Loss of Consortium

Doctor shoots Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) into patient's eye, causing permanent damage. $213K. San Luis Obispo County.

Patient's left eye is damaged during elective Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedure.   

  • Case Name: Joanna Anderson and Chris L. Anderson v. Joseph Douglas Bettencourt, M.D., and DOE 1-25
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 05, 2016

Bicyclist and his wife awarded over $4.75 million after car driver deemed responsible for accident. San Diego County.

Bicyclist runs into driver's door of a moving vehicle. Bicyclist had right of way. Defense admitted liability on eve of trial but disputed extent of injuries; made 998 offer of $750,000.

  • Case Name: Gabriel Varela and Bernice Varela v. Birdi & Associates Inc., Moninder Birdi, and Hertz Vehicles LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hair transplant goes wrong for 70-year-old patient, results in med-mal gross verdict of $2.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Patient suffers stroke after hair transplant surgery. Pre- and post-op negligence to blame.

  • Case Name: Ghorban Ali Salmanzadeh v Bosley Medical Group et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 25, 2012