|Video Vault| Red Flags Fill the Courtroom En Route to $14M Asbestos Trial Verdict

Posted by Teresa Lo on Jul 22, 2016 4:42:21 PM


When given hours of evidence stretching across a long trial, jurors can become so overwhelmed they tune out potentially critical information, even in closing arguments. To counter that, Chris Panatier, of  Simon Greenstone  Panatier Bartlett, employed an ingenious technique to burn verdict-turning evidence into jurors’ minds—he combined his words with the powerful visual people generally associate with a negative—red flags. 

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Topics: Asbestos, Seay v. Celanese

BREAKING VERDICT: Doctors Prevail in $1M+ Trial Over Hospital Patient's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 21, 2016 1:48:58 PM

Henry Green delivers his closing argument for the Dr. Michael Vick. Jurors cleared Vick and Dr. Paul Zolty of negligence in the treatment of Kenneth Harper. 

Atlanta—Jurors Thursday cleared two doctors of liability for the death of a hospital patient who went into cardiac arrest hours after being seen by the doctors for severe swelling in his neck. Harper v. Vick, 08EV005552.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Harper v. Vick

Split Decision: Philip Morris Hit for $1.5M, but RJR Cleared in Trial Over Fatal Cancer

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Jul 21, 2016 12:20:19 AM

Jonathan Gdanski delivers his closing argument for his client, Joseph Varner, who claims tobacco industry deception caused his wife, Virginia's, nicotine addiction and fatal cancer. Jurors awarded Varner $1.5 million Tuesday. 

Fort Lauderdale, FL—A Florida jury Tuesday found nicotine addiction and Philip Morris cigarettes caused a 40-year smoker's fatal cancer and awarded her widower $1.5 million in compensatory damages. But, it rejected any punitive payout and cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability. Varner v. R.J. Reynolds. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Varner v. R.J. Reynolds

Expert Says Infection, Not Negligence, Killed Hospital Patient, as Med Mal Trial Continues

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 20, 2016 4:17:24 PM

"No matter what was the cause of [Harper's] respiratory arrest, that was treated, he recovered, and he went steadily downhill after that. And that was a result of the infection," infectious disease specialist Dr. Daniel Musher says Monday in the trial of two doctors who treated Kenneth Harper before his death.

Atlanta—An infectious disease expert told jurors Monday that a hospital patient likely died from infection that overwhelmed his suppressed immune system, and not medical error, as trial entered its second week against two doctors who treated him. Harper v. Vick, et al., 08EV005552.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Harper v. Vick

|Video Vault| "Value of Life" Yields $8.3M Award to Family of Immigrant Killed in Transit Wreck

Posted by Teresa Lo on Jul 18, 2016 12:56:52 PM

How do you tell a jury to put a dollar figure on damages beyond medical expenses and lost paychecks? Nicholas Rowley’s closing argument on the value of life set the stage for an $8.3 million verdict to the family of a Vietnamese immigrant killed in a deadly collision with a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority vehicle.

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