Dan Hessel | Juan Reyes v. Cincinnati Incorporated | $15 million verdict


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This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Dan Hessel of Golkow Hessel (https://www.golkowhessel.com/)

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Philadelphia personal injury attorney Dan Hessel of Golkow Hessel discusses how he secured justice for Juan Reyes, a worker who lost a finger and suffered permanent nerve damage after his hand was crushed by a defective hydraulic shear designed by Cincinnati Incorporated. Juan's employer purchased a used Cincinnati hydraulic shear and registered it with the manufacturer in 2007. In 2009, a Cincinnati technician serviced the machine and failed to note the damaged foot pedal and lack of roll guards, which are designed to prevent hand injuries. Due to Cincinnati's negligence and failure to warn Juan's employer about the machine's defects and safety hazards, Juan was seriously injured when he accidentally stepped on the damaged foot pedal and had his dominant hand crushed by the hold-downs. Today, Juan suffers from uncontrollable tremors and cannot use his right hand, which makes day-to-day tasks difficult and prevents him from achieving his career goal of becoming a welder. In November 2016, a Philadelphia jury found Cincinnati Incorporated negligent and the company's hydraulic shear defective, awarding Juan $15,000,000 in damages.

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Guest Bio:

Dan Hessel

With more than twenty years of experience in the fields of personal injury and subrogation law, Dan handles catastrophic injury cases on behalf of accident victims. Dan has had 16 seven- or eight-figure verdicts or settlements as lead counsel. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” for seven consecutive years, and a "Rising Star" for three years before that. Recipients of these awards are nominated by their peers, and the honor is limited to 5% of practicing lawyers.

Dan is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization reserved for trial lawyers who have obtained seven-figure verdicts or settlements on behalf of their clients. He has had more than $40 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients in the past few years alone. Many of these cases have been featured in journals such as The Legal Intelligencer, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Yahoo! Biz, New Jersey Verdict Reporter, Pennsylvania Damages, North Carolina Verdict Reporter, Pennsylvania Verdict Reporter and the Florida Verdict Reporter. Dan has spoken on issues related to tort law on more than 30 occasions in venues across the country.

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