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

Plaintiff v. Defendant Internal Medicine Resident Physician

05/16/2019 Client:

Defendant Internal Medicine Resident Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys successfully obtain verdict on behalf of defendant Internal Medicine Resident Physician in a lawsuit arising from the death of a 20-year old patient with sickle cell disease after ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant General Surgeon

04/17/2019 Client:

Defendant General Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys J. Kent Mathewson and Laura C. Ieremia successfully obtained a verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a wrongful death action brought by the 36-year-old decedent’s husband. ...

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Plaintiff v. Infectious Disease Physician

04/11/2019 Client:

Defendant Infectious Disease Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys John McGarry and Meagan VanderWeele successfully defended an infectious disease physician in a three-week medical negligence/wrongful death trial.  A 22-year old woman died from sepsis from an undiagnosed ...

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Plaintiff v. Infectious Disease Physician

04/11/2019 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys John McGarry and Meagan VanderWeele successfully defended an infectious disease physician in a three-week medical negligence/wrongful death trial. A 22-year old woman died from sepsis from an undiagnosed ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

04/10/2019 Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS attorneys Stetson Atwood and Ashley Dus successfully defend a hospital in a medical negligence trial in which the plaintiff asked the jury to award $16 million in damages. The ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Family Medicine and Geriatric Physician

04/01/2019 Client:

Defendant Family Medicine and Geriatric Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS successfully defended a family medicine and geriatric physician in a case involving claims of wrongful death and medical malpractice following the death of a nursing home resident. In 2014, ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Family Practice Physician

03/11/2019 Client:

Defendant Family Practice Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS successfully defended a family practice physician in a case involving an alleged improper prescription of anti-inflammatory medication to a patient with chronic kidney disease. The patient claimed the medication ...

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Gonzalez v. Union Health Service, Inc.

11/29/2018 Client:

Defendant Union Health Service, Inc.

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory.

Karen K. DeGrand and Laura C. Ieremia successfully challenged a circuit court order in the Illinois Supreme Court, resulting in dismissal of the case based on a statutory immunity defense. ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Ophthalmologist

11/28/2018 Client:

Defendant Ophthalmologist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS secured a verdict for the defense in a case in which a woman accused a Lasik surgeon of failing to properly assess her prior to surgery. A 44-year-old woman ...

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