Swift Currie attorneys have attained significant victories and other achievements on behalf of our clients. Below is a list of representative cases that highlight the depth and breadth of our experience.
Defended OB/Gyn in Trial Alleging Failure to Timely Perform C-section
Week-long trial ending with a defense verdict. Represented an OB/Gyn who delivered a baby by Cesarean Section. Plaintiff alleged that defendant physician negligently performed the C-section resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) causing cerebral palsy and other neurologic deficits. Plaintiff sought in excess of $1,000,000.00.
Jontavious Jacquez Burdett, a minor, by and through his Parents and Next Friends Crystal N. Perdue-Burdett
and Willie Burdett v. Alvin Lamar Sermons, M.D. Fictitious Defendants Numbers One Through Five
Court of Fulton County)
Policy Limits Contained in Commercial Motor Vehicle Liability Policy Could Not Be Enlarged by the Court in Spite of Federal Law Mandating Higher Limits
The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of partial summary judgment to the insurer, holding that the policy limits contained in the commercial motor vehicle liability policy could not be enlarged by the court, finding that federal law did not mandate reforming the policy to increase the coverage limits.
Employment retaliatory discharge under the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) rebuffed
Long-term sales manager Harold Cohen asserted that he had been discharged on account of age, but his employer, the largest pool tile distributor in the country, asserted abundant non-discriminatory reasons for his discharge.
Defended Neurosurgeon in Trial Alleging Improper Post-op Fluid Management
Two-week trial ending with a defense verdict. Plastic surgeon sued his neurosurgeon and hospital for visual loss following 6.5 hour spine surgery. Represented neurosurgeon who performed surgery and managed patient post-operatively. Plaintiff alleged that Dr. Lindley failed to adequately treat anemia and hypotension causing decreased blood flow to optic nerve resulting in development of ischemic optic neuropathy. Plaintiff sought in excess of $8,000,000.00.
2. E. Ronald Finger and Cheryl Finger v. St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Inc. d/b/a St. Joseph Hospital, Inc., James G. Lindley, Jr., M.D. and Neurological Institute Of Savannah, P.C.; (State Court of Chatham County)
You have to be worth a damn
Plaintiff’s zero verdict, despite Defendant’s negligence per se
, reversed both forms basis for favorable resolution.
An initial interlocutory appeal established that an expert must be able to eliminate all other reasonable hypotheses in order to have a sufficient basis for an opinion to establish a product defect.