Monthly Archives: May 2014

Defense Win January 2014

bruce-keplingerOn January 13, 2014,   john-hicksBruce Keplinger and John Hicks successfully represented a pulmonologist in a medical malpractice case.  The plaintiff was a 44 year-old female who had idiopathictracheal stenosis (narrowing of the trachea). In September 2000, Plaintiff was seen by Defendant who recommended placement of a trachea stent.  Plaintiff was also seen by an ENT who recommended surgical resection.  Plaintiff elected to have the stent place on September 18, 2000 and her symptoms resolved until October 2001.  Defendant placed a second stent just below where the first stent was placed and Plaintiff’s symptoms again resolved.  However, in...
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Defense Win April 2014

john-hicks John Hicks, successfully represented a home inspector in a professional negligence case.  The trial began on April 28, 2014 in Clay County, Missouri and resulted in a directed verdict in favor of the home inspector. In August 2011, the plaintiff purchased the home from the co-defendants who allegedly failed to disclose water intrusion through a crack in their foundation wall.  In June 2011, the home inspector conducted a “limited visual inspection” of the home and noted no signs of water intrusion in the basement.  On August 7, 2011, the day the plaintiff took possession of the home, plaintiff discovered water coming through a 6 foot crack in...
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