Recent Verdicts & Results
The attorneys at Wylam & Georgetti have a long track record of success at trial and in negotiating excellent results for their clients.
In July 2022, Paul Wylam obtained a defense verdict at arbitration in a case involving an alleged delay in diagnosing and treating a plaintiff’s paraesophageal hernia with leak following a surgery to repair a hiatal hernia. Utilizing strong expert opinions and despite the plaintiff’s significant injuries and ongoing disability, Paul successfully argued that the plaintiff’s condition was the result of a known risk of surgery and not related to any negligence on the part of our client.
In June 2022, after five days of trial before a Luzerne County jury, attorneys Dominick Georgetti and Mary Montoro successfully obtained the dismissal of all claims against our client, an anesthesiologist. Plaintiff claimed he suffered nerve damage as a result of improper positioning during an open heart surgery and was left with permanent damage to his left hand and arm. Following presentation of the plaintiff’s case in chief, entry of a non-suit was granted based upon argument that plaintiff failed to provide the necessary expert testimony to prove his case.
In April 2022, Mark Sheridan obtained a successful verdict in Lackawanna County where the jury issued a verdict for the plaintiffs in an amount significantly less than that offered prior to and during trial and well below the plaintiff’s demand. The case arose from a unique set of facts where our client was snowplowing a commercial site and struck the plaintiff who was putting chains on his tractor trailer. There was a significant claim for past and future wage loss, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. A total of eight experts testified over the course of this five-day trial.
September 2022: Attorneys Dominick Georgetti & Mary Montoro obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an OB/GYN physician and hospital in a medical malpractice claim filed in Luzerne County. While the jury found negligence on behalf of the co-defendant OB physician, the jury did not find the negligence to be a cause of plaintiff’s injuries. The WG clients-physician and hospital- were not found negligent. Plaintiff was a 30-year-old woman who suffered a ruptured uterus and vulvar hematoma at the time of the delivery of her child. Plaintiff alleged that her two treating OB’s improperly used Pitocin and failed to diagnose and account for an arrest of labor. Plaintiff alleged that improper use of Pitocin and arrest of labor increased the risk for uterine rupture which occurred just minutes prior to her delivering her child. Plaintiff alleged that the defendants should have performed a C-section instead of allowing plaintiff to proceed with a vaginal delivery. Plaintiff argued she unnecessarily was forced to undergo a hysterectomy because of the uterine rupture. Plaintiff alleged that she suffers from permanent incontinence and pelvic pain and an inability to have more children. Dominick and Mary utilized experts, as well as testimony from their OB client and several L & D nurses, to defend the case on negligence and causation. After deliberating for several hours, a jury of twelve returned the verdict.