Firm Wins Record-Setting $8.235 Million Jury Verdict in Federal Police Misconduct Trial.

We are honored to announced that the a federal jury in New Bern, N.C. on September 25, 2019 returned a unanimous verdict for our client in a police misconduct civil rights trial. The verdict has been reported and is believed to be the largest law enforcement civil rights jury verdict in North Carolina history. The jury found that Wake County Sheriff's deputies violated our client's rights by committing an unlawful search, unlawful arrest, excessive force, unjustified deadly force, and malicious prosecution, all arising from a traffic stop incident occurring in Apex, N.C. in July 2013. Attorneys Robert Zaytoun and Matt Ballew tried the case along with co-counsel. News of the record-setting verdict was widely reported in the media. … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor Win $5 Million Jury Verdict In Car Crash Trial.

The law firm is proud to announce that on May 7, 2019, Robert Zaytoun, Matt Ballew, and John Taylor won a $5 million jury verdict in Cumberland County, N.C. for a man who was injured in a car crash caused by a falling ladder on the interstate. The impact forces from the crash caused the plaintiff to suffer a permanent brain injury and right eye blindness. Zaytoun, Ballew and Taylor presented the testimony of five different treating physicians to support the full extent of the young man's injuries to the jury. The attorneys tried the case without introducing evidence of any medical expenses or lost wages, and instead focused on the real and permanent human losses suffered by the client. News of the tremendous verdict was covered by … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor Featured in NC Lawyers Weekly for $1.1 Million Settlement in Boating Accident Case

The boating accident attorneys at Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor achieved a $1.1 million settlement for the estate of a man killed in tragic boat crash off the North Carolina coast. The settlement was featured in a recent issue of NC Lawyers Weekly. The Lawyers Weekly article describes the case facts leading to the settlement, and can be seen below: … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor Win $4.4 Million in Wake Tech Bridge Collapse Settlements.

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor law firm was recently featured in NC Lawyers Weekly for achieving $4.4 million in combined settlements for construction workers in claims involving the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Wake Technical Community College. Tragically, one of the workers was killed in the bridge collapse and four others were injured while working on the construction of the bridge in November 2014. The construction accident attorneys at Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor successfully litigated the cases for several years, ultimately reaching numerous separate settlements on behalf of their clients. More details on the cases and the settlement can be found in the NC Lawyers Weekly article here . … [Read more...]

PJ Puryear joins Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor as Of Counsel, Featured in NC Lawyers Weekly

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor is very pleased to announce the addition of PJ Puryear as Of Counsel with the Firm. Mr. Puryear brings over a decade of trial and appellate experience to our firm, including trying cases in state and federal court, before the American Arbitration Association and the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. His complex commercial litigation practice has included cases involving contractual disputes, intra-corporate disputes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty, and derivative claims. His practice will now expand into civil rights, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and maritime law. Our expanded team at Zaytoun Ballew & … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor, PLLC Wins NC Supreme Court Victory to Uphold $5.5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

On September 25, 2020, in Savino v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued a 5-1 ruling in favor of the Plaintiff in a medical negligence lawsuit, reinstating a $5.5 million dollar jury verdict that had previously been set aside by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The plaintiff in the case, Anthony Savino, died of a heart attack after the hospital prematurely discharged him from its emergency department. Savino’s estate brought a medical negligence action against the hospital on the theories that it was negligent in providing medical care and performing its administrative duties. The jury found the hospital acted with reckless disregard for the safety of the patient – a finding that … [Read more...]