Recent Verdicts

Extent of attorney-referred treatment disputed after rear-ender. $100K. San Francisco County.

The first civil jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court in 2020 after the pandemic shutdown.  Defense argues the need for treatment was exaggerated by attorney-referred doctors, and that there was a pre-existing condition.

  • Case Name: Kelman Garcia v. Ting Lin
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 23, 2020

OC Sheriff's investigator rear-ends family of three. $2.2M. Orange County.

Though liability is admitted, defendant Orange County disputes extent of injuries and treatment.

  • Case Name: Collazo v. County of Orange
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Pediatrician fails to hospitalize infant, who dies of pneumonia. $2M. San Bernardino County.

Infant is seen in ER and referred to pediatrician for follow-up care. Plaintiff alleges care was negligent and led to infant's death from bacterial pneumonia.

  • Case Name: Velanta Babbitt v. Cheryl Emoto, M.D., Prime Healthcare, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Verdict during pandemic in disputed-liability rear-ender. $253K. Orange County.

Jury trial held after court reopens during pandemic. Soft-tissue injury to neck leads to claim of tinnitus; liability and causation disputed.

 

  • Case Name: Nevarez v. Brutoco
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 14, 2020