WPTC has collected more than a half of a billion dollars for their clients over the years. Some of our more significant cases are highlighted below.
Although the firm focuses on major litigation, we handle selected cases of all sizes. A representative sample of our cases with verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 is listed below:
Total judge and jury verdicts in excess of $180 million as lead counsel representing the Commissioners of lnsurance of Louisiana and Oklahoma, through their respective Receivers, in a plaintiffs capacity against one of the largest health care corporations in the nation, a Big 6 accounting firm, an international law firm, and numerous officers and directors of three failed HMOs in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, VerdictSearch.com ranked this award as the 16th largest trial verdict of 2005 in the nation.
A $21,500,000 jury verdict against the directors and officers of a publicly-traded corporation in bankruptcy.
An $18,000,000 jury verdict for the wrongful death of a plant worker who died after being severely burned.
A $10,500,000 jury verdict for a man who was severely injured when his truck failed to negotiate a defective curve.
Confidential settlement of a complex Louisiana securities fraud case involving approximately $10,000,000 worth of private investments in a failed telecom company based in New Orleans. Our firm successfully represented more than 50 individual investors against approximately a dozen defendants, including one of the world's largest investment bankers and technology corporations.
A confidential settlement involving a third party Dram Shop claim under Texas law seeing more than $25 million in damages for the wrongful death of a young mother of two.
An $8,000,000 judgment for a man injured because of a defective roadway.
A $6,950,000 settlement in an automobile accident case in which a young wife and mother sustained permanent brain damage.
Jury verdict in excess of $5 million for the wrongful deaths of fraternal twins who contracted nosocomial infections following their births and treatment in a neonatal intensive care setting.
A $5,000,000 settlement of a class action in which 500 children became ill after being illegally exposed to a pesticide at school.
A $5,000,000 settlement for several workers injured by exposure to chemicals at a chemical plant.
A $4,500,000 settlement for a plant worker who was seriously burned in an electrical fire in a chemical plant.
A $3,600,000 settlement for the death of a worker who was severely burned.
A $3,200,000 settlement in an out-of-state medical malpractice claim involving a man who received severe and permanent damages as a result of substandard emergency department care.
A $3,000,000 settlement for several workers who contracted cancer as a result of exposure to chemicals in the workplace.
A $2.5 million settlement of a medical malpractice claim with Louisiana Patients Compensation Fund.
A $2,400,000 settlement of a legal malpractice case.
A $2,300,000 settlement for the family of a victim of Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
A $2,300,000 settlement of a toxic exposure claim brought by a group of workers at a chemical plant.
A $2,250,000 settlement for a young girl rendered paraplegic in a defective three-wheeler accident.
A $2,200,000 settlement for an electrical worker who sustained brain damage as a result of contact with electrical powerlines.
A $2,100,000 settlement for a young man struck by an 18 wheeler.
A $2,100,000 settlement for a teenager who was born with birth defects as a result of a defective drug his mother took during pregnancy.
A $2,000,000 settlement for the family of a man who lost his life in an explosion at a local chemical plant.
A $2,000,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a Louisiana man who died in an automobile accident in lowa.
A $1,400,000 settlement for the family of a Jones Act seaman who died in an accident on the Mississippi River.
A $1,250,000 settlement involving the wrongful death of a motorist in an auto accident.
A $1,200,000 settlement for a person who was severely injured in an airplane crash.
A $1,100,000 settlement of a fiery crash of an 18-wheeler which killed the driver and severely injured a passenger.
A $1,100,000 settlement for a plant worker who was severely injured when he fell from atop a chemical tank under construction.
A $1,000,000 jury verdict in a wrongful death action against a patient's treating physician who was also the mayor of a local city.
A $1,000,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man due to a defective highway intersection.
Over 25 medical malpractice cases with judgments or settlements in excess of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Cap of $500,000.