Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founder

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Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founder
  • $120 Million total in orthopaedic bone screw litigation.
  • $35 Million in a single vehicle commercial truck product liability case for a man who was paralyzed.
  • $20 Million total in diet drug litigation.
  • $18.5 Million settlement for negligence in a hospital emergency department. Plaintiff's physicians failed to diagnose and timely treat a rapidly spreading infection, resulting in quadruple amputation. 
  • $15 Million verdict against multiple defendants in a truck crash case that resulted in the death of a four-year-old girl. 
  • $11.9 Million settlement for a young girl after her pediatrician failed to diagnose and treat the H1N1 flu virus (swine flu), causing her to require emergency hospital treatment. During her hospitalization, hospital staff failed to properly diagnose her respiratory failure and intubate her, resulting in significant oxygen deprivation which caused permanent brain damage.
  • $12.26 Million in a spinal infection case.
  • $11 Million settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire.
  • $11 Million settlement for a pediatric medical malpractice case that caused permanent and extensive brain damage in a young girl.
  • $10 Million in a spine surgery malpractice case.
  • $8.5 Million for the negligent treatment of a postpartum hemorrhage resulting in death.
  • 8.265 Million settlement for a husband and father of two who suffered permanent paralysis (paraplegia) as the result of a two-story fall on a construction site. 
  • $8 Million products liability settlement for the family of a young girl who was killed in a fire caused by defective products.
  • $6.9 Million for a motorcycle crash.
  • $6.5 Million settlement for a 46-year-old woman after her doctor negligently performed an unnecessary procedure which resulted in a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage and irreversible brain damage.
  • $6.1 Million for negligence at a daycare, resulting in the loss of a child's eye.
  • $5.75 Million for negligence at a daycare that led to the death of a two year-old child.
  •  $5.25 Million settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and retailer after defective ionization smoke detectors failed to warn of a growing fire which led to the deaths of two family members who became trapped inside the home. 
  • $2.25 Million medical malpractice settlement for the family of a man who died after the ER failed to timely diagnose and treat a cerebellar stroke