The following are results that we have achieved for actual clients.  The facts of individual cases vary and these are not necessarily indicative of the value of another case.  These results can be helpful to illustrate the experience of the team of lawyers at The Yost Legal Group.

  • $7,000,000 Defective Pharmaceutical Settlement

    Middle-aged woman injured as a result of taking defective pharmaceutical, suffered complete disability, shortened life and terminal illness.  Confidentiality agreement as to parties’ identities.

  • Wrongful Death Against Stat Of Maryland Awarded Cap – $400,000 Verdict

     A Maryland State employee failed to see a stopped vehicle with its hazard lights activated on the highway and swerved into the shoulder, striking and killing a man who had pulled onto the shoulder to retrieve a washing machine that fell out of the back of his pickup truck onto the roadway. The Yost Legal Group represented the family of the man who was struck and killed for the emotional harm suffered by the loss of their loved one. The State argued that the man was contributorily negligent and responsible for his own death in failing to properly strap-down the washing machine to his vehicle. The Yost Legal Group successfully argued that the deceased man’s negligence, if any, was not the proximate cause of the collision, and the judge agreed, awarding $400,000 to the family, the most money that can be awarded against the State of Maryland under Maryland law. 
  • Police Officer Makes Left Turn Into Path Of Driver – $325,000 Verdict

     Man suffered permanent shoulder injury and traumatic brain injury when a Baltimore City Police Officer made a left-hand turn in front of his vehicle. The City argued that the man was contributorily negligent in causing the collision due to the fact that he was travelling in a lane where parking was permitted. The Yost Legal Group successfully eliminated the City’s liability argument, and a jury awarded the man $325,000 solely for his non-economic damages. The maximum recoverable amount the man could have received under Maryland law was $400,000. 
  • Dog Bite Results In $290,000 Settlement

    While walking her dog, a woman suffered significant injury when another dog ran off the front porch of its owner’s home and instigated a fight with the woman’s dog. The woman tried to break up the fight between the dogs and was bitten on her hand, and ultimately, the bite became infected, and she suffered significant nerve damage causing numbness and weakness in her hand. The Yost Legal Group obtained a settlement of $290,000.
  • Lawyer Runs Red Light And Hits Veteran – $200,000 Settlement

    Army veteran suffered permanent lower back injury and mild traumatic brain injury when a man blew through a red-light at an intersection and struck the veteran in the intersection. The insurance companies claimed that the man’s injuries and deficits were the result of pre-existing conditions. The Yost Legal Group obtained a settlement of $200,000 out of $250,000 of available insurance coverage. 
  • Vehicle Rollover Causing Catastrophic Injuries

    A family of five severely injured when their vehicle rolled over due to the tire falling off the axle. One was ejected from the vehicle. Several received traumatic brain injuries. The family had recently had their car serviced by a national car repair/servicing chain. When the lawyers at the Yost Legal Group were hired, the car was no longer available. It had been declared a total loss and sold for salvage. The lawyers were able to reconstruct what caused the tire to fall off through expert forensic engineers. After three days of trial the family settled their case for a significant confidential amount. 
  • $475,000 Premises Liability Settlement

    A retired schoolteacher was shopping for a home office chair at a used furniture store. She sat down on a swivel chair that was on the showroom floor. Unfortunately, the chair was defective and flipped backwards, throwing the woman onto the cement floor, which resulted in a severe concussion and debilitating, permanent nerve damage to her head.  The attorneys at The Yost Legal Group were successful in obtaining a substantial settlement for the client just two and a half months before trial was set to begin.
  • $4,300,000 Sex Abuse Settlement

    A case involving clergy sex abuse.

  • $4,250,000 Medical Malpractice – Paraplegia/Surgical Error Settlement

    Doctor’s error caused child to be paralyzed.  One sedated child was dropped off operating table.  The parties’ names are confidential.

  • $3,500,000 Defective Pharmaceutical Settlement

    Woman suffered death as a result of defective pharmaceutical after prolonged period of disability.  Confidentiality agreement as to parties’ identities.

  • $3,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury/School Bus Accident Settlement

    Two brothers were struck by their school bus driver after being dropped off by the bus. The one brother sustained minor injuries and the other brother sustained a traumatic brain injury. The case settled on the scheduled trial date.

  • $2,500,000 Defective Pharmaceutical Settlement

    Middle-aged man requires heart surgery after taking defective pharmaceutical.

  • $2,500,000 Defective Drug Settlement

    A newborn baby suffered death after being given a defective drug.

  • $2,374,874 Lead Paint Poisoning Verdict

    Plaintiff was lead-poisoned while living in an old and poorly maintained home from the time of his birth in 1993 through 1995.  During that time, the plaintiff was exposed to defective and dangerous flaking, chipping and peeling lead-based paint. As a result of that exposure, the plaintiff suffered from severe intellectual, behavioral and cognitive disabilities.  The jury awarded $2,374,874 to the plaintiff to cover all of his harms and losses.
  • $220,000 Auto Accident Verdict

    Our client severely injured his knee in an auto accident. The injury required surgery to repair the damage, resulting in permanent physical impairment to the knee.  The permanent pain and discomfort in his knee negatively impacted his quality of life, in particular his love of playing competitive basketball.  He could no longer play the game at the level he had prior to the injury, which caused the plaintiff to become less social and more withdrawn. Basketball had been an integral part of his social life.  The driver that hit our client only had $100,000.00 in insurance coverage and the carrier would only offer a small portion of that to settle the case. At a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County (jury trials were suspended at that time due to the pandemic), the lawyers at The Yost Legal Group were able to obtain a verdict of $220,000.00 for our client, which exceeded the insurance limits of the defendant.  The Yost Legal Group then pursued a “bad faith” claim against the insurance company and ultimately collected every single penny of that verdict for our client.
  • $2,000,000 Product Liability Settlement

    Product liability case – Confidential product details.

  • $1,900,000 Lead Paint Poisoning Settlement

    Twin girls were exposed to toxic lead paint in a Baltimore rental property between 1996 and 1998. Testing revealed that both girls were found to have lead levels more than 400% higher than the current action level for pediatricians set by the CDC. In 1998 one of the girls was diagnosed with a speech disorder, and at age 19 her reading ability was at the level of a 4th grader. The other twin had behavior problems starting around age 3, which continued into her adult life. The mother and daughters settled their case against the Landlord before trial for $1,900,000.
  • $1,725,936 Lead Paint Poisoning Verdict

    The plaintiff who was lead-poisoned as a child while living in a home that the landlord knew to contain lead-based paint throughout the property.  But the landlord neglected to make repairs to stop the chipping and peeling lead-based paint. The plaintiff struggled academically and his cognitive difficulties prevented him from reaching his full potential.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $1,725,936 to compensate him for the economic impact his lead exposure caused.
  • $1,500,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

    Malpractice over a medication that caused death.

  • $1,500,000 Auto Accident Settlement

    Settlement reached regarding death of mother in auto accident.