Verdicts & Settlements

Notable Case Results Secured by Our Philadelphia Injury Lawyers

If you want to find out more about past cases handled by Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C., we welcome you to review the verdicts and settlements found here. These outcomes have literally changed our clients’ lives, and that is why we do what we do. As Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, we are given the unique opportunity to level the playing field between the injured and the large insurance companies and corporations that seem to only care about profits. We pursue the level of compensation that helps our clients rebuild their lives and face brighter futures, even after the most serious injuries and losses. To learn more about our firm and our mission, call us at (215) 960-0789 . We look forward to seeing how we can assist you.

$12.7 MILLION

Liquor Liability Recovery Three innocent people were tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and the establishments that over-served him alcohol. The three victims were driving home from a funeral when they were struck and killed by the drunk driver in Bethlehem Township. Meanwhile, after an outing to a hockey game in Reading and a night

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$7.15 MILLION

Woman Paralyzed in Fall from Defective Ladder A thirty-six-year-old woman climbed up a ladder to rescue her cat from a tree near her home in Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. While she was on the top section of the ladder it suddenly retracted downward, causing her to fall to the ground and suffer permanent injuries including incomplete quadriplegia. The extension ladder

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$4.3 MILLION

Liquor Liability Settlement Kevin Marciano was the attorney in a liquor liability case that settled for $4.3 million before the Honorable Frederica Massiah Jackson, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. His client was a woman from Chadds Ford, Delaware County who suffered a spinal cord injury while riding as a passenger in a car that was driven into a tree

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$4.3 MILLION

Recovery For Paralyzed Construction Worker A thirty-three-year-old father of four suffered devastating injuries rendering him a paraplegic when the scissor lift on which he was a passenger tipped over while elevated. On his behalf, the attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy brought claims against various contractor entities as well as various entities involved in the production and distribution of the scissor

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$2.6 MILLION

Bicyclist Suffers Brain Injury When Struck by Negligent Driver A forty-two-year-old man was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a negligent driver operating a delivery truck delivering Sleepy’s mattresses in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to fractured ribs, fractured left humerus, chronic lower back pain, punctured left lung, right axillary vein non-occlusive

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$2.5 MILLION

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement Kevin Marciano successfully represented a Delaware County family of a young woman whose death followed soon after a visit to the emergency room with complaints of an unidentified flu-like illness. The 26-year-old patient was sent home without being treated and was not notified at any time of the outcome of blood tests taken in the ER

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$2.5 MILLION

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settlement Kevin Marciano successfully represented a Delaware County family of a young woman whose death followed soon after a visit to the emergency room with complaints of an unidentified flu-like illness. The 26-year-old patient was sent home without being treated and was not notified at any time of the outcome of blood tests taken in the ER

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$2 MILLION

Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron A twenty-one-year-old young woman was tragically killed in a car accident in Philadelphia caused by an underage drunk driver and the multiple bars, Kenny’s Bar and Restaurant and Paddywacks, located in Philadelphia, that over-served her alcohol. In the hours leading up to the accident, the underage drunk driver drank

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$1.5 MILLION

Slip-and-Fall Verdict A union truck driver who was a member of the Teamsters union was awarded $1.5 million in a jury verdict by a Philadelphia County jury after he suffered serious brain injuries resulting in permanent disabilities in a workplace injury. More specifically, he had a closed head injury. He treated at various medical facilities in Delaware and Philadelphia Counties.

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$1.35 MILLION

Medical Misdiagnosis Verdict A Philadelphia cardiologist advised his 57-year-old patient from Atlantic City, NJ to discontinue her anticoagulation therapy before surgery. She had been taking Coumadin regularly. A Philadelphia cardiothoracic surgeon postponed the surgery by one day, during which time the woman suffered a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis in her legs, necessitating costly medical procedures. She suffered permanent

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$1.265 MILLION

Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron A fifty-one-year-old man was badly injured and his seventy-one-year-old mother died in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and the bar that over-served her alcohol, The Brasserie in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The mother was killed, and the son suffered injuries including a concussion, acetabular fracture, fracture of the

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$1.15 MILLION

Bus Accident Recovery A twenty-seven-year-old pregnant woman was walking across an unmarked crosswalk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when she was struck by a school bus and then trapped beneath one of the bus’ rear tires. As a result, the victim suffered extensive catastrophic injuries that would prove to be fatal. The victim was engaged to be married and she was three

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$1 MILLION

Brain Injury Recovery A 28-year-old father of one suffered life-threatening injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, when a dead tree next to the roadway fell into the roadway while he was driving on a Montgomery County road. The investigation by Kevin R. Marciano, Esquire and Patrick D. MacAvoy, Esquire of Marciano & MacAvoy revealed that the homeowners on whose property

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$1 MILLION

Liquor Liability Settlement Marciano secured a $1 Million Dollar settlement for Dennis Fisher of Delaware County in a lawsuit for dram shop liability. After a driver was over-served alcohol at Duffers Pub and Cookies in Glen Mills, Delaware County while visibly drunk. After leaving the bar, he collided with a tree on a Chester County roadway. Mr. Fisher was a

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$950,000

Wrongful Death Recovery For Construction Worker A thirty-nine-year-old man was killed while performing roof painting work when his long-handled brush/applicator contacted an overhead phase wire, causing him to suffer severe shock, causing his roofing paint to catch fire, and ultimately causing him to fall nineteen feet to the ground while engulfed in flame. The investigation by the attorneys at Marciano

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$1 MILLION

Workplace Personal Injury Settlement A union mechanic working at the Sunoco Marcus Hook refinery located in Delaware County suffered a workplace injury when he was exposed to contaminated steam exposure A lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia County. The mechanic suffered brain damage as a result of breathing in steam that contained hundreds of hydrocarbons. Sunoco admitted that its negligence was

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$900,000

Liquor Liability Recovery A twenty-year-old young woman was seriously injured in a car accident in Philadelphia caused by a drunk driver and the strip club, The Penthouse Club, that over-served him alcohol. In the hours leading up to the accident, the drunk driver drank numerous alcoholic drinks at a Philadelphia strip club where he worked but was off-duty for the

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$271,000

Recovery For Negligent Highway Construction & Liquor Liability A twenty-one-year-old young woman was seriously injured in a car accident in Philadelphia caused by a drunk driver and the Roxy club located in Philadelphia that over-served him alcohol. In the hours leading up to the accident, the drunk driver drank numerous alcoholic drinks at a Philadelphia club. The bartenders at the

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$335,000

Liquor Liability Recovery Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron: A 41-year-old single mother, Rochelle Gordon of two was seriously injured in a car accident in Philadelphia caused by a drunk driver and the bar, Irish Center, that over-served him alcohol. In the hours leading up to the accident, the drunk driver had drank numerous alcoholic

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Dog Bite Our client, a 52-year-old woman, was standing at the corner of 21st and Jackson Streets in Philadelphia when a man approached her while walking his dog, a 60-pound white bull terrier named “Little Johnny Rambo.” Our client asked the owner for permission to pet the dog, and the owner allowed her to do so. After our client pet

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Supermarket Overhead Lighting Fell on Customer Our client was shopping in the Acme supermarket in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania the day before Thanksgiving when a four-foot-by-one-foot (4’x1’) metal cover on an overhead light fixture suddenly fell from height, striking our unsuspecting and completely innocent client. Our client was struck in the head and fell to the ground, suffering head and neck injuries.

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Fatal Bicycle Accident Settlement A seventeen-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when he was struck and tragically killed by a negligent driver. Prior to trial, Kevin R. Marciano, Esquire and Patrick D. MacAvoy, Esquire of Marciano & MacAvoy were able to obtain a favorable settlement on behalf of the family against the negligent driver.

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Settlement For Motor Vehicle Negligence Three innocent victims were tragically killed when a man operating a street sweeper at extremely excessive speeds struck the vehicle containing the victims. The victims’ vehicle burst into flames and the victims burned to death. An investigation by the attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy revealed that the street sweeper company had actually removed the governor

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ARBITRATION AWARD

Motor Vehicle Negligence, and Breach of Contract by Client’s Underinsured Motorist Benefits Our client, a 53-year-old husband and father of three, was standing on the edge of the road in his quiet Chadds Ford neighborhood talking to a neighbor when he was struck by a GMC Yukon XL driven by another neighbor. Our client was thrown over the hood of

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Settlement A senior citizen was commuting to his work in Philadelphia on his motorcycle when another driver turned left in front of him. He was in an extended coma after the collision. As a result of the car accident, he was at Philadelphia hospital and rehabilitation facility for months. The crash left him with a traumatic brain injury,

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SETTLEMENT

Erb’s Palsy Case Kevin Marciano was contacted by the parents of a teenager who had been left with limited use of his arm since birth. After a thorough investigation, it was revealed that a young and inexperienced resident doctor at a Philadelphia hospital had improperly delivered the baby during childbirth. The resident doctor did not properly react to a shoulder

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Birth Injury

Birth Injury Settlement A Delaware County baby suffered Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury) during her birth. It was caused by shoulder dystocia that occurred during the birthing process. The child has endured two repair surgeries at Philadelphia hospitals. The child will never regain full use of her arm or wrist. She will never be able to participate in sports or

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Couple Killed In Head-On Collision With Tractor-Trailer On Interstate Highway A 67-year-old Navy veteran and retired New York City police detective were driving with his 66-year-old wife on I-84 near Fishkill, New York. The couple was returning home to Pennsylvania after celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary in Maine. Tragically, the couple was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer.

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Slip & Fall On Snow and Ice Ends Truck Driver’s Career A sixty-one-year-old husband, father of five, and grandfather of four was injured on the job while picking up a delivery at a Philadelphia warehouse because the warehouse failed to remove snow and ice from its lot. As a result of the warehouse’s conduct, the victim suffered serious injuries, including

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Traumatized Eight Year Old Girl An eight-year-old girl was traumatically sexually assaulted by a thirteen-year-old adolescent in the bathroom of a community pool. The investigation by the attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy revealed negligence and wrongful conduct on the part of the lifeguard, the parents of the sex offender adolescent, and the homeowners’ association that maintained the pool. Prior to

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Fatal Fall from Top of Truck A truck driver was killed when he fell from the top of a truck. The victim was standing on top of a bulk tanker truck attempting to close the center hatch of the truck. He tripped and fell through the opening of equipment designed to prevent him from falling. He fell approximately eleven feet

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Recovered a Settlement for Our Client Who Was a Victim of Medical Malpractice Our client, a fifty-four-year-old husband and father, was referred to an ophthalmologist after his treating eye doctor noticed that a long-time spot on his eye may have grown in size. This specialist doctor advised our client that there was a 30% chance that the spot in his

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Failure of Primary Care Doctor to Refer Patient for Colonoscopy or for Consultation with Gastroenterologist This case involved stark discrepancies in the stories of our client, a 42-year-old patient, and his Primary care doctor. In 2008, our client – a loving husband and father of six biological children and five adopted children – told his doctor he was suffering from

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SETTLEMENT

Woman Sustains Permanent Brain & Nerve Damage After Surgery A wife and mother of 3 was hospitalized for several months after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. When doctors failed to diagnose her thiamine deficiency in time, she suffered permanent brain and nerve damage, leaving her with ataxia, impaired vision and speech, and unable to walk. She must also live with Wernicke’s

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Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer A fifty-nine-year-old woman was referred to a medical imaging facility for diagnostic testing for pain and a lump in her groin, but the radiologist failed to diagnose what she later learned was ovarian cancer. It was not until about a year and a half months later that the patient was referred to an oncologist who

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Emergency Room Failure to Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism Kevin Marciano represented a young boy who lost his mother to medical malpractice. His mother went to a Delaware County hospital with complaints of chest pain and she had a history of smoking. Despite these obvious signs of a pulmonary embolism, she was not given a CT scan but merely discharged. Despite

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SETTLEMENT

Failure to Diagnosis Cancer Settlement Following wrongful imprisonment in Philadelphia, a 48-year-old Philadelphia man complained of sinus problems but was never treated properly while incarcerated. Upon his release, he secured proper medical treatment at multiple Philadelphia cancer treatment centers. He was advised that there had been a failure in diagnosing his cancer. The delay in diagnosis of his sinus cancer

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Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron A twenty-nine-year-old man was seriously injured in a car crash in Northampton County, Pennsylvania caused by a drunk driver and the gentlemen’s club, Platinum Plus that over-served him alcohol. In the hours leading up to the crash, the drunk driver drank numerous alcoholic drinks at the gentlemen’s club, including

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Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron A favorable settlement was secured on behalf of a 22-year-old young man whose untimely death was caused by the over-service of alcohol by bartenders at Scorecard Sport’s Bar and Grill in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. Over 3 hours and 23 minutes the bartenders served 16-17 beers and a shot to

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Drunk Driving and Illegal Service of Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated Patron A Philadelphia bar – Sweeney’s Saloon in the greater Northeast – over-served alcohol to a drunk driver, and as a result a fifty-three-year-old woman was badly injured and lost her best friend and husband. Sadly, the husband was killed in the collision, and his wife suffered injuries including multiple

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Drunk Driving Accident Caused By Serving Visibly Intoxicated Patron Kills Victim A thirty-three-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania caused by two drunk drivers and the bars that over-served them alcohol, Chihuahua Bar and Tierra Colombiana, both on North 5thStreet in Philadelphia. The victim suffered catastrophic injuries that proved to be fatal, and an expert

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Illegal Service Of Alcohol To Visibly Intoxicated Patron Led To Sexual Assault A thirty-two-year-old wife and mother of three young children was tragically and shamefully sexually assaulted while she was unconscious by two men who were the husbands of her co-workers. The sexual assaults occurred after the assailants had been drinking heavily at an alcohol-fueled going away party for one

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