DALLAS, TX—A $10.1 million Dallas County jury verdict secured by the trial firm Lyons & Simmons LLP against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound has been recognized among the nation’s top verdicts of 2022 by Courtroom View Network.
The case, Adams v. Texas Hospital Partners Flower Mound, LLC d/b/a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, ranked seventh on CVN’s review of the nation’s “Most Impressive Plaintiffs Verdicts of 2022.”
In compiling its listing of the Top 10 cases streamed on its online platform, CVN looked at final jury awards, as well as at potentially challenging facts and possible impact on related litigation. Adams was selected, according to CVN, for Lyons & Simmons’ ability to meet the higher standard of proof for emergency room cases in Texas and for a result that “far surpass[ed] the hospital’s settlement offer.”
Judy “Jessie” Adams suffered significant delays in diagnosis and treatment of an epidural hemorrhage following an epidural steroid injection. Evidence and testimony presented at trial showed how systemic failures to follow hospital policies resulted in numerous breaches of hospital policy and a nearly five-hour delay from the time of Jessie’s initial assessment to emergency surgery, resulting in catastrophic, permanent paralysis of her lower extremities.
Jessie and Rich Adams were represented at trial by Michael Lyons, Chris Carr, Michael Fechner and Stephen Higdon of Lyons & Simmons.