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Defective / Dangerous Product

Design Defect

Case involved a firefighter who was injured while using a safety harness manufactured by defendant. The client suffered a significant brain injury as a result of the defective product.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit against the product manufacturer and retained experts in the areas of product design and biomechanics to establish causation. The case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Defective / Dangerous Product

Design Defect, Failure to Warn

Case involved injury to a small child burned on glass front fireplace.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit against the fireplace manufacturer and retained a fireplace expert to address the claim of design defect and failure to warn. The case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Civil / Constitutional Rights

Failure to Monitor Health and Safety

Case involved a client who suffered a catastrophic brain injury while being held in a county jail. automobile accident while their son is driving deceased father to visit relative in prison ...

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Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit seeking damages for catastrophic injury that client sustained while in custody of the county sheriff. The trial court dismissed certain claims, and Gerash Steiner Blanton pursued an interlocutory appeal to revive those claims. The appellate court revived all claims, and the case then settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement. The appeal in this case established new law that serves to protect other individuals who may be injured in the custody of local authorities. The reported appellate opinion is Hernandez v. City & Cty. of Denver, 439 P.3d 57 (Co. App. 2018).

Civil / Constitutional Rights

Unreasonable Use of Force

Case involved injuries that a police officer caused to client during a routine traffic stop.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the injuries the client sustained at the hands of the officer. The case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Dog Attack on Bicycle

General Negligence

Case involved injuries that client sustained when a dog ran into the path of his bicycle while he was riding in a public area.

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The client sustained serious injuries that required surgery. Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit, alleging that the dog’s owner, who was present, did not take adequate steps to restrain or control the dog. The case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Failure to Maintain Elevator

Premises Liability

Case involved injuries that client sustained when she tripped while stepping off of an elevator that had failed to come into a level position with the adjoining floor.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton pursued the matter in a lawsuit and retained an expert in the area of elevator maintenance. The case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Insurance

Denial of Coverage

Case involved an insurance company’s denial of coverage under a one million dollar policy after the client sustained severe injuries in a workplace accident.

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The lawsuit was filed by a different law firm, and the trial court granted summary judgment for the insurer, holding that there was no coverage available under the policy. Gerash Steiner Blanton then handled the matter on appeal, and obtained an opinion from the Court of Appeals that reversed the trial court’s ruling, and held that the one million in coverage was available. Gerash Steiner Blanton thereafter pursued the matter upon remand to the trial court and the case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement. The appeal in this case established new law the helped workers recover under their own insurance when injured in a work-place accident. The reported appellate opinion is Am. Fam. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ashour, 410 P.3d 753 (Co. App. 2017).

Automobile Accident

Dram Shop Liability

Case involved severe injuries that client sustained when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle driving by an inebriated driver.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton investigated the matter and determined that the driver of the other vehicle had been served an excessive amount of alcohol by a bar shortly before the accident, and that the bar had allowed the other driver to leave the premises in an extremely inebriated state. Gerash Steiner Blanton filed a lawsuit against both the other driver and the bar. The claims against both defendants settled prior to trial for a substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Employment Discrimination

Wrongful Discharge

Case involved claim that client was wrongfully discharged as a result of reporting fraudulent conduct of the employer.

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A different law firm handled the matter at trial, and the lawsuit was dismissed by the trial court on a motion for summary judgment. Gerash Steiner Blanton then took the case and filed an appeal in federal court in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Gerash Steiner Blanton obtained an opinion from the Court of Appeals reversing the underlying trial court ruling, and ordering that a $100,000 settlement be paid to the client. The reported appellate opinion is Oldenburg v. Am. Mod. Ins. Co., Inc., 2021 WL 244882 (10th Cir. 2021).

Appeal

Insurance Bad Faith

Case involved an insurance company’s bad faith failure to resolve a claim against its insured in a timely manner.

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On appeal, Gerash Steiner Blanton attorney Michael Blanton obtained an opinion from the Kansas Court of Appeals affirming an eleven million dollar verdict, and ordering that the client was also entitled to attorneys’ fees and interest on the judgment. The reported appellate opinion is Gruber v. Est. of Marshall, 482 P.3d 612 (Kan. Ct. App. 2021).

Appeal

Trucking Negligence

Case involved a wrongful death caused by negligent operation of a tractor-trailer in New Mexico.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton attorney Michael Blanton obtained an opinion from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a $15,275,000 verdict. The reported appellate opinion is Frederick v. Swift Transp. Co., 616 F.3d 1074 (10th Cir. 2010)

Appeal

Unjustified Use of Deadly Force

Case involved a man who was shot without warning while on the premises of a vacant warehouse.

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Gerash Steiner Blanton attorney Michael Blanton obtained an opinion from the Missouri Court of Appeals affirming a $5,750,000 verdict, including $5,000,000 in punitive damages. The reported appellate opinion is Harris v. Jungerman, 560 S.W.3d 549 (Mo. App. 2018).

Appeal

Workplace Injury

Case involved a woman who suffered significant injury while unloading a truck at the warehouse where she worked, due to negligent placement of the truck.

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At trial, the jury assessed $1,565,625 in actual damages, but the trial court ruled that the jury could not consider an additional amount for punitive damages. On appeal, Gerash Steiner Blanton attorney Michael Blanton obtained an appellate opinion which affirmed the award of actual damages and reversed the trial court’s ruling that punitive damages were not available. The matter was then remanded to the trial court so that a jury could consider awarding additional punitive damages. The reported appellate opinion is Wilson v. Image Flooring, LLC, 400 S.W.3d 386 (Mo. App. 2013).

Criminal Defense

Attempted Murder

Attempted first-degree murder (shooting w/ firearm): verdict: guilty of second-degree assault, heat of passion

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Car Accident

Automobile Collision

Client, a bookkeeper, involved in two low speed collisions within two weeks of each other, suffers mild traumatic injury. Case settled during litigation prior to trial for undisclosed confidential amount.

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Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury

Medical malpractice case for birth injury. Case involved a hospital and an obstetrician who allegedly failed to deliver a baby in a timely and appropriate manner. The case also alleged the failure of the hospital's vacuum suction ...

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device to work properly. The birth resulted in a severe brain injury to the baby. The family was represented by Daniel P. Gerash along with his father Walter L. Gerash. The case was ultimately settled for a confidential amount.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Business Negligence

Negligence action against nightclub: Case tried to jury resulting in plaintiff verdict in excess of $100,000.

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Car Accident

Car & Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accident resulting in closed head injuries and other soft tissue injuries of passenger on back of ex-husband's motorcycle. Driver of motorcycle lost control of vehicle claiming a moose ran in front of his path ...

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Client saw no moose. Case settled for confidential amount.

Criminal Defense

Careless Driving

Careless driving resulting in death and serious bodily injury, three counts: Verdict: not guilty.

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

Crane Defect

Client loses arm while holding on to outrigger of crane as driver allegedly retracts outrigger. Client settles case against manufacturer of crane for confidential amount before trial. Trial proceeds against crane company who employed ...

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crane driver. Case settles after opening statements for confidential amount.

Cruise Ship Injuries

Cruise Ship Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Case involved 75 year old retired school administrator and his wife who were both physically fit and active at time they booked their Mexican Riviera cruise on major cruise line. On second day of cruise, ...

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Plaintiffs attend a line dance class. The class was crowded and negligently conducted causing Plaintiffs to fall over chairs stacked on sides of dance floor. Plaintiff develops lower back pain and is treated by ship doctor who allegedly administers non-sterile steroid injections in lower back. Plaintiff eventually is kicked off the ship in Mexican city where he undergoes gall bladder surgery which appears to have been unnecessary. Shortly after returning to Colorado, he is diagnosed with spinal infection as a result of the non-sterile injection(s). Plaintiff nearly dies from complications of infection, but ultimately recovers but never returns to health he enjoyed before cruise. Case settles a month before trial in Federal District Court in State of Washington for a substantial sum subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Product Liability Lawsuits

Defective/Dangerous Product; Defective Packaging; Failure to Warn; Defective MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

Case involved a 41 year old water truck driver for natural gas company treating "fract" tanks with bacteria killing chemical to prepare ...

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for drilling for natural gas. Client suffers catastrophic pulmonary injury when exposed to toxic chemicals packaged in plastic bags when package exploded in face and client ingested toxic bactericide into lungs and nasal passages. MSDS failed to warn end user of need for personal protective equipment. Case filed initially in state court; Defendant removes case to United States District Court in Denver. Plaintiffs (Worker and wife) represented by Daniel P. Gerash, Esq. and Eric L. Steiner, J.D., M.D. Litigation commenced. Firm retains several experts including packaging expert, MSDS expert, vocational rehabilitation expert, and economist. Case settles prior to trial for substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Criminal Defense

DUI Arrest

DUI and resisting arrest. Park County. Case currently being appealed.

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

Elderly Patient Hospitalized With a Fall

Elderly patient hospitalized with a fall. Risk was documented in record. Suffers fall while hospitalized, ultimately resulting in death. Confidential settlement prior to litigation.

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Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose

Case alleging an undiagnosed hematoma after hernia surgery resulting in loss of client's (only) testicle rendering him impotent and without the ability to produce testosterone. Attorney/physician Eric Steiner represented this ...

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client. This case settled for a confidential amount.

Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose

Case involving client, represented by Dr. Eric Steiner, J.D., M.D,. who complained to physician about problems urinating. Physician seemingly fails to work up patient appropriately in spite of documented laboratory evidence of ...

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impaired renal function and a physical finding of an enlarged prostate. The Physician's alleged failure to diagnose these problems caused patient to develop renal failure requiring dialysis. Case settled for confidential amount.

Wrongful Death

Fatal Accident

Deceased client, age 53, volunteering painting the outside of his local church. Church owns 10 year old lift (crane) manufactured by Genie. Unbeknownst to client, church had cut wires in lift to enable users to go up in lift without ...

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using stabilizer bars on bottom. Church maintenance department allegedly fails to supervise. Client goes up 30 feet to paint a missed area without stabilizing bars and lift tips over. Client is impaled on iron railing. Client is severely brain damaged, blind, and ventilator dependent for four months. Miraculously weans off ventilator and starts physical therapy. Unfortunately passes away six months post accident. Case settled for confidential amount before litigation commences.

Car Accident

Fatal Automobile Accident

Clients, heirs of deceased father killed in automobile accident while their son is driving deceased father to visit relative in prison. Son, a recently licensed driver, allegedly falls asleep at the wheel, hitting another ...

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vehicle going head on. Deceased father (grandfather) is killed instantly while driver survives largely uninjured. Case against driver settles for policy limits before litigation commenced.

Criminal Defense

Federal Charges

Federal solicitation to murder: favorable plea disposition.

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Criminal Defense

Federal Drug Charges

Complex federal drug conspiracy case involving nineteen defendants.

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Criminal Defense

Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges

Complex federal drug conspiracy case involving multiple defendants: case against client dismissed before trial.

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Criminal Defense

Felony Charges

Felony menacing, three counts: not guilty verdict.

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Criminal Defense

Felony Drug Possession Arrest

Numerous state felony distribution and possession of drug charges, one case in Jefferson County recently resulted in a stipulation to probation.

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Criminal Defense

Felony Search and Seizure

Dismissal of charges on a felony search and seizure/drug case in Garfield County.

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Appellate

Gorman v. People

Gorman v. People, 19 P3d 662 (Colo. 2000) (Supreme Court rejected defense assertions that, despite omission of the element "knowingly" from the statute, the prosecution must prove that the defendant knew the age of the child/minor to be found guilty ...

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of contributing to the delinquency of a minor).

Travel, Bus, & Aviation Accidents

Helicopter Accident

Helicopter crash case involving a decorated military pilot flying a helicopter while fighting a wild fire in the state of Arizona when an alleged product failure caused the helicopter to crash. Our client suffered severe burns ...

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on the majority of his body including his head and face. Daniel P. Gerash, along with his father Walter L. Gerash and William Wimsatt of Los Angeles, California successfully settled with the manufacturer of the part which failed for a confidential amount.

Wrongful Death

Hospital Staff Neglect

Deceased client with history of mental health disorders checks into in patient substance abuse treatment center because of suicidal ideation. Client is placed in "observation" room to be consistently monitored by front desk ...

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staff. Event occurs in different part of hospital and attendant at front desk leaves for a half an hour. When attendant returns to check on client, client had hung him/herself with a bed sheet. Case currently in litigation.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Icy Stairs-Slip & Fall

Case involving 30 year old man who slipped down icy stairs at his apartment complex after having complained to management for a year to fix a leaky drain pipe above the staircase. Case settled for a confidential amount prior ...

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to trial to compensate client for permanent back injury which, pre-existed his accident, but was not symptomatic.

Medical Malpractice

Inadequate Medical Care

May 25, 2007 - Boulder Jury returns $1,000,000.00 verdict in favor of Plaintiffs represented by Daniel P. Gerash, Esq. and Eric L. Steiner, J.D., M.D., against a Boulder County hospital and Neurologist for providing ...

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inadequate medical care to a 56 year old male client who was hospitalized at the hospital for transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), a known precursor to stroke, and later went on to suffer a catastrophic stroke. The jury found that the hospital and physician were both negligent, and that their negligence caused their clients injuries as the basis for their verdict.

Car Accident

Intersection Accident

A retired woman was stopped at an intersection when another car failed to yield and collided with her vehicle totaling her car. Client suffered from cervical and thoracic strain, sternal fracture, left index finger strain, ...

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left foot contusion and metacarpophalangeal thumb sprain requiring surgery. An undisclosed confidential settlement was reached before litigation commenced.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Litigation Involving an Elderly Woman

Premises liability litigation involving an elderly woman who was struck by merchandise displayed outside at a major grocery store. Client suffered fractured hip which required surgical intervention and prolonged hospital stay. Defendant denied ...

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liability due to client assuming the risk for visiting the grocery store. Case settled a month before trial for a six figure settlement.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Local Private High School Negligence Causing Skull Fracture/Brain Injury

Case involved a 17 year old senior attending the High School who was allegedly asked by a janitor while attending Gym class to help move a 1,000 lb multi-weight machine. Four ...

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students including Plaintiff were asked to help put machine on small rolling dolly which got caught on an object on the floor and tipped over on Plaintiff causing skull fracture. Plaintiff had immediate brain surgery where four plates were inserted inside Plaintiffs' skull. Plaintiff recovers but suffers from cognitive deficits and facial scarring. Case worked up by firm which included, a neuropsychiatric evaluation, neuropsychological testing and evaluation, vocational rehabilitation evaluation, and review by economist. Complaint filed but case settles before litigation commences for substantial sum subject to confidentiality agreement.

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Case

Medical malpractice action in which we made claims against a surgeon, nurse and health care institution systemically failing to properly diagnose and treat a 28-year old woman who developed symptoms ...

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of deep vein thrombosis following knee arthroscopy. The lack of prompt medical attention led to the death of the client from a Pulmonary Embolism. Case was settled for a confidential amount.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Negligence case against two physical therapists

Medical Negligence case against two physical therapists working for hospital in rural Colorado town, which perform physical therapy on Plaintiff outside scope of doctor's prescription, and causes paralysis from waist down. Settled for seven figures.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Negligence case arising from negligent care in jail setting.

Medical Negligence case arising from negligent care in jail setting. Medical staff ignores Plaintiff's complaints of back pain for several days resulting permanent spinal injury rendering Plaintiff a quadriplegic. Confidential, but substantial ...

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settlement before litigation commences.

Travel, Bus, & Aviation Accidents

Motorcoach Accident

June 14, 2006: Arapahoe County Jury returns $184,129 in favor of Plaintiff represented by Daniel P. Gerash, Esq, a 73 year old tourist was on a motorcoach vacation with his wife in Europe in September, 2001, when he was ...

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negligently pushed into oncoming traffic by the motorcoach driver in Rothenburg, Germany who was parked illegally while loading his passengers. The jury found in favor of Plaintiff against Defendant Group Voyagers Inc., d/b/a Globus on claims of negligence, respondeat superior and breach of contract. The Defendant, a division of an international travel company that organizes and provides motorcoach tours around the world, sold the Plaintiff and his wife their vacation package. The trial court granted Plaintiffs post trial motion and awarded pre-judgment interest of $86,098.05 on the jury verdict for a total judgment of $270,227.05.

Medical Malpractice

Negligent Care in a Hospital

Medical Negligence case involving negligent care in hospital where Plaintiff, who was a fall risk, was allowed to walk on own, fell, and sustained significant and ultimately fatal injuries. Case settled before litigation.

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Appellate

Nguyen v. People

Nguyen v. People, 900 P.2d 37 (Colo. 1995) (Supreme Court partially affirmed a successful equal protection challenge to the second-degree assault statute. The statute subsequently was amended by the legislature).

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Wrongful Death

Nightclub Owner Negligence / Failure to Provide Adequate Security

Case involved 44 year old husband, business owner, father of two who goes to local neighborhood tavern and is brutally murdered (blunt force trauma using bar stools) by a group of ...

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gang members. Nightclub/Bar had history of violence, yet provided no security person(s), no security cameras, and inadequate staff members to deal with violence within establishment. Complaint filed but case settles prior to initiation of significant litigation for substantial amount subject to confidentiality agreement.

Appellate

People v. Downing

People v. Downing, 895 P2.d 1046 (Colo 1995) (successful challenge to an increase in time given an inmate under 35(b) when transferred from DOC to community corrections).

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Appellate

People v. Eppens

People v. Eppens, 979 P.2d 14 (Colo. 1999) (Supreme Court reversed a successful challenge in the court of appeals to a conviction for sexual assault on a child, finding there was no plain error form social worker opining that child was sincere and ...

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that the prior consistent statements of the child properly were admissible under CRE 801(d)(1)(B)).

Appellate

People v. Frost

People v. Frost, 5 P3d 317 (Colo. App. 1999) (certiorari denied as improvidently granted, 33 P3d 555 (Colo. 2001) (Conviction for sexual assault on a child reversed when the Court of Appeals agreed with the defense assertion that the prior assault of ...

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the victim's cousin was not properly admissible as other act evidence under CRE 404(b) and its admission was not harmless error).

Appellate

People v. Gandiaga

People v. Gandiaga, 70 P.3d 523 (Colo. App. 2002)

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Appellate

People v. McCarty

People v. McCarty, 874 p2d 394 (Colo. 1994) (Supreme Court found no new evidentiary hearing was required to re-sentence a defendant after revocation of probation).

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Appellate

People v. Rivera

People v. Rivera, 2002 WL 31268890 (Colo. App. 2002) (Court reversed a conviction for securities fraud because it found plain error resulted from the failure to provide the jury with a unanimity instruction).

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Catastrophic & Serious Injuries

Personal Injury

$184K verdict in Arapahoe County for a Personal Injury case.

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Medical Malpractice

Pharmaceutical Error

Two families as current clients involving pharmaceutical overdoses to infants in the hospital setting.

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Medical Malpractice

Physician/Hospital Malpractice

Medical malpractice case against family physician, pulmonologist, and hospital staff (nurses and respiratory therapists) for alleged failure to adequately and appropriately treat client with respiratory failure while ...

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in hospital suffering impending respiratory arrest. The client was not timely intubated to assist labored breathing before suffering respiratory arrest resulting in catastrophic brain injury and vegetative state. Case settled approximately two weeks before trial for a confidential amount.

Travel, Bus, & Aviation Accidents

Plane Crash

Personal Injury case against estate of pilot of experimental plane when pilot error caused the plane to clip a fence before the runway on landing and crashed in El Cajon, California outside of San Diego. Pilot was killed in accident and ...

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client passenger suffered a serious crush injury to her foot. Lawsuit was filed in state of Washington with co-counsel Robert Hedrick of Hedrick & Smith, LLC of Seattle, Washington. Mr. Gerash and Mr. Hedrick were able to settle the case for $390,000 against the estate of the pilot at fault. (Mr. Hedrick is licensed to practice aviation law in Colorado and is available to serve as co-counsel in the firm's aviation cases).

Civil Rights

Police Brutality

A father of 4 is abused by the Manitou Springs Police Officer after a routine traffic stop causing him serious bodily injury. The Defendants, knowingly and with deliberate indifference to his constitutional rights, applied grossly ...

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excessive force to the Plaintiff. It was further alleged that the Chief of Police and the City of Manitou Springs have adopted policies, customs, procedures or practices of excessive use of force. Case resolved for a confidential amount prior to trial.

Civil Rights

Police Brutality

A young man is stopped by police after leaving a liquor store with a six pack of beer. Young man gets scared as he is on probation for non-violent offense and runs. Police officer gets in car and chases young man across a park and ...

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onto a residential street where he hits him fracturing his leg in several places. Litigation initiated in United States District Court. Case settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Civil Rights

Police Misconduct

The father of a 30 year old woman with schizophrenia creating a disturbance in her apartment calls police for a civil assist. Police officers arrive and confront decedent. She has a candelabra in her hand and police officer ...

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approaches her, allegedly instigates an altercation and shoots her five times, killing her. Case settled on behalf of woman's parents for a confidential amount with local municipality shortly after litigation is commenced in United States District Court.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Premises Liability case involving an 8 year old child who fell off staircase

Premises Liability case involving an 8 year old child who fell off staircase that had deficient and non-code compliant hand rail which was out of code. Child suffered internal injuries requiring hospitalization but no surgery. Case settled prior to ...

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litigation.

Car Accident

Rear End Accident

Client, a young law school graduate and a single mother of one, is rear ended at high speed by a pediatrician. Client suffers a fractured pelvis and is hospitalized for several days followed by months of rehabilitation. Case ...

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Case settled for a confidential amount before litigation is commenced.

Car Accident

Semi Truck Accident

Client, a retired Northwest Airlines pilot, is driving on I-76 near the I-25 interchange when he is allegedly cut off by a semi-truck. Client suffers injuries to knee and hip necessitating surgery. Case settled for confidential ...

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amount in excess of $300,000 before litigation commenced.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Slip & Fall Accident

Client, elderly client from California, who slipped and fell on puddle of water down uncarpeted stairs at Denver's Adams Mark Hotel. Client represented by Daniel P. Gerash, then of Gerash, Prugh, & Gerash, P.C. litigated case ...

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through trial and appeal. Defendant Adams Mark Hotel offered client $5,000 to settle at settlement conference during litigation. Case went to trial and Denver District Court Jury awarded client in excess of $230,000 plus interest. Defendant Adams Mark appealed. Attorney, Daniel P. Gerash orally argued case in Colorado Court of Appeals which upheld the verdict. Bigley v. Adams Mark.

Medical Malpractice

Surgeon Malpractice

Medical malpractice action against surgeon who presumably left a surgical sponge in client's chest during heart surgery. The sponge created embolism that led to death of client. Family represented by Daniel P. Gerash, then with ...

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Gerash, Prugh, & Gerash, P.C.. Case was settled for a confidential amount.

Travel, Bus, & Aviation Accidents

Tour Bus Crash

A mass tort litigation in Federal District Court representing 26 Plaintiffs of multi-nationalities involving a tour bus crash near Venice Italy. Injuries of clients ranged from a fatality, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, post ...

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traumatic stress disorders, and economic loss. Complex litigation involving local, federal, and international law. Defendants included a local tour operator out of Littleton Colorado and a motor coach company in Portugal. The clients were represented by Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. lead by partner, Daniel P. Gerash, along with co-counsel Anolik and Pevzner in San Francisco, California. A confidential settlement was reached with the Defendants after nearly five years of litigation. Published case at Cameron v. Cosmos, 308 F.Supp.2d 1232 (D.Colo. 2004) highlight the complexity of the litigation that Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. was instrumental in attaining a successful outcome.

Catastrophic & Serious Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury

Bouncers at local Denver nightclub ruthlessly beat client outside of club at closing time causing orbital fracture and mild traumatic brain injury. Extensive neurological evidence presented to the jury during the trial ...

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ultimately resulting in jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff in excess of $100,000. Case settled for confidential amount in lieu of the Defendant filing an appeal.

Catastrophic & Serious Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury

Automobile accident in Douglas County. Client rear ended causing mild traumatic brain injury. A real estate agent at the time, client could not return to work as a result of her brain injury. Case settled prior to trial for ...

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confidential amount close to Defendant driver's insurance policy limit.

Appellate

United States v. Caldwell

United States v. Caldwell, 219 F. 3d 1186 (10th Cir. 2000)

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Appellate

United States v. Mitchell

United States v. Mitchell, 274 F.3d 1307 (10th Cir. 2001)

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

Unsafe Stairway

Client, retired in his mid-sixties, fell down unlit stairs at a Denver nightclub resulting in surgery to knee. Case settled for confidential amount prior to trial.

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Criminal Defense

Young man charged with 1st degree kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

Young man charged with 1st degree kidnapping and Sexual Assault. Client was facing life in prison without parole. Case was taken to trial and the jury acquitted client on all counts.

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Appellate

Zapotocky v. People

Zapotocky v. People, 869 P2d 1234 (Colo. 1994) (Supreme Court rejected constitutional challenges, including due process and ex post facto) to the competency statutes).

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