Tony Lauria was invited to speak at a Business of Dentistry Seminar on September 13, 2018. In his presentation, he spoke about dental malpractice, how to prevent it, what to do if it happens and recordkeeping.
In March 2018, Ray Gates and Robert Smith defended a Las Vegas periodontist with the jury determining no violation of the standard of care during the dental treatment of the plaintiff.
We are pleased to announce that Artak Paskevichyan has joined our Sacramento Office as an Associate. Artak received his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, in 2015. In May 2016, he was admitted to the California State bar. Artak will primarily focus on civil litigation practice emphasizing automobile personal injury defense, premise liability defense, medical malpractice defense, general and tort liability defense, and professional negligence liability defense.
In January 2018, Anthony Lauria and Paul Cardinale successfully defended and obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Fourth Judicial District Court in Elko, Nevada. The case involved a bowel perforation during exploratory laparoscopy.
In November 2017, Ray Gates obtained a directed verdict in favor of a general dentist after plaintiff failed to prove their allegations of negligent dental treatment. The case was tried in the Eight Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In June 2017, Tony Lauria and Brian Rosenthal successfully defended a pain management physician in a medical malpractice matter in the Sutter County Superior Court in Yuba City, California. The case involved paraplegia following placement of intrathecal catheter. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.
In March 2017, Tony Lauria and Robert Smith successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon in a case involving nerve injury during carpal tunnel surgery. The matter was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In December 2016, Tony Lauria and Robert Smith defended a physician and physician’s assistant in an alleged opioid medication overdose death. The matter was tried in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Pahrump, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.
In August 2016, Ray Gates defended at trial an owner and driver of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleged significant injuries as a result of this accident. Ray learned prior to trial that plaintiff had been involved in several other accidents and slip and falls resulting in other lawsuits both prior to and after the subject accident, none of which were disclosed by plaintiff in pre-trial discovery or in trial testimony. Ray was able to provide documentation to the court of these prior lawsuits and injuries, proved that plaintiff had committed perjury, and ultimately obtained a directed verdict of dismissal by the court after plaintiff’s case in chief. The court also referred the plaintiff for criminal prosecution. The case was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In May 2016, Ray Gates and Paul Cardinale successfully defended Renown Regional Medical Center and two of its physicians in a case filed in the Second Judicial District Court in Reno, Nevada. The matter involved an allegation of a failure to diagnose an aortic dissection. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.