Dean's client was a paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident that had occurred several years before.
The settlement required Dean set up a Structured Settlement for his client.
After becoming a paraplegic, the client had leased an alternating pressure mattress from a pharmacy company. But after a few years, that mattress started to leak. The client called the company and asked them to fix it.
The young man was without an alternating pressure mattress for about a month – before the pharmacy company finally returned it to him. The company did not provide a loaner mattress in the interim. By that time, the young man was already in the hospital – because 3 weeks into this ordeal, he discovered a bed sore that had become infected. He ended up needing multiple surgeries and is going to have a lifetime problem with infections as a result of the fact that the pharmacy company did not provide a loaner mattress.
Dean filed a lawsuit and after several years of litigating, he was able to get his client a $1.9 Million Settlement.
The next step was for Dean to secure that money by using a structured settlement so that his client could keep his Social Security Disability, money that Social Security was paying his mother to care for him, his Medicare, and Medi-Cal that paid for his medical bills going forward. This is where the company that set up this structured settlement stepped in and were able to help Dean secure the future needs of his client. Dean also used the services of The Valdez Team to structure his attorney fees on this case, using an Attorney Fee Structure Deferral.