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Trial Set This Week Over Whether Alleged Defect in Powered Cart's Design Caused Teen's Brain Injury

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 23, 2017 2:43:00 PM

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Atlanta, GA—Trial is scheduled to begin this week against a powered-cart manufacturer accused of responsibility for the lifelong brain damage a Georgia teenager suffered when he was thrown from one of its vehicles during an Independence Day celebration. Gardner v. Textron Inc., 14EV001346.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, product liability, Gardner v. Textron Inc.

$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2017 8:11:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility. Conover v. Three Options Realty, 16A59190.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Conover v. Martin and 3 Options Realty

$6M Verdict Slaps 1 Doctor, While Another Doc Is Cleared in Trial Over Deadly Bowel Obstruction

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 3, 2017 2:26:47 PM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Monday cleared one doctor but hit another with a $6 million verdict after finding him solely responsible for the death of a patient suffering from bowel obstruction. Scoggins v. Smith, et al., 15A56505E4. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Scoggins v. Smith

Two Drs. Accused of Malpractice as Trial Begins Over Woman's Fatal Bowel Obstruction

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 29, 2017 9:36:42 AM

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Decatur, GA—Attorneys argued whether medical malpractice or rare, unexpected complications led to the death of a Georgia grandmother from a bowel obstruction, as trial began against two doctors who treated her. Scoggins v. Smith, et al., 15A56505E4. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Scoggins v. Smith

Robert Monyak Details 2 "Worlds" in Closings That Help Clear Doc in Trial Over Vacuum-Assisted Birth |VIDEO|

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 19, 2017 5:35:57 PM

 

Using an analogy to paint your opponent’s case in simple, stark contrast to your own can serve as a powerful introduction to a closing argument. In closings of a malpractice trial against a physician accused of negligence during a vacuum-assisted childbirth, Robert Monyak cleared his client by vividly detailing two conflicting “worlds” he believed the jurors saw. Cantrell v. Moore, 13-A-49232. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Cantrell v. Moore