Case Results

  • Defective/Dangerous
    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 ...
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    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 ...
  • Fatal Automobile Accident
    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 ...
  • Intersection Accident
    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, ...
  • Nightclub Owner Negligence / Failure to Provide Adequate Security
    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 ...
  • Fatal Accident
    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 ...
  • Hospital Staff Neglect
    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 ...
  • Police Brutality
    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 ...
  • Police Misconduct
    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 ...
  • Police Brutality
    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 ...
  • Inadequate Medical Care
    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 ...
  • Birth Injury - Medical malpractice case for birth injury.
    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 ...
  • Physician/Hospital Malpractice
    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 ...
  • Surgeon Malpractice
    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 ...
  • Medical Negligence case against two physical therapists
    Medical Malpractice
    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.
  • Medical Negligence case arising from negligent care in jail setting.
    Medical Malpractice
    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 ...
  • Negligent Care in a Hospital
    Medical Malpractice
    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.
  • Failure to Diagnose
    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 ...
  • Pharmaceutical Error
    Medical Malpractice
    Pharmaceutical Error - Two families as current clients involving pharmaceutical overdoses to infants in the hospital setting.
  • Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Case
    Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical Negligence - 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 ...
  • Failure to Diagnose
    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 ...
  • Motorcoach Accident
    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 ...
  • Tour Bus Crash
    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 ...
  • Helicopter Accident
    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 ...
  • Plane Crash
    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 ...
  • Cruise Ship Negligence / Medical Malpractice
    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, ...
  • Premises Liability case involving an 8 year old child who fell off staircase
    Premises Liability Lawsuits
    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 l ...
  • Litigation Involving an Elderly Woman
    Premises Liability Lawsuits
    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 ...
  • Business Negligence
    Premises Liability Lawsuits
    Business Negligence - Negligence action against nightclub: Case tried to jury resulting in plaintiff verdict in excess of $100,000.
  • Local Private High School Negligence Causing Skull Fracture/Brain Injury
    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 ...
  • Elderly Patient Hospitalized With a Fall
    Premises Liability Lawsuits
    Elderly patient hospitalized with a fall. Risk was documented in record. Suffers fall while hospitalized, ultimately resulting in death. Confidential settlement prior to litigation.
  • Unsafe Stairway
    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.
  • Slip & Fall Accident
    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 ...
  • Icy Stairs-Slip & Fall
    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 ...
  • Crane Defect
    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 ...
  • Personal Injury
    Catastrophic & Serious Injuries
    Personal Injury - $184K verdict in Arapahoe County for a Personal Injury case.
  • Rear End Accident
    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 ...
  • Automobile Collision
    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.
  • People v. Eppens
    Appellate
    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 ...
  • Nguyen v. People
    Appellate
    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).
  • People v. Frost
    Appellate
    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 ...
  • People v. Downing
    Appellate
    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).
  • Zapotocky v. People
    Appellate
    Zapotocky v. People, 869 P2d 1234 (Colo. 1994) (Supreme Court rejected constitutional challenges, including due process and ex post facto) to the competency statutes).
  • Gorman v. People
    Appellate
    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 ...
  • People v. Rivera
    Appellate
    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).
  • People v. McCarty
    Appellate
    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).
  • United States v. Mitchell
    Appellate
    United States v. Mitchell, 274 F.3d 1307 (10th Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Caldwell
    Appellate
    United States v. Caldwell, 219 F. 3d 1186 (10th Cir. 2000)
  • People v. Gandiaga
    Appellate
    People v. Gandiaga, 70 P.3d 523 (Colo. App. 2002)
  • Young man charged with 1st degree kidnapping and Sexual Assault.
    Criminal Defense
    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.
  • Felony Charges
    Criminal Defense
    Felony Charges - Felony menacing, three counts: not guilty verdict
  • Attempted Murder
    Criminal Defense
    Attempted Murder - Attempted first-degree murder (shooting w/ firearm): verdict: guilty of second-degree assault, heat of passion
  • Careless Driving
    Criminal Defense
    Careless Driving -Careless driving resulting in death and serious bodily injury, three counts: Verdict: not guilty.
  • DUI Arrest
    Criminal Defense
    DUI Arrest - DUI and resisting arrest. Park County. Case currently being appealed.
  • Federal Charges
    Criminal Defense
    Federal Charges - Federal solicitation to murder: favorable plea disposition.
  • Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges
    Criminal Defense
    Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges - Complex federal drug conspiracy case involving multiple defendants: case against client dismissed before trial.
  • Federal Drug Charges
    Criminal Defense
    Federal Drug Charges - Complex federal drug conspiracy case involving nineteen defendants
  • Felony Drug Possession Arrest
    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.
  • Felony Search and Seizure
    Criminal Defense
    Dismissal of charges on a felony search and seizure/drug case in Garfield County.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    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 ...
  • Car & Motorcycle Accident
    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. ...
  • Semi Truck Accident
    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 ...