Representative Work

$280,000 Jury Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case (January 18, 2017)

On January 18, 2017, Hamilton Law Firm LLC obtained a $280,000.00 jury verdict in a legal malpractice lawsuit for Power Control Devices, Inc., an Olathe company specializing in the manufacture of electronic devices.   The underlying litigation involved a breach of contract lawsuit against Orchid Engineering, Technologies and Consulting in the Boston, Massachusetts area.  After PCD’s case had been pending for almost two years, Orchid filed a motion for summary judgment contending the lawsuit was not filed before the statutes of limitation expired.  The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts agreed, dismissing Power Control’s claims as untimely.  Hamilton Law firm sued Power Control’s attorney in the underlying litigation, Michael “Mick” Lerner, for legal malpractice.  After a seven day jury trial in Johnson County Kansas District Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Power Control.  PCD Verdict Form 2617

$2.1 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case (April 10, 2015)

Attorneys Michael Hodges of Hodges Law Firm and Patrick Hamilton of Hamilton Law Firm obtained a $2.1 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Johnson County, Kansas on April 10, 2015.  The case involved an endometrial ablation procedure with a Boston Scientific Hydro Thermal Ablation (HTA) device that circulates 194º F saline solution throughout the uterus for 10 minutes to burn off the lining of the uterus.  During the procedure, the defendant doctor punctured plaintiff’s uterine wall which allowed the scalding liquid to escape into plaintiff’s abdominal cavity causing severe burns to plaintiff’s intestines.  Approximately two feet of plaintiff’s intestines had to be surgically removed, which forced the plaintiff to wear a colostomy bag for approximately one year.  Lundeen Verdict 42115

Butts v. Tyco Healthcare Group LP, No. 1:06-CV-1377, 2008 WL 80357 (N.D. Ga. January 7, 2008)

Butts v. Tyco Healthcare Group LP, No. 1:06-CV-1377, 2008 WL 80357 (N.D. Ga. January 7, 2008) (Defense of medical device company in personal injury case).

Nealy v. United States Surgical Corporation, 587 F. Supp.2d 579 (S.D.N.Y 2008)

Nealy v. United States Surgical Corporation, 587 F. Supp.2d 579 (S.D.N.Y 2008) (Defense of medical device company in wrongful death case).

Greenawalt v. Philp Rosenau Co. Inc., 471 F. Supp.2d 531 (E.D. Pa. 2007)

Greenawalt v. Philp Rosenau Co. Inc., 471 F. Supp.2d 531 (E.D. Pa. 2007) (Defense of chemical manufacture; plaintiff alleged leukemia caused by benzene exposure).

Frederick v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. II, No. 05-2085-JWL, 2005 WL 1522147 (D. Kan. June 28, 2005)

Frederick v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. II, No. 05-2085-JWL, 2005 WL 1522147 (D. Kan. June 28, 2005) (Consumer class action regarding defective Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes).

Frederick v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. I, No. 05-2085-JWL, 2005 WL 1319135 (D. Kan. May 12, 2005)

Frederick v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. I, No. 05-2085-JWL, 2005 WL 1319135 (D. Kan. May 12, 2005) (Consumer class action regarding defective Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes).

Canaan v. Bartee II, 276 Kan. 116, 72 P.3d 911, cert. denied, 124 S.Ct. 962 (2003)

Canaan v. Bartee II, 276 Kan. 116, 72 P.3d 911, cert. denied, 124 S.Ct. 962 (2003) (Legal malpractice case).

Mitchell v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 271 Kan. 684, 24 P.3d 711 (2001)

Mitchell v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 271 Kan. 684, 24 P.3d 711 (2001) (Insurance coverage dispute in car accident case).

Canaan v. Bartee I, 272 Kan. 720, 35 P.3d 841 (Kan. 2001)

Canaan v. Bartee I, 272 Kan. 720, 35 P.3d 841 (Kan. 2001) (Legal malpractice case).

Turman v. Ameritruck Refrigerated Transport, Inc., 125 F.Supp.2d 444 (D. Kan. 2000)

Turman v. Ameritruck Refrigerated Transport, Inc., 125 F.Supp.2d 444 (D. Kan. 2000) (Settlement of wrongful death car accident claim on behalf of plaintiff).

French v. Selden, 59 F. Supp.2d 1152 (D. Kan. 1999)

French v. Selden, 59 F. Supp.2d 1152 (D. Kan. 1999) (Legal malpractice case).

Tank v. Chronister,160 F.3d597 (10th Cir. 1998)

Tank v. Chronister,160 F.3d597 (10th Cir. 1998) (Wrongful death/medical malpractice case on behalf of plaintiff).

Wolfgang v. Mid-American Motorsports, Inc., 111 F.3d 1515 (10th Cir. 1997)

Wolfgang v. Mid-American Motorsports, Inc., 111 F.3d 1515 (10th Cir. 1997) ($1.2 million verdict for race car driver upheld on appeal).  

Compton v. Subaru of America, Inc.,82 F.3d 1513, cert. denied, (10th Cir.), 117 S.Ct. 611 (1996)

Compton v. Subaru of America, Inc.,82 F.3d 1513, cert. denied, (10th Cir.), 117 S.Ct. 611 (1996) ($6.5 million verdict against auto manufacture upheld on appeal).