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Dwight Vermette and Renee Meyer are sponsoring and speaking at the CAI Legal Round Table.
Eckenrode-Maupin is pleased to announce that RENEE M. MEYER has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. The Council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies,and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
TAD ECKENRODE discusses how apologies impact lawsuits in the St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine: April/May 2013 edition.
"Sorry" seems to be the hardest word...
How do Apologies Impact Lawsuits?
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently denied an appeal filed by a plaintiff against whom we were successful in obtaining a summary judgment for our clients at the trial court level. The case, handled by attorneys Tad Eckenrode and Denise Williams, has now been adjudicated with finality pursuant to the appellate court’s ruling, resulting in the claims against our clients being closed without payment or trial.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a motion for summary judgment that we filed on behalf of our healthcare professional clients, effectively concluding a case successfully without having to put our clients through trial. The motion, filed by attorneys Tad Eckenrode and Denise Williams, resulted in the dismissal of all claims by the plaintiff in their entirety.
TAD ECKENRODE will present "Prison Healthcare Liability Issues" at the 2013 National Conference of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
CYNDI MAAG will attend the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) Conference in Chicago.
A medical malpractice case that was pursued both in Illinois and Missouri by plaintiffs was successfully resolved in favor of our client this week when the matter was dismissed. The case, originally filed in Illinois, was dismissed there upon our claim that jurisdiction was not proper. Although the trial court ruled in favor of the plaintiff initially, Lisa Howe argued the matter before the Illinois Court of Appeals, which agreed with our position and ruled that Illinois was not the proper jurisdiction for the case. Thereafter, plaintiffs filed the case in Missouri, and on behalf of the defendant physician, Lisa filed a motion for summary judgment. Weeks prior to the scheduled hearing on that motion, plaintiffs dismissed the case entirely.
CYNDI MAAG will make a webcast presentation for National Business Institute/IPE on March 27th. The topic: "Getting the Most out of Radiology, Labs, and Pathology." This presentation is geared to paralegals, legal assistants and legal support staff. Cyndi is a certified legal nurse consultant (certified through AALNC) and a registered nurse with a significant background in medical issues, particularly oncology. She is a member of the Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and a published author.
Gov. Nixon nominates Maupin to serve on St. Louis County Board of Elections Commissioners
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today nominated John W. Maupin, of Creve Coeur, to serve on the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. The board conducts all public elections in St. Louis County. The nomination will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate. Read More. PDF version of the article - Click Here
CYNDI MAAG will make a presentation to the St. Louis Paralegal's Association during the March 19th monthly meeting. The topic: "Getting the Most out of Radiology, Labs, and Pathology." Cyndi is a certified legal nurse consultant (certified through AALNC) and a registered nurse with a significant background in medical issues, particularly oncology. She is a member of the Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and a published author.
TAD ECKENRODE and RENEE MEYER will volunteer at the Collegiate Mock Trial Tournament at Washington University on March 15th & 16th, 2013
LISA HOWE will serve as an evaluator for the YLD Trial Advocacy Competition where new associates are given the opportunity to participate in mock trials.
RENEE MEYER will participate in "Read Across America" at Mason Elementary School of Academic & Cultural Literacy. This project is sponsored by BAMSL Young Lawyer's Division.
On Saturday, February 16th, RENEE MEYER attended the Mathews-Dickey "Better to Educate Than to Incarcerate" which was an event to celebrate 53 years of service and Mr. Martin Luther Mathews 88th birthday. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber invited 53 lawyers from St. Louis to sign a pledge supporting the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club’s efforts to pursue educational opportunities for children as an alternative to incarceration.
RENEE MEYER will attend the 53rd Anniversary Alumni Reception and Awards Showcase entitled "It is Better to Educate Than to Incarcerate". Ms. Meyer will be attending as a representative of BAMSL. The event will be held at the Edward Jones Corporate Headquarters on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Barb Buhmann will present a webinar : "Process of Obtaining Medical Records for Paralegals" for NBI/IPE.
Renee Meyer is serving on the Public Relations and Membership Committee for Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Dwight Vermette is now serving on the CAI - Missouri Legislative Action Committee.
Renee Meyer has joined BAMSL's Lawyers for the City Committee.
A case defended at trial by Tad Eckenrode was listed among the Top Defense Wins in Missouri in 2012 in the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Top Verdicts & Settlements issue.
Tad Eckenrode and Lisa Howe obtained a unanimous defense verdict this week for our physician client in a medical malpractice case alleging a failure to diagnose and treat sepsis, leading to the death of plaintiff's husband. Plaintiffs asked the jury for a verdict of $1 million, in a case that took most of the week, and involved the testimony of over 10 fact witnesses, 5 experts (2 forensic pathologists) and several dozen exhibits. Tad and Lisa were assisted at trial by our litigation paralegal, Janice Gallaher, and back at the office by our Legal Nurse Consultant, Cyndi Maag, and our paralegal, Barb Buhmann.
Mr. J. Thaddeus Eckenrode to speak at the 2013 CLM Annual Conference
Mr. J. Thaddeus Eckenrode, Attorney at Law at Eckenrode-Maupin, will be one of the featured speakers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). The Annual Conference will be held from April 10 to 12 in San Antonio. Mr. Eckenrode will be speaking on the topic Litigation Management-Preventing Smart People from Saying Dumb Things-Defending Depositions of Professionals and Corporate Representatives.
Tad Eckenrode is the founder, managing officer and lead trial attorney for Eckenrode-Maupin, a boutique 8 attorney defense-oriented trial and appellate practice. He has tried over 70 cases to verdict in both Missouri and Illinois state courts, and in Federal court. Several were listed as among the year's "Top Defense Verdicts" by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly. The firm's practice areas include all aspects of general insurance defense and civil litigation, while Tad's own personal focus is on complex and high-stakes death and injury claims, including medical malpractice, product liability and general / auto liability matters. Tad has been a frequently requested speaker at bar and professional seminars on topics related to trial practice, professional liability and general negligence matters, and he has authored several articles published both locally and nationally. He is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, listed in "Best Lawyers in America", and has been selected as a Missouri-Kansas "Superlawyer" for four straight years.
Tad graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1983, and served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for three years before transitioning to a general civil insurance defense practice, which has been his primary litigation focus for the past 25 years.
About the CLMM
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After the submission of several motions directed to the sufficiency of the legal arguments raised by plaintiff, Lisa Howe successfully obtained dismissal of our client in a prisoner civil rights action.
Tad Eckenrode was published in the Winter 2012 edition of Litigation Management Magazine. The article is titled: Texas Hold ‘Em – Is Complex Litigation a Complete Gamble.
Lisa Howe will participate as a Judge in the College Mock Trial on October 20th at Washington University in St.Louis.
John W. Maupin and J. Thaddeus Eckenrode discuss Tort Reform in St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine; Oct/Nov 2012. “Tort Reform Setback: Analyzing the Impact of the July 31 Missouri Supreme Court Decision” Read More...
Tad Eckenrode’s recent defense verdict is reported in DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar; Volume 11, Issue 39: AND THE DEFENSE WINS.
Tad Eckenrode was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field(s) of Medical Malpractice Defense (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
J. Thaddeus Eckenrode and Dwight A. Vermette authored “Fighting the Squeeze” in the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Section of For the Defense; September 2012. Fighting the Squeeze
Cynthia A. Maag, RN, BA, LNCC co-authored “Breast Cancer Case Review: A Case Study” which was published in the Fall 2012 / Volume 23 / Number 2 Edition of The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting. Read More...
The Supreme Court of Missouri abolished “caps” on non-economic damages in cases brought under Missouri’s medical negligence statute, §538.210 RSMo.1 Non-economic damages generally include items like pain and suffering and emotional distress. The court’s ruling in Watts v. Cox Medical Centers, et al., may impact the cost of medical malpractice coverage and eventually its overall availability. Read More...
Ann Marie Piana spoke on July 31, 2012 in another National Business Institute sponsored seminar held in St. Louis, Missouri. This seminar concentrated on key damages elements that shape the value of a case. Ms. Piana’s topics were “Documenting the Extent of the Injury” and “Negotiating and Litigating the Damages: Defense Perspective.”
Ann Marie Piana was an invited speaker for the National Business Institute sponsored webcast, "Advanced Civil Trial Skills." The event was held on July 27, 2012. Ms Piana spoke regarding discovery and admission of electronically stored information and social media, including the applicable Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure.
Ann Marie Piana has been invited to join the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.
Eckenrode-Maupin is pleased to announce that Ann Marie Piana has been invited to join the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. The Council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Ann Marie Piana has more than 25 years experience in civil litigation handling professional and commercial litigation, including medical malpractice, employment, transportation, product liability and contracts.
Tad Eckenrode will make a presentation at the 2012 MoDocs Invitation Only Event / Risk Management Lectures on May 17th in Kansas City, Missouri and on May 24th in St. Louis, Missouri
Tad Eckenrode & Lisa Howe argued that a medical malpractice case belonged in Missouri rather than Madison County. The Appellate Court agreed and ruled.
In Yang v. McKinney, the U.S. District Court recently ruled in favor of our client, sustaining the Motion for Summary Judgment prepared and filed by Lisa Howe, and leading to the final solution of this case for our client.
Eckenrode Maupin is pleased to announce that Richard J. Magee has joined the firm and will continue to serve clients in the following practice areas:
- Condominium and Homeowners' Associations
- Debtor/Creditor/Bankruptcy Issues
- Estate Planning
- General Corporate & Business Matters
- Labor and Employment
- Mechanic's Liens and Construction Law
- Real Estate
Eckenrode Maupin Attorneys at Law are named one of Missouri Lawyers Winningest Defense Law Firms For 2010. "Winningest Defense Law Firms For 2010"
John Fischesser will be receiving the Award of Merit from the Young Lawyer's Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The award is in recognition of his efforts while serving on the Executive Board of the YLD over the past year. It will be presented during the annual Law Day celebration on May 16, 2011.
Barb Buhmann, paralegal at Eckenrode-Maupin, was a panel member for the St. Louis Paralegal Association's "Paralegal Roundtable: Life as a Paralegal". She answered questions from students who are studying for their paralegal degrees and certificates in order to help them in their transition from the classroom to their career.
Lisa Howe will be on the faculty for the upcoming seminar "Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation"
Eckenrode- Maupin has finished in the Top 5 in the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly list of winningest firms. The list was published in their January 31, 2011 edition. Only three law firms in the State of Missouri, each employing more than 100 lawyers, ended 2010 with more defense trial victories than Eckenrode-Maupin, according to the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly.
In addition, to the firm's overall 4th place finish in total defense verdicts, Tad Eckenrode also finished in the top 5 among the individual winningest defense attorneys, according to the same publication.
J. Thaddeus Eckenrode has been invited to join the Council on Litigation Management.
Eckenrode-Maupin is pleased to announce that J. Thaddeus Eckenrode has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. The Council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies,and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Tad Eckenrode has more than 25 years experience in civil litigation and has taken over 60 jury trials to verdict in Missouri and Illinois, as well as Federal, Appellate and Missouri Supreme Court.
John Fischesser authored "Thoughts on the Rising Costs of Litigation from a Defense Perspective".
The Madison St. Clair Record reported at length on the legal arguments made by Lisa Howe, of Eckenrode-Maupin, at a recent motion hearing. The hearing was before the Madison County (Illinois) Circuit Court regarding the appropriate jurisdiction for a pending lawsuit. The story reported on the tremendously close legal issue – one on which the judge himself admitted that he “flip-flopped” on deciding.
Tad Eckenrode of Eckenrode-Maupin won a 3-day jury trial in Mexico, MO when an Audrain County jury returned a verdict in favor of his client.
John Fischesser’s blog post, "What Lawyers Can Take Away from a Trip to Sesame Street" has been posted on the blog at DRI Today.
Eckenrode-Maupin is proud to announce that Tad Eckenrode has again been named as a SuperLawyer in the 2010 Missouri & Kansas SuperLawyer publication.
Janice Gallaher will present "The Paralegal's Guide to Utilizing Medical Records During Trial" on December 16, 2010. Ms. Gallaher is the Litigation Support Specialist for Eckenrode-Maupin and will lend her expertise regarding litigation support through the use of technology.
Cynthia Maag and Barb Buhmann will present "Hidden Treasures: A Paralegal's Guide to Locating Those Hard-to-Find Medical Records" on November 9, 2010.
John W. Maupin will recieve the President's Award at the annual meeting of The Missouri Bar on October 1, 2010. The award is in recognition of Mr. Maupin's outstanding contributions to The Missouri Bar's efforts to educate the public about the threats to an independent judiciary in Missouri. In an interview with The Missouri Bar, Mr. Maupin said he was surprised to learn of this honor and was flattered to have been asked for his help. He explained that the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan is the national model for removing partisan politics from the selection of judges and needs to be preserved.
John Fischesser, II is the author of an article in the September 2010 edition of "Saint Louis Lawyer" The article, entitled “Helping Each Other Through Our Inboxes: BAMSL Assist”, describes a new service project that John is coordinating called BAMSL Assist. For more information on the program and to get involved, please e-mail email@example.com.
Janice Gallaher Paralegal at Eckenrode-Maupin, is currently serving as co-chair of the Community and Social Affairs Committee for the St. Louis Paralegal Association. She recently competed in the Attorneys v. Paralegals softball game at the softball filed outside of Busch Stadium.
Eckenrode-Maupin has been featured in a blog post focusing on lawyers and firms that offer their time and talents in community service. The post features an interview with John Fischesser and can be found HERE.
John Fischesser has been featured in a blog spot on USNews.com entitled "How to Use Social Media to Improve Your Career". Mr. Fischesser describes his use of Facebook to land his current position at Eckenrode-Maupin. Read the post HERE.
A successful verdict obtained by Ann Marie Piana and Lisa Howe has been featured in The Missouri Medical Law Report published by the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly. Read the full story HERE.
John Fischesser, II was elected to the Board of Directors for Stella Maris Child Care Center.
John Fischesser appeared as a guest on the national radio program Common Sense with Shea Daily. He discussed the legal aspects of disaster preparedness, drawing on his extensive experience practicing law in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For a summary of Mr. Fischesser's conversation on the program see Shea Daily's blog at maryreich.blogspot.com.
After oral argument at the Missouri Supreme Court in January, the court, in Klotz v. Shapiro, upheld Missouri's tort reform "caps" against a Constitutional challenge brought by the plaintiffs. The case was argued by J. Thaddeus Eckenrode on behalf of a medical defendant and multiple amicus curia filers in support of the non-economic damage caps. In the months preceding this ruling, courts in Illinois and Georgia had ruled to the contrary on similar laws in those states, essentially throwing out "caps" in each of those states, in what appears to be the start of a trend away from tort reform changes that have taken place in recent years.
Cynthia Maag was a speaker at the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Annual Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA. Her topic was titled "Common Errors in the Hematology/Oncology World" and her contribution involved radiation oncology, surgical oncology and patholoy issues in case reviews.
Tad Eckenrode obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client in a nursing home fall injury case. Plaintiffs claimed that the injuries sustained ultimately led to the death of the patient, but submitted the case based only on the injuries sustained, and asked the jury for damages of about $500,000. Tad was assisted by associate attorney Lisa Howe, which was tried in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis. (O'Neal v. McCann)
"Understanding Workers' Compensation" by Ann Marie Piana, Attorney at law.
PRESS RELEASE: Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law to sponser Golf Tournament to Benefit Oasis Food Pantry on June 8th. Read More..
After a trial lasting more than a week, which involved issues related to missing documentation and excessive doses of a toxic medication, Tad Eckenrode was successful in obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of a local cardiologist in a wrongful death trial (Greene v. Uppstrom).
The Missouri Court of Appeals UPHELD a defense verdict obtained by J. Thaddeus Eckenrode in October 2008 in the case of Lunn v. Anderson. Tad also handle the oral argument at the Court of Appeals, in which the plaintiffs challenged evidence adduced at trial, which took place in November. Notabley, the Court of Appeals reversed a portion of the case as to one of the co-defendants.
Cyndi Maag, RN, CLNC and Barb Buhmann presented an educational session sponsored by Institute of Paralegal Education (IPE) titled “Medical Record Review – Obtaining and Organizing for Paralegals”
Defense verdict on behalf of Eckenrode-Maupin's clients obtained in the case of Lunn v. Anderson. Tad Eckenrode, assisted by Lisa Howe, tried the case, which lasted a full week, in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Cyndi Maag, RN, LNC has achieved designation as a Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) as recognized by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and accredited by the American Board of Nurse Specialty (ABNS). LNCC designation is awarded to those who successfully complete the certification process by meeting the eligibility criteria and passing a written examination. The designation is valid for five years and on-going continuing education is required to renew the certification.
PRESS RELEASE: Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law to sponser Blood Drive on June 12th in Clayton, Missouri. Read More...
Lisa Howe, Attorney and Janice Gallaher, Litigation Trial Paralegal scheduled to present "The Criminal Trial; Voir Dire to Closing" which will be held on Jun. 26, 2008 at Sheraton Clayton Plaza. Click here to see the brochure.
PRESS RELEASE: Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law to sponser June 9th Golf Tournament to Benefit OASIS Food Pantry, Read More...
Tad Eckenrode is interviewed by Steve Murphy, Executive Producer of America's Premier Lawyers.
Several of the firm's attorneys participated in the Missouri High School Mock Trial Program. Lisa Howe acted as a judge during 1st and 2nd round matches, and Tad Eckenrode served as the Attorney-Coach for the Priory High School "Red" team.
Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law had four of the top 50 defense verdicts in Missouri in 2007 as published by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly.
Lisa Howe participated as a Witness for a Law School Trial Advocacy Class at St. Louis University.
A busy, but successful, trial month for the firm, as Tad Eckenrode won 2 jury trials, while Lisa Howe concluded another case scheduled for trial in August by reaching a very reasonable mediated settlement for the firm’s client. In the first trial, Briggs v. Byrne, Mr. Eckenrode, assisted by Ms. Chazen, obtained a defense verdict after a 4 day trial in a difficult case involving an alleged mis-diagnosis of a condition known as temporal arteritis, which left the plaintiff blind in one eye, and compromised in the other. In the second trial this month, Ambrose v. Mormol, Mr. Eckenrode and Ms. Chazen successfully defended an Ob/Gyn in a case involving a post-delivery hemorrhage, emergency surgery, and a claim of an unnecessary hysterectomy. After a hard-fought 3 day trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the defense in just 15 minutes.
Tad Eckenrode was one of the featured speakers at a Missouri Bar seminar for lawyers on post-tort reform issues related to medical malpractice cases.
Tad Eckenrode, assisted by Mark Schoon obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client, a local general surgeon, after a one week trial alleging a negligently performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal). Although generally difficult, because “lap chole” cases occur when a surgeon mistakenly cuts the common bile duct instead of the cystic duct to remove the gall bladder, the jury found the defense explanation of how this injury could have occurred, even using due care, to be persuasive. The case, Schmitt v. Brabbee, was tried in St. Louis County, Missouri, and involved multiple expert witnesses.
Attorneys at Eckenrode-Maupin served as a Judge for the BAMSL Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition.
After a 2 week trial in Madison County, Illinois, a jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff on a medical malpractice case (Halloway v. Alton Memorial) alleging the use of an improper contrast material for a radiological procedure, which caused a severe adverse reaction in the 80 year old plaintiff, and significant alleged permanent injuries. Tad Eckenrode and Mark Schoon represented our client, a radiology group. The relevant insurance carrier on this case considered this verdict essentially a “win” because plaintiff had sought $5 million in damages from the jury, which ultimately only awarded a verdict of $450,000, which was less than the plaintiff’s settlement demand at pre-trial mediation. The case was, in fact, tried as an “admitted liability” case, in that the defendant radiologist admitted that an error had been made in the dye used, but we disputed the damages and the value of the claim.
Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law had three different cases recognized among the top defense verdicts in the State of Missouri for 2006 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
The new year started successfully, as Tad Eckenrode and his co-counsel, Randy Bauman, successfully represented a local urologist in a medical malpractice suit in which it was alleged that the plaintiff had suffered a puncture of the bladder while undergoing a “dilation” procedure. This case, Arnold v. Lovinggood, resulted in a defense verdict in St. Louis County Circuit Court after a week long jury trial. The hurdle to overcome in this case was the fact that there clearly was a puncture of the bladder that was likely caused by the defendant’s manipulation of the relevant instruments and tools, so the jury had to be convinced that this was not a negligent act. Plaintiff sought several hundred thousand dollars in damages
In August, 2006, Tad Eckenrode obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their clients, an anesthesia group from Cape Girardeau, at the end of a jury trial in Scott County, in which the plaintiffs sought over $2 million in damages for the alleged wrongful death of a 44 year old man. [Fullerton v. Anesthesia Associates]
Lisa Howe participated in the "Judge for Learning for Life
(Explorers) 2006 National Mock Trial Competition" at Washington
In June, 2006, Tad Eckenrode completed a one week jury trial in Downey v. Brinkman in the St. Louis City Circuit Court. The case was the re-trial of a matter that had been tried previously but was reversed on appeal. Although plaintiff received a verdict at trial, Mr. Eckenrode, the lead defense counsel, successfully convinced the jury not to award any economic damages or future non-economic damages, and to reduce the amount that plaintiff sought for past non-economic damages significantly. The $750,000 verdict was less than a third of what plaintiff sought overall.
A jury trial in May, 2006, in New Madrid County, Missouri, ended successfully when Tad Eckenrode obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of our client, a radiologist who alleged missed lung cancer on spot compression and ultrasound studies that he had interpreted. [Dinkins v. Brumitt]
Lisa Howe participated
as a Judge of oral arguments for a Legal Research and Writing
course at St. Louis University.
Lisa Howe participated
as a Witness for a Law School Trial Advocacy class at St. Louis
Lisa Howe participated
as a Witness for a Law School Trial Advocacy Class at St. Louis
Tad Eckenrode and Shanna Fulton were successful in January, 2006 in exonerating our client, a DeSoto Family Practioner, from allegations of medical malpractice that purportedly led to the plaintiff’s loss of a kidney. Following a 3 day trial in Jefferson County, Missouri, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of our client. [Michalek v. Crawford]