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Benjamin A. Stringer
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Springfield, MO
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
About Benjamin A. Stringer
First Admitted: 1998, Missouri
Professional Webpage: https://www.hallansley.com/attorney/benjamin-a-stringer/
- Springfield Business Journal 2010 "40 Under 40"
- Winner: Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition
- Winner: Jencke's Oral Argument Competition
- University of Arizona Moot Court Board
- Jessup Moot Court Team
- Missouri State University: Outstanding Graduate (1995)
- William T. Birmingham Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
- Verdict of $776,000 against Mercy Clinic - Springfield and in favor of our cient, Dr. Shanti Yerra, for wrongful termination. "Punitive Damages" assessed against Mercy., 2016
- 1,130,000 Verdict/Judgment for our client in successful trial against a Regional Nursing Home corporation for wrongful termination and disability discrimination. Verdict included $1,000,000 in punitive damages., 2016
- Trial verdict of $206,000 in medical negligence case filed due to improper care and treatment of child at a pediatric clinic in southern Missouri. , 2016
- $1,450,000 Settlement in connection with motor vehicle accident in southern Missouri resulting in severe injuries to driver and passenger, including multiple surgeries, lost wages, permanent orthopedic injuries., 2016
- $775,000 Verdict. Plaintiff alleged his doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat his prostate cancer, which lead to the spread of his disease, a radical prostatectomy and ongoing cancer treatment.
- $800,000 Verdict. Plaintiff suffered a sore on the inside of his cheek. His oral surgeon diagnosed the lesion as benign when in fact it was Stage I cancer. By the time it was diagnosed, the cancer had progressed to Stage III, requiring an 18-hour surgery to remove his cheek and all of his teeth and lymph nodes with reconstructive surgery.
- $575,000 Verdict. The Plaintiff presented to the ER with symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA). The ER physician concluded the symptoms were the result of anxiety and the plaitniff was discharged from the ER. She suffered a stroke the following day with resulting physical and brain injuries. Plaintiff alleged her ER physician should have performed testing that would have confirmed a stroke was imminent and lead to treatment that would have prevented the stroke.
- $1,627,690 Verdict. The family of a 24 year old male brought suit against his ER physician for the failure to diagnose and treat his accidental overdose of prescription medication. The young man was discharged from the ER after presenting and complaining of symptoms occurring after he took medication that was not his own. The man was discharged from the ER and returned home as instructed by his ER physician. He passed away during the night after vomiting and aspirating on the contents. The plaintiffs argued the ER physician should have kept the young man in the ER for observation because of his complaints of heavy sedation, vomiting, and difficulty breathing.
- $250,000 Verdict. The husband and children of a woman killed in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 13 brought suit against the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) alleging inadequate visibility and traffic controls contributed to cause a two car collision at the intersection of Highway 13 and Route CC. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiffs and wrote on the verdict form, "The consensus of the jury is to request that in addition to the Plaintiffs' settlement [sic], the MHTC improve the safety of intersection Route BB/CC and northbound Highway 13 by installing rumbled dash strips and an overhead flashing light."
- $1,700,000 Settlement. A young boy suffered extensive burns on his legs, stomach, chest and back as a result of a propane gas explosion and fire. Through extensive investigation and analysis the attorneys discovered gas leaked from a gas line that was connected to a gas burning appliance in the home. The plaintiff urged the gas line became damaged as a result of improper installation, allowing gas to leak throughout the home. The gas was believed to contact a pilot light on another of the home’s gas burning appliances, resulting in the large explosion and fire.
- 1,500,000 Settlement. The plaintiff presented to the Emergency Room with weakness and numbness in her legs. Her symptom worsened in the ER. A neurosurgeon was contacted but did not come and examine the patient until the following day. Once admitted to the hospital, plaintiff was unable to move or feel her legs. However, no doctors were contacted. Once doctors examined the patient late the following morning, plaintiff was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome and was rushed for emergency surgery. She did not regain feeling or movement in her legs.
- $325,000 Settlement. Ben Stringer represented two women fired from their employer in retaliation for their complaints of sexual harassment.
- $425,000 Settlement: Plaintiff was alleged to have suffered a broken femur, concussion and deep venous thrombosis as a result of a head-on collision that occurred when the defendant entered the highway from an "exit" ramp and began driving in the wrong direction.
- $315,000 Settlement: Plaintiff was alleged to have suffered an L4-L5 disc herniaton requiring two surgeries and two years of antibiotic treatments as a result of the failure to timely treat a fungal infection in her blood.
- $350,000 Settlement: The plaintiff underwent a routine, pre-operative chest x-ray which was interpreted by a radiologist as showing a possible lesion in one of her lungs, consistent with the early signs of lung cancer. The radiologist recommended additional studies, but the plaintiff's attending health care providers failed to follow-up on the x-ray or inform the plaintiff of the radiologist's report. Years later a new physician caring for plaintiff found the radiologist's report and immediately sent plaintiff for a work-up, which confirmed the lesion in the original x-ray was cancer and that plaintiff had suffered the spread of lung cancer over several years due to the failure of her health care providers to provide early diagnosis and treatment.
Last Updated: 7/26/2022