This 87-year old client was involved in a house fire, which started from a gas explosion inside her house. Detailed forensic investigation by Rosen Louik & Perry discovered that the explosion was caused by a gas leak caused when a telephone pole was placed on the gas line at street level pulling the line off its connection at our client's house. The area to place the pole had been mismarked by the "One Call" system which is designed to properly mark gas lines. Both the gas and electric company were sued. The client died instantly in the explosion and the family retained the services of Pittsburgh PA Personal Injury Attorneys Rosen Louik & Perry. This case was settled for $1,000,000.00.
Our client suffered an infection from food she consumed at a local fast-food restaurant. The case was settled for $438,267.74.
Our client suffered grievous injuries when an electrical power shanty exploded when he was working near it. As a result of the electrical explosion and fire that ensued he suffered from flash burns to approximately 70% of his body. The client was forced to undergo extensive medical care and treatment, and suffered from the psychological effects of a burn victim. He also sustained permanent scarring and limitations as a result of these injuries. The client sought council with Allegheny County personal injury attorneys Rosen Louik & Perry, The Caring Lawyers. We consulted our team of medical and safety code experts and learned that Defendants were in violation of the National Electric Code requiring trough and block covers used in electrical installations. This case settled for $1,537,500.00.
An explosives company was performing blasting operations as a subcontractor in a strip mine behind the client's residence. A blast produced flyrock, a piece of which struck the client. As a result, the client's lower left leg was severed and only remained attached by a few tissues. The client was life flighted and diagnosed with a Grade III-B open tibia fracture. A grade III is the highest category of injury to bone and B is the highest category of contamination to the skin, muscle and tissue. Emergency surgery was performed in an attempt to salvage the severed limb and a titanium rod was inserted to internally stabilize the fractures. Additional hardware inserted in the leg included a large plate and several screws. Bone was missing over several inches of the leg, as was the skin, muscle and other tissues. Tissue, muscle, veins, and arteries were harvested from the upper back and shoulder area and sewn in by microsurgery. The client had a total of four surgical procedures performed. The leg was ultimately salvaged.