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Police excessive force claim settled for $6.5M – $6.5 Million Settlement

Plaintiff claimed that a police officer who encountered him used excessive force, causing him to suffer serious burns with permanent disfigurement. Plaintiff was hospitalized for 222 days and underwent 34 surgeries.

Retired Judge Michael C. Allen with The McCammon Group served as mediator. The net proceeds of the settlement were structured by Ron Feinman of One World Structured Settlements.


Type of action: Police Excessive Force

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $6,500,000

Attorneys for plaintiff: John C. Shea, Richmond; Charles H. Cuthbert, Petersburg; Mark J. Krudys, Richmond; John F. Preis, Richmond; Mark S. Lindensmith, Richmond; and Richard Cuthbert, Petersburg

Plaintiff’s experts: Dr. Michael J. Feldman, Plastic Surgeon; Devan Fitzpatrick, R.N.; Dr. Andrea Pozez, Plastic Surgeon; Dr. Rahul Anand, Surgical Critical Care; Dr. Julie Mayglothing Winkle, Emergency Medicine; Dr. James Whelan, Surgical Critical Care; Dr. Sudha Jayaraman, Surgical Critical Care; Dr Paula Ferrada, Surgical Critical Care; Mary Goode, Physical Therapist; Dr. Seth Allen Haywood, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Dr. Jack Daniel; Dr. Robert W. Cook, Economist; Dr. Kevin Foster, Plastic Surgeon; Dr. Ruth Rimmer, Life Care Planner; Dr. Paul M. Spector, Psychiatrist; W. Ken Katsaris, Law Enforcement Officer/In structure