Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Professional Liability

Hart v. Defendant Physician


Defendant Physician


Defense Verdict


Plaintiff alleged that she suffered from severe dry eye syndrome and resulting visual distortions following the excision of a bulbar conjunctiva cyst.

Plaintiff claimed that the surgeon failed to obtain a proper informed consent and that the surgery caused the dry eye syndrome.

Defense successfully argued that the surgery did not cause her dry eye condition which was pre-existing and that dry eye syndrome was not a recognized risk of this particular procedure as performed.

Plaintiff sought over $700,000. The jury returned a defense verdict.