Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Proven Track Record Of Success

*Please be aware that all cases are different and past results do not ensure future outcomes.


Multi-Billion Dollar Verdict – Johnson & Johnson

Rob Dassow is proud to have been part of the trial team responsible for securing a $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis on behalf of 25 women who developed ovarian cancer after daily use of Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Johnson & Johnson appealed the verdict, and a Missouri appellate court has unanimously upheld $2.11 billion of a $4.69 billion jury verdict, determining Johnson & Johnson they engaged in “reprehensible conduct” by manufacturing and selling asbestos-containing talcum powder products over the course of many decades. The Missouri Supreme Court denied Johnson & Johnson’s request to reexamine the $2.11 billion verdict.

At Hovde Dassow + Deets, we continue to represent ovarian cancer victims, as well as mesothelioma victims, in claims against Johnson & Johnson. If you or a client have suffered from ovarian cancer after using talcum-based products, please call us at CALL


$42 Million Settlement For Families Of Two People Killed In Trucking Accident

In January 2020, Rob Dassow received a phone call from a former client seeking help for a family concerning a potential lawsuit against a national trucking company for the wrongful death of two family members in New Mexico.

Mr. Dassow immediately flew to New Mexico to meet with the family and investigate the crash. He further obtained all of the data related to this tragic trucking accident. After retaining some of the best experts in the country, conducting research and discovery over the next year, Rob’s team revealed critical information about the cause of the crash. Following significant negotiations, the case settled within one year of filing suit. According to Rob Dassow, “We could not be more pleased with the result for such a wonderful family. We were very fortunate to be able to help this family during this unfathomable loss. I was honored to help them to bring some semblance of closure to this tragedy.


Wrongful Death Trucking Settlement

In 2023, Nick Deets reached a $6,475,000 settlement for a client who suffered the wrongful death of his wife in a trucking collision in Montgomery County, Indiana. 


Child Wrongful Death Trucking Settlement

In 2023, Nick Deets reached a $3,475,000 settlement for clients who suffered the wrongful death of their son in a trucking collision in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. 

$77.7 Million In Judgement & $6.5 Million in Puntive Damages

Wrongful death of an adult and a minor – estate to decedents v. Edkar Pilot Services, LLC

In February 2023, Rob and his team obtained a $77,791,429.00 judgment and a $6,500,000 damage award against Edkar for the wrong deaths of a driver and young passenger.


Quadriplegic – Diving Accident

Rob Dassow received a verdict of $11,600,000 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on behalf of our 24-year-old client who was rendered a quadriplegic after diving into shallow water while on vacation with a group of friends. Our client rented a condominium with a group of friends through the short-term rental website VRBO. The VRBO listing for the property highlighted its location on Little Lagoon, and advertised the property as safe for water activities such as swimming and diving, despite the fact that the water in Little Lagoon near the condominium pier is approximately 18 inches deep. The only warning of this dangerously shallow water was a sticker on the back of a bench on the pier which was almost impossible to see. Our client and his friends had a few of their favorite beverages on their first night in Gulf Shores, and our client dove off the pier. At trial, we successfully argued that Defendant’s sales and marketing created the impression that the property was safe for diving and other water activities. Further, the existing warning was inadequate to advise renters of the dangerously shallow nature of the Little Lagoon.

Over $55 Million

In Medical Malpractice Recoveries Since 2010

At Hovde Dassow + Deets, we have successfully handled hundreds of medical malpractice actions and placed more than 70 medical malpractice cases into the Indiana Patient Compensation Fund since 2010 with the vast majority of our clients receiving compensation at or over $1,000,000. These medical malpractice actions involving wrongful death, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, cancer, birth injuries and deaths, sexual battery, prescription errors, and anesthesia errors.


Medical Malpractice Settlement

Rob Dassow and Nick Deets reached a settlement of $8,000,000 for a client who suffered a post-operative stroke from a surgical error in Illinois.

Many Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Settlements over $5,000,000 and $10,000,000

Our attorneys at Hovde Dassow + Deets have reached many settlements that are confidential but exceed $10,000,000 for clients who have suffered serious injuries or death from truck collisions, medical malpractice, gas explosions, and other negligent acts.