Case Results

For more than 35 years, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl have helped clients injured or wronged obtain the compensation they deserve. Backed by a strong record of success, we have the resources, skills and knowledge to help maximize our clients’ monetary recoveries. Throughout the years, the firm has successfully secured money from some of the largest corporate employers in the country. Several of the companies with which we have settled cases for tens of millions of dollars in recoveries are:

  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • MetLife
  • Owens Illinois
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • General Electric
  • Foster Wheeler

Also, we have recovered tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements from each of the asbestos trusts associated with the following major companies:

  • Owens Corning
  • Armstrong
  • United States Gypsum
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Fibreboard Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • Pittsburg Corning
  • W. R. Grace
  • Kaiser Aluminum

Below is a sampling of other select significant recoveries our firm has obtained for our clients. Although not all-inclusive, it is a demonstration of the dedication we have when representing our clients. We are committed to ensuring our clients' satisfaction in the outcomes of their cases.

Workers' Compensation

$12,000,000Settlement

Claimant sustained a compensable accidental injury when he fell from a great height and sustained a traumatic brain injury, among other physical injuries. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission determined that the Claimant was permanently totally disabled. Our firm was brought into the claim in order to assist the Claimant and his family with negotiating and finalizing a Final Compromise. The Final Compromise included establishing a “special needs trust” as the Claimant’s injures caused him to be unable to care for his daily needs. After negotiations, all parties entered into an agreement for both indemnity and medical benefits in which the total amount of the settlement was more than twelve million dollars. The Final Compromise was approved by the Commission after being reviewed by a three Commissioner panel.

Mesothelioma

$7,729,000Verdict

The plaintiff was a boilermaker at a Baltimore area shipyard from the late 1950s through the late 1970s. He was deceased by the time the trial started. His estate and his family received a verdict against a Joiner contractor whose sawing and installing of asbestos-containing bulkhead panels on board ships exposed our client to this deadly toxin. In addition to awarding money to the plaintiff’s estate, the jury also awarded compensation to his widow and six children.

Mesothelioma

$7,071,000 Verdict

The plaintiff was a vending machine operator who provided coffee, snacks and refreshments to workers on board ships during ship construction in Baltimore. The plaintiff testified at trial and explained how he was exposed to asbestos dust from the work going on around him on board the ships. The plaintiff and his wife received the compensatory damages awarded by the jury.

Medical Malpractice

$7,000,000 Verdict

Judgment of more than $7,000,000 was obtained on behalf of our client who suffered severe developmental disabilities as a result of a pediatrician’s failure to diagnose a heart condition during infancy.*

Mesothelioma

$5,057,000Verdict

The plaintiff was a security guard who was exposed to asbestos dust on board ships being constructed at a Baltimore shipyard. The plaintiff was deceased by the time trial began and a coworker explained how he would oversee workers and security on board the ships while they were being constructed. Our client’s estate and his three daughters received compensatory damages from the jury.

Mesothelioma

$5,014,000 Verdict

Peter T. Nicholl and Bill tried this case to verdict.

Mesothelioma

$5 Million Verdict

Peter T. Nicholl and Bill tried this case to verdict.

Medical Malpractice

$4,812,500 Settlement

A settlement of $4,812,500 was recovered on behalf of our clients, a woman and her family where medical mistakes made in placing a dialysis shunt caused a persistent vegetative state.*

Lung Cancer

$3,515,000Verdict

Peter T. Nicholl and Bill tried this case to verdict.

Mesothelioma

$3,500,000 & $1,718,000 Verdict

The firm obtained a $3,500,000 verdict in 2003 and a $1,718,000 verdict in 2008. The plaintiff was a paper machine operator who was exposed to asbestos dust from the paper machine dryer felts he maintained and cleaned throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The plaintiff testified at trial along with coworkers to explain to the jury how he was exposed to the asbestos dust released from these huge dryer felts.

Lead Poisoning

$3 Million Verdict

in December 2016, a Baltimore City jury awarded $3 million to a 19-year-old woman who did not know she had lead levels as a child until The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl conducted an investigation and pursued a claim against her former landlord.

Lung Cancer

$2,930,000Verdict

The Plaintiff had worked as a production worker at a Baltimore area steel mill and was deceased at the time of trial. Coworkers explained how the plaintiff had been exposed to asbestos dust from the work of an insulation contractor that worked at the steel mill. Our client’s estate and his eight children received compensatory damages.

Lung Cancer

$2,686,000Verdict

The plaintiff was deceased at the time of trial and had been exposed to asbestos dust created by insulation contractors while he worked as a crane operator at a Baltimore steel mill. Plaintiff’s widow and three children received compensation along with the deceased’s estate.

Medical Malpractice

$2,500,000 Settlement

We obtained a settlement of $2,500,000 for our client who was afflicted with cerebral palsy at birth.*

Mesothelioma

$2.2 Million Verdict

The plaintiff testified at trial that he began smoking a cigarette that contained asbestos-laced filters shortly after his marriage in the early 1950s. The defendant manufactured these toxic filters throughout the time the plaintiff smoked these cigarettes and advertised them as healthy.

Lung Cancer

$2,035,000Verdict

The plaintiff was deceased at the time of trial and had worked as a production worker at a copper smelting company in Baltimore. Coworkers established how he had been exposed to asbestos dust created by an insulation contractor covering pipes throughout his work area. The jury awarded compensatory damages to the plaintiff’s estate, his widow and his four children.

Lung Cancer

$2,017,000Verdict

The plaintiff was a production worker at a copper smelting company in Baltimore. The testimony of coworkers established that he had been exposed to asbestos dust from the defendant insulation contractor covering steam pipes in his work area. The jury awarded compensatory damages to the plaintiff’s estate and to his four surviving children.

Car Crash

$1,962,500Verdict

Obtained a $1,962,500.00 verdict for the wrongful death claim and survivor claims brought by the Estate of our client who was killed as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The driver was engaged in road racing with another vehicle, and fled the scene after the crash, leaving our young client mortally wounded in the vehicle. Collection efforts are pending on behalf of his surviving heirs and the Estate.

Lung Cancer

$1,960,000Verdict

The plaintiff had been a millwright at a Baltimore area steel mill and was deceased at the time of trial. Coworkers established that the plaintiff had been exposed to asbestos dust emitted from the defendant’s brake linings as part of his work on the brakes as a millwright mechanic. The jury awarded compensatory damages to the plaintiff’s estate as well as to his six children.

Lead Poisoning

$1.6 Million Verdict

A Baltimore City Jury awarded a 19-year-old $1.6 million in damages for injuries he sustained as a result of being exposed to hazardous lead-based paint in a rental property when he was one year old. The Plaintiff suffered subtle brain impairments directly related to his blood lead history. His school records documented his learning problem.

Lead Poisoning

$1.5 Million Verdict

A Baltimore City Jury awarded more than $1.5 million to two brothers who were exposed to hazardous lead paint in their rental property when they were just toddlers. They both were found to suffer subtle brain impairments and loss of IQ as a direct result of the blood lead levels.

Lead Poisoning

$1.3 Million Settlement

22-year-old twins were both exposed to flaking and chipping lead-based paint as two-year old toddlers. Both were able to finish high school and are currently working. Their case settled for $1.3 million.

Lung Cancer

$1,205,000Verdict

The plaintiff had been a maintenance repairman and crane follower at a Baltimore area steel mill. Coworkers established that the plaintiff had been exposed to asbestos dust from the defendant’s brake linings used on overhead cranes. The jury awarded compensatory damages to the plaintiff’s estate, his widow and his surviving son.

Car Crash

$1,000,000Settlement

Obtained the insurance policy limit of $1,000,000.00 as settlement for a client who was a passenger of a mobility van that ran off the road, down an embankment, and struck a tree. Client sustained significant injuries, including two broken legs.

Lead Poisoning

$800,000Settlement

A 23-year-old college student who had been hospitalized on two separate occasions due to exposure to lead recovered over $800,000 in a settlement of her claims.

Medical Malpractice

$750,000 Settlement

We recovered a settlement of $750,000 for our client who suffered severe complications following administration of anesthesia related to maintaining his dialysis port.*

Lead Poisoning

$650,000 Settlement

A 21-year-old exposed to chipping lead-based paint at two separate properties when she was less than two years old settles her case for $650,000.

Lead Poisoning

$650,000 Settlement

A 22-year-old mother of three was exposed to chipping lead-based paint as a toddler. Her highest blood lead level was considered “acceptable” at the time her blood was tested. The case settled for $650,000.

Lead Poisoning

$650,000 Settlement

A 23-year-old college graduate who was exposed to hazardous lead-based paint as a toddler settled a case against the landlord for $650,000. Although the house had not been tested for lead paint since the time he lived there, there was sufficient circumstantial evidence to establish that the property was the source of the exposure to lead.

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$620,000 Settlement

The firm obtained a $620,000 settlement from Ashley Furniture.

A Complaint on behalf of commission salespersons was filed against Ashley Furniture (aka Regency Management Services), seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (hereinafter, “FLSA”). The case was filed in Federal Court in the District of Maryland and alleges individual and collective causes of action. Specifically, the employees allege that Ashley Furniture did not pay furniture commission salespersons the required amount in overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.

If you are a commissioned salesperson, Federal and State Law require that you meet certain criteria in order to be “exempted” from overtime pay. Under these criteria, commissioned employees must work for a “retail or service” establishment. Additionally, at least 50% of their pay must come from commissions. Lastly, they must be paid at least $10.88 per hour for all hours worked. For many commissioned sales employees, the facts of their employment do not meet the criteria to be considered “commissioned sales exempt”. If that is found to be true, these types of employees can be owed a substantial amount of unpaid overtime wages.

There is a federal statute of limitations that allows employees to recover pay for overtime hours worked within two years of the date an employee joins the lawsuit. If it is shown that an employer willfully violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to three (3) years.

Because failing to pay an employee properly for all hours worked and for overtime are violations of the FLSA, the Complaint seeks liquidated damages, meaning that Ashley Furniture employees would be entitled to double damages for the monies they are potentially owed. Based on the violations alleged, the case was settled and a positive outcome was achieved on behalf of our clients. To learn more about this type of case, check our “Commissioned Salespersons” page. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a potential claim, please contact us for a free no obligation consultation.

Medical Malpractice

$500,000 Settlement

A settlement of $500,000 was recovered for our client, a minor child, whose right arm was injured at birth.*

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$330,000Settlement

The firm obtained a $330,000 settlement against Alliance Inc.

Medical Malpractice

$240,000 Settlement

A settlement of $240,000 was recovered for our client, a paraplegic, who suffered a fractured leg when she was dropped during a transfer at a hospital.*

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$220,000Settlement

Our firm filed a Complaint against Woodberry Kitchen on behalf of several employees, seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (hereinafter, “FLSA”). Our firm was successful in winning the collective action motion, which led us to represent a total of thirty-eight (38) employees. All of these employees were cooks at the restaurant. The employees alleged that Woodberry Kitchen did not properly pay them the required amount in overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a workweek.

Based on the violations alleged, the case was settled and a positive outcome was achieved on behalf of our clients. Due to their allegations that Woodberry Kitchen’s conduct was willful, our firm was able to recover back wages for a period of up to three (3) years. Our firm was also successful in obtaining liquidated (“double”) damages for the employees.

Nursing Home Abuse

$140,000 Settlement

An early settlement of $140,000 was recovered for our client, the daughter of a man who suffered a fractured leg after falling while a patient at a Baltimore County nursing home. We alleged our elderly client was not properly supervised despite being a known fall risk.*

Nursing Home Abuse

$135,000 Settlement

A settlement of $135,000 was recovered for the family of an elderly man who fell in an assisted living facility and suffered a fractured hip.*

Nursing Home Abuse

$130,000 Settlement

We obtained a settlement of $130,000 for our client after she fell out of bed in a nursing home and suffered a broken hip. She was labeled a fall risk and we alleged the staff failed to properly aid and supervise her to prevent a foreseeable fall.*

Nursing Home Abuse

$125,000 Settlement

We recovered an early settlement of $125,000 for our client, the daughter of a woman who suffered from an infected bedsore while a patient at a nursing home. Our client’s mother was a bedridden patient whom we alleged did not get the turning and repositioning and other care she needed. The settlement occurred after we successfully argued before the Circuit Court for Baltimore City that an arbitration agreement signed by our client at her mother’s admission did not apply.*

Nursing Home Abuse

$125,000 Settlement

We obtained a settlement of $125,000 for the family of a mentally disabled nursing home resident who died after choking on his meal, when he should have been supervised while eating.*

Nursing Home Abuse

$125,000 Settlement

A settlement of $125,000 was recovered for the family of a man with dementia who fell multiple times in a Howard County assisted living facility and suffered serious injuries as a result.*

Car Crash

$100,000Settlement

Obtained $100,000 in pre-trial private mediation for our client referred to us by out of state counsel. Our client was sleeping in the front passenger seat of a vehicle driving on the interstate in Baltimore County, Maryland, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed, causing our client’s injuries. The defense in the case was our client entered the vehicle knowing the driver had consumed a significant quantity of alcohol. We were able to successfully resolve the matter using the services of a retired judge.

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$91,129.80 Settlement

Our firm filed a Complaint against Fitness International, LLC (hereinafter, "L.A. Fitness") on behalf of several employees, seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (hereinafter, "FLSA"). The employees hold or held the title of Personal Training Director and/or Assistant Personal Training Director. The employees alleged that L.A. Fitness did not pay them the required amount in overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a workweek.

Based on the violations alleged, the case was settled and a positive outcome was achieved on behalf of our clients. Due to their allegations that L.A. Fitness' conduct was willful, our firm was able to recover back wages for a period of up to three (3) years. Our firm was also successful in obtaining liquidated ("double") damages for the employees.

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$70,652.17 Settlement

A Complaint was filed against Dunbar Guard Services, Inc. (hereinafter, "Dunbar"), seeking unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (hereinafter, "FLSA"). The case was filed in Federal Court in the District of Maryland and alleged that Dunbar did not compensate its employees for all hours worked. It was also alleged that Dunbar did not properly compensate its employees for overtime when they worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek. The employees held various positions related to providing security.

Based on the violations alleged, the case was settled and a positive outcome was achieved on behalf of our clients. Due to their allegations that Dunbar’s conduct was willful, our firm was able to recover back wages for a period of up to three (3) years. Our firm was also successful in obtaining liquidated ("double") damages for the employees.

Car Crash

$66,287Verdict

Obtained a $66,287.00 verdict in a contested liability and injury case for our client who was walking outside of a marked crosswalk when struck by a vehicle. Our client was dressed in dark clothes and walking on a winter’s night when struck by a vehicle. The operator of the vehicle claimed he did not see our client, and she was outside of the crosswalk, where he had a green light to proceed through the intersection.

Unpaid Overtime & Wages

$58,032.82Settlement

Our firm filed a Complaint against MedStar Health, Inc. (hereinafter, “MedStar) on behalf of several employees, seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (hereinafter, “FLSA”). The employees all worked as security guards. The employees alleged that MedStar did not properly pay them the required amount in overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a workweek. Based on the violations alleged, the case was settled and a positive outcome was achieved on behalf of our clients.

Pharmaceutical Claims

Settlement

Court administered settlement of claims involving heart attack or stroke while taking the prescription medication Vioxx. Our clients received settlements based upon a court approved matrix format. These multi-state pharmaceutical claims are typically resolved in this fashion for nationally distributed medications.* Social Security Disability

Lead Poisoning

Verdict

In October 2016, a jury returned a verdict in favor of a Baltimore City woman who had blood lead levels of less than 10 when she was a young child but who still suffered from learning and behavior problems throughout her schooling.

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