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Recording-Setting Verdicts

While obtaining a just result for clients who need and deserve compensation for their losses is our highest priority, we know that it is just as important to our clients that defendants agree to make safety changes so that no one else suffers the same loss.

That said, sometimes companies just don’t listen to anything but large judgments and jury verdicts. Our best asset in convincing companies to change their ways is the risk of a large verdict against them.

In that arena, MMLC has a proven track record, having obtained several of the largest jury verdicts for personal injury cases in New Mexico history. Below is information on some of those verdicts.

  • $67,300,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Sowards v. Biotronik: After 3 weeks of trial the jury found the plaintiff proved their three theories of liability against Biotronik and/or Tague: 1) negligence; 2) negligent training, supervision, and retention; 3) and civil conspiracy to implant a ...
  • $52,000,000
    Wrongful Death
    McConnell v. Allsup’s: Garcia, a 26-year-old single mom, was in her fourth day at work and second night at Allsup's Store No. 146 in Hobbs— one of 300 in the family-owned, Clovis-based chain— when she was abducted, raped and stabbed repeatedly in ...
  • $18,900,000
    Trucking Accident
    Hein v. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Inc.: On November 13, 2015, a truck driver hauling a Utility Trailer 3000R refrigerated trailer collided with Riley Hein who was driving a Honda Civic. Because the semitruck did not have any side underride ...
  • $9,000,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Baker v. Alta Vista et. al.: A San Miguel County jury found the three physicians —Misbah Zmily of Raton, Stephanie Hedstrom of Albuquerque and Lee Caruana of Raton — negligent in their handling of Bryanna Baker’s medical treatment. The eight-woman, ...
  • $7,750,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Webb v. Presbyterian
  • $6,000,000
    Wrongful Death
    Torres v. Albuquerque Police Department: Our attorneys tried this case and won a verdict of more than $6 mil. against the APD on behalf of the family of Christopher Torres. Mr. Torres was shot in the back and killed by police officers while he was in ...
  • $3,700,000
    Wrongful death
    Jason Wachocki v. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department: The judged ruled that the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department shares blame for a fatal crash on the West Side because it didn't enforce traffic laws, even when law enforcement officers were ...
  • $2,000,000
    Medical Device Defect
    McDonald v. Zimmer: Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Inc. has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective Zimmer hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design,” following a two-week bench trial.
  • Amount is Confidential
    Wrongful Death
    Charles Holbrook was killed in 2017 during an active weapons training exercise on Holloman Air Force Base. His wife Belen Holbrook sued the United States through the U.S. Air Force for wrongful death shortly thereafter, on behalf of herself and the ...

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