Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins PC
negligence, malpractice, and products and premises liability cases involving both the public and the private sectors. Hicks has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, including: a recovery of $1.9 million for the wrongful death of a five-year-old boy who fell from the window of a high-rise apartment building where the landlord failed to install proper window guards; a settlement of $1.38 million to the estate of an eight-year-old child who died of post operative bleeding, proving that the defendant physician had failed to treat the bleeding; $1.5 from an obstetrician and sonogram technician for failing to detect fetal abnormalities on a screening sonogram which thereby deprived the parents of a child born with severe and multiple birth defects of the opportunity to terminate the pregnancy; $1.75 million from CIBA GIEGY for the wife and children of a construction worker who was killed when struck by a temporary support, proving that the defendant violated Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations that required the temporary support to be braced; and $1 million for a construction worker who suffered a severe leg injury when struck by a truck, proving that the negligence by traffic control officers combined with negligence of the truck driver caused the accident. Notably, Hicks was also lead counsel in the reported case Crippen vs. Central Jersey Concrete Pipe, 176 N.J. 397, 823 A2d 789 (2003), in which a widow sued her late husband's employer for covering up its failure to correct violations found by OSHA in its equipment. In 2007, he was named to Lawdragon's 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America list, which includes less than one percent of all the lawyers in America.