Our bottom line is producing results. Mohlman Gurney has the experience you need. If it’s your first time dealing with the justice system, you can rest assured it’s far from ours. We know choosing the right lawyers to represent your case is a big decision and one we don’t want you to take lightly.
We let our work speak for itself. Take a look at some of the cases we’ve handled below to see what types of cases we take and how we produce for our clients.
Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence
A.H. was born with a condition where fluid builds up on the brain. When he was a boy, A.H. had a ventricular-peritoneal shunt (VP shunt) inserted. A VP shunt is used to drain excess fluid off the brain. A.H.’s shunt malfunctioned, which can be a very dangerous condition, and he was hospitalized for surgery to replace it. At around midnight on the night after the surgery, A.H. became unresponsive, and his blood pressure spiked. He had also been complaining of increased pain in his head. These are common symptoms of shunt failure. A.H. recovered, but as the night wore on, his head pain became increasingly worse.
In the early morning hours, the resident doctor caring for A.H. called the attending neurosurgeon about the head pain. She claimed she told the neurosurgeon about the entire course of A.H.’s night. The neurosurgeon, however, said that he was not told about the events at midnight or the increasing symptoms. In fact, he testified that he would have immediately come to the hospital for emergency surgery if he knew that information. Instead, he did not come to the hospital for several hours. By the time he got there, it was too late to save A.H.’s life. A.H.’s parents filed a wrongful death suit against the neurosurgeon and the resident. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Wrongful Death Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car Wreck Settlement
A.M. was a passenger in her husband’s car. They were driving north on I-635 in Kansas City, Kansas, during a severe ice storm. A.M.’s husband lost control of their car and traveled across all three lanes of traffic. The car went directly in front of a semi-trailer. The semi smashed into the car, killing A.M.’s husband and critically injuring A.M. A.M. died several weeks later from her injuries.
We filed a suit against the semi-truck driver that hit A.M.’s car and the insurance company for A.M.’s husband. We were able to present evidence that the truck driver was driving too fast for the icy conditions and that, had he been traveling slower, he would not have hit A.M.’s car. The case was settled against both defendants shortly before trial.
S.B. was riding her bike to work one morning because she was training for the M.S. 150 charity bike ride. A pickup truck traveling behind S.B. on the same road drifted off onto the shoulder and hit S.B. She was thrown several hundred feet and suffered critical injuries. She died the next day.
We represented S.B.’s siblings in a Clay County, Missouri, case against the pickup truck driver. S.B. was not married and had no kids. As a result, we were unable to make a significant claim for economic loss caused by S.B.’s. We were, however, able to show the human loss caused by her death by emphasizing her role in the community and as a teacher. The case was settled for 750,000.00.
M. J. was a freshman at Ruskin High School in the Hickman Mills School District. As part of his P.E. class, M.J. was playing basketball in the gym. The class was playing “side-to-side” on drop-down goals to accommodate more games and more players. Directly behind one of the drop-down goals were a player’s bench and an unpadded rail separating the bleachers from the playing area. School personnel testified that they had seen players run into the bench and rail in the past but never sustained an injury. As he was playing for P.E. class, M.J. ran to block a shot. He jumped, and his momentum took him into the bench and rail. He hit his neck on the rail and fractured his larynx.
He was hospitalized for over a month and had over $125,000.00 in medical bills. M.J. and his parents sued the school district claiming the bench/rail design was a dangerous condition because it was too close to the playing court. The case went to trial, and we had a nationally recognized sports safety expert testify on M.J.’s behalf. After less than two hours of deliberation, a Jackson County, Missouri, jury returned a verdict in favor of M.J. and his parents in the amount of $351,649.12.
Our attorneys have extensive, practical experience representing victims and their families in a variety of cases. If you’re in an unfortunate situation like the ones above and aren’t sure what to do next, please call Mohlman Gurney immediately at 816-648-6000 for a complimentary consultation.