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CLG - Litigating Civil Cases:  Medical Malpractice & Negligence Defense, General Litigation
Corneille Law Group, LLC is a law firm created for the purpose of litigating civil cases. While many firms boast of being "litigators", they provide only vague reference to actual trial performance. At Corneille Law Group we stand ready to prepare and try your case, and believe our trial record and experience is a testament to our ability to efficiently prepare cases for successful resolution. In addition, effective trial skills and the willingness to enter the courtroom often result in better settlements for those clients who prefer to negotiate a pre-trial settlement.

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Litigating Civil Defense Cases in Wisonsin

Latest Trials & Appellate Decisions

Martin v. M.D. et. al. Insurance Company, et al.
Decision Date: 09/15/13
Case No: 09-CV-3725
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Dane County
Jury Trial

In this medical negligence case, CLG successfully defended an anesthesiologist who performed radiofrequency ablation on a patient who suffered head drop following the procedure. Plaintiffs claimed the physician negligently performed the procedure since motor stimulation had not been utilized as a precautionary measure. Plaintiffs argued that subsequent head drop could have been prevented had the precautionary measure been taken. Failure to obtain informed consent was also alleged and centered on discharge instructions provided to the plaintiff which indicated that motor stimulation would be done. The defendant physician and defense experts testified that motor stimulation did not need to be performed in order to meet the standard of care and had it been used, it would not have altered the outcome. In final arguments, plaintiffs sought damages in excess of $10,000,000. After a 7 day trial, the jury found the physician not negligent and no damages were awarded.

Steele, et al. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, et al.
Decision Date: 06/20/12
Case No: 09-CV-1137
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Rock County
Jury Trial

In this case, the Corneille Law Group defended the driver of a motor vehicle in a lawsuit arising from a rear-end collision with a motorcycle. The lawsuit involved two plaintiffs, both of whom claimed to have suffered head, neck, back and shoulder injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle they were riding on. In closing argument, plaintiffs requested a total award of $496,768.11 - $571,768.11. This was comprised of $244,790.79 in medical expenses, $26,977.32 in lost wages and a request for $225,000 - $300,000 in pain and suffering. Ultimately, the jury followed the recommendation of defense counsel and awarded plaintiffs $6,377.20 in lost wages and $55,364.25 in medical expenses. Neither plaintiff was awarded anything for pain and suffering.

Vander Geest v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, et al.
Decision Date: 05/02/12
Case No: 10-CV-2640
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Rock County
Jury Trial

In this case, the Corneille Law Group defended a driver alleged to have injured plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident. Specifically, plaintiff claimed to have incurred $23,587.45 in past medical expenses as a result of neck, back, shoulder and throat injuries she allegedly sustained in the accident. In addition, plaintiffís treating neurologist initially supported a claim for $225,957.60 in future medical expenses based upon the contention that plaintiff suffered a neurologic injury to her neck. However, the neurologist later retracted this opinion at trial after being shown pre-accident records he had not reviewed. In closing argument, plaintiff requested a total award of $399,545. The jury awarded plaintiff $62,000.

Thurber v. M.D.
Decision Date: 04/17/2012
Case No. 10-CV-121
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Dodge County
Jury Trial
In this wrongful death medical negligence case, CLG successfully defended an obstetrician/gynecologist against claims that he negligently performed a D&C procedure causing perforations of the patientís uterus and bowel, and negligently failed to timely diagnose the perforations post-operatively, resulting in the patientís death. The plaintiffs sought damages in excess of $1.5 million. The defense argued that perforation was an unfortunate but known complication from such a procedure, and that the physician timely identified the complication and it was appropriately repaired. The patient was recovering from the aforementioned complications when a different physician performed a thoracentesis and punctured the patientís aorta, resulting in her death. A key issue in the case was expected to be whether the initial perforation by the defendant physician was a cause of the patientís death. However, the jury never reached the issue of causation and found, after a five-day trial, that the physician was not negligent.

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