GMR Wins Trial in Brooklyn, NY

GMR Partner Matthew Moroney won a jury trial in Brooklyn, NY. At the trial, the defense stipulated to negligence, and the only issue was whether the plaintiff sustained a serious injury from the car accident. The plaintiff was a 23-year-old woman who underwent shoulder surgery for alleged rotator cuff and labrum tears. She had no prior shoulder problems.  The plaintiff’s medical expert was the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery.  During cross-examination, Matt impeached the credibility of the surgeon.  The surgeon’s medical license was on probation at the time of the procedure. Matt also presented evidence indicating that the surgeon fabricated his findings and the surgery was unnecessary. The jury deliberated for 30 minutes and issued a defense verdict.