CSK Partners Dan Shapiro and Mary Elizabeth (“Liz”) Lanier of the Firm’s Tampa Office obtained a complete defense verdict in a survival action in Pinellas County, Florida after a 7-day trial. Plaintiff, by and through the Estate of the former nursing home resident, alleged nursing home negligence where the resident suffered a stroke which went unrecognized by the facility’s staff, causing a delay in treatment, catastrophic injuries, and lingering disabilities for the remainder of the resident’s life (four years). During closing arguments, Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award between $25M and $50M for the resident’s disability, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. The jury returned a defense verdict in approximately 2.5 hours. Mr. Shapiro and Ms. Lanier were assisted pre-trial and at trial by Laura Segura and Mariana Gallastegui, a team effort all around with a great result!
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