VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

Serving New Hampshire & Vermont including Concord, Manchester & Nashua

With over 50 years combined legal experience we have earned a reputation among our peers and in the community as no-nonsense, aggressive attorneys dedicated to serving their clients. People throughout the New Hampshire, New England, New York and Vermont region seek representation at Van Dorn and Curtiss because of their impeccable reputation.

Below are settlements and verdicts pursued and won by Van Dorn & Curtiss.

Disclaimer: No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal performed by other lawyers. The testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Any result that the endorsed lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Past success cannot be an assurance of future success because each case must be decided on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

  • $43 Million

    Product Liability

    PRODUCT LIABILITY

    Awarded:$43 Million

    Car Seat Collapse Renders 51 year-old Dzemila Heco quadriplegic. Rob Curtiss represented the Heco family for six years leading up to the trial and we are all thrilled with the result. Over the years Rob developed a close and sustaining relationship with the clients and when the day of reckoning came against a large corporation that refused to take responsibility for its defective product it was extremely rewarding. We also give accolades to our co-counsel, Jim Gilbert and Bob Langdon, two fine attorneys who also put their hearts and souls into the case.

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  • $5 Million

    Personal Injury

    SEXUAL ABUSE

    Awarded: $5 Million

    On April 10, 2013, Van Dorn & Curtiss obtained a five million dollar verdict for a student who was sexually abused while attending an outdoor school. The school did nothing to protect its students from sexual abuse. The verdict is believed to be one of the highest ever awarded by a New England jury in this type of case. Van Dorn & Curtiss applauds its heroic client for having the courage to come forward and see this case through. It also recognizes its trial team, Robin Curtiss and Cristina Rousseau, for its effort and determination in litigating this important case.

    Our firm is committed to increasing public awareness of the problem of child abuse. It is our belief that such awareness is instrumental in combating this heinous crime.

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  • $2.1 Million

    Dog Bite

    PIT BULL ATTACK LEAVES WOMAN, 40, "WAITING TO DIE"

    Awarded: $2,100,000

    Our client was visiting a neighbor when a dog turned on her and attacked her for 15 minutes leaving multiple wounds on her lower legs.

    Click Here to See the District Court Order Certifying the Verdict

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  • $1.6 Million

    CONRAIL EMPLOYEE BRINGS A CIVIL RIGHTS CASE AGAINST HIS EMPLOYER

    Awarded: $1,600,000

    Megacorporation discriminates against our client and caused him to lose his job because of the color of his skin. But, in a courtroom each side gets one lawyer working for them. It's the only place where a regular person can be equal to a big corporation. Ed Van Dorn was victorious and secured a huge verdict against the corporation.

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  • $1.4 Million

    Workers Compensation

    MAN CRUSHED BY AN INDUSTRIAL CRANE RECEIVES JUSTICE

    Awarded: $1,400,000

    Our client was the victim of industrial accident while working on a hydraulic crane. The company altered the controls and put our client in jeopardy.

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  • $1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    VA HOSPITAL FAILS IN ITS DUTY TO OUR CLIENT

    Awarded: $1,000,000

    Our client Bill N. a disabled veteran suffered from a chronic debilitating skin disease known as hydradenitis suppurativa. He was treated at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in White River Junction Vermont. Despite the inability of the doctor’s at the hospital to treat the condition they did not refer him to a specialist. Instead he languished in the hospital and then a nursing home. His local attorney contacted Van Dorn & Curtiss for help and our research showed that had he been referred to a specialist he could probably have been treated successfully and gone home to lead a relatively normal life. We also learned from experts we consulted that under the circumstances when treating physicians do not have the expertise to competently treat a condition they have a duty to refer the case to a specialist. This the VA Hospital failed to do. We brought suit on Bill N.’s behalf. The Vermont US Attorney’s Office defended the VA and adamantly denied any wrongdoing. After years of litigation and before the case went to trial the VA paid a one million dollar settlement.

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  • $900,000

    Workers Compensation

    MAN TAKES A BIG BLOW AT HIS JOB - ATTORNEY CURTISS RESTORES HIS HOPE

    Awarded: $900,000

    Several weeks ago, Robin Curtiss obtained a $900,000.00 settlement on behalf of an injured working man. Attorney Curtiss obtained an additional $500,000.00 of value for his client by convincing the workers compensation insurance company which had paid the client's medical bills to forgive its claim for reimbursement. Van Dorn & Curtiss looks forward to helping other working people who are seriously injured through the negligence of another.

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  • $875,000

    Auto Accident

    AUTOMOBILE/BICYCLE COLLISION RESULTS ARE IN.

    Awarded: $875,000

    Man sustains brain injury in an automobile bicycle accident. Van Dorn and Curtiss secure large settlement for their client.

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  • $750,000

    Auto Accident

    REAR-END AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTS IN BACK SURGERY AND LOSS OF QUALITY OF LIFE.

    Awarded: $750,000
    Client permanently disabled as a result of the Defendants' negligence.
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  • $650,000

    Personal Injury

    ROBIN CURTISS SETTLES LEAD POISONED CHILD’S CASE

    Awarded: $650,000

    Recently, Robin C. Curtiss, Esq. obtained a $650,000.00 settlement on behalf of a lead poisoned child. The child experienced various learning disabilities as a result of the lead exposure. Van Dorn & Curtiss is proud of the result they achieved for this injured child and look forward to representing other victims of lead exposure.

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  • $600,000

    Workers Compensation

    LOCAL MAN INJURED IN LOGGING ACCIDENT

    Awarded: $600,000

    An tragic story with serious injuries. We helped our client pick up the pieces.

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  • $240,000

    Dog Bite

    DOG BITE CASE GOES TO TRIAL IN NEW YORK

    Awarded: $240,000

    The insurance company thought they could do better in front of jury than settling in mediation. They were wrong.

    Click Here to See the Jury Verdict Form

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  • $175,000

    Dog Bite

    DOG BITE CASE GOES TO TRIAL

    Awarded: $175,000
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