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

Williams v. Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

Client:

Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict.

Dick Donohue, Karen Kies DeGrand and Meagan VanderWeele convinced the appellate court to affirm a judgment entered on a jury verdict in a wrongful pregnancy action. The court rejected plaintiffs’ ...

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Whiting v. Defendant Healthcare Services Company

Client:

Defendant Healthcare Services Company

Outcome:

Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment order entered in favor of firm’s client.

Karen Kies DeGrand and Don Brown successfully defended a client on appeal in the Seventh Circuit. An inmate in an Illinois prison who became ill during his incarceration sued the ...

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Weston v. Hospital and Physician

Client:

Defendant Hospital and Physician

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed order entering summary judgment for firm’s clients.

With the defendants represented by Donohue Brown’s Karen DeGrand, Stetson Atwood and Laura Testa, the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s order granting summary judgment to the firm’s clients in ...

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Wilkins v. Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

Client:

Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

Outcome:

Supreme Court reinstated order granting summary judgment to the defendants after reversal by the appellate court..

A motorist collided with an ambulance transporting a patient on a non-emergency basis from a hospital to a nursing home. Sustaining severe head trauma in the collision, the motorist sued ...

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Show v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of the firm's client.

The plaintiffs were the driver and passenger in a vehicle that was in a “T-bone” intersection collision with another vehicle, causing the plaintiff’s vehicle to roll over. Plaintiffs contended that ...

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Smith v. Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

Client:

Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict Affirmed on Appeal.

On June 28, 2011, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the judgment entered on May 7, 2010, in favor of Donohue Brown’s corporate construction client and the company’s driver. ...

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Uldrych v. Defendant Surgeon and Hospital

Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of surgeon and against hospital on implied indemnity cross claim.

In a medical negligence case, DBMS attorneys successfully defended their client, a surgeon, from the co-defendant hospital’s belated attempt to recover the amount the hospital paid to settle the case ...

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Iaccino v. Defendant Obstetrician et al.

Client:

Defendant Obstetrician

Outcome:

Not guilty verdict in first trial and affirmed judgment on jury verdict on appeal.

In this medical negligence case, the mother and father of a child filed a lawsuit against two obstetricians, among others, who assisted with the child’s delivery. The plaintiffs claimed that ...

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Steinhoff v. Defendant Snow Vehicle Manufacturer

Client:

Defendant Snow Vehicle Manufacturer

Outcome:

Reversed in favor of defendant.

In February 2006, plaintiff, a Michigan resident, was allegedly rendered a quadriplegic while operating a snow-grooming tractor in Michigan. Plaintiff filed suit against the Oregon manufacturer of the tractor in ...

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