Virgina and Washington, DC lawyers Bartoli Cain Wason PLLC obtained another medical malpractice award - and justice - for their client. An otherwise healthy woman underwent a supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy for excessive uterine bleeding. During the procedure, the defendant OB-GYN injured the bowel and right ureter without recognizing the injuries. When the patient presented to the Emergency Room in severe pain, the CT scan showed a very large pelvic fluid collection consistent with an abscess. During emergency laparotomy surgery, the general surgeon found a hole in the patient’s sigmoid colon and so a colostomy was performed. The patient had a significant amount of output from her drain tube after the colostomy surgery, which led to the eventual diagnosis of the right ureteral injury. Since that time, the patient has undergone several surgeries to treat her ureter, colostomy, and other issues. She had to wear bags to collect her feces and urine for 10 months.
This was a no-offer case prior to trial. The case settled following the presentation of the plaintiff’s case by Bartoli Cain Wason PLLC.
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Bartoli Cain Wason, PLLC congratulates medical malpractice attorneys Michele Bartoli Cain and Wallace B. Wason, Jr. for each being named to the 2020 list of Super Lawyers in both Virginia and Washington, DC.
The Super Lawyers list is published annually by Thomson Reuters. The selection process includes nominations by peers, independent research into the candidates by Super Lawyers staff, a second blue ribbon peer evaluation, followed by final selection. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. For more information, visit Superlawyers.com. Congratulations Michele and Wally!
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association has selected Michele Bartoli Cain as a member of the 2020 class of “Influential Women of Law."
This award honors Michele among other select women attorneys and judges for excellent work on behalf of the justice system and on behalf of clients, with consideration of commitment to the community and service to the profession.
Bartoli Cain Wason, PLLC congratulates both Michele Bartoli Cain and Wallace B. Wason, Jr. for being named to the 2019 list of Super Lawyers in the field of Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff. The Super Lawyers list is published annually by
Thomson Reuters. The selection process includes nominations by peers, independent research into the candidates by Super Lawyers staff, a second blue ribbon peer evaluation, followed by final selection. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. For more information, visit Superlawyers.com. Congratulations Michele and Wally!
Following a May 2018 jury verdict in the amount of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) for the plaintiff we represented, the defendants, Arlington Dentistry by Design and Joseph A. Khalil, DDS, filed a petition for appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia. We tried to engage in settlement negotiations while the case was on appeal, but the most that the defendants’ insurer, MedPro, was willing to offer was one hundred twenty five thousand dollars ($125,000), which was less than ten percent of the verdict amount. The defense lawyer told us that they were “very bullish” on their position for appeal and retrial. The defendants had previously admitted liability so even with a successful appeal their best-case outcome would be another trial on damages. Nevertheless, they were “not interested in paying anything near” the verdict amount. They decided to “simply take on the appeal,” hoping that they would end up with a retrial and a much lower verdict in a second trial. Because their appeal was denied, however, the jury’s verdict from the original trial stands and they have now paid the full $1,500,000 amount of the verdict plus costs and statutory interest.