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.
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.