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  • Sexual Assault on Board a School Bus

    Our client was an elementary school student who was groomed and then sexually assaulted on board a school bus.  Our investigation -- aided by on board bus cameras -- revealed that the bus driver failed to recognize this abuse, and then failed to act appropriately. This case settled for a confide... Read On

  • Wrongful Death/Bike Crash: $5,200,000 settlement

    August 2017

    Our client was the widower of a 68 year old woman killed by an intoxicated driver.  She was on her bicycle, stopped in a bike lane when the driver, a construction worker on the job for Scott Roofing, crashed into her from behind.  Our investigation uncovered a culture of drug use and other bad ac... Read On

  • Motor Vehicle Collision: $575,000 settlement

    Our client was in a high speed car collision when the adverse driver blew a stop sign. She sufferred a hangmans fracture requiring surgery and a lengthy recovery. Though she was not wearing a seat belt at the time, this was a rare occassion where her injuries would have likely been worse had she... Read On

  • Motor Vehicle Collision: $1,350,000 settlement

    September 2017

    Daurnheim v. Little Our client was parked in her car, waiting to pull out of a parking lot, when she was T-boned by a driver who lost control of his vehicle at upwards of 50 miles an hour.  The driver claimed “sudden emergency” – that he lost control because of a surprise, unexpected medical eme... Read On

  • Wrongful Death: $800,000 settlement

    Doe v. Group Home Our client was the surviving mother of a seriously mentally ill woman who also struggled with drug addiction.  She lived in a group home.  On the day of her death, she told staff that she had taken some unknown quantity of an unknown drug.  She then slowly descended into letha... Read On

  • Negligence/Failure to Monitor: $500,000 settlement

    August 2017

    Minor Child v. Tucson Area School District Our client was a 6 year old boy on board a school bus.  The only other passenger was a 12 year old boy.  As the bus moved across Tucson, the older boy began the process of grooming and then sexually abusing our client.  The bus driver failed to stop the... Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Administering Medication Contrary to Package Insert

    March 2016

    Our clients were the family of a man that died following an adverse reaction to an intravenous iron medication.  The case centered on whether the medications black box warning was followed in providing the iron supplement to the patient.  The case resolved for a confidential amount.  Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

    July 2016

     Our clients were the family of a person that died from a pulmonary embolism.  In the two weeks prior to the patients death, he was repeatedly seen by his primary care doctor and a cardiologist for increasing shortness of breath.  The case centered on whether the primary care doctor and cardiolo... Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Beatty v. Oro Valley Hospital ($5 Million Judgment)

    Our client, a 45 year old former Marine and married father of two young boys, suffered paraplegia injuries after he fell approximately 20 feet from a bridge into a dark wash below. The fall occurred around 3:00am after Oro Valley Hospital medical staff administered morphine to the client in the E... Read On

  • Nursing Home Malpractice: Failure to Monitor Patient

    October 2016

    Our client was a nursing home patient whose blood sugar was allowed to get too low.  As a result, he stopped breathing and suffered severe brain damage.  The case centered on whether the nursing home failed recognize and act on the patients excessive sleepiness so to reverse his low blood sugar,... Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Delay in Diagnosis of Bowel Injury

    December 2016

    We represented a family of a patient who died after an abdominal surgery to remove scar tissue.  Likely as a result of the surgery, she suffered a perforation of her small intestine and ultimately passed away from an overwhelming infection of her blood stream.  The case centered on whether the su... Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Anesthesia Injury

    December 2016

    Our client suffered a severe injury during an intubation with a breathing tube.  The patient suffered massive blood loss as a result of the injury and nearly died.  She remained in a nursing home for five months, and needed a breathing tube for over a year.  The issues in the case where whether t... Read On

  • Dental Malpractice: Performance of a Root Canal

    February 2017

    Our client was a patient who developed a severe pain syndrome following a root canal. During the root canal, a solvent was allowed to migrate into the soft tissues above her tooth.   We were able to present strong expert testimony that it was malpractice to allow the solvent to migrate above the ... Read On

  • McCarthy v. USAA – $352,731 Arbitration Award.

    Motor Vehicle Crash, Facial Scarring Our client was a 16 year old girl belted in the back seat of her mom's minivan on the way to soccer practice when another driver ran a red light and struck their vehicle.  The force of the collision blew out the car door window, cutting her face.  She was lef... Read On

  • Dart v. City of Tucson (1.8$ Million Settlement)

    Mr. Dart was riding his bike when he was struck by a City of Tucson garbage truck that turned right, into his path. Read On

  • Dangerous Product: Bloom v. Brunswick Corporation ($9,000,000 Verdict)

    Billy Bloom was in his mid-20s when he and his friends were water skiing at Barlett Lake. Billy's jet ski hit the wake from another boat, he was ejected, and his unmanned boat circled back and amputated his right leg. A Maricopa County jury awarded Billy $3 million in compensatory damages and $6 ... Read On

  • Insurance Bad Faith: Sparks v. Republic National Life ($4.5 Million Verdict)

    At the time, this $4.5 million verdict was the largest in the State of Arizona. Ted Schmidt's clients were seriously injured in an airplane crash. The father suffered a severe brain injury and could not work. Consequently, the family fell behind in their health insurance premiums and the insuranc... Read On

  • Dangerous Product: Doty v. Bishara ($4,000,000 verdict)

    The Doty family was vacationing in Northern Arizona when both rear tires on their SUV catastrophically failed simultaneously, resulting in a rollover accident near Lee's Ferry. As a consequence of the rollover, the husband and father who was driving the vehicle was rendered significantly and perm... Read On

  • Medical Malpractice: Post v. University Physicians, Inc. ($4 Million Award--Nation's Largest Refractive Surgery Verdict)

    We obtained a $4,000,000 verdict in a LASIK eye surgery case where our client, a pilot, was improperly screened for the procedure. This amount stands as the nation's largest recovery for a refractive surgery case. Read On

  • Motor Vehicle Accident: Lunt v. Sears Roebuck and Co. ($3.5 Million Settlement)

    We represented Melissa Lunt, age 18, after a Sears delivery truck broadsided her vehicle at 45 miles per hour. The Sears driver was talking on his cell phone when he ran a red light. Melissa sustained brain injury that caused memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. Read On

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Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is one of the most experienced, successful personal injury law firms in the Tucson area. Established in 1995, our firm has a long history of success, as seen in our many victories.