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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

$35M Awarded To Ex-UCLA Football Star Who Lost Leg In Traffic Accident

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 11, 2017 9:11:14 AM

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Topics: Negligence, Transportation, California

Amputee Awarded $275K in Med Mal Trial Against Hospital

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 21, 2016 7:33:18 PM

Philip Gold delivers his closing argument on behalf of Stanley Rovner, who claims medical malpractice led to the loss of his leg. 


West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors awarded $275,000 to a South Florida man last week after concluding a hospital’s negligence cost the man his leg. Rovner v. West Boca Medical Center, 2015CA004973.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Rovner v. West Boca Medical Center

$19.4M Award Hammers Tobacco Companies at Trial Over Death of Florida Professor

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 21, 2016 2:42:06 PM

Bob Shields delivers his closing argument on behalf of Mary Faricy-Pardue, who sued R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the death of her husband, John "Jack" Faricy, a long-time smoker who developed heart and respiratory disease. Jurors awarded more than $19 million in the case. 


Gainesville, FL—A Florida jury slapped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with more than $19 million in damages for the role it found the cigarette makers played in the death of a former University of Florida professor. Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-2010.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds