John W. Bocchino and Michael Q. Berkley defended a negligent security/administrative/medical claim wherein an allegation of sexual assault was asserted as to hospital property. The case was tried to verdict after 8 days in Orange County, Florida and a Defense Verdict was retunred on June 27, 2018. The identity of the parties are not published out of respect to Plaintiff […]

Partners Paul A. Nugent and Kevin T. O’Hara were successful in obtaining a defense verdict for a physical therapy facility and the therapist for alleged negligence in failing to supervise an elderly patient on a treadmill who suffered a fractured femur. The case was venued in Orange County.

Partners Kevin T. O’Hara and Paul A. Nugent were successful in obtaining a defense verdict for a physician in Osceola County. The case involved an alleged delay in diagnosis of thyroid cancer.

John W. Bocchino represented a hospital in a 2004 wrongful death claim as to the death of 22 year old male discharged from hospital. The case involved claims of medical negligence in releasing a patient who presented after a drug overdose of recreational drugs. The patient was monitored and when awake, alert and oriented with normal mental status was turned […]

John W. Bocchino and Kyle Morat represented a Cardiologist and his practice in a claim of medical negligence for the death of a 54 year old Hispanic male who was evaluated in anticipation of a tooth extraction for infection. The patient was seen and labeled as at moderate risk for local anesthesia and thereafter was treated in a dental office […]

Partners Mindy McLaughlin and Gabrielle Osborne were successful in obtaining a defense verdict for a physician in Hillsborough County on a very contentious four week medical malpractice case.  Plaintiff was seeking significant damages after a spinal bleed resulted in paralysis.  

McLaughlin Named ABOTA President

Mark McLaughlin was named the 2016 president of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to […]

Case Law Update: Proposals for Settlement

Case Law Update – Proposals for Settlement:  In Mootry v. Bethune Cookman, the Fifth DCA affirmed a denial of a Defendant’s motion for fees pursuant to $100 PFSs. The trial court’s decision, which the Fifth DCA upheld, found the following: “In July 2012 [when the PFSs was filed], the outcome of the various claims was far from certain. The issues […]