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

Theis v. Defendant Physician

05/03/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense verdict.

Plaintiff developed an epidural abscess following a caesarean section. It was alleged that the defendant failed to timely diagnose and treat the abscess resulting in neurologic injury to the plaintiff. ...

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Kedzuch v. Ford Motor Comapny

05/02/2001 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Cherryl and Timothy Kedzuch struck a small deer in their vehicle, causing the air bag to deploy. The air bag’s deployment resulted in a severe femur fracture to Cherryl Kedzuch, who ...

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Moroney v. Defendant Physician

05/01/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff claimed he was implanted with an undersized intraocular lens during the course of phacoemulsification cataract surgery, resulting in visual disability. Plaintiff sought over $700,000. The jury returned a defense ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Radiologist

04/01/2001 Client:

Defendant Radiologist

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff sued a radiologist for failing to diagnose desmoid tumor that was 14 cm in diameter at ultimate diagnosis. Extensive surgery was followed by tumor recurrence. Plaintiff sought over $4 ...

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Mendoza v. Defendant Physician

03/03/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

A 50-year-old secretary claimed improper surgery to denervate the sternocleidomastoid muscle, resulting in worsening spasmodic torticollis. Defense proved that plaintiff knew of and accepted the risk of unsuccessful surgery. Plaintiff ...

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Kullis v. Defendant Physician

03/02/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery resulted in perforated bowel and resulting septic shock, respiratory and renal failure, and two months in intensive care. Plaintiff sought over $400,000. The jury returned a defense ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant University Medical Center

02/16/2001 Client:

Defendant University Medical Center

Outcome:

Deadlocked Jury (7-5 for defense).

Cardiac surgery on 13-year-old boy who suffered from aortic stenosis resulted in bleeding complications and ultimately death from infection after a prolonged course of intensive care. Plaintiff sought over $24 ...

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Gonzalez v. Defendant Physician

02/01/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

A 61-year-old assembly line supervisor was treated with Heparin for stroke. Bleeding times became highly elevated, and the patient suffered from a fatal intracranial bleed. Plaintiff sought $19 million. The ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

02/01/2001 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff claimed electrical system defects caused a fire that destroyed a truck. The defense contended that post-sale modification of the electrical system to accommodate a snow plow blade was the ...

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