The attorneys at Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC, will do all we can to secure the best possible results for our clients.

Attorney Todd Gardner has achieved more million dollar verdicts and arbitration awards since 1995 than any other attorney in the State of Washington. Below is a sampling of our successes.

 

  • $50 million verdict in a medical negligence case on behalf of a Burien couple. The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict. It is the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State’s history.
  • $17 million verdict in a medical negligence case on behalf of a family whose son was severely brain damaged at birth in a Snohomish County hospital.
  • $13 million verdict (total damages) against the City of Seattle in a defective highway design / dangerous intersection case.
  • $2.58 million jury verdict against Group Health for a newborn’s shoulder injury, for unrecognized dystocia. Record setting verdict.
  • Nearly $2 million verdict on behalf of widower whose wife died from an overdose of Coumidan (also known as Warfarin). The pharmacy was held accountable for the fatal error. It is the largest wrongful death verdict in Washington regarding wrongful death of senior citizen.
  • $1.5 arbitration award on behalf of senior citizen who died in a UIM auto accident.
  • $1.3 million verdict on behalf of a widow who lost her husband when his pickup truck was hit on the way to Crystal Mountain by an out of control snowplow.
  • $1.15 million verdict on behalf of a widow and child of a man who died as a failure to diagnose by a local clinic.
  • $1 million verdict on behalf of a 5-day old child who tragically died due to a medication error. It was the first million dollar verdict regarding the death of an infant.
  • $1.1 million verdict on behalf of a Puget Power lineman who sustained permanent back injury in an accident with a food services truck.
  • $780,000 verdict on behalf of a woman injured in an auto accident case.
  • $225,000 verdict on behalf of a woman who injured her hip in a low-impact auto accident.
  • $548,000 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered injuries in a truck collision.
  • $300,000 verdict on behalf of a woman injured in a car accident caused by defective highway design.
  • $500,000 verdict against Foss Alaska Lines for negligence resulting in injury.
  • $241,000 private trial verdict regarding injury sustained as a result of surgical error.
  • $231,000 jury verdict for injuries sustained in an auto accident. This is one of many successful results we have obtained on behalf of police officers injured (on or off duty) in car accidents.
  • $1.5 million arbitration award regarding the wrongful death of a 66 year old man. It is the largest arbitration award at the time on behalf of a wrongful death victim over the age of 66.
  • Large settlement negotiated on behalf of a Washington State Trooper severely burned in his patrol car due to defective auto parts.
  • $6.6 million settlement on behalf of a man who lost the use of his legs (paraplegic) in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $6 million settlement negotiated on behalf of a wife and mother severely injured as a result of surgical error. The settlement occurred during the last week of trial.
  • Significant settlement achieved on behalf of widower and child after the death of a woman having a medical emergency who crashed into a Metro Bus that was blocking traffic in an attempt to stop traffic in order to make a turn.
  •  $3 million settlement on behalf of a driver seriously burned in an accident caused by defective highway design.