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WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 24, 2017 9:38:31 AM

Steven Hammer delivers his closing argument at trial against R.J. Reynolds for the company's role in the heart and respiratory disease Blanche Fox claims her husband, Malcom, suffered after decades of smoking. 


Fort Lauderdale, FL--A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348.

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

BREAKING: $45.8M Med Mal Verdict Delivered at Trial Over Georgia Mother's Profound, Post-Childbirth Brain Damage

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 21, 2017 5:23:20 PM

William Stone delivers his closing argument at trial over the life-long brain damage Shannon Trabue suffered days after childbirth. Jurors Monday awarded Stone's clients, Trabue's husband and conservator, nearly $46 million after finding the doctors who treated her negligent.  


Update: This article was updated to reflect comments from the parties' attorneys. 

Atlanta—Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered just days after the 2009 birth of her child. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Trabue v. Atlanta Women's Specialists LLC

BREAKING VERDICT: $3.9M Award for Late-Night Truck Crash that Killed Mother & Son

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 17, 2017 1:59:37 PM

 

 Marianne Howanitz delivers her closing argument at trial over the deaths of Deborah and Eliezer Maldonado, Jr.


Ocala, FL—Jurors Friday awarded more than $3.9 million to the family of a Florida mother and son killed in a late-night, 2012 truck crash, but found a non-party drunk driver largely at fault, likely reducing the award. Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows, et al., 2013CA001308.

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Topics: Florida, Trucking, Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows Inc

Mother's Catastrophic Brain Damage Post-Childbirth Caused by Medical Mistreatment, Expert Says as $10M+ Trial Continues

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 15, 2017 5:01:34 PM

 

Dr. Katharine Wenstrom says she believes improper care by Drs. Rebecca Simonsen and Stanley Angus led to the heart attack and catastrophic brain damage Shannon Trabue suffered three days after Trabue gave birth. 


Atlanta—An obstetrician who has previously appeared as a medical malpractice defense expert told jurors last week she decided to testify on behalf of a plaintiff for the first time ever because she was “horrified” at the circumstances surrounding the catastrophic brain damage a Georgia woman suffered days after giving birth, as trial continues against the medical practice that treated her. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Trabue v. Atlanta Women's Specialists LLC

Mistrial In Cuban Immigrant's Cancer Claim Against Philip Morris, After Prospective Juror Shares News of $20M Award in Similar Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 15, 2017 11:44:28 AM

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Miami, FL—A $5+ million claim against Philip Morris for a former smoker’s lung cancer ended in mistrial Monday, just days after openings, because a prospective juror shared information during voir dire about a prior $20 million award in a similar case. Martin v. Philip Morris, et al., 07-34267-CA.  

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Martin v. Philip Morris