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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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Mazzei Wins Summary Judgment for Condo Board Members

On September 22, 2008, a Special Owners Meeting was held by the Board of Managers for a Condominium Association. At the Special Owners Meeting, a proposal was introduced regarding the installation and funding of vinyl siding on buildings and garages on Sunset property. A Special Assessment was issued to fund the installation of the vinyl […]

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Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Plaintiff was seen by my client, Dr. Druck, for a mass in her parotid gland. Dr. Druck 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 Dr. Druck’s surgery. Plaintiff alleged […]

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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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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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Dan Lohse on 2014 Super Lawyers List of Rising Stars

Dan Lohse has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys based upon independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Dan has been selected in the field of medical malpractice defense.

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Larry obtains a Defendant’s verdict in case involving post-traumatic stress

Larry’s  client was driving his dump truck westbound on Highway 270 when he started choking on coffee.  He blacked out and his truck ran into the concrete median.  A large bolt broke off of the truck’s steering box and flew across the median.  Plaintiff was traveling eastbound on 270 and the bolt embedded itself into […]

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Harper obtains favorable verdict in case of admitted liability

Harper tried a case of admitted liability to a verdict in the Circuit Court of Saint Charles County.The pretrial offer was in the amount of $45,000.00 and plaintiff’s lowest pretrial demand was $350,000.00. The plaintiff’s  attorney requested $800,000.00 from the jury. The jury returned a verdict for $42,000.

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