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$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

Watch Jay Sadd's Closing Before $5M Verdict at Trial Over Paratransit Van Passenger's Limb Loss

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 8, 2016 6:47:03 PM

 

 


It’s often difficult to prove liability against a company for the actions of an individual it did not directly employ. That’s the situation Slappey & Sadd’s Jay Sadd faced at trial against a medical transport company for a paratransit accident he argued left a passenger a double amputee. Sadd’s closing argument, however, established the connection the jury needed to find the company responsible for a share of the accident.  

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Topics: Negligence, Georgia, Transportation, Smith v. Logisticare

$18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 2, 2016 4:49:43 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A Florida appellate court this week threw out an $18.5 million award to the adult daughter of a long-time smoker who died from lung cancer, after finding the award against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds was excessive.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, odom v. r.j. reynolds