Dalbey v. Heartland Regional Medical Center. Plaintiff sued Heartland Regional Medical Center and an Emergency Department Physician for a failure to diagnose and timely treat an intraparenchymal aneurism. Plaintiff claimed the failure to order appropriate tests and timely perform surgery caused a massive hemorrhagic stroke, rendering plaintiff permanently disabled. Plaintiff’s life care planner and economist opined economic damages of nearly $4 Million. The October 2019 trial lasted nine days. In closing arguments Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $9.1 Million. The jury rendered an 11-1 defense verdict and also found the Emergency Department Physician was not the agent of the hospital. Missouri Lawyer's Weekly ranked the verdict as the #3 "Top Defense Verdict" in Missouri in 2019.
Menschik v. Heartland Regional Medical Center. Plaintiff sued Heartland Regional Medical Center and three physicians alleging a failure to diagnose and timely treat an epidural abscess. Plaintiff claimed the failure to order appropriate tests and timely perform surgery rendered plaintiff a functional quadriplegic with significant neurological impairment of all four limbs. Plaintiff’s life care plan and economist opined economic damages of nearly $5 Million. The November 2015 trial lasted eight days. In closing arguments Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $10 Million. Less than two hours after closing, the jury rendered a defense verdict. The verdict ranked as the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly #8 "Top Defense Win" in 2015.
Schwab v. Rosewood. This nursing home case was tried in Madison County, Illinois in October 2007. An 82 year-old resident fell and fractured her neck, requiring significant cervical surgery. The resident died five months later. The medical specials associated with the injury were $175,000. Plaintiff's counsel sought $1 million in closing argument. After nearly 20 hours of deliberations over the course of three days, the jury rendered a verdict for plaintiff just over $58,000.
Welch Products v. Cumberland Engineering. Two week product liability Jury Trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2004) over the explosion of a tire recycling plant.