Every client’s story is unique. And every client has different ideas about how they want to write the final chapter.
At Hendler Flores Law, we don’t just measure our success by the financial recoveries we get for our clients, but also by our success in helping them achieve their desired outcome. It might be seeing justice served, it might be having their voice heard, or it might be preventing others from going through similar tragedies. Whatever it is, we honor their wishes and measure our success by earning their trust, respect, and gratitude. Those are results you can’t put a number on.
Most cases settle before going to court and most settlement values are confidential, making it difficult to share details about our case results. Here is a sampling of some recoveries and verdicts we’ve won for our clients
$13.8 Million Jury Verdict in Mesothelioma Death
HFL represented the widow and 3 young daughters of a decorated Navy veteran who developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while serving in the Vietnam War. We obtained several out-of-court settlements with defendants in this case, in addition to a $13.8 million jury verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas for our clients. They ended up accepting a reduced confidential settlement rather than going through a lengthy appeal process.
$5 Million Negotiated Recovery in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
We negotiated a pre-trial settlement in a wrongful death case after successfully cross-examining key witnesses.
$30 Million Recovery in Multiple Death Lawsuit Trial
Our firm represented family members who were injured and killed in a catastrophic collision, recovering a total of $30 million from multiple responsible parties. The case against one of the defendants was tried to verdict and our clients recovered a final settlement during trial.
$5.1 Million Record Settlement in Trucking Accident Case in New Mexico
We negotiated a “High-Low” settlement for a trucking accident case that was tried by litigation partners Sean Lyons, Zack Kelin, and Butch O’Neal. The jury returned a verdict of $4.6 million dollars, the highest verdict of record in Gallup, NM, resulting in a $5.1 million recovery after application of the “High-Low” Agreement with no appeal.
$11.5 Million Recovery in Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit
Our firm negotiated an $11.5 million agreement shortly before the trial date for a client who developed mesothelioma, the signature cancer of asbestos. Decades earlier, our client had been exposed to asbestos while working a college summer job.
$28 Million Recovery for Families of Children Injured & Killed in House Fire
HFL was part of the legal team hired to represent 2 families who lost children in a fire caused by a defective electrical device. Scott Hendler was brought in to develop evidence of deliberate corporate misconduct, eventually becoming the Attorney-in-Charge of the case and laying the foundation for what ultimately led to a $28 million settlement for the families.
Precedent-Setting United States Supreme Court Victory
Scott Hendler and co-counsel guided an appeal through the Ninth Circuit and to the US Supreme Court, successfully challenging the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. This appeal was filed on behalf of thousands of Latin American banana plantation workers who suffered toxic injuries from exposure to DBCP, a banned pesticide.
$20 Million Settlement for Central American Banana Plantation Workers
Scott Hendler was a member of the litigation team responsible for the successful negotiation of a $20 million settlement for 1000 Costa Rican banana workers who developed catastrophic illnesses from exposure to DBCP, a toxic pesticide. The settlement was negotiated by lead counsel Fred Baron.
$22 Million Jury Verdict Against Owens Corning Fiberglas in Mesothelioma Case
Scott Hendler was a member of the litigation team (along with Spencer Parris and Ness Motley Law Firm) representing the family of Benjamin Baker, who died from mesothelioma. The jury awarded our client a $22 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, which was later reduced to a lower amount to avoid a lengthy appeal process. In addition, the client received settlements from several other defendants in this case.
Read more about our cases in our Case Adventure section.
Specific results depend on the facts of each case. Reduced settlements are often negotiated after jury verdicts to prevent lengthy appeals. Attorney’s fees and expenses are deducted from settlement values.