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Mr. Dunbar has tried, to verdict, multiple jury trials, including cases involving defective medical devices, legal malpractice, automobile accidents, dog bites, air crashes, assaults, and cases involving dangerous premises.

Many of the cases taken to trial were cases wherein no settlement offers were made. By having a reputation of being fully prepared to try all cases, and having adequate resources to fund those cases, significant results have been achieved. A sample of those cases are as follows:

  • Dalkon Shield Litigation
Achieved settlements on behalf of injured women that exceeded $20 Million as a result of their use of this defective intrauterine device. Injuries included infertility, unnecessary hysterectomies, pelvic infections and excessive menstrual bleeding.

  • Diet Drug Litigation
Represented individuals who ingested the diet drugs fenfluramine (Podimin) and/or dexfenfluramine (Redux), both of which were components of the diet drug combination known as "Fen-Phen". Achieved settlements that exceeded $8 Million outside of the National Class Action.

  • Breast Implant Litigation
Achieved settlements in excess of $12 Million, outside of the National Class Action on behalf of silicone breast implant recipients. Represented approximately 100 women in the Class Action Settlement - MDL-926.

  • Automobile vs. Trash Truck
Wrongful death claim brought by widow and adult children against trash truck company ($1,210,000.00 "net" jury verdict - 12/2005 LASC, Southeast District; $250,000.00 pre-trial offer).

  • Automobile vs. Pedestrian
Client suffered loss of leg when struck by automobile. Automobile driver plead no contest to specific intent crime. Insurance carrier initially denied coverage due to intentional act exclusion in policy. (Confidential seven figure settlement - 11/2008).

  • Product Liability
Client suffered serious injuries when his motor vehicle experienced an unexpected, increase in acceleration ($1.4 Million Settlement/$2.7 Verdict).

  • Product Liability
Client suffered chronic chemical bronchitis as a result of an acute exposure to Formaldehyde in an embalming fluid product ($495,000.00 jury verdict; no pre-verdict settlement offers; Crandall vs. Diamond C Products).

  • Automobile vs. Pedestrian
Wrongful death action arising when decedent was struck by an automobile while attempting to cross the street following the breakdown of her automobile ($960,000.00 jury verdict; no pre-verdict settlement offers; LASC, Southwest District).

  • Bus v. Pedestrian
Two clients suffered personal injuries following attempts to board a bus. Both incidents were denied by the bus operators and not reported. Achieved settlements of $400,000.00 and $350,000.00, respectively.

  • School Accident
Client suffered severe leg injury as a result of being struck by security cart at high school. $800,000.00 settlement.

  • Construction Accident
Client was injured when an outrigger of a boom truck gave way due to poor soil compaction. $400,000.00 settlement.

  • Stockbroker Malpractice
Client sustained losses in his account with major NYSE firm due to unsuitable investments, namely high risk technology securities ($321,000.00 verdict/award; no pre-arbitration settlement offers).

  • Legal Malpractice
Client's previous lawyer failed to attend a court hearing due to his belief the case had no value. Client's case was dismissed without her knowledge or consent ($350,000.00 settlement).

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Law Office of Daniel W. Dunbar
21515 Hawthorne Blvd.
Suite 1140
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310-910-9215
310-792-0668
Toll Free: 866-959-2183
Fax: 310-792-0658

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