Author: Chris Mahfouz

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Negligently Discharged

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the 8th Court of Appeals upheld El Paso County trial court’s decision to deny summary judgment in a lawsuit involving Dr. Robert R. Ochoa, an emergency department doctor accused of negligently supervising physician assistant Jose Rincon. Rincon treated the patient, Leticia Avila, in 2016 following a fall, diagnosing her with…

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$46.475 Million Verdict for Beginner Jiu-Jitsu Student Who was Paralyzed by Instructor

On November 29, 2018, 23-year-old Plaintiff Jack Greener was a beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student at Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club in California. Mr. Greener began his training that day under the instruction of 30- year-old instructor Iturralde, who was a second-degree black belt. After a warmup, instructional period, and sparring rotation with another Jiu-Jitsu student, Mr….

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Faulty Seatbelt Leads to $980 Million Verdict Against Mitsubishi

On October 30, 2023, a Philadelphia jury awarded Francis Amagasu a $980 million verdict after the seatbelt in his 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT failed to restrain him during a 45-mph rollover crash. This failure resulted in catastrophic spinal cord injuries, rendering him unable to move his arms or legs. The jury ultimately concluded that Amagasu’s injuries…

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