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Will Cancers From “Vaping” Be the Next Toxic Tort?
August 26, 2016
The new trend among smokers, those trying to quit, and even non-smokers, are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These e-cigarettes are marketed as a same alternative to cigarettes, but are they really safe? If they are not safe, will diseases caused [...]
The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases
May 25, 2016
The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri. A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolv [...]
Missouri Senate Bill 239 – Reinstatement of Damage Caps In Medical Malpractice Cases
November 19, 2015
When evaluating a claim for medical malpractice, the potential exposure is a key consideration for both health care provider and defense counsel. Until recently, plaintiffs could receive unlimited non-economic damages awards in medical malpractice lawsu [...]
Does the Cap on Non-Economic Damages for Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Actions Still Apply After Watts v. Cox, et al.?
February 5, 2013
One of the most monumental decisions in the medical malpractice world in Missouri was handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in Deborah Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, et al., 376 S.W.3d 633 (Mo. 2012), on July 31, 2012. As most in the medical [...]
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Dean C. Nichols receives Defendants Verdict for Medical Malpractice Claim
October 2, 2013
PS Partner: Dean C. Nichols
We represented: Michael Horwitz DPM and Feet For Life Centers
Venue: St. Louis County
Plaintiff had bunions on both feet and came to Dr. Horwitz for treatment. Plaintiff claimed she did not have hammert [...]
Dean Nichols with a Defense Verdict in Healthcare Medical Claim
May 4, 2012
Charles Alper v. Gentiva Health Services
PS Partner who tried case: Dean C. Nichols
We represented: Gentiva Health Services
Venue: St. Louis County, Missouri
Facts: Plaintiff underwent a bypass surgery with grafts and was discharged from [...]
Defendant Verdict in Medical Malpractice Claim
August 6, 2010
Penny Keller v. James J. Dalla Riva, M.D. and Thomas Hulsen M.D.
Pitzer Snodgrass Partner who tried case: Michael J. Pitzer
We represented: Thomas Hulsen, M.D.
Venue: Madison County, Illinois Circuit Court
Facts: Plaintiff's small intes [...]
Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case
March 22, 2010
Hickman v. Chavez, et al.
Partner who tried case: Michael J. Pitzer
We represented: Defendant one, an internist and Defendant two, a pulmonologist/critical care physician
Venue: St. Clair County Illinois Circuit Court
Facts: This was a wro [...]