Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Brown, Goldstein & Levy has extensive experience representing victims who have been injured or killed by the negligent acts of others. We have successfully represented the victims of medical and other kinds of malpractice, auto accident victims, survivors of child abuse, young children injured by their landlord’s negligence, people injured by improperly designed products, and a host of other cases, obtaining numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. As a firm devoted to litigation, our lawyers have the experience and commitment necessary to maximize your recovery. We have helped many others. Let us help you.

U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyers ranked our firm in the top tier for Baltimore Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list. We have repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers and recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category.

Injuries to Children

  • $15 million verdict for a victim of child sexual abuse.
  • $7 million verdict for a mother whose toddler had been killed by a pit bull.
  • $1.5 million settlement for a child seriously injured in foster care.
  • $825,000 settlement for choking death of intellectually disabled resident of group home.
  • $750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of an infant who died as a result of a day care center’s failure to use safe-sleep practices.
  • $125,000 settlement for a family whose children were sickened by e-coli bacteria from a defective sewer line.

Personal Injury

We have extensive experience, and have had extensive success, representing victims of serious personal injuries.

  • Significant settlement for a pregnant woman who was falsely arrested for shoplifting and beaten by a county policewomen, causing premature birth of a child with intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • $1 million verdict for a girl who was sexually abused by her best friend’s father.
  • $1 million settlement for a babysitter sexually abused by her employer.
  • $165,000 settlement for two career Prince George’s County firefighters injured when their safety gear was tampered with by volunteer firefighters.

Premises Liability

When a shopping center or apartment building fails to install lights or hire guards, tenants or shoppers can be criminally assaulted. When a rooming house owner fails to install a smoke detector, tenants can die in a fire. When a landlord fails to remove lead paint from a window sill, young children can be poisoned. When a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to remove a vicious pit bull from an apartment complex, visitors can be mauled or killed.  We have won significant recoveries for victims in these and other cases.

  • $7 million verdict for a mother whose toddler had been killed by a pit bull.
  • $1 million verdict for a woman who fell down a poorly lighted flight of stairs next to the dance floor at a nightclub.
  • $1 million settlement for residents injured in a fire in rental units that lacked functioning smoke detectors.
  • Significant settlement for two girls who were sexually assaulted at an apartment complex that failed to provide proper security.
  • Significant settlement for a woman who fell into an inadequately fenced construction excavation and suffered severe burns from steam pipes.
  • Significant settlement for a woman who was assaulted at a shopping center with inadequate lighting.
  • Set the legal standard for landlord liability for the injuries of children poisoned by lead paint.
  • Successfully challenged a Maryland regulation exempting certain housing repairs from lead-safe work rules and represented more than 100 children who were victims of childhood lead poisoning.
  • Case that resulted in a ban on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Maryland state prisons.

Product Liability

Manufacturers and sellers of products have an obligation to assure that their products are safely designed and manufactured, with adequate notice of their dangers. Most manufacturers live up to that obligation. Unfortunately, a few do not, which can cause serious injuries or death.

We obtained $1.5 million for a client who rear-ended a truck that had a defectively designed underride guard, and we brought the first cases in the country against gun manufacturers for their failure to make their guns childproof.

We also have successfully represented clients injured when:

  • a golf cart rolled over due to faulty design.
  • a handle broke off a pot full of boiling water badly burning a young girl.
  • an exterminator poisoned a house with chemicals.
  • a fall from a defective inversion table rendered a man a quadriplegic.
  • a solar panel processing machine with an inadequate safety guard caused a machine operator to lose a hand.

Professional Malpractice

We have successfully represented the victims of medical and other types of malpractice, obtaining numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.

  • $3 million for medical malpractice when a doctor failed to perform a liver transplant.
  • $725,000 for the family of a patient who died as a result of the misdiagnosis of coronary disease as acid reflux.
  • Significant settlement for the estate of a patient injured by a dialysis center that improperly diluted an ingredient necessary to cleanse his blood.
  • Significant settlement for a patient who was given four times the appropriate dosage of chemotherapy drugs.
  • Significant settlement for the estate of a patient who suffered unnecessarily due to a hospice’s negligent failure to treat pain.
  • Significant settlement for a man who was inadequately represented by his attorney after he was struck by a taxi.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (truck, motorcycle, boating)

  • $7 million verdict for client’s debilitating back pain as a result of a truck sideswiping his car.
  • $1.5 million for a client who rear-ended a truck that had a defective underride guard.

In a state with thousands of miles of waterways, there is a potential for injuries sustained in a boating accident.  We have represented people involved in boating-related incidents.

  • Significant settlement  for a woman who was injured by a jet ski driver.
  • Significant settlement for the passenger in a boat who was seriously injured when the drunk boat driver struck a buoy.

Wrongful Death

When a loved one is killed, we have the experience, skill, and tenacity to obtain substantial compensation for their family.

  • $7 million verdict for a mother whose toddler had been killed by a pit bull.
  • $3.9 million verdict for family of a worker electrocuted when a crane operator used a crane too close to high-voltage power lines.
  • $825,000 settlement for choking death of intellectually disabled resident of group home.
  • $750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of an infant who died as a result of a day care center’s failure to use safe-sleep practices, together with reforms to the practices of an entire chain of day care centers.

Media

 

Dan Goldstein
Andy Levy
Andy Freeman
Joe Espo
Stu Simms
Dana McKee
Jessie Weber

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