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Burn Injury Cases

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Burn Injury Case Results

McGee v. The City of Alameda Settlement $25 million

Construction worker hit an underground energized electrical line while using a drill at a construction site, causing him severe electrical injuries that resulted in third degree burns to over 20 percent of his body, several amputations.

Griggs v. West-Pac Industries and Tools Exchange Verdict: $58 million

Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team which obtained a verdict for a male worker who suffered severe burn injuries caused by a defective O-ring. Largest single plaintiff's personal injury verdict in California. Jury also awarded a record $48 million in non-economic compensatory damages.

Kimball v. Southern California Edison Verdict: $21 million

Professional avocado picker electrocuted by hidden power lines while working. Injuries caused amputation of one arm and portion of a leg and other arm. It was the largest judgment against SoCal Edison in a personal injury suit.

Alpert v. Will-Burt Confidential Settlement

KABC-TV reporter Adrienne Alpert was severely burned and electrified by power lines her mobile transmission truck hit while covering a news story. Equipment was not fitted with necessary safety devices.

Hawkins v. City of Anaheim Settlement: $6 million

While painting the side of a building from a roof, a 31-year-old painter used a 12-foot aluminum pole. The pole contacted a 12,000-volt overhead power line, causing massive injuries and severe third degree thermal burns to 60 percent of the man's body. Settlements reached with the city, building owner and manufacturer of the extension pole.

Doe Individual v. Doe University Fraternity House Settlement: $5.2 million

A university student was severely burned when fellow fraternity members threw a firecracker into the fraternity house room where he was sleeping.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Confidential Settlement: $2.4 million

A woman was severely burned when the gas dryer placed on the ground in her garage caused the ignition of flammable vapors.

Doe Individual v. Doe Cable Company Settlement: $2.1 million

Department of Water and Power employee was electrocuted, severely burning his hands, while working on a power pole transmitter. The transmitter was inadvertently grounded as a result of the negligent stringing of a cable TV line.

Younger v. Foster Wheeler Settlement: $1.75 million

Thirty-six year old refinery worker was severely burned when pressurized liquid escaped from a negligently designed coker at an oil refinery in Torrance.

Canela v. Tom's Vending Company Settlement: $1 million

Plaintiff opened the door of a microwave oven mid-cycle to rotate his food. The interlock system failed and caused deep burns to the nerves and muscles of plaintiff's major hand.

Doe Individual v. Doe Film Company Settlement: $1.9 million

Actress sustained third degree burn injuries to her face and body while performing fire-breathing stunt during movie audition. Settlement reached after plaintiff won verdict on liability.

Rosen v. McDonald's Confidential Settlement

Woman suffered third degree burns from hot coffee that spilled in her lap at a McDonald's drive-through.

Klein v. Southern Contracting Settlement: $1.1 million

Burn injuries to cable splicer.

Doe v. Doe Restaurant: Settlement $4.5 million

Man fell into open fire pit on bar patio sustaining severe burn injuries.

Wahl v. Armstrong Home and Gardens and TJ Maxx: Confidential Settlements

Minor Delaney Wahl suffered severe burn injuries from an outdoor fire pot that exploded due to defects in the design of the fire pot and the fuel gel used to fill the fire pot. Discovery revealed that TJ Maxx had known of the defects in the fuel gel for over a year prior to the explosion and had conducted a secret internal recall of the product without alerting its customers.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury and Product Liability firm in Los Angeles.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • LACBA
    LACBA

    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • WLALA
    WLALA

    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • CAALA
    CAALA

    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

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