The Firm's Work was Crucial in Obtaining $74.5 Million Award in Medical Malpractice Trial

Attorneys Philip Michels and Jin Lew, were recognized in the April 26, 2012 edition of the Daily Journal for their work in one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in California's history.

A San Luis Obispo jury awarded $74.5 million to a couple whose daughter's birth was mishandled, resulting in her developing cerebral palsy. The unprecedented award includes $53 million for the child's future medical expenses and $10 million for loss of future earnings. According to Nicholas C. Rowley with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP, one of the attorneys who is representing the family, "Our clients never wanted to sue Dr. Haupt or the hospital...[but the] insurance companies insisted that this case be tried by a jury." Mr. Rowley also noted the invaluable role that Mr. Michels Mr. Lew played in the legal process.