Case Results

During the past 14 years, Scott Shachtman has achieved excellent results for his clients.  Shachtman is a very hard-working, aggressive advocate who will fight for your rights.  We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients.

  • Carlos Garcia v. The City of Kansas City, Missouri - Type of Action: Personal Injury – Broken Water Meter Cover Name of Case: Carlos Garcia v. The City of Kansas City, Missouri Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: 0816-CV09388 Name of Judge: The Honorable Judge Ann Mesle Special Damages: $45,692.30 Settlement Amount: $160,000.00 Date of Settlement September 2008 Plaintiffs’ Experts: None Defendant’s Experts: None Attorneys […]
  • Steven Fusco v. Den-Tex Corporation d/b/a Denny’s Restaurant, et al. - Type of Action: Negligent Security – Third-Party Criminal Act Injuries Alleged: Traumatic Brain Injury Name of Case: Steven Fusco v. Den-Tex Corporation d/b/a Denny’s Restaurant, et al. Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: 0816-CV29288 Name of Judge: The Honorable Sandra Midkiff Special Damages: $91,127.17 Settlement Amount: Confidential Date of Settlement October 2009 Plaintiffs’ Experts: Hugh […]
  • Gary Barnes v. Kansas City Power & Light, et al. - Type of Action: Product Liability / Personal Injury Injuries Alleged: Spinal cord burst fracture and compression injury Name of Case: Gary Barnes v. Kansas City Power & Light, et al. Court/Case #: Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri at Independence, Case No. 02CV234568 Name of Judge: Judge Kramer Special Damages: $3 million Verdict/Settlement: Settlement through […]
  • Undisclosed Plaintiffs v. Undisclosed defendants – Rape - Type of Action: Negligent Security Case Injuries Alleged: Rape Name of Case: Undisclosed Plaintiffs v. Undisclosed defendants Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: Undisclosed Name of Judge: John O’Malley Special Damages: $1,428.75 Settlement Amount: $625,000.00 Date of Settlement: February 14, 2008 Plaintiffs’ Experts: J.R. Roberts; Security Expert; Savannah, Georgia and John Pro, M.D.; Psychiatrist; Lee’s […]
  • Undisclosed Plaintiffs v. Undisclosed Defendants – Assault - Type of Action: Negligent Security Case Injuries Alleged: Assault Name of Case: Undisclosed Plaintiffs v. Undisclosed Defendants Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: 0716-CV04179 Name of Judge: Thomas Clark Special Damages: $4,131.19 Settlement Amount: $125,000.00 Date of Settlement: February 15, 2008 Plaintiffs’ Experts: J.R. Roberts; Security Expert; Savannah, Georgia Defendant’s Experts: Not disclosed Attorneys for […]
  • Ahmed Abdush-Shakir v. The Kansas City Storm, Coach Leonard Horne and Aaron Randle - Type of Action: Personal Injury – Negligent Supervision Injuries Alleged: Broken Leg Name of Case: Ahmed Abdush-Shakir v. The Kansas City Storm, Coach Leonard Horne and Aaron Randle (teammate) Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: 0816-CV05613 Name of Judge: The Honorable Judge Jay Daugherty Special Damages: $165,000 Settlement Amount: $421,000 (Note that the City of […]
  • Fred Mitchell v. Marriott International Inc. and KC Downtown Hotel Group - Type of Action: Personal Injury – Trip Hazard Injuries Alleged: Stubbed toe resulting in complex regional pain syndrome Name of Case: Fred Mitchell v. Marriott International Inc. and KC Downtown Hotel Group, d/b/a Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel Court: Jackson County, Missouri Case No.: 0716-CV18932 Name of Judge: The Honorable Judge John Torrence Special Damages: […]
  • Class Action - Scott Shachtman and his former partner, Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. worked together on the Steering Committee in the Courtney Class Action suit. Mr. Shachtman and Mr. James assisted this team of lawyers in obtaining settlements in excess of $100 million from Mr. Courtney and his insurance company. This money was distributed to thousands of Courtney […]
  • Medical Malpractice – Ear Infection Death Case - Our firm represented a 12-year old girl in a wrongful death/survival action involving medical malpractice. Our client’s father suffered an ear infection while he was incarcerated. The weekend before our client’s father died, he called his mother and told her that he was going to die from the horrible pain that he was experiencing in […]
  • Medical Malpractice – Improperly Installed Hardware - On Christmas Eve, our client fell and broke both of her legs trying to dodge a grandchild who was on her kitchen floor. She was immediately taken to the hospital where an orthopedic surgeon installed internal fixation devices in both fractured legs. During the procedure the orthopedic surgeon negligently failed to lock the rod placed […]
  • Premises Liability – Handicapped Facilities - On August 17, 1999, M.F., a former paralympic silver medallist, stayed at a local motel. He requested a handicap accessible room, but found that its roll-in shower did not have a built-in bench as required by the American’s with Disabilities Act. In response to M.F.’s request for a shower bench or chair, he was provided […]
  • Drunk Driving - On December 18, 2003, A.H. was driving home from his job at a local hotel. As he approached a flashing yellow light at the intersection of Ward Parkway and Baltimore, the defendant ran a red light and crashed into the side of A.H.’s van. A.H. was badly injured in the accident. When the police arrived […]
  • Motorcycle Crash - On September 14, 2003, S.H. was driving home on his motorcycle. While traveling northbound on K7, the defendant pulled out in front of S.H.’s motorcycle causing a deadly wreck. S.H. was immediately life-flighted to the University of Kansas Hospital and was pronounced dead approximately 24-hours later on the next day. This case settled before suit […]
  • Negligent Security – Assault in Parking Lot - On May 4, 2007, at approximately 1:30 a.m., our client was assaulted and very badly beaten up by a group of at last eight patrons of a bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in its parking lot. Although the bar had at least two bouncers working at this time, it did absolutely nothing to protect our […]
  • Negligent Security – Assault in Parking Garage - On December 22, 2005, our client, a 53 year old female drove into a parking garage at an outdoor shopping mall in the greater Kansas City area to meet her friend for an early Christmas lunch. At the entrance to the garage, there was a sign representing to all customers that the garage was under […]
  • Negligent Security – Rape in Parking Garage - On May 25, 2006, our client, a 70-year old woman, was raped in the parking garage stairwell of an outdoor shopping mall in the greater Kansas City area at noon. Although this shopping district had security patrol, there was no security present within the subject garage at and around the time of the rape. In […]
  • Tractor-Trailer Truck Wreck - We represented the four adult sisters of a gentleman who died as a result of a truck wreck. At the time of his death, he was traveling south on Highway 65 in Marshall, Missouri approaching the I-70 entrance ramp. As he approached the intersection, a southbound truck, hauling a 77-foot concrete bridge beam, attempted to […]
  • Electrical Shock – Improperly Installed Equipment - 1. We represented a Gladstone Public Safety dispatcher who was electrically shocked while using a headset that was hooked up to a radio system that was not properly grounded and/or protected against surges. At approximately 2:30 a.m. a surge arrestor at the local power company substation blew up. At about the same time, our client […]
  • Premises Liability – Trip Hazard - On October 2, 2006, our client arrived in Kansas City for a religious conference planning meeting at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott Hotel. As our client prepared for bed, he stubbed his big toe on a floor-mounted door stop in front of the sliding glass closet doors. Our client was diagnosed with complex regional pain […]
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