In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 21, 2018 8:23:00 AM

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Miami—Questions surround the cause of a 31-year-old smoker's cancer, as closings loom next week at trial against Philip Morris over the man's death. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Chadwell v. Philip Morris

|VIDEO| How Lloyd Bell's Close Dramatically Highlighted Testimony Central to a $26M Med Mal Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 20, 2018 9:02:55 AM


Even the most shocking testimony can be lost amid the sheer volume of evidence a jury sees over the course of a long trial. Delivering a powerful closing reminder of pivotal testimony is nearly as important as eliciting the testimony itself. In a 2017 Georgia medical malpractice trial, Lloyd Bell used critical inconsistencies in a key witness’s testimony to build a theme for his closing and deliver an eight-figure verdict. Williams v. St. Francis Hospital, SC14CV882. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Williams v. St. Francis Hospital

RJR Slapped With $6.5M Verdict Over Musician's Mouth Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 19, 2018 11:36:27 AM

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Miami—R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $6.5 million verdict Tuesday for the part jurors found the company played in the mouth cancer a Florida musician developed after years of smoking. Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46331.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds

Closings Underway In California J&J Talc Trial, Another Trial Starting Monday In New Jersey

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 14, 2018 3:44:47 PM

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Topics: Products Liability

|VIDEO| How Michael Goldberg's Artful Opening Helped Net a $2.6M+ Verdict in Hospital Fall Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 13, 2018 8:56:12 AM



During opening statements, the most effective demonstratives work seamlessly with the case’s narrative to paint a vivid picture that sways a jury in the trial’s first few moments. During his compelling 20-minute opening at trial over a bone-shattering hospital fall, Michael Goldberg artfully wove his demonstratives into his story, laying the cornerstone for a seven-figure win. Byrom v. Douglas Hospital, 13-SV-00346. 

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Byrom v. Douglas Hospital