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Brookfield, WI 53045

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we are proud to offer quality representation and experienced legal counsel to individuals throughout the Milwaukee area and throughout the State of Wisconsin. We understand that following a serious accident, you may be facing a difficult financial situation. If you have been seriously injured because of another person's negligence, wrongdoing, or illegal activity, it is important that you contact Cannon & Dunphy right away. While no two cases are ever the same, and no attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case, we encourage you to read through our past case results to see how working with a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from our team can benefit your case. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, schedule a consultation with our lawyers today!

    Johnson Controls Judgment

    $68,000,000.00

    $68 million judgment against insurance company for failure to fulfill their duty to defend their insured in violation of insurance policy issued to their client. Location: Milwaukee County

    Medical Malpractice

    $35,300,000.00

    $35.3 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case awarded to the family of a premature infant who suffered brain damage as a result of air emboli introduced into the infant’s venous system during a blood transfusion. The infant was two weeks post-birth at the time of transfusion, off the respirator, stable, and progressing well with no significant problems. The jury awarded future care costs of $20 million, past and future pain and suffering to the child in the amount of $5.5 million, $1.5 million to the child for his lost earning capacity, $3 million to each parent for loss of their son’s society and companionship, $1.7 million for the child’s past nursing care and services, and $640,000 for past medical expenses. This is the largest paid personal injury verdict in Wisconsin history.* Location: Elkhorn, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $25,240,000.00

    $25.24 million jury verdict, judgment and settlement awarded to the parents and their daughter’s estate in a medical malpractice case involving a resident physician who failed to diagnose an acute abdomen in a 15-year old girl and failed to seek a consultation from a senior resident over an 11-hour time span, which led to the ischemic death of the girl’s small bowel and its removal. Complications from this loss of small bowel required 89 additional subsequent surgeries, including two failed small bowel transplants, and ultimately led to her death two years later. This is the second largest paid medical malpractice jury award in Wisconsin history.* Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Premises Liability / Fire, Explosion & Burn Accidents

    $17,200,000.00

    $17.2 million jury verdict in a premises liability case involving severe burn injuries to three masons. This case involves 2 verdicts in excess of $1 million and one verdict in excess of $10 million. This is the first eight-figure personal injury jury verdict in Wisconsin history.* Location: Manitowoc, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $16,000,000.00

    $16 million recovered for a patient in a medical malpractice case where a physician inappropriately ordered high dose steroids for an undiagnosed condition. The doctor discontinued the steroids in the face of an infection masked by the steroids. This event sent the patient into Addisonian Shock, which destroyed her nerves and muscles. This case represents the second largest medical malpractice pretrial settlement in Wisconsin history.* Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Food Contamination

    $13,500,000.00

    $13.5 million recovered in a food-borne illness case for a family whose 3-year old daughter died 11 days after eating contaminated food at a restaurant. The source of the contamination was E. coli 0157:H7 from a whole intact tri-tip piece of meat manufactured and sold by Excel Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill Corporation. This is the largest food-borne illness award in Wisconsin history.* Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $12,000,000.00

    $12 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for the family of an infant who suffered a cerebral palsy brain injury at birth due to a failure to the defendant obstetrician’s failure to timely perform a C-section. Location: Oshkosh, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $10,460,000.00

    $10.46 million jury verdict and judgment awarded in a medical malpractice case to the family of a newborn who suffered brain damage caused by a medical clinic's delay in bringing the newborn in for treatment of acute feeding problems and subsequent dehydration. (Co-counsel) Location: Port Washington, Ozaukee, WI

    Truck Accident

    $10,200,000.00

    $10.2 million recovered for a passenger in a van struck by an illegally overloaded cement truck after it ran a red light, resulting in the passenger sustaining serious and permanent brain injuries. Location: Waukesha, WI

    Truck Accident

    $10,000,000.00

    $10 million recovered for the family of a 37-year old married mother of two after a Waste Management truck ran a stop sign and struck her van, causing her death. Location: Grand Rapids, MI

    Medical Malpractice

    $10,000,000.00

    $10 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for an 8-month old baby boy for the negligence of a doctor in prescribing an overdose of morphine which caused severe brain damage. Location: LaCrosse, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $10,000,000.00

    $10 million recovered in a medical malpractice case involving a 10-year old boy. Arterial and venous lines from a heart/lung machine were reversed during open heart surgery resulting in severe brain damage. This is the first eight-figure personal injury settlement in Wisconsin history.* Location: LaCrosse, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $9,800,000.00

    $9.8 million awarded by the State Patients Compensation Panel in a medical malpractice case to a woman who suffered severe and permanent brain damage because of a delay in administrating asthma medication. This is the largest medical malpractice panel award in Wisconsin history.* Location: Green Bay, WI

    Product Liability

    $9,700,000.00

    $9.7 million recovered in a products liability case for an 11-year old boy whose left arm was amputated in a laundromat accident and subsequently reattached. The European manufacturer was aware of a defect that allowed the washing machine door to be opened during operation for 10 years before the accident, but never fixed the defect or warned users of the defect. Location: Green Bay, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $8,900,000.00

    $8.9 million recovered for a woman who suffered substantial brain damage after receiving an overdose of Dilaudid® pain medication from a nurse who was a temporary hospital employee. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $7,000,000.00

    $7 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for the failure of a family practice physician to call the attending obstetrician for an emergency C-section. The baby suffered severe late heart rate decelerations during labor and delivery causing severe brain damage. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $6,300,000.00

    $6.3 million recovered in a medical malpractice case against an HMO for failing to diagnose cervical cancer in a 28-year old woman and failing to have proper laboratory testing of pap smears. This case was featured in People Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, The New York Times and on 20/20. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Product Liability

    $6,100,000.00

    $6.1 million recovered for numerous Wisconsin patients who suffered adverse health effects as a result of taking the medication Vioxx. Location: Statewide

    Legal Malpractice

    $6,000,000.00

    $6 million recovered in a legal malpractice case against a law firm that engaged in numerous conflicts of interest and failed to give appropriate tax and legal advice to a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Product Liability

    $5,500,000.00

    $5.5 million recovered in a products liability claim for a man who became a paraplegic when a Jet Ski exploded caused by defective fuel system. Location: Kansasville, WI

    School Bus Accident / Auto Accident

    $5,250,000.00

    $5.25 million recovered for the family of a woman involved in an automobile accident. A car making a wide turn came into contact with a school bus, causing the bus to crash into the woman’s van. The woman suffered severe brain damage confining her to a nursing home for remainder of her life. Location: Sheboygan, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $5,000,000.00

    $5 million recovered in a medical malpractice case involving a man whose pathologist misdiagnosed a brain lesion, treatable with steroid medication, as a malignant tumor. The misdiagnosis resulted in an unnecessary surgical removal of a portion of the man’s brain, rendering him a totally disabled hemiplegic with severe brain damage. Location: Oshkosh, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $4,800,000.00

    $4.8 million recovered in a medical malpractice case involving an emergency room physician who negligently diagnosed ventricular tachycardia on an EKG and negligently ordered medicine which caused the 67-year old patient’s heart to stop for almost 20 minutes. The doctor also failed to timely resuscitate the patient, causing severe brain damage which placed the patient in a persistent vegetative state. Location: Waukesha, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $4,100,000.00

    $4.1 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for a patient who suffered a massive hemorrhage during the delivery of her ninth child. Prior to the delivery, ultrasounds revealed that the patient’s placenta had grown into the wall of her uterus. This condition required a hysterectomy immediately following the cesarean delivery. Instead of doing a hysterectomy, the defendant obstetrician tried to pull the placenta off the uterine wall and caused the hemorrhage. The plaintiff's massive blood loss eventually caused her heart to stop and she lost oxygen to her brain before being successfully resuscitated. She is now permanently brain damaged. Location: Waukesha, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $4,000,000.00

    $4 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for a man who suffered brain damage due to an air embolism. Location: Maywood, IL

    Product Liability

    $4,000,000.00

    $4 million recovered in a products liability case involving a Halothane vaporizer that malfunctioned during pediatric surgery, causing extensive brain damage in a 1-year old child. Location: Madison, WI

    Product Liability

    $3,500,000.00

    $3.5 million recovered in a products liability case against a machine manufacturer for failure to guard a printing press. The female operator’s hair became entangled in a roller and her hands were severely injured when she attempted to extricate herself. Location: Appleton, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $3,500,000.00

    $3.5 million recovered in a medical malpractice case in which physicians failed to diagnose and treat a patient's spinal fracture suffered in an auto accident, rendering the patient a complete paraplegic. Location: Green Bay, WI

    Premises Liability

    $3,500,000.00

    $3.5 million recovered from the operator of a ski hill for a young man who suffered traumatic brain injury in a ski accident. Location: Portage, WI

    Train Accident

    $3,275,000.00

    $3.275 million recovered in a train accident case for a woman whose husband was killed when a train derailed and crashed through a wall of the factory where he was working. Location: Lomira, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $3,250,000.00

    $3.25 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for a child who suffered brain injury from oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery. The fetal monitoring strips showed late decelerations caused by repeated umbilical cord compression. The attending obstetrician stood by and watched this heart rate pattern for 6 hours without intervening. By the time a cesarean section was done, the baby suffered permanent neurological damage which has left her with cerebral palsy. Location: Rhinelander, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $3,100,000.00

    $3.1 million verdict awarded in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to properly treat a DPT vaccine reaction resulting in brain damage to a child. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Truck Accident

    $3,000,000.00

    $3 million recovered for the family of a man killed instantly when a wheel came off a semi-truck and struck the car he was driving. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Boat Accident

    $3,000,000.00

    $3 million recovered in a boat accident case for the spouse of a passenger on a high speed boat which made too sharp a turn and overturned on Lake Michigan during the "Smoke on the Water Poker Run", resulting in the passenger’s death. Location: Lake Michigan, MI

    Truck Accident

    $2,987,000.00

    $2.987 million recovered in a truck accident case for a young woman who was rear-ended by a liquor delivery truck while stopped at a red light. As a result of the collision, the woman sustained a cauda equina injury, resulting in a neurogenic bladder for which she is now required to catheterize herself multiple times a day. Location: Pewaukee, WI

    Auto Accident

    $2,970,000.00

    $2.97 million recovered for personal injuries and wrongful death caused by the negligence of a driver who crossed over the center line. Location: Rusk, WI

    Product Liability

    $2,900,000.00

    $2.9 million jury verdict awarded in a product liability case to a farmer who suffered partial amputations of both legs and one arm when he was caught in a defectively designed corn picker. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Fire, Explosion & Burn Accident

    $2,630,000.00

    $2.63 million recovered in a negligence case for a 42-year old worker who sustained third degree burns in an industrial incident caused by negligent supervision and unsafe work practices. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Motorcycle Accident

    $2,600,000.00

    $ 2.6 Million recovered in a motorcyclist who sustained a head injury and spinal fractures where defendant made a left turn in front of motorcyclist. Location: Cedarburg, WI

    Premises Liability

    $2,600,000.00

    $2.6 million recovered in a premises liability case against the general contractor, carpenter contractor, and architect for a construction worker who suffered spinal cord injuries in a fall when the roof trusses collapsed due to improper bracing. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Product Liability

    $2,500,000.00

    $2.5 million recovered in a products liability case for a child who suffered brain damage caused by a defective automobile. Location: Muskego, WI

    Auto Accident

    $2,500,000.00

    $2.5 million recovered in an automobile accident case for the surviving family members of the driver and an injured passenger in which the defendant’s vehicle crossed over the center line, causing the death of the driver and serious leg injuries to the passenger. Location: Madison, WI

    Truck Accident

    $2,500,000.00

    $2.5 million recovered for the widow of a man and his minor daughter. The man was killed instantly when his car was rear-ended by a truck at 60 mph on Interstate 43. Traffic on the interstate had come to a complete stop. Location: Vandenbroek, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $2,450,000.00

    $2.45 million recovered in a medical malpractice case for a patient arising from a neurosurgeon failing to properly perform a fusion on a 52-year old patient. As a result, the drill came in contact with the spinal cord of the patient causing paraplegia. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $2,300,000.00

    $2.3 million jury verdict awarded in a medical malpractice case for a wrongful death caused by embolism during surgery. Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Auto Accident

    $2,250,000.00

    $2.25 million awarded in an automobile accident case to a driver who sustained a closed-head brain injury resulting in memory impairment. The accident occurred when the defendant vehicle ran a red light, striking the plaintiff’s driver-side door as he was proceeding from a freeway off-ramp with a green light. Location: Germantown, WI

    Medical Malpractice

    $2,200,000.00

    $2,200,000 verdict for an 18 year old boy that suffered a fracture of the tibia fibula. A local orthopedic surgeon surgically repaired the fracture and he was confined in local hospital for 3 days. On the second post operative day, the nurses failed to call the doctor when his pain complaints started to escalate and caused a delay in diagnosis of compartment syndrome. He suffered significant muscle loss and scarring on his left lower leg due to the delay in treatment.

    Product Liability

    $2,100,000.00

    $2.1 million awarded in a product liability case to a man who sustained serious burn injuries when a propane gas water heater exploded from fumes. Location: Wautoma, WI

    Truck Accident

    $2,025,000.00

    $2.025 million recovered in an automobile case for wrongful death caused by a semi-tractor/trailer that lost control on slippery pavement on Hwy 41, north of West Bend, WI. Location: Slinger, WI

    Professional Malpractice

    $2,000,000.00

    $2 million recovered for the family of a 78 year old woman in a wrongful death case against a pharmacy. The pharmacy negligently refilled her prednisone prescription, used to treat her sarcoidosis, with Coumadin, a blood thinner. The error ultimately led to her death because she failed to receive treatment for her underlying lung condition. Location: Racine, WI