Areas of Practice
- Emerging Areas of Institutional Liability for PA Hospitals March 17, 2015
- Duffy Case in Largest Awards & Settlements of 2014 December 15, 2014
- “If and When Surveillance Is Discoverable.” November 26, 2014
- John Mirabella Teaches Medical Malpractice CLE for PAJ November 19, 2014
- Duffy firm is Magee Cup Sponsor of Taliaferro Golf Tournament October 22, 2014
Verdicts & Settlements
In Rice, the Superior Court affirmed a $12,400,000 verdict (obtained in addition to a $3,500,000 settlement previously received) which, combined with interest and delay damages, totaled over $22,500,000. This affirmation was for the retrial of a 2006 case, where Duffy + Partners’ client Leroy Rice, a forklift operator who was crushed and partially paralyzed by pallets of frozen food when the warehouse racking he was working near collapsed upon him, was awarded a $10,600,000 verdict and $3,500,000 settlement.
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In Lewis, Duffy + Partners represented a Philadelphia doctor in a five-week trial where a jury awarded $15,700,000 to the doctor and occupants of a car she had rented, after an accident stripped her of the use of her left arm and her medical practice. Attorneys for a Toyota dealer under contract to provide maintenance on the vehicle argued that the client had been speeding and the car hydroplaned, but the firm prevailed in persuading jurors that it was mechanical failure due to faulty maintenance and service. The verdict was later affirmed by the Superior Court resulting in a recovery of over $18,500,000 with interest.
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- Study: Fear of Malpractice Suits Doesn’t Change Care November 10, 2014
- Conflicting Reports Raise Questions about ER in Dallas Ebola Case October 18, 2014
- Study: Expectant Mothers Would Benefit from National Quality Standards August 05, 2014
- Pennsylvania Law Expands Newborn Screening for Birth Defects July 15, 2014
- Cervical Cerclage – Cervical Incompetence May 20, 2014