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$18.2 Million Settlement in Tort Claim Against the U.S. Government

A team of lawyers including Attorney Michael F. Hupy settled the Federal Tort Claim of Jessica Fonseca and her mother Jacqueline Lugo after fighting the federal government for 10 years in the amount of $18.2 million cash payment from the United States government. Before trial, the U.S. government refused to settle for $7.3 million.

One of the three largest medical mal-practice awards in the history of the State of Wisconsin, the structured settlement  was approved by Federal Judge Lynn Adelman on July 17, 2008 and could pay out more than $80 million over Jessica's lifetime.

Detroit attorney Euel Kinsey, who handles cerebral palsy cases in seven states, and Waukesha attorney Rob Boodie also represented the plaintiffs.

Several years ago, Attorney Hupy tried a case against St. Luke’s Medical Center and received a settlement after a jury trial in the amount of $22 million. The case can be read about here.