The Jasmer Law Firm Has Helped Clients Win Over $90 Million In Verdicts And Settlements
Attorney David S. Jasmer has compiled an incredible track record of success in his 20-plus years of practice. With passion, a true desire to help clients and a dogged pursuit of justice, he has obtained record-setting settlements by refusing to back down when the law and facts are on his side.
Recent personal injury verdicts and settlement victories include:
- A record-breaking $20 million settlement in a truck crash case resulting in a young woman being paralyzed from the waist down. The truck company persuasively demonstrated that its truck driver did not exceed the allowable driving time as mandated by federal trucking regulations, so we approached the case from a different angle. We showed that the truck driver’s extensive night-time driving disrupted his natural sleeping patterns, leading to fatigue, and that he was likely asleep at the time of the collision. Our motion for punitive damages against the truck company for continuing to put the driver behind the wheel of their truck when they should have known he had a problem staying awake while driving forced the truck company to resolve the case.
- A $30 million settlement for the victim of a catastrophic propane gas explosion. Our client survived but with third-degree burns covering 95% of his body. We showed that the gas company was at fault for failing to cap an open gas line that caused the explosion in violation of the gas company’s own policies for new customers.
- A $21 million jury verdict for a woman that suffered a brain injury during post-operative care following a routine operative procedure when a catheter disconnected, causing an air embolism to travel to her brain. We proved that the medical device manufacturer should have made available an inexpensive locking mechanism for the catheter, which would have prevented it from disconnecting during normal movement.
- An $8 million medical malpractice jury verdict for the death of a 43 year old man who was experiencing a severe asthma attack. The ER personnel failed to recognize the severity of the attack and left the patient unattended, as a result of which he stopped breathing, went into cardiac arrest, and ultimately died (after living in a coma for over 4 years). We proved that the ER personnel carelessly failed to remain with and observe the patient at bedside despite the severity of his attack, and failed to intubate him, in violation of the nationally recognized standard of care for treatment of severe asthma exacerbations.
- A $5 million settlement in an extremely difficult truck accident case resulting in severe brain injury to a 17 year old boy. The nationwide truck rental company bragged that it couldn’t lose this case. We showed that the truck company negligently rented their truck to an unlicensed driver who had presented a fake license to them not just on this occasion but on multiple prior occasions, never checking the validity of the license, in violation of State law
- A $1 million out-of-court settlement for a 54 year old woman rendered an incomplete quadriplegic after slipping and falling down a defective staircase.
- A $1 million partial settlement for the death of a newborn twin as a result of a premature delivery – case continues against obstetrician.
- Nearly $1 million verdict for the death of a 75 year old man rear-ended by a van ($938,000).
- A $875,000 settlement for 3 year old girl who suffered dehydration as a result of medical negligence.
- A $500,000 verdict for a man who required a cornea transplant as a result of medical negligence by the eye surgeon.
- A $350,000 settlement for a man who injured his back in a taxicab collision (policy limit).
- A $300,000 verdict for a plumber who suffered a broken ankle in a slip/fall on ice at a gas station.
He has also been praised by colleagues, opponents and jurists alike for his skill in the courtroom and relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients:
“One of the leading trial attorneys in the State” — a seasoned litigator who is not easily impressed — recently remarked after attorney Jasmer’s legal brief succeeded against seemingly impossible odds in defeating a truck company’s attempt to do away with the entire case, “That’s the most brilliant brief I’ve ever read. You took every argument made by the other side and turned it on its head, like jiu jitsu.”
During recent settlement negotiations in a truck crash case overseen by the former Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, attorney Jasmer’s colleague, himself one of the leading litigators in the country with over 40 years of experience, told the Judge that, “David is the smartest lawyer I know.”