James Dunne v. The City of Los Angeles et al.
Area of Law: Personal Injury
State Filed: California
Settlement: More Than $1 Million Dollars
James Dunne, a Vietnam veteran, was found face down and unconscious by the City of Los Angeles paramedics and transferred to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The paramedics allegedly told the hospital personnel that he was drunk but the truth was that he had suffered a significant spinal cord injury which eventually left him paralyzed. Despite the fact that there was no proof of how the accident occurred or which of the different defendants failed to appreciate the significance of the spinal cord injury this case ultimately settled for a significant sum far and in excess of a million dollars.