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Civil Case Results

Our Proud History of Verdicts and Settlements

At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we are committed to maximizing compensation and financial recoveries for our clients. In cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and all other injury matters, we put lots of time and experience behind every case.

We are known for taking cases as far as necessary to reach the goals of our clients. We will never shy away from the possibility of fighting for your rights either before a claim is filed or in court. We will not be bullied by insurance companies and institutions that try to settle for too little too late. We work not merely to resolve cases, but instead we act as custodians of the law to restore justice to the wronged and return a voice to the silenced.

When results matter, make sure you have a determined lawyer on your side. The following is a sample of jury verdicts and settlements involving Mr. Barrett:

$3.25 Million - Jury Verdict

Medical Malpractice. Failure to diagnose cancer which caused increased risk of future cancer recurrence to Client.

$2.5 Million - Jury Verdict

Medical Malpractice. Client received permanent nerve damage during a blood draw before hand surgery. Client developed Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. As a result, Client had to have wiring implanted into his spinal cord to control pain. The insurance company, through its defense team, arrogantly bragged that it would never be found negligent nor be ordered to pay a penny on the case. They were wrong. The $2.5 million dollar jury verdict that resulted in Client's favor after a 4-day jury trial appears to be an Indiana record for this type of injury.

$850,000.00 - Settlement

Medical Malpractice. Physician negligently failed to treat a pregnancy induced hypertension and failed to properly deliver a full-term infant with fetal heart problems, which tragically resulted in the infant's death.

$500,000.00 - Settlement

Medical Malpractice. Physician and large Chicago hospital negligently failed to treat an iatrogenic injury to the left vagus nerve.

$326,459.40 - Settlement

Wrongful Death. Client's father was fatally shot by an employee of a bar during a fight, which involved difficult liability.

$275,000.00 - Settlement

Semi-Truck Negligence. A semi-truck driver carelessly disregarded a red light and collided with Client's vehicle, which resulted in the death of Client's infant who was riding as a backseat passenger in the vehicle.

$170,000.00 - Settlement

Dog Bite. A 9-year old child suffered severe facial injuries when attacked by a neighbor's large dog. The neighbor negligently failed to properly confine the dog. The child required surgery and extensive mental health counseling due to the savage nature of the attack.

$150,000.00 -Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Client was walking across a street when struck by Defendant's vehicle. Client suffered injury to leg which required surgey.

$126,000.00 - Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Clients were riding on a moped when struck by Defendant's vehicle after disregarding a stop sign. Both clients suffered injury, and one Client required surgery to leg.

$108,834.46 - Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Client was riding as a passenger in the backseat of a vehicle. The driver disregarded a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. Client sustained head and other injuries.

$100,000.00 - Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Defendant's vehicle forcefully rear-ended Client's vehicle while Client had been fully stopped in traffic at a light. Client sustained injury to her neck and back areas and she underwent a cervical diskectomy surgery.

$100,000.00 - Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Defendant disregarded a stop sign and collided with Client's vehicle in a rural area. Client suffered significant injury to his head and abdomen.

$100,000.00 - Settlement

Motor Vehicle Negligence. Defendant's vehicle slid on ice due to excessive speed and rear-ended Client's vehicle. Client suffered head injury.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Wrongful Death / Police Misconduct. Client's father was suicidal and refused to come out of his home. Police and negotiators attempted to convince the father to exist the home. Father exited the home, but police snipers fatally shot him. The parties settled the case at mediation pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement

Confidential Settlement Amount

Legal Malpractice. An attorney handling Client's criminal case negligently failed to conduct an investigation and misrepresented matters during plea negotiations. Client pled guilty to Dealing in Cocaine (Class A felony) and received a 30-year sentence. Attorney Barrett then became involved and filed a petition for post-conviction relief based and argued ineffective assistance of counsel regarding Client's original attorney. The court granted the petition and vacated the Client's conviction and entire 30-year sentence. Thereafter, a legal malpractice claim was brought against the original attorney, which quickly resulted in a confidential settlement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Medical Malpractice. A physician and hospital negligently failed to control the Client's elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, which resulted in the tragic death of the Client's full-term child. The physician and hospital settled the case pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Medical Malpractice. A nurse at a hospital negligently tore through all three layers of the infant Client's skin on Client's face during the removal of medical tape. The injury left the Client with a permanent scar and emotional damages. The hospital settled the case pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Sexual Battery. Defendant was a physician who sexually battered Client during the Client's routine breast examination. The battery involved the fondling of Client's breasts for sexual gratification and kissing Client. The case was settled out-of-court pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Employment Discrimination/Breach of Contract. Defendant was a city that wrongfully forced its employee, Client, to resign his position as a police officer. The parties resolved the case by entering into a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Police Misconduct. Defendant was a police officer who illegally searched Client and found a small amount of marijuana in Client's pocket. Criminal charges were filed against Client. The court determined the police officer violated Client's constitutional rights and suppressed the evidence. As a result, the prosecutor dismissed the entire case. Client then filed a civil rights case against the police officer and the case quickly settled for a confidential amount of money.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Police Misconduct. Defendant was a police officer and maliciously battered Client during the investigation of an underage drinking party. Client filed a civil rights case against the police officer. The parties settled the case pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Police Misconduct. Defendant was a police officer who battered Client when Client arrived home and found police inside his residence without a warrant and questioning Client's son about underage drinking. Client filed a civil rights case against the police officer. The parties settled the case pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Insurance Bad Faith. The defendant was an insurance company that wrongfully cancelled Client's life insurance policy after 26 years. The case settled at mediation pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Insurance Bad Faith. Client had entered into an agreement with her life insurance company which provided that Client would no longer need to pay premiums if she became totally disabled. Client became totally disabled, but the insurance company wrongfully refused to honor the agreement. Client filed a lawsuit against the insurance company and the case settled pursuant to the terms of a confidential settlement agreement.

Confidential Settlement Amount

Police Misconduct. Client visited the home of a police officer to collect information regarding the officer's mortgage. The police officer was several months behind in his mortgage payments. The police officer refused to cooperate and called other police officers by falsely claiming Client had trespassed. The prosecutor filed a trespass charge against Client, but later dismissed the case. Thereafter, Client filed a civil rights lawsuit against the police officer. The parties settled the case pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:

The foregoing case examples and results are from actual cases handled by attorney Matthew D. Barrett, but are for informational purposes only. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any testimonial, endorsement, or result in any singular particular case does not constitute a promise or guarantee regarding the outcome of any other case. Mr. Barrett works aggressively in an effort to obtain the very best results possible for each client; however, each case is different with its own set of unique facts and laws of the jurisdiction where the lawsuit must be filed. Likewise, results will always be different from case to case. For that reason, the result Mr. Barrett obtained in one case is in no way a guarantee that the same or similar result will occur in any future case.

Record of Justice

Civil Cases

At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we are committed to maximizing compensation and financial recoveries for our clients.

In cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and all other injury matters, we put lots of time and experience behind every case.

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Criminal Cases

At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we are dedicated to ensuring justice and due process for the accused.

We always approach each criminal defense case with an eye toward obtaining a not-guilty verdict at trial.

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