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Nov
2016
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for an OBGYN in a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Jeremy Willett and Mike O’Neill successfully defended an OBGYN in a jury trial in Lake County Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana. The Plaintiff alleged that negligent prenatal care and negligent obstetrical maneuvers resulted in the paralysis of the baby’s left arm and brachial plexus injury. At the trial, the defense brought an OBGYN member of […]

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Sep
2016
Julie Murzyn co-presented at the two-day “Advanced Insurance Law” Seminar

On September 15, 2016, Julie Murzyn co-presented at the two-day “Advanced Insurance Law” seminar sponsored by Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation (ICLEF) in French Lick, IN. Topics covered at the seminar included coverage, bad faith, additional insureds, investigation and discovery, cyber liability, and the tripartite relationship. For more information on any of these topics, contact […]

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Aug
2016
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for an Ophthalmology Practice in a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Mike O’Neill and Kelly McFadden successfully defended an Ophthalmology practice in the St. Joseph County Superior Court, South Bend, Indiana in a jury trial where the plaintiff alleged that the Ophthalmology practice negligently treated plaintiff’s eye infection resulting in the total loss of her right eye. A Medical Review Panel unanimously found that the ophthalmologist […]

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Aug
2016
OMW Wins Defense Verdict in Claim for Negligent and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Daniel W. Glavin and Angela M. Jones successfully defended a funeral home in a claim alleging that embalming techniques employed were sub-par. Plaintiffs were the survivors of a young Kenyan immigrant who drowned in an apartment complex pool. Because of the accidental nature of the death, an autopsy was ordered. In the course of the […]

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Jul
2016
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for OB/GYN Practice in a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Mike O’Neill and Michelle Burchett successfully defended an OB/GYN practice in the Hamilton County Superior Court, Noblesville, Indiana in a jury trial where the plaintiff alleged that a Medical Assistant who handles phone triage for obstetrical patients calling the doctors’ office with various concerns, questions and complaints had negligently failed to direct the plaintiff to […]

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Jul
2016
OMW Wins Summary Judgment in Construction Site Wrongful Death Case

Daniel W. Glavin obtained summary judgment on behalf of OMW’s client in a wrongful death case. Plaintiff was a carpenter-foreman of a crew constructing scaffolding for a project involving repair of damaged ductwork at a NIPSCO generating plant. He fell to his death after scaffolding was modified, apparently by another contractor working on the project. […]

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Jun
2016
Mike O’Neill Presents DRI/FDLA Webinar titled “Debunking and Redefining the Reptile Theory Part 2: Trial Tactics”

On June 14, 2016, Mike O’Neill co-presented a webinar to a National audience of lawyers titled “Debunking and Redefining the Reptile Theory Part 2: Trial Tactics.” This presentation was co-sponsored by the DRI and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and addressed and defined “reptile” strategies used by plaintiffs’ attorneys, during the trial phase of litigation […]

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May
2016
Angela Jones published in the Indiana Lawyer regarding Hospitals’ Vicarious Liability

Generally speaking, unless a hospital or its staff was charged with a specific breach of the standard of care, hospitals maintained a relatively comfortable position in vicarious medical malpractice actions. They kept their heads low, let the physicians argue their positions and remained on the periphery. The evolution of legal precedent regarding vicarious liability claims, […]

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Feb
2016
OMW Wins Dismissal in Legal Malpractice Case

Daniel W. Glavin earned a dismissal with prejudice in a case in which OMW’s attorney-client was sued for abuse of process and negligent infliction of emotional distress.  In preparing for a hearing in the underlying domestic matter, the attorney-client checked the court’s online arrest warrant docket and saw that an arrest warrant for the opposing […]

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Feb
2016
OMW wins Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice case

Daniel W. Glavin recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of OMW’s attorney-client in a claim seeking damages for legal malpractice.  The court concluded that plaintiff, who did not designate an expert, could not prevail as a matter of law without expert testimony to establish the standard of care.  In addition, the court found that the […]

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