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Billions of Dollars Won in Verdicts and Settlements

Arnold & Itkin's Recent Victories

Arnold & Itkin is no stranger to success. In our time spent in the legal industry, we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. In fact, the members of our team have been involved in more trials in the last few years than most attorneys can say they have handled in their lifetime. We encourage you to look below and read about some of our most prominent victories. Have more questions about how we can help you? Call (888) 490-0442 today or contact us online.

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$171 Million Settlement Achieved for Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin negotiated a record-setting settlement for the multiple victims of a plant explosion.

Our legal team has secured one of the largest settlements for a catastrophic even in history. Our team took on a plant explosion case that many other firms turned down, believing that our own aggressive and thorough preparation would allow us to do them justice. We were right—after years of defeating motions and holding hundreds of depositions, we secured $171 million for multiple victims of a catastrophic event. We are proud to have provided for the lifelong needs of injured workers.

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$117 Million Verdict Won for Victim of Ambulance Accident

$117 was won for a woman and her two children after a severe accident.

Arnold & Itkin won a verdict for a woman injured while traveling in an ambulance. The victim was seven months pregnant and experiencing severe stomach pain when she called for an ambulance. On the way to the hospital, the ambulance driver dropped something and picked it up without slowing down. As a result, the ambulance collided with the back of a sugar cane truck. The plaintiff suffered a severed spine and a brain injury. She will never be able to recover and is permanently restricted to a wheelchair.

When the verdict was decided, she had already incurred $1.4 million in medical bills and she is expected to need an additional $30 million for all future medical treatments. The unborn child was delivered prematurely; both baby and the plaintiff's other daughter are now under the care of the plaintiff's mother. Arnold & Itkin is proud to say we secured a $117 million verdict for the mom and daughter after proving negligence on behalf of the ambulance driver. We were able to show the ambulance’s driver had a poor driving record and bad eyesight. This money will go toward medical expenses for the mom as well as the possibility of complications with the premature child. Part of that verdict was also awarded because of the pain, suffering and loss of support that the children sustained because of their injured mother.

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$110M Record-Settlement Achieved in Dangerous Product Case

Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented the rights of those who suffered from dangerous, defective products.

The Arnold & Itkin legal team represented individuals who had been seriously harmed by the use of a dangerous product. We successfully took on the case and recovered $110 million on their behalf.

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$105 Million Recovered for Those Harmed by Dangerous Products

We represented the victims of defective products and successfully recovered $105 million on their behalf.

In a record settlement, the trial attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered $105 million. We were proud to represent the rights of individuals who had suffered from the use of dangerous, defective products.

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$76.6 Million Verdict Won on Behalf of Teenage Boy

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin won a major verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Risperdal, on behalf of a client suffering gynecomastia.

Arnold & Itkin won a case against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical in a case involving a young boy who developed gynecomastia as a result of taking Risperdal. Attorney Jason Itkin and the team of lawyers from Arnold & Itkin obtained a $76.6 million jury verdict on behalf of the boy and his family, with the help of Santana McMurrey and Cory Itkin.

This verdict comes as a big victory for Arnold & Itkin, who was able to hold Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical accountable for their failure to warn that Risperdal could cause breast growth in young boys. After the family initially sued Johnson & Johnson, the defendants refused to own up to their failures, insisting that Risperdal was the only drug that could help the boy, that he continued to take the drug even after understanding the risks, and ultimately, that the drug doesn’t cause female breast growth. During the trial, evidence of a scientific link between Risperdal and gynecomastia was uncovered during cross-examination. This evidence, known in the case as “Tab 4”, was not made public until the trial and was kept secret from the FDA by Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, the findings never made their way into published scientific studies. As a result of “Tab 4”, the jury determined that Johnson & Johnson purposefully concealed, falsified, and destroyed evidence of the study.

The trial lasted 11 days. As a result of the skilled advocacy of our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, the Philadelphia jury unanimously determined that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn of the drug’s side effects and that this failure substantially caused gynecomastia in the plaintiff. Arnold & Itkin’s client was awarded $76.6 million by the jury—the largest verdict in a Risperdal-Gynecomastia case.

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$72 Million Settlement Negotiated for Worker Who Lost Arm

Arnold & Itkin have achieved a swift and decisive victory for an oilfield worker endangered by his employer and other companies.

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Kurt Arnold have won a massive settlement for a severely injured oilfield worker less than 2 years after the accident occurred. Our client’s injuries, which included the loss of his arm, were caused by the negligence of multiple companies. Thanks to the enormity of this record-setting victory, the companies involved were forced to change their policies to ensure this never happens again. More importantly, our client will be able to get the medical care and financial security he needs to move forward. The case resolved one week before trial was scheduled to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $29,340,369.87
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$44 Million Won for Victim of Serious Accident

Attorney Kurt Arnold, along with two other attorneys, won a $44 million jury award, which is the largest amputee verdict in the country.

Attorney Kurt Arnold represented a construction superintendent whose leg had been amputated after crush injuries sustained in crane accidents. Our 31-year-old client had been standing 100 feet from the auger behind a safety fence when he had been struck by a piece of large equipment. The accident had occurred when a crane operator had been attempting to unstick an auger. The operator attempted to stop the job at least five times but was denied. The crane eventually collapsed. After a crane had lifted the equipment pinning our client to the ground, he was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where an above-the-knee amputation was performed on his left leg. During the three week trial, Kurt argued the company hired to drill the auger cast pilings had violated standard safety practice in an effort to complete the project quickly. In addition, he argued that the owner of the crane had poorly inspected the machine. The jury deliberated and found both companies to be negligent. In the end, a $44 million award was won. This case was listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.

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Wronged Client Awarded $41 Million Jury Verdict

We won a jury verdict of $41 million for a wronged client in Hawaii.

In a lawsuit against Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation, the legal team of Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin from Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to secure a jury verdict in excess of $41 million. It was one of the largest verdicts to date for the firm and is representative of their ability to provide real results for their injured clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $11,906,014.00
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$29M Settlement for Wrongful Death Case

Our injury lawyers represented a family after a fatal accident.

Attorney Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin recovered a $29M settlement on behalf of a family who lost their loved one who had been working offshore. It is the largest known settlement for a case of this type.

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$28 Million Secured in Confidential Settlement

Our personal injury firm is proud to have fought and won for our client’s well-being.

Arnold & Itkin LLP have secured $28 million for a client in a confidential case resolution. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Caj Boatright negotiated the result, which will go toward ensuring our clients get the support and closure they need.

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$18.5 Million Awarded to Victims in Second Williams Geismar Trial

Arnold & Itkin helped four injured workers from the 2013 Geismar explosion receive compensation.

Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals were brought to justice for their responsibility in the 2013 Geismar explosion. The Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers proved successful when the trial’s jury awarded our four clients a total of $18.5 million in retribution for their injuries. This brings the total of compensation our team alone has won in trials against Williams Companies, Inc. to $30 million, with more trials planned for next year. The court found an additional defendant, Sabic Petrochemical, liable as a part owner of the plant at the time of its explosion. We will continue to locate and bring to trial those who are responsible for this catastrophe, keeping the needs of our clients foremost in our minds. We are thrileld to have delivered lifetime care and support for our four clients in this case and look forward to more cases like it in the future.

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$15.4 Million Jury Verdict Won for Severely Injured Workers

We are proud to announce that we secured a massive verdict for 4 workers who were injured in the Williams Geismar plant explosion.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers secured a $15.4 million verdict for our clients, who were caught in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. During a $400 million expansion of the plant, higher-ups at the corporation—including the CEO—decided to continue operations during the expansion. Other officials affirmed that this would be dangerous for the workers and recommended shutting down the plant, but the CEO and the board of directors insisted on continuing operations and overruled the recommendation.

On June 13th, 2013, the factory reboilers over-pressurized while workers were handling the expansion project. The resulting explosion could be seen for miles, and our clients were forced to run for their lives. The incident left them with physical and psychological injuries that demanded compensation, but the company responsible wanted to blame the incident on a shell company—which would have limited their liability for the explosion. Thanks to our attorneys’ vast understanding of plant operations, they were able to sift through hundreds of thousands of pages of documents to find that a reboiler relief valve was not opened, causing the explosion.

We found that numerous safety warnings were issued regarding the lack of a functioning valve, but nothing was done to repair the isolated reboiler. Our investigation found evidence that the Defendants possessed “substantial certainty” that the reboiler would explode—one of the few exceptions to the recovery limits set by workers’ compensation. Arnold & Itkin attorneys also discovered that Williams Companies, Inc., based in Tulsa, maintained control over the plant managers and employees.

During litigation, the Defendants cited the statutory employer defense and tried to shift the blame to Williams Olefins LLC—the subsidiary holding the plant. After 3 weeks of trial, the jury saw through the company’s “shell game defense” and provided an award in favor of our clients.

95% of the responsibility was assigned to Williams Companies, Inc., with 3% assigned to Williams Olefins LLC. The jury found that both companies knew there was a risk of explosion with the reboilers and that the plant managers were actually employees of Williams Companies, Inc. and not Williams Olefins—which was key to overcoming their defense strategy.

Our clients were awarded by the jury in the following amounts: Shawn Thomas received $9.4 million, Christopher Devall received $3.6 million, Eduardo Elizondo $360,000, and Michael Danton $205,000. The original award was $13,679,933.53 with $1,778,409.79 awarded in pre-judgment interest, so the total award was $15,458,432.32 for our clients. Our firm was honored to help these men get the recovery they needed and truly deserved, alongside Clayton, Fruge, and Ward. Our firm will continue to work on this case in a series of upcoming trials involving nearly 100 workers represented by Arnold & Itkin. The case was filed in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, with the Honorable Elizabeth Engolio presiding.

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Head Injury Case Settles for $14 Million

Arnold & Itkin settles a case on behalf of a client who suffered a serious head injury, obtaining a $14 million settlement.

After suffering a substantial head injury, a Louisiana client sought out the legal team from Arnold & Itkin LLP. This case was filed in Galveston County Court in March of 2008 and in February of 2009 was set for trial. After working with their firm, the client was able to achieve a $14 million dollar settlement to compensate for the serious damage that they had suffered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,894,230.17
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Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin Recover $13.75M for Client

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are pleased to share the news of a recent settlement for $13.75M made on behalf of their client who suffered injuries at a plant.

Kurt and Jason did whatever they could to help their client and his family after the plant accident and subsequent injury, and in a matter of nine months they were able to reach a $13.75 million dollar settlement. With this money, the victim and his family will be properly taken care of financially for the rest of their life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,635,658.33
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$12.75 Million Won for Injured Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin recently represented a worker who was injured on the job, and successfully recovered a $12.75 million on his behalf.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin reach a large settlement of $12.75 million for an injured worker. The settlement ensured the individual was able to obtain the best medical care and that he never had to work again.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,247,097.53
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$12.5 Million Recovered in Contested Case

Arnold & Itkin recovered $12.5 million on behalf of clients affected by the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This monetary compensation is to cover the economic losses resulting from the event.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler of Arnold & Itkin obtained a historic settlement on behalf of their clients affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Although the case was hotly contested, the attorneys secured a $12.5 million settlement to cover the economic losses from the catastrophe.

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$12 Million Settlement Reached for Severely-Injured Truck Driver

Arnold & Itkin secured a massive settlement for a man who suffered a stroke while unloading cargo and was crushed. His settlement will ensure that he receives high-quality around-the-clock care.

Attorney Cory Itkin obtained a massive $12 million settlement on behalf of a truck driver who was left permanent injured after a cargo accident. Our client was unloading cargo from his truck when he suffered a stroke, which caused the cargo to crush him. The resulting injuries left him unable to care for himself, and he now requires around-the-clock care. The defendants attempted to blame our client’s injuries on pre-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes and weight) and on his own cargo unloading practices, but Cory cut through those arguments decisively. The defendants eventually settled with our client for an amount that would take care of his medical needs for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,102,160.96
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Arnold & Itkin Recovers $12 Million for Injured Worker

Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin have obtained $12 million on behalf of an injured plant worker who suffered from serious injures due to a safety valve failure.

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin are pleased to announce they settled an injured plant worker's case for $12 million. The plant worker suffered serious burns after a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was working. By obtaining such compensation, we were able to ensure the client's current and future medical needs will be taken care of. The case settled two weeks before the trial was scheduled.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,314,677.50
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$11.75M Recovered by Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin

Arnold & Itkin were able to reach a settlement on behalf of a turnaround worker who sustained injuries on site after the plant failed to share the hidden dangers with the team upon their arrival.

Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin are proud to announce a recent success in which they reached a confidential settlement for their injured client at $11.75 million. The plaintiff was injured within a few days of arriving on site with a team for a plant turnaround. However, the plant failed to disclose vital information regarding the current hazards throughout the location, therefore placing the turnaround team entirely at risk. Just days following their arrival, the client was injured. The family contacted the firm and hired them for the suit. Kurt and Jason reached the settlement within the first year of the injury.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,867,573.90
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$11.6 Million Awarded in Texas Jury Verdict

Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $11.6 million verdict for a client who suffered a serious injury resulting in partial blindness.

In Harris County, TX, Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a case regarding a man who had suffered from a serious injury that had left him with almost the entire loss of sight in one of his eyes. Following a trial appearance, the jury deliberated for almost two days before coming back with a $11.6 million verdict.

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