201412.18
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This was a medical negligence case in which we represented a young man who presented to the Emergency Room with signs and symptoms of a serious brain infection, which we alleged the treating doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat. After a nearly two week trial the jury ruled in favor of our clients and awarded nearly 5 million dollars in damages. The trial court was forced to reduce the amount of damages by several million dollars because of a Missouri law that limits the amount of damages a plaintiff may receive from any one defendant in a medical malpractice case. This case was appealed all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court and resulted in a historic decision in our favor which changed the law in Missouri with respect to how much money a plaintiff could receive in damages from a defendant in these types of cases. The case continues to be widely cited by courts and scholarly publications throughout the country.