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Prominent Beverly Hills Law Firm Awarded $16.5 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict
Date:2/1/2010

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ervin Cohen & Jessup, a prominent Beverly Hills, California law firm, announced today that David Bricker, Of Counsel to the firm, won a $16.5-million verdict on behalf of his clients last Friday, January 29, 2010, in a medical malpractice case —Hughes vs. Pham— tried before the Honorable Harold W. Hopp of the Riverside Superior Court and a jury panel of 12.

Bricker, lead counsel for plaintiffs Trent and Lisa Hughes, said the jury found Christopher Pham, DO, a neurosurgeon, negligent for failing to provide timely and appropriate medical care to Trent Hughes in November, 2003. The jury, which deliberated for more than eight hours, rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes on all counts, except for one, loss of consortium, where one juror held out because she did not think the amount of the award was sufficient to adequately compensate Mrs. Hughes.

"We are very pleased that the jury found in favor of our clients," said Bricker, who tried the case with co-counsel, Burt Rosenblatt of Eli Bettini Ulman & Rosenblatt in Phoenix, Ariz. "The jurors certainly understood how hard it was to put a price tag on the pain and suffering Trent and Lisa have endured for the past seven years—misery they will continue to endure for the rest of their lives."

According to court documents, Hughes was on an off-road vehicle excursion with friends and family in Glamis, Ariz. on November 2, 2003, when he hit
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