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OnderLaw, LLC Case Results

Written by: OnderLaw, LLC
Last Updated : December 28, 2021

Distinguished Personal Injury Legal Representation in St. Louis and Beyond

Our greatest results have been the relationships we have forged with clients we have been able to help and the lives they have since achieved after horrific accidents with the settlements our work brought about. Every single case is different, but each OnderLaw, LLC client can be confident that each and every person. Each case is different and handled differently, but we are proud of what we have accomplished on behalf of previous clients.

$110,000,000.00 Products Liability

The largest of OnderLaw, LLC‘s verdicts against Johnson & Johnson for lawsuits alleging the company’s talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene. MORE

$72,000,000.00 Products Liability

Talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder was found to have contributed to the ovarian cancer in the plaintiff after years of use for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $62 million in punitive damages. The trial took place in St. Louis Circuit Court in February 2016. MORE

$70,075,000.00 Products Liability

The third St. Louis lawsuit relating to Johnson’s Baby Powder leading to ovarian cancer resulting in an overwhelming verdict for the plaintiff after representation by James Onder. This talcum powder ovarian cancer verdict was delivered on October 27, 2016 and sets a clear pattern for juries finding against Johnson & Johnson when it comes to their talcum powder products and the linkage between ovarian cancer.

$55,000,000.00 Products Liability

Second lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder and ovarian cancer in the plaintiff after years of use for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $5 million in compensatory damages and an additional $50 million in punitive damages. The verdict was announced May 2, 2016 after the trial in St. Louis Circuit Court. MORE

$50,000,000.00 False Advertising / Breach of Contract Class Action

An internet vendor sold gift cards representing one price, but when the gift card purchaser attempted to make the internet purchase, the price was different. Additional details are confidential and cannot be disclosed at this time.

Window Covering Litigation

A child dies every two weeks of strangulation on blind cords. OnderLaw, LLC handles these cases across the county. In fact, the law firm has handled and/or consulted on cases in more than 30 states.The firm has handled claims against the following manufacturers and retailers.

Manufacturers: All Strong Industries, Bali, Beautiful Windows, Century Blinds, Ching Feng Blinds Industries, Custom Craft, Graber, H.T. Window Fashions, Hunter Douglas, Jencraft, Jumbo Surplus, Kirsch, Levelor, Lewis Hyman, Nien Far Inc. Co., Lotus & Windoware, Inc., Main Fine, Marietta Drapery & Window Coverings, Newell Rubbermaid, Nanik, Nien Made Enterprises, Richfield Window Coverings, Richview Window Coverings, Riviera, Springs Window Fashions, Verticals Unlimited, Whole Space, Wilmar

Retailers: 3 Day Blinds, Ace Hardware, Big Lots, Family Dollar, Handy Andy, Home Depot, IKEA, J.C.Penney, Distributors, K-Mart, Lowes, May Department Stores, Meijer, Menards, Montgomery Wards, Pier 1, Sears, Shop Ko, Super Dollar, Target, Wal-Mart

$22,500,000.00 Automobile Collision

A mother and her newborn son were involved in a serious automobile collision both of them suffered catastrophic injuries resulting from an automobile collision and subsequent medical malpractice. Utilizing 3-D computer generated accident reconstruction and medical life care plans, the firm was able to maximize the family’s recovery. This is the largest reported personal injury settlement in St. Louis County history.

$20,800,000.00 False Advertising Class Action

Missouri Domino’s pizza franchisees advertised that they offered “free delivery” while at the same time charging higher prices for pizzas that were delivered. As a result of litigation, Domino’s Pizza and its franchisees are now prohibited from this improper advertising practice.

$18,000,000.00 Electrical Power Line Contact/ Crane Design Defect

A union laborer sustained a serious electrical injury when a crane came into contact with a high voltage power line, resulting in triple amputation. The firm utilized its resources to create a 3-D computer generated animation to re-enact the accident.

$9,000,000.00 Construction Jobsite Fall

A union construction worker fell 40 feet through a hole which had been cut into the roof decking. The hole was cut a subcontractor on the job that failed to properly cover the hole pursuant to OSHA requirements, Industry standards and in violation of the subcontractor’s own policies. As a result of this fall, the worker injured his back and sustained a traumatic closed head injury, rendering him permanently and totally disabled.

The jury returned a unanimous verdict or $9,000,000. $6.5 million for worker and $2.5 million for his wife. This is the largest injury verdict in the history of Jefferson County, Missouri.

$8,300,000.00 Roadway Design

A 9 year old while riding her bicycle sustained catastrophic brain injury when she fell from her bicycle while riding down a step hill in her neighborhood. Road that was improperly designed and constructed with both vertical slopes and cross slopes that exceeded Industry and County standards. The roadway caused the girl’s bicycle to swerve off the roadway, striking her head on a wood post, rendering her permanently and totally disabled. This is largest reported injury settlement in the history of St. Charles County, Missouri.

$6,000,000.00 Trucking Accident

A 48 year old woman was partially paralyzed when her vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer. A tractor trailer ran a red light, struck another vehicle, and then jackknifed into the woman’s vehicle, causing partial paralysis of her right arm and right leg, blurred version, cognitive deficits, and a broken arm, leaving her unable to work in her chosen profession as a nurse. This was the largest reported injury settlement in the history of Perry County, Missouri.

$4,100,000.00 Defectively Designed Automobile Seat

A nine year old boy was riding as a passenger in the back seat of his mother’s automobile. When the vehicle was involved in an automobile collision, the front seat of the SUV failed, throwing the driver into the back seat causing severe injury and brain damage to the passenger.

$3,900,000.00 Tractor Trailer Collision

The intoxicated driver of a vehicle drove into the rear of a tractor trailer. The truck’s under ride bar failed owing to a design defect, allowing the car to travel under the truck, tearing off the roof of the car. The driver was killed instantly and the passenger sustained serious injuries which ultimately resulted in her death.

$3,000,000.00 Forklift Death

The firm resolved the wrongful death claims of a forklift operator for his wife and four small children when the forklift flipped over in the rear of a retail store at a poorly lit, unmarked drop off. Utilizing 3-D computer generated reconstruction of this incident, the firm was able to prove the improper design of the site.

$2,650,000.00 Forklift Accident

A forklift operator backed into a warehouse rack, resulting in his death. The law firm used 3-D computer generated animation to explain the forklift’s design defect and how a third post would have prevented protrusion into the operator compartment.

$2,550,000.00 Medical Malpractice

A newborn was born with a congenital birth defect. During the course of operating to correct the defect, the pediatric surgeon and pediatric anesthesiologist committed medical malpractice, resulting in serious injury to the child.

$2,500,000.00 Electrical Injury/Amputation

A union construction worker lost his hand when a metal rod he was holding came into contact with a power line.

$2,400,000.00 Defective Seatbelt Design

Two brothers were in the backseat of a pickup truck which had lap belts but no shoulder harness when it was involved in a collision. Owing to the design of the seat, the lap belt had a propensity to “creep up,” resulting in significant abdominal injuries to both brothers. One of the brothers died from the injuries sustained. Through aggressive discovery, OnderLaw, LLC discovered when the truck was sold in Europe, it was sold with shoulder harnesses, but the manufacturer did not install shoulder harnesses in the United States version to save $7.00 per belt.

$2,250,000.00 Automobile Tire Failure

A defectively designed and manufactured tire failed, causing a father’s vehicle to be involved in a collision resulting in his death.

$1,500,000.00 Premises Liability/ Sexual Assault and Rape

A 22 year old woman visiting a friend at a Downtown St. Louis apartment complex was abducted and sexually assaulted, owing to inadequate security at the complex.

$1,400,000.00 Construction Jobsite Accident

A union ironworker fell through a hole in roof decking on a construction jobsite, resulting in multiple fractures.

$1,250,000.00 Highway Fatality and Dram Shop/Bar Owner Liability

A bar patron was over served and subsequently drove while intoxicated. The intoxicated patron’s automobile struck and killed an innocent highway worker. The claim against the intoxicated patron was resolved for the driver’s policy limit, and a confidential settlement was obtained from the responsible bar owner.

$1,100,000.00 Construction Scaffolding Product Defect

A Construction worker was injured on a construction jobsite accident when the scaffold across which he was walking failed, causing serious injuries. OnderLaw, LLC obtained a $1.1 million unanimous verdict in St. Clair County, believed to be one of the largest verdicts in St. Clair County, Illinois in the past ten years.

$1,084,000 Tractor Trailer Collision

A Family was parked in their car on the side of the highway when their car was struck by a tractor trailer that was attempting to pass another vehicle. The family members sustained various soft tissue back and neck injuries and several broken bones in the collision.

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