Brooke Martin suffered a bad left ankle sprain in a vehicular collision where she was a front seat passenger of her family BMW after the defendant make a left turn in front of the vehicle she was in. Her injury did not seem very serious at first, but her lawyer quickly recognized that her sprained ankle was simply getting seriously worse, rather than getting better. Eventually, it was suspected that Brooke was suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a severe nerve condition that affects very few patients, but has serious implications. The insurance carrier, however, like most insurance carriers, was unconvinced that her claim was legitimate.
Brookes counsel, from West Virginia, decided to bring in a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer who had established some excellent recoveries for his clients for all types of injuries, particularly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. That lawyer was managing partner of GWC, Louis C. Cairo. Immediately upon being retained, Mr. Cairo began to assemble a team of experts and specialists designed to establish the diagnosis and demonstrate the physical, emotional and financial impact that this diagnosis had on the clients life. Ultimately, the case settled for $2,500,000.00 without having to go to trial. It is the second largest reported settlement for RSD in Ohio, and one of the largest in the country.
It is always an honor when an experienced lawyer calls and says, Lou, I need you on a potentially big case! Fortunately, it happens quite a bit for Louis Cairo. Louis has established quite a reputation for successfully handling cases in Illinois and throughout the country for seriously injured people. In the last 12 months, his Boulder, Colorado $8,000,000.00 settlement for a mild traumatic brain injury and his most recent Ohio $2,500,000.00 settlement for RSD to the ankle, are just two such examples of cases where out-of-state lawyers knew the right thing to do: Bring in the A-Team to maximize the value of their cases.
At GWC, the A-Team is headed up by Louis Cairo.