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JVM Secures the Largest Jury Verdict for Medical Malpractice in 2021

In March of 2021, a Greene County jury awarded more than $34 million to the family of an infant born with severe medical problems at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. This award has been named the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of Missouri last year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a legal trade publication that follows the state’s legal industry. JVM does not shy away from a tough fight.

Birth Injuries

JUSTICE FOR BRODY KENDRICK AND THE PEOPLE OF SPRINGFIELD

Recent $34M Verdict Is One of the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts in Missouri In 2014, Katie Chittenden was in labor at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, joyfully anticipating the birth of her child, Brody Kendrick. During labor, the staff at CoxHealth gave Katie increasing doses of the drug Pitocin, causing her contractions to become so frequent and severe that baby Brody was deprived of oxygen in the womb. Brody’s lack

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Justice for All

Dating back hundreds of years, trial lawyers have believed that justice is a basic human right. As the centuries passed from the dark ages to the age of enlightenment, from governments ruled by kings and emperors to those where the people became free to decide who their leaders would be, the notion of what justice means has also evolved. In the years before Christ, ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated the

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Attorney Scott J. Vorhees Awarded as “10 Best in Missouri for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Congratulations to Attorney Scott J. Vorhees on receiving a “10 Best in Missouri for Client Satisfaction” award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys! Each year, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) recognizes the top lawyers in each state for their excellence in providing service and support to injury victims. Attorneys can be nominated for “10 Best” award consideration by other lawyers and clients, or identified through

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Johnson Vorhees & Martucci Participates in CASA Program

At Johnson Vorhees & Martucci, our community means a lot to us, which is why we are major advocates for community volunteer work. It gives us great pride to know that our employees are taking the lead as servants within their respective communities. The CASA program is one of the great volunteer opportunities our JVM family participates in. CASA really stands out to us as an incredible volunteer effort because

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A Joyful Christmas: JVM Partners with Lafayette House

We believe that a community is strongest when all its members support each other. We make it our mission each year to better our community in every way possible. For the past few years we have partnered with Lafayette House to bring Christmas to their clients. Lafayette House is a sanctuary for individuals in unfortunate circumstances. As we have all gone through rough times in life, we understand how important

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Win $1M Verdict in Bonetti Case

Friday, October 11, 2019, was the third anniversary of Chef Marcel Bonetti’s death. It was also the day a jury in St. Charles County, Missouri found fault on the part of Dr. Peter McCarthy, M.D., an emergency department physician at Barnes Jewish St. Peters hospital, for his passing. Case Background Marcel Bonetti, a renowned Springfield chef, died five days after undergoing a straightforward umbilical hernia repair. He returned to the

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Presents 2nd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Event

Last year, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci had the honor of being the title sponsor for the first-ever Wine, Women & Shoes event that benefitted The Victim Center. This year, we are proud to be acting as the event’s presenter and key sponsor! Important information about the 2nd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes charitable event: Date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Oasis Convention Center and

Birth Injuries

Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Wins $7.68 Million Verdict for Birth Injury Client

The Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci trial team of attorneys Roger Johnson, Scott Vorhees and Tati Scholfield-Johnson, along with paralegal Rusty Johnson, nurse consultant Pam Thurman and IT specialist Jeff Allender, had the great honor of speaking for a three year old – Warren H. – before a Jasper County, Missouri, jury from September 3-17. Shout out to a hard-working jury who cared about finding and speaking the truth – with

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What Sets Us Apart

If you are reading this, most likely you or a loved one have suffered a serious personal injury and need an experienced team of lawyers who can give you the advice and assistance that you need. But your internet search has taken you to a barrage of very slick web sites created by highly paid advertising companies, and you need help sorting through all of them. This blog will try

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