Largest Jury Verdicts of 2007

As reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 28, 2008

Negligence and Medical Malpractice Verdicts are among top jury awards in Massachusetts in 2007

Attorneys from Lubin & Meyer are again named among the largest verdicts of the year as reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Presented here are excerpts from the report involving Lubin & Meyer.

$4.4 million ($6.1 million with interest) - Negligence
Suffolk Superior Court
Date of verdict: December 2007
Plaintiff’s counsel: Andrew C. Meyer Jr. and William J. Thompson, Lubin & Meyer, Boston

A passenger coach bus was returning to Gillette Stadium from the Deutsche Bank golf tournament at the TPC golf course in Norton. As the bus proceeded along the access road on stadium property, a large metal security gate was blown by the wind into the roadway and collided with the bus. The gate entered into the passenger compartment of the bus, injuring the decedent. The plaintiff brought an action against the landowner, security company and parking company for failing to secure the gate. Each defendant denied it had anything to do with securing the gate in the open position.

$2.5 million ($4.12 with interest) - Medical Malpractice
Middlesex Superior Court
Date of verdict: November 2007
Plaintiff’s counsel: Suzanne C.M. McDonough and Nicholas D. Cappiello, Lubin & Meyer, Boston

The 31-year-old decedent was admitted to the hospital for pelvic pain, which turned out to be a cyst on her right ovary that had partially ruptured. Doctors decided that there was no reason to operated and admitted her to the hospital for care. After five days in the hospital, the cyst was healing, but the decedent developed pneumonia in both lungs. Another doctor, along with the defendant surgeon and defendant gynecologist, decided to do exploratory surgery on the decedent’s pelvis, despite the fact that the cyst was getting better and the problem was in her chest. She suffered respiratory arrest, had to be resuscitated and the surgery was delayed, but not stopped. The decedent then died of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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