Zack Trapp and Tom Dukes got a defense verdict for a Lake County physician in an eight-day medical malpractice trial
Zack Trapp and Tom Dukes got a defense verdict for a Lake County physician in an eight-day medical malpractice trial which ended on September 15, 2022. The Defendant was a hospitalist. The patient, who had advanced lung disease, had an arrest event. Among the issues was the cause of the arrest event and whether… Read More »
Zack Trapp and Tom Dukes got a defense verdict in a six-day trial which ended on Monday, August 29, 2022. Their client was an OB/GYN. The claim was for an unconsented to hysterectomy with alleged subsequent medical problems. The case involved experts in obstetrics and gynecology and urology.
In May, 2022, Ralph Martinez was awarded the 2022 FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year. This award is given to a member who has shown excellence in advocacy, high ethics, a distinguished career, and is committed to service to ABOTA. This award alternates between plaintiff and defense attorneys and in addition to the above,… Read More »
Wil Vancol and Tom Dukes got a Summary Judgment for two Panama City OB/GYN providers on February 14, 2022. The case arose from a stillbirth. The claim was that the obstetric providers had failed to recognize and act upon fetal tachycardia and placental abruption. The summary judgment meant that the court ruled as a… Read More »
Mary Jaye Hall has been admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers. The recent induction ceremony in which Mary Jaye became a Fellow took place in Chicago, Il before an audience of more than 700 at the 2021 annual meeting of the College. The College was founded in 1950 and is composed of… Read More »
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 »