Notable Cases & Awards (Page 1 of 3)
Mark Hodges and Charles Cowan successfully defended an emergency department physician in a wrongful death medical malpractice trial that began on September 17, 2018 in Lamar County Circuit Court in Purvis, Mississippi. The patient’s family sued for failure to diagnose a ruptured spleen, which ultimately caused the patient’s death. Plaintiff’s expert witness contended the .. Read More
Wise Carter attorney, Charlie Russell, served as lead trial counsel for Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (d/b/a CN) in a Federal Employers Liability Act matter tried in the District Court of Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Plaintiff claimed he injured his cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as the result of excessive exposure to whole-body vibration, shock, jolts while .. Read More
Wise Carter attorney Charlie Russell served as lead trial counsel for Illinois Central Railroad Company in this Federal Employers Liability Act matter tried in the Circuit Court Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. The Plaintiff alleged he developed bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome while working as an Illinois Central track laborer as the result of unsafe work activities, tools and equipment. Illinois .. Read More
Charles E. Ross and D. Jason Childress recently successfully defended an order granting summary judgment to The Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (“KCSR”) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. U.S. District Court Judge, Sharion Aycock, granted KCSR’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by a motorist who collided with a stationary .. Read More
Charles E. Ross and D. Jason Childress defended their railroad client’s right to a federal forum on the grounds of complete diversity in a lawsuit purportedly brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (the “FELA”) by an employee of an independent contractor performing bridge repairs on the railroad’s line. As a general rule, defendants are statutorily barred .. Read More
Charles E. Ross and D. Jason Childress recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in favor of a railroad company in a lawsuit brought by a motorist who collided with a stationary train at a public grade crossing in West Point, Mississippi. .. Read More
No. 2015-FC-01317-SCT (Miss. Mar. 24, 2016) – Filed amicus brief for National Rifle Association in successful effort to uphold statutory protections for owners of firearms.
In March, 2016, Mark Caraway and Kimberly Howland prevailed in a jury trial in which they defended two family practice physicians and their clinic against allegations of medical negligence. Plaintiffs claimed the death of their mother was causally related to a blood transfusion ordered and managed by the two doctors. The defense contended that the defendants did not breach the applicable medical .. Read More
D. Jason Childress and Kimberly Howland’s successful defense of a medical malpractice claim was featured in the March 9th issue of The Voice, DRI’s weekly e-newsletter.
D. Jason Childress and Kimberly Howland successfully defended a medical malpractice claim against an internist related to his treatment of a patient’s deep vein thrombosis with anti-coagulation therapy, which therapy included the drug Coumadin. The plaintiff claimed the internist negligently prescribed Coumadin and, subsequently, failed to properly monitor the patient, resulting in a brain .. Read More
Wise Carter lawyers secured a victory at the Supreme Court of Mississippi as counsel for the Mississippi Legislature. The Legislature has proposed to the voters a constitutional amendment called Alternative Measure No. 42A concerning an effective system of free public schools. The Circuit Court of Hinds County changed the title of that proposed amendment, a title which had been drafted by Attorney .. Read More
Wise Carter attorneys Charles H. Russell, III and George H. Ritter won an appeal of a jury verdict in a Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) personal injury suit filed against Illinois Central Railroad Company. Luther McLain sued Illinois Central alleging that Illinois Central’s negligence exposed him to repeated trauma over the course of his 32-year career causing him to .. Read More
Gaye Nell Currie successfully prosecuted the appeal of a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals case in Louisiana. Gaye Nell represented a nursing home client in a negligence case filed in Vidalia, LA. The District Court denied our motion to dismiss based upon an exception of lack of jurisdiction. Wise Carter appealed and the Appellate court reversed the judgement of the District Court and rendered its own .. Read More
Gaye Nell Currie and D. Jason Childress successfully defended a medical malpractice claim against an OB-GYN related to a gynecological surgery. The Plaintiff alleged that she suffered permanent nerve injuries due to the OB-GYN’s negligence in his performance of the surgery at issue and in his post-surgical care. Gaye Nell and Jason obtained summary judgment in favor of the OBGYN on the .. Read More
Gaye Nell Currie, Crane D. Kipp, Rex M. Shannon III, and William J. Dukes successfully prosecuted an appeal involving Alliance Healthcare Systems (“Alliance”). In the complaint filed by Superior MRI Services (“Superior”), Superior alleged that Alliance, as successor-in-interest to P & L Contracting (“P&L”), acquired an unfair advantage in placing .. Read More
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