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Trial to Open Against Georgia Doctor Over Skin Cancer That Cost Patient Most of His Ear

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 7, 2020 1:26:04 PM

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Atlanta, GA—Trial is scheduled to open next week against an Atlanta-area dermatologist over skin cancer that cost a Vietnam vet most of his ear. Waldrop v. Payne, et al., 17EV004844. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Waldrop v. Payne, et al.

|VIDEO| How Cale Conley's Dose of Humor During Cross Helped Key $6M Med Mal Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 24, 2020 11:50:56 AM


Risk-benefit analysis is a common defense in medical malpractice cases, with the defense often concentrating on the low likelihood of potential complications to justify a doctor’s decisions. During cross-examination of a seven-figure med mal trial, however, Cale Conley used humor and a hypothetical alligator in an elevator to upend a risk-benefit contention.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Scoggins v. Smith

CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2019

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 10, 2020 1:13:24 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Georgia, California, Talc

CVN Georgia's Defense Attorney of 2019 Won a Pair of Major Med Mal Trials

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 3, 2020 12:30:00 PM

CVN cameras covered an impressive slate of Georgia's finest lawyers last year. And CVN Georgia's 2019 defense attorney honoree earned the accolade by clearing his physician clients in a pair of high-profile med mal trials. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Lockhart v. Bloom, et al., Izundu v. Choi, et al.

|VIDEO| How Louis La Cava's Closing Helped Clear Doctors at Trial Over Woman's Ectopic Pregnancy

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 9, 2019 11:09:48 AM


Defense attorneys in medical negligence cases must often overcome jurors’ natural tendency to engage in hindsight bias when they consider a doctor’s care. At trial over the communication and treatment surrounding a Florida woman’s ectopic pregnancy, Louis La Cava’s closing on staff expectations and an artful warning on hindsight bias helped clear the doctors that treated her.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, Santana v. Exodus Women's Health, et al.