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

Simpson v. Estate of Defendant Physician

08/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Decedent, age 56, suffering from known depression, anxiety attacks and possible psychosis, submitted to a nine-day voluntary psychiatric admission. During admission, a trial of different medical combinations was attempted, with ...

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Leffelman-Barton v. Defendant Physician

06/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff, a 19-year-old nurse’s aid, underwent an anterior-posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation. Post-operatively, plaintiff developed a deep wound infection at the iliac crest bone graft donor site that tracked to ...

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Reeves v. Defendant Physician

05/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Plaintiff, a 74-year-old man, was admitted for total right knee replacement with a history of severe vascular disease. Ten days post-op, the right lower leg lost blood flow. The leg ...

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Brown v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

05/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Defense Verdict Affirmed on Appeal.

DBMS represented a defendant automobile manufacturer in the first trial, in which four family members died due to fire-related injuries and the surviving mother received multiple orthopedic injuries and burns ...

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Norton v. Defendant Insurance Company

04/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Insurance Company

Outcome:

Dismissal of Amended Complaint Affirmed.

The appellate court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s amended complaint which alleged spoliation of evidence. The appellate court agreed that plaintiff failed to allege a duty owed by defendant to ...

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Ronczkowski v. Defendant University Medical Group

03/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

The 24-year-old plaintiff underwent a right hemi-discectomy to remove a herniated disc. Post-operatively, plaintiff awoke with paraparesis and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Plaintiff underwent extensive physical therapy and eventually regained ...

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General Casualty Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

03/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed.

An insurance company paid a vehicle owner’s claim when his car burst into flames in the driveway. The insurer filed a subrogation action against the defendant seeking to recover the ...

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Wallis v. Defendant Physician

01/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Summary Judgment for Defendant Affirmed.

Summary judgment had been granted in favor of defendant after the trial judge struck plaintiff’s expert’s testimony. The expert had admitted that he did not accept plaintiff’s version of the ...

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