Every one of our clients’ cases is significant, because each case profoundly affects our clients’ lives—whether or not the case makes the headlines, which sometimes they do. Raynes McCarty has been called upon to represent clients in some of the highest profile cases: Nancy Schultz whose husband was murdered by John du Pont; Anchorwoman Jessica Savitch who drowned in the New Hope canal; families of those killed in Senator Heinz’s helicopter crash; and children injured by thalidomide. Here we provide a few public examples of results we have achieved for clients:

“Extraordinary” settlement for Sandusky victim

Raynes McCarty had the privilege and responsibility of representing the most severely injured of the children abused by Jerry Sandusky. The child had been introduced to Sandusky at the Second Mile summer camp years after Penn State University had been alerted to Sandusky’s pattern of abusing young boys. When Penn State was unwilling to provide […]

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Seven Figure Recovery Above UIM Policy Limits Because of Carrier’s Bad Faith

Emily’s car was smashed from behind by a drunk driver who was speeding and didn’t even try to brake before impact. Emily suffered permanent brain damage, including short term memory loss. The striking driver had only $250,000 in coverage, but fortunately Emily had one million dollars in UIM coverage. Demonstrating profound bad faith, the UIM […]

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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Tenant Injured When Tree Fell

As Mike was getting out of his car in the driveway of the home that he and his family were renting, a strong gust of wind blew over a tree. The tree plummeted towards the car, striking Mike in the back and rendering him a paraplegic. Mike was eventually able to return to his work, […]

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Confidential U.S. Settlement for Paris Air Terminal Collapse

A talented young doctor flying home to New York after her wedding was killed in the collapse of Terminal 2E of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. Her widower, living in New York, believed he should not have to cross the Atlantic to vindicate his wife’s memory, and sought relief in American Courts. […]

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Tens of Millions of Dollars in Potential Insurance Coverage Restored

When Sunbeam Corporation was confronted with the cost of environmental remediation on the land of companies it had acquired, it turned to its insurance carriers to help pay. The carriers turned Sunbeam down, relying on an exclusion that they had added to their policies during the early 1970s. Having lost in the trial court and […]

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$15,000,000 Verdict for Car Passenger

In an older section of Philadelphia, a set of decades old trolley tracks ran down the center of the street in a right-of-way reserved for public transit. Because the various governmental units involved could not agree who had the legal responsibility for maintaining the tracks, the condition of the tracks and the surrounding road severely […]

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Confidential Recovery for Families of 46 Workers Killed in Chinook Helicopter Crash off the Coast of Scotland

When a Chinook helicopter went down off the coast of Scotland, all 46 oil riggers on board perished. Because of severely low limits for wrongful death damages under Scottish law, the families retained Raynes McCarty to investigate their potential claims under U.S. law. Detailed investigation of the crash revealed a defect in the helicopter, which […]

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Confidential arbitration award for team member assaulted by coach

In sports, the coach holds tremendous power and control over the members of his team. The influence can yield athletic achievements and success. And, unfortunately, the influence can be abused by the coach engaging in sexual relations with the team member. A Raynes McCarty lawyer was asked to represent a teenage girl whose high school […]

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Largest Wrongful Death Recovery Ever From a Private Person

Nancy Schultz turned to her family lawyer for guidance after her husband, Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, was murdered by John du Pont. Her personal attorney knew that she needed strong representation in her claims against the resources of this wealthy man, and chose to team together the law firms of Raynes McCarty and Litvin Blumberg. […]

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$23 Million Verdict for Delayed Diagnosis of Encephalitis

A 36-year-old successful business woman was found by her mother to be confused and lethargic. As her mother drove her to the nearest emergency room, she developed a droop on one side of her face, strongly suggesting a potential disease process in the brain. Tragically, the emergency room staff delayed the proper treatment until after […]

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$10,250,000 Verdict in Swimming Pool Accident

Richard dove from a wooden deck into a backyard, aboveground swimming pool, not understanding its shallow depth. He struck his head on the bottom and was paralyzed. Raynes McCarty sued the manufacturer of the pool liner on Richard’s behalf, because the liner had neither adequate depth markers nor warnings against diving. At trial, Roy DeCaro […]

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Confidential Settlement Involving National Drug Store Chain

A senior citizen had her prescription filled incorrectly by a national brand chain pharmacy, leading to avascular necrosis of her hips, serious complications and hospitalization. Martina McLaughlin used the defendant’s own procedure manuals to prepare requests for admissions documenting that the pharmacy’s violation of its own policy led to the error. Settlement promptly followed.

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$35 Million in Lifetime Benefits in Stove Tipover Accident

An apartment stove tipped over when a five-year-old boy stood on its open door while trying to reach a pot. The pot of scalding water toppled off the stove, spilled onto the boy, and severely burned his groin and upper thighs. The landlord had ignored Philadelphia’s building code, which requires every apartment stove to be […]

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Sixteen Confidential Settlements for Sikorsky S-92 Crash off the Coast of Newfoundland

On March 12, 2009, sixteen workers were being flown on a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to oil platforms stationed off the coast of Newfoundland. A titanium bolt cracked, releasing all of the oil in the gear box, causing the transmission to seize, and the helicopter to plummet into the frigid north Atlantic. Fifteen of the passengers […]

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