Examples of large money judgments, verdicts and settlements for SPK clients.
This list does not include many cases where the amount of recovery or settlement were kept confidential. This would include, for example, cases brought against the Catholic Diocese for child abuse by clergymen, and cases where client privacy has been protected.


Americans have always had the right to sue those who do injury to others. This right not only compensates victims for their losses, but also has a public benefit in correcting practices and behavior that are harmful to everyone. In this way, SPK’s clients’ legal victories benefit the public and make life safer for each and every one of us.

$14 million 
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Post birth severe injury to infant medical malpractice settlement
$2.9 million 
  • Gas Explosion – Wrongful Death
  • Settlement family of 64 year old man after a gas explosion in Plum Borough
$3 million 
  • Medical Malpractice – Alcoholism Misdiagnosis
  • Verdict versus doctor who misdiagnosed a 34 year old male with liver disease as an alcoholic
$3.2 million 
  • Medical Malpractice – Child Birth Procedures
  • Recovery for new born for loss of testicles caused by testicular torsion
$3.35 million  
  • Car Accident – Negligent Road Design – Department of Transportation
  • Verdict for brain injury 26 year old in car accident against PennDOT and Richland Township caused by dangerous road design.
$2.25 million 
  • Wrongful Death – Dram Shop Liability
  • Verdict against tavern owner for death of 22 year old man caused by intoxicated patron
$2.7 million 
  • Truck Accident – Wrongful Death
  • Verdict for family of accident victim who was an employee run over by a tractor trailer in a truck depot
$1 million 
  • Radiation Poisoning – Medical Malpractice
  • Verdict for angioplasty patient who suffered from improper radiation exposure
$1.7 million 
  • Defective Product – Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability recovery for family of a paper mill employee who was killed by defective paper mill machinery
  • Lasik Surgery – Damage to Eyesight
  • Verdict for Lasik surgery patient injured by improper procedures against opthalmologist endorsed by Tiger Woods
$95 million 
  • Whistleblower Case
  • Recovery against for-profit school for misuse of Federal funds
$6 million 
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful death settlement from utility co for worker struck by pole
$5 million 
  • Defective Product Liability
  • Wrongful death verdict for 10 year old girl killed by dragged fire hose
$5.3 million 
  • Wrongful Death
  • Recovery in part for victims trapped in Washington Blvd flood
$5.3 million 
  • Defective Product Liability
  • Verdict against skid-steer loader manufacturer for defective design
$4 million 
  • Truck Accident
  • Wrongful death verdict for victim killed in a tractor trailer crash on I-80
$5 million 
  • Medical Device Liability
  • Wrongful death verdict against maker of defective surgical staple
$4.7 million 
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death settlement for misdiagnosis of malignant melanoma
$5.1 million 
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Liability
  • Recovery for death from stroke caused by over-the-counter cold medication