San Diego, CA — CaseyGerry announced today that the firm has reached a $12 million settlement with the United States of America in the Richard Perry and Gina Cimmino v. United States, et al. case. The resolution of this case, which alleged that Perry suffered life-altering injuries while participating in a military training exercise during an elite wrestling training camp held at Camp Pendleton in 2018, is believed to be the largest ever settlement with the United States for an individual personal injury claim in the Southern District of California.
“Richard Perry, a national superstar wrestler, suffered severe brain injuries that ended his wrestling career and left him fighting for his life when he was placed into an unsafe military training exercise,” said Robert J. Francavilla, CaseyGerry partner. “With his unstoppable determination, along with the incredible support of his wife Gina, his family, and the wrestling community, he beat the odds. Not only did he survive, he now helps coach some of the world’s best wrestlers and uses his inspiring story to help at-risk youth overcome their challenges by getting into wrestling themselves.”
Partners Robert J. Francavilla and Adam B. Levine represented Perry and Cimmino in this case, which was filed and litigated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.