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Record Settlement for a type of
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Attorney credits settlement video
produced by Doug vanderHoof

Plaintiff was an off-the-charts brilliant, high-achieving professional who got a bump on the head in a low-speed MVA. Pf showed almost no signs of injury externally or on MRI's, but became so cognitively challenged, she had to quit her private practice, her place on many supervisory professional boards, and her extremely active social llife.

Pf firm asked $400,000, practically ignored by the defense, who thought plaintiff would have no chance at trial. Since the plaintiff was still attractive and seemed functional, plaintiff's counsel needed a way to bring home her loss.

Doug vanderHoof produced a settlement video consisting entirely of interviews with friends, all very credible, including the Chief Justice of a state supreme court, and with treaters, including neuro-psychologists, a psychiatrist, physiatrist, oral surgeon, speech pathologis, and rehab specialists.

Pf counsel were so encouraged by this new video formulation of the evidence that they sent it to the defense with a demand raised to $1.2million. The defense settled in a few days for over $1million.

Plaintiff's counsel, Michael D. Nelson and Frederick Langer, of Seattle-based firm Nelson Langer Engle, PLLC, give great weight to the effect of the video on the outcome. "I'm a believer," said Nelson.

 

 

Doug vanderHoof's media take center stage in
class action over toxic air in airliner cabins

Pf's include American Association of Flight Attendents, AFL-CIO and Teamsters Union

Doug vanderHoof helped make the case in an airline safety class action.

Interviews, including heart-wrenching stories of former athletes permanently disabled by toxic chemicals in cabin air, coupled with animations that simplified a mass of arcane detail, made a powerful case against the airlines and manufacturers.

The presentations were shown to US Congressional committees, on the CBS Evening News and were used to explain the suit to class members among pilots and flight attendents.

Congressional action was prompted in part by the attention gained from Doug vanderHoof's productions.

Select Client List

Law Firms

Kirkland and Elllis, Chicago
Nelson Boyd, Seattle
Sussman, Selig, and Ross, Chicago

Institutions and Companies

• Aetna, Hartford, CT
American Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C. 
American Civil Liberties Union
• Boeing Commercial Airplane Co, Chicago
• Chrysler
• Teamsters Union
• University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
• Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Risk Management
Video Instanter, Chicago

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