Our Record Of Helping Our Clients

Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, goes above and beyond to provide the best service to every client we represent. Here are examples of verdicts and settlements we have secured for our clients:

$800,000 SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE VS. ANONYMOUS KENTUCKY PHARMACY AND JOHN DOE M.D.

A 73-year-old man suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his brain as a result of Coumadin interaction with inappropriately prescribed antibiotics. As a result of the pharmacy not identifying the physician error before filling the prescription, he passed away a few days later. The money was used to compensate his surviving spouse of 50 years for her loss.

$7.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, CENTRAL KENTUCKY

This case involved the negligent administration of anesthesia that caused a middle-aged man from central Kentucky to suffer a cardiac arrest. As a result of the arrest, the man, who previously worked as a welder, suffered severe brain damage. The settlement provided the money necessary to provide for his care since he was no longer able to care for himself.

$8.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, KENTUCKY

This case involved a medical procedure performed in a hospital during which an improperly placed catheter caused a baby to suffer bleeding around her heart. Unfortunately, this caused the baby girl to suffer an arrest, which resulted in severe brain injury. The settlement enabled her family to provide medical care, as well as purchase much-needed medical equipment, to care for her properly.

$2.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE VS. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, EASTERN KENTUCKY

This case involved a failure to timely recognize the signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in a 39-year-old married woman. As a result, the condition went untreated until the patient suffered severe brain damage. She died a year and half later. The deceased left behind minor children. The settlement compensated the children and husband for their loss of consortium claims as well as the decedent's estate for her year and a half of pain and suffering.

$800,000 SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE VS. ANONYMOUS EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA NURSING HOME AND ANONYMOUS DEFENDANT DOCTOR

This case involved the wrongful death of an 84-year-old woman admitted to an eastern West Virginia nursing home for rehabilitation. She developed a severe infection of her leg that went undiagnosed until it was gangrenous. Ultimately, the leg had to be amputated, after which she succumbed to overwhelming sepsis/infection.

$7 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH ANONYMOUS CENTRAL KENTUCKY HOSPITAL

A single, 30-year-old man underwent a colon resection for Crohn's disease. Postoperatively, he developed complications that were not recognized by the hospital staff until he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was successfully resuscitated, but suffered hypoxic brain damage during the arrest. As a result of the brain damage, he is a quadriplegic and will require 24-hour care for the remainder of his life.

$900,000 SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, WESTERN KENTUCKY

A 54-year-old man had blood chemistry inappropriately corrected, resulting in brain stroke and significant brain damage that required extensive rehabilitation and resulted in the loss of use of an extremity. The man was working in the logging industry at the time and was unable to return to any gainful employment as a result of his disability. The settlement compensated him for his loss of income and for the pain and suffering he had to endure as a result of the doctor's negligence.

$1.3 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE VS. ANONYMOUS CENTRAL KENTUCKY DOCTOR

An active 75-year-old teacher living in central Kentucky was left paralyzed from the waist down after an epidural injection for management of back pain. The money was to compensate her for her pain and suffering and necessary expenditures to accommodate her disability.

$2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, CENTRAL KENTUCKY

A teenage woman who was not appropriately monitored following gastric bypass surgery became septic and arrested. She suffered brain damage, can no longer walk and lost the use of her hand. She is not capable of gainful employment. The settlement money compensated her for her inability to work and helped provide her assistance with her activities of daily living.

$2.25 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, EASTERN KENTUCKY

Our clients presented to the anonymous hospital in this case for delivery of their baby. The attending medical providers failed to recognize obvious signs and symptoms of fetal distress, which required an emergency cesarean section. The delay led to the heartbreaking death of their newborn days later due to a lack of oxygen to his brain resulting from placental abruption. The money was paid to compensate the child's estate for the loss of life.

$1.1 MILLION SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ABC ANONYMOUS HOSPITAL, OHIO

A 37-year old-man presented to an emergency room in Ohio with a history of chest pain and other indications of cardiac disease. The providers failed to admit him for further workup that would have led to a diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, he was discharged and died two and a half weeks later. The money was paid to his surviving spouse and children for their loss.

$500,000 SETTLEMENT: JANE DOE V. ABC HOSPITAL ANONYMOUS CITY, WESTERN KENTUCKY

This case involved shoulder dystocia during birth. The attending OB placed too much traction on the baby's head, causing her to suffer an Erb's palsy injury to her brachial plexus, which left her with an underdeveloped arm and inhibited function. Multiple surgeries were necessary to restore function. The settlement money helps her with activities of daily living and future medical care.

$550,000 JANE DOE V. ABC NURSING HOME, ANONYMOUS CITY, EASTERN KENTUCKY

The nursing home in this case failed to take appropriate interventions to address medication errors that caused oversedation. The nursing home further failed to ensure that the resident received adequate nutrition. The resulting lethargy led to the exacerbation of pressure sores and ultimately the death of the resident.

$500,000 SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ABC NURSING HOME, ANONYMOUS CITY, WESTERN KENTUCKY

This nursing home failed to implement appropriate fall protocols for our client, who was admitted with a halo and tracheostomy. The resident fell from his bed, causing his tracheostomy to become disconnected, and he died due to lack of oxygen.

$500,000 SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ANONYMOUS DOCTOR IN WESTERN KENTUCKY

The physician in this case failed to order additional testing or follow-up upon identification of a carcinoid tumor in our client's midgut. As a result, an additional tumor went undiagnosed, which could have been addressed with surgical treatment. Although the father of two would likely have succumbed to the carcinoid eventually, precious years were lost as a result of the delay. The money was used to compensate the estate and children for the loss of several years of life.

$500,000 SETTLEMENT: JOHN DOE V. ANONYMOUS DOCTOR IN EASTERN KENTUCKY

Our client in this case was treated by the anonymous doctor for multiple sclerosis without definitively making a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or ruling out strokes as the cause of his symptoms. The failure to make the appropriate diagnosis of stroke delayed appropriate treatment to prevent additional strokes. As a result, the man was left with severe brain injuries and debilitating injuries. The money was used to provide equipment and support for the severely disabled man.