Session I – Medical Malpractice Depositions and Cross-Examination: How to Pin Down Your Adversary – Brett A. Panter
Join Brett A. Panter as he breaks down how to construct and prepare for depositions in Medical Malpractice cases. The seminar includes, but is not limited to, dynamic techniques to take the depositions of adverse parties in medical malpractice, as well as a segment on pain and suffering, and general damages for all types of catastrophic injury cases. A portion of a cross-examination will be discussed.
Key topics to be discussed:
Dynamic techniques to take the depositions of adverse parties in medical malpractice matters
Pain and Suffering: General damages for all types of catastrophic injury cases
How to establish critical elements with respect to the standard of care
Critical elements with respect to the applicable medicine in a specific medical malpractice case
Tools for medical malpractice cases where cross-examination and pinning down adversary is necessary
Session II – Wrongful Death and Survivors Actions in Medical Malpractice Cases – Mark S. Kardos
This portion of the seminar will address Wrongful Death and Survivors Actions in Medical Malpractice Cases. We will differentiate the recoverable damages in each claim and discuss the required proofs and evidence necessary to prevail.
Key topics to be discussed:
Key provisions of the “M” Care Act
Maximizing damages based on the Roettgers case
Changes in requirements for proving “causation“
Discussion of recent jury verdicts
Session III – Legal Ethics – Alfred W. Schneble III
The last session will be overseen by Mr. Alfred W. Schneble III. This one-hour seminar on ethics will include topics such as avoiding conflicts of interest, attorney fees, obligations to clients, and upholding client confidentiality.
Key topics to be discussed:
Avoiding conflicts of interest
Obligations to clients
Upholding client confidentiality
Date: September 27, 2022
Brett A. Panter | Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Brett A. Panter as a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and primarily practices in the area of Complex Civil Litigation including, but not limited to, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Neglect, Product Liability, Premises Liability, and Aviation Litigation.
Mr. Panter achieved a structured settlement with a guaranteed payout of $20,000,000 in a confidential settlement of a medical malpractice case wherein a minor child suffered a hypoxic brain injury and remained severely damaged for the rest of her life. He was lead counsel in Brown v. Alba-Martinez, M.D., a medical malpractice case, and on October 30, 2009, a jury rendered $8.5 million verdict. At age 30, Brett Panter was lead counsel Stark, West and Clay v. Alamo Rent a Car, where a jury rendered a $7.7 million verdict. That verdict was upheld on appeal in Clay v. Alamo, 586 So.2d 394 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991). After all appeals were exhausted Alamo paid the families over $9.5 million. Mr. Panter also served as lead counsel in Garcia v. Florida Erectors, Inc., a construction accident case. On May 22, 2009, a jury found a subcontractor negligent and rendered a verdict of $3.6 million.
Mr. Panter was also lead counsel in American Aerial Lift, Inc. v. Perez, 629 So.2d 169 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993), rev. denied, 637 So.2d 233 (Fla. 1994), in which a jury rendered a $1.7 million verdict. The Perez case was appealed to the Supreme Court. Mr. Panter’s closing arguments in the cases of Stark and Perez were published nationally. As lead counsel in Del Risco v. Industrial Affiliates, Ltd., 556 So.2d 1148 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990), Mr. Panter obtained a jury verdict for his client in the amount of $1.5 million. He was counsel in the worker’s compensation trial of Aelion v. City of Sunny Isles Beach and PGCS, JCC 17-004278JIJ (October 26, 2017). The case resulted in a victory providing multimillion of dollars’ worth of medical benefits for Mr. Aelion. At the same time, a third-party case was prosecuted and was settled a few days before trial. The terms of the confidential settlement cannot be revealed.
Mr. Panter was achieved many other settlements in complex claims resulting in recoveries greater than $1 million. Please see www.panterlaw.com for more information.
In 2007, he was nominated to be a member of Super Lawyers, an organization limited to five percent of practicing lawyers in any one state and that elects members from peer groups. In 2008, Brett A. Panter was invited to be a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. He is an Executive Leadership Committee Member of the 2020 Light The Night® Walk for The Southern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer.
Brett A. Panter is the founding and principal partner of the firm of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. The firm currently consists of 6 attorneys and 12 support staff and multiple independent contractors. The firm has handled cases throughout the southeastern United States and it has had significant involvement in class action cases.
Mark S. Kardos | Kardos & Goch
Mark S. Kardos practices in the areas of Personal Injury law. He has practiced exclusively in this field for 42 years. In the first 14 years of practice, he was retained by insurance companies. Since 1990 he has only represented Plaintiffs.
Mr. Kardos has been selected by lawyers to act as a Mediator, Arbitration Chairman, or sole arbitrator in over 2,300 cases. The cases include uninsured/underinsured motorist arbitrations as well as cases removed from Common Pleas Court and into a binding ADR. At the present time, Mark presides over cases approximately three times per week. Mark serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia Court of Commons Pleas.
Mark has a Martindale-Hubbell Legal Ability Rating of “A” (Very High to Preeminent), the highest evaluation offered. His General Ethical Standards Rating is “V” (Very High).
Mr. Kardos has litigated over 100 cases to trial and verdict.
Many of the verdicts have been reported in newspapers and law journals, including “The Pennsylvania Jury Reporter” and “The Verdict” (The publication of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association).
Mr. Kardos was an Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Real Estate at Temple University for 12 years. He also taught at Bucks County Community College for three years.
Alfred W. Schneble III | Attorney at Law
Alfred W. (Bud) Schneble III graduated from Marquette University in 1978, followed by his juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University in 1981. Currently licensed in Ohio & Florida, he has practiced pro hac vice trial appearances in Arizona, Indiana & New Mexico. Admissions are to the Dayton Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and The Florida Bar Association, as well as all federal and state courts in Ohio and state courts in Florida.
Mr. Schneble has two offices serving both the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. He has served as an adjunct professor teaching Ethics in the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has served on the Dayton Bar Association’s Ethics Committee for thirteen (13) years. Mr. Schneble has testified as an expert in numerous state and federal court cases on legal malpractice, attorney fees, probate litigation, and civil trial litigation cases.
Session I – Medical Malpractice Depositions and Cross-Examination: How to Pin Down Your Adversary | 10:30am – 12:10pm
Dynamic techniques to take the depositions of adverse parties in medical malpractice matters | 10:30am – 10:50am
Pain and Suffering: General damages for all types of catastrophic injury cases | 10:50am – 11:10am
How to establish critical elements with respect to the standard of care | 11:10am – 11:30am
Break | 11:30am – 11:40am
Critical elements with respect to the applicable medicine in a specific medical malpractice case | 11:40am – 11:55am
Tools for medical malpractice cases where cross-examination and pinning down adversary is necessary | 11:55am – 12:10pm
Session II – Wrongful Death and Survivors Actions in Medical Malpractice Cases | 12:10pm – 1:20pm
Key provisions of the “M” Care Act | 12:10pm – 12:25pm
Maximizing damages based on the Roettgers case | 12:25pm – 12:40pm
Break | 12:40pm – 12:50pm
Changes in requirements for proving “causation” | 12:50pm – 1:05pm
Discussion of recent jury verdicts | 1:05pm – 1:20pm