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RESULTS

 OVER $100 MILLION RECOVERED.

Attorney Ethan Vessels is proud to represent the people of Ohio and West Virginia across many personal injury practice areas. Whether you were injured by medical malpractice, a workplace incident, or a vehicle accident, or have an oil and gas claim, attorney Ethan Vessels has the experience to effectively represent you.

Ethan’s clients have recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements in the last decade. Serious injuries, wrongful deaths, mass torts, oil-and-gas disputes, insurance denials, elder abuse, and business break-ups. Attorney Vessels is committed to developing and implementing tailored legal strategies for every client he serves, positioning you for success as he fights for your justice.

Our case results speak for themselves:

PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH
  • Medical malpractice. Settlement exceeding $5,000,000 (with co-counsel).
  • Settlement exceeding $2.5 million on behalf of the estate of a client who died from mesothelioma (obtained with co-counsel).
  • Settlement exceeding $1.2 million on behalf of a worker severely injured in an industrial accident.
  • Medical malpractice, wrongful death. Settlement exceeding $1.1 million (with co-counsel).
  • Settlement exceeding $1,000,000 on behalf of a widow, and her daughters, whose husband died in an industrial accident.
  • Settlement of $685,000 on behalf of a patient who suffered a severe reaction to a negligently prescribed prescription drug.
  • Rear-end collision, resulting in serious back injuries. Settlement exceeding $600,000.
  • Jury verdict of $516,000 on behalf of a heavy laborer who sustained back injuries that prevented a return to heavy labor. The final offer before trial was $25,000.
  • Settlement of $540,000 on behalf of a man who suffered a severe back injury in a workplace accident.
  • Trucking accident causing serious injuries. Settlement of $500,000.
  • Settlement of $465,000 on behalf of a man who suffered a severely broken leg as a result of a trip-and-fall.
  • Psychiatric malpractice. Settlement of $450,000.
  • Nursing home neglect. Failure to diagnose heart condition. Settlement exceeding $400,000.
  • Nursing home neglect. Dehydration causing early death. Settlement of $375,000.
  • Skiing collision. Settlement exceeding $300,000 (with co-counsel).
  • Settlement of $300,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a severe neck injury requiring surgery.
  • Jury verdict for $287,500 on behalf of a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in a permanent loss of his sense of smell; insurer had previously offered $150,000.
  • Settlement of $275,000 on behalf of a client who suffered multiple fractures in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
  • Wrongful death from auto collision. Settlement of $250,000 (policy limits).
  • Settlement of $250,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a mild brain injury as a result of a retail store’s negligence in maintaining the safety of its shelved products.
  • Nursing home. Choking death. Settlement exceeding $240,000.
  • Settlement of $233,500 on behalf of a client who suffered multiple facial fractures in a boating collision.
  • Truck collision, resulting in fractured shoulder. Settlement of $230,000.
  • Settlement of $160,00 on behalf of the estate of a client who suffered a fractured hip, resulting from a fall in a nursing home.
  • Settlement of $154,000 for three victims of a head-on auto collision.
  • Hospital infection. Settlement of $150,000.
  • Settlement of $150,000 involving a fall in a nursing home resulting in a fractured femur.
  • Auto collision resulting in lower back surgery. Settlement of $142,000.
  • Settlement of $125,000 on behalf of a client who suffered aggravation of a neck injury, requiring surgery.
  • Auto collision causing facial injuries. Settlement of $120,000
  • Settlement of $115,000 medical negligence involving a medical facility.
  • Settlement of $115,000 involving a neck injury caused by a tractor-trailer collision.
  • Judgment for $100,000 after a bench trial on behalf of a victim of an assault and battery who suffered a severe concussion and memory loss.
  • Settlement of $100,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a debilitating hip injury that required surgery as a result of a head-on auto collision.
  • Settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) on behalf of an elderly client who suffered a broken leg and other injuries as a passenger in an automobile accident.
  • Settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) on behalf of a client who suffered a head injury as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident.
  • Settlement of $98,500 on behalf of a client who suffered a severely fractured ankle in a head-on collision.
  • Verdict of $88,000 on behalf of a motorist who suffered a torn meniscus and fractured rib in a truck collision.
  • Settlement for $80,000 on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered severe injuries, including a cracked hip.
  • Jury verdict for $79,000 on behalf of an elderly motorist who suffered a fractured sternum, among other injuries, in a vehicle intersection accident; insurer had previously offered $27,500.
  • Settlement of $65,000 on behalf of a client who sustained a herniated disc in the lumbar spine as a result of an automobile collision.
  • Settlement of $60,000 on behalf of a person who sustained severe lacerations to the legs as the result of an improperly maintained rented house.
  • Settlement of $50,000 on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered neck and back injuries in an automobile-pedestrian collision.
  • Settlement of $40,000 on behalf of a motorist who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Settlement of $35,000 on behalf of a driver who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end auto collision.
  • Settlement of $29,000 on behalf of a passenger who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Settlement of $27,000 on behalf of a passenger who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Jury verdict of $25,000 on behalf of a passenger who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision; insurer offered $0 as a final settlement.
  • Jury verdict for $11,500 on behalf of driver who suffered neck and back injuries in low impact rear-end collision; insurer had previously offered $810 as a final settlement.
  • Jury verdict for $36,600 on behalf of a driver who suffered neck injuries and headaches because of a rear-end collision; insurer had previously offered $25,000 as a final settlement.
INSURANCE & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA)
  • Judgment for $600,496.44 after a bench trial against perpetrator of a fraudulent health plan reinsurance scheme on behalf of a self-funded employer. Court also awarded attorney’s fees.
  • Full payment of $400,000+ of a life insurance policy that had been wrongfully denied, after litigating in federal court for over a year and a half.
  • Private disability policy refusal to pay benefits. Settlement exceeding $400,000.
  • Full payment of $269,000 of a life insurance policy that had been wrongfully denied.
  • Settlement of $29,000 for a client whose auto insurer failed to settle a personal injury claim, which resulted in a jury verdict that exceeded the insurer’s policy limits.
  • Forced a health plan to pay over $95,000 in medical bills, plus attorneys fees, after the plan had claimed that the client was ineligible for COBRA.
  • Recovered $74,000 in life insurance benefits, plus attorney’s fees, after the benefit plan administrator had twice denied the beneficiaries’ claims.
  • Recovered $116,000 against a major health insurer on behalf of a hospital which had been systematically underpaid on patient claims.
  • Convinced a mortgage disability insurer to pay the remainder of the clients’ disability insurance policies (twice involving same mortgage insurer).
  • Successfully appealed a disability insurer’s denial of my client’s long-term disability claim, netting the client over $1,600 per month for the next ten years.
  • Obtained reversal of a health insurer’s decision to deny coverage for a gall bladder surgery after the insurer determined it to be a pre-existing condition.
  • After filing a federal ERISA lawsuit, obtained full payment for a wrongfully denied life insurance policy claim on behalf of a widow.
  • Obtained full payment of an Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy in an amount of $18,000.
  • Obtained full payment of an Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance policy in the amount of $100,000.
  • Fully collected both the medical benefits and attorney’s fees in a federal ERISA lawsuit after the employer simply failed to pay over $40,000 in employee medical claims under its self-insured health plan, after winning summary judgment.
  • Settlement of $45,000 on a disputed employer-sponsored life insurance claim.
OTHER CIVIL LITIGATION
  • Partnership dissolution dispute. Recovery exceeding $500,000.
  • Jury verdict for $389,000 in an eminent domain case on behalf of a property owner whose commercial real estate was partially taken by the state for a road-widening project.
  • Recovery of embezzled funds from a minor. Judgment yielding $185,000.
  • Recovery of embezzled funds from charitable organization. $120,000.
  • Judgment, after bench trial, returning real estate on behalf of a guardian for an elderly woman.
  • Judgment, after bench trial, granting tract of property to landowner by virtue of adverse possession.
  • Confidential settlement on behalf of an employee who had been discharged from employment, client-employee claimed that the employer had unlawfully discriminated.
  • Summary judgment (dismissal) on behalf of a home inspector who had been sued by a disgruntled property owner.
  • Defense judgment, after bench trial, on behalf of a landowner whose downhill neighbor sued claiming that the landowner’s mud runoff damaged her property.
OIL & GAS
  • Threatened lawsuit against shallow producer and settlement of $2,000,000 on behalf of landowner in Noble County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Belmont County, resulting in settlement of $1.8 million in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Noble County, resulting in settlement of $1.3 million in new bonus money.
  • Oil and gas royalty and mineral ownership dispute. Judgment yielding over $1 million.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Monroe County, resulting in settlement of $975,000.
  • Oil-and-gas production in paying quantities lawsuit. Judgment yielding new bonus exceeding $850,000.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $723,000 for landowner in Guernsey County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Noble County, resulting in settlement of $712,000 in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $684,000 for landowner in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $675,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Belmont County, resulting in settlement of $527,000 in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $513,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $459,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer causing lease to be cancelled, resulting in new lease bonus of $450,000.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, settlement resulting in $425,000 new lease bonus from deep producer in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer causing lease to be cancelled, resulting bonus of $369,000 from deep producer in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in settlement of $316,000, for landowner in Noble County.
  • Legal malpractice in oil & gas case. Settlement exceeding $300,000.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $255,000 for landowner in Guernsey County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, settlement to release deep rights to landowner, resulting in $156,000 new lease bonus in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in settlement of $114,000, for landowner in Noble County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in summary judgment for landowner, cancelling existing lease. Upheld on appeal.

DISCLAIMER: These are actual results from the Fields, Dehmlow, and Vessels Law Firm cases. However, the results achieved in past cases is not necessarily indicative of the results which may be achieved in your case because the facts of every case are unique.