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

Sciortino v. Defendant Physician


Defendant Physician


Defense Verdict


Plaintiff alleged defendant mistreated the plaintiff’s decedent’s renal colic by prescribing narcotics, causing the 27-year-old to become drug dependent. This allegedly led to his accidental death from a drug overdose one year later.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the surviving spouse and six-year-old son of the decedent.

Plaintiff sought $2 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.