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FIEGER FILES $50 MILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST SMART BUS

Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Nationally-known Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced
on Dec. 10, 2014 that he filed a $50 million lawsuit against SMART Bus
as a result of the death of Sally LaMay, 37, mother of two, which occurred
Nov. 25, 2014.

LeMay was crossing Crooks Road and Maplelawn Dr. in Troy, within the crosswalk,
on a green light, in a well-lit area, when she was run down and killed
by a SMART Bus.

“SMART busses have been repeatedly involved in serious and fatal
accidents over the last several years,” Geoffrey said in a statement.
“This obviously indicates a total lack of supervision and training.
This tragedy could and should have been prevented.”

The lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court and assigned
for trial before Hon. Nancy Grant.

GEOFF CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH SBM

Dec 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014

Geoffrey Fieger marks his 35th anniversary with the State Bar of Michigan this year. Geoff’s
late father, Bernard, who founded
Fieger Law in 1950, stood by his side when he was sworn in, in 1979. Geoffrey went
on to win $1 million in his first-ever trial, and has since won more than
160 verdicts and settlements during his long career as leader of Fieger Law.

GUILTY VERDICT IN FATAL I-75 CRASH

Nov 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio – Nationally known trial attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced
on Nov. 17, 2014 that a Dayton, Ohio, jury returned a verdict against
Complete General Construction Company of Columbus as the result of a July
13, 2012, pre-dawn traffic crash in a construction zone on I-75 in West
Carrollton, Ohio. The crash killed one and critically injured four others.

“The jury returned a general verdict against the construction company
for the wrongful death of former Detroit police officer Charles Rice,
and critical injuries suffered by three passengers in his car,” Geoffrey
said. “A separate trial on the issue of compensatory damages will
be conducted at a later date. Those damages currently exceed $50 million.”

Fieger was assisted at trial by prominent Dayton, Ohio trial attorneys
Thomas J. Intili and Danielle A. Groves.

FIEGER WEIGHS IN ON HIGH-PROFILE RIGHT-TO-DIE CASE

Nov 3, 2014

Nov 3, 2014

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who represented Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s right-to-die-with-dignity activism
throughout seven successful trials, weighed in on assisted suicide activist
Brittany Maynard’s high-profile decision to take her own life.

Maynard gained national attention when she moved from her home state of
California to Oregon in order to find shelter under that state’s
Death With Dignity Act.

With help from the non-profit
Compassion & Choices, she chronicled her battle with a rare and terminal brain cancer, her
move to Oregon, and her ultimate decision to end her suffering on Nov.
1, 2014, at age 29.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who defended Kevorkian through seven successful
trials and helped bring the issue of physician-assisted suicide out of
the shadows and into public discussion, commented on the case during a
live radio interview with WWJ on Nov. 3, 2014.

“It has to do with personal freedom,” Geoffrey said. “If
we don’t have that freedom in America. If we aren’t free to make
decisions about how much we have to suffer at the end of our lives without
government or other people telling us, then we are not free. If we don’t
permit the same beneficence and kindness that we show to our animals –
for ourselves – there is something wrong with us.”

GEOFFREY TAKES ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Sep 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014

“For a number of years I’ve known and … had the occasion to
meet brave men and women who have been inflicted by this terrible disease,
ALS. Sherri Miller, Doctor Kevorkian’s patient, Thomas Youk, Thomas
Hyde… It’s a disease that we have to conquer, so I am going to take
this challenge.”

geoffrey takes als ice bucket challenge

$20 MILLION IN BIRTH TRAUMA CASE

Apr 25, 2014

Apr 25, 2014

Geoffrey Fieger announced that on Friday, March 21, 2014 a jury in the courtroom of Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Ziolkowski rendered a $20 million verdict against the Detroit Medical Center and Hutzel Hospital for brain injuries suffered at birth by Chelsie Barker, age 15, of Detroit. It is believed to be the largest verdict this year.

Hutzel Hospital was alleged to have dumped Chelsie’s mother, a Wayne County Jail detainee, out of the hospital despite the fact that she was in labor and about to give birth. The hospital ordered that Chelsie’s mom be sent back to the jail in the middle of the night. Chelsie was born within an hour on the jail floor, but not before she suffered severe brain injuries.

“The testimony at trial showed that Chelsie’s mom was dumped out of the hospital because a resident did not like that she was dressed in jail garb,” Geoffrey Fieger said. “Throughout the trial, Hutzel Hospital and its attorneys tried to blame the Wayne County Jail for its own malpractice. Hutzel’s behavior at that time, and during trial was reprehensible.”

Chelsie previously received a settlement from Wayne County of $8 million dollars for a civil rights action that was filed on her behalf in the United States Federal District Court.

At trial, Chelsie was represented by trial lawyers Fieger and Jack Beam of Chicago.

Looking for legal representation in a birth injury claim? Contact Fieger Law.

$3 MILLION IN COAL MINING FATALITY

Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

Geoffrey Fieger recently reached a $3 million settlement in a deliberate intent case involving
the death of a coal miner in a fatal rib roll accident at a coal mine
in West Virginia.

The young coal miner’s entire body was crushed by a rock measuring
25 feet long and 5 or 6 feet tall. The gigantic boulder fell from the
rib of an 18-D belt trench. The defendants claimed that the death of the
young coal miner was completely unforeseeable.

Plaintiffs claimed the incident was foreseeable because there had been
an almost identical rib roll accident at one of defendants’ mines
a few years earlier. Also, the defendants had been cited numerous times
by the MSHA for failures to protect miners from hazardous roof and rib
conditions

Plaintiffs alleged that implementing a simple safety protocol called “rib
pinning in cycle” would have avoided the rib roll.

The case settled a few weeks before trial.

Geoggrey Fieger Geoffrey N. Fieger has been practicing
personal injury law for almost 40 years. Geoffrey Fieger is known as an attorney who is well-prepared
and achieves successful results on behalf of his clients.