Experience

Obtained Dismissal for Communications Client in Wrongful Death Suit

Obtained a dismissal for a communications client in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, in which they were involved as a party in a wrongful death, negligence and fraud case brought against one of their own clients. The motion to dismiss was granted based on lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a claim.

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.