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Our Recent Victories

We strongly believe in providing our clients with high-quality, reliable legal assistance when it is needed most, and we always go above and beyond in our efforts to help our clients maximize their recovery. If you would like to see a snapshot of our ability to handle cases, we encourage you to read through our victories below. Keep in mind, however, that these are not a guarantee or a prediction of our ability in current or future cases. Each situation will have different circumstances; therefore, a success we have with one case does not guarantee a similar result in another. That being said, if you would like to learn more, we encourage you to contact a maritime lawyer from our firm by calling (888) 346-5024.

$117 Million

Arnold & Itkin Secures $117M Verdict for Accident Victim

The victim of an ambulance accident was able to receive $117 million in a verdict after the firm proved negligence on behalf of the driver.

The firm is proud to announce the recent successful verdict that they won on behalf of their client, the victim of an ambulance accident. The plaintiff was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident (December 2010) when she was experiencing stomach pains and called for an ambulance. Acadian Ambulances picked her up a short time later to transport her to the hospital. What the woman didn't know and what Arnold & Itkin later proved was that the driver had a poor driving history and bad vision as well. While the ambulance was en route to the hospital, the driver dropped something on the floor and proceeded to pick it up. He took his eyes completely off of the road and did not slow down. As a result, the ambulance collided with the back of a sugar cane truck. The woman suffered a severed spine and serious brain injuries as a result.

She will never be able to walk again, and is permanently confined to the wheelchair. Also incredibly unfortunate is that her baby was born prematurely. Our client's baby and her other daughter were forced to live with the client's mother because she could no longer care for them with her disability. At the time the verdict was reached, the woman had already had to spend $1.4 million in medical bills. Throughout the course of the rest of her life, her medical bills are estimated to reach $30 million. The $117 million verdict is going toward the medical bills for the mother as well as all possible medical treatments needed for the premature child, as health complications may arise. Part of the verdict was also because the plaintiff's two children will not be able to have a healthy mother who can take care of them, and the pain and suffering that the mother sustained in addition to her physical wounds.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
76.6 Million

$76.6 Million Verdict Secured in Risperdal Case Against Johnson & Johnson

The team at Arnold & Itkin was successful in obtaining a massive $76.6 million verdict for a boy who suffered gynecomastia due to Risperdal, a Johnson & Johnson drug.

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Ces Tavares, and Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin won an impressive $76.6 million jury verdict on behalf of a boy who suffered gynecomastia, or irregular female breast growth. The verdict came against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical for their drug, Risperdal. The team was also assisted by Cory Itkin and Santana McMurrey from the firm. Both Jason and Kyle provided representation for the boy’s family, bringing a lawsuit against J&J for failing to provide a proper warning that their antipsychotic medicine, Risperdal, could lead to the development of female breasts. This verdict will help ensure that J&J is held accountable for causing such devastating disfigurement to Arnold & Itkin’s client.

J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals tried to argue that because their drug was the only drug that worked for the boy, he continued to stay on the drug—even though he was informed of the potential risks. They also tried to argue that Risperdal does not even cause gynecomastia, despite significant evidence that shows otherwise. Our team discovered pivotal evidence through careful cross-examination that was known in the case as “Tab 4.” It became crucial to our case and had never become public until the trial. This included scientific data that showed a clear link between Risperdal and the condition known as gynecomastia. Even though they had this information, J&J knowingly kept this evidence secret, hiding it from the FDA and burying it from scientific studies.

The Philadelphia jury found that Johnson & Johnson was guilty of falsifying, concealing, and/or destroying evidence. After just 11 days of trial, they unanimously agreed that J&J failed to warn of the side effects of Risperdal, thus causing our client to develop gynecomastia. They awarded our client $76.6 million—the largest single verdict in such a case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$44 Million

$44 Million Jury Award for Crane Accident Victim

Arnold & Itkin LLP helped represent a man who had been severely injured in a crane accident, which caused his leg to be amputated. Lead Attorney Kurt Arnold helped to win $44 million on his behalf (which is the largest amputee verdict in the country).

As lead attorney, Kurt Arnold helped represent a construction superintendent whose leg was amputated in an above-the-knee procedure following severe crush injuries sustained in a crane accident. Our client was a 31-year-old man who had been working on a construction job in Houston, TX at the time of the incident. A crane operator had been working to unstick the auger when the crane collapsed. Prior to the collapse, the crane operator had attempted to stop the job at least five separate times; however, the superintendent had refused.

Our client had been standing behind a safety fence approximately 100 feet from the auger when he was struck by a piece of equipment that pinned him to the ground. After a crane lifted the equipment off of our client, he was taken to a local hospital where the amputation was performed. Over a three week trial, Kurt showed that several safety practices had been violated in an attempt to save both money and time on the project. In the end, the jury awarded $44 million to the client and his family, which included $8.5 million in punitive damages.

This case was listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$41 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP Secures $41 Million Jury Verdict for Wronged Client

In a case involving a wronged client and one of the largest corporations in Hawaii, Arnold & Itkin, LLP secured a verdict of more than $41 million for their client.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to successfully secure a $41 million jury verdict in a lawsuit filed against Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation when the plaintiff had been wrongfully cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of the largest lumber suppliers in Hawaii. The jury ruled in the favor of Arnold & Itkin LLP's client, awarding one of the largest verdicts the firm has secured thus far.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 11906014.00.
$29 Million

$29,000,000 Recovered After Offshore Death

Our offshore injury law firm recovered a record settlement in an offshore death case.

Attorney Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin of our firm helped to represent a family after they lost a loved one in a fatal offshore accident. The $29M settlement set records as the largest in a case of this type.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$18.5 Million

$18.5 Million Verdict Secured for Plaintiffs in Second Williams Trial

Arnold & Itkin had secured a large verdict for 4 of the injured workers in the Geismar explosion of 2013.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers stood up against corporate giants Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals to obtain an $18.5 million jury verdict for injuries wrongfully sustained in our clients. Though our firm thoroughly intends to bring Williams Companies, Inc. to further justice in future trials, juries have awarded our clients a combined $30 million from just two trials so far. This case was the first to hold Sabic Petrochemical financially responsible for the incident – the plant owners possessed a 16% stake at the time of the explosion. As our team pursues further trials against the parties responsible for this incident, we do so with our clients in mind, hopeful and honored to bring hard-working victims the justice they deserve.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$15.45 Million

Arnold & Itkin Wins $15.4 Million Jury Verdict for 4 Workers Injured in 2013 Geismar Explosion

Our firm fought for workers who were injured in the plant explosion, securing them a massive verdict and overcoming the normal limits set by workers’ compensation.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers have won a verdict of $15,458,434.32 for our clients, who were injured and traumatized by the Williams Olefins plant explosion in 2013. The blast occurred during a $400 million expansion project, which was initiated while operations continued at the plant. The CEO and the board of directors were warned that continuing operations would put workers at increased risk, but they overruled the safety warnings and ordered that the plant continue operating instead of shutting down for a few months for the expansion project.

As a result, a reboiler over-pressurized from the lack of a functioning valve, causing an explosion that could be seen for miles. Our clients were all injured in the blast and were forced to flee the site immediately. The event left them with both physical and psychological injuries, and they needed compensation to help heal.

The plant’s owners’ parent company, Williams Companies, Inc., attempted to limit their compensation by placing the blame on Williams Olefins LLC—the holding company for the plant. With a vast amount of experience with plant operations, Arnold & Itkin attorneys set out to find the truth. After receiving over 100,000 documents, we found that the pressure relief valve for the reboiler was not opened.

More importantly, we found that the isolated reboiler was the subject of multiple audits and safety warnings—all of which were ignored, as the necessary repair was never provided. We discovered evidence that the Defendants had “substantial certainty” that an explosion would occur under those circumstances. As a result, our clients could seek compensation beyond the limits set by workers’ compensation. The most vital evidence we found, however, was proof that Williams Companies, Inc. were the true employers of plant managers and personnel, and were in control of daily operations at the site.

During trial, the Defendants insisted that they were protected by the statutory employer defense. They continued to exclusively blame Williams Olefins LLC, which would limit their responsibility for the explosion. However, after 3 weeks the jury saw the truth—they awarded a judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs, and found that the plant managers were actually employees of Williams Companies, Inc.

As a result, the jury assigned 95% responsibility to Williams Companies, Inc. and 3% to Williams Olefins LLC. Both were found to have substantial certainty about the inevitability of an explosion, and so a sizable award was able to be given to our clients.

The jury awarded our clients the following: Shawn Thomas ($9.4 million), Christopher Devall ($3.6 million), Eduardo Elizondo ($360,000), and Michael Danton ($205,000). The award was made of the original judgment ($13,679,933.) as well as pre-judgment interest ($1,778,409.79). All told, our clients were awarded over $15.4 million for their injuries and pain.

Arnold & Itkin was proud to help our clients get the help and justice they needed. We are also honored to be representing over 100 more workers in upcoming trials with Clayton, Fruge, and Ward—fighting to get every injured worker the compensation due to them. This case was presided over by the Honorable Elizabeth Engolio and was filed in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$14 Million

Jones Act Seaman Case Settled for $14 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP obtains a $14 million settlement on behalf of their client who suffered head injuries in an accident on a barge.

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a seaman who suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to resolve the Jones Act claim by settling for $14 million two days before the trial was to commence. The Hercules 15 was located in Lake Washington, Louisiana at the time of the incident, which involved a pipe that was jarred loose and hit the plaintiff (Arnold & Itkin's client) in the head. Hercules employees tack welded the three-foot pipe to the derrick but forgot to remove it before drilling operations started. The case was filed in Galveston County Court in March 2008 and was set for trial on February 2, 2009.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5894230.17.
$13.75 Million

Arnold & Itkin Obtains $13.75M Settlement

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin put their best feet forward in order to help their injured client and as a result were able to reach a $13.75 million settlement with the responsible party.

Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin were able to achieve a large settlement on behalf of their injured client from the responsible party for $13.75 million dollars. Their client was injured at a plant and the legal team did whatever they could in order to help the victim and his family receive the needed compensation for his suffering. Now with this settlement, the family can rest assured that they will be cared for the rest of their lives. This case was settled with amazing results merely nine months after the initial injury was sustained.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5635658.33.
$12.75 Million

Client Receives $12.75 Million Settlement After Work-Related Injury

A client recently suffered serious injury at his workplace, and came to Arnold & Itkin LLP with his case. With Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin there to help, he achieved a large settlement.

On-the-job injuries are serious, and those that are severely wounded can often achieve high settlements with the right attorney on their side. Arnold & Itkin LLP recently won a $12.75 million settlement on behalf of a client who was hurt while working. With this money, the victim was able to get the best medical care possible. He will never have to work again, and can take his time recovering from the severe accident he suffered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5247097.53.
$12 Million

$12M Won in Care for Injured Plant Worker

Our attorneys are proud to announce that they have recovered $12 million for a hurt plant worker.

Arnold & Itkin attorneys have recently helped a plant worker who had suffered a serious injury while working at a refinery. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin helped to represent the worker who had been burned after the failure of a safety valve. Through their efforts, they were able to settle the case for $12 million just two weeks before trial. The worker is now able to receive all necessary medical attention.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4314677.50.
$11.75 Million

Arnold & Itkin Reach $11.75M Settlement for Plant Worker Injury

After being placed in an unreasonably dangerous environment, a turnaround employee was injured on the job. Arnold & Itkin were able to in turn help the family reach a settlement of $11.75M for his injuries.

Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin recently obtained a settlement on behalf of their injured client and his family for $11.75 million after he was hurt while working on a plant turnaround crew. Unfortunately, when he and his team arrived at the plant site, the location failed to disclose vital safety information regarding hidden dangers at the workplace and caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries just a few days after arriving on location. Kurt and Jason were able to reach the settlement within the first year of the plaintiffs injury.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4867573.90.
$11.6 Million

Injured Worker Wins $11.6 Million Verdict

Kurt Arnold won a $11.6 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a severe injury to one of his eyes in an accident involving defective equipment.

Lead attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $11.6 million jury verdict in a Harris County, Texas case involving a worker who suffered a catastrophic injury that resulted in the loss of most of the sight in one of his eyes. The jury deliberated for only a day and a half before finding the defendant liable for designing a faulty piece of equipment that led to the incident.

This case is currently on appeal.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$11.5 Million

Injured Maritime Worker Gets $11.5 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin attorneys obtained a settlement on behalf of an injured offshore worker who sustained physical and psychological damages.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully obtained a settlement of $11.5 on behalf of their client, an injured offshore worker. The man was injured in an offshore accident while performing his job duties. The injuries he sustained were both psychological and physical in nature.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3795000.00.
$10.9 Million

$10.9 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In a wrongful death suit of a five-year-old girl and her mother, Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $10.9 million verdict on behalf of a Louisiana family.

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Louisiana family in a case involving the wrongful death of a mother and the tragic injury of a five-year-old girl. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin filed suit in Beaumont, Texas and after a three-week trial successfully secured a $10.9 million jury verdict.

The defendants in this case subsequently filed an appeal. The case ultimately resulted in a settlement of $2,000,000.00. Attorneys' fees and expenses totaled to $1,148,310.80.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$10 Million

$10 Million Settlement Secured for Family of Trucking Accident Victim

Arnold & Itkin is honored to have helped a family receive the financial stability they need after the loss of a loved one.

When a loved one dies in a tragic accident, it has emotional and psychological ripples that affect families for years. Our clients lost their father and sole provider in a trucking accident caused by a reckless truck driver and entrusted their future to Arnold & Itkin. Knowing what was at stake, Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares thoroughly and relentless pursued compensation on behalf of our clients. By aggressively pursuing the case and expediting the trial, we pressured the trucking company into providing the financial support our clients deserved. While no amount of money can replace their dad, the $10 million settlement will ensure that they have financial security and provision for the rest of their lives. Our firm is proud to have helped our clients receive justice and secure their future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4651972.97.
$10 Million

$10 Million Confidential Settlement Won for Client Before Trial

Rather than endure trial, the Defendants gave a recent client of Arnold & Itkin a $10 million confidential settlement before trial could begin.

In almost 20 depositions, the Defendants quickly lost their desire to proceed with a trial. Attorneys Caj Boatright, Kurt Arnold, and Jason Itkin continued their firm’s reputation of excellence with an unprecedented amount in confidential settlement. Arnold & Itkin is honored to help their client receive the amount required for just compensation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4399176.72.
$9 Million

$9 Million Settlement for Man Injured at Texas Plant

Attorneys Kyle Findley and Kurt Arnold helped settle a case for $9 million on behalf of a Louisiana man who was severely injured while at a Texas plant. Our client sustained second and third degree burn injuries.

Attorneys Kyle Findley and Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Louisiana man who was injured at a Texas plant after falling through an open hole. Our client sustained second and third degree burns to his legs. In the case, we found that both the plant and the contractors knew about the hole but did not take the proper steps to barricade it. We settled the case after 10 depositions and one week before trial was set to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3952832.75.
$9 Million

$9 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Oil Field Worker

Arnold & Itkin proudly secured $9 million plus lifetime medical benefits for injured worker.

A severely injured oil field worker was told by his initial attorney he had little to no chance of recovery. Fortunately, he wouldn’t take no for an answer and enlisted the help of Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold. Our firm took the case and immediately began an aggressive investigation into the circumstances surrounding our injured worker’s accident. The firm’s substantial resources coupled with our tenacious leadership allowed our victim to be able to overcome numerous legal hurdles and attain maximum compensation. The defendants opted to pay our client a $9,000,000 settlement plus lifetime medical benefits rather than to take the case before a jury. We are proud to represent the rights of the wronged and proud to have obtained a settlement that ensures our client experiences a secure future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3889660.53.
$9 Million

$9 Million Settlement Secured in Lawsuit Against Large Oil Company

Arnold & Itkin LLP wins $9 million lawsuit against an oil company proven to be negligent.

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to reach a successful settlement of more than $9 million for multiple clients who brought a lawsuit against a large oil company. Attorney Kurt Arnold handled the case, successfully proving that the oil company had been negligent in conducting operations and securing a fair settlement on behalf of his clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3668864.00.
$8 Million

$8 Million Won for Injured Seaman

Attorneys were able to help an injured worker obtain a substantial recovery.

Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin took on the case of an injured steward. The Seaman sought the help of the firm after he sustained a serious back injury while performing his job duties. He had to undergo back surgery and could no longer work in the offshore field. Originally, this man sought legal help elsewhere, and he was told he may only be able to recover a few hundred thousand dollars. After speaking with Arnold & Itkin, they took on his case and obtained a substantial $8,000,000 on his behalf before the case even went to trial. The case was filed in Houston, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3296403.15.
$7.25 Million

$7.25 Million Recovered in Confidential Settlement

In a recent case, our attorneys recovered more than $7 million for an accident victim.

In a confidential settlement, Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin recovered $7.25 million on behalf of an accident victim. This settlement will help ensure that the client and family will receive lifelong care.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2900048.25.
$7.2 Million

Louisiana Oilfield Worker Gets Settlement of $7.2 Million

Representing a Louisiana worker who suffered a severe head injury, Arnold & Itkin won a $7.2 million settlement soon after jury selection.

The team at Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully represented an oilfield worker who suffered brain damage and memory loss after falling through the grating on an offshore platform in Louisiana. The case settled for $7.2 million after the jury selection began. The client was able to receive more than $4 million, and $2.5 million of the net recovery was invested in a structured fund to ensure his needs would be met well into the future.

This case involved a number of complex legal issues as a result of the nature of the injuries as well as the number of defendants involved and the sheer volume of medical records. In spite of this, Arnold & Itkin LLP was still able to settle to the client's benefit.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3193002.00.
$7.1 Million

$7.1 Million Settlement Won for Injured Maritime Worker

An offshore worker with serious injuries sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys, who were able to obtain a $7.1 million settlement for him.

A maritime worker was injured while performing his job duties and sustained herniated discs as well as a concussion and related complications. He sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin who successfully showed the serious impact the injury had on the worker’s life and job, earning a $7.1 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2439943.68.
$6.5 Million

$6.5 Million Obtained for Workers Exposed to Dangerous Gas

After being dangerously exposed to chemicals at a refinery, two contractors hired Arnold & Itkin LLP to represent their rights. We helped negotiate a settlement of $6.5 million.

Arnold & Itkin LLP helped represent the rights of two contractors who were dangerously exposed to gas while working at a refinery plant. Despite the dangers of the exposure, the plant owner refused to ensure that our clients received proper medical care. Concerned that they were not receiving the appropriate medical attention and that the plant owner was attempting to minimize the incident, the contractors hired our firm. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kala Sellers took on the case. We first ensured that the two workers received immediate medical care. It was found that they had suffered severe injuries and they were hospitalized as a result. We then began an aggressive discovery process that included dozens of depositions. During this process, we found several other incidents and helped to uncover a severe safety culture problem. Weeks before the trial was set to begin before a jury, we reached a settlement of $6.5 million on behalf of our clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3162530.91.
$6.25 Million

$6.25 Million Obtained for Family of Man Killed While Working Offshore

Attorneys Cory Itkin and Jason Itkin negotiated a $6.25 million settlement on behalf of surviving family members. Their loved one died after suffering a heart attack while working offshore.

Attorneys Cory Itkin and Jason Itkin negotiated a settlement of $6.25 million on behalf of a Mississippi family who lost a loved one in an offshore accident. The decedent had been a barge engineer who had suffered a heart attack while working off the Africa coast. It had taken several hours to get him to a cardiologist so that he could receive the necessary medical attention. Our firm filed a Jones Act lawsuit against the decedent’s employers. The defendant argued that they were not responsible for caring for the man’s heart attack and pointed out the difficulties in obtaining specialized medical treatment in remote locations. We were able to overcome those arguments and reach a settlement of $6.25 million that will help to ensure that the family will be taken care of. The case was pending in Harris County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2582566.13.
$5.9 Million

$5.9 Million in Settlement before Arbitration

Attorney Kurt Arnold represented a widow and her family after a man was killed in a Southeast Texas plant accident.

Arnold & Itkin LLP attorney Kurt Arnold was able to see that a widow and her family were restored $5.9 after her husband was killed in a Southeast Texas plant accident. The Defendant’s employees dropped numerous pipes on top of him, crushing him. He didn’t die immediately, but was taken to the hospital where he died three weeks later. The case was filed in Harris County and was pushed toward arbitration because of an arbitration clause in the employee’s work agreement. The case was settled for more than twelve times the special damages in the case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2455082.60.
$5.8 Million

Injured Maritime Worker Gets a $5.8 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to help their client, and injured offshore worker, obtain a settlement of $5.8 million.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin were able to successfully represent their client, an offshore worker injured while performing his job duties, and obtain a settlement on his behalf of $5.8 million. They were able to prove that his injuries, post-traumatic stress as well as disc and head injuries, severely impacted his living quality.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2027512.68.
$5.6 Million

$5.6 Million Settlement in Maritime Case

Attorneys Cory Itkin and Kurt Arnold helped represent a mother who lost her son in a fatal offshore crane accident. They recovered a settlement of $5.6 million on her behalf.

The attorneys from Arnold & Itkin are proud to have achieved a $5.6 million settlement in a case involving a serious crane accident that left one offshore worker dead. Attorneys Cory Itkin and Kurt Arnold helped to represent the mother who had lost her son in the accident. During the case, the defendants made the argument that they were not responsible and attempted to push the blame onto other parties; they also attempted to argue that because the deceased worker did not have a spouse or any children, the total amount of damages for the mother should be diminished. Attorney Cory Itkin took 20 depositions in the case and fought hard in state, federal, and appellate courts to ensure that fair compensation was recovered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2520714.99.
$5.5 Million

Young Offshore Worker Receives $5.5 Million for Injuries

A maritime worker was injured in her offshore work environment and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin LLP who was able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement on her behalf.

A young client was injured while performing her job duties at her offshore work environment. She suffered from depression as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. She sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys to help her with her claim. They were able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2380909.44.
$5.5 Million

Concussed Rig Worker Gets $5.5 Settlement

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement for an injured rig worker.

A severe offshore accident caused an offshore worker to sustain serious head and back injuries. He was left with long-term pain and concussion side-effects. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully represented him and obtain a $5.5 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2316501.11.
$5.5 Million

$5.5 Million for Injured Offshore Worker

The firm was proud to recover an impressive $5.5 million for an offshore worker who was injured while working in the Gulf of Mexico.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recovered $5,500,000 on behalf of an injured offshore worker. The worker was assisting in plug and abandonment work on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico when co-workers dropped a pipe on his head. As a result, the offshore worker suffered severe injuries, which resulted in treatment with orthopedic doctors and a neck surgery. This was a particularly impressive result because the defendants raised the issue of whether the offshore worker was a Jones Act seaman. However, Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully argue that he was a seaman and spent a good amount of his work aboard a vessel and contributed to the vessel's mission. The attorneys were also able to develop evidence to show that other defendants on the platform were negligent, as well as jointly and severely liable for his injuries. The case was pending in Chambers County and settled one month before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2405161.58.
$5.5 Million

$5.5 Million Settlement Obtained for 4 Injured Workers

Arnold & Itkin secured $5.5m for workers who were injured on the job against stubborn defendants.

When four workers were injured on an industrial site, they needed attorneys who would secure their rights effectively—which is why they turned to Arnold & Itkin. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Cory Itkin fought to secure a trial against our clients’ defendant, who is one of the largest companies in the nation. The defendant was fighting to get the trial dismissed entirely, but our firm creatively framed the case’s liability theory and convinced the judge to continue the trial. As a result, the defendant agreed to settle with our clients for $5.5 million during the jury selection process. We are proud of this result and are glad that our clients will be taken care of for the rest of their lives.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2208195.22.
$5.4 Million

PTSD Victim Gets $5.4 Million in Settlement

Arnold & Itkin were able to win a $5.4 million settlement on behalf of their client who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully represented a maritime worker who sustained serious injuries while performing his job duties. He dealt with psychological trauma after the accident, and Arnold & Itkin was able to see that he obtained a settlement of $5.4 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2246786.28.
$5.2 Million

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $5.2 Million

Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to secure a $5.2 million settlement for their client who suffered injuries in an offshore accident.

An injured offshore worker sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP to file a claim after he was involved in an offshore work accident. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc as well as a concussion and sought compensation. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to successfully fight to obtain a $5.2 million settlement to ensure the client’s future quality of life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2159497.48.
$5 Million

$5 Million Secured for Injured Child the Day Before Trial

Arnold & Itkin won a sizable settlement for our client after aggressively pushing up the court date.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Caj Boatright secured $5 million for our clients in a case that never went to trial. Our client, only a child, needed compensation and justice—we continued pushing for a sooner court date, putting continuous pressure on the Defendant. Eventually, they settled the case with our client within 14 months of filing rather than face our firm in court. The team is proud to have helped our client receive justice and the financial support to recover well.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1462346.70.
$4.9 Million

Victim of Arm and Back Injuries Wins $4.9 Million Verdict

Arnold & Itkin LLP won $4.9 million on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries while working off the coast of Brazil.

The legal team of Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin have recently worked together to help represent an employee of Diamond Offshore. The plaintiff was a driller working on the Ocean Yorktown off of the coast of Brazil when he was unexpectedly hoisted into the air. After being lifted over twenty feet, his fall protection failed and he sustained serious injuries to his arm and back. Our firm filed the case in Harris County, TX and tried it before Judge Wilson in the 157th District Court. The trial lasted for over a week and a half before the jury returned with a unanimous $4,900,000 verdict.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1863735.90.
$4.8 Million

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $4.8 Million Settlement

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin represented an injured offshore worker and were able to obtain $4.8 million in a settlement on his behalf.

Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a $4.8 million settlement on behalf of their offshore accident victim client. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc injury as well as a concussion and because of the successful representation of Arnold & Itkin attorneys, his medical costs and future quality of living is now taken care of.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1994134.21.
$4.8 Million

$4.8 Million Recovered for Daughter of Deceased Worker

Kurt Arnold recovered $4.8 million for the daughter of a worker who died after sustaining a severe head injury.

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented the daughter of a worker who lost his life as the result of a head injury sustained at the Van Dyke's seafood processing facility in Port Arthur, Texas. Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to successfully obtain a $4.8 million verdict in the case, which was tried in Jefferson County, Texas. Van Dyke personnel allowed the injured worker to lie in a break room for seven hours after the incident, which left him bleeding from the mouth and complaining of a severe headache. The jury verdict was unanimous and was reached after only four hours of deliberation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.
$4.6 Million

Woman Injured in Offshore Accident Gets $4.6 Million in Settlement

A woman sustained bulging disc and concussion injuries while working in an offshore environment. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to obtain $4.6 million on her behalf

A woman was injured while performing her job duties in her offshore work environment. She suffered from bulging discs and a concussion after the accident and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin LLP. They were able to fight to see that she got the justice she deserved, and obtained a $4.6 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1929890.87.
$4.5 Million

Victim of Offshore Accident Gets $4.5 Million

An offshore accident victim was able to obtain a $4.5 million settlement because of the aggressive representation of Arnold & Itkin.

The victim of an offshore accident sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin after he sustained a herniated disc and ankle injuries. Because of the aggressive representation of Arnold & Itkin attorneys, he was able to be restored $4.5 million so that he and his family’s future needs will be met.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1589040.03.
$4.4 Million

$4.4 Million Verdict Secured for Louisiana Family

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered $4.4 million in a settlement for a family whose property was contaminated by oil companies.

Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $4.4 million settlement on behalf of a family in southwest Louisiana against oil companies that had contaminated their property. Not only did lead attorney Kurt Arnold secure a settlement prior to the trial, but he was able to ensure the defendants were liable for cleanup costs in order to fully compensate the family for the damages suffered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1949876.00.
$4.1 Million

Rig Man Gets $4.1 Million after Injury

An offshore rig worker was injured on the job, which disabled him from future work. Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $4.1 million settlement on his behalf.

An offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties on a rig. The injuries he sustained were so severe that he was prevented from working again. Arnold & Itkin was able to take on his case to secure a $4.1 million settlement on his behalf for the provision of his family since he can no longer work to provide for them.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1440895.57.
$4 Million

$4 Million Won for Injured Maritime Worker

A maritime worker was injured on the job and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin. They were able to obtain a $4 million settlement on his behalf.

A $4 million settlement was awarded to an injured maritime worker. His injuries were severe, sustaining a herniated disc as well as neck, knee and ankle injuries. Because of the aggressive advocacy of maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin the client was able to obtain the compensation he deserved to take care of his injuries and future needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1690440.01.
$4 Million

Plant Explosion Victim Receives $4,000,000 Settlement

A Mississippi man sustained severe injuries in a dangerous Texas refinery plant explosion. The client was represented by attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP and they were able to settle the case for $4,000,000 on his behalf.

After incurring severe injuries in a Texas refinery explosion, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were successful in representing this Mississippi man in order to receive compensation for his injuries. As a result of this explosion, the victim suffered from a herniated disk in his lower back as well as a broken arm which required surgery in order recover. Though he was injured on the job, the workers' compensation repayment was not nearly enough to help the victim, which is when he sought out Arnold & Itkin for representation. The Defendant settled the case for $4,000,000; it was filed in Houston, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1721868.67.
$3.995 Million

$3.9 Million Settlement Achieved for Infection Victim

Our attorneys reached a $3.995 million settlement on behalf of a mariner whose lower leg was amputated as a result of an infection he contracted from contaminated water.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Cesar Tavares represented a mariner who was grievously injured after contracting an infection from contaminated water aboard a vessel. Our client not given proper medical attention following the incident; eventually, his lower leg was amputated as a result. The employer attempted to argue that the amputation was our client’s fault for not controlling his diabetes; however, our firm was able to prove that the company had a long-standing problem with water quality, which put our client in severe danger. We also showed that the company carelessly addressed our client’s serious health condition. Our firm accomplished this through our tireless efforts to review company records, locate former employees, and depose both supervisors and managers. In the end, we successfully negotiated a $3,995,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1759960.44.
$3.8 Million

Offshore Worker Compensated $3.8 Million

A worker was injured offshore while performing his job duties. He received a $3.8 million settlement with the help of Arnold & Itkin.

A $3.8 million settlement was awarded to a worker who was injured in an offshore accident. He was extremely traumatized after his injuries and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. His physical injury was a concussion, which prevented him from returning to work. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin were able to advocate on his behalf to see that he got a settlement that would provide for his future needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1622928.80.
$3.8 Million

Client Injured by Dangerous Drug Gets $3.8 Million

A $3.8 million recovery was made in a case involving birth defect due to dangerous drugs.

A client was exposed to a dangerous pharmaceutical and was born with birth defects as a result. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to fight to see that this client got the compensation they deserved after such an injury. A $3.8 million recovery was made which will take care of the child’s needs for the rest of its life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1600849.55.
$3.8 Million

Woman Injured by Dangerous Drug Recovers $3.8 Million

With the help of Arnold & Itkin, $3.8 million was recovered for a woman who was injured after taking a dangerous pharmaceutical.

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to help a victim of dangerous drugs. She sustained health complications after her use of the pharmaceutical and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin. They were able to see that she recovered a $3.8 million settlement to take care of her ongoing health care costs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1892435.26.
$3.8 Million

Infant Victim of Dangerous Drug Gets $3.8 Million

A $3.8 million settlement was secured for a young child who was injured because of a dangerous pharmaceutical.

With the help of Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, an infant who sustained injuries because of a defective pharmaceutical was able to recover a $3.8 million settlement. This will ensure that the child will be taken care of for the rest of her life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1604516.04.
$3.8 Million

Severely Injured Offshore Worker Gets $3.8 Million in Settlement

An injured maritime worker was able to receive a $3.8 million settlement with the legal help of attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin.

Maritime attorneys from Arnold & Itkin were able to aggressively fight to see that their client, an injured offshore worker, got the compensation he deserved. While performing his job duties, their client suffered throat injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The $3.8 million settlement will go toward supporting him in his recovery and in the future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1588456.34.
$3.8 Million

Worker Receives $3 Million for Injuries

A worker sought the legal assistance of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, who were able to see that he received a $3 million settlement.

Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a non-seaman worker who was working on a semi-submersible MOPU 8 (Mobile Offshore Production Unit). He was injured in an attempt to move him to the MOPU via a basket when the basket slammed into the side of the MOPU because the crane operator lost control of the unit. Initially, the defendant was only willing to pay $200,000 but Kurt Arnold fought to see that his client received what he deserved. He received a $3 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1448403.42.
$3.7 Million

$3.75 Million Settlement Secured by Arnold & Itkin, LLP for Injured Jones Act Seamen

A seamen who was injured on the job has since been awarded a $3.75 million settlement thanks to offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, LLP who represented the Jones Act seamen in a Harris County, Texas court.

A $3.75 million settlement has been issued to an injured seamen who was represented by some of Arnold & Itkin's finest offshore injury attorneys – Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley. The injured Jones Act Seamen used the prestigious law firm to file a lawsuit in Harris County, Texas, where he brought the injuries to his left hand and arm to the attention of the court system. A 42-year-old resident of Virginia, the seamen's injuries were sustained onboard a large vessel for an offshore marine transportation operator in the Gulf of Mexico. While conducting a standard inspection of the vessel's engine room, the firm's client was struck and seriously injured by a large fan blade that effectively severed his left arm. With the help of Arnold & Itkin, LLP, however, the seamen's medical bills and injury expenses will now be covered by the $3 million-plus settlement he has been awarded.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1574454.32.
$3.7 Million

Family of Longshoreman Gets Awarded $3.7 Million

Arnold & Itkin, LLP recovered a $3.7 million verdict for the family of a longshoreman who lost his life, after refusing a $250,000 settlement offer.

After longshoreman Abelino Ponce lost his life in a tragic accident at the Port of Houston, the family sought the legal services of Arnold & Itkin LLP. The accident occurred when Mr. Ponce was helping to transport steel pipe from a ship to the dock. A wire struck him in the side and threw him to his death.

The defendants offered to settle the case for $250,000 on the eve of the October 2006 trial, but the plaintiffs rejected this offer at Arnold & Itkin LLP's urging. The firm was able to secure a $3.7 million dollar verdict for the family after a three-day trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1549931.00.
$3.7 Million

$3.7 Million Obtained for Man Injured in Offshore Platform Fire

Attorney Cory Itkin reached a $3.7 million settlement after a week of trial on behalf of a foreign worker who was burned in a fire on an offshore platform.

Attorney Cory Itkin represented a foreign worker injured when a fire broke out on the offshore platform that he was aboard. The fire broke out on the platform, located in the Gulf of Mexico, when one of our client’s coworkers began to weld without a hot work permit. The defendant argued that the fire was solely the fault of that coworker, who our client was not permitted to sue. There was additional complexity to the case as our client did not speak English very well. Despite these obstacles, Cory was able to reach a settlement after a week of trial for $3.7 million that will ensure our client, and his family, will receive the care that they need. The case was pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1740031.34.
$3.5 Million

Supply Vessel Captains Receive $3.5 Million Settlement

Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler of Arnold & Itkin, LLP secured a $3.5 million settlement for their clients, who were severely injured after their vessel was attacked off the coast of Nigeria.

Attorney's Kurt Arnold & Noah Wexler obtained a $3,500,000.00 settlement on behalf of two supply vessel captains who were violently assaulted while working off the coast of Nigeria. Due to inadequate security measures, engine malfunctions and other negligent acts and omissions of their employers their vessel was prone to boarding and attack by armed assailants. The area in which they were required to operate was known to be at high risk for boarding, attacks and kidnappings yet their employer, and the company to which they were contracted, failed to take adequate measures to ensure their security and safety. As a result of the attacks one captain suffered facial fractures requiring surgery and the other suffered arm, back and neck injuries which will likely require surgery. Both individuals now suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident. Arnold & Itkin was proud to assist these two seamen to ensure they received the medical treatment they required and the compensation they deserved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1529735.70.
$3.45 Million

$3.45 Million Recovered for IT Company

Arnold & Itkin LLP helped an IT company to recover $3.45 million in a breach of contract case.

Attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold, along with assistance from Attorneys Victoria Alford and Kelly Woods, helped an IT company in a breach of contract claim to recover $3.45 million. In this case, they were dealing with a contract for the management of information technology operations. The firm was successful in reaching a settlement before written discovery was exchanged, resulting in minimal expense for our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1400401.30.
$3.35 Million

Injured Maritime Worker Gets $3.3 Million

An offshore oil rig worker was injured while performing his job duties, but Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to obtain for him a $3.3 million settlement.

An offshore oil rig senior official was severely injured while working on the offshore rig Thunderhorse. His injuries came as a result of pumping quick seal which was negligently left in the rig’s tank by a previous supervisor. This caused him to lose the ability to walk. Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to represent their client successfully and see that he was compensated $3.3 million to take care of his current and future medical needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1439910.10.
$3.2 Million

Offshore Accident Victim Compensated $3.2 Million

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to help a victim of an offshore accident get a $3.2 million settlement.

A $3.2 million settlement was won on behalf of an offshore worker who was seriously injured while on the job. His injuries included a concussion, herniated disc, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. After seeking the help of maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, the man was able to receive the justice that he deserved after the accident.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1303666.80.
$3.2 Million

Injured Oil Worker Compensated $3.2 Million

A man who was injured at his offshore worksite obtained a $3.2 million settlement after seeking the help of maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin.

Maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a man who was injured while performing his job duties at an offshore worksite. He suffered from a concussion as well as post-traumatic stress disorder and was seeking legal help and compensation. The team at Arnold & Itkin was able to ensure that their client received a $3.2 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1420231.05.

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