Navigation Links
Los Angeles Daily Journal Names Richardson & Patel Verdict Top in the State of California for 2007
Date:1/31/2008

$96 Million Jury Verdict Secured by Business Law Firm That Took on Medical

Malpractice Case for a Child of Firm's Partner

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Richardson & Patel, LLP, a business law firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York City announced today that the Los Angeles Daily Journal newspaper named the firm's $96 million judgment against Verdugo Hills Hospital as the largest jury verdict in the State of California for 2007.

Notable on several levels, this verdict was the first medical malpractice case for the firm, which specializes in corporate and securities law. Moreover, the plaintiff, four-year-old Aidan Leung, is the son of partner Kevin Leung, head of the firm's Asia Practice Group.

The case was tried by Luan K. Phan, Richardson & Patel's Managing Partner of Litigation and a Loyola Law School classmate of Mr. Leung. Mr. Phan found himself going head-to-head against top med mal trial firms and walking away with a decisive victory.

Though their work tends toward securities and corporate law matters, Mr. Leung's fellow partners agreed to champion Aidan's case after he suffered severe brain damage from kernicterus, a preventable neurological disorder caused by severe jaundice. The hospital failed to diagnose, warn, or treat Aidan properly and its negligence proved devastating. Aidan cannot walk, talk, sit or stand. He has normal intelligence, but is a prisoner trapped in a body that does not work.

After years of contentious litigation, and six weeks of trial, on July 2, a jury from the conservative Glendale courthouse awarded Aidan over $96 million in future damages, with a present value of $15 million.

"I am a business litigator first and foremost" said Mr. Phan, Managing Partner of Richardson & Patel's Litigation Department. "But when my friend and partner asked me to take on his son's case, I couldn't let him down. We decided as a firm that we would commit ourselves to protect one of our own."

As a result of the jury's verdict, Aidan's parents will have substantial funds to pay for the intense medical care he will require for the rest of his life.

About Richardson & Patel, LLP

The law firm of Richardson & Patel, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, focuses on corporate & securities law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and business, securities & employment litigation. Richardson & Patel's entrepreneurial spirit and competitive strength lie in its ability to blend its understanding of capital markets with its grasp for complex legal issues. As a valued business partner to numerous emerging growth clients, Richardson & Patel has mastered the art of business and the science of law to deliver Business Minds for Legal Matters.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Richardson & Patel, LLP
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cardiac Science Completes Deployment of AEDs With Los Angeles County Fire Department
2. Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles
3. Construction Begins on Los Angeles First New Continuing Care Retirement Community Facility in Over a Decade
4. Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS
5. Run-in-a-Million Run from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Raise Awareness About AIDS and HIV Testing
6. AIDS Healthcare Foundations Role in the City of Los Angeles HIV Testing Initiative
7. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Partners With AltaMed Health Services to Launch City of Los Angeles HIV Testing Initiative
8. Los Angeles Port Pollution, Intl Trade & Goods Movement Conference This Weekend
9. New Gallup Survey Finds Half of Los Angeles Area Residents Have Taken in a Near-Homeless Person, One-Third Fear Homelessness Themselves
10. United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Fannie Mae Foundation Announce 3000 Marchers for HomeWalk 2007
11. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Turns Off the Tap With Green Earth Waterless Carwash
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as ... believes that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) ... obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events ... in more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings ... the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event ... that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)...  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) reported ... required to build a strong and stable market for ... on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities that ... the Company, but shareholders and market players as well. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ANDOVER, Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now ... portable PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... PFT testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ... CA , can get any needed testing done in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: