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  • $1,800,000 - Wrongful Death of 85 year old woman

    November 2018

    A driver inadvertently ran a red light controlling a mid-town Tucson intersection, causing a fiery, multi-car collision. We represented the adult children of an 85 year old woman who was killed in the crash.  The case was settled prior to filing a lawsuit, but after detailed investigation and ext... Read On

  • $1,000,000 - Injury in Short Term Rental

    September 2018

    Our client checked into a short term rental in Scottsdale.  His travelling party was in town for the auto auctions and Phoenix Open, and they had rented a large house in Scottsdale.  As he opened the closed door to a bedroom and stepped inside, he fell down a hidden set of steps.  The bedroom doo... Read On

  • School Bus Runs Red Light

    October 2018

    We have resolved a wrongful death case against Tucson Unified School District for a confidential amount.   Our client was walking through a marked crosswalk on a green "WALK" signal when a school bus driver ran the red light.  She was struck and killed.   You can learn more about the case here. Read On

  • Twin Girls Sexually Assaulted on Board a School Bus

    We recently resolved claims of sexual assault on board a public school bus.  Our clients were elementary school students enrolled in a Southern Arizona school.  A few weeks after the school year ended, they shared with their family the story of on-board sexual molestation.  The parents immediatel... Read On

  • 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

  • Bike/City Bus Collision

    December 2017

    A city bus struck our client, a college student, as he rode his bike home from class. He suffered serious orthopedic injuries, as well as injuries to his abdomen and pelvis.  Injuries to his urethra left him with erectile dysfunction.  This case settled for $17,000,000.   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: $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

  • 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

  • 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

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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.

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