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135 Years of Experience, Hundreds of Millions in Awards

Multiple cases of class action settlements for Hospital bill pay litigation against bill Review Company totaling $285 Million dollars.

$262 Million class judgment for medical providers

Our firm, as lead counsel, obtained a judgment of $262 million in favor of a class of Louisiana health care providers due to violation of the Louisiana PPO Act. This judgment was affirmed by the Intermediate Court of Appeal. The plaintiff class represented by our firm included over 2,000 Louisiana hospitals, physicians, chiropractors, therapists, and other health care professionals.

$23 Million toxic tort settlement

Our firm represented 57 workers exposed at the same dock facility during cleanup operations for a chemical spill. We recovered $23 million in total for our clients for injuries caused by exposure to the chemical agent.

$10.8 Million Dollar Jury verdict

Our firm was hired by a woman who was rear-ended by a delivery truck driver. Our client suffered spinal cord injury, paraplegia, and other catastrophic injuries because of the accident. We received a $10.8 million dollar jury verdict.

$7.9 Million jury verdict

Our firm’s Lake Charles personal injury attorney represented a man exposed to a chemical agent while working for a contractor providing construction services to a dock facility. Although handled initially as a workers’ compensation claim, an investigation revealed that the dock facility had failed to inform the man’s employer of a chemical spill that had recently been discovered in the area where our client and his crew were working.

The firm filed suit against the dock facility and a nearby chemical plant and recovered $1.8 million in settlement from the dock facility operator. In a trial against the chemical plant, our firm proved it released millions of pounds of the chemical agent that contaminated the dock facility, resulting in injuries. The jury awarded the man and his wife $980,000 in compensatory damages. The jury also awarded our client and a co-worker who was exposed on the same day $7 million in punitive damages.

$15.3 Million collected for a local Stevedore company under a racketeering lawsuit stemming from a 5.56 million dollar contractual dispute

$3.75 Million for On the job injury

Our firm recovered $3.475 million dollars on behalf of an oil field worker injured on the job. Our client sustained numerous broken bones after being crushed by a load weighing several thousand pounds, which fell from a forklift.

Over $260 Million collected to date in medical provider settlements

As lead counsel, our firm has to date recovered more than $260 million in class settlements for underpaid medical bills in violation of the Louisiana PPO statute. This litigation continues and additional judgments and settlements continue to be obtained.

$17.5 Million class settlement for underpaid cancer policyholders

Our firm served as class counsel for a nationwide class of cancer policyholders who had been underpaid due to the insurance companies’ improper interpretation of its own policies. The class was able to recover a significant portion of the alleged underpayments that had spanned over a decade. Additionally, the firm negotiated a premium freeze that benefited all cancer policyholders, including those who had never made a claim.

$7.6 Million jury verdict for wrongful death

For the daughter of an electrical transmission line worker who tragically sustained fatal injuries caused by the helicopter operator.

$6.5 Million recovered for victims of a Ponzi scheme

The Ponzi scheme ran through a financial institution. The Law Firm’s clients recovered 100% of the amounts they had invested in the fraudulent scheme, even after attorney’s fees and expenses were deducted, leaving the clients with no out of pocket losses.

$5 Million recovery for jointly representing a worker who was burned with hot liquid while working in a local refinery.

$3.4 Million for 18 wheeler accident

The firm’s Lake Charles 18-wheeler attorney represented a man who was seriously injured when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer rig.

$28 Million jury verdict

Our firm’s Lake Charles personal injury attorneys represented an eleven-year-old girl rendered quadriplegic when a train broadsided the van in which she was the passenger. The jury awarded her over $26 million. The Louisiana Supreme Court reduced the damages to $16,528,722.

Even after the reduction, this award is the highest personal injury award reported in Louisiana history. The firm proved that the railroad crossing was unreasonably dangerous because trees and bushes blocked the driver’s view on approach to the crossing and that the railroad should have cleared the obstructions and installed gates and flashing lights.

$8.5 Million settlement for toxic air release

The firm represented 350 families exposed to sulfur dioxide released from a nearby oil refinery. We advised our clients to opt-out of a class action filed against the refinery and filed individual lawsuits for each family. The firm obtained settlements for our clients for $8.5 million total, resulting in recoveries to our client of several times the amount recovered the class action plaintiffs who failed to opt-out of the class. Our clients received between $5,000 and $10,000 each, while most of the class-action plaintiffs received an average of $300.

$6.5 Million recovered for defrauded investors

The firm represented thirty investors who lost money on annuity contracts due to the misrepresentations of a stockbroker. The defendants paid over $6 million after the firm arbitrated three of the claims.

$5 Million auto defect settlement

Our firm’s Lake Charles auto accident attorney represented a 4-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury in a low-speed automobile collision. The boy’s family originally hired another lawyer who settled the case for $10,000, the limit of liability coverage for the other driver. The first lawyer advised the parents that no more money could be recovered. The family then hired The Cox Law Firm. The firm filed suit against the manufacturer of the automobile in which the young boy was a passenger. The firm proved that the automobile was not crashworthy and that the boy would not have been injured if the automobile had been properly designed and manufactured. The firm recovered $5 million for the family in a settlement with the manufacturer.


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