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Landmark Cases

Landmark Cases for Cooper & Schall, P.C. Clients.

Examples of our successful work can be seen in some of our landmark cases.

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident/Insurance Dispute

Settlement: $1.685 Million
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall/Patricia Buckley
Facts: This case involved a 44-year-old male who was driving a Para transit bus when the bus was rear-ended by a car which was uninsured. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $1.650 Million
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On March 14, 2006, a 33-year-old landscaper, was a passenger in his employer’s vehicle which was struck by the Defendant’s luxury vehicle in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, when she disregarded a stop sign and careened into the passenger side of the vehicle carrying the Plaintiff, who suffered a fracture of his wrist, which he had previously fractured at work a year before, requiring 2 surgeries and pain management to treat Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”) of his wrist and hand. Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully argued that the Plaintiff would need extensive medical care in the future and suffered a substantial past and future wage loss because the Plaintiff could not return to his job as a landscaper due to the severity of pain in his hand and wrist. The Defendant was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and settled at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $1.3 Million
Attorneys: Robert Schall
Facts: This case involved a 46-year-old woman who was driving her car on a quiet Sunday morning. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $1.15 Million
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: This case involved a motor vehicle collision where an elderly married couple were passengers in a taxi cab which was rear ended by another vehicle. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $930,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On December 15, 2006, a 47-year-old chef was stopped for traffic in Chester County, Pennsylvania while leaving work and was rear-ended by transit bus, causing an aggravation of the Plaintiff’s pre-existing neck and back injuries that he had sustained in 3 prior motor vehicle accidents. As a result of the injuries he sustained in this accident, the Plaintiff underwent a lumbar discectomy, cervical fusion, and implantation of a dorsal column stimulator to reduce the pain in his legs from his nerve injury caused by the accident. Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully argued that the Plaintiff would need extensive medical care in the future and suffered a substantial past and future wage loss because the Plaintiff could not return to his job as a chef due to the severity of pain in his neck and back. The Defendant was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and that the property damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle was so minimal that it could not have caused the injuries he sustained and settled prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $900,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: We specialize in winning difficult cases. This case involved a 34-year-old male who was driving a motorcycle and was struck by a pick up truck. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $900,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: Our client who was a 26-year-old young woman was standing outside of her friends’ car in a parking lot. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident/Insurance Dispute

Settlement: $715,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall//Patricia Buckley
Facts: This case involved a 57-year-old female who was driving a Para transit bus when the bus was rear-ended by a car which was underinsured. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $675,000.00
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On February 20, 2004, Plaintiff, a 50-year-old laborer, who was the passenger of a Chevrolet Silverado, which was stopped due to traffic on I-76 in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania was rear-ended by the Defendant’s box truck causing herniated disks in the neck and back and requiring the Plaintiff to undergo numerous injections at the affected areas and implantation of a morphine pump to control his pain. The Defendant was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and settled at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident/Insurance Dispute

Settlement: $665,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall//Patricia Buckley
Facts: This case involved a 52-year-old man who was driving a Para transit bus when the bus was rear-ended by a car which was underinsured. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $650,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On January 18, 1999, a 63-year-old woman died from metastatic colon cancer which was misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome by her gastroenterologist and her family doctor, who failed to follow American Medical Association guidelines for colon cancer screening for adult females. By the time the Plaintiff was properly diagnosed with colon cancer, it had spread to her lungs and despite surgery and chemotherapy, the Plaintiff died 4 months later. The Defendant-doctors settled right before the start of trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. It is worthy to note that Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully resolved this case for the children of the Plaintiff after it was initially turned down by a prominent Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $600,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On July 10, 2004, a 27-year-old morbidly obese woman underwent her second gastric bypass surgery at a major metropolitan hospital in Philadelphia and died as a result of respiratory distress, which the hospital staff failed to properly treat by failing to have appropriate medical providers monitor the Plaintiff after she was removed from the ventilator following surgery. The Defendant-hospital settled after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $550,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On November 18, 2005, a 51-year-old single man with no children was driving himself and his best friend to their roofing job and while traveling on I-676 in Bellmawr, New Jersey, a wheel detached from an SUV going in the opposite direction striking the windshield of the Plaintiff’s vehicle causing a subdural hematoma and traumatic brain injury to the Plaintiff which required multiple surgeries to relieve the bleeding and swelling in his brain. Despite these life-saving measures, the Plaintiff succumbed to his injuries 3 days later. Cooper & Schall, P.C. aggressively sued the driver of the vehicle whose wheel detached and also that man’s employer, a successful construction company, because Cooper & Schall, P.C. believed the Defendant-driver was working at the time of the accident, a claim that both the driver and his employer denied. Cooper & Schall, P.C forced the Defendant-driver’s insurance company to pay its entire insurance policy of $100,000.00 and attacked the Defendant-employer for $450,000.00, despite the fact that the Defendant-employer argued that the Plaintiff could only claim a 30 minute period of pain and suffering before he was placed in a chemically-induced coma. Because Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully argued that 30 minutes of excruciating pain and suffocating on the Plaintiff’s own blood warranted a settlement by the Defendant-employer the Defendant-employer settled the case at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Snow Tubing

Settlement: $500,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: Our client was snow tubing at a ski resort at which time she engaged a turn at a high rate of speed and was ejected off of the course. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $500,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: This case involved a 72-year-old woman who underwent cataract surgery. A few days after the surgery, our client went to a local emergency room complaining of severe head and eye pain. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $500,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper
Facts: On January 2, 2006, a young engaged couple was traveling on Henry Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia during a rain storm when the Defendant-driver, who was traveling in the opposing direction, hydroplaned due to a large puddle of water that had accumulated as a result of clogged drains located along Henry Avenue. As a result of this accident, both Plaintiffs suffered disc herniations; one Plaintiff having to undergo a cervical fusion and the other Plaintiff being forced to leave her lucrative job as a physician’s assistant. Cooper & Schall, P.C. forced the Defendant-driver’s insurance company to pay her entire insurance policy of $100,000.00 to each of the Plaintiffs. Cooper & Schall, P.C. also aggressively sued the City of Philadelphia and because they were successful in arguing that the City was negligent for failing to keep the drains free from debris and trash, which caused the puddle of water to accumulate on Henry Avenue placing the Plaintiffs in harm’s way, the City of Philadelphia settled the case for $300,000.00 after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Residential Accident/Failure to Maintain Property

Settlement: $375,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On September 29, 2006, a 61-year-old woman was returning from a shopping trip in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when she tripped and fell on a portion of the sidewalk that was elevated ¾ inch, causing her to fracture her hip requiring surgery to repair the fracture and implant screws followed by another surgery to remove the hardware and insert a prosthetic hip. The Defendant-property owner argued that only a ¾ inch elevated portion of the sidewalk was too minor to warrant liability on their part since Pennsylvania Courts have found that defects under 1½ inches were too small for people to sue for. Because Cooper & Schall, P.C. aggressively fought the case and hired a life-care planning expert who opined that the Plaintiff would need several accommodations, including building a bathroom on the main floor of her home, due to the Plaintiff’s inability to move about because of her injuries, the Defendant settled the case prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose Kidney Infection

Settlement: $350,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: A 42-year-old woman with a known history of kidney infections was being treated by her neighborhood clinic. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Automobile Accident

Settlement: $300,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On May 13, 2005, a 33-year-old mother of 3 children was picking up Chinese food for dinner in Chester County, Pennsylvania, when she was struck by the Defendant, who disregarded a stop sign, causing the Plaintiff to sustain disc herniations in her neck and back and nerve injuries requiring multiple injections and pain management to reduce her pain. Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully argued that the Plaintiff would need extensive medical care in the future and suffered a substantial past and future wage loss because the Plaintiff could not return to her job as an administrative assistant to the CEO of a software company due to the severity of pain in her neck and back. The Defendant settled at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. It is worthy to note that Cooper & Schall, P.C. was successful in getting the Plaintiff approved for Social Security Disability Income. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $300,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On February 27, 2006, a 9-month-pregnant woman presented to a major metropolitan Philadelphia hospital in the initial stage of labor and during delivery of her child by a nurse midwife using a birthing chair, the child was delivered with a brachial plexus injury and Erb’s palsy to his right arm. The mother of the child claimed that the child’s shoulder had become stuck during delivery which was refuted by the nurse midwife, who argued that the child’s injury was caused the intrauterine forces of labor. Cooper & Schall, P.C. argued that the nurse midwife failed to perform appropriate maneuvers to prevent injury to the child’s shoulders and the nurse midwife settled prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Defective Product

Settlement: $190,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On May 10, 2004, a 57-year-old woman was standing on a chair that she had purchased from a major furniture outlet to reach a videotape on a shelf when the leg of the chair collapsed due to improper welding, causing her to fracture her elbow requiring surgery to implant plates, screws, and bone prosthesis in her arm. The Defendant argued that the Plaintiff, herself, was negligent in standing on the chair. Cooper & Schall, P.C. argued that the store was liable simply because they sold the chair to the Plaintiff in a defective condition and the Defendant settled the case at mediation after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Residential Accident/Failure to Maintain Property

Settlement: $160,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On September 12, 2006, a 68-year-old woman was crossing a Center City Philadelphia street in the middle of the block and tripped and fell due to a depressed manhole cover in the street causing her to fracture her knee cap requiring 2 surgeries. Cooper & Schall, P.C. sued the major utility company alleging that it failed to repair the defective manhole cover. The Defendant-utility company was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff was responsible for her own injuries because she crossed the street mid-block and settled the case soon after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $150,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On July 7, 2007, a 13-year-old boy was a passenger of an uninsured All Terrain Vehicle which was driven by his uncle on an unmarked dirt road in rural Pennsylvania when the ATV was struck by a law student who encroached on the Plaintiff’s right of way due to a known condition involving a boulder that protruded from the road causing the ATV to overturn and eject Plaintiff injuring his leg so badly that he required surgery to repair his fractured femur and multiple surgeries to remove dead skin tissue and graft new skin harvested from his thigh. The Defendant-driver argued that despite the severe injuries sustained, the Plaintiff regained normal use of his leg. Cooper & Schall, P.C. aggressively fought the case despite the fact that the Plaintiff was able to return to his normal activities, including his favorite – skateboarding, and the Defendant-driver settled the case prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $145,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On October 13, 2005, a 53-year-old woman was crossing Conshohocken State Road in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania when she was struck by a vehicle causing her to fracture her leg requiring surgery to implant plates and screws. The Defendant-driver unsuccessfully argued that the Plaintiff was responsible for her own injuries because she was not crossing the street in the designated crosswalk area and settled after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. It is worthy to note that Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully resolved this case for the Plaintiff after it was initially turned down by several Pennsylvania law firms. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $100,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On March 30, 2004, a 77-year-old woman with a known history of semi-paralysis and susceptibility of falling, was a participant in an adult day care at a large Philadelphia nursing home when an employee of the Defendant-nursing home seated the Plaintiff on the toilet and left her there unattended for approximately 30 minutes until the elderly Plaintiff attempted to get up from the toilet herself after ringing the call bell for assistance several times, causing the Plaintiff to fall and fracture her hip requiring surgery and the implantation of screws. The Defendant-nursing home was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff’s condition was well enough for her to be left on the toilet without assistance and settled prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more

Settlements, Claims, Philadelphia Cases Auto Accident

Settlement: $100,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On May 25, 2007, a 13-year-old boy was riding his bicycle with his friend without a helmet and as he attempted to cross Margaret Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, he was struck by a vehicle causing him to hit his head on the ground. After the accident, the Plaintiff developed an aggravation of his pre-existing Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) and began having suicidal thoughts. The Defendant-driver argued that the Plaintiff was responsible for the accident because he alleged that the Plaintiff crossed the street on a red light. Because Cooper & Schall, P.C. aggressively fought the case and consulted a pediatric neurology expert who attributed the Plaintiff’s metal and emotional deficits to the accident, Cooper & Schall, P.C. secured a mediation award in excess of the Defendant-driver’s insurance policy and the case was then settled for the maximum amount under the insurance policy. Auto accidents, Slip & Falls, Medical Malpractice – Cooper & Schall, P.C. – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Read more