Client Results, Firm News, General Negligence, Health Care, Indiana, Johnson & Bell

Plaintiff Demands $1M for Fall at Hospital; Court Grants Directed Verdict in Favor of Defendant, Throws out Plaintiff’s Case

March 23, 2023

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Susan K. Swing, and Attorney, Kyle J. Farris, received a directed verdict in favor of their hospital client in a jury trial occurring in Hammond, IN.  In this case, plaintiff claimed she tripped over floor mats and fractured her knee as she entered the hospital.  During opening statements, plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for one million dollars.  When plaintiff’s case concluded, Swing and Farris filed and argued a motion for a directed verdict, maintaining that plaintiff failed to produce any evidence the hospital knew of the condition of the floor mats. The court took the motion under advisement and, during lunch recess, prepared a written order granting the defense’s motion and throwing out the plaintiff’s case.


Swing, Farris Secure Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case Seeking $700K in Damages

View All Insights

Stay Connected

Join our e-newsletter for the latest
from Johnson & Bell.

Related Attorney(s)

Related Service(s)

Related Industry Sector(s)

Johnson & Bell

33 West Monroe Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois
© 2022 Johnson & Bell, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.