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Healthcare Litigator Stuart T. O’Neal secures a defense verdict and dismissal in Lackawanna County in two separate matters

Burns White Healthcare Litigator and Member Stuart T. O’Neal obtained recent successes for two healthcare clients in premises liability and medical malpractice matters in Lackawanna County.

Mr. O’Neal obtained a complete defense verdict for a healthcare institution client, where a husband and wife alleged damage to their personal property while on the client’s premises. The matter was presided over by The Honorable Alicia J. Farrell, who adjudicated on claims made by both the husband and wife, and considered testimony of all parties, including several eye witnesses.

A team of attorneys led by Mr. O’Neal secured a complete dismissal of a claim for a New Jersey-based physician client in a medical malpractice matter involving eight other facilities and physicians. The defense strategy centered on the care and treatment provided exceeding the standard of care and not relating to any alleged malpractice. In order to preserve our client’s reputation, Burns White attorneys requested a dismissal which was later granted.

Note: The results obtained in a particular case are, of course, always heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.