Burglass Tankersley Has A Record of Success

Explore some of the results we obtained for clients over the years below.

Defense Verdict in Diagnostic Laparoscopic Surgery Case:

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict in a medical malpractice suit filed by a Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO) patient. The plaintiff alleged that the surgeons deviated from the standard of care during a diagnostic laparoscopic surgery performed at MCLNO in 2007.>

Defense Verdict in Civil Rights Action Against State Police:

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict on behalf of four Louisiana State Police Troopers in a federal civil rights action. The plaintiff filed suit in federal court in New Orleans alleging that he was falsely stopped, handcuffed, subjected to excessive force, and arrested in the French Quarter in October 2015 in violation of his Fourth Amendment constitutional rights. State Troopers arrested the plaintiff after he kicked an officer twice.

Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit:

Our attorneys secured a defense verdict in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed against the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (our client) and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, alleging that probation officers violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to provide certified sign language interpreters for probation meetings. The jury determined that the plaintiff did in fact understand the conditions of probation, that plaintiff's probation violation was not inadvertent, and that the probation officers had worked diligently to assist plaintiff in understanding and complying with the terms of his probation.

Defense Verdict in Three-Vehicle Trucking Accident Case:

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict in a lawsuit filed against a Gulf Coast trucking company in federal court. Plaintiff demanded a $1 million settlement for alleged injuries stemming from a three-vehicle trucking accident in which a co-defendant truck collided with our insured's truck before colliding with plaintiff.

Defense Verdict in Gallbladder Surgery Case:

Our attorneys obtained defense jury verdict in medical malpractice litigation filed against LSU Health Sciences Center in Orleans Parish. The claim involved an elderly woman treated by LSU staff physicians at University Hospital. During the course of a gallbladder surgery, the common bile duct was nicked, resulting in a slow but steady leak of bile into the patient's peritoneum that went undetected during surgery. Prior to trial, a medical review panel concluded that the injury sustained was a known risk of the surgery of which the patient had been informed prior to consenting to the surgery and that the operating physicians had not committed malpractice during the performance of the surgery.

Defense Verdict in French Quarter Trip and Fall Action (2017):

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict in a case filed against Pat O'Brien's Bar in Orleans Parish. The case involved a plaintiff who mis-stepped while exiting one of the bars in the carriageway of the historic building and stumbled and struck a brick wall across the carriageway sustaining injuries.

Defense Verdict in Auto-Accident Personal Injury Litigation:

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict in a personal injury case filed in Rapides Parish. Plaintiff claimed shoulder, neck, and back injuries following an automobile accident with our client. The jury found that the accident did not cause plaintiff's alleged injuries.

Dismissal in Wrongful Death Case:

Our attorneys obtained a summary judgment dismissal for a client in a wrongful death action. The court found that there was no question of fact that plaintiff would not be able to prove at trial that the insured's tires were on the deceased's vehicle at the time of the fatal accident.

Defense verdict in Nephrology Case:

Our attorneys obtained a defense verdict after a bench trial in medical malpractice litigation. The case involving complex issues of nephrology, and the judge ultimately agreed that the decedent's death was not caused by the defendant doctor's medical treatment.

Defense Verdict in Nephrology Case:

Our attorneys obtained a defense jury verdict in medical malpractice litigation filed in Jefferson Parish. A chronically ill patient developed problems during dialysis, was transferred to the emergency room, and died during treatment.

Summary Judgment Dismissal in Discrimination Litigation:

Our attorneys obtained summary judgment dismissal for the State of Louisiana, the Department of Health and Hospitals in a lawsuit by 50 Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Providers alleging discrimination as well as equal protection and due process violations. Plaintiffs claimed that they were paid less than Non-Emergency Ambulance Providers even though, according to the plaintiffs, both providers performed identical services. The court disagreed, finding that Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Providers do not provide medical services during transport, while Non-Emergency Ambulance Providers do.

Pretrial Dismissals and Defense Verdict in Hurricane Katrina Class Actions:

Our attorneys successfully represented Jefferson Parish in 15 class action lawsuits pending in both federal and state courts. Plaintiffs alleged that the Parish's emergency planning and decision-making were deficient and that its drainage systems were inadequately designed and operated. All three of the federal and four of the state class actions were dismissed on pretrial motions. The remaining eight class actions were dismissed after a jury verdict in favor of the Parish.

$1 Million Settlement for Clients in FEMA dispute:

Our attorneys reached a settlement with FEMA on behalf of local Parish government to secure up to $100,000,000 to make repairs to streets and roads in unincorporated portions of Parish that flooded during Hurricane Katrina.

Success in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Dispute:

Our attorneys successfully represented a client in litigation involving computer telemetry system failure, defeating the claims against our client and prevailing on a $1 million counterclaim in favor of our client.

Success in Advertisement Class Action Litigation:

Our attorneys successfully defended two clients in federal class action litigation after plaintiffs alleged that they transmitted unsolicited advertisements via facsimile in violation of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and other laws.

Dismissal in Hepatitis C Class Action:

Our attorneys obtained dismissal for the State of Louisiana in medical malpractice class action litigation. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 200 plaintiffs against 50 state-owned facilities.

Dismissal in Serzone Class Action:

Our attorneys obtained dismissal for the State of Louisiana in medical malpractice class action litigation. The plaintiffs alleged malpractice in the prescription of the anti-depressant, Serzone, against physicians practicing at state facilities. The litigation was consolidated to an MDL (multi-district litigation) convened at Charleston, West Virginia.

Success in Southeast Louisiana Flood Control Program (SELA) Litigation:

Our attorneys assisted with the drafting and negotiation of a cooperative agreement for a $1 billion drainage improvement program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and subsequently successfully defended lawsuits from third-party residents who claimed damages as a result of the drainage improvements.

Success at Trial and on Appeal in 7-figure Personal Injury Case:

Our attorneys, showing true determination, won an appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court, after obtaining, not one, but two unanimous jury verdicts in favor of our client in a personal injury case. The first jury verdict was overturned when the trial court granted a motion for a new trial. The second jury verdict was overturned by the appellate court, who rendered judgment in favor of the plaintiff in excess of $2 million. With the law on their side and a brilliantly-argued appeal, our attorneys convinced the Louisiana Supreme Court to reinstate the jury verdict in favor of our client.

Dismissal in Baycol Class Action Litigation:

Our attorneys obtained dismissal for the State of Louisiana in medical malpractice class action litigation. The plaintiffs alleged malpractice against physicians practicing at state facilities who prescribed the drug Baycol.

Dismissal in Soniat Canal Flooding Class Action:

Our attorneys obtained dismissal for local parish in class action litigation stemming from a flood. Plaintiffs, 15,000 residents of the parish, alleged damages arising out of the May 8, 1995 flood in the Soniat Canal area.

Dismissal of Katrina Medical Malpractice Claims:

Our attorneys obtained dismissal for the Medical Center of Louisiana in multiple medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from Hurricane Katrina.

Defense Verdict in Colon Resection Operation Case:

Our attorneys secured a defense jury verdict in a medical malpractice action involving allegations of intraoperative complications in a colon resection operation performed by both a staff and resident surgeon. The defense verdict was affirmed on appeal, and, of particular note, the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit authored a decision in fervent support of the teaching system at public hospitals.

Dismissal in Tropical Storm Isidore Class Action:

Our attorneys successfully obtained denial of class certification in the Tropical Storm Isidore Class Action Litigation and won summary judgment dismissal of a second Isidore case on a discretionary function basis.