Notable Cases

$2,300,000 Judgment

For a bricklayer who fell and was seriously injured on a job site due to the negligence of his co-employees.

$2,200,000 Judgment

For a 56-year-old construction worker who was significantly injured after a large piece of equipment fell over the side of a flatbed truck owned and operated by the defendant. After being struck, pinned down and rendered unconscious by the construction equipment, the client sustained significant and permanent spinal injuries, numbness and long-term pain. He will most likely need additional surgeries in the future. The case went to arbitration where the Arbitrator found the defendant’s negligence caused the permanent injuries.

$2,000,000 Settlement

For an ironworker who was injured on a job site when the crane he was riding fell to the ground.

$2,000,000 Judgment

For the wrongful death of a Saint Louis University assistant professor, who was struck from behind and killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The judgment was awarded to the victim’s family in St. Louis Circuit Court.

$2,000,000 Settlement

For Gene Keller, a construction worker injured during the 2005 expansion of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport runway system. He and a co-worker were seriously injured when a dormant piece of dynamite exploded after they were instructed to drill into it. The stick of dynamite had misfired two days prior and the crew on site failed to neutralize the stick by washing it from the hole. When Keller arrived for a later shift his drill encountered the undetonated dynamite and it exploded. The case settled with the engineering company overseeing the blasting.

$1,500,000 Settlement

For the family of 45-year-old man who died as a result of failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis.

$1,325,000 Settlement

For a Jefferson County family rear-ended by a tractor trailer in Madison County, Illinois, causing a brain injury and severe orthopedic injuries.

$1,250,000 Settlement

For a 21-year-old passenger who was rendered a quadriplegic in a motor vehicle accident with a drunk driver.

$1,250,000 Settlement

For the wrongful death of a 75-year-old St. Louis County man who died as the result of a defective device on his pickup truck.

$1,100,000 Settlement

For the parents of a 23-year-old man who died in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 61 in Jefferson County, Missouri. The deceased was a passenger in a vehicle that made a left turn directly in front of another vehicle. The lawyers at Padberg, Corrigan & Appelbaum were able to negotiate a settlement for $1.1 million, which was the maximum amount of the insurance policy for the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident.