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Eastman and Bowgren Win Summary Judgment for Ambulance Operator

In a case filed in the City of St. Louis, Plaintiff argued she had been injured in an automobile accident caused by Defendant, an ambulance operator, when its vehicle activated its emergency lights and sirens near an intersection, thereby “forcing” another driver into the intersection and into the path of Plaintiff’s oncoming vehicle. After extensive […]

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Brinker and Eastman Win Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial

Jeffrey Brinker and Andrew Eastman won a defense verdict in a medical malpractice trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, successfully defending a dermatologist and her corporation which were alleged to have mistreated a minor patient with isotretinoin, an acne medication. Plaintiff alleged he had been improperly started on the drug, and that […]

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Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Dental Malpractice Case

Plaintiff, who was 70 years old, alleged that she went to my client for a loose tooth and a cavity. Plaintiff alleged that my client recommended that her remaining 18 teeth needed to be removed and that she needed full upper and lower dentures.  Plaintiff thereafter had my client remove her teeth, however, Plaintiff alleged […]

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Eastman and Brinker Win Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Suit

After extensive briefing and several days of oral argument, Andrew Eastman and Jeffrey Brinker won the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit which had been filed as a breach of contract action. Plaintiff, a woman unsatisfied with the results of a cosmetic surgery, argued that she had contracted for a particular surgical outcome with Defendant, […]

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Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Plaintiff was seen by my client for a mass in her parotid gland. My client diagnosed the mass as benign and surgically removed it. Subsequent pathology confirmed that the mass was benign. Plaintiff was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her parotid gland approximately 1 ½ years after my client performed surgery. Plaintiff alleged that […]

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Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2016

Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law.

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Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Plaintiff underwent hip surgery on August 30, 2005. On September 1, he developed pulmonary embolisms and atrial fibrillation. Plaintiff’s orthopedic surgeon consulted my client to treat the PEs and afib. My client placed the plaintiff on anticoagulants. On September 3, the plaintiff’s lab work indicated that he had a significant internal bleed. My client and […]

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Fields and Eastman Win Defense Verdict in Illinois Medical Malpractice Trial

Stephen Fields and Andrew Eastman won a defense verdict after a week-long medical malpractice trial in southern Illinois. Plaintiff alleged he had been intubated unnecessarily by an emergency department physician following respiratory collapse caused by combined alcohol and benzodiazepine intoxication.  Medical records, experts, and fact witness testimony showed that, contrary to plaintiff’s allegations, intubation had […]

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Larry and Aaron Win Appeal of Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Larry obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case. In the case, Decedent was a 22-year-old girl who presented to the emergency room with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.   She eventually passed away approximately four days after her admission.  An autopsy was performed after the death and it was determined that Decedent […]

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Gary Paul and Larry Smith selected for Best Lawyers in America 2015

Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law. Larry was the […]

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