Six Figure Settlement For Client Injured in Memphis Juvenile Detention Facility
Our teenage client was a patient at a private juvenile rehabilitation center in Memphis, Tennessee. He was counting down the days until discharge and was just a few weeks away from leaving.
Unfortunately, in May 2019, another patient started a fight and our client was forced to protect himself. As a security guard entered the fray, he used excessive and unnecessary force to physically restrain our client, causing a major injury to our client’s forearm As our client was taken to isolation he complained of the pain and begged for medical help. It was only then did the security guard see the horrific injury he had caused.
Our teenage client was taken to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Emergency Room where he was diagnosed with a forearm fracture and interosseous nerve palsy. He underwent surgery and started the painful road to recovery. He had to heal alone at the facility where he became depressed. His mother, who was unable to help her son, called Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers.
She told us about the horrible situation and the pain her son was in. With the medical bills coming in she did not know what to do. Attorney Joe Weir spoke to both clients and told her son to just focus on getting better and that Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers would take care of the rest.
Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers immediately began investigating the accident, and put the private business on notice that all evidence must be preserved. The investigation revealed clear negligence and we asserted the security guard’s actions constituted a reckless disregard for the safety of our teenage client.
After our teenage client made a full recovery, using the results of the investigation, Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers aggressively executed a pre-litigation strategy. When the company revealed it had no liability insurance in place following a lapse, we prepared to file a lawsuit. However, after negotiating directly with the business, a six figure settlement (amount is confidential) was agreed to by the mother of our teenage client. We filed the necessary court paperwork to finalize the minor court settlement. Due to COVID-19, the hearing was held using remote video conferencing and the settlement was approved by the court.
Weir & Kestner held this private business accountable for its actions and helped another client protect his injury rights. Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers has helped thousands locally and recovered millions for our clients. Win Your Case. Lose Your Stress.