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Automobile Case Settlement – Frederick County, Virginia

Karl Protil settled a personal injury automobile case in Virginia for $138,000. The plaintiffs were injured when the defendant lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median, and struck the plaintiffs in a head-on collision.

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Maryland Wrongful Death – Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer – Prince George’s County

Karl Protil settled a wrongful death case involving a one year delay in diagnosing lung cancer, securing $900,000 on behalf of the victim’s family. The family settled the wrongful death case prior to trial.

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$1 Million Settlement Won in a Washington, DC Wrongful Death Case

Karl Protil settled a wrongful death case for $1 million. A District of Columbia-area hospital failed to heed warning signs following minor surgery, when the patient became dizzy and short of breath. In spite of this, the hospital failed to diagnose an impending pulmonary embolus. The patient sustained anoxic brain damage and died from her […]

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$800,000 Settlement in Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer – Montgomery County, Maryland

Karl Protil settled a failure to diagnose lung cancer case, winning $800,000 for the victim. A Maryland radiology group failed to properly interpret a lung x-ray and CT scan, resulting in a two year delay in diagnosing lung cancer. The delay in diagnosis resulted in a stage change.

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$2.95 Million Settlement Agreement – U.S. Army in a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Case

Karl Protil settled a birth injury case against the U.S. Army in connection with a premature birth. The Army doctors misread an obstetrical ultrasound in twin-to-twin transfusion case, resulting in premature labor and birth injuries. Part of the proceeds were structured so the child will have future care needs met. The structure provided $8.6 million […]

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Six-Figure Settlement Achieved in Prince George’s County Pastoral Abuse Case

Our client, an adult woman in her 20s, joined Church Doe, headed by Pastor Doe, a married minister.  Our client was recently divorced and emotionally vulnerable after discovering that her husband had a second family and left her homeless and virtually penniless.  Pastor Doe welcomed our client to the Church, gave her employment and an […]

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Mike Nakamura Secures $5M for Birth Injury Victim and Family

Mike Nakamura secured $5 million from the federal government for Jenifer and Sean Mochocki, a U.S. Air Force officer, and their baby. The settlement, which includes a combination of cash and structured annuities that will generate much more than $5 million for the Mochocki family, resolves a medical malpractice suit against doctors at a Florida […]

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$540,000 Settlement in Maryland Tractor-Trailer Accident

Mike Nakamura recently settled a case involving a tractor-trailer accident in Charles County. Our client was stopped at a red light in Waldorf, Maryland. The defendant, operating the tractor trailer, approached the intersection as his light turned yellow. He sped up, changed his mind and braked, causing the tractor trailer to violently twist and slide […]

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Successful Mediation for Montgomery County Client after Dog Bite Injury

Karl Protil and Mike Nakamura recently settled a case involving a dog bite. Our client was a friend and neighbor of the Defendant; the Defendant was out of town and was running late on the day of his return. Our client agreed to feed and let his dog out, an older German Shepherd.  After feeding […]

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Pedestrian Struck by Taxi in District of Columbia

After our client was struck by a taxi in Washington, D.C., she was home for 6 months with post-concussive symptoms, neurologist deficits, and suffered from chronic fatigue.  On most days she was barely able to get out of bed, resulting in her being unable to work.  The taxi company denied responsibility and the client’s own disability […]

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