Verdicts & Settlements

  • $16,550,000 Settlement
    Car Accident
    Bill Tapella, working with co-counsel, settled a case involving a single car wreck for over 16.55 million dollars. The case involved a family of four and injuries they sustained when the driver fell asleep and their car left the road in a highway ...
  • $5,900,000 Verdict
    Wrongful Death
    Potter V. Schenk: $5,900,000 verdict in Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois, for the wrongful death of a special needs woman. The young lady passed away as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis that resulted ...
  • $5,400,000 Settlement
    Hospital Negligence
    $5,400,000 settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.
  • $4,000,000 Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    Bill Tapella recently settled a downstate Illinois medical malpractice claim for four million dollars ($4,000,000)! Bill was assisted by Lindsay Rakers and Angel Wawrzynek, among others at the firm.
  • $2,400,000 Settlement
    Tractor Trailer Injury and Death
    $2,400,000 settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.
  • $2,100,000 Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    $2,100,000 settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement
    Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries
    $2,000,000 settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck. As a result of the collision, our client suffered eye injuries that prevented him from returning to his job as a truck driver.
  • $1,750,000 Settlement
    Product Liability
    $1,750,000 settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified and did not have proper design to shut off and protect the user.
  • $1,750,000 Verdict
    Negligent Care
    Howell V. Divan: $1,750,000 verdict in January of 2011 in Danville, Vermillion County Illinois. The case involved negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.
  • $1,245,000 Settlement
    Hospital Negligence
    $1,245,000 settlement of claim by a family for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result of that failure.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement
    Worker Killed by a Pickup Truck Driver
    $1,200,000 settlement for the family of an Illinois Department of Transportation worker killed by a pickup truck driver who was using his cell phone in a work zone.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    The firm settled a Missouri medical malpractice case for $1 million.
  • $975,000 Settlement
    Hospital Negligence Resulting in Death of a Veteran
    $975,000 settlement for the family of a veteran who died due to the failure of doctors at the Marion, Williamson County, Illinois V.A. hospital to diagnose colon cancer.
  • $650,000 Settlement
    Car Crash Resulting in Injuries
    $650,000 settlement for an Illinois car crash case resulting in injuries to the neck, spine and internal organs and tissues.
  • $650,000 Settlement
    Medical Negligence
    $650,000 settlement of a podiatric malpractice case involving the negligent treatment of a neuroma in the foot of a female truck driver.
  • $600,000 Settlement
    Tractor-Trailer Case with Multiple Claimants
    $600,000 settlement in an Illinois tractor-trailer case with multiple claimants.
  • $600,000 Settlement
    Significant Injuries as a Result of a Fall
    A gentleman was injured while using a freight elevator at an antique mall in Douglas County, Illinois. The supportive cable malfunctioned causing the elevator to fall numerous feet to the floor below. Our client suffered significant injuries as a ...
  • $570,000 Settlement
    Woman Injured After Tripping
    Our attorneys reached a $570,000 settlement against the City of Mt. Vernon on behalf of a woman who tripped over exposed re-bar and injured her low back and knee.
  • $400,000 Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm reached a $400,000 settlement in Missouri for a wrongful death case against an ambulance company for insufficient on-board oxygen.
  • $375,000 Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    Zach Pancoast recently settled a central Illinois medical malpractice claim for $375,000.
  • $300,000 Settlement
    Medical Malpractice
    The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm reached a $300,000 settlement for a client's medical malpractice case in Missouri.
  • $300,000 Settlement
    Car Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries
    The firm obtained a policy limits settlement in the amount of $300,000 from the at-fault driver in a Saline County, Illinois car crash. The at-fault driver failed to stop at a red light, moved into the intersection, and struck our client causing ...
  • $300,000 Settlement
    Severe Burns as a Result of Negligence
    The firm obtained a $300,000 settlement for a young man who suffered severe burns to his body as a result of another individual’s negligence at a friendly campfire in Shelby County, Illinois. We were able to obtain testimony from others at the ...
  • $282,500 Settlement
    Slip and Fall
    Our client slipped and fell on ice on a walkway while walking from a hotel to a Cardinals baseball game in St. Louis, Missouri. We obtained a settlement of $282,500 for our client.
  • $222,500 Settlement
    Car Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries
    The firm obtained an uninsured motorist settlement in the amount of $222,500 for a woman who was injured in a Macon County, Illinois car crash. The crash was a serious one, requiring our client to be extracted from the car. She suffered fractures to ...
  • $200,000 Settlement
    Drunk Driver Hits Illinois Man On Cam-Am Spyder
    Our client was injured in a Johnson County, Illinois car crash. He was operating a Canam Spyder when the at-fault driver crossed the centerline and struck our client, causing serious injury. We were successful in obtaining the policy limits from both ...
  • $140,000 Jury Verdict Reached
    Verdict Upheld by the 5th District Appellate Court
    A $140,000 jury verdict in St. Clair County, Illinois was upheld by the 5th District Appellate Court. Defendant’s Petition for Leave to Appeal was recently denied by the Illinois Supreme Court.
  • $100,000 Settlement
    Car Crash as a Result of Wrong Way Driver
    Our client was injured in a Madison County, Illinois car crash as a result of the at-fault driver driving in the wrong lane. The firm was successful in obtaining a policy limits settlement of $100,000 for our deserving client.
  • Settlement
    Fall From a Residential Roof
    Settlement of a premises liability case involving a fall from a residential roof. Our client suffered a significant fracture to his foot which kept him from performing his job.
  • Settlement
    Head-On Accident
    Policy limits settlement for a woman whose husband was killed in a head-on motor vehicle accident.
  • Settlement
    Denied Life Insurance Claim
    Policy limits settlement of a denied life insurance claim on behalf of a central Illinois woman
  • Significant Recovery
    Medical Malpractice - Loss Of A Kidney
    Significant recovery for the loss of a kidney following pain management treatment.
  • Settlement
    Hospital Negligence
    Settlement on the third day of trial for the amount of the original demand in a case involving the failure of an emergency room doctor to diagnose a pneumothorax and the resulting death of his 19 year old patient.
  • Settlement
    Woman Hit By Drugged Driver In St. Louis County
    Brooke Anderson came to us after her St. Louis County crash. When Brooke was waiting to turn left at a green light, she noticed that the woman in the car at the other side of the intersection seemed to be asleep at the wheel. After a time, Brooke ...
  • Settlement
    Uninsured Motorist Claim
    Policy limits settlement for an Illinois uninsured motorist claim on behalf of a young boy badly injured in a car crash.
  • Settlement
    Tractor Trailer Case
    Settlement of a tractor trailer case against Best Transfer LLC. Our client was struck on I-57 in Jefferson County, Illinois and suffered a herniated disc in her neck. Early investigation into this tractor-trailer company led to this solid result.
  • Settlement
    Nursing Home Negligence Involving Improperly Fastened Wheelchair
    Dan and Carole trusted their carefully-chosen nursing home to provide the best possible care for Dan. One day, as they were transporting Dan to the doctor’s office in a nursing home van, the staff neglected to properly anchor his wheelchair. A fast ...
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    Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice
    Settlement of an ophthalmological medical malpractice case in southern Illinois.
  • Settlement
    Passenger In Car Accident
    Policy limits settlement for a passenger involved in a car accident in Webster Groves, Missouri. Our client suffered multiple fractures in his dominant hand, requiring surgery.
  • Significant Recovery
    Wrongful Death
    Significant recovery for the family of a veteran who died as a result of negligent medical care during the removal of his kidney at the V.A. hospital in Danville, Illinois.
  • Significant Recovery
    Wrongful Death
    Significant recovery for elderly gentleman diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma in his lower jaw. The defendants failed to timely initiate radiation therapy following surgery to remove the cancer. When the treatment started, they administered the ...