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Announcements

November 21, 2018 – Defense verdict for Miranda Aye and Michelle Taft
Miranda Aye and Michelle Taft obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician whose patient suffered kidney failure after being prescribed an NSAID to treat the pain from a broken rib. Plaintiff alleged medical negligence and wrongful death for prescribing the NSAID after failing to recognize the patient’s chronic kidney disease. After a 3 ½ week trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding that the physician met the standard of care.

October 31, 2018 – Safety Improvements at McCarver Railroad Crossing
On November 18, 2016, one of our beloved employees, Alexandria Lewis, lost her life in a tragic accident at the dangerous McCarver Railroad Crossing near our Tacoma office.  One year prior, a pedestrian lost his life at the same crossing while jogging.  Attorney Phil deMaine took the lead role in advocating for safety improvements at this site.  It was not an easy task, given the complexities of dealing with federal, state, and city laws and regulations.  After nearly two years of tenacious advocacy, we are pleased to announce that safety improvements have been made, including new fencing, a new sidewalk, improved signage, and, most importantly, pedestrian gates to help prevent further pedestrian deaths.  We believe these improvements will make Tacoma safer and ultimately save lives.

September 10, 2018 – Defense verdict for Rando Wick and Michael McDermott.
Rando Wick and Michael McDermott obtained a unanimous defense verdict for a neurosurgeon who had a complication resulting from a bone breaking off a pedicle during lumbar fusion surgery resulting in worsening foot drop.  Plaintiff claimed negligence and a failure to obtain the patient’s informed consent. The defense verdict was obtained within a few hours after submitting the case to the jury. Congratulations Rando and Michael!

August 20, 2018 – JGKMW welcomes Brennen Johnson to our firm.
Brennen Johnson joins JGKMW as an associate in the Tacoma Office. Brennen brings his skills to JGKMW from his recently completed clerkship for U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin H. Settle. Brennen has worked on litigation ranging from personal injury claims to antitrust enforcement actions. Prior to his clerkship, Brennen worked in the Civil Division of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s office while he finished law school at the University of Washington. Welcome Brennen!

August 1, 2018 – Rando Wick recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©

JGKMW is pleased to announce that Rando Wick was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in Seattle. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Congratulations Rando!

June 1, 2018 – JGKMW Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
JGKMW would like to congratulate the seven attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Super Lawyers: John Graffe, Rando Wick, Ketia Wick, Donna Moniz
Rising Stars: Miranda Aye, Michael McDermott, Katherine Bozzo

 

 

April 5, 2018 – Defense Verdict for Ketia Wick.
Congratulations to Ketia Wick and the rest of the JGKMW team for a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room physician. The case alleged medical negligence and wrongful death for a failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism.

March 1, 2018 – JGKMW welcomes Aida Babahmetovic to our firm.
Aida Babahmetovic joins JGKMW as an associate in the Seattle Office. Aida brings her skills and experience to the Pacific Northwest from Kentucky where she worked for a national healthcare system as a compliance manager. Aida has combined experience in civil litigation and corporate compliance. Prior to joining the corporate sector, Aida independently represented multi-national corporations and employers in labor and employment matters as well as insurance defense claims.

January 1, 2018 – Michael McDermott promotion to Partner.
Michael McDermott was promoted to Partner effective January 1, 2018. He has been with JGKMW since 2011 and is an experienced litigator. His practice focuses on the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice cases and assisting physicians in Department of Health regulatory matters. Congratulations Michael!

Representative Cases 

Defense verdict for emergency room physician in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism.

Defense verdict for dentist in dental malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent post-extraction dental care.

Defense verdict for dentist in dental malpractice lawsuit alleging trigeminal nerve injury and failure to obtain informed consent.

Defense verdict for large hospital in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging wrongful death following a complex cardiac procedure with post-surgical complications.

Defense verdict for primary care physician in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging wrongful death from failure to diagnose skin cancer.

Directed verdict for large hospital in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging failure to diagnose a median nerve injury and lost chance of a better outcome.

Defense verdict in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging wrongful life as the result of in utero exposure to an antiepileptic drug prescribed to control epilepsy.

Defense verdict for nurse midwife in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging significant nerve impairment following a brachial plexus injury in a newborn.

Defense verdict for large hospital in a case alleging discrimination against deaf plaintiffs for failure to timely provide an interpreter for health care services.

Defense verdict for nurse midwives in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging failure to document an obstetric patient’s request for no male examiners or physicians during labor.

Defense verdict for gynecological surgeon in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent care following a post-operative bleed.