$1.85 Million settlement by Mark R. Melrose and Kim Lay with other co-counsel for a man suffering multiple traumatic injuries when a logging truck overturned on a highway spilling logs onto the victim’s automobile.
$800,000 jury verdict by Mark R. Melrose in a botched laparoscopic gallbladder surgery in Burke County (Morganton, NC) when the patient’s common bile duct was cut. The Defendant general surgeon compounded his initial mistake by failing to obtain the family’s informed consent to transfer his patient to a hepatobiliary specialist for the repair, but instead attempted the repair for which he had very little experience. Rector v. Dr. Alan F. Jacks, 10 CVS 1446
Business & Civil Litigation
Melrose, Seago and Lay attorney Mark R. Melrose won a new trial for our client in an opinion recently published by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In the original trial Mr. Fisher had a substantial judgment awarded against him. Mr. Melrose proved that the trial court had erred in that the amount of the award of damages was not supported by the evidence and therefore the Court of Appeals vacated the judgment and remanded the case against Fisher for a new trial. Scheerer v. Fisher, 741 S.E.2d 926 (N.C. Ct. App. 2013)