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BNSF And City of San Diego Dodge $5.4M Verdict Over Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Aug 11, 2017

A California state court jury on Monday rejected claims from the family of a deceased U.S. Navy sailor that potholes and allegedly unsafe railroad tracks caused him to fly off his motorcycle and into oncoming traffic.

Dr. Accused of Responsibility for Turner Sports Director's Deadly Heart Attack, as Med Mal Trial Opens

Aug 11, 2017

Attorneys Tuesday debated whether an Atlanta-area doctor was responsible for the heart attack-related death of a longtime Turner Broadcasting sports director, as trial opened against the physician.


Jury Sides With Plaintiffs At Nation's 1st Asbestos Trial Against Emerson Electric-Owned Valve Companies

Aug 7, 2017

A South Carolina state court jury delivered a verdict against valve manufacturers and Emerson Electric Co. subsidiaries Fisher Controls International LLC and Crosby Valve LLC on Thursday, in what plaintiff attorneys claim is the first time the two companies have gone to trial in an asbestos lawsuit.


Doctor's Quick Colonoscopy Led to Patient's Terminal Cancer, Atty Says as Med Mal Trial Begins

Aug 4, 2017

A South Florida hair salon owner has incurable colon cancer because of a doctor’s hurried colonoscopy, an attorney said as trial began against the doctor Thursday.

Florida News

Doctor's Quick Colonoscopy Led to Patient's Terminal Cancer, Atty Says as Med Mal Trial Begins

Aug 4, 2017

A South Florida hair salon owner has incurable colon cancer because of a doctor’s hurried colonoscopy, an attorney said as trial began against the doctor Thursday.


$4M Verdict Smacks RJR, Found Responsible for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Aug 2, 2017

R.J. Reynolds was slapped with a $4 million verdict Friday for the role it played in the cancer death of a Florida smoker.


Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jul 26, 2017

Philip Morris was cleared of responsibility Tuesday for the lung cancer death of a Florida railway worker who smoked the company’s cigarettes for years.


FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck

Jul 21, 2017

Jurors Tuesday found a North Florida landlord largely responsible for the broken back a college student suffered in a fall from a rental home’s deck, and awarded more than $1.1 million for her injuries.

Georgia News

Dr. Accused of Responsibility for Turner Sports Director's Deadly Heart Attack, as Med Mal Trial Opens

Aug 11, 2017

Attorneys Tuesday debated whether an Atlanta-area doctor was responsible for the heart attack-related death of a longtime Turner Broadcasting sports director, as trial opened against the physician.


Alwyn Fredericks' Opening Statement Paves Way for $3.5M Verdict in TBI Trial |VIDEO|

Aug 4, 2017

In mild traumatic brain injury cases, jurors may not be able to see the outward symptoms of a plaintiff's brain damage immediately. Because of that, it’s critical for a plaintiff’s attorney to lay the groundwork for a significant damage request by conveying the severity of the injury in the first moments of an opening statement. In Wicker v. American Family Insurance, Cash, Krugler & Fredericks’ Alwyn Fredericks combined visual aids and clear analogies during his opening to set up a seven-figure verdict in his client’s 2015 trial.


Curtis Anderson's Opening Statement Helps Clear Wellstar & Jailhouse Dr. in $30M Med Mal Trial |VIDEO|

Jul 28, 2017

In a medical malpractice trial, a defense attorney often faces a difficult hurdle convincing jurors to look beyond the tragic, emotionally-charged circumstances surrounding a case in order to evaluate a doctor's care. In Graham v. Hendrix, Downey & Cleveland’s W. Curtis Anderson delivered an opening that keyed a defense win in an 8-figure suit against Wellstar Health Services and one of its physicians.


Doctors Cleared in Atlanta Trial Over Patient's Deadly Cancer

Jul 7, 2017

A pair of Georgia doctors prevailed last Friday in a medical malpractice trial over the kidney cancer death of one of their former patients.

Tobacco News

$4M Verdict Smacks RJR, Found Responsible for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Aug 2, 2017

R.J. Reynolds was slapped with a $4 million verdict Friday for the role it played in the cancer death of a Florida smoker.


Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jul 26, 2017

Philip Morris was cleared of responsibility Tuesday for the lung cancer death of a Florida railway worker who smoked the company’s cigarettes for years.


$1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complications

Jul 18, 2017

A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death.


Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

Jul 14, 2017

Tobacco industry deception hooked a Florida railway worker to cigarettes and eventually caused the lung cancer that killed him, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Wednesday as trial opened against Philip Morris.

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