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    Verdicts & Settlements for Our Clients

    The Law Office of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann has secured well over $100 million in settlements and verdicts in the last 40 years alone. Some example cases include:

    Personal Injury

    Settlement: $16.2 Million

    This is one of the most significant personal injury verdicts in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and perhaps the highest. It was rendered in federal court, Williamsport, PA, at $16.2 million.

    A local Walmart employee underwent surgery for lung cancer. During the procedure, the doctor nicked the patient’s diaphragm. Over the course of recovery, the hospital and doctors did not pick up on the fact that there were concerning signs and symptoms. As a result, part of our client’s gastrointestinal system herniated through her diaphragm, strangulated and was damaged. Not only did this result in major surgery, but left the patient with an open wound in her back.

    Medical Malpractice

    Settlement: $4.25 Million

    Failed pediatric intubation/resuscitation at ER resulting in death of a 2 year old.

    Settlement: Settlement:  7 figures (under seal)

    Prolonged cerebral hypoxemia and permanent brain injury as a result of sudden cardiac arrest following a two-part lumbar spine surgery. 

    Settlement: Settlement: 6 figures (under seal)

    Surgical injury and insult to patient’s brachial artery and brachial plexus during subpectoral biceps tenodesis procedure.  

    Settlement: Settlement: 6 figures (under seal)

    Surgical injury to a patient’s temporal lobe and cranial nerves during a sub-occipital craniotomy for microvascular decompression of the 5th cranial nerve.

    Settlement: Settlement: 6 figures (under seal)

    Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement: $470,000

    Catastrophic motorcycle accident resulting in amputation.

    Settlement: $375,000

    MVA: Tractor trailer truck crossed into the lane of travel of a motorcycle, resulting in collision.

    Settlement: $300,000

    MVA: Family injured when a negligent driver lost control of their vehicle crossing into their lane of travel, resulting in collision.

    Settlement: $120,000

    MVA:  Passenger injured when a negligent driver pulled out from intersection and struck vehicle.  

    Settlement: $100,000

    Pedestrian struck while crossing the roadway. 

    Settlement: $100,000

    Rear-end collision while slowing for a stopped vehicle.

    Product Liability

    Settlement: 8 figures (under seal)

    Suffered catastrophic injuries, including fulminant hepatitis, acute liver failure, and death as a result of use of a dietary supplement. 

    Settlement: $80,000

    Underwent total right hip replacement procedure.  Inspection of hip joint revealed large amount of hip erosion which resulted in adverse tissue reaction.  Required to undergo revision surgery to remove device.  

    Settlement: $40,000.00

    Diagnosis of NHL as a result of usage of Roundup. 

    Diagnosis

    Settlement: $100,000

    Diagnosis/death from NHL as a result of usage of Roundup. 

    Settlement: $60,000

    Diagnosis of NHL as a result of usage of Roundup.


    Contact us to get your legal questions answered. We can help if you or a loved one has been injured because of medical malpractice or in a car accident, truck accident or industrial accident.

    Attorney Cliff Rieders

    Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

    Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

    As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]

    Our Legal Team

    AttorneyClifford A. Rieders
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    Jeffrey C. Dohrmann
    AttorneyJeffrey C. Dohrmann
    Partner
    Corey J. Mowrey
    AttorneyCorey J. Mowrey
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    Attorney John Humphrey
    AttorneyJohn M. Humphrey
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    Attorney Walter
    AttorneyC. Scott Waters
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    Pamela L. Shipman
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