$7.2 Million Defense Verdict in Contentious Wrongful Death Suit for Hospital
Represented a hospital in a case that spanned seven years, following the death of a 78-year-old man who fell while walking into a procedure facility. He struck his head in the fall and later died of his injuries. The plaintiffs alleged that one of the concrete slabs in the walkway leading to the entrance was uneven and caused him to fall. Following a six-day trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court, the jury found in favor of our client. The case earned the number three spot on the list of 2017 top verdicts, as ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Defense Verdict for University Client in Medical Malpractice, Negligence Case
Secured a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in which the plaintiffs asked the jury to return a verdict in excess of $5 million in favor of a brain-damaged minor. The plaintiffs alleged defendant’s failure to appropriately diagnose and treat the minor’s mycoplasma pneumonia, and encephalitis resulted in permanent brain damage. The case was complicated in that the treating pediatric neurologist testified on behalf of the minor plaintiff and adverse to the defendant. Testimony included nine experts in the areas of pediatric neurology, infectious disease, autoimmune disorders, pediatric neuropsychology and pediatrics. After a several-week trial, a St. Louis City jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.
Second-Largest 2013 Missouri Defense Verdict
Won the second-largest 2013 defense verdict in Missouri for its representation of a hospital in a medical negligence case. The ranking was reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
$17 Million Defense Verdict for Hospital Client in Suit Brought by Neurosurgeon
Defended a hospital client in a suit against a neurosurgeon who allegedly slipped and fell leaving the operating room in the hospital where he worked. The suit alleged that right-shoulder injuries from the fall ended his career. The last pre-trial demand sought $17 million in damages. After four days of trial, a defense verdict was returned in favor of our client. The win was ranked the no. 1 defense verdict in the state of Missouri in 2010 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.