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Our Results

At the end of the day, a trial lawyer's verdicts and settlements --- not some TV ad or billboard --- speak loudest about the causes he has championed and what he has accomplished for his clients. The following are some notable verdicts and settlements Ken Hooks has obtained for his clients.


$58,000,000 Environmental Class Action

Environmental class action settlement involving approximately $50,000,000 in remedial manufacturing process modifications, $6,000,000 in class damages and $2,000,000 in public land set asides.


$35,000,000 Product Liability/Recreational Product/Brain Injury

Verdict against an ATV manufacturer after a four-week trial for severe brain injury suffered by a minor in a rollover accident. Highest pre-verdict offer was $1,000,000.


$13,000,000 Dram Shop Liability/ Wrongful Death

Dram shop verdict against a national restaurant franchisee for the wrongful death (via a one-car automobile accident) of a young coed who was over-served alcoholic beverages.


$7,900,000 Product Liability/Consumer Product/Brain Injury

Confidential settlement for severe brain injury suffered by the user of a consumer product because of defective product design, inadequate warnings and inadequate packaging by the manufacturer; and, sale of the product without appropriate warnings and instructions by the retailer.


$7,000,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

$3,000,000 confidential settlement against a medical equipment manufacturer and distributor on the morning of trial, and a subsequent $7,000,000 verdict (net $4,000,000 after deduction for the prior settlement) against a medical group for the wrongful death of a patient resulting from the missed identification and diagnosis of a potentially fatal condition.


$3,000,000 Medical Liability/Wrongful Death

Jury verdict against a surgeon after a 12-day trial for the wrongful death of his patient caused by the surgeon's failure to timely remove the patient's sick gallbladder.


$2,590,000 Automobile/Dram Shop/Wrongful Death

Confidential wrongful death settlement with an intoxicated motorist who struck the decedent's vehicle from behind, and the establishment that sold the alcohol to the defendant motorist.


$2,500,000 Product Liability/Recreational Product/Wrongful Death

Verdict against an ATV manufacturer after a four-week trial for the death of a minor resulting from a rollover accident. Highest pre-verdict offer was $400,000.


$2,290,000 Outrage/Mishandling of a Dead Body

$ 2,000,000 verdict against a cemetery for the mishandling of a dead body interred in a mausoleum, and $290,000 in interest and penalties after prevailing on the defendant's appeal. Highest pre-verdict offer was about $65,000.


$2,100,000 Premises Liability/Sexual Assault

Confidential settlement following closing argument with the owners and operators of an apartment complex for failure to provide adequate security resulting in the sexual assault of a tenant and her two minor daughters. Pre-trial offer was $40,000.


$2,000,000 Medical Liability/Birth Injuries

Confidential settlement with a physician and hospital on the second day of trial for  injuries sustained by a baby during labor and delivery.


$2,000,000 Power Line Contact/ Wrongful Death

Verdict against a rural electric cooperative for negligent construction and maintenance of electrical lines resulting in the death of a log truck driver.  Pre-verdict offer was $0.


$1,850,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

$1,850,000 jury verdict against a physician (net $850,000 after deduction for the prior settlement with another defendant) on behalf of a patient who died some 30 days after being administered excessive doses of one of the patient's home medications by hospital personnel. Pre-verdict offer was $0.


$1,775,000 Fraud/Financial Malpractice

Confidential settlement with a financial institution and other financial advisers for placing the plaintiff, an attorney, in an inappropriate and illegal tax shelter.


$1,635,000 Product Liability/Recreational Product/Wrongful Death

Confidential settlement with a product manufacturer for the death of a minor child resulting from the use of a recreational product.


 $1,600,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

Confidential settlement with an ER physician (after a liability verdict in a bifurcated trial) for failure to diagnose a dangerous emergent condition resulting in permanent injury to the plaintiff.


$1,500,000 Product Liability/Recreational Product/Head Injury

Confidential settlement with a product manufacturer for head injuries sustained by the user of a recreational product.


$1,500,000 Product Liability/Medical Device

Confidential settlement with a medical devise manufacturer for injuries sustained by a patient when the device was known to be malfunctioning and not removed from service prior to the patient's procedure.


$1,100,000 Admiralty/Boating Accident

Admiralty verdict against a dredging operator for severe facial injuries suffered by a sportsman when his bass boat struck a clam-shell dredging cable on the Tenn-Tom Waterway.


$1,037,500 Product Liability/Heavy Construction Equipment

Confidential settlement with a heavy equipment manufacturer for severe injuries sustained by the equipment operator when his seat belt popped open during a rollover event.


$1,000,000 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

Confidential pro tanto (partial) settlement with a hospital on behalf of a patient who died some 30 days after being administered excessive doses of one of the patient's home medications by hospital personnel.


$1,000,000 Construction Site Accident

Confidential settlement on behalf of a roofer who fell through an un-barricaded HVAC opening on the roof of a commercial construction project.


$1,000,000 Product Liability/Industrial Machine

Verdict against an industrial machine manufacturer for a hand injury suffered by the machine operator.  Pre-verdict offer was $50,000.


$1,000,000 Premises Liability/Wrongful Death

Confidential settlement with the franchisor and franchisee of a restaurant whose failure to implement and enforce adequate safety and security measures resulted in the wrongful death of their patron.


$ 975,000 Trucking Case

Confidential settlement with a trucking company on behalf of a motorist whose vehicle was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler.  The truck driver was under the influence of a controlled substance.


$925,000 Medical Malpractice/Sexual Assault

Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a teenager who was exposed to sexual contact by a fellow inpatient in a psychiatric unit.


$880,000 Power Line Contact

Confidential settlement with a utility company on behalf of a cable TV installer who received serious electrical burns because of the utility's improper construction and maintenance of a power pole.


$851,628 Premises Liability/Motel

$676,572 verdict against a motel operator for failure to replace or repair a defective bed frame resulting in injury to their patron's foot, and $175,056 in interest and penalties after prevailing on the defendant's appeal.


$830,000 Fraud/Conversion

Confidential settlement following closing argument on behalf of a rural landowner who claimed that the road builder with whom he had contracted to sell certain aggregate materials stole topsoil and failed to properly complete contractually required reclamation measures.


$750,000 Trucking Case

Settlement on behalf of a motorist whose vehicle was struck by a dump truck.


$750,000 Product Liability/Negligence

Settlement on behalf of a husband and wife who were injured when they lost control of their pickup truck/fifth wheel RV trailer rig on the way home from purchasing the fifth wheel.


$500,000 Medical Malpractice/Cosmetic Surgery

Confidential settlement with a physician whose negligence in performing certain medical procedures resulted in some disfigurement to the patient.


$480,000 Will Contest

Settlement on behalf of two plaintiffs who were excluded from their grandmother's will, allegedly because of undue influence and/or mental incapacity.


$350,000 Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

Verdict against a fast food restaurant for injuries sustained by a patron who slipped and fell on a recently mopped floor.


$240,000 Accounting/Financial Planning Negligence

Confidential settlement with financial advisers who provided erroneous tax and accounting advice to a small businessman.



*This list includes only cases in which Ken Hooks acted as lead counsel or co-lead counsel.


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"These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."

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