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Jim Mitchell Obtains a Jury Verdict of $36 Million in Sarah Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc.

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Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw receive $16.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Emerson Climate and Fusite

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Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw obtain a jury verdict of $2.6 million

Jim Mitchell Obtains $38 Million Dollar Verdict Against General Motors

Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Receive a $3.6 Million Verdict against Williams and Advanced Stimulation Technologies Inc.

Notable Results

At Payne Mitchell Ramsey, we’re here to make a difference. Often, it’s helping victims of negligence or faulty products gain restitution for the personal and financial hardships they’ve incurred. Other times, we rectify conditions that exist in the marketplace, and move industries toward a better, safer way of doing business. But in everything we do, we seek to make a fundamental difference in the lives of the people we represent.

Notable Results

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne resolve construction case for quadriplegic client

Jim and Andy litigated a case against a large construction company for poor safety policies on a roof job resulting in a fall and quadriplegia of the worker. The case necessitated travel into Mexico to obtain the necessary evidence leading in a confidential settlement to care for the 39 year old injured worker for the rest of his life.

Jim Mitchell sues hospital for overmedication

Jim sued a large hospital for overdosing the wife of his client. The hospital staff overmedicated our client's wife with a blood thinner, Heparin, causing her to bleed out and ultimately die. Jim negotiated a confidential settlement on behalf of the husband of the deceased woman.  

Jim Mitchell handles Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium Shooting Case

Jim handled the only shooting death case at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. Jim sued on behalf of the family of the deceased who was shot in the parking lot of the stadium after a game. Jim obtained a confidential resolution for the family.

Jim Mitchell handles case against baby playpen manufacturer

Jim sued the manufacturer of a baby playpen which collapsed killing a 1 year old child. The playpen collapsed and suffocated the child. Jim obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of the mother of the child.

Jim Mitchell settles case regarding a defective parking garage arm

Jim's client was struck by a parking lot entry arm resulting in a serious brain injury. Jim was able to prove that the device was defective in its design and obtained a confidential settlement with the operator of the parking lot.

Jim Mitchell handles defective transmission case

Jim Mitchell sued a major auto manufacturer for a transmission that inadvertently shifted from park to reverse. This malfunction resulted in the death of our client when the vehichle reversed and ran over her. Jim was able to prove through a scientific recreation that the gearshift was defectively designed. This work resulted in a confidential resolution for the family of the victim.

Jim Mitchell Obtains a Jury Verdict of $36 Million in Sarah Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc.

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Jim Mitchell Obtains $38 Million Dollar Verdict Against General Motors

Jim Mitchell obtained a jury verdict against General Motors in the amount of 38 million dollars for the failure of the side airbags in a suburban to deploy in a side impact collision. The accident left Jim’s client brain damaged.

Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey Settle Product Liability Case Involving Defective Bicycle

Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey represented a mother who suffered a brain injury and jaw injuries after the front wheel on her bicycle came off while mountain biking in New Mexico. Jim and Todd made product liability allegations against the bicycle manufacturer and component part manufacturers. Through their hard work, they were able to negotiate a significant confidential settlement for their client.

Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey Settle Wrongful Death and Injury Case Against Car Dealership

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Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against a Rehabilitation Hospital

Jim settled a case against a rehabilitation hospital for a confidential amount for nurses failing to report a patient fall in a rehab facility and failing to monitor the patient’s status, resulting in her becoming paralyzed. Jim successfully negotiated a settlement with the hospital.

Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Home Health Care Company

Jim Mitchell settled a case against a home health care company in Fort Worth, Texas for the death of an elderly man undergoing home physical therapy. After being discharged from the hospital, the man was undergoing physical therapy (PT) with a Fort Worth home health care company when he fell striking his head. The patient was using PT equipment set up by the company when he fell. The home health employee was not monitoring the man at the time of the fall. The case was settled for a confidential amount

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Jim Mitchell Settles Case with Neurosurgeon After Surgery Mishap

Jim Mitchell settled a case against a local neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong level of his patient’s spine. This costly mistake required the need for corrective surgery and resulted in permanent disability for our client. The case settled for a confidential amount.

Jim Mitchell Settles With Doctor After Failure to Diagnose Bone Fracture

Jim Mitchell settled a case against a doctor who misread an x ray showing a fractured pelvis on an elderly patient. The patient was presented to the emergency room of a local hospital after a serious fall. Despite clear signs of a fractured pelvis on the x ray imaging, the Emergency room doctor discharged the patient home without proper treatment for the injury. Subsequently the patient died from fatal complications which arose from bleeding at the untreated fracture site. Jim settled the case for a confidential amount.

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne Settle a Hospital Overdose Case

Jim and Andy settle case against Paris Regional Hospital for a confidential amount, after nurses administered excessive amounts of medications causing the plaintiff to suffer serious brain injury and paralysis. What was supposed to be a routine sleep apnea surgery ended in tragedy, as our client was rendered quadriplegic as a result of the nursing error.  Jim and Andy successfully negotiated a substantial settlement with the hospital.

Jim Mitchell Settles a Case of Texting While Driving Against a Corporate Defendant

Shawna Jones was severely injured when the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident caused by a cable company’s driver who was not paying attention to the road. The cable company driver was texting while driving causing him to be inattentive and cause of the wreck. The case received national attention by leading experts in the field on texting while driving and resulted in corporate policy changes on behalf of the cable company regarding monitoring of drivers and their use of mobile devices.

Jim Mitchell Settles Defective Helmet Case

Jim Mitchell settles his fifth case involving a brain injury suffered in a defective helmet case during a sporting event. The Plaintiff was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a brain injury suffered in a sporting event as a result of a defective helmet. The case resulted in a large confidential settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff.

Jim Mitchell Settles Defective Drive Shaft Case

Jim Mitchell successfully negotiated a confidential settlement against an automobile dealership in Wyoming that failed to fix a defective drive shaft. The drive shaft resulted in the vehicle inadvertently rolling over and killing a 60 year old man in Wyoming on a hunting trip. The decedent’s grandson was on the hunting trip and witnessed the unfortunate event.

Jim Mitchell Settles a Defective Tire Case in Montana

Jim Mitchell pursued a case in Montana regarding a tread belt separation that lead to a rollover accident crushing the driver. Allegations included a defect in the front tire, causing the tread to separate from the belt. This lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and rolling over. During the rollover, the defective roof crushed onto the driver, killing him at the scene. Jim represented the decedent’s adult daughter and obtained a substantial confidential settlement with both the tire and vehicle manufacturers.

Jim Mitchell Settles a Liquor Liability Case

Jim Mitchell obtained a large confidential settlement against a local bar for over-serving a customer. The customer was “stumbling drunk” according to witnesses when he left the bar and drove away. He then tried to flee from the police, entering an intersection on a red light and T-boned the decedent’s vehicle, killing the driver on impact. Mr. Mitchell represented the mother and grown sons of the decedent.

Jim Mitchell Settles an 18-Wheeler Case

Jim Mitchell successfully negotiated a large confidential settlement against a large transport company.  The defendant’s 18 wheeler driver failed to yield to a motorcycle exiting a highway in Denton County, running over the motorcycle driver and nearly killing the recent college graduate.

Jim Mitchell Settles a Case Against Electric Company

Jim Mitchell litigated a case against an electric company regarding the largest wildfire ever in the State of Texas. The fire occurred in the Texas panhandle and resulted in 900,000 acres of property damage. Jim represented the family of a volunteer fireman who was killed fighting the fire and another fireman who was severely injured. Jim was able to successfully obtain a large confidential settlement against the electric company, claiming that poorly maintained power lines started the fire.

Jim Mitchell Settles Highway Construction Case

Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against a highway contractor resulting from the negligent operation of highway construction equipment which resulted in catastrophic brain injuries to the firm’s client. Jim represented a woman who was struck by a bulldozer crossing a highway during a construction project. Jim was able to obtain a large confidential settlement against the highway construction company.

Jim Mitchell Settles Airbag Case Against Toyota

Jim Mitchell successfully litigated an airbag case against Toyota Motor Corporation. The case involved the failure of a Toyota Camry to have a side airbag. The decedent was struck broadside by another vehicle. The death could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with side airbags. The case resulted in a confidential settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation.

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Claim Against General Motors for Failure to Incorporate Electronic Stability Control

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell worked together on a case against General Motors. The case involved General Motors’ failure to incorporate electronic stability control on a vehicle, which would have prevented a significant collision. The case was settled prior to trial for a significant confidential sum.

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle Case for Almost Twice Policy Limits Against a Trucking Company and Ford Motor Company

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell were contacted on a case in which there was only $1,000,000 in available insurance. Through their tenacity and hard work they were able to obtain almost double that amount by forcing the trucking company to pay significant personal money and obtaining additional funds from Ford Motor Company for defects in their restraint system.

Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Elevator Company

Jim Mitchell represented an individual who was killed in an elevator accident at Texas Stadium. Jim was able to successfully obtain a confidential settlement against the elevator company for poorly maintaining the elevator in question which resulted in a worker’s death at the stadium.

Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Highway Contractor

Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against a highway construction company for the death of a truck driver. The case involved a 50 year old truck driver whose truck struck a retaining wall due to improper clearance and traffic control devices during the highway construction project in Dallas, Texas. The case resulted in a confidential settlement on behalf of the family of the deceased truck driver.

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Ford F150 Door Latch Case

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell represented the family of two individuals who were ejected when the door latch failed to remain closed during a vehicle rollover. The case was settled for a substantial confidential sum.

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne Settle Ford Explorer Roof Crush Case

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne litigated a case against Ford Motor Company on behalf of a man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when the roof on his Ford Explorer collapsed. Additional allegations in the lawsuit centered around the failure of the seat belt system to properly restrain the client during the rollover collision. Jim and Andy were able to obtain a large confidential settlement for the injured individual.

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Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Medical Malpractice Case Against an Orthopedic Surgeon

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell represented a client who sustained significant injuries when her bowel was perforated during a lumbar discectomy. The doctor paid his policy limits after significant discovery was completed.

Jim Mitchell Obtains $900,000 Verdict Against Doctor

Jim Mitchell obtained a jury verdict against a local doctor in the amount of $900,000 regarding the death of a 45 year old man who was prematurely discharged from the hospital with an infection. The insurance company for the doctor did not offer any money to settle the case before trial. The jury’s verdict was unanimous.

Jim Mitchell Successfully Settles Oil Field Explosion Case

Jim Mitchell successfully settled an oil field explosion case resulting in the death of a 33 year old man. Jim represented the widow and minor child in a lawsuit against the operator of an oil field disposal facility in East Texas. After one year of litigation, the case settled for a confidential amount favorable to his clients.

Jim Mitchell Successfully Settles Medical Malpractice Case Against G.I. Doctor

Jim Mitchell successfully settled a medical malpractice case against a G.I. doctor for perforating the colon of a woman during a routine colonoscopy. The perforation resulted in the death of a 50 year old woman undergoing a routine colonoscopy. The case settled for a confidential amount favorable to Jim's clients, the surviving children and spouse of the patient.

Jim Mitchell Settles Product Liability Case Regarding Motorcycle Rim

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit against Cyclegear regarding a defective tire and rim sold to one of his clients resulting in a tire failure. The accident resulted in serious injuries to Jim’s client. Jim successfully settled the case for a confidential amount on terms very favorable to his client.

Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Obtain a Significant Confidential Settlement Against Ford for Defects with the Ford Explorer

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne were retained to represent a family who lost a father in a Ford Explorer rollover accident. The Explorer contained dangerous defects in its restraint system allowing the occupant to be ejected. Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell were able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for the family.

Jim Mitchell Settles Product Liability Case Against Honda

Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against Honda regarding defective seat belts and inadequate side structure in a Honda Accord. Mr. Mitchell’s client was involved in an accident that resulted in serious head injuries. Mr. Mitchell was successful in litigation with Honda in achieving a confidential settlement on terms favorable to Jim’s client.

Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Toyota Dealership for Improper Tire Maintenance

Jim Mitchell sued a Toyota dealership in Houston, TX for failing to detect a worn tire, which ultimately failed, causing a roll over collision. The accident resulted in serious injuries to Mr. Mitchell’s client. Mr. Mitchell successfully resolved the case against the Toyota dealership for a confidential amount on terms favorable to his client.

Jim Mitchell Settles Class Action Lawsuit Against Allstate

Jim Mitchell was co-lead counsel in a class action lawsuit filed against Allstate Insurance regarding its improper use of credit history in calculating automobile and home owner’s insurance premiums for Texas consumers. Jim filed the class action on behalf of all Texas residents insured by Allstate in which credit history was improperly used by Allstate in calculating insurance premiums. A class action settlement was approved by the District Court in Austin, Texas and resulted in significant payment to insurance consumers in the state of Texas.

Jim Mitchell Settles Amputated Leg Case

Jim Mitchell represented a 14 yr. old girl who was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in the amputation of her leg. Jim sued the driver of the vehicle that the girl was riding in at the time of the accident and successfully negotiated a settlement sufficient enough to fund his client’s future care needs regarding her amputated leg.

Jim Settles Product Liability Lawsuit Against General Motors for Defective Seatbelts

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family involved in a roll over accident against General Motors in which seat belt buckles unlatched in the rollover collision ejecting three of the four family members in the vehicle. The lawsuit resulted in confidential settlement on terms favorable to Mr. Mitchell’s client.

Jim Mitchell Settles Nursing Home Case

Jim Mitchell sued a nursing home regarding improper care rendered to one of its residents resulting in malnutrition, dehydration and ultimate death. Jim not only successfully negotiated a confidential settlement for his clients, but also was able to require the nursing home to change its policies and procedures regarding nursing care.

Jim Mitchell Successfully Settles Product Liability Lawsuit Regarding Metal Grinding Machine

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit regarding a metal grinding machine used by his client, which malfunctioned, resulting in serious internal injuries and lacerations. The lawsuit centered on the failure of the product to have proper guards over the metal wheel used to grind metal. Mr. Mitchell was able to successfully negotiate a confidential settlement for his clients.

Jim Mitchell Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Regarding Birth Trauma

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma regarding the birth injury and ultimate death of a baby delivered in Idabel, Oklahoma. The lawsuit alleged that the doctor and hospital failed to recognize signs of fetal distress and to timely perform a cesarean section resulting in brain damage to the child and its ultimate death. Mr. Mitchell was able to successfully negotiate a confidential settlement for his clients, the parents of the child.

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