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Kansas City Serious Injury and Wrongful Death

Veteran Trial Attorneys Coupled with an Outstanding Medical Team

Founded in 1986, Dempsey and Kingsland has maintained a commitment to excellence in its representation of individuals and their families in serious injury and wrongful death cases. That commitment is reflected in the firm's results which include a $43,000,000 award. That commitment is also demonstrated in the firm's staffing and in its resources. Led by Leland Dempsey and Robert D. Kingsland, veteran, A-V rated trial attorneys and longstanding members of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the firm has a large, dedicated and experienced staff. Our resources include a highly credentialed physician who works as an integral part of our team on all major injury cases. Additionally, we employ an accomplished registered nurse who performs medical research as needed to assist us in our case preparation.

Jane O'Shaughnessy, MD and Cathy Brown, RN, who have worked for us for more than 10 years, provide us with a substantial advantage in helping us maximize the damages value of our cases. Dr. O'Shaughnessy and registered nurse Cathy Brown were instrumental in assisting Dempsey and Kingsland in most of the cases described below and many others. They participate in the preparation of all our major injury cases from beginning to end. Their expertise helps us fully comprehend the nature and extent of our clients' injuries. In many of the cases that we have litigated, the defendants' fault has been relatively clear. In this circumstance, the principal challenge has been accomplishing a damages recovery for our clients that fully compensated them for their past and future disability, suffering, medical expenses and past and future income losses.

Well Established Record of Success

Our results include:

Rodriguez v The Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Litigated in 2007, this case involved catastrophic injuries suffered by a child secondary to a vaccination. The $43,000,000 obtained by Dempsey and Kingsland is thought to be the largest vaccination injury award in U.S. history.

James v Brian Mannschreck. Litigated in 2006, this case involved a window washer who fell to his death as a result of defective scaffolding equipment. Dempsey and Kingsland obtained a judgment in the sum of $7,250,000.

Doe v CDI Trucking Company. This case involved a wrongful death arising out of an eighteen wheel truck - car collision. Dempsey and Kingsland settled the case for the trucking company's policy limits of $5,000,000. Missouri Lawyers Weekly cited this case as the 5th largest settlement for the 2007 calendar year.

Gillespie v Griffen Wheel Company, et al. Litigated in 2006, this case that arose out of serious injuries sustained by the plaintiff who was struck by a forklift. Dempsey and Kingsland achieved a $1,875,000 settlement.

Kingman v Dillard's Inc. Dempsey and Kingsland obtained a $1,187,000 judgment in this 2010 case which was filed in the wake of a clothing display falling and striking the plaintiff causing her to sustain a permanent shoulder injury. The award included $1,000,000 for her husband's lost services claim - one of the largest recorded lost services claims in U.S. history.

Free Consultation and No Fee Unless We Win.

If you or a family member has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, we invite you to call us at 816-421-6868 and schedule a free consultation. If you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency fee case. There are no up front charges for our work. We get paid at the end of the case when you get paid. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and work with you. We are confident that we can win your trust.

Meet Our Medical Professionals

Jane O'Shaughnessy, M.D. has been Dempsey & Kingsland's lead physician consultant since 1999.

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Cathy L. Brown, RN, BSN has performed medical research for Dempsey and Kingsland since 2003.

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The attorneys at Dempsey & Kingsland handle personal injury cases. If you have been seriously injured, contact a lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri at 816.421.6868 or visit http://www.dempseyandkingsland.com

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