Category: News and Events

Bob Henry and Alan Mirelman obtained a defense verdict following a week-long medical malpractice trial

March, 2022
Bob Henry and Alan Mirelman obtained a defense verdict following a week-long trial that ended March 4, 2022. The trial was in the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange County, FL). The Defendant Physician was alleged to have negligently repaired a ruptured patella tendon causing the Plaintiff to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  The Plaintiff requested $2,580,000 during closing argument, but the jury returned a complete defense verdict in 34 minutes. 

Damien Hoffman secured a summary judgment in a premises liability case claiming severe injuries

February, 2022
Damien Hoffman secured a summary judgment in a premises liability case pending in the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange County).  Plaintiff claimed to have sustained severe injuries necessitating several surgeries and years of treatment.  The Judge agreed testimony from multiple depositions and discovery conducted failed to produce evidence necessary to support Plaintiff’s burden of proof.

Travis Edmands prevailed upon a summary judgment in a Wrongful Death case

December, 2021
Travis Edmands prevailed upon a summary judgment in a Wrongful Death case pending in the Seventh Judicial Circuit (Volusia County, FL). This matter was a premises liability action involving seven surviving children. Mr. Edmands successfully utilized the new summary judgment standard for the benefit of his clients by arguing that the Plaintiff would never be able to meet her causation burden given the concessions that he was able to elicit during the depositions in this case.

Mark McLaughlin and Damien Hoffman obtain a defense verdict on behalf of an Interventional Cardiologist

November, 2021
Mark McLaughlin and Damien Hoffman obtained a defense verdict in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pasco County, FL) on behalf of an Interventional Cardiologist. The Defendant Physician was alleged to have caused the death of a husband and father of three. The Plaintiff requested $2.5 million to $5 million during closing argument, but the jury found no negligence on behalf of our client.

Mark McLaughlin and Damien Hoffman Obtain Defense Verdict – Performance of an Allegedly Improper Diagnostic Study

November, 2021
Mark McLaughlin and Damien Hoffman obtained a defense verdict in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pasco County, FL) on behalf of an interventional cardiologist.  The Defendant Physician was alleged to have caused the death of a husband and father of three.  The Plaintiff requested $2.5 million to $5 million during closing argument, but the jury found no negligence on behalf of the firm’s client.    

Kevin O’Hara and Paul Nugent obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an ER Physician

July, 2021
Kevin O’Hara and Paul Nugent obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an ER Physician in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (Brevard County, FL). The Plaintiff alleged permanent injuries due to a stroke, which they argued was preventable by the administration of tPA. The Jury returned a verdict on July 16, 2021, after a contentious three week trial. Despite the Plaintiff requesting in excess of $12 Million, it was a complete defense verdict.

Partners Kevin O’Hara and Paul Nugent Obtain Defense Verdict – Failure to Diagnose Condition

April, 2019
Shareholder Kevin O’Hara and Partner Paul Nugent were successful in obtaining a defense verdict for a pulmonologist in Ocala. Fl. It was alleged that the physician failed to properly diagnose the patient’s condition.

John Bocchino and Michael Berkley Obtain Defense Verdict – Negligent Security Claim

July, 2018
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 returned on June 27, 2018. The identity of the parties are not published out of respect to Plaintiff and Client. D.B. vs. “John Doe” Hospital.

Partners Kevin O’Hara and Paul Nugent Obtain Defense Verdict

June, 2018
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.

Partners Paul Nugent and Kevin O’Hara Obtain Defense Verdict

June, 2018
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.