Expertise. Leadership. Compassion. Results.
Our attorneys have helped thousands of victims of accidents and injuries caused by catastrophic vehicular and trucking accidents, oil field explosions, medical and hospital negligence, medical device and pharmaceutical design defects, and personal injuries caused by negligence and gross negligence. Our highly recognized attorneys take on multinational corporations every day and hold them accountable for their actions. We handle cases across the United States, and we are national leaders in individual cases and mass torts. Our practice areas Include IVC Filter Complications, Transvaginal Mesh, Pain Pumps, Surgical Staples, Hernia Mesh, Dangerous Products, Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury and Medical Malpractice & Hospital Liability.
Just this year our trial successes include a record $3 million dollar verdict in a bellwether IVC filter case filed in the Cook Medical MDL in Indianapolis. This verdict, the largest actual damages award ever in any IVC filter case, was tried by a team of lawyers led by Ben C. Martin and Laura J. Baughman. The jury in Brand v. Cook Medical Inc. and William Cook Europe, found, for the first time, that a medical device company had defectively designed an IVC filter.
Weeks later our trial team went on to win a wrongful death case in Dallas, Texas against a multi-billion dollar railroad company. In Rigsby v. Kansas City Southern Railway, a Dallas, Texas jury found the railroad responsible for the tragic death of a driver at a dangerous railroad crossing. Both of these 2019 verdicts represent but a small portion of the verdicts obtained by Martin Baughman lawyers through the years and are a small indicator that the unfailing and dedicated work by the talented lawyers and staff at the firm make those results happen. Read about our dedicated and talented lawyers and staff as you look through our website.
Our lawyers are national leaders in lawsuits involving thousands of victims. Ben C. Martin was appointed and serves as Co-lead counsel of the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the Cook Medical IVC filter multi-district litigation pending in the Southern District of Indiana (where the Brand case was tried). Ben is on the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the Bard and Cordis IVC filter litigation and is lead trial counsel in other IVC filter cases against companies such as Rex Medical for its Option filter. Laura Baughman serves on the Cordis IVC filter steering committee and is an integral part of trial teams in IVC filter and transvaginal mesh cases in federal and state courts across the country. Each lawyer and every member of our staff are the reasons for our success at trial and at the settlement negotiation table.
We are leaders. We are compassionate. We obtain results. For these reasons, referring attorneys regularly entrust their clients and their cases to us, and we are honored to serve them.
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