Verdicts & Settlements

The sole purpose in posting these verdicts and settlements is to inform prospective clients of the specific civil actions we have experience handling, including the identity of previous defendants. All verdicts and many settlements are of public record. However, as all cases differ, these past verdicts and settlements are not posted to mislead, guarantee or suggest a specific result in any similar type of future civil action.

Gregory Chiartas

School Playground Injury (Settlement)Stephens v. Wyoming Co. Board of Education, Circuit Court of Wyoming County, Misc Civil Action No. 13-C-168
Truck v. Car Accident (Settlement)Ilderton v. Styline Logistics, Inc. et. al., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-1392
Industrial Accident/Deliberate Intent (Confidential Settlement)Hedrick v. E. I, DuPont de Nemours and Company, U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-06135
Employment/Sexual Discrimination (Confidential Settlement)Butler v. Smith Company Motor, Inc. et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Co. WV Civil Action No. 12-C-2365
Employment/Breach of Contract (Confidential Settlement)Bailes v. Smith Company Motor, Inc. et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Co. WV Civil Action No. 12-C-2364
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury (Verdict) Robinson v. CAMC and Kanoj Biswas, M.D., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 88-C-3685. Mr. Chiartas served as co-counsel for the largest medical negligence verdict in WV.
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
(Settlement)
Blair v. Rutherford C. Sims, M.D., et. al., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 91-C-0682
Airline Accident (Settlement) In Re: US Air Flight 427 Air Crash Near Pittsburgh, PA on September 8, 1994; U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA.; Civil Action No. MDL Docket No. 1040
Wrongful Discharge/Breach of Employment Contract (Settlement) Peguero, et. al. v. Monterra Health Systems d/b/a Logan General Hospital, et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 98-C-347, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Charleston, WV, Case No. 98-C-21721
Medical Malpractice/Orthopedic Injury
(Settlement)
McAtee v. Gary Miller, M.D., et. al., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 6:93-1115
Motor Vehicle Accident/Insurance Litigation (Settlement) Mendel v. Godby, et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 92-C-496
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death/Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack (Settlement) Est. of Gustav Middleton v. Frankfort Hospital, et. al., Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Cty., PA, March Term 1990, No. 1773
Medical Malpractice (Settlement) Hicks v. Logan General Hospital, et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 96-C-264
Federal Torts Claim Act/Motor Vehicle Accident (Settlement) Est. of Virginia B. Hoke v. Street, U.S. District Court (N.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 92-0092-C
Federal Torts Claim Act/Medical Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Cancer
(Settlement)
Est. of Johnny J. Toler v. United States of America, U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.) Civil Action No. 2:01-1301
Wrongful Death/Insurance Bad Faith/Motor Vehicle Accident
(Settlement)
Est. of Robert Wade Stover v. Burrow, et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 98-C-1723
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death/Failure to Diagnose Aortic Aneurysm
(Settlement)
Est. of Herman Rakes Jr. v. Chanchai Tivitmahaisoon, M.D., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 96-C-145
Medical Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Cervical Cancer
(Settlement)
Bailey v. Women's Health Center of West Virginia, Inc., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 91-C-2743
Insurance Bad Faith/Failure to Defend
(Settlement)
Haynes v. Erie Insurance Group, et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No.04-C-0380
Dramshop/Premises Liability/Wrongful Death/Motor Vehicle Accident
(Settlement)
Est. of Dennis Lyn Gross v. Craddock, et. al., Circuit Court of Putnam Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 98-C-327
Medical Malpractice/Orthopedic Injury/Amputation
(Settlement)
Maynard v. K. Venkata Raman, M.D., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 300-0575
Legal Malpractice (Settlement) Evans v. Hoyer, Hoyer and Smith, Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 93-C-8962
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death of Viable Fetus
(Settlement)
Baisden v. Suthipan Chevathanarat, M.D., et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 90-C-480
Motor Vehicle Accident/Dramshop/Wrongful Death (Settlement) Est. of Alfred Darrell Mitchell v. Times Past Restaurant & Pub, et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 91-C-1760
Product Liability/Defective Car Hand Jack Est. of Vincent Shultz v. Genuine Parts Company, et. al., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 2:89-1554
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death/Failure to Diagnose Diabetes
(Settlement)
Est. of Joesph Donald Thompson v. Pleasant Valley Hospital, et. al., Circuit Court of Mason Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 94-C-121C
Medical Malpractice
(Verdict)
Barnes v. City of Parkersburg, 100 F.R.D. 768 (S.D.W.Va. 1984)
Timber/Logging Accident/Wrongful Death/Mandolidis (Settlement) Est. of Hurst Conley v. Jeffrey C. Stevens, et. al., Circuit Court of Lincoln Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 96-C-78
Trucking Accident/Wrongful Death
(Settlement)
Est. of Sherry Lynn Chafin v. Est. of Ethel Whitt, Circuit Court of Wayne Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 00-C-228
Misrepresentation and Fraud Chiartas v. Bavarian Motor Works, 106 F.Supp. 2d 874 (S.D.W.Va. 2000)
Sexual Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
(Settlement)
Loraine Piasezcny v. Midland Food Services, et. al., Circuit Court of Cabell Cty., WV., Civil Action No. 05-C-0626
Slip & Fall/Premises Liability (Settlement) Frances Kidd v. City of Glasgow and Paving & Resurfacing, Inc., Circuit Court Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 05-C-341
Insurance Unfair Trade Practices
(Confidential Settlement)
Frances Kidd v. Clarendon National Insurance Co. and Cincinnati Insurance Co., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 05-C-341
Defective House/Misrepresentation (Settlement) Etta Riggio v. Thompson, et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 04-C-395
Insurance First Party Bad Faith
(Confidential Settlement)
Frederick Ranson v. State Farm Mutual Ins. Co., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 2:07-0276
Hotel/Premises Liability (Settlement)Mitchell Aide Jr. as parent and natural guardian of Lesley Erin Aide, a minor v. Virginia Inn Management, Inc., Circuit Court of Raleigh County, WV, Civil Action No. 93-C-127
Dog Bite/Premises Liability (Settlement)Pamela Dohm, parent and natural guardian of Zachary Dohm, a minor v. Patricia Roush, Circuit Court of Kanawha County, WV, Civil Action No. 97-C-545
Dog Bite/Premises Liability (Settlement)Shirley Estep, parent and natural guardian of Kasey Mitchell, a minor v. Gerald Overby, Circuit Court of Kanawha County, WV, Civil Action No. 98-C-749

Bruce Freeman

Sexual Abuse (Confidential Settlement)E.B. v. Open Door Baptist Church, et. al, Circuit Court of Kanawha Co., WV, Civil Action No. 11-C-174)
Child Abuse and Neglect (Confidential Settlement) Holdsclaw v. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Co. WV/Civil Action No. 12-C-625
Medical Malpractice Beckett v. Appalachian Pain Therapy Institute (2010) (presuit Confidential Settlement for patients who developed infections from clinic injections)

Legal Malpractice
(Confidential Settlement)



Breach of Contract/Insurance Agent Malpractice
(Settlement)

Arthur v. Bradley & Albright, PLLC, et. al.,
Circuit Court of Wood Cty., WV
Civil Action No. 09-C-10


Bishop Trucking, LLC, et. al. v. Jim Lively Insurance,
Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 04-C-2085

Motor Vehicle Accident/Wrongful Death/Insurance Bad Faith
(Settlement)
Est. of Laura Petroff v. J.C. Hamer, Inc. and Indiana Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Company, Circuit Court of Boone Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 01-C-90
Industrial Accident/Work Site Accident/Wrongful Death/Mandolidis/Deliberate Intent
(Confidential Settlement)
Crump v. Appalachian Power Company, U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 3:01-0861
Amputation/Work Site Accident/Product Liability (Confidential Settlement) Salmon v. Mayflower Vehicle Systems, Inc., et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 00-C-0276
Hunting Accident/Product Liability
(Settlement)
Reed v. Game Tracker, Inc., Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, Civil Action No. C-2-90-559
Highway Construction Site Accident/Dramshop
(Settlement)
Fore v. Elmo Greer & Sons, Inc., et. al., Circuit Court of Wayne Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 00-C-261
Automobile Accident/Product Liability
(Confidential Settlement)
Senator v. R.H. Peters Chevrolet, et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 92-C-37
Electrocution/Work Site Accident/Wrongful Death/Mandolidis/Product Liability
Verdict and Appeal)
Nelson v. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Circuit Court of Raleigh Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 91-C-1972
Highway Construction Site Accident/Mandolidis/Deliberate Intent
(Verdict and Appeal)
Bell v. Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., 191 W.Va. 577, 477 S.E.2d 269 (1994); Bell v. Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. (II), 197 W.Va. 138, 475 S.E.2d 138 (1996); refined the West Virginia laws in employee injury cases.
Construction Site Accident/Wrongful Death/Mandolidis
(Settlement)
Est. of Freddie D. Searls v. Carlton, Inc., et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 96-C-2346
Mining Accident/Product Liability/Wrongful Death (Settlement) Est. of Cam Weese v. Damascus Pneumatics Corp., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 5:96-1849

Psychiatric Malpractice/ Wrongful Death
(Settlement)

Est. of Tracy Miller v. The West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources, Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 94-C-1207
Industrial Accident/Work Site Accident/Mandolidis (Confidential Settlement) Tucker v. Appalachian Electric Power Co., et. al., U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 2:04-0824

Mining Accident/Work Site Accident/Wrongful Death/Mandolidis
(Confidential Settlement)

Est. of Kerry Holliday v. Alpha Natural Resources, et. al., Circuit Court of Braxton Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 04-C-57
Pharmaceutical Negligence/ Auto Accident
(Settlement)
Pridemore v. Leech, et. al., Circuit Court of Logan Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 93-C-127-P

Veterans' Administration/Hospital Malpractice (Settlement)

Est. of Derek Green v. The United States of America, U.S. District Court (S.D.W.Va.), Civil Action No. 5:96-1969
Medical Malpractice McCloud v. James E. Powers, M.D., et. al., Circuit Court of Mercer Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 90-CV-702-F
Breach of Employment Contract (Confidential Settlement) Ghalili, M.D. v. Thoracic & Cardiovascular Assoc., Inc., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 06-C-209
Medical Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Metabolic Disorder/Wrongful Death (Settlement) Est. of Tina L. Clark v. Beckley Hospital, Inc., et. al., Circuit Court of Raleigh Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 94-C-776-A
Ophthalmological Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Ocular Cancer
(Settlement)
Est. of William D. Edwards v. George V. Hamrick, M.D., et. al., Circuit Court of Kanawha Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 91-C-1464
Medical Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism/ Lost Medical Records (Settlement) Est. of Diane D. Harrington v. Mousa I. Dababnah, M.D., Circuit Court of Raleigh Cty., WV, Civil Action No. 90C-1070-C
Dog Bite/Premises Liability (Settlement)Clara Yoders v. Ronald Hanlan, Circuit Court of Harrison County, WV; Civil Action No. 90-C-88-1
Recreational Injury/Premises Liability (Settlement)Joseph Skidmore parent and natural guardian of Joseph Skidmore, Jr., a minor v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Circuit Court of Kanawha County, WV, Civil Action No. 91-C-356
Sports/School Related Injury (Settlement)Debbie Kazee, parent and natural guardian of David Hensley v. County Commission of Logan County, Circuit Court of Logan County, WV; Civil Action No. 96-C-136
Dog Bite/Premises Liability (Settlement)Sarah Spry parent and natural guardian of Amanda Spry, et. al. v. Rick Stollings and Ace Transmission, Circuit Court of Logan County, WV; Civil Action No. 97-C-227
Construction Design and Performance Capitol Land, LLC v. Blacktop Industries and
Equipment Company
, Circuit Court of
Kanawha Cty., WV
Civil Action No. 08-C-2025