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More Than $30 Million Recovered

Since 2006, our attorneys have recovered more than $30 million for our clients. Here are some examples of our many notable cases:

  • $3 Million Settlement in Jones Act Case for Towboat Captain who Contracted Multiple Myeloma on Boat

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $3 Million pre-trial settlement recovery for a Pilot that developed multiple myeloma after his long-term exposure to diesel exhaust fumes in the wheelhouse of the vessel. The case was resolved after the Defendant's Daubert motions to bar the Plaintiff's experts from testifying that the Pilot's multiple myeloma was caused by exposure to the diesel exhaust, which contains numerous carcinogens, including benzene, was denied.

  • $2 Million Jones Act Settlement for Crew Member Crushed in Rudder Room of Tow Boat

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a hard-fought $2 Million Jones Act settlement for a member of the crew of an inland river towboat who was crushed and severely injured by a flanking rudder on the boat. Liability was heavily disputed, and we were able to obtain this life-changing result for our client even though he admitted to placing himself in a known pinch point.

  • $1 Million Jones Act Verdict for Skin Rash Victim

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $1 Million jury verdict for a Jones Act seaman who developed a chronic skin condition after being exposed to the hazardous material, Bitumastic, aboard a TECO vessel, when he was forced to work inside a potable water tank without appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • $920,850.00 Settlement in bus accident case

    Jeff Bloomfield and co-counsel obtained a pre-trial $920,850 aggregate settlement for multiple clients in a bus accident.

  • Jury Verdict More than 3 Times Insurance Companies Best Offer for Senior Citizen Injured in Car Accident

    Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict for his senior citizen client that was more than 3 times the insurance companies best offer, because the insurance company failed to offer his client fair compensation.

  • $600,000 Recovered for Daughter of Man Burned to Death in Boat Explosion

    Brian S. Katz, and co-counsel, secured a $600,000 pre-trial settlement for the daughter of a man who was burned to death after his Wellcraft pleasure boat exploded on Lake Barkley near Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The man had just picked up his boat after repairs were made to the boat by a local marina.

  • $850,000.00 settlement in a Jones Act case

    Jeff Bloomfield obtained an $850,000 pre-trial settlement for a man with a leg injury following a fall from a ladder while serving as a crew member aboard an inland river towboat.

  • $450,000 Settlement in Jones Act Case

    Bloomfield & Katz secured a $450,000 settlement for their client in a Jones Act case after the client contracted a blood borne illness from exposure aboard his vessel.

  • $450,000 Settlement for Next of Kin in Jones Act Case at Olmstead Lock and Dam Project

    Despite their being no witnesses to the incident, Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement of $450,000 for the family of a Jones Act seaman working on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project after he slipped from the side of a sand barge and was crushed to death.

  • $450,000 Settlement in Jones Act case

    Jeff Bloomfield obtained a $450,000 pre-trial settlement in a Jones Act case for a man who injured his back while working on an inland river towing vessel.

  • $400,000 Settlement in Jones Act and Maritime Tort Case

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $400,000 mediated settlement for a deckhand who was struck in the face by a winch wire at a grain terminal, while standing on the deck of a barge. The deckhand received compensation from both his Jones Act employer, and the operator of the grain terminal.

  • $325,000 Settlement for Injured Motorcycle Operator in Paducah

    Brian S. Katz secured a $325,000 policy limits settlement for his client who was operating a motorcycle when he was struck by an automobile after attending Paducah's BBQ festival.

  • $300,000 Settlement for Woman Injured in Automobile Accident

    Brian S. Katz obtained a $300,000 policy limits settlement, prior to trial, for a woman who suffered severe back injuries in an automobile accident.

  • $400,000 Settlement for Family of Murder Victim due to Inadequate Security at Shopping Center

    Brian S. Katz and co-counsel obtained a $400,000 settlement from a shopping mall and its security contractor after an 18 year old boy was stabbed to death in the mall parking lot following an argument.

  • $300,000 Settlement for a Deckhand who was Struck by a Shackle Which Broke off a Mooring Cell.

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $300,000 settlement, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for a mate who was injured when a shackle broke off from a federal mooring cell and struck the mate in the leg. The mate was assisting the crew in tying off to the mooring cell so the vessel could wait its turn to pass through Pickwick Lock.

  • $190,000+ Jury Verdict Against Car Dealer for Husband and Wife Injured in Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident

    Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict in excess of $190,000 against a car dealership after the jury found that the dealership still owned the vehicle used in a hit and run. The dealership had failed to properly deliver title to the purchaser who was involved in the hit and run, and therefore still retained ownership of the vehicle.

  • $250,000 Settlement Against Insurance Company for Agent's Failure to Acquire Appropriate Insurance Coverage

    Brian S. Katz secured a $250,000 settlement for his client when an insurance agency and its sales agent failed to acquire adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for a valuable lathe that was subsequently damaged and rendered useless.

  • $285,000.00 Settlement in Jones Act Case

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $285,000.00 settlement for a longshore worker who suffered a serious back injury on the job but never underwent surgery.

  • $155,000.00 Settlement in Jones Act Case

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $155,000.00 settlement for a client who injured his hand while working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.

  • $785,000.00 Pre-Lawsuit Settlement in Jones Act Case

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a pre-lawsuit settlement for a man who suffered a leg injury working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.

  • $60,000 Settlement in Jones Act case

    Bloomfield & Katz with co-counsel obtained a pre-trial settlement for a client who suffered a wrist injury in a Jones Act and general maritime claim.

  • $120,000 settlement in a back injury case

    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a $120,000 settlement in a Jones Act and general maritime action for a maritime client who suffered a back injury after trying to remove an improperly placed hatch cover on a vessel.

  • $184,654.21 Award in Slip and Fall Accident

    Jeff Bloomfield obtained a settlement award of $184,654.21 for his client in a defective sidewalk case involving a wrist injury.

  • $150,000 Settlement for Injured Roofer

    Brian Katz obtained a $150,000 pre-trial settlement for a roofer, from the property owner, after an awning the roofer was working on collapsed, even though the roofer also received workers' compensation benefits.

  • $500,000 settlement in premises liability/tree injury case

    Jeff Bloomfield was able to recover a pre-trial settlement of $500,000 for his injured client prior to trial in a case where the client suffered a serious head injury from a falling tree.

  • $336,310.00 settlement in Defense Base Act

    Jeff Bloomfield recovered a pre-trial settlement of $336,310 for a client suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following a suicide bombing attack.

  • $278,199.18 verdict for a defective sidewalk

    At trial, Jeff Bloomfield obtained a $278,199 verdict for his client, reduced by 35% for comparative fault, in a lawsuit against the City of Memphis for an elbow injury his client sustained due to a defective sidewalk.

  • $200,000 settlement in case against marina for leg injury

    Jeff Bloomfield recovered a pre-trial settlement of $200,000 in a case where his client suffered a very serious infection from a scrape to his leg at the defendant marina's facility.

  • $100,000 settlement in case for neck injury

    Warner Wheat recovered pre-lawsuit settlement of $100,000 for a client whose neck was seriously injured in a car accident where the client was the passenger in a car whose driver lost control.

  • $450,000 Recovery for Client who was Victim of Theft

    Warner Wheat recovered $450,000 from the estate of a man who embezzled over $1 million from his employer. A forensic accounting analysis proved the theft, and the perpetrator’s estate was forced to sell the family farm to produce funds from which a recovery could be made.

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