We don’t settle your case on the courthouse steps

Every battle is won or lost before it is ever fought. We know what it takes to prevail at trial. Our reputation has been built on one of the highest win ratios in the industry. We will not settle your case on the courthouse steps. You expect your attorneys to aggressively defend your interests not only through discovery but also through the closing stage of the case – trial.

Another win in the books!

Poling attorney, Frederick A. Sewards, obtained a unanimous defense verdict for his emergency medicine physician client on Friday, February 7, 2020 following a two-week trial.  The allegations were that Mr. Sewards’ client and multiple other emergency medicine specialists were negligent in failing to diagnose and treat a cervical spinal epidural abscess or system infection in a patient who had multiple return trips to local emergency rooms.  On behalf of his client, Mr. Sewards was able to successfully demonstrate that the patient’s presenting signs and symptoms were consistent with a musculoskeletal problem and that his emergency medicine physician properly evaluated the patient and made a diagnosis.  The jury unanimously agreed and found that Mr. Sewards’ client was not negligent.  The jury did find that the patient herself was negligent as well as finding that other healthcare providers were negligent on independent visits to the emergency room resulting in a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff as against other Defendants.

Another Defense Verdict!

Brant Poling and Sabrina Sellers obtained a defense verdict in a birth trauma case arising out of allegations of failure to recognize signal ambiguity on the fetal monitor strip.  Experts were called by the family asserting the monitor began recording the maternal heart rate and that additional evaluation was needed of the mother’s heart rate.  The theory was if additional tests had been conducted they would have demonstrated an unreassuring pattern which would have resulted in earlier delivery and a neurologically healthy baby.  Experts were called by our team demonstrating the delivering team was present, attentive and the strip was reassuring.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of our clients after deliberating late into the evening.

Another Win!

Congratulations to Brant Poling and Fred Sewards for a large defense verdict in Fairfax, Virginia this week. The team defended an orthopedic surgeon and his corporation against claims of failure to get a pre-op vascular consult and failure to diagnose an occlusion prior to a knee total knee replacement. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict!!