LAWREADER USER DICK LAWRENCE and Co-Counsel KEN SIGLEMAN SCORE $30 MILLION DOLLAR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VERDICT IN OHIO –
July 6, 2009
LawReader user Richard “Dick” Lawrence of the Lawrence Firm in Covington, Ky. and Co-counsel Ken Sigelman of San Diego, tried the case which took four weeks, in Dayton, Ohio. The plaintiff’s verdict is the largest malpractice award in Ohio history.
Lawrence credits Co-counsel Patrick Beirne of the Lawrence Firm with an essential role in the success of the litigation.
Ken Sigelman besides being a national known attorney who has successfully tried many brain injury cases, is a medical doctor.
The Jury in the Dayton Court of Common Pleas was given the case on Wednesday June 24th. in the afternoon. On Thursday afternoon the jury reached a verdict and awarded the Plaintiff (now 8 1/2 years old) a total of $30,953,181.00
The plaintiff was brain damaged at birth due to a failure of the nursing staff to properly monitor the birth and their malpractice caused a uterine rupture which severally injured the child. The jury awarded the entire sum against the hospital and found no malpractice by the attending physician.
The largest Kentucky malpractice award is believed to have been in the Bailey case. That award was for $23.5 million.
We believe this is the largest verdict Lawrence has participated in during his long and successful career as a medical malpractice lawyer. Lawrence, a nationally recognized malpractice lawyer, is no stranger to large awards but this verdict shows that as he advances towards the retirement age for most people, he is still going strong.
The presiding Judge was Judge O’Connell