The appellate decision means the doctor is exonerated and there is no further appellate avenue for the Plaintiff.
The 2nd DCA has affirmed per curiam the defense verdict Tom Dukes and Philip Moring obtained in Polk County in a case tried June 24 through July 2, 2019. The case alleged a delay in surgery by the Defendant physician leading to death. The appellate decision means the doctor is exonerated and there is… Read More »
On November 25, 2020, Tom Dukes and Zack Trapp obtained an Order of Dismissal by the Florida Board of Dentistry on behalf of our client, a dentist in Kissimmee. This was a formal administrative Department of Health investigation in which the Department alleged our client improperly placed crowns on the petitioners upper teeth. Zack… Read More »
Thomas E. Dukes, III as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer… Read More »
Mary Jaye Hall and Thomas Suri obtained Summary Judgment on September 25, 2020, on behalf of their Hospital client
On Septmeber 25, 2020, Mary Jaye Hall and Thomas Suri obtained final summary judgment on behalf of their Hospital client. This was a premises liability action in which the plaintiff alleged the Hospital failed to safely maintain outside walkways, which caused the plaintiff to fall and injure herself. Mary Jaye Hall and Thomas Suri… Read More »
Jennifer L. Phillips obtained a summary judgment in favor of her emergency medicine physician on Sept. 2, 2020. The claim involved an alleged Federal civil rights violation against an emergency medicine provider for a single visit to a local emergency department concerning a shoulder injury. The court assumed that even if the physician was… Read More »
Stacey Carlisle and Tom Dukes obtained a Summary Judgment on May 6, 2020 for an emergency medicine physician in a Flagler County case.
Stacey Carlisle and Tom Dukes obtained a Summary Judgment on May 6, 2020 for an emergency medicine physician in a Flagler County case. The allegations were a delay in diagnosis of sepsis in an elderly woman. The Order granting Summary Judgment confirmed there was no genuine issue of material fact, and the doctor was… Read More »
Ralph Martinez and David Zika obtained a Defense Verdict on behalf of a podiatrist in a five-day jury trial in September, 2019.
The case involved a patient with a recurring bunion. The claim was that the physician used an improper surgical technique. The Defense retained one of the world experts in bunion surgery and demonstrated to the jury that the doctor’s care was appropriate and in keeping with the leading techniques in podiatric foot surgery. The… Read More »
The Appellate Court affirmed, per curiam, a defense verdict that Ms. Hall and Mr. Dukes obtained in a 10-day trial in April 2018. The case involved a birth related brachial plexus injury. Ms. Hall and Mr. Dukes represented the delivering obstetrician. The jury found no negligence and the Appellate Court upheld the decision.
On December 2019, Mary Jaye Hall obtained final summary judgment on behalf of her Hospital client. This was a premises liability action in which the plaintiff alleged the Hospital failed to clean a transitory substance from the floor, which caused the plaintiff to fall and injure herself. May Jaye Hall argued the Hospital lacked… Read More »
Tom Dukes lectured on “Admissibility of Package Inserts and Black Box Warnings” at the Florida Bar’s Advanced Medical Practice 2020 program in Tampa on January 31, 2020. His experience comes in part from two recent trials in which product literature was a central issue.