Verdicts/Settlements

Sacchetta & Baldino Attorneys are proven litigators and skilled negotiators, the firm’s attorneys have achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Their results are ranked among the state’s top 50 verdicts year after year.*

Jury Verdict $12 million - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

A Philadelphia jury awarded a woman more than $12 million after her car was hit from behind by a stolen vehicle, pushing her into oncoming traffic where she was then hit by a work van coming the opposite direction.

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Jury verdict $7.6 million - Motor Vehicle Accident - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

A Delaware County jury awarded a severely injured man and his wife $7.6 million for injuries he suffered after a car accident in Chadds Ford.

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Jury verdict $6.6 million - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $6.6 million. The Philadelphia jury returned a verdict which included $2.2 million in damages for the injured party’s husband on a claim of lost consortium. Our client had suffered cervical spine injuries as a result of a slip and fall on ice in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. Claims were asserted against the owners of the restaurant, as well as the restaurant’s snow plowing company, which had failed to attend to the parking lot in a timely fashion.

$6.6 Million Verdict - Slip and Fall - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

After about three hours of deliberation Feb. 19, a jury found Dan Robinson and Dan’s Car Care Center liable for $6.6 million after a failure to clear parking lot pathways resulted in a plaintiff’s slip and fall accident.

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$5.4 million settlement - Brain Injury - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Tom Sacchetta secured a 5.4 million dollar verdict on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of a bicycle accident. Through thorough investigation, it was determined the roadway on which the bicyclist was riding, was defective in that there was a deviation in the road surface resulting from previous roadway repair. The defect in the roadway was in the precise area where a bicyclist would be legally operating his or her bicycle. Not only were we able to develop a strong argument of negligence against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, but with the use of experts in the field of neurology, neuropsychology, life care planning and vocational evaluation, Tom was able to demonstrate the tremendous economic and non-economic impact that this injury had upon our client and his family.

Ultimately, following a lengthy trial, the jury returned a verdict in the amount of 5.4 million dollars, finding that PennDOT had been negligent in their inspection and maintenance of the roadway. At no time, did the defendants make any offer of settlement in the case.

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$4.2 million settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$4.2 million settlement in a product defect claim against a major international household product manufacturer on behalf of the estate of a 65-year-old woman and her surviving twin sister. Our client suffered burn injuries as a result of a negligent design of a household cleaning product. $200,000.00 of the settlement proceeds were earmarked for charitable donations in the name of the deceased. In addition to the monetary recovery, in light of the product defect claim brought by our office, the product manufacturer agreed in writing to review and change the product’s packaging and its chemical makeup.

Jury verdict $4.1 million, including $1.4 million punitive damage award - Elder Abuse - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $4.1 million, including $1.4 million punitive damage award on a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of confidential relationship.

$3.5 million settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$3.5 million settlement with an international electronic component manufacturer. The plaintiff suffered significant facial injuries as a result of an explosion which occurred due to a negligently-designed high voltage coupling mechanism. Through extensive investigation and consultation with multidisciplinary experts, our attorneys were able to establish that the product was defectively designed and that viable, safer alternative designs existed.

$3.3 million arbitration award - Motor Vehicle Accident - Chester County, PA Court of Common Pleas

Partner Jerry Baldino secured a $3.3 million arbitration award in a motor vehicle collision case that was removed from the trial list and submitted to private binding arbitration. Our client, a young aspiring accountant, suffered a neck injury as a result of a rear end motor vehicle collision. The injury led to spinal surgery and resulted in our client suffering total disability from work.

Jury verdict $3.25 million - Medical Malpractice - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $3.125 million in a medical malpractice case against a hospital and emergency room physician for failure to diagnose and adequately treat a fractured pelvis, resulting in otherwise avoidable surgery, permanent limitation and lost earning capacity.

$3.2 million settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$3.2 million settlement in a claim resulting from a chain-collision automobile accident. The injured driver had what initially appeared to be mild low back and neck injuries. When symptoms persisted, neck surgery was recommended. Following the surgery, the injured driver became a quadriplegic.

$3.2 million settlement - Sexual Assault and Abuse - United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

After contentious litigation, partner Jerry Baldino was able to negotiate a settlement on behalf of a minor who suffered sexual abuse while at a private educational institution. Through extensive discovery it was determined that the facility had in place inadequate policies to protect those in their charge from sexual predators.

$2.8 million settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Tom Sacchetta recently won a $2.8 million settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall at a camp. Settlement was negotiated after a long, contentious litigation following the depositions of numerous defendant representatives.

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Jury verdict $2.75 million - Wrongful Death - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $2.75 million in a claim involving the wrongful deaths of two individuals and serious injuries to a third. Claims were asserted against individual defendants, as well as a national truck manufacturer. In addition to the $2.75 million verdict, claims against the product manufacturer and other defendants resolved prior to trial under a confidential arrangement, which resulted in multi million dollar recoveries for our clients.

Jury verdict $2.6 million - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Jerry Baldino secured a $2.6 million verdict on behalf of a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper who suffered injuries to his right lower leg as a result of a gunshot. It was filed against the manufacturer of the holster in which the trooper was carrying his issued Glock semi-automatic pistol. It was established that the holster was defectively designed in that it allowed a foreign object to enter the holster and come in contact with the gun’s trigger.

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$2.5 million settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

The case of a carpenter who was injured after sustaining an electric shock on the job—and who was also alleged to have developed ALS as a result of the shock—has been settled with property owners and electricians for $2.5 million.

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$2.1 million settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$2.1 million settlement in favor of a 32-year-old woman who suffered significant brain damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Through accident reconstruction, we were able to establish that the driver of the striking vehicle had been traveling in excess of the speed limit. Our client was a passenger in the other vehicle. Both drivers contributed to the settlement.

Jury verdict $2 million - Construction Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $2 million in a case involving injuries resulting from a construction site accident. The plaintiff was a laborer on a construction site who suffered serious injuries when he fell from a third-story window while disposing of construction debris. We were able to establish that the general contractor and other responsible parties failed to comply with OSHA regulations regarding fall precautions.

$2 million settlement - Sexual Assault and Abuse - Montgomery County, PA

$2 million settlement on behalf of an autistic man who suffered physical abuse at the hands of his caretakers in a residential facility.

Jury Verdict $2 million - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $2 million in a case where a minor climbed a utility pole owned and controlled by Norfolk Southern Railroad Company, and touched a live electrical wire, resulting in electric shock and causing permanent scarring.

$1.9 million settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

A woman who suffered arm injuries after being attacked by a Rottweiler in Chester County settled for a combined $1.9 million between the dog owner and the distributor of a tether cord the dog allegedly broke free from right before the attack.

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Jury Verdict $1.6 million - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

An elderly woman injured when her vehicle was hit from behind by a U-Haul truck was awarded $1.56 million after a one-day bench trial in Philadelphia before Judge Ellen Ceisler.

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$1.6 million settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1.6 million settlement of a product defect claim. Plaintiff sustained significant arm injuries as the result be being mauled by a dog. Claims were asserted against the manufacturer and seller of a dog tie-out leash which corroded and failed, allowing the dog to break free and attack our client.

$1.4 million settlement - Medical Malpractice - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1.4 million settlement of a medical malpractice claim against a hospital and surgeon. It was alleged that the surgeon, a hospital employee, negligently performed abdominal surgery, resulting in damage to the bowel of a young woman.

$1.4 million settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1.4 million settlement in favor of the estate of a 19-year-old man killed in a motor vehicle accident. In additions to claims against the drivers of the vehicles, claim was made against the City of Philadelphia for negligent highway design and maintenance.

Jury verdict $1.25 million - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$1.25 million settlement of a medical malpractice claim asserted against an Otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) for failure to diagnose an oral cancer. The failure to diagnose resulted in extensive surgery and removal of a portion of the patient’s jaw.

$1,250,000.00 settlement - Medical Malpractice - Lehigh County, PA

$1,250,000.00 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving negligent administration of radiation treatment. Plaintiff suffered significant radiation burns as a result of a calculation error in the administration of cancer treatment.

$1.2 million settlement - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$1.2 million settlement of a medical malpractice claim asserted against a bariatric surgeon for failure to timely diagnose and treat a post-surgical leak which resulted in the patient’s death.

Jury Verdict $1.125 million - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Jerry Baldino secured a $1.125 million verdict on behalf of a woman who had an extra bone removed during a foot surgery.

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$1.1 million settlement - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$1.1 million settlement in a medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose breast cancer. Despite the patient’s diligent follow-up, her breast cancer went undiagnosed as a result of the negligence of her surgeon and a radiologist.

$1,050,000.00 settlement - Wrongful Death - Middlesex County, NJ

$1,050,000.00 settlement of a wrongful death claim in on behalf of the estate of an air marshal who sustained fatal injuries as a result of a motorcycle/auto collision.

$1 million settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1 million settlement for an airline employee who suffered crush injuries to his leg as a result of a motor vehicle accident which occurred on the airfield.

Jury Verdict $1 million - Medical Malpractice - Camden County, NJ

A Camden County, New Jersey jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client in the amount of $1,000,000. In this case, Plaintiff had been dropped while participating in physical therapy, following a hip replacement. As a result of the physical therapist’s negligence, the patient went on to multiple hip revision surgeries and ultimately suffered permanent damage to her hip as a result of post-surgical infections. The jury accepted evidence that both the physical therapist, as well as the hospital, in a supervisory capacity, was responsible for the patient’s harm and as a result, the hospital, on behalf of the physical therapist, paid four times the charitable immunity cap on damages for which they would have otherwise been responsible.

$1 million settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$1 million settlement of a product defect claim against a hospital bed manufacturer. Plaintiff suffered significant neurologic injuries when his hospital bed collapsed.

$1 million settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$1 million settlement in favor of a young lady who suffered paralysis as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The settlement included $300,000.00 paid by the surgeon who attended to her after the accident, and over $500,000.00 paid by the municipalities responsible for maintenance of the intersection where the accident happened.

Jury verdict $971,000.00 - Construction Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $971,000.00 in a product liability case involving a construction accident. A lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of a seven-ton roller which crushed the leg of a worker. After eight days of trial, the jury concluded that the product was defectively designed. The money recovered allowed our client to undergo vocational training so he could return to the work force.

$950,000.00 settlement - Product Defect - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$950,000.00 settlement against automobile manufacturer. Our client sustained fatal injuries as a result of a defect in the vehicle which allowed the roof to collapse when the vehicle rolled.

$900,000.00 settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$900,000.00 settlement in a claim against the owners of a commercial facility for bodily injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall on ice in a parking lot.

$900,000.00 settlement - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Tom Sacchetta secured a $900,000.00 settlement in a medical malpractice claim against a gastroenterologist. As a result of the doctor’s failure to medically perform testing, our client missed an opportunity for an early diagnosis of cancer. This cancer ultimately led to her untimely death.

$850,000.00 settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$850,000.00 settlement of a claim for head injury and post-concussive syndrome. This case was resolved during trial. Plaintiff claimed that a national food market chain had failed to remove snow and ice from its shopping carts, such that a piece of ice fell on the floor of the store, causing him to slip and fall.

Jury verdict $850,000.00 - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Jerry Baldino secures an $850,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of a client that suffered serious injuries as a result of a slip and fall at a Philadelphia apartment complex.

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$850,000.00 settlement - Construction Accident - Montgomery County, PA

A union carpenter who was injured on the job reached settlement with the heating and air conditioning subcontractor whose employee allegedly struck the plaintiff with a forklift.

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$830,000.00 settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Northampton County, PA

$830,000.00 settlement of a motor vehicle accident claim where our client suffered head and neck injury requiring spinal surgery.

$780,000.00 settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $780,000.00 in a claim against the City of Philadelphia for bodily and neurologic injuries incurred when our client’s vehicle was struck by a falling tree. The tree, located on City property, was in very poor condition. Through the discovery process, we were able to establish that the City had virtually no policy in place for inspecting trees located in City parks.

$750,000.00 settlement - Insurance Bad Faith - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$750,000.00 settlement in insurance and bad faith case. Following a significant jury verdict on behalf of our client against a minimally insured party, we accepted from that party an assignment of his claims against his insurance company. We were able to establish that his insurance company had placed its own interests ahead of its insured’s, in that the insurance company had failed to adequately investigate the claim and make an offer of settlement once it was determined that a settlement offer was warranted. Settlement against the insurance company included claims for interest, attorneys’ fees and potential punitive damages.

$750,000.00 verdict - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$750,000.00 verdict on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered traumatic head injury and post-concussive syndrome as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$750,000.00 settlement - Premises Liability - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$750,000.00 settlement on behalf of a Federal law enforcement officer who suffered injuries as a result of slipping on a misplaced carpet in an office building lobby.

$750,000.00 - Medical Malpractice - Chester County, PA Court of Common Pleas

$750,000.00 settlement of a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff’s wound care doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat a flesh-eating skin condition.

Jury Verdict $750,000 - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury has awarded a SEPTA bus driver $750,000 for noneconomic damages and loss of consortium after a motor vehicle collision with a trash removal truck left him with a traumatic brain injury.

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$695,000.00 settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$695,000.00 settlement on behalf of a local television personality who suffered back injuries as a result of an automobile accident.

Jury Verdict $650,000.00 - Medical Malpractice - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$650,000.00 verdict in a medical malpractice case. It was alleged that plaintiff’s surgeon inserted a nickel stent in the plaintiff without considering the fact that the patient had a nickel allergy.

$625,000.00 settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$625,000.00 settlement for a truck driver who suffered significant worsening of a low back condition as a result of a truck accident.

Jury verdict $620,000.00 - Medical Malpractice - Bucks County, PA

Jury verdict $620,000.00 in a medical malpractice case against two surgeons who negligently performed a colon resection surgery. As a result of defendants’ negligence, plaintiff suffered recurrent infections and required additional, otherwise-avoidable surgery.

Jury verdict $600,000.00 - Bicycle Accident - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $600,000.00 (including $350,000.00 compensatory and $250,000.00 punitive damages) in favor of an individual who was pushed from his bicycle into moving traffic, sustaining significant injuries to his leg.

$600,000.00 settlement - Medical Malpractice - Camden County, NJ

Partner Jerry Baldino was able to negotiate a $600,000.00 settlement in this medical malpractice claim. The patient had suffered an abdominal infection resulting in the removal of a portion of her stomach as a result of a hospital’s failure to timely transfer her to a qualified bariatric surgery facility.

$575,000.00 settlement - Medical Malpractice - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$575,000.00 settlement to the estate of a young woman who died as the result of an emergency room doctor’s negligence in failing to diagnose a pulmonary embolism. The case was tried and concluded with a hung jury. The settlement was reached the following day.

Jury Verdict $500,000.00 - Medical Malpractice - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $500,000.00 in a dental malpractice case against an oral maxillary surgeon who had failed to refer her patient to a specialist for nerve damage resulting from a wisdom tooth removal.

Jury Verdict $450,000.00 - Medical Malpractice - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $450,000.00 in a medical malpractice case against a family physician who failed to identify and diagnose tuberculosis in a young woman under his care.

$450,000.00 settlement - Medical Malpractice - Camden County, NJ

$450,000.00 settlement in medical malpractice case involving doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat complications in the form of pseudo aneurism following an angiogram.

$450,000.00 settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - Mercer County, NJ

$450,000.00 settlement of a back injury claim arising from a motor vehicle accident.

$400,000.00 settlement - Brain Injury - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$400,000.00 settlement in a claim against the City of Philadelphia. A transit police office suffered closed-head injuries while on duty when he fell into an open water meter pit. The pit, which should have had a secured cover, was located on City property.

Jury verdict $350,000.00 - Motor Vehicle Accident - Chester County, PA Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $350,000.00 in a motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries to driver and passenger.

Jury verdict $340,000.00 - Motor Vehicle Accident - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $340,000.00 in a medical malpractice claim involving improper administration of medications, which caused kidney failure. In this case, we were able to establish that the family physician entrusted the treatment of his elderly patient to a certified registered nurse practitioner, whom he failed to properly supervise.

Jury verdict $312,000.00 - Premises Liability - United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Partner Jerry Baldino secured a $312,000.00 verdict on behalf of a hotel patron who suffered injury to her foot as a result of falling into a improperly secured pool skimmer.

$300,000.00 settlement - Negligence - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$300,000.00 settlement (representing the available insurance limits) in a “dram shop claim” against a tavern owner. Our client suffered fatal injuries during an attack by a drunken bar patron. We were able to establish that the tavern had served the defendant while he was visibly intoxicated, in violation of Pennsylvania liquor laws.

$300,000.00 settlement - Dog Bite/Attack - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$300,000.00 settlement of a claim for bodily injury and scarring resulting from a dog attack.

Jury verdict $250,000.00 - Negligence - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Jury verdict $250,000.00 in favor of a woman who suffered significant leg fractures when she was thrown from a horse. Claims were asserted against the trainer of the horse for negligently training and supervising the animal at a horseback riding facility.

$225,000.00 settlement - Negligence - Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

$225,000.00 settlement against a national restaurant chain in Delaware County, Pa for negligent service of alcohol. Client sustained serious injuries in an auto accident with a driver who had been served alcohol while visibly intoxicated, in violation of Pennsylvania liquor liability laws.

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