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...]

Zaytoun Law Firm to hold town hall meeting on Ocracoke for those affected by the Outer Banks power outage. Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 8/29/17, from 5-7pm at Ocracoke Community Center.

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Ocracoke Observer features article by Robert Zaytoun discussing the rights of individuals and businesses affected by the Outer Banks power outage.

Posted by Ocracoke Observer Aug. 17, 2017: A lawyer’s perspective on the power outage claims ON AUGUST 17, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) The normally packed summer streets of Ocracoke were quiet Aug. 1 during the week-long visitor evacuation July 28 to Aug. 4. Photo: C. Leinbach Editor’s note: Robert Zaytoun of the Zaytoun Law Firm, Raleigh, contacted the Ocracoke Observer recently about the aftermath of the power outage that occurred July 27 when PCL Construction crews building the new Bonner Bridge accidentally damaged the main electrical transmission cables for Hatteras and Ocracoke.  Mr. Zaytoun responds to some of the comments made by Hyde County officials in stories published Aug. 4 and 15 regarding the county’s working with PCL, … [Read more...]

Zaytoun Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit for the Bonner Bridge Power Outage in the Outer Banks, NC

Two North Carolina law firms with strong ties to Eastern North Carolina and the coast, Zaytoun Law firm and Steve E. Lacy, have joined forces and filed a class action lawsuit in Federal Court and will be filing a similar class action lawsuit in Hyde County Superior Court later today related to the Bonner Bridge power outages in the Outer Banks.  Steve Lacy’s Firm has offices in New Bern and Bayboro, and Robert Zaytoun of Zaytoun Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina grew up in New Bern, North Carolina and continues to have strong family ties in New Bern.  His Firm also has a legal association with the Law Firm of Ken McCotter in New Bern.  Mr. McCotter, a former Federal Magistrate Judge, concentrates in admiralty and maritime law in his law … [Read more...]