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.
Mary Jaye Hall and Tom Dukes obtained a defense verdict for Health First Medical Group, LLC in an eight-day trial ending in November, 2019. The case involved Gentamicin toxicity in patient with a devastating ankle fracture. The claim was that the trauma team failed to appropriately wean the patient from Gentamicin, which has potential… Read More »
In November, 2019, Attorneys Wil Vancol and Tom Dukes obtained a dismissal of a medical malpractice case against a Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon for Plaintiff’s failure to properly comply with presuit screening rules. The Plaintiff’s presuit screening affidavit was from a plastic surgeon, a different specialty. The Fifth District Court of Appeal found that the… Read More »
Philip Moring and Tom Dukes obtained a defense verdict in a seven-day wrongful death medical malpractice case which ended on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The claim of negligence, rejected by the jury, was for alleged failure of a general surgeon to operate on postoperative bleeding in timely fashion.
Mary Jaye Hall and Stacey Carlisle were successful in obtaining summary judgment for a neurologist in Brevard County in October 2018. The claim centered upon care rendered to a patient with suspected Moyamoya disease. The court granted final summary judgment in favor of the neurologist, finding no evidence of negligence in his care and… Read More »
In April 2019, Ralph Martinez, Tom Dukes and Mary Jaye Hall were named to the 2019 Orlando’s Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Defense. See the list here.
Mary Jaye Hall and Tom Dukes were on the teaching faculty for The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar
Mary Jaye Hall and Tom Dukes were on the teaching faculty for The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar in Gainesville, Florida from Tuesday, May 15th through Thursday May 17, 2018.
Tom Dukes gave a Medical Malpractice Case Law Update at the Florida Liability Claims Conference on Thursday, June 7, 2018. This conference was presented at Walt Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The case law update discussed important developments in Florida Medical Malpractice and Trial Law over the last year.
On February 15, 2018, Zack Trapp presented on the topic of “Admissibility of Presuit Expert Affidavits” to members and attendees at the quarterly meeting of the Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc. (CFMMCCI) in Orlando. The organizations’ membership is comprised of the area’s senior Med-Mal defense lawyers and risk professionals as well as… Read More »
Effective August, 2017, Wilbert R. Vancol was made Partner in the Firm. Wilbert has been a practicing attorney since 2011 and is licensed in the State of Florida.