With more than 25 years of legal experience, Lloyd Bell has built a sterling courtroom record and recovered millions of dollars for medical malpractice victims. A veteran of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Bell founded his own law firm in 1999 and is consistently recognized as one of the top attorneys in his field. Over the past five years, Bell won more seven- and eight-figure verdicts for his clients in medical malpractice cases than any other attorney in the state of Georgia, including a $15 million verdict against a large Atlanta hospital group in 2016 and a record-breaking $26 million verdict against a Columbus hospital in 2017. Bell is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society, a group of distinguished trial lawyers dedicated to the principles of education. Bell is also board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in the field of medical malpractice
Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Closing Argument, & Rebuttal
In this medical malpractice case, Michael Barbour suffered serious injury during a routine cardiac stress test, when a nurse failed to confirm the placement of a catheter in Michael’s arm before injecting contrast material into the catheter. The catheter had in fact moved outside of the vein into the soft tissues in his lower arm. When the nurse injected the contrast, it spread into the soft tissues outside of the blood vessels leading to the development of a debilitating and permanent condition known as complex regional pain syndrome (“CRPS”). The case went to trial and resulted in a verdict of $4,470,903. This case had it all – spoliation sanctions, drama, deceit and most importantly, a just outcome that survived appellate review. We will examine the various elements of the trial that led a jury in a no offer case to return one of largest medical malpractice verdicts in a decade.