Some of Georgia's best defense attorneys won high-stakes, CVN-covered trials throughout the state this year. However, CVN Georgia's 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year set himself apart with a pair of wins in medical malpractice cases this summer.
Columbus, GA—Jurors Monday found a Georgia hospital responsible for the catastrophic brain damage one of its patients suffered during a 2012 respiratory collapse, and awarded the woman $26 million. Williams v. Tidwell, et al., SC14CV882.
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.
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.
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.