Tenacious Advocacy & Knowledgeable Advice
For the People of Mississippi & Louisiana

Case Results

Sample of Settlements and Verdicts

*Some of these settlements and verdicts were obtained while a member of Grenfell and Stevens PLLC. Jim Grenfell is still “of counsel” to the firm, and Grenfell and Stevens continues in that capacity.

Verdicts

Products Liability Verdict

  • James vs. Cincinnati Incorporated — Affirmed U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 6-27-07 (06-60163) — Defective Press Brake, hand injury verdict — $850,000

Settlements

Wrongful Death Settlements

  • Automobile/Truck Collision — $400,000

  • Automobile/Truck Collision — $500,000

  • Electric Shock Drowning in Commercial Marina — confidential settlement

Personal Injury Settlements

  • Martinez v. Granite Construction Co. — Jones Act — Workman killed while working on Mississippi River bridge in Greenville — confidential settlement

  • White v. Royal Trucking – Vehicle truck wreck – Death Case – confidential settlement

  • Haley v. Various Asbestos Defendants — Mesothelioma — confidential settlement

  • Barnett v. American Optical Company et al. — Silicosis — confidential settlement

  • Railroad crossing motor vehicle accident — Head injury — Seven-figure settlement

  • Off-road vehicle collision — Seven-figure settlement

  • Smith v. Acme Logging — Logging truck accident — $1.1 million

  • Fall at self-service watch resulting leg injuries and multiple surgeries — $1 million

  • Truck Accident resulting in injuries to shoulder and neck — Seven-figure settlement

Defective Drug/medical Device Settlements

  • Fen-Phen, diet drug — Multimillion-dollar mass tort settlement

  • Duract — confidential settlement

  • Stadol — confidential settlement

  • Rezulin, diabetes drug — confidential settlement

  • Parlodel, anti-lactate drug — $1,500,000

  • Breast Implant — $7,500,000

  • Motor vehicle steering defect resulting in injuries — confidential settlement also resulting in product recall

Workers’ Compensation Judgments and Workplace Injury Settlements

  • Ayers vs. Legion Insurance Company – Miss. Court of Appeals (2006-WC-01681) – Work injury — Six-figure Judgment Affirmed

  • Judy Young vs. Piney Woods School – Miss. Supreme Court (05-WC-01839), Cert Denied, 2007 — Work injury — Six-figure judgment affirmed

  • Law enforcement officer injured on the job during Hurricane Katrina — $200,000 judgment affirmed

  • Pilot injured on the job in a plane crash — maximum settlement under workers’ compensation limits

Nursing Home Abuse/negligence Settlements

  • Wrongful Death — confidential settlement

  • Failure to use appropriate restraints in nursing home/severe injury — confidential settlement

Products Liability

Industrial Equipment

  • Defective industrial machine — Leg amputation — confidential settlement

  • Defective punch press — Hand injury — confidential settlement

  • Posthole digger — Arm amputation — confidential settlement

Automobile Design Defect

  • Post collision fuel tank fire — Wrongful death — confidential settlement

  • Rollover – Wrongful death — confidential settlement

  • Defective seatbelt – Wrongful death — confidential settlement

  • Defective tie-rod steering system — Severe brain injury — Seven-figure confidential settlement

Infant Child Carrier Design Defect

  • Head injury — Confidential settlement

ATV

  • Defective design — 4-wheeler rollover — Confidential settlement

Premises Liability

  • Rape on commercial business premises, inadequate security and lack of safety protection — Confidential settlement

  • Jane Doe v. Books-A-Million, et al. — Hinds County Circuit Court — Rape/abduction — Confidential settlement

  • Rawson v. CK Food Mart — Gunshot wound while on the premises of convenience store — Confidential settlement

  • Robert Young v. Laxmi Food Mart — Gunshot injury on the premises of a convenience store — Confidential settlement

  • Jane Doe v. the Dock — Rankin County Circuit Court — Rape and abduction — Confidential settlement

Trip and Fall Verdict

  • Jeanette Brown v. Miller’s Insurance Agency, Inc., et al., No. 2010-0004708, 21ST JDC, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. 9/23/2014 – $1 Million