000 settlement for our client who contracted RSD after a car crash. The value represents almost all of the defendant’s insurance. Lou DeVoto represented our client.
$225,000 medical malpractice settlement against a Rehabilitation Hospital that failed to assist patient causing a fall and a re-fracture of an ankle necessitating another surgery.
$220,000 settlement for Acme warehouse employee injured by defective dock plate.
$215,000 settlement for displaced tibia fracture with surgery caused by car striking our client who was a pedestrian crossing an intersection.
$215,000 against nursing home for our 85 year old client who fell and sustained a hip fracture.
$210,000 for neck injuries requiring surgical fusion in 45 year old man injured in car wreck.
$210,000 Jury Verdict in Burlington County for a woman who herniated a disk in her neck after car crash. The condition was pre-existing but never caused severe pain and did not require surgery until after the crash.
$200,000 settlement for a 60 year old woman who fractured her wrist and hip in a fall on a defective sidewalk in Woodbury.
$200,000 recovery for the Estate of a man that committed suicide shortly after being released from a crisis center.
$200,000 settlement for a woman injured in car crash after defective airbag deployment.
$200,000 medical malpractice Jury Verdict for an anesthesia mistake that injured the plaintiff. Mr. Rossetti represented the man and his family.
$200,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered rib fractures and chest injuries after falling through an improperly covered sewer drain. Andy Rossetti handled the case.
$190,000 settlement for a truck driver that slipped on ice at a Sports Authority warehouse when exiting his delivery truck. Recovery was against landlord for not treating the ice in a timely manner.
$185,000 settlement against a Nursing Home in South Jersey after our client fell and suffered a brain bleed.
$180,000 settlement for injured worker who sustained cervical herniated disk and shoulder injury causing numbness in several fingers on his right hand.
$175,000 Jury Verdict in Burlington County for car crash injuries for a man who was injured in a car crash that occurred in Mt. Laurel in 2005.
$175,000 for neck injury caused by low-impact rear-end car crash resulting in surgery.
$175,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a broken leg as a result of nursing home abuse. The immobility associated with her leg also directly led to a pressure injury. Andy Rossetti, who handled the case for RD, is most proud that he was able to assist the daughter in relocating her mom to a better facility that, with proper care, was able to completely heal the pressure injury.
$168,500 settlement for a woman who lost part of her finger in a Chinese manufactured drill press. Andy Rossetti handled the case. RD hired a prominent engineering expert to prove that the machine was defectively designed.
$165,000 for cervical fracture with surgery after man falls down defective stairs at rental unit. Stairs violated code requirements and were dangerous. Excellent surgical recovery and return to work.
$160,000 for client injured when a car struck her as she walked across a parking lot causing arm injuries and an elbow surgery.
$150,000 Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice case against a South Jersey Hospital for failure to diagnose appendicitis causing unnecessary surgery and increased harm to the colon. RD’s client was negligently discharged from the emergency room. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$150,000 for RD’s client who fell on untreated ice on sidewalk of apartment complex in Camden County. Injury required surgery to correct dislocated knee cap.
$150,000 for torn rotator cuff and tendon rupture by a private contractor unloading mail at the US Postal Service after delivery cart failed due to overloading by the Postal Service.
$150,000 for a construction fall caused by a General Contractor’s failure to have the required safety equipment for his workers.
$150,000 for slip and fall outside an Ocean City pharmacy.
$150,000 for woman’s fall at PATCO train station for failure to remove ice and snow resulting in a fractured ankle with surgery.
$150,000 for young women involved in a bus accident. Our client was a passenger on a school bus when the crash occurred. She sustained a concussion that led to post-concussive syndrome and continued to cause her headaches and memory loss. The injury was compounded by the fact that our client had pre-existing psychological issues that were made worse.
$150,000 for our 72 year old client who fell at a CVS in Northfield due to a defective and dilapidated entrance ramp. The owner of the property failed to maintain the concrete entrance in a safe condition which led to the fall and caused a fractured hip. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.
$150,000 settlement for a young woman who was attacked and bitten by two dogs while walking to work.
$150,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a fall while in the process of bowling. Andy Rossetti handled the case for RD and was able to prove that the bowling alley’s lane maintenance involved negligent oiling in close proximity to the foul line.
$147,500 settlement for a deliveryman who slipped and fell on ice at an Ocean City motel. Our client sustained a brain bleed that resulted in post-concussive symptoms of headaches and short-term memory loss. The ice was caused by melting snow that was piled on the side of the entrance driveway which re-froze overnight. Lou DeVoto settled the case shortly before trial.
$144,000 for two wrist fractures and surgery after falling outside an Ocean City Bed and Breakfast. Client has osteoporosis but did make a nice recovery and was 60 years old.
$138,000 settlement for a woman who suffered neck and back injuries from two different motor vehicle crashes that were only months apart.
$135,000 jury verdict for client who suffered neck and back injuries after a very low-impact, minimal property damage motor vehicle crash.
$135,000 for woman injured in Iowa by a tire that flew off a car and struck her car. Mild traumatic brain injury.
$125,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict for a woman who had her small toe amputated after a podiatrist misdiagnosed an infection. Lou DeVoto represented the woman, who happened to be a nurse. Click here to read the published article of the settlement
$125,000 for a fractured leg after a fall at a nursing home.
$120,000 Binding Arbitration Award for a man injured in a Pennsylvania car accident who sustained torn knee meniscus and had two arthroscopic surgeries.
$108,000 Binding Arbitration award for a fractured ankle caused by faulty steps at a local tavern.
$100,000 for knee injury caused by McDonald’s failure to remove snow and ice from its walkway.
$100,000 Nursing Home settlement for our client who suffered from painful bed sores at a local nursing home.
$100,000 for RD client who fractured his tibia and fibula in a fall on defective steps in a private home in Vineland.
$100,000 for young girl that sustained multiple fractures after being struck by a car while crossing the street to get to her school bus stop.
$100,000 for orthopedic injuries sustained in an automobile crash in Egg Harbor Township.
$100,000 for Rutgers student struck by vehicle while crossing the street on the Livingston Campus. Fractured right arm with surgery.
$100,000 for injuries sustained in car crash. Fractured wrist with surgery.
These verdicts and settlements are actual cases that were handled by our law firm or in which Mr. Rossetti and Mr. DeVoto handled at their predecessor law firm. Each case is different. The facts, the law, the age of the injured person, the severity of the injury, the makeup of the jury, the rulings of the judge, are some of the factors that make each case different. The cases listed here are not a guarantee that if you have a similar claim, you will get a similar result. There are too many variable factors as we’ve listed. We’ll try our best in each of your cases to maximize your settlement or jury verdict.