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Fields Wins Defense Verdict in Illinois Medical Malpractice Trial

Stephen Fields 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 been necessary because […]

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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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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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Harper Obtains Summary Judgment in Underinsured Stacking Case

Harper successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment in an Underinsured Motorist Coverage  stacking case. In the case, the Plaintiff was involved in an accident with a motorist with liability limits of $25,000. The Plaintiff possessed a policy of insurance which provided underinsured motorist coverage for three vehicles. The Plaintiff argued they were entitled to […]

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Harper Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict

Scott Harper tried a case of admitted liability in a rear end accident. The case was tried in the Circuit Court of Saint Louis County. Harper presented evidence of limited damage to the plaintiff’s vehicle and of plaintiff’s prior injury history. The pretrial demand was $100,000. The pretrial offer was $10,000. The jury returned a […]

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Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Decedent was a 22-year-old girl who presented to the emergency room with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  She was then treated for dehydration.  Decedent was thereafter admitted to the hospital under the care of my client. My client treated Decedent for gastroenteritis and dehydration.  Her condition initially improved; however, she thereafter started to deteriorate.  My […]

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Fields Earns Dismissal of Illinois Suit

Stephen Fields won dismissal of a personal injury case in St. Clair County, Illinois on the basis of a unique Illinois statute of limitations which governs lawsuits against public entities. Plaintiff, whose elderly father had been a passenger in a bus operated by a transportation service, sued the college which administered the transportation service for […]

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Mort Wins Workers Compensation Case

Terry Mort obtained a favorable award at trial in a workers compensation case. The employee claimed a back injury from a lifting incident, but did not obtain medical treatment for nearly a year, and had a history of a prior low back surgery. The accident was not in dispute. The case was tried on the […]

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