Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Unethical Juror Delays Justice

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice stated that “juror misconduct undermines the constitutional rights of plaintiffs and defendants and threatens the sanctity of our justice system,” and medical malpractice attorneys could not agree more. This week, a New York juror in a medical malpractice lawsuit was arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from the plaintiff. The juror, Deonarine Persaud, was charged with bribe receiving by a juror, a Class D felony, as well as first degree misdemeanor misconduct by a juror. Although it is important to put an end to this type of juror misconduct, the behavior of this one man has delayed the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $3 Million Verdict in New York

A New york Jury has recently awarded a $3 million verdict to 18 year old Marlayna Kineke, a young woman who suffered a serious brain injury due to medical malpractice during her childbirth 18 years ago. Negligent Doctor Causes Permanent Injury Dr. Stephen Serlin was summoned at 5am on February 24th, 1993 to perform an emergency C-section for Marlayna's mother, Dawn Kineke. He did not arrive at the hospital until 7am, and the procedure didn't begin until 8:14am. In that time, Marlayna suffered fetal asphyxia from umbilical cord compression within the womb, which caused cerebral palsy and a host of additional developmental … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Verdict in Arizona Awards $1.9 Million

Alexis and Mark Breyer, a husband and wife law team, won over an Arizona jury in a personal injury trial involving a plumber and a staircase. The jury awarded the plaintiff $1.9 million dollars for injuries sustained from the accident. Attorney Mark Breyer said of the victory: "when a jury follows the law and holds companies responsible for their failures to protect workers on the job site, it is a great day not only for our client, but for all construction workers in Arizona." Faulty Staircase Leads to Personal Injury In 2007, the plaintiff was working as a plumber on a construction site under a general contractor and … [Read more...]

Arbitration Clauses Allow for Continued Nursing Home Abuse

Congress is considering the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009, which would invalidate mandatory arbitration agreements in nursing homes. This is an important law that needs to be passed in order to advance in the fight against nursing home abuse. Nursing homes make you sign a mandatory arbitration agreement when they accept your loved one for admission. Initially, nursing homes win you over with their promises of good, attentive, compassionate, and empathetic care. The last thing you are thinking about at that time is a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If, however, your family does find itself in the midst of injuries suffered … [Read more...]

A Medical Malpractice Case in Ohio

Keith Theobald was a healthy and fit father of two, until an elderly driver clipped the back of his pick up truck and sent Keith and his car flying over 4 lanes of traffic and into a patch of standing trees. EMT’s quickly arrived at the crash site and found Keith hanging upside down in a tree. He was paralyzed from the chest down. In the hospital, Keith was alert and still had the use of his arms. He and his wife came to terms with his new condition, and were looking ahead to a difficult, but fulfilling life. Keith’s doctors told him that an operation might be able to improve his condition, so Keith underwent the surgery. Keith woke up from … [Read more...]

Jury Awards Nearly $800,000 in Medical Negligence Suit

Today, October 23, 2006, a Camden County jury found in favor of The Family of Mr. Robert Boylan in a medical malpractice suit. The defendants were B. Dawson, Shoemaker, M.D., Joseph Szgalsky, M.D.and Megan Vermeulen, M.D. The jury found both Dr. Shoemaker and Dr. Szgalsky responsible. The jury awarded nearly $800,000 in damages. The trial lasted three weeks before The Honorable Ronald J. Freeman. The jury deliberated 2 1/2 days. Attorney for the family of Robert Boylan was John R. Mininno, Esquire of the Mininno Law Office. If you or a loved one has been harmed by Medical malpractice, you may have a claim for damages. For more information, … [Read more...]