Jim Lantier Wins Another Medical Malpractice Case

After a two week trial and one hour of deliberations, an Onondaga County jury returned a defense verdict for Jim Lantier and his defendant doctor in an orthopedic malpractice case. Settlement demand was $1.1m with no offer. The case involved a 42 year old tiler/bricklayer who had surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome and “tennis elbow” in both upper extremities. Post op he had complaints of allergic reactions. Second surgery done 6 months later on opposite arm resulted in much worse reaction including alleged CRPS. Plaintiff cLaimed doctor should not have used the same anti-microbial agent and same dressing on the second surgery. The jury rejected that claim and found for the doctor.

NCMIC is a writer of medical malpractice coverage in all 50 states.  We demand the highest level of service from our defense counsel.  Firms that don't meet our expectations are dismissed without hesitation.  Smith Sovik has been providing legal services to NCMIC since 1995.  They are aggressive in defending our cases and responsive to the needs of our insureds and my claims staff.  Kevin Hulslander and Jim Lantier are as good or better than any attorneys we have in the country.

Bruce Beal
Vice President of Claims
NCMIC Insurance Company